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About VW Bug Engine

The VW Bug engine is renowned for its reliable use in the original compact car, but it has become a hobbyist staple in a way that many never expected. The engine is the driving force — quite literally — behind so-called dune buggies. A dune buggy is, for lack of better imagery, a go-kart on steroids. The builders of these riotously fun vehicles fit a basic, rugged, but lightweight frame with the engine of a small car. So often, the drivers choose the Bug's engine. There are many rationalizations for this. First of all, the VW Bug engine is small yet powerful. Weight is considered above all when tweaking performance. Secondly, the engine was designed as an air-cooled system, so there is no need for the extra trouble of using a radiator. On eBay, there are a variety of VW Bug engine kits to be found. They include all of the parts needed to complete the setup, without the trouble of searching junkyards and auto parts stores. To complete the look, cover the engine with an original VW Bug engine tin. These metal covers protect the engine from the inevitable invasion of sand and dirt while adding a sharp look to an otherwise bare-bones vehicle.

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