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  Topic: Corvair… love or hate?
Helfen

Replies: 56
Views: 2700

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:27 pm   Subject: Re: Corvair… love or hate?

The idea is to move the time of incidence up a peg or two. The Pontiac Tempest (1961-1963) engine in front and transaxle in rear, which uses a modified to their own specification G.M. transaxle mov ...
  Topic: US or EU spec 67 beetle??
Helfen

Replies: 27
Views: 671

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:35 pm   Subject: Re: US or EU spec 67 beetle??
Helfen,
The topic is 1967 Beetle, EU or US, not 1965 😉

Sorry, as you know in1967 the European the 1200"A" is updated to 1200"A" Custom specs. Chrome bumper , body side ...
  Topic: US or EU spec 67 beetle??
Helfen

Replies: 27
Views: 671

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:00 am   Subject: Re: US or EU spec 67 beetle??
The fact that it's Fontana Grey suggests it may be a non-US market car, pretty sure that color was never sold here.
Does your car have a dual snorkel air cleaner?

In most EU countries there were t ...
  Topic: US or EU spec 67 beetle??
Helfen

Replies: 27
Views: 671

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:06 pm   Subject: Re: US or EU spec 67 beetle??
The fact that it's Fontana Grey suggests it may be a non-US market car, pretty sure that color was never sold here.
Does your car have a dual snorkel air cleaner?

In most EU countries there were t ...
  Topic: Getting the axel nuts off is a snap... Help!
Helfen

Replies: 62
Views: 2299

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:40 pm   Subject: Re: Getting the axel nuts off is a snap... Help!
that sounds like it works for removal, how do you set tourque on installation?

Torque wrench!
  Topic: Getting the axel nuts off is a snap... Help!
Helfen

Replies: 62
Views: 2299

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:16 am   Subject: Re: Getting the axel nuts off is a snap... Help!
MAKE LIFE EASIER ! Three pages on this topic to do 60 seconds worth of work!


3/4" breaker bar, very short 3/4" extension, 3/4" 36mm socket, 5ft of 1-1/4' dia. galvanized pipe.
...
  Topic: Corvair… love or hate?
Helfen

Replies: 56
Views: 2700

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:44 am   Subject: Re: Corvair… love or hate?
Years ago I had a mint 62 Corvair Monza. What a car!!!!
Aircooled boxer 6 in the rear. 4 on the floor. Buckets and an ultra light steering. You think the bug’s handling is sketchy at the limit? Try a ...
  Topic: Corvair… love or hate?
Helfen

Replies: 56
Views: 2700

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:35 am   Subject: Re: Corvair… love or hate?
I had a '65 Corsa turbo. Two door hard top, buckets, 4 speed, telescopic steering wheel, all the gauges. Last year for the turbo engine, first year for the new body style and the 4 joint rear suspensi ...
  Topic: Engine cooling advice
Helfen

Replies: 15
Views: 495

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:38 pm   Subject: Re: Engine cooling advice
Stevebaz - good point

Eric&Barb - I don't know what you mean by stale or fresh air. It's a stock '65 1200, if that helps.

I think what they mean is with a 1965 40 hp fresh air you have fres ...
  Topic: Best looking bug you've ever seen
Helfen

Replies: 59
Views: 2330

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:09 pm   Subject: Re: Best looking bug you've ever seen
So I'm considering redoing my 65. I'm looking for some inspiration. Doesn't have to be a 65, but I'd like to see the best looking looking bugs you've ever seen. Patina cars need not apply!

As far a ...
  Topic: Best looking bug you've ever seen
Helfen

Replies: 59
Views: 2330

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:52 am   Subject: Re: Best looking bug you've ever seen
So I'm considering redoing my 65. I'm looking for some inspiration. Doesn't have to be a 65, but I'd like to see the best looking looking bugs you've ever seen. Patina cars need not apply!

Go to th ...
  Topic: Buy "WHY That Year"???
Helfen

Replies: 39
Views: 1344

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:53 am   Subject: Re: Buy "WHY That Year"???
I bought my 65 111 1200"A" Custom in 1968 because I needed transportation for school. 53 years later, I still have it.
I bought the car because it was ( where I lived-so cal. ) rare. The ...
  Topic: Your thoughts on oil based undercoating?
Helfen

Replies: 18
Views: 412

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:05 am   Subject: Re: Your thoughts on oil based undercoating?
In 1995 I bought a 1962 Pontiac Catalina from a Filipino who was the original owner. It took me two days with a 3500PSI pressure washer, body on a rotisserie to get the mud off. The bottom of the body ...
  Topic: Stalls when cold
Helfen

Replies: 14
Views: 219

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:53 am   Subject: Re: Stalls when cold
thanks again everyone! Brand new pre-heat tube, grommet and clamps on the way from WW. As well, just adjusted the valves yesterday. Already an improvement. Hopefully adding that tube will do what it i ...
  Topic: Stalls when cold
Helfen

Replies: 14
Views: 219

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:39 pm   Subject: Re: Stalls when cold
And definitely get the carb pre--heat working properly. Disconnecting them is often a contributing factor the the heat riser getting plugged in the first place.
x2
Richening up the idle circuit to ...
  Topic: Stalls when cold
Helfen

Replies: 14
Views: 219

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:31 pm   Subject: Re: Stalls when cold
Hmmmm...thanks guys, sounds like it's pointing to 1 or 2 (or both) basic issues. I just had that carb rebuilt last years and the manifolds blasted out. Full of solid carbon, they were. I am missing my ...
  Topic: Stalls when cold
Helfen

Replies: 14
Views: 219

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:48 pm   Subject: Re: Stalls when cold
ONe of the most common issues...and yet...barely any talk of it in this forum.

1200, 63 6V, 119K miles, in all respects starts and drives fine...except...that once started...if I let it idle....it ...
  Topic: tar matting removal
Helfen

Replies: 10
Views: 969

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:50 pm   Subject: tar matting removal
You could wait until winter if time permits. I hear it comes off easier when it's really cold, like NE cold. Not as messy as lacquer or heat too...
You hear right! Wink
  Topic: Curb feelers
Helfen

Replies: 12
Views: 391

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:49 pm   Subject: Re: Curb feelers
Find the "Archives" button at the top of this webpage. Hover your mouse cursor over that button and a pop up list will pop up. Left click in the "Literature" in that list. Next ...
  Topic: 60 Canadian Standard: Brakes
Helfen

Replies: 11
Views: 240

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:09 pm   Subject: Re: 60 Canadian Standard: Brakes
It was a '65 in ruby red, with the big windows, spackle silver door handles instead of chrome, and a white three-spoke steering wheel, which is still on my '56 oval. It was in a junkyeard in Southern ...
 
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