Building a RallyBug
If you want to build a replica of the Porsche Austria bugs, then it will take at least the following:
Bilstein shock absorbers
Appropriate gear ratios for whichever box you decide to fit
Dry sump system, with Porsche 911S thermostat
Now the 'hen's teeth' parts!:
Weber 46 IDA/2 carbs - as fitted to Porsche 904 Carrera GTS!
85.9mm Pistons & Cylinders - anyone know where you can get this oversize???
Oil cooler - differences of opinion, either from a Porsche 908 or Mercedes-Benz 250 SE.
you could study your own country's rally rules and regulations, and put together a bug to meet them. This could be very expensive, but also very, very impressive!!
Can you imagine the response you'd get with a 2.5 litre tricked out Beetle?
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