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  Topic: Largest Tires without messing with suspension
Glenn

Replies: 8
Views: 216

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 4:22 pm   Subject: Re: Largest Tires without messing with suspension
A Baja has cut fenders so you can fit larger tires than under stock fenders.
  Topic: Cheap insurance?
Glenn

Replies: 19
Views: 472

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:06 pm   Subject: Re: Cheap insurance?
I have American home and pay about $240/yr.

But if yours is a camper you'll pay more
  Topic: Let's talk about fire extinguishers!
Glenn

Replies: 22
Views: 704

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:16 am   Subject: Re: Let's talk about fire extinguishers!
You should do a search since this has been discussed many times... but here goes.
I have absolutely garbage luck searching on this site for some reason- I wasn't able to find much of anything useful ...
  Topic: 1973 VW Bug Auto Stick Gear Oil Question
Glenn

Replies: 9
Views: 308

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 5:43 am   Subject: Re: 1973 VW Bug Auto Stick Gear Oil Question
Lets just use the existing gear oil topic.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=276529
  Topic: How to find honest parts vendors
Glenn

Replies: 13
Views: 378

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:07 pm   Subject: Re: How to find honest parts vendors
Did you use Paypal? Did the description clearly state if the kit was for one or a pair? Did you ask?

Leave negative feedback, complain to Paypal.

The old says is still true: caveat emptor

You ...
  Topic: Sports bug bumper color
Glenn

Replies: 1
Views: 90

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:11 pm   Subject: Re: Sports bug bumper color
It's a black satin finish.

I think 73 was the first year of the sports bug.
  Topic: Let's talk about fire extinguishers!
Glenn

Replies: 22
Views: 704

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:21 pm   Subject: Re: Let's talk about fire extinguishers!
You know what they say about fire extinguishers; If you have one, you'll probably never need it. Wink
Used mine once for a air filter fire. I was able to.drive home.after.
  Topic: Opinion on these wheels please
Glenn

Replies: 18
Views: 810

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:47 am   Subject: Re: Opinion on these wheels please
You'll need to cut the rears shorter.
  Topic: Let's talk about fire extinguishers!
Glenn

Replies: 22
Views: 704

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:43 am   Subject: Re: Let's talk about fire extinguishers!
You should do a search since this has been discussed many times... but here goes.

Get a Halotron unit, it's a "clean agent" and leaves no residue. It's also environmentally safe and EPA a ...
  Topic: Victor Reinz gaskets?
Glenn

Replies: 1
Views: 44

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:52 am   Subject: Re: Victor Reinz gaskets?
I've not used their head gasket but have others and they are generally a low quality.

I like Elring gaskets
  Topic: 1700-1800 engine build
Glenn

Replies: 20
Views: 840

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:55 am   Subject: Re: 1700-1800 engine build
So basically you have a 1500 engine and the only thing you'll be reusing is the case.

I'm not a fan of the 1500 case, the 1600 dual relief case is a better foundation to build a larger displacement ...
  Topic: Full flow oil change
Glenn

Replies: 3
Views: 275

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:37 am   Subject: Re: Full flow oil change
I never did. The amount in the lines is minimal.

Usually the remote filter and cooler are higher than where the lines enter the engine, so they should drain back into the case.
  Topic: 1600 DP Spark Plug Recommendation
Glenn

Replies: 10
Views: 360

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:51 pm   Subject: Re: 1600 DP Spark Plug Recommendation
Since you're running a non-Bosch distributor you may need a resister plug to keep noise out of your radio. A Bosch system has resistance built into the rotor button, or so I've read here in a few thre ...
  Topic: Need advice on buying a Mac
Glenn

Replies: 14
Views: 414

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:47 pm   Subject: Re: Need advice on buying a Mac
Backmarket is awesome
When researching where to buy and who to trust, I saw plenty of bad reviews of Blackmarket.

So search for reviews before you spend money.
  Topic: oil pickup tube loose in case
Glenn

Replies: 15
Views: 504

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:53 pm   Subject: Re: oil pickup tube loose in case
It should of been held in my one pf the M6 studs.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1613264.jpg
  Topic: 1600 DP Spark Plug Recommendation
Glenn

Replies: 10
Views: 360

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:52 pm   Subject: Re: 1600 DP Spark Plug Recommendation
What heads?

14mm x 1/2" NGK B5HS
14mm x 3/4" NGK B5ES
12mm x 3/4" NGK D5EA
  Topic: What were your cost to completely restore your project?
Glenn

Replies: 22
Views: 552

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 5:53 pm   Subject: Re: What were your cost to completely restore your project?
Never keep track, cause if you ever add it up you'll be sick to your stomach.

My friend did the body work and paint on my car and said he stopped keeping track after 250 hours. I paid him $3000 an ...
  Topic: Valve size for bore size??
Glenn

Replies: 7
Views: 396

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:32 pm   Subject: Re: Valve size for bore size??
Yes, run the Panchitos (40x35.5), CNC chambers
Agreed.

Last year I built a 2017 (90.5x78.4) with those heads and it runs great and pulls to redline.
  Topic: Doghouse oil cooler VS vacuum leak
Glenn

Replies: 4
Views: 189

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:03 pm   Subject: Re: Doghouse oil cooler VS vacuum leak
Is it possible to have a vacuum leak from oil cooler seals being bad?
You'd have oil leaking not air.
  Topic: Distributor notch discrepancy
Glenn

Replies: 10
Views: 504

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:59 pm   Subject: Re: Distributor notch discrepancy
That's one really good thing about TheSamba. The people on here keep a good eye on the classifieds.

Just because they fit doesn't mean are correct.

You should have ebay hire you as a curator.
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