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  Topic: Clear needle fuel gauge
Eric&Barb

Replies: 7
Views: 250

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:57 pm   Subject: Re: Clear needle fuel gauge

Here's an Accessory Bus gag gauge kit, NOS

Will take a "gag" gauge like that any day! Laughing
  Topic: Bizarre Turn Signal Behavior
Eric&Barb

Replies: 9
Views: 198

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:58 pm   Subject: Re: Bizarre Turn Signal Behavior

In the process of checking this out, I found that the 4-way flashers are also flashing the brake and license plate lights, along with the left rear and both front flashers, but still not the right r ...
  Topic: Add fuel shut-off inline?
Eric&Barb

Replies: 20
Views: 310

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:45 pm   Subject: Re: Add fuel shut-off inline?

Dang! Tounge in cheek doesn't translate well. I figured with the additional mention of vise grips the illegitimate nature of my comment would be amplified as most folks only use them in a pinch, pun ...
  Topic: Timing Issue 12 volt '64 bug
Eric&Barb

Replies: 8
Views: 120

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:40 pm   Subject: Re: Timing Issue 12 volt '64 bug
I have an old greased up copy of John Muirs Idiot book and indeed he stated to clean points prior to installation as timing light will not work properly. I guess he should know, may he rest in peace. ...
  Topic: Timing Issue 12 volt '64 bug
Eric&Barb

Replies: 8
Views: 120

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:26 pm   Subject: Re: Timing Issue 12 volt '64 bug
Just to help skip future confusion.

When static light lights up, the points are not making contact and so should be open.

When points are closed the static light should be turned off.

Electri ...
  Topic: Add fuel shut-off inline?
Eric&Barb

Replies: 20
Views: 310

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:39 pm   Subject: Re: Add fuel shut-off inline?
It seems the fuel reserve tap compares well to the tin cans and string you mention since it is a part that VW decided was old and obsolete after they added a fuel gauge. Maybe a nice pair of vice grip ...
  Topic: Add fuel shut-off inline?
Eric&Barb

Replies: 20
Views: 310

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 1:46 pm   Subject: Re: add fuel shut-off inline?

Even then you have to drill mount and route a cable to a non existent bracket that you will have to fab and weld in place under the tank, to control the reserve tap from the cab like an early bus.
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  Topic: Add fuel shut-off inline?
Eric&Barb

Replies: 20
Views: 310

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:35 am   Subject: Re: Add fuel shut-off inline?
From the 1960 owners manual:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/manuals/feb60bus/page12.jpg
  Topic: Help! Electrical issues 🤔
Eric&Barb

Replies: 7
Views: 216

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:27 pm   Subject: Re: Help! Electrical issues 🤔
From the wiring diagrams page for type 2:

Please Note: Some of the fuse boxes pictured in the diagrams are
rotated 180 degrees from how they actually mount in the car.
As a guideline, headlight f ...
  Topic: Help! Electrical issues 🤔
Eric&Barb

Replies: 7
Views: 216

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:18 pm   Subject: Re: Help! Electrical issues 🤔
From our DEC1959 built walk thru panel camper conversion:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/666698.jpg
  Topic: Engine Temperature Issue
Eric&Barb

Replies: 11
Views: 200

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:09 pm   Subject: Re: Engine Temperature Issue
Remove mouse, mud dabber, or other nest out of the engine tin.
  Topic: Best grease for wiper motor
Eric&Barb

Replies: 8
Views: 374

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2021 5:58 pm   Subject: Re: Best grease for wiper motor
I just want to know how you take a wiper motor apart without springs and things flying everywhere. That happened to me. I just ended up buying another one.

A. When in doubt take things apart while ...
  Topic: Shepherds hook - do most use them? Make or buy?
Eric&Barb

Replies: 13
Views: 848

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:20 am   Subject: Re: Shepherds hook - do most use them? Make or buy?
Thanks..... to be clear, you are saying 2mm is the correct size and not the 3/8"

Exactly.
  Topic: Shepherds hook - do most use them? Make or buy?
Eric&Barb

Replies: 13
Views: 848

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2021 8:10 am   Subject: Re: Shepherds hook - do most use them? Make or buy?
What size metal line is common? Can a normal brake line work? 3/8"

2mm which is about .080" (80/1,000 of an inch).

3/8" is .375" (375/1,000 of an inch)
  Topic: Mr. Heater for Golf Carts
Eric&Barb

Replies: 3
Views: 225

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:45 pm   Subject: Re: Mr. Heater for Golf Carts
In the much bigger bus a second heat source is pretty much needed in below freezing weather.

For a bug or ghia just having a working heating system, with all door/hood seals in place, and no huge r ...
  Topic: Best grease for wiper motor
Eric&Barb

Replies: 8
Views: 374

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:57 pm   Subject: Re: Best grease for wiper motor

What is wrong with the white stuff? (seriously want to know, not doubting you) I want to be sure that I use the right stuff in my present '64 Beetle.

Have seen the white stuff turn into a hard c ...
  Topic: throttle cable spring tube questions!
Eric&Barb

Replies: 4
Views: 155

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:35 pm   Subject: Re: throttle cable spring tube questions!
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=400171&highlight=accelerator+boden+tube
  Topic: 1641 Twin Port - Ideas
Eric&Barb

Replies: 6
Views: 279

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:08 pm   Subject: Re: 1641 Twin Port - Ideas
keep the fan shroud. ditch the breast plate and get the correct one. clean all your engine tin up and repaint it. run some fresh air hoses from the fan shroud to some heater boxes and you will have wo ...
  Topic: I hate drum brakes.
Eric&Barb

Replies: 16
Views: 808

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:41 pm   Subject: Re: I hate drum brakes.
check the exact inner diameter of the drums. often differences left to right or too much machining or non bed-in brake shoes cause uneven braking.

Problem with that is it is not going to change sid ...
  Topic: Shepherds hook - do most use them? Make or buy?
Eric&Barb

Replies: 13
Views: 848

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Jun 02, 2021 7:26 pm   Subject: Re: Shepherds hook - do most use them? Make or buy?
Needed if one wants the vacuum advance not to fill with gasoline. Rubber diaphragm does not do well in the long term by being soaked with fuel.
 
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