I can't help with info on forums for older VW Beetles, but the thread made me think back fondly about my first car — got it as a junior in high school — a 1958 VW bug. I loved that car! It had a ton of miles on it when I bought it, and I drove it all over California and never had a lick of trouble with it. It had a 36-horsepower engine, no seat belts and no gas gauge. When you ran out of gas, you kicked over a lever on the floorboard and you were good to go for another 30 miles. You had to be patient going up hills, but it always got you where you were going and I could tune it up myself. I wish I still had that car. Good luck finding a forum, YankeeBob.
A friend in high school had one that we put back together with aluminum foil and bondo. The passengers side floor was rusted bad the seat was about ready to fall out the bottom. The thing was a death trap. When it was finally time to put it to rust forever, we drained all the oil out of it and started it up. We revved it up a few times and it kept on running like nothing was wrong. So we put a brick on the gas pedal and it sat at about 5500 rpm's. We were just waiting for it to blow. 5 minutes went by and it held strong at 5500 rpm's. Never sputtered or missed a beat. We were set on blowing that engine and just left it running with no oil and full throttle. Had to 15 or 20 minutes into it before we got bored with it and pulled the brick off the pedal. The engine came down to an idle and was purring. We shut it off and my friend listed it in the classifieds section of the local paper and some kid came an bought it. We saw it driving around town a few times after that.
I beat the sh1t out of mine. 17 years old and no fear. Off road, freeway, sidewalk etc. We found an old (abandoned) military tank test track in Renton, Wa. 'bout a mile west of where Jimi Hendricks is burried. Used to go out there and run a few laps. Even 36 HP can be fun! Always had to off road it to get into the place as the county kept digging trenches trying to keep us out. It's a land fill now. Anyway I rolled the car there late one Friday night. It went 1 3/4 times over. We just pushed it back on it's wheels and drove back home to West Seattle. Boy my ol man was PISSED OFF when he saw it!
Don't know vee-dub forums. The first new car I ever bought was a 1973 Super Beetle. Man, I loved that car. Cars have come and gone over the years, but the only one that I still have dreams about is the VW.
I don't know about forums, but I took my 66 bug and my 69 Westfalia camper apart quite a few times and ended up both times with really strong-running motors (two different setups) and really fun vehicles. I'd be willing to help you any way I can-- just let me know!
It figures, with the little flower vase on the dash... I guess, if I ever get one, I'll have to make sure it's black with a nice flame job.... Thanx for deflating my dreams, YankeeBob.(JK) I showed your post to wifey, and she is :roflback: :roflback: :roflback:
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