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Thread: The Turbo Zone (or cheesy 80's car commercials)

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    That was a stone axe motor. Not pretty to look at but pulled the A1 Rabbit just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaps10 View Post
    That was a stone axe motor. Not pretty to look at but pulled the A1 Rabbit just fine.
    Back in the day, I knew a Dodge racer that gave me some of his cast-off 1.7 performance parts for my Mk1 Rabbit (Golf) with the pathetic 1488cc engine. Not only did they make it pull the A1 just fine, I could crack the windshield on command with my throttle foot.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaps10 View Post
    That was a stone axe motor. Not pretty to look at but pulled the A1 Rabbit just fine.
    Aside from the original valve stem seal problem, those engines were stone-axe durable/reliable too.
    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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    You ain't metal till you got a clutch pedal

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    I tried DAMNED hard to get my Mum to buy a Mazda Cosmo, when I was young and silly.

    Actually, If I haD lots of money, and enough space I'd find a tidy one Still!

    The Vids aren't really cheesy, but the cars are VERY 80's






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    What a thread!



    This is not commercial but "feel the torque"...


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    Wrong decade but this should count:


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    A friend of mine sent this to me a week ago. A good trip down 1980's memory lane...lol. I not only remember the cars well, I had a couple Rabbits in highschool (late 80's). Both were 2-door gas models.

    Late build 2006 White Jetta BRM 5spd. Mile eater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vreihen View Post
    Does anyone have the early 1980's VW commercial with the GTI police car and officer saying to not speed through his part of North Carolina?????
    I finally found it!



    Well, I don't know about everywhere, but you just watch your step in this part of North Carolina.....

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    Oh yeah!


    Amazing to think that over a dozen years before VW/Audi offered the 150hp 1.8T, you could get a 150hp turbo 1.8 in a friggin' Cavalier. The engine was made in Brazil ... wonder if it was by the same company that made the engine for my 2003 MINI Cooper S?

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