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What year is this? by David Gravereaux
Is there a definitive "coffee table" book out there to help me refresh? I saw a flat window Super and forgot '72s were that way until someone reminded me... I'm losing it in my old age. -- -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.10 (GNU/Linux) Comment: When cryptography is outlawed,...
April 12th 12 11:35 PM
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Father Of The VW Beetle by Bill Berckman
In every VW book I have read, they cite Ferdinand Porsche as the person who designed the VW Beetle. I ran across some information today that disputes that. It says that an engineer by the name of Josep Ganz was the person responsible, but because he was Jewish, he was forced to leave Germany...
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April 7th 12 09:35 AM
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Those dowel pins on the flywheel. by Mr. K[_2_]
I was looking at this; and I wondered ; Why are those dowels so short. It would seem like they should be long enough to "fill" the flywheel and the crank . you know maybe another 3 mm in length. Does anyone make longer ones. and are there Oversize ones ? TIA -- Karma, What a concept!
March 24th 12 01:49 AM
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Oh no!!!!!! by DogDiesel
March 21st 12 02:08 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 07:27 AM
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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 04:44 AM
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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 10:26 PM
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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 06:32 PM
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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 04:42 AM
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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 07:23 PM
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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 12:22 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 01:51 PM
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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 06:00 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 06:18 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 10:16 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 06:32 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 08:49 PM
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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 01:05 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 08:19 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 04:44 AM
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