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  Topic: Help with production date.
Joel

Replies: 12
Views: 490

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:40 am   Subject: Re: Help with production date.
That's a Japanese import, that's why its got sunroof, A/C, semi auto, side marker lights and JDM Speedo.
Aussie built 76 are quite different and didn't get those things

If it's still connected it ...
  Topic: Experimenting with boost
Joel

Replies: 24
Views: 1481

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:11 am   Subject: Re: Experimenting with boost
I ran a Toyota supercharger on a stock 1600, 8psi seemed to be it's happy limit, i did have it up to 10psi for a while but I wouldn't run over that if you want it to last
  Topic: Speedometer year and wiring
Joel

Replies: 2
Views: 225

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:05 am   Subject: Re: Speedometer year and wiring
Month and year are stamped into the side with the part number
  Topic: Hood emblem question
Joel

Replies: 17
Views: 810

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:25 am   Subject: Re: Hood emblem question
The emblem did continue through the 73 model year. 74 did not have the emblem. Look at the hood as you will notice the raised portion under the emblem. 74 does not have that. The 73's do.

73s d ...
  Topic: Speedometer lights
Joel

Replies: 26
Views: 11493

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:00 am   Subject: Speedometer lights

I've also put 2 LED strips under my dash to light the footwells and an LED in my dome light and they all run off the dome delay in my alarm which makes them fade out 10 secs after the door shuts.
...
  Topic: 1303 wipers not wiping properly
Joel

Replies: 6
Views: 443

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:45 am   Subject: Re: 1303 wipers not wiping properly
Make sure the springs in the arms still have good tension, thats what the problem usualy is after 4 and a half decades.

I love the wipers in my 1303, it's one of the things that are so much better ...
  Topic: 72 Super Beetle steering wheel upgrade
Joel

Replies: 5
Views: 704

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:23 am   Subject: Re: 72 Super Beetle steering wheel upgrade
A 74 shaft would be a direct fit but 75 on are slightly longer because of the rack and pinion
  Topic: Super windshield washer switch
Joel

Replies: 6
Views: 391

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:23 am   Subject: Re: Super windshield washer switch
that black wire is the washer wire.
if you ground it that's a dead short and will blow the fuse instantly.
  Topic: Urethane Bushing Recommendations -Super Shimmy!
Joel

Replies: 17
Views: 841

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:04 am   Subject: Re: Urethane Bushing Recommendations -Super Shimmy!
My topline bushings are still like new after 11 years and over 100k
Rubber ones never lasted longer than 30kI found
  Topic: Early drivetrain on late super
Joel

Replies: 4
Views: 211

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:16 am   Subject: Re: Early drivetrain on late super
Yep sure us, I Run 71 suspension under my 74.
  Topic: 68/69 beetle transaxle differences
Joel

Replies: 4
Views: 190

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:12 am   Subject: Re: 68/69 beetle transaxle differences
Some factories (Brazil or Australia maybe?) might have offered a swing-axle transaxle after 1968, but the USA-delivered German bugs did not.

North America was the only place to get standard bugs wi ...
  Topic: Early drivetrain on late super
Joel

Replies: 4
Views: 211

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:59 pm   Subject: Re: Early drivetrain on late super
944 spindles only work with the late super 2 bolt front, the 71-73 3 bolt super front is very different strut, spindle and control arm setop.

You'd need to keep the 74 control arms and sway bar an ...
  Topic: What year is this vw beetle
Joel

Replies: 20
Views: 2072

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:10 am   Subject: Re: What year is this vw beetle
The shell is definitely 71.
It was the only year of crescent vents with small back window
  Topic: I don't know where this blue connector goes.
Joel

Replies: 6
Views: 280

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:37 am   Subject: Re: I don't know where this blue connector goes.
It goes on the coil positive.
If you look closely it feeds into both those inline fuses, one is for the reverse lights the other is for the auto stick clutch solenoid
  Topic: Important electrical issue for all VWs
Joel

Replies: 17
Views: 1162

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:51 am   Subject: Re: Important electrical issue for all VWs
Even my 74 Celica had a fusible link on the main battery wire, never got why vw didn't.

I Run a circuit breaker on mine at the battery, saved my bacon already when the main wire pulled out of the c ...
  Topic: Adjusting 34-PICT 3 carburetor with air conditioner
Joel

Replies: 13
Views: 452

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:25 am   Subject: Re: Adjusting 34-PICT 3 carburetor with air conditioner

But when I cracked the throttle manually and had him drive it, off-throttle response from idle suffered due to the airflow change. So that's why we went with the "redneck AAR." I'll try t ...
  Topic: What did I just do??
Joel

Replies: 191
Views: 9150

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 11:38 pm   Subject: Re: What did I just do??

frankly I'm flabbergasted that not more is made of this incredibly serious problem with supers on here.

That's because it's a problem that doesn't even exist normally if a car hasn't been messed ...
  Topic: I Got trouble
Joel

Replies: 30
Views: 1194

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 8:23 pm   Subject: Re: I Got trouble
The hub for your disc has stripped the splines out, happens all the time.

welcome to the wonderful world of crappie aftermarket parts.
  Topic: Converting To Disc Brakes on Front
Joel

Replies: 14
Views: 729

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun May 14, 2017 9:43 pm   Subject: Re: Converting To Disc Brakes on Front
Hi John, sorry that was badly worded on my part, the discs themselves are the same, I was only talking about spindles

You're probably right re. the stock m/c would have been OK, I run my original 1 ...
  Topic: Swingarm and IRS box question.
Joel

Replies: 4
Views: 297

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sun May 14, 2017 8:28 pm   Subject: Re: Swingarm and IRS box question.
Greg, you're easiest option is just look for a 68-71 1500 box.
it will bolt straight in, only thing is it will have long axles and 4 stud brakes.


if it's a dual side case IRS trans, you could co ...
 
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