Who does the best beetle covenrsions in Gauteng?

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Who does the best beetle covenrsions in Gauteng?

Post by jannodp » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:00 pm

Hi everyone, I want to put a Subaru WRX STI engine into a 1960s beetle. Does anyone know who in Gauteng can do this for me properly? :D



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Re: Who does the best beetle covenrsions in Gauteng?

Post by retrovan » Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:21 am

Get hold of Bugger, aka Pierre on the forum, his number is in the banner at the top of each page,

Has done a number of these.

Not sure why you want to do that, you will be able to hot up a VW aircooled motor for a lot cheaper with more enjoyment to the ride and will maintain the cars value if you keep it air cooled.

Talk to Pierre he can do both options.

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Re: Who does the best beetle covenrsions in Gauteng?

Post by Hloni » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:59 pm

retrovan wrote:Get hold of Bugger, aka Pierre on the forum, his number is in the banner at the top of each page,

Has done a number of these.

Not sure why you want to do that, you will be able to hot up a VW aircooled motor for a lot cheaper with more enjoyment to the ride and will maintain the cars value if you keep it air cooled.

Talk to Pierre he can do both options.

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So much as I agree with you Retro, nothing beats the sound of that WRX grunt.
Maybe a good audio system that's cleverly connected to the throttle to produce that sound whilst running an ac motor Image

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Re: Who does the best beetle covenrsions in Gauteng?

Post by 73type2 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:18 pm

Hloni wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:59 pm

Maybe a good audio system that's cleverly connected to the throttle to produce that sound whilst running an ac motor Image
Now that's a thought!

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Re: Who does the best beetle covenrsions in Gauteng?

Post by Tony Z » Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:06 pm

Hloni wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:59 pm
So much as I agree with you Retro, nothing beats the sound of that WRX grunt.
Maybe a good audio system that's cleverly connected to the throttle to produce that sound whilst running an ac motor Image
while I do agree about the sound of the WRX, the fact is that the sound is made because of its properly kuk design exhaust system which was put together by accountants and not engineers. It not only robs the engine of power, but it is well known for killing exhaust valves.
So yes, it is likely that you'll be able to replicate the exhaust note on a beetle.

Yes, I was looking into replicating the exhaust note once upon a time and then I learned how bad their system really is and gave it up as a bad idea

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Re: Who does the best beetle covenrsions in Gauteng?

Post by retrovan » Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:12 pm

Tony Z wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:06 pm
.........Yes, I was looking into replicating the exhaust note once upon a time and then I learned how bad their system really is and gave it up as a bad idea
best we go to a cheap Chinese Electronics firm, and have a IC made to fit into the car USB port....


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