I don't know what it takes to tool up new castings, but I see a lot of interest in air-cooled VW's on different forums. The lack of a good, late model DUAL PORT Type 1 VW is amazing to me. I'd buy ten of them. No, I'd buy TWENTY of them if they were done right. And with the amazing detail I see in resin I know it could be done.
There's so many projects that I haven't seen done yet that would incorporate good engines- Rail Buggies, Dragsters (blown, injected, the works), and my personal goal- a 70's vintage USAC midget (or two, or three) with the proper fuel-injected bug motor.
I've bought several extra Meyers Manx kits just for the engines because they are the most detailed I've seen . And even they're badly wrong- my pet peeve being they don't actually have cylinder heads. This is just LAZY tooling. Every decent model that I look at has CYLINDER HEADS. Jeesh. All the VW motors I've seen are also old-school single-port motors with carbs and intakes that are seriously lacking in realism and detail. The Manx has a little "stick" with a ball on top for a carb and manifold. Of course, it's CHROME...
Also, no outlets for cooling in the fan shroud. Air-cooled motors that don't have enough detail to show a cooling system. Hmmm. Let's see someone leave a radiator out of a kit with a Hemi.
Am I being selfish? Sorry. I need another cup of coffee.