Do the wide body speedsters fit wider tires? If so, do they generally corner better? I don’t care as much for the look of the wide body, but I sure do like to turn.
Do type IV engines fit in most of the replicas? Is there any advantage to using a Type I engine instead of a Type IV?
How do you know or speculate that a car was built by the manufacturer, ie. Beck, Vintage, JPS, as opposed to bought as a kit and assembled in someone’s garage? Or does it even matter? Maybe some of the garage builders are better than the manufacturers?
Did 356’s originally come with 4.5 inch wheels?
If a car has an additional frame added, is it obvious by looking at the bottom/floorpan?
Do the replica coupes have any steel in the tops or fiberglass only?
Where and when in Southern California is a good place to meet other replica owners?
I have experience working on Vdubs 35 years ago, but no experience working on Subarus. I still have my 36mm socket. If you were me, which would you lean towards, and why?
What is Carlisle? An event or place, or both?
Do some of the replicas not have heaters? And if not, why?
How is the reputation of Beverly Hills Motor Cars? They seen to have many 356’s for sale. Has anybody seen the Beck Speedster at Corvette Mike's in Anaheim?
What do you read to learn how to tune dual carbs? Or video? Youtube? I still have the thing-a-majig that sits on top the carb and has the ball in the clear tube, but I can not remember diddly about how to use it, nor do I remember how I learned in the first place.
Where do you find the valve lash numbers for modified engines? Are they always the same as factory?
Why do some 356’s have the leather hold down straps on the front lid? Looks only? Or does the front lid have a reputation for releasing at an inopportune moment? We used a bungie cord on our Type Is.
It seems to me that drum skins would make the discs run hotter. True or False?
Which thread talks about pros and cons about different engine sizes? The last time I worked on Vdubs, the largest reasonable engine size was 1835. Anything beyond that was guaranteed to blow up after 10,000 miles or 3 miles if driven a ¼ mile at a time.
Who is YOUR favorite air cooled builder? Subaru builder? I said favorite, cuz I understand how subjective the question is.
Do you have any idea just how much one can learn by reading the forum posts? It is mind boggling; literally.