It’s been awhile since I updated anything about the 1965 Rat Beetle. Moving slowly forward but hopefully it can be ready for Safety Inspection this spring/summer.

All of the old (complete!) brake system was thrown in the thrash and replaced with brand new parts. New shocks all around too. New wheel bearings. New hoses, brakelines and every nut/bolt is new in the brakesystem. Fenders have been removed for clean up and new blackbody/ship paint applied to underside. Going to be re-installed with new bolts and seals, anti rust wax etc.

Engine have been worked on also, valves adjusted, new oilsump/gaskets, new: sparkplugs, dist.cap, ignition coil and wiring, rotor, condensator, restored Solex 30-pict carb, new fuel lines everywhere, new exhaust system and all gaskets, restored 12v generator and new Bosch charge relay and 12v generator stand, new fan belt and pulley, new throttle cable etc.

That’s it for now! Next up is transmission overhaul and then test start the engine for first time in 20 years…

This is a well built portable/wireless modern stereo in a cool retro suitcase. It has loud speakers with lots of bass, aux/mp3 connection for smartphone. USB connection lso. Volume button, treble, bass etc adjustment. Built in charger and battery so this can play wireless on the beach or at a meeting/event for 10 hours without charging. We have built suitcase stereos since 2007.

Want a stereo like this? A ready to play “standard stereo/suitcase” like this would cost around $300 or 290 Euros. Send an e-mail to: 4sale@maindrive.org
And we will start building your retro dream stereo…

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This is a portable stereo in a vintage suitcase. It has Volume, bass, treble buttons. Amplifier. Dual speakers, discants and 12v battery backup and charger. Aux to hook up to your smartphone. Built the first in 2007. Going to build a new so this one might be up for sale. If you are interested to buy this suitcase (can ship) send a message to: 4sale@maindrive.org

Portable stereo in a vintage suitcase. Built my first in 2007. Going to build a new so this one might be up for sale...