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Forum: Project Builds January 20th 2013, 22:52
Replies: 56
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Posted By Axl
I am really digging that colour!! Looking good!!

I am really digging that colour!! Looking good!!
Forum: German Look Tuning June 10th 2010, 21:33
Replies: 273
Views: 43,316
Posted By Axl
Good definition , as it does not get into any...

Good definition , as it does not get into any specifics . A lot of what the GL is about comes down to our own interpretation of what we think it should be .
Forum: German Look Tuning March 31st 2010, 01:20
Replies: 273
Views: 43,316
Posted By Axl
Wally has become the GL thread police!

Wally has become the GL thread police!
Forum: German Look Tuning March 1st 2010, 19:53
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By Axl
In the end I have to listen to the wife ! The...

In the end I have to listen to the wife ! The alimony and child support would kill me , and I wouldn't be able to afford a beetle anyways . So we have to replace our dead Honda Civic daily driver ,...
Forum: German Look Tuning February 28th 2010, 12:12
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By Axl
Never mind - the wife decided I don't need...

Never mind - the wife decided I don't need another car . I have to pass on this one .
Forum: German Look Tuning February 27th 2010, 20:05
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By Axl
Any Thoughts?

I am currently talking to a guy about buying his 65 Beetle , and was hoping to get some thoughts on some ideas I have for it . I love the GL and the mechanics that they use , as in big engines with...
Forum: Transmissions February 27th 2010, 19:30
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By Axl
Have been e-mailing back and forth with Alex at...

Have been e-mailing back and forth with Alex at Bug@5speed about the Porsche transmissions . He has sent me some great material . This is the way I would like to go . From all this , my plan is now...
Forum: German Look Tuning February 21st 2010, 14:44
Replies: 273
Views: 43,316
Posted By Axl
I realize that this maybe highjacking the thread...

I realize that this maybe highjacking the thread a bit , but sinced the engine question had been an issue , it just seemed to me to be a natural tie-in . I hope I didn't upset everyone too much .
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Forum: Transmissions February 20th 2010, 20:05
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By Axl
What Trans would you use?

I am looking at a'65 Beetle , and if I get it , I will be going with a type IV engine . The question I have is what trans would work best and be easiest to install . I would really like to have a...
Forum: German Look Tuning February 20th 2010, 20:00
Replies: 273
Views: 43,316
Posted By Axl
There is a '65 I am actually eyeing right now ....

There is a '65 I am actually eyeing right now . If I buy this car I would most likely look at an IRS pan swap , or at the least an IRS conversion . Now , for the air-cooled engine supporters , I...
Forum: German Look Tuning February 11th 2010, 21:16
Replies: 273
Views: 43,316
Posted By Axl
You are right about the rack and pinion steering...

You are right about the rack and pinion steering . I knew beetles went to 77 , and verts to 79 , but I didn't know supers only went to 75 . Wouldn't mind doing a vert - we will have to see what I can...
Forum: German Look Tuning February 10th 2010, 02:59
Replies: 273
Views: 43,316
Posted By Axl
I can live with that!

I can live with that!
Forum: German Look Tuning February 10th 2010, 00:10
Replies: 273
Views: 43,316
Posted By Axl
Well , I had the same thing at my last shop ....

Well , I had the same thing at my last shop . Having been there 6 years , I got to know everyone quite well . I have only been at the new shop for 5 months , but already the busting of the chops is...
Forum: German Look Tuning February 9th 2010, 20:46
Replies: 273
Views: 43,316
Posted By Axl
Totally agree with this!! There are many...

Totally agree with this!! There are many different styles for GL , and I can appreciate that some people don't want anything but aircooled . Just don't tell me that I can't have anything else .
Forum: German Look Tuning February 8th 2010, 20:57
Replies: 273
Views: 43,316
Posted By Axl
So , hypothetically speaking , I take a beetle...

So , hypothetically speaking , I take a beetle and decide to put a waterboxer from a vanagon in it . Its still a VW engine , but according to the arguments made , not being aircooled means its not a...
Forum: German Look Tuning February 7th 2010, 12:28
Replies: 273
Views: 43,316
Posted By Axl
I think a built-up air cooled engine is awesome ,...

I think a built-up air cooled engine is awesome , and I have no problems with using one , but when talking power and reliability , my personal choice would be a scooby engine just because you don't...
Forum: German Look Tuning February 5th 2010, 21:32
Replies: 273
Views: 43,316
Posted By Axl
It seems to me that this point is debatable , and...

It seems to me that this point is debatable , and is a matter of opinion . In my opinion , the GL is about taking a car that is 30+ years old , and bringing it up to more modern standards . Like said...
Forum: German Look Tuning February 4th 2010, 21:30
Replies: 273
Views: 43,316
Posted By Axl
A lot of people are talking in this forum about...

A lot of people are talking in this forum about how german look is not regimented , and has the freedom to do a lot of different things . I like the ability to try different things . Saying it has to...
Forum: Engines January 5th 2010, 00:54
Replies: 153
Views: 15,230
Posted By Axl
My personal opinion is to stay away from the...

My personal opinion is to stay away from the carbs and stick to EFI . Carbs are too touchy . EFI has better drivability , has more power in more conditions , and has better fuel economy . It may be...
Forum: Engines July 13th 2009, 00:38
Replies: 12
Views: 1,100
Posted By Axl
Cool ! Sorry I couldn't be any help then . Good...

Cool ! Sorry I couldn't be any help then . Good luck with your project . Steve .
Forum: Engines July 12th 2009, 19:10
Replies: 12
Views: 1,100
Posted By Axl
Are you dead set on having the 911 fan shroud ?...

Are you dead set on having the 911 fan shroud ? Jake Raby at massive type IV makes a really cool type IV fan shroud that works better than stock . Its called the DTM (down the middle) shroud . Its...
Forum: Brakes July 5th 2009, 22:12
Replies: 22
Views: 1,841
Posted By Axl
In your pics , I see at least 5 brake lines , and...

In your pics , I see at least 5 brake lines , and there is most likely 6 . This makes it a 4WAL system (4 Wheel Anti Lock) . This a much better system , and I wish my Dakota had this .
Forum: Brakes July 5th 2009, 10:56
Replies: 22
Views: 1,841
Posted By Axl
A lot of the older trucks (and even some not so...

A lot of the older trucks (and even some not so older ones - as in my 2002 Dodge Dakota) are just using whats called RWAL abs (rear wheel anti lock) . These systems have a sensor on the rear axle and...
Forum: Brakes June 9th 2009, 20:25
Replies: 11
Views: 1,026
Posted By Axl
Another reason I was thinking of adding the power...

Another reason I was thinking of adding the power assists is , its just damn cool to say my car has assists , and nobody elses does . Its just one of those things to kind of set your car apart from...
Forum: Brakes June 7th 2009, 21:05
Replies: 33
Views: 3,313
Posted By Axl
Man , I'm a mechanic , and you guys are into this...

Man , I'm a mechanic , and you guys are into this beyond what even I would have been thinking of . This thread has got me thinking more about what I'm going to do . The one thing I was thinking about...
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