Identify those lumps.
My bug came without an engine. Well, there is an engine for the car, the original 1200 unit, but it's totally siezed, and I've left it with Malcs for the moment. About 5 months ago, I bought a Type 4 2 litre engine on Ebay. It needs totally stripped and rebuilt. It also needs an upright fan conversion so that it fits in the bug, but that costs a hefty £1000. So it's still in my folks' garage. The plan is to get a very nice man by the name of Laurie Pettit to build a Type 1 1966cc monster for it. I'll keep everyone posted about that, but it may be around £600 to put together a recon motor.
The picture here is the Type 4. Malcs and I took the heads off, 3 of the barrels off but stopped there. We couldn't get the last barrel off - it was totally solid - but there's till hope to rebuild it.
It's been a while. But now everything is well underway. Jay at Bugshop in Newcastle is now building the engine for my baby. when it comes to air-cooled engines, he is without doubt, the man.
Speedshop was paid a silly amount of money. And lots of serious engine parts were purchased. Now Jay has set about building a rocket. 2017cc of sheer lunacy. I can't wait.
On with the piston rods.
In situ. Shiny stuff.
And the case is put together.
And setting the deck height.