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Forum: Off Topic December 5th 2004, 21:31
Replies: 12
Views: 1,088
Posted By Poor Realist
Here's the source if that helps anyone....

Here's the source if that helps anyone....
Forum: Boxer AutoGruppe July 1st 2004, 11:20
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By Poor Realist
USAA, but you have to be somehow military...

USAA, but you have to be somehow military related. It's for my daily driver -- ~$200/6 mos in San Jose, CA for 2 over 25 drivers no accidents/tickets. Total bargain considering $1000 is the norm...
Forum: Engines June 30th 2004, 10:37
Replies: 74
Views: 5,151
Posted By Poor Realist
Go rotary. They are smaller than a type 1...

Go rotary. They are smaller than a type 1 engine, a dime a dozen at the wreckers, and there are lots of different trim levels. You can easily get a reliable 160hp out of those.

Of course, this...
Forum: Suspension June 29th 2004, 15:48
Replies: 6
Views: 844
Posted By Poor Realist
It's Dutch.

It's Dutch.
Forum: Suspension June 28th 2004, 21:21
Replies: 6
Views: 844
Posted By Poor Realist
Wow, what a simple idea. Does it work well?

Wow, what a simple idea. Does it work well?
Forum: Off Topic June 17th 2004, 16:29
Replies: 21
Views: 2,000
Posted By Poor Realist
I guess now we know it was overpriced at $660K. ...

I guess now we know it was overpriced at $660K. Who'da thunkit?
Forum: Off Topic June 16th 2004, 18:16
Replies: 21
Views: 2,000
Posted By Poor Realist
Less than a day left, get your wallets ready!

Less than a day left, get your wallets ready!
Forum: Transmissions June 16th 2004, 17:55
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By Poor Realist
on superbeetlesonly.com there is a tech article...

on superbeetlesonly.com there is a tech article about a "porsche eating" race super. check it out for aerodynamic tips. I also heard something about putting a small spoiler on the roof above the...
Forum: Transmissions June 15th 2004, 14:15
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By Poor Realist
Use this calculator: ...

Use this calculator:

http://www.icbm.org/erkson/ttt/gearing.zip

I'd guess you have to go 3.44 and 0.82 with big tires.
Forum: Off Topic June 11th 2004, 11:54
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By Poor Realist
I used Fedex ground, but they effed everything...

I used Fedex ground, but they effed everything up. Damaged the package, then lost it. Total idiots. Thing was packed bullet proof, too -- extra tape, gobs of bubble wrap, etc. Makes me wonder if...
Forum: German Look Tuning June 11th 2004, 11:51
Replies: 14
Views: 1,253
Posted By Poor Realist
I think you mean 1911cc minimum engine size,...

I think you mean 1911cc minimum engine size, right? Anything less than that is unacceptable. ;)
Forum: German Look Tuning June 9th 2004, 12:24
Replies: 14
Views: 1,253
Posted By Poor Realist
I saw somewhere on the 'net a guy with a 9 second...

I saw somewhere on the 'net a guy with a 9 second turbo k-car (yeah, you read right) that dropped some 500lbs after he had already lightened stuff tremendously. The big things he did was gut the...
Forum: Off Topic June 8th 2004, 13:51
Replies: 21
Views: 2,000
Posted By Poor Realist
Or maybe it was this one. Care to bid? Yeah,...

Or maybe it was this one. Care to bid? Yeah, obviously no relation to seller.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=6058&item=2481600968&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW
Forum: Off Topic May 26th 2004, 19:57
Replies: 35
Views: 2,664
Posted By Poor Realist
My 2 cents... If you really are looking for...

My 2 cents...

If you really are looking for a car for school, I would highly suggest the TDI if you can afford it, or any diesel for that matter. I've never owned any water pumpers, but here's...
Forum: For Sale May 7th 2004, 11:06
Replies: 16
Views: 1,595
Posted By Poor Realist
Sent a pm about a tranny

Sent a pm about a tranny
Forum: Suspension April 27th 2004, 13:09
Replies: 9
Views: 1,435
Posted By Poor Realist
Some raw material sources on ebay: ...

Some raw material sources on ebay:
...
Forum: Suspension April 26th 2004, 17:35
Replies: 9
Views: 1,435
Posted By Poor Realist
From another thread: Start by measuring...

From another thread:

Start by measuring between your shock towers in the rear. I beleive it's 32 inches. This will be the length of the horizontal top brace. Next are the two lower diagonal...
Forum: Suspension April 26th 2004, 10:43
Replies: 9
Views: 1,435
Posted By Poor Realist
The ULTIMATE how-to on Kafer Cup DIY

Well, not yet....here's what we need:

1) Dimensions
2) Pictures - detailed
3) Parts sources

This is for the Kafer Cup brace, obviously! Who's first?
Forum: Suspension April 25th 2004, 22:40
Replies: 12
Views: 1,070
Posted By Poor Realist
I'm in SJ. I'm up for learning how to make one...

I'm in SJ. I'm up for learning how to make one of these. PM me if you want to teach! I'm actually about to drop my subframe, so now would be a good time to get it all in order....
Forum: Group buys April 25th 2004, 22:39
Replies: 10
Views: 808
Posted By Poor Realist
If you figure it out, let me know. We can go...

If you figure it out, let me know. We can go into business!! I'm still in on the GB unless we figure out how to make our own for cheap. :cool:
Forum: Group buys April 22nd 2004, 17:18
Replies: 10
Views: 808
Posted By Poor Realist
Sure, I'm in. Let's hope for a good exchange...

Sure, I'm in. Let's hope for a good exchange rate!
Forum: Group buys April 21st 2004, 23:19
Replies: 10
Views: 808
Posted By Poor Realist
PM the ball park and I'll most likely be in.

PM the ball park and I'll most likely be in.
Forum: Suspension April 19th 2004, 16:45
Replies: 12
Views: 1,070
Posted By Poor Realist
I might be interested if it's cheap enough. What...

I might be interested if it's cheap enough. What was the ballpark for the group buy last time?
Forum: Engines April 12th 2004, 11:11
Replies: 4
Views: 782
Posted By Poor Realist
If only I had a yard. But in other...

If only I had a yard.

But in other developments, I just bought another '71 squareback with a sunroof. The whole rear end needs to be redone (bearings, brakes, CVs, etc), but I have a subframe on...
Forum: Group buys April 8th 2004, 20:12
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By Poor Realist
No! I missed it! Can you guys get another one...

No! I missed it! Can you guys get another one going? Pretty please? 3-bar is fine by me...
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