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    1. Member IntrstlarOvrdrve's Avatar
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      02-23-2007 11:55 PM #1
      Most people I think go the other way...I guess I don't. It had 40hp from the factory in 1961, and I figure a few horses have died over the past 46 years. I do love it though



      And the rest of the heard

      I might take better pics.

      '04 M3 |'86 Jetta |'76 F100 |'64 Wagonaire |'62 Bel Air| '61 Bug

    2. 02-24-2007 12:19 AM #2
      ..... Don't all cars get slower with wear and tear after break in?

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      02-24-2007 12:21 AM #3
      Quote, originally posted by satisfied »
      ..... Don't all cars get slower with wear and tear after break in?

      I thought there were quite a few cars that did just the opposite by the end of the break-in process


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      02-24-2007 12:22 AM #4
      Quote, originally posted by satisfied »
      ..... Don't all cars get slower with wear and tear after break in?

      From my experience with building race motors, they always seem to make the most power seconds before letting go (seriously)


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      02-24-2007 12:22 AM #5
      Is it okay to tow that thing with the drive wheels on the ground?

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      02-24-2007 12:40 AM #6
      Quote, originally posted by Markasaurus! »
      Is it okay to tow that thing with the drive wheels on the ground?

      i guess you didnt see where harrison is from


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      02-24-2007 12:59 AM #7
      Quote, originally posted by Misfit »

      i guess you didnt see where harrison is from

      What does it matter.,.....and its ok


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      02-24-2007 03:24 AM #8
      Lay down the cheeseburger and jump on that treadmill!
      << so it Hz >>

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    9. 02-24-2007 03:30 AM #9
      Quote, originally posted by Ben. »
      From my experience with building race motors, they always seem to make the most power seconds before letting go (seriously)

      I've heard the same. The only motor I think observes a noticeable gain in power after break-in is the RX-8, I wouldn't say any other car can do what it did (did something like .3 seconds faster in the quartermile after a few thousand miles in C&D)


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      02-24-2007 10:57 AM #10
      Nah, I just say that they are getting slower because I started off driving my 86 golf gl, went to a 73 cadillac hearse, 76 ford f100 and now this..each car has gotten slower

      It you leave it in neutral its ok to pull with the drive wheels on the ground, as long as it doesnt pop into gear. Also the front trunk had a bunch of junk in it, it pulled just fine all the way home.

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      02-24-2007 10:58 AM #11
      Quote, originally posted by Ben. »
      From my experience with building race motors, they always seem to make the most power seconds before letting go (seriously)

      A lot of times thats because they start running lean before they let go. If you ever notice your lawn mower speeds up right before it runs out of gas..its kind of the same thing.

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      02-24-2007 11:04 AM #12
      The Volkswagen diesels are legendary for getting more powerful up until ~60,000 miles.

      Anyway, yeah, neutral on a stick == no problem with drive wheels down.


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      02-24-2007 11:17 AM #13
      [QUOTE=IntrstlarOvrdrve]I do love it though QUOTE]

      You've got a lot to love there. An aircooled VW will be your best friend.

      My '64 had 1200cc, 40 hp motor, it ran great, didnt leak, I kept it tuned up, and it got me everywhere for over 2 years, it was my only car. I'd take it on trips out of town all the time, and it ran great through 120 degree Palm Springs summers. Sure, if there was a steep grade i'd have to take it in 3rd gear and if it was really windy outside it could be a little hairy, but overall I loved it, I might still have it if I hadn't crashed it

      I've had other bugs since then and always will.

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      02-27-2007 11:13 PM #14
      Nice score hommie..

      What are your plans for it?

      still got the convertible ?

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