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Old 08-04-2008
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my guess is, with nitrous it was pushin 465hp. its pretty unlikely that it had 465 normally with gas only
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Not even with nitrous. The engine wouldn't hold up to a shot that big and still be "streetable".
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Old 08-06-2008
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not a chance for 400+ hp. its still a type 1 motor buddy. they rev too fast and idle too high to even consider anything beyond a couple hundred hp. the engine would literally fly to pieces upon start up. maybe, just maybe this bug has 200hp or so.
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BTW, I have seen 500+hp from a type 1 motor. It was turbo with nos at 2400 somthing ccs, was held together with steel straps around the heads, was mounted in a tube chassis car with no cooling system, and had to be rebulit after every pass. But it can be done. just not on the street. 200hp is pushing it if you ever plan on driving on public roads, or worse, sitting in traffic.
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Old 08-06-2008
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when was this thread brought back up? lol

It has to have more than 200hp. The motor has had so many changes and different things done to it so I have no idea how much hp it has I can only go by what i remember my grandpa telling me. I would ask him but he hasnt felt all that great lately so I dont want to bother him with it. It snapped axles if he got on it to much and has had to be rebuilt a couple times. The car did have nitrous but it was removed. (dont remember if that was already said)
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I snapped axles, broke gears, did wheelies, and had my motor die from heat exhaustion in traffic. When aluminum gets hot, it gets soft, and when the engine is air cooled, just sitting isn't nice to them. My cylinders sunk into my heads. I had 183hp. I'm not trying to say that bug wasn't fast, but lets be realistic. I've built a few hot rod bug motors, and 200 hp is A LOT in a bug on the street. the drive train was designed for 100hp max, and so it breaks, and at 200hp, Corvettes are a speck in the rear view.
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Old 08-07-2008
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He used bus axles on it I think, dont no how much stronger they are if any. I live in a small *** town so no setting in traffic and if he set for more then a min he would turn it off and start it when he needed to go.(funny when it wouldnt start.) I dont know what to tell you not my car, and like said before im not going to bother him with questions about.
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