how to tune up a 1980's beetle to a mean machine? pics if possible

Asked by Feb 20, 2009 at 05:56 AM about the Volkswagen Beetle

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What engine do have? 1200, 1300, 1600?? You have a lot of options here, depending on your preferences. You could buy an adapter plate and fit a Golf engine, you could fit a Subaru Impreza engine or (my favorite option) fit an old air-cooled Porsche engine (see pic). A lot depends on your feeling toward the old flat four. A cheaper option would be to fit twin-dual Weber carbs and a new exhaust system.

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