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Oh no!!!!!! by DogDiesel
March 21st 12 03:08 AM
by Jan Andersson[_4_] Go to last post
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Whats it cost. by DogDiesel
To restore a VW air-cooled these days. A few scenarios . A disassembled rolling good body bug. With and without a motor. One with welded in rust repair panels. that needs assembled and painted. Not running. or with the original motor that was running when it was parked. A running...
March 18th 12 08:27 AM
by John[_28_] Go to last post
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Frugal Personalized Plate by Mr. K[_2_]
did you hear about the guy that couldn't afford a Personalized license plate, so he changed his name to RLR 406 Happy St. Patty's Day. -- Karma, What a concept!
March 17th 12 05:44 AM
by Mr. K[_2_] Go to last post
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Someone is restoring my 67 Frannie!!!! Link to pics by Jan Andersson[_4_]
OMG!! I was just contacted by a guy in Finland, someone told him I once owned his newly bought 67 beetle... true enough! He wanted engine specs. My Frannie is alive! And WELL! Being restored right now!! Sadly, he painted it with a different color, but still.. the old girl is getting a new...
March 11th 12 11:26 PM
by DogDiesel Go to last post
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Air vs coil by euroteam1
I am a retired Pastor trying something new. I just acquired a V W Beetle/dune buggy. Apparently the kids who tried to build it couldn't figure out how to raise the body of the dune buggy up from the V W chassis to fit the 20" spoke rims. They put 2 pieces of HY 80 angle iron in to replace the...
March 8th 12 07:32 PM
by P.J.Berg[_9_] Go to last post
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Today's hint; by Mr. K[_2_]
well, installing an engine in a '71 Van went pretty well, but I forgot to thread the accelerator cable as it went in. So, being claustrophobic , I found a long tube the same dimensions as the original throttle tube. Push that thru inches longer and it was a lot easier to find down under. Hope...
March 6th 12 05:42 AM
by Mr. K[_2_] Go to last post
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Valve Guide erosion by Mr. K[_2_]
On two intake valve guides No.2 and 4 under the valve the guide is rounded off like eroded. one valve got stuck open. that's why I pulled the heads. The other guides are just perfect. this is a type 2 engine circa 1971, dual port. I wonder, anyone have an idea what went wrong here? -- Karma,...
March 2nd 12 08:23 PM
by Mr. K[_2_] Go to last post
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Cuban Combi,s by John[_28_]
Watched a travel show on Cuba and there was a bay window Combi which appeared to have a black radiator grille in the front panel. As opposed to having a radiator hanging off the bull bar with hoses to a Subaru engine in the back. Anyone know about it?
February 16th 12 01:22 AM
by P.J.Berg[_8_] Go to last post
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71 Ghia Convertible top latch replacement by Steve Mc
Is it just those 2 screws, or is there something hidden whereas the top needs to come off to replace the latch? I don't want to get into something I possibly can't finish. Thanks, --
February 14th 12 02:51 PM
by Steve Mc Go to last post
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Ball Joint Q. by Mr. K[_2_]
How difficult is it to press out/in ball joints ? '71 Ghia. -- Karma, What a concept!
February 12th 12 07:00 PM
by Mr. K[_2_] Go to last post
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Clutch question. by Mr. K[_2_]
My type 1 has taken to not wanting to go into R. after sitting awhile. If I first put it in first then it goes into R. w/o a grinding. Whats'up? -- Karma, What a concept!
January 30th 12 07:18 PM
by Mr. K[_2_] Go to last post
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'71 Horn wiring Q. by Mr. K[_2_]
I'm trying to get the horn button in the center of the steering wheel working again. there are 2 wires under the button one is (grounded) down the tube and the other seems' to connect to" brushes" the make contact while the wheel is turning. the Q. is where does this second wire go? can I find...
January 11th 12 11:16 PM
by Jim Ed Go to last post
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A light horn? by Mr. K[_2_]
I think it's more an AutoBahn thing, but I'm thinking of a light horn. Any ideas? It's to go on a '71 Ghia. I might add air horns too. -- Karma, What a concept!
January 3rd 12 07:32 AM
by Robert Smits Go to last post
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retro fitting a fuel reserve petcock by Mr. K[_2_]
I see in the catalogue that they still sell a reserve valve for the bottom of a type one gas tank. but apparently changed the threaded part after '61. what would be involved in fitting one to a newer. say '71 ghia tank? TIA> -- Karma, What a concept!
December 25th 11 09:49 PM
by Mr. K[_2_] Go to last post
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Merry Christmas! by P.J.Berg[_8_]
For those still following this group: I wish you and yours a Merry Christmas from Oslo Norway J. -- P.J.Berg --- Posted via news://freenews.netfront.net/ - Complaints to ---
December 25th 11 02:05 PM
by KWW[_2_] Go to last post
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Midnight Repairs by David Gravereaux
He came down the back drive just before midnight on Christmas Eve. I was out in the shop, about to call it a night when I heard the unmistakable sound of a Volkswagen running on three cylinders. Bad valve. It was an early model high-roof delivery van. Bright red with white trim. He pulled up...
December 24th 11 09:19 PM
by John J Stafford[_2_] Go to last post
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"Generator" light glows rather dimly by Mr. K[_2_]
of course only while the car is running. turning on the lights doesn't seem to make it brighter. Is this to be expected in a 42 y.o. type 1. I just replaced the regulator with a Nueva any ideas? -- Karma, What a concept!
December 24th 11 05:44 AM
by Mr. K[_2_] Go to last post
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holiday wishes by LeRoy
Merry Christmas to all from South Western Ontario Canada .
December 23rd 11 03:25 AM
by Jan Andersson[_4_] Go to last post
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5 Ply intake boots by P.J.Berg[_8_]
For the stock twin port intake: http://www.dougsbnb.com/store/Scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=17 J. -- P.J.Berg --- Posted via news://freenews.netfront.net/ - Complaints to ---
December 17th 11 07:56 AM
by John[_28_] Go to last post
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preheater troubles by David Gravereaux
basically a stock motor with an EMPI 3417 exhaust. preheater tubes are connected, but does little work keeping the manifold warm. Most likely from the less backpressure pushes little exhaust gases though now. Is there such a thing as an electric heater blanket I can wrap the manifold in or maybe...
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December 14th 11 06:11 PM
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