Welcome to The Kaddie Shack..... Your One-Stop Shop For Air-Cooled VW Stuff.

Thanks for stopping by our website!   Our store is located at:

The Kaddie Shack
1609 Walnut St
Pasadena, CA 91106

We're a family owned and operated shop specializing in air-cooled VW Parts and Accessories. We love what we do here and do what we love: Working with air-cooled VW's.  Every one of us drives a VW, lives VW's, and enjoys making a VW even better than it was when it came out of the factory.  To us, this is just plain FUN and we love every minute of it.

We specialize in Kadron carburetors, also known as Solex 40/44 EIS, used on Volkswagen air-cooled engines.  Although these never came stock on them, there have been tens of thousands of sets sold for approximately 40 years for mild-to-high performance applications.  When they're properly set up, they're easy to use and extremely durable dual carburetor set-up.  Dollar for dollar, they're the best performance modification you can do to a VW, especially when you don't want to break the bank. We can make 'em go faster and run better than anyone in the industry.

Whatever you need for your project: whether it be parts, service, or accessories; we've got it.  This website is just a representation of the kinds of products we offer, so if you don't see what you're looking for, we probably still handle it. Pick upi the phone and give us a buzz, or email us.  We're happy to help!

We're a full-line Air-Cooled VW Parts source!

We carry many other stock, restoration, and high-performance for VW's, not just Kadron stuff.  Take a look around.  If you don't see it on our website, please call us or shoot us an email for a quote.  One thing sets us apart from any other VW aftermarket supplier:  WE GIVE TOP-NOTCH SERVICE.  Whether you're looking for new or used parts, we take pride in our stuff, and give fast support when you need it.

Custom Engine Builds, Engine Kits, Cylinder Heads, and Dyno-Tuning

We'd love to help you make your VW powerplant be all that it can be.  With our in-house engine dynomometer, race-proven technology, and experience building custom motors, we can help you build the engine of your dreams, whether it be a frugal mileage-maker, to an all-out race car; a show-winner, or a daily driver. Bug, Bus, or Off-road machine.... we'd love to help.  One thing that sets us aside from the competition is that we love to get involved when you have questions for your build.

 


 
Caster Shims, pair Dual Port Kit - Red
Caster Shims, pairDual Port Kit - Red
Long ago, car enthusiasts discovered that going faster or lowering a car causes the caster angle to change, causing the car to wander, particularly at high speeds. If you install these shims under the front beam, the caster angle can be changed,...

These boots replace your old cracked intake boots. this fits between dual port end castings and the center section. Includes dual port intake gaskets. Black boots are available. 

$8.95

$8.95

EMPI Chrome Alternator, Type 1 Engines - 75 amp EMPI Replacement Alternator, Type 1 Engines - 55 amp
EMPI Chrome Alternator, Type 1 Engines - 75 ampEMPI Replacement Alternator, Type 1 Engines - 55 amp

EMPI chrome alternator provides a whopping 75 amps of power to those big off-road lights and/or bumping stereo!

EMPI replacement alternator.  This alternator is internally regulated and requires no voltage regulator.

$119.95

$89.95

EMPI Replacement Starter, 12V, except Auto Stick EMPI Wheel Bearing, Front Inner, '46 to '65 Type 1
EMPI Replacement Starter, 12V, except Auto StickEMPI Wheel Bearing, Front Inner, '46 to '65 Type 1

Starter giving you a hard time?  Here's a great replacement.  It's 12V, but will not fit Autostick Beetles.

EMPI wheel bearings are of overall good quality, and at a great price.  NOTE: Bearing in photo is for representation purposes only.  It may not look exactly like the one you're after.

$83.95

$7.95

EMPI Wheel Bearing, Front Inner, '66 to '68 Type 1 EMPI Wheel Bearing, Front Inner, '69+ Type 1, 68+ Type 3
EMPI Wheel Bearing, Front Inner, '66 to '68 Type 1EMPI Wheel Bearing, Front Inner, '69+ Type 1, 68+ Type 3

EMPI wheel bearings are of overall good quality, and at a great price.  NOTE: Bearing in photo is for representation purposes only.  It may not look exactly like the one you're after.

Use the best quality wheel bearings for longevity, operation, and reliability. These bearings will be German, FAG, SKF, or equal in manufacturing tolerances. This is the very best line we carry. NOTE: Bearing in photo is for representation...

$6.95

$7.95

EMPI Wheel Bearing, Front Outer, '46 to '65 Type 1 EMPI Wheel Bearing, Front Outer, '66 & up Type 1, all Type 3
EMPI Wheel Bearing, Front Outer, '46 to '65 Type 1EMPI Wheel Bearing, Front Outer, '66 & up Type 1, all Type 3

EMPI wheel bearings are of overall good quality, and at a great price.  NOTE: Bearing in photo is for representation purposes only.  It may not look exactly like the one you're after.

EMPI wheel bearings are of overall good quality, and at a great price.  NOTE: Bearing in photo is for representation purposes only.  It may not look exactly like the one you're after.

$7.95

$6.95

EMPI Wheel Bearing, Rear Inner, IRS EMPI Wheel Bearing, Rear Outer, IRS
EMPI Wheel Bearing, Rear Inner, IRSEMPI Wheel Bearing, Rear Outer, IRS

EMPI wheel bearings are of overall good quality, and at a great price.  NOTE: Bearing in photo is for representation purposes only.  It may not look exactly like the one you're after.

EMPI wheel bearings are of overall good quality, and at a great price.  NOTE: Bearing in photo is for representation purposes only.  It may not look exactly like the one you're after.

$7.95

$13.95

EMPI Wheel Bearing, Rear, Swing Axle Front Beam Bolts, Caster Shim Bolts - Pair
EMPI Wheel Bearing, Rear, Swing AxleFront Beam Bolts, Caster Shim Bolts - Pair

EMPI wheel bearings are of overall good quality, and at a great price.  NOTE: Bearing in photo is for representation purposes only.  It may not look exactly like the one you're after.

Long ago, car enthusiasts discovered that going faster or lowering a car causes the caster angle to change, causing the car to wander, particularly at high speeds. If you install these shims under the front beam, the caster angle can be changed,...

$8.95

$5.95

Front Wheel Bearing Seal, '65 and earlier Type 1 Front Wheel Bearing Seal, '66 and later Type 1 with Disc Brakes
Front Wheel Bearing Seal, '65 and earlier Type 1Front Wheel Bearing Seal, '66 and later Type 1 with Disc Brakes

Replace your wheel seals every time you service the bearings and brakes. Note: Photo for illustration pursoses only. Yours may not look exactly the same.

Replace your wheel seals every time you service the bearings and brakes. Note: Photo for illustration pursoses only. Yours may not look exactly the same.

$2.95

$2.95

Front Wheel Bearing Seal, '66 to '68 Type 1 with Drum Brakes Front Wheel Bearing Seal, '69 and later Type 1 with Drum Brakes
Front Wheel Bearing Seal, '66 to '68 Type 1 with Drum BrakesFront Wheel Bearing Seal, '69 and later Type 1 with Drum Brakes

Replace your wheel seals every time you service the bearings and brakes. Note: Photo for illustration pursoses only. Yours may not look exactly the same.

Replace your wheel seals every time you service the bearings and brakes. Note: Photo for illustration pursoses only. Yours may not look exactly the same.

$2.95

$2.95

Generator/Alternator Stand Deflector Plate Generator/Alternator Stand Gasket, sold each
Generator/Alternator Stand Deflector PlateGenerator/Alternator Stand Gasket, sold each

Installs under the stand to prevent oil from sloshing up when the engine is running.  Be sure to order the top and bottom gaskets to keep it from leaking!

Installs above and below the oil deflector plate.  Sold each.  ORDER TWO.

$1.95

$0.95

Genuine Bosch Alternator - 55 AMP - New Genuine Bosch Starter, 12V, New, Fits Type 1,2,3; incl autostick
Genuine Bosch Alternator - 55 AMP - NewGenuine Bosch Starter, 12V, New, Fits Type 1,2,3; incl autostick

Genuine Bosch factory replacement alternator.  This alternator is internally regulated and requires no voltage regulator.

Nothing beats a genuine Bosch starter to replace your old tired worn-out unit.  The new design is self-supporting, so it even works on auto-sticks.

$279.95

$159.95

Official Kaddie Shack T-Shirt Oil Change Gasket and Seal Kit, Made in Germany
Official Kaddie Shack T-ShirtOil Change Gasket and Seal Kit, Made in Germany

Get your Official Kaddie Shack T-shirt and drive in style in your VW!

Use quality oil change gaskets and seals every oil change to prevent oil leaks.  Fits 1300cc and larger Type 1 and 3 engines

$14.95

$2.95

Old School Norris Cams Jake Jacome Kaddie Shack T-Shirt Permatex Muffler and Tailpipe Sealant
Old School Norris Cams Jake Jacome Kaddie Shack T-ShirtPermatex Muffler and Tailpipe Sealant

Celebrate VW racing, old school tradition and style, and all the best of the Norris/Kadron performance combo with this exclusive t-shirt. It's bound to be a collectors item in just a few short years.

This is an excellent sealer for sealing between slip-flanges on headers. It is water soluble for easy clean-up, but cures to rock hard when heated to exhaust temperatures and seals extremely well. Put an end to exhaust leaks once and for all. Used by professional engine builders

$14.95

$5.95

QUALITY Wheel Bearing, Front Inner, '46 to '65 Type 1 QUALITY Wheel Bearing, Front Inner, '66 to '68 Type 1
QUALITY Wheel Bearing, Front Inner, '46 to '65 Type 1QUALITY Wheel Bearing, Front Inner, '66 to '68 Type 1

Use the best quality wheel bearings for longevity, operation, and reliability. These bearings will be German, FAG, SKF, or equal in manufacturing tolerances. This is the very best line we carry. NOTE: Bearing in photo is for representation...

Use the best quality wheel bearings for longevity, operation, and reliability. These bearings will be German, FAG, SKF, or equal in manufacturing tolerances. This is the very best line we carry. NOTE: Bearing in photo is for representation...

$21.95

$12.95

QUALITY Wheel Bearing, Front Inner, '69+ Type 1, 68+ Type 3 QUALITY Wheel Bearing, Front Outer, '46 to '65 Type 1
QUALITY Wheel Bearing, Front Inner, '69+ Type 1, 68+ Type 3QUALITY Wheel Bearing, Front Outer, '46 to '65 Type 1

Use the best quality wheel bearings for longevity, operation, and reliability. These bearings will be German, FAG, SKF, or equal in manufacturing tolerances. This is the very best line we carry. NOTE: Bearing in photo is for representation...

Use the best quality wheel bearings for longevity, operation, and reliability. These bearings will be German, FAG, SKF, or equal in manufacturing tolerances. This is the very best line we carry. NOTE: Bearing in photo is for representation...

$12.95

$21.95

QUALITY Wheel Bearing, Front Outer, '66 & up Type 1, all Type 3 QUALITY Wheel Bearing, Rear Inner, IRS
QUALITY Wheel Bearing, Front Outer, '66 & up Type 1, all Type 3QUALITY Wheel Bearing, Rear Inner, IRS

Use the best quality wheel bearings for longevity, operation, and reliability. These bearings will be German, FAG, SKF, or equal in manufacturing tolerances. This is the very best line we carry. NOTE: Bearing in photo is for representation...

Use the best quality wheel bearings for longevity, operation, and reliability. These bearings will be German, FAG, SKF, or equal in manufacturing tolerances. This is the very best line we carry. NOTE: Bearing in photo is for representation...

$12.95

$13.95

QUALITY Wheel Bearing, Rear Outer, IRS QUALITY Wheel Bearing, Rear, Swing Axle
QUALITY Wheel Bearing, Rear Outer, IRSQUALITY Wheel Bearing, Rear, Swing Axle

Use the best quality wheel bearings for longevity, operation, and reliability. These bearings will be German, FAG, SKF, or equal in manufacturing tolerances. This is the very best line we carry. NOTE: Bearing in photo is for representation...

Use the best quality wheel bearings for longevity, operation, and reliability. These bearings will be German, FAG, SKF, or equal in manufacturing tolerances. This is the very best line we carry. NOTE: Bearing in photo is for representation...

$33.95

$21.95

Rear Axle Cotter Pin, all Rear Wheel Bearing Seal Kit, Swing Axle
Rear Axle Cotter Pin, allRear Wheel Bearing Seal Kit, Swing Axle

Don't reuse your bent up and broken cotter pin when pulling your drum.  Replace it.  It's always good to have a couple extra of these on hand when you need 'em.

Swing axle wheel seal and gasket kit.  Comes with wheel seal, two o-rings, gasket, and shim.

$0.95

$4.95

Rear Wheel Bearing Seal, IRS Valve Cover Gaskets, pair, Made in Germany
Rear Wheel Bearing Seal, IRSValve Cover Gaskets, pair, Made in Germany

IRS wheel seals.  Takes two on each side, so you need four to do both sides. Note: Photo for illustration pursoses only. Yours may not look exactly the same.

Quality valve cover gaskets should be replaced regularly to prevent oil leaks.  Fits 1300cc and larger Type 1 and 3 engines

$3.95

$2.95

Vintage Style Fog Lights with Brackets, Pair
Vintage Style Fog Lights with Brackets, Pair

These fog lights give a unique vintage look to most any VW. They fit Bugs, Ghias, and Type 3's by bolting right up to the bumper mounting brackets. These lights are powered by 12V, so you must have a 12V system to run them in early cars. They are...

$124.95