With my Beetle truck conversion at the painters, Speedster Project # 50 is underway, we're lifting the as new body off a pre shortened rolling chassis tomorrow with neighbors. I'll confirm the all new suspension and brakes condition that came on it  With the body up on 36" tall saw horses I'll do what I can get done prior to paint.  Classic or Outlaw style( may consider doing a Emory clone ) ...I'm not sure just yet.  Color....I don't know.  Interior...unsure. Engine:  Type 1  "small block" balanced 1679cc w/ Hoover some bits being done and a few other goodies to allow for high rpms, should be interesting.  Being number # 50 maybe I'll sign the gas tank and hopefully I'll roll into Carlisle with it done.

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Speedster # 50: I did one person interested in me building it to their specs,  he bounced around thoughts & figures for three weeks, another person is in the UK now working on MOT requirements so that scenario will get too involved so with that in mind I decided to build it,  my way yet to be decided ... for Carlisle in May. Rolled the speedster into the garage Friday , with the help of a couple of neighbors, friends and my step son David Saturday AM, we lifted the FG body onto a pair of saw horses I had made and as per past speedster gatherings ( our Pennsylvania Pumpkin Runs) Connie made a great French Toast breakfast for everyone. I've cleaned the shortened chassis that has new floors, suspension and brakes in place, painted it "Henry Ford" black today. Tomorrow,  I'll replace shift rod bushing, check and repack the wheel bearings, hook up the E' brake cables and run a steel fuel line.

Alan Merklin posted:

While there is no replacement for displacement, one can massage quite a bit of scoot out of a smaller cc engine  " In goes the good air, out goes the bad " 

Yes, it's amazing, with a little bit of hotrodding (cam, carbs, exhaust, a little more compression), how much fun even a 1600, 1641 or 1688 cc engine can be. But everything that small engine does, a bigger engine does just that much better...

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