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OT: slow vw bug
Posted by: sekaon ()
Date: March 13, 2018 03:45PM

Hey guys, I know it's not a VW fourm but my buddy has a 74 bug 1600 and he can't get more than 60 mph out of it. is this normal. if so what can i do to get more out of it

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Re: slow vw bug
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: March 13, 2018 04:00PM

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Re: slow vw bug
Posted by: irvan ()
Date: March 13, 2018 04:11PM

tell him to try the samba (VW forum), somebody will be happy to tell him everything he needs to know.

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Re: slow vw bug
Posted by: RKF ()
Date: March 13, 2018 05:08PM

sekaon Wrote:
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> Hey guys, I know it's not a VW fourm but my buddy
> has a 74 bug 1600 and he can't get more than 60
> mph out of it. is this normal. if so what can i do
> to get more out of it

It is not normal. A VW 1600 should easily reach 80mph and cruise all day at 75mph. It could be that the timing is retarded or the mixture is too rich.

As mentioned above, you should be able to find help at [www.thesamba.com].

Good luck with the bug. Air-cooled rules!

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Re: slow vw bug
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: March 13, 2018 05:09PM

Most likely throttle peddle blocked or clamp connection at carb has slipped

Cruising speed on my '66 1300cc / 50hp was 74 mph / top speed too!





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Re: OT: slow vw bug
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: March 14, 2018 11:06AM

Has he been able to fix it?





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Re: OT: slow vw bug
Posted by: sekaon ()
Date: March 14, 2018 02:04PM

thanks for all the help will try some what was suggested and no not fixed yet

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Re: slow vw bug
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: March 14, 2018 03:24PM

MattNall Wrote:
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> Cruising speed on my '66 1300cc / 50hp was 74 mph
> / top speed too!

GRIN; Sounds like a Honda S90 I had when they were new, cruising top, all the same. Except maybe downhill with a tail wind.hot smiley

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

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Re: OT: slow vw bug
Posted by: geezer43 ()
Date: March 15, 2018 12:55PM

Back in the days, my 67 VW sedan with extractor exhaust would do 85 mph, till the condensers in the distributor melted at Desert Center on the way home from Kali.

Jim Johnson, Chandler, AZ
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