2.0 8v golf engine in 1600 beetle

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Actually I want to build a toy so I will do a lot of robot to robot dices. Do you think a 1600 box will last?


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Actualy I want to build a toy so I will do a lot of robot to robot dices? Will a standard 1600 box last?
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i actually want a day to day car but once in a while want to dice robot to robot. Will a stock 1600 do the job. I won't abuse the box like hard shifting. What kinda problems did you experienced ricky
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My son is using my car at the moment. So it gets hammered some times. A lot actually. The 1300 box is actually better for robot to robot dices. Up until now the gearbox holds up perfectly. I just got one rule. No wheelspinning. That is the thing that breaks gearboxes. As for difficulties experienced- mostly growing pains.
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If you do 120km/h, what is your revs? Also what rediator are you using ang what starter
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Got a 1600 golf radiator up front with a 12" fan. Keeps temp at 90 degrees. Revs at 120, just above 3000 rpm. As I am using modified beetle flywheel I am using the standard beetle starter. Think it is the same with a Gilo adaptorplate.
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What type and size pipes did you use from radiator to engine.
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25 mm galvinised pipes welded to the pan. No overheating issues.
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Do you use a standard or upgrade/performance clutch
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Standard Beetle clutch. Here is the link to my projects thread. http://www.aircooledvwsa.co.za/viewtopi ... 23&t=23592
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Is it possible to fit the vw411 or 412 box and front disc brakes into a beetle
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no
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Tony Z wrote:no
Like I said; anything is possible if you have the knowledge and resources. But why go through all that trouble while disc brake kits are available. 411/412 gearboxes are IRS so I agree with Tony Z. No
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;-)
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Oh ok kwl. Do you know how much a disc brake setup will work out
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