Mike Speelmon’s VW Bug

Mike Speelmon’s VW Bug

Mike Speelmon’s VW Bug

So something for the weekend, continuing from the RX7 post the other day, Mike the builder sent me some pics of another little project he’s got going on, and this one looks like its going to be another beast of a motor. Its a 70s Bug, with a 96 Jetta lump, like the RX7 it highly unlikely that the lump is going to fit, but that’s not a problem, he’ll just leave it hanging out the back, and as the man him self said, ‘if I goes boost life I’ll probably build a new intake manifold and get the bonnet to cover a little more haha it’s never going to clear the alternator or valve cover’ and whats the chances of going boost life? Well Id say it probably already decided on, because Mike wants to get 10lbs/hp range (which with a bit of googling is a power to weight ratio kinda thing) and I’m thinking a Bug probably ain’t too heavy, the lump probably is, so it will need the turbo so that it can go sh*t off a shovel fast and hit the 100+mph range. Please correct me if I’m wrong?? Any education regarding anything engine/power related much appreciated!

Mike Speelmon’s VW Bug

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