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    Default VW powered 4CV - Nooooooo !!!

    Here's one messed up and confused 4CV/750

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1959-...item2ebffe7c9e







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    Quote Originally Posted by J-man View Post
    Here's one messed up and confused 4CV/750

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1959-...item2ebffe7c9e





    Look on the bright side, at least its one way to improove a beetle:
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    Would look good without the shelf on the back and not too slow either.
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    Personally, I'm against tribalism & my attitude is: "good on yer, mate". It's his car & looks like it'd go well & what's wrong with a flat 4? Nice motor that is easy to get good power from & the transaxle is better than the Renault 330. I also like the Subaru motored one on the web. It strikes me as the perfect motor for a rear-engined Renault.

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    What a neat conversion on a 750, apart from the coffee table and tail lights.

    It's almost as if it is a re-creation of the potential outcome when Renault brought in Ferdinand Porsche and Anton Piech to "consult" on the design of the 4CV. Porsche apparently had his misgivings about the weight distribution of the 4CV and the trunnion pivots of the swing axles taking a lot of load. Using something along the lines of the shorter and lighter VW motor, may have been the outcome of such a consulting process, if the 4CV design had not been so advanced at that stage.
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    man if you are going to butcher it, at least make it fast!!...
    KEEP VW tranny // Adaptor bell housing - and throw in a 12A or 13B turb?

    FFS - what waste of time...

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    Its probably a nice car to drive, pity about the picnic table sticking out the back but I bet it goes and handles well.

    My only problem is the they get called beetles as they are without making them sound like one too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Cavanagh View Post
    Its probably a nice car to drive, pity about the picnic table sticking out the back but I bet it goes and handles well.

    My only problem is the they get called beetles as they are without making them sound like one too.
    my maternal grandfather had, as his last car, one of the earliest 760/750s (sliding windows, cloth upholstery) & my father had as his first, & last, car a '55 "750". The latter was active in the Renault car club of South Australia. 750s were then universally called 'bugs' within the Renault fraternity so 'beetle' is not too much of a shift! Peter

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    Looks like it is going to be the first 4CV with Air Conditioning, going by the compressor fitted.
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