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  Topic: 40hp Cylinder to Head Fit
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:25 pm   Subject: Re: 40hp Cylinder to Head Fit
Thanks for the votes of confidence. My build is also an 83 mm . I have two sets of 371 round boss heads and they mic at 89.9. This just didn't seem right but I just can think of a reason the heads wou ...
  Topic: 40hp Cylinder to Head Fit
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:05 pm   Subject: Re: 40hp Cylinder to Head Fit
Well. . . I guess I'm just in denial. . . My lovely 373 rebuilt heads must have been altered at some point in their long history. Combustion chambers are 90.5 mm. About .5 mm wider than the flange on ...
  Topic: 40hp Cylinder to Head Fit
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:27 am   Subject: 40hp Cylinder to Head Fit
I started to assemble the top end of a 40hp engine and found considerable 'slop' between the cylinder and the combustion chamber. I have no references that tell me tolerances ro know what is acceptabl ...
  Topic: Correct Clutch Cable Arm ?
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:19 am   Subject: Re: Correct Clutch Cable Arm ?
Thank you for the replies. Sounds like I'ller be good to go once I get the bushing repaired.
  Topic: Correct Clutch Cable Arm ?
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:36 pm   Subject: Correct Clutch Cable Arm ?
I installed a 200mm clutch in my 1965 6 volt bug using a bus flywheel on the front of a 1600 engine married to the stock 65 trans. The car has only has been driven 100 miles since the install but sinc ...
  Topic: Front Torsion Springs
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PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:55 am   Subject: Re: Front Torsion Springs
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Thanks for the reply. Will do. Sad(( quite upset right now. . . Actually p****ed
  Topic: Front Torsion Springs
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PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 5:45 pm   Subject: Front Torsion Springs
After having my ball joints replaced, I had an unfortunate mishap resulting in loosing the left front wheel on my completely restored 73 Thing.

Lessons Learned: Its always a good idea to check no ...
  Topic: Replacing Lobster Claw Covers on Seat Belts
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:23 pm   Subject: Re: Replacing Lobster Claw Covers on Seat Belts
Thanks volkwagnut. I have a set coming with good covers and will soon be giving it a shot
  Topic: Replacing Lobster Claw Covers on Seat Belts
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:51 am   Subject: Re: Replacing Lobster Claw Covers on Seat Belts
Those are the correct covers and look to be in good shape. It seems to me there has to be a way to disassemble but who knows. Do you have photos of complete belt. I might be interested in the lot ju ...
  Topic: Replacing Lobster Claw Covers on Seat Belts
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:36 pm   Subject: Re: Replacing Lobster Claw Covers on Seat Belts
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Here is photo of one of the seat belts. Looking to find out if covers from another set could be removed and placed on my belts before I invest ...
  Topic: Replacing Lobster Claw Covers on Seat Belts
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 8:37 pm   Subject: Re: Replacing Lobster Claw Covers on Seat Belts
Will post picture tomorrow. I need to know if black plastic covers of spring loaded claws can be removed and reinstalled without bresking.
  Topic: Replacing Lobster Claw Covers on Seat Belts
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2015 2:53 pm   Subject: Replacing Lobster Claw Covers on Seat Belts
I have a set of 1967 convertible seatbelts that are in great condition but missing the covers. I am wondering if anyone has removed covers from one set to install on another. I have no covers at th ...
  Topic: Correct Color of 1967 Convertible Hinge Covers
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:42 pm   Subject: Re: Correct Color of 1967 Convertible Hinge Covers
Thank you for your suggestion. I talked to Chuck today; what a great and knowledgeable guy! The answer is . . . . . White . . . all 1967s anyway. He also helped me with my door seal issue that I ne ...
  Topic: Correct Color of 1967 Convertible Hinge Covers
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:44 pm   Subject: Re: Correct Color of 1967 Convertible Hinge Covers
I guess I wasn't quit as clear in my question as I thought. My question is in regards to the color of the large covers that surround the convertible top hinges on each side of the rear seat back. Th ...
  Topic: Correct Color of 1967 Convertible Hinge Covers
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2015 4:39 pm   Subject: Correct Color of 1967 Convertible Hinge Covers
I have a yukon yellow 67 convertible with black interior. I am restoring the interior and replacing the top hinge covers. These covers were missing on my car. The new ones are white plastic. Does a ...
  Topic: 1967 Convertible Door Seal Curiousity
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:53 pm   Subject: 1967 Convertible Door Seal Curiousity
I just replaced the door seals on my 1967 convertible with German seals from WW. Happy to say that my doors now shut like they should.. . expensive but awesome ! The seals I replaced were Brazilian ...
  Topic: 1967 Convertible Correct Wheel and Floor Mat Colors
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:10 am   Subject: 1967 Convertible Correct Wheel and Floor Mat Colors
Thank you for the replies confirming what I've read on Wolfsburg West. I've seen so many "originals" with white rims I wanted to make sure before I spent hours doing it two tone wrong. Muc ...
  Topic: 1967 Convertible Correct Wheel and Floor Mat Colors
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2015 11:54 am   Subject: 1967 Convertible Correct Wheel and Floor Mat Colors
I have read and seen conflicting opinions regarding the correct color of wheels and floor mats for my latest effort. I have a 1967 Convertible that is Yukon Yellow. The wheels are painted the wrong ...
  Topic: 1965 just cranks and cranks when hot. Won't fire up
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:27 am   Subject: follow up to hard starting issue
Installed correct 1967 pict -1 carb, 6 volt idle cut off and correct 1966 67 vacuum advance dist. Starts first crank. Happy Guy
  Topic: 1965 just cranks and cranks when hot. Won't fire up
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:26 am   Subject: follow up to hard starting issue
Installed correct 1967 pict -1 carb, 6 volt idle cut off and correct 1966 67 vacuum advance dist. Starts first crank. Happy Guy
 
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