Hello! Log in or Register   |  Help  |  Donate  |  Buy Shirts  See all banner ads | Advertise on TheSamba.com  
TheSamba.com
 
Search found 3260 matches
Forum Index Page: 1, 2, 3 ... 161, 162, 163  Next
Jump to:
Author Message
  Topic: '59 Karmann Ghia fever
KGCoupe

Replies: 2255
Views: 52540

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:25 pm   Subject: Re: '59 Karmann Ghia fever
I'll admit that I was formerly a member of the "Forget fiddling with the wheels and tires, and just drive it 'As Is' for a while" camp.

... with the emphasis on "formerly" - Wha ...
  Topic: Put the guts in the door prior to installation? Or after?
KGCoupe

Replies: 12
Views: 184

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:28 pm   Subject: Re: Put the guts in the door prior to installation? Or after?
The 1960 VW Karmann Ghia Shop Manual - Body Section, which can be found in the Karmann Ghia Owner's Manual section under The Samba Technical tab, has a whole section on doors and windows (removal, ins ...
  Topic: Need advice on a Ghia purchase
KGCoupe

Replies: 18
Views: 351

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:04 pm   Subject: Re: Need advice on a Ghia purchase
Dude, walk the fuck away. Itíll be the best money you never spent.

Itís complete alright, a complete POS.
Laughing It's OK TDCTDI, no need to hold back for politeness sake - he did ask what the foru ...
  Topic: The Aufgeladen Ghia
KGCoupe

Replies: 779
Views: 44760

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:52 am   Subject: Re: The Aufgeladen Ghia
That should be quite the "Sleeper", with a basically stock sounding Fweem exhaust note.
Of course if you recognize the slight whine of the supercharger, then you realize there's more than 4 ...
  Topic: '59 Karmann Ghia fever
KGCoupe

Replies: 2255
Views: 52540

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:56 am   Subject: Re: '59 Karmann Ghia fever
If you don't have a small vacuum tool for bleeding the brakes (connects to the bleeder valve at each wheel cylinder to suck the brake fluid through the lines), nor a pressure fitting for the brake flu ...
  Topic: Dome light.
KGCoupe

Replies: 5
Views: 1036

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:43 am   Subject: Re: Dome light.
Folks,
I have a '71 KG. The dome light is missing...in fact the headliner was installed over whatever fitting there might be that the dome light attaches to. Before I go hacking away at the headlin ...
  Topic: Dumbo edition... What did you do to your ghia this week?
KGCoupe

Replies: 38
Views: 1698

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:39 pm   Subject: Re: Dumbo edition... What did you do to your ghia this week?
I've never had that problem but I assume it will just rattle around and blow out the back when you turn the heat on. Or it will just RATTLE real loud! Good luck!


Or, it could be a great way to ...
  Topic: '59 Karmann Ghia fever
KGCoupe

Replies: 2255
Views: 52540

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:29 pm   Subject: Re: '59 Karmann Ghia fever
Nothing to worry about.
At worst a high speed vibration .
In all reality it is a very minor concern.

Dave
I didn't want to be the one to bring it up, but now that the new possible concern is ...
  Topic: Ghia wiring question.
KGCoupe

Replies: 2
Views: 141

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:51 am   Subject: Re: Ghia wiring question.
Thinking about what could have changed when the car was just sitting unused for 4 months, and the possibility occurs to me that perhaps rodents may have damaged some of your wiring.

You mention hav ...
  Topic: Alternator HELP NEEDED!!
KGCoupe

Replies: 13
Views: 370

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:25 am   Subject: Re: Alternator HELP NEEDED!!
Here is some easy to understand information about how the vintage VW charging system works, and tips for troubleshooting it ...

- Rob and Dave's Aircooled Volkswagen Pages ~ for the shade tree mech ...
  Topic: Taking the plunge
KGCoupe

Replies: 29
Views: 801

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:11 am   Subject: Re: Taking the plunge
That's a really pretty looking Karmann Ghia you've found for yourself, and judging from how you've made that paint shine I think it found the right home.
IMO that's a great shade of yellow for a smal ...
  Topic: '59 Karmann Ghia fever
KGCoupe

Replies: 2255
Views: 52540

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:54 am   Subject: Re: '59 Karmann Ghia fever
All that time spent planning and stressing over drilling a hole in the drum for the oil slinger has now been for naught, ... for naught!. Sad








Wink Just messing with you, Trylon.
...
  Topic: The Aufgeladen Ghia
KGCoupe

Replies: 779
Views: 44760

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:32 am   Subject: Re: The Aufgeladen Ghia
I'd drop and angle the carb / manifold (I know it will require a different intake manifold to be made) but concern I have on standoffs is the potential issue of screwing up the fan shroud intake cooli ...
  Topic: Ghia birth Certificate
KGCoupe

Replies: 14
Views: 308

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:19 am   Subject: Re: Ghia birth Certificate
Hello all. I recently purchased this beautiful Ghia.
It was listed for sale as a 1963. I sent for the VW birth Certificate from Volkswagen Classic Parts. I submitted the VIN and the engine number as ...
  Topic: Custom dash
KGCoupe

Replies: 5
Views: 216

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:00 pm   Subject: Re: Custom dash
If you're looking for a "real" wood (or "real" wood veneer) dash face for your Karmann Ghia, then you'll have to either fabricate one yourself or have a local craftsman/cabinet mak ...
  Topic: Australian 63 paint codes
KGCoupe

Replies: 29
Views: 414

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:03 pm   Subject: Re: Australian 63 paint codes
I recall reading that Karmann would write the intended color of the car in grease pencil on the parcel tray, as per these posts in the Newbie Paint Color Question thread from back in August of 2012 .. ...
  Topic: Introducing the Ghiapet
KGCoupe

Replies: 702
Views: 44950

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:29 am   Subject: Re: Introducing the Ghiapet
Having almost worn through a set of tires, I decided to grab another pair before tomorrow's rallycross.

The sensible thing would be to go with the same thing that is coming off, but y'all know that ...
  Topic: Ghia Owners...Post Your Ghias
KGCoupe

Replies: 1350
Views: 440037

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:10 am   Subject: Re: Ghia Owners...Post Your Ghias
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2010345.jpg

Just picked her up last weekend. Kind of rough shape but does run and drive. First post!Congratulations, and Welcome to the unofficial Karmann Gh ...
  Topic: Parts list to repair sills and rear panel rust
KGCoupe

Replies: 13
Views: 261

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:05 am   Subject: Re: Parts list to repair sills and rear panel rust
Thanks - yes there is definitely more rust - the other side is almost as bad.

Toss up if I can make it work financially - I'm going to have a good look this weekend - if not I'll just part it out.. ...
  Topic: '59 Karmann Ghia fever
KGCoupe

Replies: 2255
Views: 52540

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:14 am   Subject: Re: '59 Karmann Ghia fever
I was not aware that there was more than one "size" lug bolt used over the many years of vintage VW production.

I know that certain optional or aftermarket wheels require a lug bolt with ...
 
Page 1 of 163 Page: 1, 2, 3 ... 161, 162, 163  Next
Jump to:

All times are Mountain Standard Time/Pacific Daylight Savings Time
Jump to:  

About | Help! | Advertise | Donate | Premium Membership | Privacy/Terms of Use | Contact Us | Site Map
Copyright © 1996-2020, Everett Barnes. All Rights Reserved.
Not affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen of America | Forum powered by phpBB