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  Topic: mak65 - [email protected] - Mark Kuntze
BearBroth

Replies: 6
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PostForum: Buyer and Seller Feedback   Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:08 pm   Subject: Re: mak65 - [email protected] - Mark Kuntze
Outcome:

VERY, very long story short, Paypal's initial decision was to have him return my parts and for me to issue him a refund. As much as I was hellbent on not issuing this dude a refund on prin ...
  Topic: mak65 - [email protected] - Mark Kuntze
BearBroth

Replies: 6
Views: 812

PostForum: Buyer and Seller Feedback   Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:11 pm   Subject: Re: mak65 - [email protected] - Mark Kuntze
Personally, if I was buying a used 50+ year-old part, I wouldn't have made this big of an assumption. Maybe if I squint my eyes and ignore a bunch of due diligence as a buyer I could see it.

I cer ...
  Topic: mak65 - [email protected] - Mark Kuntze
BearBroth

Replies: 6
Views: 812

PostForum: Buyer and Seller Feedback   Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:57 am   Subject: Re: mak65 - [email protected] - Mark Kuntze
The buckets were for sale. The one-piece, stamped steel buckets.

The headlight adjusters, the plastic bits with screws that attach to the buckets, were only there because I didn't take them off. ...
  Topic: mak65 - [email protected] - Mark Kuntze
BearBroth

Replies: 6
Views: 812

PostForum: Buyer and Seller Feedback   Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:50 pm   Subject: Re: mak65 - [email protected] - Mark Kuntze
Advertised headlight buckets and rings with free shipping. He bought 2 buckets.

This the unedited, original ad still up because I have a few more.

IF I had any of the hardware, I would send it ...
  Topic: Spotted!
BearBroth

Replies: 4
Views: 416

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:36 am   Subject: Re: Spotted!
No it doesn't look totally neglected save for the low tire so maybe it's just taking a long rest. The paint looks like faded original color (Mango Green?) and the primer spot on the front fender lip, ...
  Topic: Spotted!
BearBroth

Replies: 4
Views: 416

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:04 pm   Subject: Spotted!
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1805624.jpg

Spotted by an out-of-state friend who doesn't know much about VWs. She took and sent me a pic asking what it was because she sees it on her way t ...
  Topic: Need Help Help Identifying This Balupunkt Radio
BearBroth

Replies: 6
Views: 225

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:20 pm   Subject: Re: Need Help Help Identifying This Balupunkt Radio
I thought it looked like the Frankfurt too but the 3 station preset buttons in the middle are blank and have no indication of ever having any letters on them (no indentations). The knobs are a little ...
  Topic: Need Help Help Identifying This Balupunkt Radio
BearBroth

Replies: 6
Views: 225

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:50 pm   Subject: Re: Need Help Help Identifying This Balupunkt Radio
Thank you! I've been looking at every resource I could find trying to fifure out the model without any luck. I'll stick my grape under the dash and look for that label. Thanks again.
  Topic: Need Help Help Identifying This Balupunkt Radio
BearBroth

Replies: 6
Views: 225

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:06 pm   Subject: Need Help Help Identifying This Balupunkt Radio
Can anyone tell me anything about this radio? (besides the obvious "it's an am/fm Blaupunkt).
I believe it's original to our bus and it's lived in the dash forever.

Thanks in advance!

ht ...
  Topic: Universal Case hard to turn Even without pistons and....
BearBroth

Replies: 13
Views: 1738

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:07 am   Subject: Universal Case hard to turn Even without pistons and....
...This might be a "duh" moment here but... are you sure the oil slinger on the snout of the crank is facing the right direction? If this is facing the wrong way... it will cause all of the ...
  Topic: Aluminum Case Crack
BearBroth

Replies: 13
Views: 2001

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:15 am   Subject: Aluminum Case Crack
Thank you all so much for the advice.

Unfortunately, my reaction is typical to most humans faced with disaster - the 5 stages of grief: Denial, anger, negotiation, depression, and acceptance.

...
  Topic: Aluminum Case Crack
BearBroth

Replies: 13
Views: 2001

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:48 am   Subject: Aluminum Case Crack
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/296424_278793718798751_100000043758438_1216918_226803192_n.jpg

http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/300863_278793668798756_100000043758438_121 ...
  Topic: Aluminum Case Crack
BearBroth

Replies: 13
Views: 2001

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:57 pm   Subject: Aluminum Case Crack
Thanks for the nod on the quote Supervert. It's one my favorites.
  Topic: Aluminum Case Crack
BearBroth

Replies: 13
Views: 2001

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:55 pm   Subject: Aluminum Case Crack
Dale, you're probably right and I got the name wrong. It is right behind the flywheel right by #1 cylinder. I apologize for no pic, I wasn't home when I posted but I'll post one when I get home.
it' ...
  Topic: Aluminum Case Crack
BearBroth

Replies: 13
Views: 2001

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:05 am   Subject: Aluminum Case Crack
...so I bought a brand new aluminum case a few years ago from the local VW parts house and I am finally building something with it. The motor has been assembled and disassembled twice but has never tu ...
  Topic: Help all Thing 181 spindle experts. Give me the facts
BearBroth

Replies: 39
Views: 10496

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:23 pm   Subject: Help all Thing 181 spindle experts. Give me the facts
You can use Thing spindles with stock bug arms if you flip the lower arm on your stock bug beam? -

Yes, many suggest slightly machining a lip on the arms to allow the BJ to seat "correctly&qu ...
  Topic: Clutch/shifting issues.
BearBroth

Replies: 22
Views: 2458

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:13 am   Subject: Clutch/shifting issues.
Yup, me too... Confused
  Topic: Clutch/shifting issues.
BearBroth

Replies: 22
Views: 2458

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:23 am   Subject: Clutch/shifting issues.
...well problem has been fixed!

...please don't ask me what caused the problem as I still have no earthly idea what caused it.

After pulling the motor a total of 13 times (yes... 13) and repla ...
  Topic: Clutch/shifting issues.
BearBroth

Replies: 22
Views: 2458

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:28 am   Subject: Clutch/shifting issues.
Thanks for replying Bill. I thought this too. I did measure the disc(s). The new one I had originally installed measured at 9.2mm new. I figured I had perhaps bent it while installing the motor (altho ...
  Topic: Do it Yourself Wiring Harness
BearBroth

Replies: 9
Views: 3483

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:20 am   Subject: Do it Yourself Wiring Harness
http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa247/Americankettler/My%201968%20Baja%20Bug/BajaBugWiringHarness1.jpg

Looks neat and well thought-out. I just completed the complete re-wiring of a baja but it t ...
 
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