Owl - Looking good, just like every other supercar.For those that are EV curious.
Every Electric Vehicle That's Expected in the Next Two Years
Yeah. At this point, it's worth ~nothing so no incentive to get rid of it until a showstopper happens or I need more.
Mind, an actual catalyst problem may actually BE a showstopper, because I need to keep my daily driver CARB-legal (since it may conceivably end up wearing CA plates) - $814 for an OEM front cat, another $400 for the rear cat (and it could be either one), and the only aftermarket parts are 48-state. But it's probably the downstream O2.
Nominally, cars brought into CA need to be at the emissions certification level they were at when manufactured.I'm looking at a possible cat replacement on the XC60. OEM one is $1,600 + 5 hours of labor. For some reason, they decided to put the catalytic converter as part of the downpipe. There is an aftermarket high-flow downpipe/cat option for just $500 which may be the route I take.
Question about the 48-state issue - I get that they are not allowed to be sold in CA and ME, but can't you bring a car to CA that already has one installed? If it performs as designed and meets the actual emission thresholds, how would the emission inspection station know if it's an aftermarket cat?
Anyone have any idea how difficult to find are semi automatic original beetles? My mother would really like to get her hands on one but I am guessing from a quick google that is is difficult to find them.
Yeah searching samba doesn't seem to come up with anything still for sale.
...the yellow one is tempting just for the novelty of being the same color as mine
Hmmm i just looked it up and apparently a new beetle can tow an old one, meaning I could potentially abuse the shop class rule of "you can do whatever you want as long as the car can leave at the end of the day" and look for just the transmission...
The instructor is an absolute sap and we went overtime a few classes to get cars out of there so it's mostly just to discourage, well, something as ridiculous as a transmission swap.That's some real dangerzone rule stuff there. I've laid up cars doing RIDICULOUSLY routine stuff because of unforeseen complications.
Excellent lets see how far I can get into this before mom changes her mind.You should be able to swap the trans in an old Beetle in less than a day. There's some linkages and mechanical parts in the interior that must be swapped as well, so you can't get just the transmission. Here's a how-to for going from semi-auto to manual to give you an idea of what's involved: http://www.mclaydon.com/beetle/autostick/pbucha.htm
Excellent lets see how far I can get into this before mom changes her mind.