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  Topic: Reindexing/suspension troubleshooting
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:07 pm   Subject: Re: Reindexing/suspension troubleshooting
here's a pic from behind. . .
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2096569.jpg
Here's a better question to figure out . . . Why is the body drooping on the left side while the engine is setting ...
  Topic: Do you use a torque wrench for spark plugs?
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:37 pm   Subject: Re: Do you use a torque wrench?
. . . engine that has a solid threaded insert.
Interesting that you mention that.
In over 40 years of messing with VWs, I don't ever remember using a torque wrench on a spark plug . . . and only on ...
  Topic: transaxle rebuild thread?
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Replies: 31
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PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:20 pm   Subject: Re: transaxle rebuild thread?
. . . People keep giving trash cores and wanting a nice trans in return.

A great place to start an article about transaxle rebuilding . . . what constitutes "JUNK", and how to identi ...
  Topic: Powdercoated Engine Tins/Fan Shroud
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Replies: 32
Views: 1153

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:29 pm   Subject: Re: Powdercoated Engine Tins/Fan Shroud
I will always source O.E. sheetmetal and repair as necessary.
And yes . . . fit, trim, and modify your parts before paint or powdercoat.
I changed my mind for manifolds AFTER powdercoating (used IDF ...
  Topic: 1957 oval build
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PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:54 pm   Subject: Re: 1957 oval build
In the words of Gene Winfield, "Every day is School Day..."!
Funny that for how long I have been messing around with VWs, and adding full-flow to my engines, I think that this is the first ...
  Topic: Jimmy Vís 54 Oval Project
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PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:41 pm   Subject: Re: Jimmy Vís 54 Oval Project
lookin' good Jimbo . . . keep up the good work!
  Topic: Oval glove box lid adjustment
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PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:36 pm   Subject: Re: Oval glove box lid adjustment
Also Iím crying as I write this as the glove box liner is crumbling as I fit it and needs a few repairs.....

Does anyone have ideas for strengthening a liner?

Thanks

Here's an idea for ya... ...
  Topic: Improving stock drum brakes? 63 beetle
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PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:52 pm   Subject: Re: Improving stock drum brakes? 63 beetle
old trick someone taught me a long time ago.

Ok, but why not both shoes "super stopper" ?

That old trick (using brake linings of different compositions in the same drum) can be eff ...
  Topic: Occasional Grinding in 2nd gear when downshifting
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PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:30 pm   Subject: Re: Occasional Grinding in 2nd gear when downshifting
Wait until you slowed down, and are making your turn, then grab 2nd.
I still remember my high school Auto Shop instructor telling us several times during the course . . . "It's cheaper to repl ...
  Topic: Unbreakable Autolock -- Buy it fast $29
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Replies: 20
Views: 860

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:10 pm   Subject: Re: Unbreakable Autolock -- Buy it fast $29
The brake pedal lock might actually work for the thief that is too stupid to know that a VW Bug can be driven using only the parking brake! Wink
I will be much more effective if placed on the clu ...
  Topic: Strange engine issue - likely cr to high
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PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:42 pm   Subject: Re: Strange engine issue - likely cr to high
10 psi is not good. Just saying Shocked
I agree! Fronts should have closer to 18-19 psi!!!! Rolling Eyes
Time to check for vacuum leak(s) . . . a leading cause of low tire pressure!
  Topic: How to tell engine displacement without disassembly... ?
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PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:57 pm   Subject: Re: How to tell engine displacement without disassembly... ?
. . . hoping in the future it will be useful to others.
Yes. . . THANK YOU for sharing! Cool
  Topic: Welded VW vs. Chinese cranks
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PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:58 pm   Subject: Re: Welded VW vs. Chinese cranks
Just throwing this out there Glen . . . some folks are able to screw-up a nice, new, hammer while playin' in their sandbox!!!
As for VW stroker crankshafts... Anything from 78.4 stroke or below . . . ...
  Topic: residual valve for rear?
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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:27 am   Subject: Re: residual valve for rear?
Are these valves used in any stock system from the factory?
Yes . . . residual pressure valves . . . used on a stock system from the factory.

Not convinced yet.
As Gene Winfield said, " ...
  Topic: residual valve for rear?
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Replies: 8
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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:08 pm   Subject: Re: residual valve for rear?
That could only happen if.......
You sound pretty sharp, so . . . Just a thought . . . https://techtalk.mpbrakes.com/how-to-series/brake-valve-overview
keep in mind while reading the info in the l ...
  Topic: residual valve for rear?
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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:23 pm   Subject: Re: residual valve for rear?
Running EMPI m/c 98-6022-B catalog says its the one to run with rear discs only in trikes. I'm putting it in the stock bug location. (different m/c for the front brakes; mustang II front end) will I ...
  Topic: VW Cylinder Head Quick Reference Sheet
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PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:03 pm   Subject: Re: VW Cylinder Head Quick Reference Sheet
Thanks for the pics! Can you post some of the rocker area?
Thank you AlteWagen for this informative thread!


https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2052947.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/galle ...
  Topic: Carb recomendation for stock 1600 dualport
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PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:02 pm   Subject: Re: Carb recomendation for stock 1600 dualport
. . . what are you running for jets?
Sorry that this does not exactly answer your question.
This is the story of my 40IDF Webers in a nutshell...

Purchased on eBay about 4 years ago . . .
$ ...
  Topic: VW Cylinder Head Quick Reference Sheet
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PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:37 pm   Subject: Re: VW Cylinder Head Quick Reference Sheet
Is it just me or does it look like CBs Panchito casting?
Some more info on the redesigned Autolinea 043

https://blog.bbt4vw.com/2018/05/25/friday-product-update-194/

Comparing the photos in th ...
  Topic: Carb recomendation for stock 1600 dualport
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PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:39 pm   Subject: Re: Carb recomendation for stock 1600 dualport
HEY JAYBUG73 . . . welcome to TheSamba.com!!!! Very Happy

I am able to make a side-by-side comparison of what you are asking . . . or at least close to what you are asking.

I have two bugs (a 1970 sed ...
 
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