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Re: #1 reason that the aircooled engine is badass - subaru hate

Postby GTV » Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:22 pm

Main bearing between every rod journal... That would be nice.
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Re: #1 reason that the aircooled engine is badass - subaru hate

Postby DOGO » Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:52 pm

I've always liked the old Tatra engines. Which is, I read somewhere, where the idea came for the VW engine. That "turbine" look is awesome.

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...but that's just me.

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Re: #1 reason that the aircooled engine is badass - subaru hate

Postby Franz » Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:39 am

Those Tatras are super cool. 1937 or so Volkswagen came out with the same car :-k The chassis is almost the exact same same too.

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Re: #1 reason that the aircooled engine is badass - subaru hate

Postby Matt Faulkner » Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:42 am

Franz wrote:Those Tatras are super cool. 1937 or so Volkswagen came out with the same car :-k The chassis is almost the exact same same too.


From Wikipedia:

Tatra and the Conception of the Volkswagen Beetle

Both Hitler and Porsche were influenced by the Tatras. Hitler was a keen automotive enthusiast, and had ridden in Tatras during political tours of Czechoslovakia. He had also dined numerous times with Ledwinka. After one of these dinners Hitler remarked to Porsche, "This is the car for my roads". From 1933 onwards, Ledwinka and Porsche met regularly to discuss their designs, and Porsche admitted "Well, sometimes I looked over his shoulder and sometimes he looked over mine" while designing the Volkswagen. There is no doubt that the Beetle bore a striking resemblance to the Tatras, particularly the Tatra V570. The Tatra T97 of 1936 had a rear-located, rear-wheel drive, air-cooled four-cylinder boxer engine accommodating four passengers and providing luggage storage under the front bonnet and behind the rear seat. Another similarity between this Tatra and the Beetle is the central structural tunnel. Tatra launched a lawsuit, but this was stopped when Germany invaded Czechoslovakia. At the same time, Tatra was forced to stop producing the T97. The matter was re-opened after World War II and in 1965 Volkswagen paid Ringhoffer-Tatra 1,000,000 Deutsche Marks in an out of court settlement.
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Re: #1 Aircooled badass

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Re: #1 Aircooled badass

Postby JKH » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:34 am

Denny Akers , built this way back when, A Carrera owner wanted a simple pushrod engine ,Denny got this in trade ..installed it in his Beetle...60's
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Postby alykat » Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:00 am

Must have schocked the hell out of a lot of muscle car owners back then. \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/
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Re: #1 Aircooled badass

Postby Franz » Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:21 pm

Thats my dream beetle.

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Re: #1 Aircooled badass

Postby alykat » Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:18 pm

Franz wrote:Thats my dream beetle.

Yeah, except with oval body. =P~
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Re: #1 Aircooled badass

Postby andym » Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:39 pm

Air cooled suck
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Maybe Subaru parts could fix it?

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Re: #1 reason that the aircooled engine is badass - subaru hate

Postby ScottyG » Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:27 am

Franz wrote:Justin's engine looks pretty good too. I can't seem to find any Buddy Hale or PIP DBK junk to post.


Here's a Buddy Hale example:

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Re: #1 Aircooled badass

Postby JWDII » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:04 am

That frid is NICE!^^^^
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Re: #1 Aircooled badass

Postby Clatter » Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:41 pm

Awww, here you guys go getting all fancy again...

Nothing wrong with simple.
Here's Mine: The most plain, generic, simple, standard run-of-the-mill VW motor..

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