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  • Rail buggy

    here is a pic of my cousin`s VW rail buggy he built it all with his millermatic 185, it has a VW 1914 motor, a VW bus tranny ,anda lot of other stuff
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  • #2
    Looks really cool would be fun in the dunes. How does it do in engine perfomance? Do you know about how much he spent after he was done?

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    • #3
      motor does good , he spent a few thousand (it has had 2 motors 1 blow up OPPS )

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      • #4
        Well bein as old as the engine is imnot suprised. So did he bored it out? ANy mods?

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        • #5
          no you read it wrong the motor is called a 1914it is a new motor, yes it is bored

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          • #6
            sry not familiar with vw`s. So do you know what cubic inches are like on it?

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            • #7
              i ain`t sure i do know a stock 88 vw motor is about 85 hp

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              • #8
                Wow! That Thing Looks Sweet!!!!!!!!!!:d

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                • #9
                  weld_13,
                  the VW's had 2 basic motors one was smaller than the other, when i was in germany they were all the time looking for the larger of the 2. i blew mine up and one of the guys that race traded me a freshly rebuilt smaller version for my blown up larger one. good deal for me and he was happy to have the larger one to rebuild for his racer. i think it was a 1300CC and a 1600cc but not shore. been too many years.

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                  • #10
                    Sounds like 1914cc's. My buddy has a buggy w/18something cc's.

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                    • #11
                      maybee it was 1300&1800 or could have been 1600 & 1800, been a long time.

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                      • #12
                        fun4now

                        I believe you were right the first time 1300 and 1600. Dave

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                        • #13
                          I know there is a stock 88 and a 1914 . you can get stroker Vw motors

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                          • #14
                            Yes 1914 is the number of cc's, one of the standard upgrade sizes for the cylinders and pistons. Had a few bugs over the years. Likely it started out as a 1500 or 1600 stock. 1500 is 91 cubic inches, 1914 is almost 117. Nice easy upgrade. Sizes over the years were 1200, 1300, 1500, 1600 and some of the vw buses had an 1800.

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                            • #15
                              mine was a bug so i suspect it was a 1600 and he gave me a 1300 for it. even put it in for me.

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