I'm still trying to decide if I'm making progress or just throwing cash at a hole in the road.
So, by way of an offering to those feeling ripped in the "drivin" department, here's my brother's car.
Andy's 62' beetle
The car was bought some time back as a runaround for him and his wife. It's an original paint car that was mostly stock aside of dropped spindles, adjuster and a slightly narrowed beam (IIRC). It was running a stock 1300. That motor lunched itself after the car jumped out of 4th gear on the freeway. OUCH!
Just recently it scored a single port 1600 from a generator set. Between the 1600 and the tuckaway exhaust, it's a very fun little car. The single port has lots of torque and the exhaust makes it sound like an old fiat or renault. Euro cool.
We took it out on the freeway for the first time and it goes really nice. As it should too. The motor had done less than 50hours work on the generator set! It is however way too low.
The pan scrapes everywhere and it's pretty awful to ride rough roads in. As it is, it's getting a new gearbox soon along with some linkpins and adjustable spring plates. At the same time it will go up a little.
Then it's time for more drivin'.