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Darwin
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:41 pm    Post subject: New Project Reply with quote

Picked this up the other day I have always wanted a buggy but just never got around to it had just about every cool muscle car back in the day except air cooled VW so Far I know that the mill is a AJ054548 and if I am right its a 75 1600 duel port its got a stamp (STX-21) not sure what that is though, Heads are casting # D184 (no Idea if they are good for power)

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think some spacers for the wheels will fix that... looks real sweet!
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Darwin
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It has addapters that give it a bit of space I wasn't sure if I could or should run an extra spacer as well. I am reading up on the wireing wich is the first thing I would like to redo the carbs need a rebiuld but once I get it fired/running to see how the motor is I am going to rip it down and do everything proper. I know there are alot of things that will be a learning curve with VW's apposed to SBC and brit bikes wich is what I am used to.
I am guessing with the rear end set up my travle will be only about 5-6' tops?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darwin wrote:
It has adapters that give it a bit of space I wasn't sure if I could or should run an extra spacer as well.
I would , as long as you have some thread left you should be fine.
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tunks
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool ride,i have been waiting for some one to post in this section.looks like sprint car tires with bead locks in the rear.you have a swing axle,about 5 and half rear travel stock.you could turn up the spring plates and get normal rear shocks to give you a little more clearance from tires.travel all depends on where or how your going to drive it.here is a link to my tube chassis mines orange
http://www.vvwc.ca/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=8259
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Darwin
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks guys, I figuered I had about 5" in the rear but there are no spring plates or not what I have seen in most. Most of the swing axl buggys I have seen seem to have a torsion tube etc.. this has none just a pivoting plate and the shocks. I plan on useing it for getting into my hunting spots and just ripping, I am hopeing to start on a long travel Baja for the real ruff stuff once this one is done. And your right the rear rims are the same as I ran on my mini sprint they are lighter then the standard buggy rims that wer on it with twice the rubber width.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ITS ALIVE haha After messing around with the carbs Just a spray down to free them up rebuilt the pedal assembly had some O rings around filed the pionts and wala motor runs like a top (at idle) reved up it doesz wheelie lol. It was killing me to know if it was a good mill/ trans etc... now I will just order the carb rebuild kits and get it all sorted befor the rip down and powdercoat. Anyone no were the best place to get carb kits might be? they are dellorto drla 36 I checked local but no luck.
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