El Turbo Bug
1959 Volkswagen Beetle
- Engine: 1600
- Engine Parts: Turbo
- Transmission: Close ratio 4-speed
- Suspension: stock
- Brakes: Real Stock
Audio & Electronics
This is my 1959 Bug. This is the previous configuration that served me well. Ran great on Pump gas with 12 psi boost blowing through Weber 40 IDF carbs on a stock 1600 with 1.4 ratio rockers, CB 40X35 heads, with a T4 doghouse cooler. Trans is a combination of components from Berg, Weddle, JayCee, and Sway Away. Yes it has a spool.
History of this Vehicle
I am the thrid owner of this vehicle. I bought it from a middle man that had purchased it from a gentleman that drove it may times from Maryland to Texas.
Plans for this Vehicle
I currently have the car apart again for many upgrades….including a 74×94 engine with 42×38 heads ported by Audirac VW’s of CA. I have a set of old school Crower injector manifolds that I will use in conjuction with custom plenums that house 50lb/hr injectors driven by a Haltech ECU.
Plan is to mount the turbo and intercooler under the car above the trans. I will build a custom cage to allow full use of the back seat.
Sponsors & Special Thanks
As always, I would like to thank my wonderful wife Julie for allowing me the pleasure of too many toys and too many hobbies.