Saturday, July 21, 2018
I ordered one of WW's reproduced positive battery cables since I'm restoring the pan...which kind of doesn't make sense because a few years ago - I'd ordered an original from Volkswagen and paid way too much money for it. So, since I seem to enjoy 'rabbit holes', let's compare the $20 WW version to the, uh, not $20 VW version, eh?
The WW version is very well made - very nice construction and solidly made. In fact, I'm going to put it into use on the car when the pan goes back together.
Overall, the Wolfsburg West cable is a very nice part that will look great on a restoration.
I've been real happy with the quality of parts that come from them over the years. It's a shame they don't get more into Type 3 parts.
This company makes them for pretty much every ACVW platform except Type 3. Looks like they've got the base plates for IDFs, the covers and a system that'll work on a Beetle. They've got several versions and each one seems to have something that I like.
I may just have to get some foam insulation or thin sheet metal and get out the rivet gun and come up with something, then figure out how to make fiberglass molds.
The other idea would be to flip the carb hats around and pull the air in from the side of the engine bay and eliminate the giant air cleaner in the middle of the engine. Maybe use a small air filter inside of the pipe or use the RamFlo foam filters inside of the carb hats...there's a way to make it work.