don't know anything about aircooled? venture over to the thesamba.com and start reading around. spoon feeding will not happen around here. oh, and a little heads up, it won't happen over there either.
and i took a minute and read thru this:
really? you can't afford to fix the possible lifter noise in the vr but you want to venture into the aircooled world? hate to break it to you snowflake but you're not going to find any running rust free aircooled vw for cheap in your general area that will not require a ton of work. likewise, i'm sure as hell not gonna tell you if i found/find one, that is reserved for my fellow aircooled owners, aka my 'aircooled buds'
was i being too harsh? yes? good. that was the point. the aircooled scene isn't for those with shallow pockets who want to keep their hands clean.
thought i remembered seeing you post before...
since you're obviously looking for the biggest scenster mobile you can get yourself into the MK4 crowd have a vehicle for you.