So last year Hagerty released this rather amazing time-lapse video of a complete rebuilding of an air-cooled VW Beetle engine. The production of the video is quite top notch.
But I just came across a follow-up video to this rebuild which is more or less a “how it was made/commentary” on the video itself.
I was kind of shocked that the guy doing the rebuild was totally new to it. Obviously, the guy is a mechanic, but had no experience with air-cooled VWs. I’m rather shocked at the commentary revealing how at times, they don’t seem to really know what they are doing and just went along with things as best they could.
I never noticed that one of the case savers came out with the head stud, the same issue I had with my AH rebuild.
The talk about a lot of the problems they encountered, and even basic mistakes they made.
I liked the commentary on the EMPI aluminum case. They are the types of commentary on products I wish were more common out there. Maybe I should strive for that in my posts but from an “amateur learning” perspective since I’m definitely not always sure of what I’m saying.
Excellent video. I’m always learning something.