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  Topic: GL 4 or GL 5 - "Official Gear Lube Topic"
Brian Anthony

Replies: 1301
Views: 499392

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:36 pm   Subject: Re: GL 4 or GL 5 - "Official Gear Lube Topic"
After reading the first few and last few pages of this post, I headed to the auto parts store to get some GL 4 gear oil. To my surprise there was no GL 4 oil on the shelf so I started reading all the ...
  Topic: Best looking bug you've ever seen
Brian Anthony

Replies: 59
Views: 2312

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:53 pm   Subject: Re: Best looking bug you've ever seen
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  Topic: power steering on a split bus
Brian Anthony

Replies: 27
Views: 8680

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:39 pm   Subject: Re: power steering on a split bus
An easier way to get power steering is to add an electric power unit in the steering column.

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  Topic: vintage license plates
Brian Anthony

Replies: 104
Views: 9918

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:21 pm   Subject: Re: vintage license plates
Just put these '65 Texas Truck plates on my '65 Double Cab.

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  Topic: Interior? TMI or Wolfsburg west?
Brian Anthony

Replies: 15
Views: 1080

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 9:17 pm   Subject: Re: Interior? TMI or Wolfsburg west?
TMI for stock and Sewfine for custom. Here's the Sewfine interior in my wife's '67 convertible.

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  Topic: 1600 dp in 67
Brian Anthony

Replies: 23
Views: 946

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 8:36 pm   Subject: Re: 1600 dp in 67
I bought this '67 Decklid from someone in Missouri. All three vents were welded in.

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  Topic: What have you done (to your bus) on quarantine?
Brian Anthony

Replies: 87
Views: 5432

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:09 pm   Subject: Re: What have you done (to your bus) on quarantine?
can you explain why you needed to increase caster? and why you did it this way? Just curious, never seen this done.

Increasing caster increases stability at speed. Here is a quote from the Bentley ...
  Topic: What have you done (to your bus) on quarantine?
Brian Anthony

Replies: 87
Views: 5432

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:29 pm   Subject: Re: What have you done (to your bus) on quarantine?
Painted the front beam for my '65 Double Cab while I had it out to modify the mount holes for increasing caster.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2029596.jpg
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  Topic: Distance of Center of Gravity above bumper mounts for rotisserie
Brian Anthony

Replies: 6
Views: 543

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:03 am   Subject: Re: Distance of Center of Gravity above bumper mounts
Yes, I used the 15" for the front and rear. I made both front and rear mounts adjustable in width. Most of these cars have been hit a few times in their life and the mounts may not be in the orig ...
  Topic: Distance of Center of Gravity above bumper mounts for rotisserie
Brian Anthony

Replies: 6
Views: 543

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:17 am   Subject: Re: Distance of Center of Gravity above bumper mounts
I finally decided to make the mounts adjustable. I went down to a local weld shop and had them punch a bunch of holes in some 1/2 x 6" flat bar.
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  Topic: 914 gear box fitting - a different way
Brian Anthony

Replies: 15
Views: 1000

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:44 pm   Subject: Re: 914 gear box fitting - a different way
Great looking install. Thanks for sharing.

Do you have the details on what you did to modify the VW reverse switch to work in the 901 box?
  Topic: Distance of Center of Gravity above bumper mounts for rotisserie
Brian Anthony

Replies: 6
Views: 543

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:13 pm   Subject: Distance of Center of Gravity above bumper mounts for rotisserie
I'm about to mount a '67 Bug sedan body to a rotisserie. I plan to make the mounts bolt to the bumper mount holes in the body. Does anyone know about how high the center of gravity of the body is meas ...
  Topic: Steering box removal from bus and then from steering column?
Brian Anthony

Replies: 13
Views: 650

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:37 pm   Subject: Re: steering box removal from bus and then from steering column???
There were two different manufactures of steering gearboxes for German buses, ZF and ATE. the main difference being how the column is mounted to the gearbox. On the ZE, the column is pressed into the ...
  Topic: My power assisted brake upgrade
Brian Anthony

Replies: 7
Views: 820

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:26 pm   Subject: Re: My power assisted brake upgrade
Do you plan to use a proportioning valve?
  Topic: A/C in a beetle?
Brian Anthony

Replies: 11
Views: 416

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:54 pm   Subject: Re: A/C in a beetle?
TheRide Okay. Do you have photos of how you did your condensers and your oil cooler?

Here is a picture of oil cooler and A/C condenser.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1247075.jpg

Her ...
  Topic: A/C in a beetle?
Brian Anthony

Replies: 11
Views: 416

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:49 pm   Subject: Re: A/C in a beetle?
I had a friend bring a few back from Germany about 10 years ago. He said he got the only ones the parts house could find. He had to wait a few days for them to be shipped in from other parts houses. ...
  Topic: Identifying steering box.
Brian Anthony

Replies: 4
Views: 292

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:06 pm   Subject: Re: Identifying steering box.
There were two different manufactures of steering gearboxes for the buses, ZF and ATE. the main difference being how the column is mounted to the gearbox. On the ZE the column is pressed into the top ...
  Topic: A/C in a beetle?
Brian Anthony

Replies: 11
Views: 416

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:50 pm   Subject: Re: A/C in a beetle?
Gilmore Enterprises has the best kit out there. The best part of their system is the dual condensers mounted under the car. Ask for the two belt option. Here's a kit in my wife's car.

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  Topic: My power assisted brake upgrade
Brian Anthony

Replies: 7
Views: 820

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:59 am   Subject: Re: My power assisted brake upgrade
Looking good so far. Do you have any updates? I'm about finished with my power steering conversion and brakes are next. Looking forward to your progress.
  Topic: My power assisted brake upgrade
Brian Anthony

Replies: 7
Views: 820

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:02 pm   Subject: Re: My power assisted brake upgrade
Keep the details coming. I'm looking at doing this also.
 
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