I would like to take a quick minute to write about a few amazing components which I use on every VW that enters my shop. Ever go down the freeway in your bug in the fast lane or the slow lane? Suddenly, “Boom” your gas pedal goes to the floor and you lose all power, and you say to yourself… “That darn throttle cable fell out again!” Maybe the vise grips holding it all together fell off as well!
If you use this upgrade, it won’t happen again. These products are made with quality materials, and are very reasonably priced. I highly recommend the X-Celerator Pedal and the Clutch Pedal Shaft Upgrade Kit for your Bug! Every time I install these parts in a customer’s car, I always hear back, “Wow, the pedals work so nice.” – Bob Blackwell
Joseph Wheeler – Like nothing else…
Here are Joe’s previous comments to us, regarding a thorough review of his bug before another long journey…
In 2014 I commissioned an extensive restoration of our 1970 Meyers Manx dune buggy. I have had a number of VWs in the past and have often had issues with pedal assemblies. I had seen the ads for the X-Celerator Speed Wheel and Big Boy Clutch Pedal Shaft Kits (I love to wear my Croc’s when driving). I asked the builder (that uses them on all of his builds), and he convinced me that it was definitely worth it. After 2 years of use and many smiles later, I know he was absolutely correct, and I will be using both again on the Manx Resorter restoration that is currently in progress! You have my permission to use for any ads you’d like. Great products deserve it! Brian Giles – Kingsland, GA
I had been having problems with the throttle pedal in my 1972 CLASS11x Bug since I built it over the last 6 years! The clip on the little wheel kept falling off, and then… NO throttle… SO… when I saw your X-CELERATER SPEED WHEEL 2… I knew this was the solution to my problem!!
Well… I figured that as long as the pedal cluster had to be R&R’ed anyway… I will just install the CLUTCH PEDAL SHAFT UPGRADE, as I was tired of trying to hold cable in the “hook” with everything from “bag-ties” to “zip-ties”! ALL went together well, and have performed flawlessly since the install. When I have the time ( to stop driving ) I plan on doing the exact same procedure on my “OldManx” as well. Your products design & quality get an A+ rating from this 45+ year (retired now) wrench & VW lover.
– BILL SCHUSTER aka… OldManx DOS PERROS MOTORSPORTS
I drive my 1972 Meyer’s Tow’d all over town and have started to venture out a little bit farther lately. Last year we decided to drive from SoCal to St.Louis, so I wanted to upgrade a few things. We ordered the CLUTCH SHAFT and X-CELERATOR SPEED WHEEL from ClassicBugParts. I was a little nervous about driving “Lily” that far, but everything worked AWESOME! The pedal assembly from ClassicBugParts was one less thing I had to worry about. Thanks again. – Lori Ann Dario
The shaft upgrade has been likely the reason why I’ve not experienced clutch cable issues at all. With a simple wing nut adjuster added, it’s has been a rock solid setup – 20,000 miles since 2014. – Andy Burger
from Joseph Wheeler in North Carolina:
In preparing my buggy for the Norra 1000 race in April 2018, I am going over every nut, bolt, and part looking for something worn or weak. I have put 50,000 miles (now 67,000, updated in 6/2019) on the buggy since building it and have found a LOT of worn parts that will be replaced.
One part I was anxious to see was the Classic Bug Parts “Big Boy Clutch Pedal Shaft” set up, with the revised clutch cable attachment…
ClassicBugParts are awesome! No wear to the clutch cable and only two very small indents on the brass bushing that provides the “bearing” surface. This will get cleaned, greased and put back into service for the race.
As a side note, I run a Kennedy Stage I pressure Plate, so some extra force has been applied to the Classic Bug Parts equipment over the 50,000 miles.
Classic Bug Parts has the PUZZLE MANX stamp of approval.