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  Topic: 77 convertible project car - finishing a partial restoration
DeMinimis

Replies: 46
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PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:54 am   Subject: Re: 77 convertible project car - finishing a partial restoration
Last Bug, I put them in the luggage compartment (speaker boxes). I'll do the same with this one. Not ideal, but works.
  Topic: '78 Vert: Okay, after nearly 14 years, I'm out of excuses
DeMinimis

Replies: 53
Views: 3390

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:23 am   Subject: Re: '78 Vert: Okay, after nearly 14 years, I'm out of excuses
Thank you sir. Air compressor down. New one arrives Thursday. I have a feeling I'm going to get back after this.
  Topic: 77 convertible project car - finishing a partial restoration
DeMinimis

Replies: 46
Views: 1287

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2021 12:51 pm   Subject: Re: 77 convertible project car - finishing a partial restoration
First question:
Any chance I can find a "stock" radio for this.
Radio is missing

I got lucky about a decade ago and found this new in the box unit on ebay (had to stay up until 3AM to w ...
  Topic: '78 Vert: Okay, after nearly 14 years, I'm out of excuses
DeMinimis

Replies: 53
Views: 3390

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:59 pm   Subject: Re: '78 Vert: Okay, after nearly 14 years, I'm out of excuses
Thank you sir. Engine purred, but it was only a matter of time before the broken connectors, dried FI seals, etc started causing problems. I really do need to get back to work on it.
  Topic: '78 Vert: Okay, after nearly 14 years, I'm out of excuses
DeMinimis

Replies: 53
Views: 3390

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:35 am   Subject: Re: '78 Vert: Okay, after nearly 14 years, I'm out of excuses
Just a non-update. I've been busy with house projects, so the Bug languishes in large part. I did sandblast tin and exhaust and repaint as required. I also tackled the old Bosch FI connectors. The ...
  Topic: fender undercoating...was this factory stuff?
DeMinimis

Replies: 12
Views: 424

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:02 am   Subject: Re: fender undercoating...was this factory stuff?
My '78 has/had it. Stuff was everywhere. Got after it with a pressure washer and plastic tools, etc. I'd argue the stuff did its job, but what a hassle getting it off from where it didn't belong (th ...
  Topic: '78 Vert: Okay, after nearly 14 years, I'm out of excuses
DeMinimis

Replies: 53
Views: 3390

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:19 pm   Subject: Re: '78 Vert: Okay, after nearly 14 years, I'm out of excuses
The weather tossed a curveball last Spring. Snow came with a vengeance. Since I had a lot of outdoor sandblasting to do (exhaust and engine tin), I basically stalled out. Slowly getting back after i ...
  Topic: What did you do to your Bug Today?
DeMinimis

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PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:31 am   Subject: Re: What did you do to your Bug Today?
Sandblasted all engine tin and exhaust pieces (other than heater boxes as I have a new set of those). What a hassle. Super windy. Had to get a coat of primer on everything before it all flash ruste ...
  Topic: What is inside the FI EGR?
DeMinimis

Replies: 3
Views: 178

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:22 am   Subject: Re: What is inside the FI EGR?
Ordered a new one. Less hassle. Thanks again.
  Topic: What is inside the FI EGR?
DeMinimis

Replies: 3
Views: 178

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:07 pm   Subject: Re: What is inside the FI EGR?
Thank you!
  Topic: What is inside the FI EGR?
DeMinimis

Replies: 3
Views: 178

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:23 pm   Subject: What is inside the FI EGR?
Hello. I have a pin hole in my EGR box. If I shake it, the EGR sounds like it's full of magic beans (not rust particles). Anyone actually know what's in the box? Don't want to waste time welding up ...
  Topic: '78 Vert: Okay, after nearly 14 years, I'm out of excuses
DeMinimis

Replies: 53
Views: 3390

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:13 am   Subject: Re: '78 Vert: Okay, after nearly 14 years, I'm out of excuses
Not bad for a 41yo engine. Once my bevy of shims arrive, I should be able to set it at a solid .004.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7815/46358722664_1dc82a423b_h.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr. ...
  Topic: 5/16 FI Hose for Injectors
DeMinimis

Replies: 4
Views: 142

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:59 am   Subject: Re: 5/16 FI Hose for Injectors
Thanks. I'm going to give these style Oetikers a try IF they fit. These are just for the hose at the injector.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51zhC%2Bhq8DL.jpg

If not, I'll t ...
  Topic: 5/16 FI Hose for Injectors
DeMinimis

Replies: 4
Views: 142

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:20 pm   Subject: Re: 5/16 FI Hose for Injectors
Thanks!!
  Topic: 5/16 FI Hose for Injectors
DeMinimis

Replies: 4
Views: 142

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:39 pm   Subject: 5/16 FI Hose for Injectors
Perhaps it's here somewhere, but my eyes are getting crossed trying to find it. Has anyone used 5/16 FI hose with the actual injectors? I've been using it on other parts of the system without issue, ...
  Topic: '78 Vert: Okay, after nearly 14 years, I'm out of excuses
DeMinimis

Replies: 53
Views: 3390

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:16 pm   Subject: Re: '78 Vert: Okay, after nearly 14 years, I'm out of excuses
Yanked the orig tar boards. A bit more cleaning, but like the rest of this car, zero rust. New boards going in after trimming, holes, etc. Shop floor is getting too crowded, so I'll drop the trans ...
  Topic: Duals or single 40 IDF
DeMinimis

Replies: 18
Views: 541

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:03 pm   Subject: Re: Duals or single 40 IDF
Dual DRLA Dells and CB linkage. Ran this setup (actually 40s) after giving up on a single Dell some years ago. Loved it. For street, you'll be a little bummed at the lack of a choke, but it's worth ...
  Topic: '78 Vert: Okay, after nearly 14 years, I'm out of excuses
DeMinimis

Replies: 53
Views: 3390

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:25 am   Subject: Re: '78 Vert: Okay, after nearly 14 years, I'm out of excuses
He does windshields as one of their services. I lured him to my evil lair (shop) with the promise of beers. It's quite a process with forcing a special glue into the chip and sucking air out. It to ...
  Topic: '78 Vert: Okay, after nearly 14 years, I'm out of excuses
DeMinimis

Replies: 53
Views: 3390

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:05 am   Subject: Re: '78 Vert: Okay, after nearly 14 years, I'm out of excuses
Orig windshield fixed. Engine out for seals and detailing. Replacing all the Bosch 2-pin FI connectors with Bosch's current offerings ( a better plug connector).

Think I'll do ahead and drop, cl ...
  Topic: Tallest tire on a Super?
DeMinimis

Replies: 13
Views: 864

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:54 pm   Subject: Re: Tallest tire on a Super?
Find a pic of a Class 11, but imagine it as a Super.
 
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