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  Topic: Home Built Project Beetle (Full video build)
Home Built by Jeff

Replies: 151
Views: 8110

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:39 pm   Subject: Re: Home Built Project Beetle (Full video build)
The hot start issue I think was a combination of a few things. A big part of it I think was that the timing was retarded. That compounded with high fuel pressure and not knowing this car well enough. ...
  Topic: Home Built Project Beetle (Full video build)
Home Built by Jeff

Replies: 151
Views: 8110

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:55 pm   Subject: Re: Home Built Project Beetle (Full video build)
It never had when I got the car so I never thought about it, but you are correct it should.
  Topic: Home Built Project Beetle (Full video build)
Home Built by Jeff

Replies: 151
Views: 8110

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:09 am   Subject: Re: Home Built Project Beetle (Full video build)
This episode I finally sort out the last couple of niggly bits on John Lemon and then I get Mrs Jeff's final verdict on the finished car.

[youtube]https://youtu.be/nLbsZgJjqWg[/youtube]
  Topic: Home Built Project Beetle (Full video build)
Home Built by Jeff

Replies: 151
Views: 8110

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:21 am   Subject: Re: Home Built Project Beetle (Full video build)
John Lemon is finally finished, so here is the entire journey wrapped up in 5 minutes.

[youtube]https://youtu.be/jXvXboykhOg[/youtube]
  Topic: Home Built Project Beetle (Full video build)
Home Built by Jeff

Replies: 151
Views: 8110

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:45 pm   Subject: Re: Home Built Project Beetle (Full video build)
Awesome, thanks. I will check it out and see how it looks.
  Topic: Home Built Project Beetle (Full video build)
Home Built by Jeff

Replies: 151
Views: 8110

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:11 pm   Subject: Re: Home Built Project Beetle (Full video build)
That is basically how I am starting it. As it is generally too rich, I am slowly putting my foot to the floor, as to not engage the accelerator pump, but to get as much air in as possible to get it le ...
  Topic: Home Built Project Beetle (Full video build)
Home Built by Jeff

Replies: 151
Views: 8110

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:20 pm   Subject: Re: Home Built Project Beetle (Full video build)
I tested the valve and it seems to work. Not sure exaclty how to check the float level though?
  Topic: Home Built Project Beetle (Full video build)
Home Built by Jeff

Replies: 151
Views: 8110

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:37 am   Subject: Re: Home Built Project Beetle (Full video build)
This is just a quick video trying some of the suggested tests for my warm start issues. At this stage it is still not fixed.

[youtube]https://youtu.be/btPIVe0-L7E[/youtube]
  Topic: Home Built Project Beetle (Full video build)
Home Built by Jeff

Replies: 151
Views: 8110

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:24 am   Subject: Re: Home Built Project Beetle (Full video build)
This is the series final of project John Lemon, and this week I replace the shocks and lower the rear of the Beetle.

[youtube]https://youtu.be/ntzD3wJ045k[/youtube]
  Topic: Home Built Project Beetle (Full video build)
Home Built by Jeff

Replies: 151
Views: 8110

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:57 pm   Subject: Re: Home Built Project Beetle (Full video build)
If I have done everything else and it is still giving me problems, then I will replace the carb. That is my last resort though, I still need to change the condenser as well.
At the moment it seems to ...
  Topic: Home Built Project Beetle (Full video build)
Home Built by Jeff

Replies: 151
Views: 8110

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:57 am   Subject: Re: Home Built Project Beetle (Full video build)
This week I keep attacking my warm start issues by stripping and cleaning up the carb, and then finish some paint correction.

[youtube]https://youtu.be/lH8hhVjRhfc[/youtube]
  Topic: Home Built Project Beetle (Full video build)
Home Built by Jeff

Replies: 151
Views: 8110

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:46 pm   Subject: Re: Home Built Project Beetle (Full video build)
I mentioned previously about inspecting the rheostat (the wire winding inside the fuel sender) to see if the wires were burnt at about the midway point. Did you do that?

Also—assuming your ground ...
  Topic: Home Built Project Beetle (Full video build)
Home Built by Jeff

Replies: 151
Views: 8110

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:15 am   Subject: Re: Home Built Project Beetle (Full video build)
This week I fix the fuel pressure but I am still suffering with warm start issues. I also install the new gear bushing which has transformed the shifting.

[youtube]https://youtu.be/uqYS41UeCIc[/you ...
  Topic: Home Built Project Beetle (Full video build)
Home Built by Jeff

Replies: 151
Views: 8110

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:10 pm   Subject: Re: Home Built Project Beetle (Full video build)
You know you can imbed a youtube video in your post, right ?


I didn't realise I could on this forum. I just went back and changed it on my last post, and I will from now on. Thanks.
  Topic: Home Built Project Beetle (Full video build)
Home Built by Jeff

Replies: 151
Views: 8110

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:59 pm   Subject: Re: Home Built Project Beetle (Full video build)
Looking good mate. That is what YouTube is all about, just getting out there and giving it a go.
  Topic: Home Built Project Beetle (Full video build)
Home Built by Jeff

Replies: 151
Views: 8110

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:04 pm   Subject: Re: Home Built Project Beetle (Full video build)
Jeff,

Fuel gauge and horn issues -- I feel your pain... Smile Struggled a bit with these on my '71 standard Beetle as well. The good news is that you can get them working with a little more perse ...
  Topic: Home Built Project Beetle (Full video build)
Home Built by Jeff

Replies: 151
Views: 8110

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:30 am   Subject: Re: Home Built Project Beetle (Full video build)
This week I try to button up a bunch of little things on John Lemon. 1 out of 4 will have to do.

[youtube]https://youtu.be/00EFJ69fAO8[/youtube]
  Topic: Home Built Project Beetle (Full video build)
Home Built by Jeff

Replies: 151
Views: 8110

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:11 am   Subject: Re: Home Built Project Beetle (Full video build)
My Beetle 'John Lemon' is really starting to look the part. This weeks task was to do something about the terrible old interior. It is getting so close to being finished. I love it.

[youtube]https ...
  Topic: Home Built Project Beetle (Full video build)
Home Built by Jeff

Replies: 151
Views: 8110

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:56 am   Subject: Re: Home Built Project Beetle (Full video build)
I had a couple of people say the same thing. The main reason I didn't is because the blue with the white walls, will match the 2 tone of the car, where the cream next to the white walls would stand ou ...
  Topic: Home Built Project Beetle (Full video build)
Home Built by Jeff

Replies: 151
Views: 8110

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:19 am   Subject: Re: Home Built Project Beetle (Full video build)
This weeks Beetle escapades move to doing something about the old ratty wheels and also refreshing the speedo.

[youtube]https://youtu.be/EUJPUAkDI5s[/youtube]
 
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