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  Topic: Brothers VW - [email protected]
Geezer

Replies: 88
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PostForum: Buyer and Seller Feedback   Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:12 pm   Subject: Re: Brothers VW - [email protected]
I noticed there are a few unhappy customers, not many, but some. All I know is my experience with "The Brothers" has been excellent. I have assembled two engines from them and had them assem ...
  Topic: CA DMV New vintage style plates
Geezer

Replies: 22
Views: 4960

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:21 pm   Subject: California Legacy License Plates
I picked up my Black and Yellow plates today from my AAA office. I was surprised they are very nice. They are going on my wife car. I liked them so much I have ordered a set for my Oval.
  Topic: Brothers VW - [email protected]
Geezer

Replies: 88
Views: 49832

PostForum: Buyer and Seller Feedback   Posted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:38 pm   Subject: Brother's VW Machine Old School Quality
I have been messing around with VW's since I was in high school. That was 46 years ago. I am retired now. Worked as a machinist for 45 years. My first VW was a 56' Oval, completely stock. Had a broken ...
  Topic: Windshield Wiper Wiring Question
Geezer

Replies: 35
Views: 32664

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:06 am   Subject: 1965 Beetle with a 1968 2-speed motor
Spending some hours "playing" with the wiring from the stock 65' switch. I gave up. I went with the 3 position switch and got the motor to work, less the park position. I will try the " ...
  Topic: pertronix vacuum distributor
Geezer

Replies: 7
Views: 760

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:37 pm   Subject: Pertronix Trouble
Brand new SVDA 034 out of the box. Dual Kadron's with a Engle 110 cam. Backfires like every once and awhile out the left carb.
Timing at idle is 35 degrees with no vacuum connected. 3000 rpm 60 degre ...
  Topic: 1914cc Backfiring
Geezer

Replies: 21
Views: 2306

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:11 pm   Subject: EMPI Kadron Intake Manifolds
I discovered my new Kadron manifolds were not flat where they meet the heads. I "blued" them and oil stoned them flat. I also opened up the stud holes so that they slip on nice and easy. I h ...
  Topic: Clutch Problem: A Question Before I Pull The Engine
Geezer

Replies: 39
Views: 4258

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:27 pm   Subject: Late Model Transaxle with Kennedy Stage 1 clutch no pedal.
I have a late model transaxle, rebuilt by Rancho with pilot around the input shaft and new throwout bearing. I have a new Kennedy Stage 1 clutch and pressure plate with center ring removed.
Side note ...
  Topic: Rebuilt Engine with No End Play?
Geezer

Replies: 15
Views: 2607

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:44 pm   Subject: I give up
I have .030" end play with the pulley installed. I have to relieve the flywheel counterbore in the area of the O ring. I am having trouble locating shims. Seems everyone is out of them. I need a ...
  Topic: Rebuilt Engine with No End Play?
Geezer

Replies: 15
Views: 2607

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:49 pm   Subject: Problem Discovered
There seems to be a slight difference in the end of the crankshafts where the O ring seal in the flywheel goes around the end of the crankshaft.
I tried a bored out flywheel with no O ring and I have ...
  Topic: no end play?
Geezer

Replies: 15
Views: 2160

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:40 pm   Subject: Amazing Today I Discovered What Looks to Be The Problem
My crankshaft was a modified German counterweighted 69 mm crankshaft. There is a slight difference between years in the cranks. The dowel pin end has a slight difference in diameters in the area of th ...
  Topic: Rebuilt Engine with No End Play?
Geezer

Replies: 15
Views: 2607

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:09 pm   Subject: Over the Years
This is not my first engine build. It is the first for this problem. I am using a 8 dowel crank and flywheel. The paper and tin stock shim is only 4 dowels. I figure it will have to come apart unless ...
  Topic: Rebuilt Engine with No End Play?
Geezer

Replies: 15
Views: 2607

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:58 pm   Subject: No End Play reply
I guess I didn't explain everything. The pulley is a Scat full size. I have used them before. There is a steel spacer that goes in between the oil slinger and the pulley. The oil slinger is tapered to ...
  Topic: no end play?
Geezer

Replies: 15
Views: 2160

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:20 pm   Subject: I To Have No End Play
Before the flywheel is installed .030" end play. Install the flywheel no end play. I wonder if the counterbore in the flywheel is to deep? I didn't think about the counter weights on the cranksha ...
  Topic: Rebuilt Engine with No End Play?
Geezer

Replies: 15
Views: 2607

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:53 pm   Subject: Rebuilt Engine with No End Play?
New engine rebuild. With the Scat crank pulley installed I have .03" end play at the crankshaft fly wheel end. I install the flywheel without any shims "0" end play. I have a dial indic ...
  Topic: A.C. Industries disc brakes
Geezer

Replies: 26
Views: 13248

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:18 pm   Subject: AC Industries Front Disc Brake Install on a 1956 Oval
I have installed the AC Industries front disc brakes on my Oval. I will be using the Bus 211 611 011J Master Cylinder. I have had past experience with CB Performance disc brakes. While CB are lighter ...
  Topic: AC Industries Wide 5 Front Disc Brake Kit Installation
Geezer

Replies: 19
Views: 17739

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:11 pm   Subject: AC Industries Front Disc Brake Install on a 1956 Oval
My original backing plate bolts are 10 mm X 1.5 pitch with a 17mm hex head. My 12 point Craftsman socket would not go into the counterbore in the mounting bracket. I went to So Cal Bolt in Montclair, ...
  Topic: AC Industries Wide 5 Front Disc Brake Kit Installation
Geezer

Replies: 19
Views: 17739

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 1:30 pm   Subject: AC Brakes
I talked to Russell at Oldspeed and he told me that the pads supplied with the kit make lots of noise. He has a fix, different pads) $25. I will use the kit pads for now. Know what years the pads are ...
  Topic: AC Industries Wide 5 Front Disc Brake Kit Installation
Geezer

Replies: 19
Views: 17739

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:37 am   Subject: China Hoses and other such items.
They are DOT approved. I'm running China BRM's on two cars and no problems, they to are DOT approved. I think we need to get use to the fact China is a big player, thanks to Richard Nixon. They have c ...
  Topic: AC Industries Wide 5 Front Disc Brake Kit Installation
Geezer

Replies: 19
Views: 17739

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:51 pm   Subject: Installing AC Industries Wide 5 Front Disc Brakes on my 1956
I will be installing AC's Wide 5 front disc brake kit on my Oval. These have to be better then the stock fluid soaked stock drum brakes. I have experience with CB Wide 5 Disc brakes. I didn't want the ...
  Topic: CA DMV New vintage style plates
Geezer

Replies: 22
Views: 4960

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:13 am   Subject: California Legacy License Plates Update
California is the highest taxed State. The State and Cities are always looking for more money.
Of course we do have nice weather and non-rusty cars.
 
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