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VW Horse, ain't that something!         :text-coolphotos:

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I don't anything about VW air cooled engines , does that thing have 2 flywheels? One on each end. It would keep your legs warm.

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52 minutes ago, elcamino/wheelhorse said:

does that thing have 2 flywheels?

The one on the front appears to be a "Flex Plate" like you would find on an engine equipped with a torque converter and automatic transmission. Not sure what it is there fore.    :confusion-confused:

Check out the crazy shift knob!      :handgestures-thumbupright:

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I'd love to see this thing run, any videos around that you know of?

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Someone needs to do a harley v-twin if it hasnt been done already!

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This is pretty cool. That's a late model fuel injected beetle engine from an auto trans. At least the heads are with the fuel injectors still there.  It looks like it has a Webber progressive carb on it now. You can see the flexplate facing the front of the tractor, I'd be interested to take a closer look at how they have the transfer case attached to the fan Pulley on the front (back) of the motor.  I would also agree that even though there is not much load on this engine it will not have much luck staying cool without the fan.  

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I'm thinking that taking that thing for a ride might be the start of a very bad day :lol::scared-eek:

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Interesting piece of artwork that's for sure! Says abit about the builder's creativity.  :lol:

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Maybe an old square back or a 411/412 would have a fan housing to fit. Fun stuff, that.

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