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  Topic: Sloppy gear shift
Cusser

Replies: 6
Views: 100

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Today 9:25 pm   Subject: Re: Sloppy gear shift
What I do is take the rubber pieces out of the kit and install them in the OG cage.

And see this; new ones can't even get the $%&$#@$%&^%$$^&&%$# dimensions right !!!!
https://www ...
  Topic: How Do I Remove 77 Pass. Conv. Mirror?
Cusser

Replies: 4
Views: 72

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Today 9:22 pm   Subject: Re: How Do I Remove 77 Pass. Conv. Mirror?
I cannot get gas pliers to turn the large two-sided nut that holds the assembly to the door.
What's gas pliers?


Channel lock pliers.

How the #$^$#@#$^&*$#@@@$%**%[email protected]$%&*&%^# w ...
  Topic: Just did the walk of shame.
Cusser

Replies: 16
Views: 352

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Today 1:12 pm   Subject: Re: Just did the walk of shame.
Just did the walk of shame
Heck, even Mrs. Cusser got over that !!!!



You know, when you're adjusting valves and go to start the engine up forgetting that the ratchet is still on the alternator ...
  Topic: Extra Blower Fan
Cusser

Replies: 2
Views: 54

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Today 1:07 pm   Subject: Re: Extra Blower Fan
I think it was used to boost heater air flow to the passengers.
  Topic: How Do I Remove 77 Pass. Conv. Mirror?
Cusser

Replies: 4
Views: 72

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Today 8:00 am   Subject: Re: How Do I Remove 77 Pass. Conv. Mirror?
I cannot get gas pliers to turn the large two-sided nut that holds the assembly to the door.
What's gas pliers? I've never had issues with mirror R&R on my 1971 Convertible, just protect the pa ...
  Topic: Bolt size for rear wheel bearing cover
Cusser

Replies: 4
Views: 45

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Today 7:56 am   Subject: Re: Bolt size for rear wheel bearing cover
use socket Allen headed bolts

Great idea. Ace Hardware.

I've used such for upper left engine mount on later engine cases.
  Topic: Oil Pump Removal - Loosen Case Bolts?
Cusser

Replies: 20
Views: 753

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:01 pm   Subject: Re: Oil Pump Removal - Loosen Case Bolts?
Cusser, how much additional oil would you say the pump filter adds to the system?

Beetlenut - that depends on the length of the filter used.

I use a filter of intermediate size on both my Maxi2 ...
  Topic: 5 rib 002 Bus transmission nuts
Cusser

Replies: 4
Views: 162

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:59 pm   Subject: Re: 5 rib 002 Bus transmission nuts
Ace Hardware near me carries both 7.0mm x 1.0mm stuff and 8.0mm x 1.25mm stuff.
  Topic: Another SB shimmy post
Cusser

Replies: 13
Views: 276

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:50 pm   Subject: Re: Another SB shimmy post
I don't see any picture in this thread.

Can someone please post a picture or diagram so I can see what you all are discussing, as I also have a Super? Thanks.

He's talking about the ends on the ...
  Topic: Oil Pump Removal - Loosen Case Bolts?
Cusser

Replies: 20
Views: 753

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:47 pm   Subject: Re: Oil Pump Removal - Loosen Case Bolts?
Many noted that the top fin needs to be ground off for proper fitment.

You know you'd think after all this time, CB would modify the design of the pump outlet cover. Yes, I had to take about two in ...
  Topic: Generator noise after installing new belt
Cusser

Replies: 3
Views: 144

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:43 pm   Subject: Re: Generator noise after installing new belt
Did the generator feel and sound OK when you spun it by hand while the old belt was off???
  Topic: Balancing engine parts at home.
Cusser

Replies: 22
Views: 872

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:20 am   Subject: Re: Balancing engine parts at home.
My Moresa 85.5mm pistons and wrist pins were remarkably close in weight when I assembled my engine in 2016-2017. I had new CB connecting rods, they were close too. So I didn't need to assign a conne ...
  Topic: US west coast road trip
Cusser

Replies: 26
Views: 681

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:17 am   Subject: Re: US west coast road trip
Just a quick note on your spare clutch cable. Make sure to carry a spare proper clutch wing nut or two! When the cable breaks that nut is LONG gone somewhere on the road...or off the side. I usually k ...
  Topic: Another SB shimmy post
Cusser

Replies: 13
Views: 276

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:15 am   Subject: Re: Another SB shimmy post
I don't see any picture in this thread.

Can someone please post a picture or diagram so I can see what you all are discussing, as I also have a Super? Thanks.
  Topic: questions on 74: what is this plug/connector?/EGR not connected
Cusser

Replies: 5
Views: 190

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:14 am   Subject: Re: questions on 74: what is this plug/connector?/EGR not connected
Was that wire for the VW diagnostic port thing, like to check timing?
  Topic: Can't tighten cylinder head
Cusser

Replies: 15
Views: 603

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:13 am   Subject: Re: Can't tighten cylinder head
Shocked This cannot be happening for real... It's a joke right?

I thought the upside down cylinders were a staged joke too.
  Topic: US west coast road trip
Cusser

Replies: 26
Views: 681

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:38 pm   Subject: Re: US west coast road trip
Most I ever did in one stretch in my VW was Santa Barbara back to Tempe AZ.

Google says 477 miles. 1835cc engine, Labor Day 1979. No, the engine did not "melt" !!! Gas shortage then, h ...
  Topic: Oil leak
Cusser

Replies: 3
Views: 110

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:44 pm   Subject: Re: Oil leak
Hey Guys I have a 1965 vw bug with a 1600 DP.. It did have a usual small oil leak by the valve covers..

Usual small oil leak by the valve covers??? I've had my 1970 since 1972, and my 1971 since 1 ...
  Topic: Need a little help
Cusser

Replies: 11
Views: 280

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:40 pm   Subject: Re: Need a little help
That's a time capsule !
  Topic: how do i pass smog with a 2180cc performance engine?
Cusser

Replies: 68
Views: 1736

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:13 pm   Subject: Re: how do i pass smog with a 2180cc performance engine?
In New York, anything 25 years and older is a safety only inspection.

Arizona has ZERO safety inspection.
 
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