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Re: Any Aircooled VW Fans

Postby okayfine » 27 Jul 2012 06:29

Aircooledblue wrote:Since we on the topic how hard is a L16 to get a hold of to rebuild ,Are they powerfull enough for the 510. Also are they easy to work on. Beetles are simple air, fuel, and spark is all it needs


Not as many L16s out there as there used to be, but mainly depends on the area you live in. Probably more common in the Northwest compared to, say, SoCal. They're still out there, and lots more than L18s, say.

They're powerful enough for a 510. Would put out ~70WHP stock, for a car that weighs ~2000lb.

The L is probably easier to work on compared to the flat four. Easier to access for stuff like plugs or valve adjustments. Not as easy to drop the engine, but you almost never have to drop an L unless you're swapping it.
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Re: Any Aircooled VW Fans

Postby Aircooledblue » 27 Jul 2012 08:41

Well as long as its reliable easy to work on and good for freeways then its perfect for me
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Re: Any Aircooled VW Fans

Postby okayfine » 27 Jul 2012 10:37

Aircooledblue wrote:Well as long as its reliable easy to work on and good for freeways then its perfect for me


All that and more.
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Re: Any Aircooled VW Fans

Postby Aircooledblue » 27 Jul 2012 10:50

My brain hurts, I've been reading so much about 5'n Dimes today its ridiculous :lol:
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Re: Any Aircooled VW Fans

Postby S15DET » 27 Jul 2012 10:58

Waxhaw? Do you live on Old Waxhaw/Monroe Rd. near Bigham Rd? My wife told me about seeing some VW's in a yard there, including a nice light blue one with a roof rack. Was that you? I have my L16 and 4-speed sitting in my father-in-law's garage. It ran fine when removed with a 32/36 downdraft, interested?

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Re: Any Aircooled VW Fans

Postby Aircooledblue » 27 Jul 2012 10:59

No we live off collins road of 75
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Re: Any Aircooled VW Fans

Postby Aircooledblue » 27 Jul 2012 11:00

And yes oh yes
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Re: Any Aircooled VW Fans

Postby S15DET » 27 Jul 2012 11:00

We can't have two 510's in Waxhaw.

I drive mine regularily, it's off-white, maybe you've seen it?

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Re: Any Aircooled VW Fans

Postby Aircooledblue » 27 Jul 2012 11:03

I guess you would just have to deal with it :wink: Once a long while ago.
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Re: Any Aircooled VW Fans

Postby Aircooledblue » 27 Jul 2012 11:04

First ide have to get a 510
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Re: Any Aircooled VW Fans

Postby S15DET » 27 Jul 2012 11:06

Get one and we'll have the Waxhaw 510 club, two cars strong!

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Re: Any Aircooled VW Fans

Postby Aircooledblue » 27 Jul 2012 11:08

It's better to drive a slow car fast rather than a fast car slow

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Re: Any Aircooled VW Fans

Postby S15DET » 27 Jul 2012 16:20

Lets go see it, not too far. Hell, I drove my 510 7 1/2 hours Sunday to Cherokee and back to take a set of keys to a friend who lost his in a river and found himself stranded.

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Re: Any Aircooled VW Fans

Postby Aircooledblue » 27 Jul 2012 18:22

Im gonna call him again tomorrow and ask for pics then ill post them for everybody to see, Thanks for the offer man
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Re: Any Aircooled VW Fans

Postby proflex » 27 Jul 2012 22:11

1960 :) :arrow:
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