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Project #Super71 - The Perfect Engine

As most of you are well aware, THEBUGNUT.com has an ongoing hobby mechanic restoration called Project #Super71. We are restoring a 1971 Super Beetle and sharing the progress online with all you fellow air-cooled VW enthusiasts. During the process we started doing some research on what motor we wanted to install in this Beetle once the time comes (Always good to be prepared). When this 1971 Super Beetle was first rebuilt and put on the road in 1997 it was packing a 1835cc motor with dual 40mm Webber carburetors. We loved that old motor and we’re thinking of installing something similar, with a few more extras to go along with it.

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One or Two Carburetors?

It sounds like a simple question to answer, so why am I having such a hard time figuring it out? Most people in the VW Beetle community are one of two kinds... Stock or Modified. Let's face it... there are probably more of us that like to tinker with our VW's than there are who wish to keep them stock. My hat goes off to those who properly preserve the history of the car down to every metric nut and bolt, but that is a special kind of person. The rest of us hacks can't leave our Beetle alone. Many of us also want to make them lower, higher, noisier, more colourful, or faster.

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Wagens West!

Wagens West!

Upon completion of Peoject #Super71, the plan will be to drive the Beetle from Toronto (Orangeville) to San Fancisco California. Now many of you may think I am crazy, but hey... it's something I have been interested in doing for a long time. It's fun to build the car and take it to cruise night, but I love creating memories with my VW's. So many adventures and good times can be wrapped up in your Beetle, why not go all out?

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Project #Super71 - Overview

Project #Super71 - Overview

I have never given any of my cars names, it's not my thing. I usually just call them whatever best describes them. So Project #Super71 is just a name for anything related to the restoration and customization of my 1971 Super Beetle. This entire site will revolve about this project over the next couple years.

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