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  Topic: First time driving in snow
Longmont1302

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PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:50 pm   Subject: First time driving in snow
My 15-year-old now has his permit and is logging miles driving with me in our 1971 Super Beetle. Last weekend he got his first chance to try drifitng in snow. We shot video on my phone then he helped ...
  Topic: Forest Find 1961 Mouse Grey 11-Window Standard
Longmont1302

Replies: 238
Views: 24498

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:44 pm   Subject: Re: Forest Find 1961 Mouse Grey 11-Window Standard
I mentionedearlier in this thread that our bus lived its first life on a children's camp where my dad works as a general handyman every summer. My dad was born in 1938, so the fact that he's still ab ...
  Topic: Forest Find 1961 Mouse Grey 11-Window Standard
Longmont1302

Replies: 238
Views: 24498

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:42 pm   Subject: Re: Forest Find 1961 Mouse Grey 11-Window Standard
Ha! Thanks, Culito.
Today I experiemented with this vise press metal brake:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2131314.jpg
I tried to create the inside piece that fits on top of this Gerson p ...
  Topic: Forest Find 1961 Mouse Grey 11-Window Standard
Longmont1302

Replies: 238
Views: 24498

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:34 pm   Subject: Re: Forest Find 1961 Mouse Grey 11-Window Standard
I made some small progress on our bus in the last few weeks. I hope that sharing my first attempts inspires others to begin welding, too.
I'm working my way towards some A-pilar patches, but first t ...
  Topic: Replacing the Speedometer Cable in '71 Super Beetle
Longmont1302

Replies: 10
Views: 256

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:02 am   Subject: Re: Replacing the Speedometer Cable in '71 Super Beetle
What a great resource. Thanks, Maddel!
  Topic: Replacing the Speedometer Cable in '71 Super Beetle
Longmont1302

Replies: 10
Views: 256

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:07 pm   Subject: Re: Replacing the Speedometer Cable in '71 Super Beetle
Thanks, raydog and bnam.

The VW Factory Parts Manual.
I'm not finding anything like that title in my searches. Is this different than the Bentley Official Service Manual?
  Topic: Filler Neck Hose in 71 Super Beetle
Longmont1302

Replies: 5
Views: 168

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:49 pm   Subject: Re: Filler Neck Hose in 71 Super Beetle
Thanks for the tips, friends.

Its easier to remove the filler pipe, as opposed to removing the fuel tank. Remove the metal filler pipe by first removing that large screw-in fitting that has the t ...
  Topic: Filler Neck Hose in 71 Super Beetle
Longmont1302

Replies: 5
Views: 168

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:17 pm   Subject: Filler Neck Hose in 71 Super Beetle
My 15-year-old actually likes the smell of gas, but even hes started to complain about the smell in our Super. After putting some gas in the tank and turning sharply, this hose is wet on the bottom: ...
  Topic: Replacing the Speedometer Cable in '71 Super Beetle
Longmont1302

Replies: 10
Views: 256

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:44 pm   Subject: Re: Replacing the Speedometer Cable in '71 Super Beetle
Thanks for the feedback, friends.According to the parts book the grommet you used is only for regular beetles not supers. Supers don't seemed to have used a grommet. Perhaps just mastic to seal arou ...
  Topic: Replacing the Speedometer Cable in '71 Super Beetle
Longmont1302

Replies: 10
Views: 256

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:41 pm   Subject: Replacing the Speedometer Cable in '71 Super Beetle
My speedometer cable broke. So I looked in the Bentley on how to replace it and learned that the cable is actually connected to the hub of the car, which spins the cable. That seems ingeniously simple ...
  Topic: 71 Super Beetle Horn and Turn Signal Cancel
Longmont1302

Replies: 73
Views: 6141

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:38 pm   Subject: Re: 71 Super Beetle Horn and Turn Signal Cancel
Thanks for the tips, Ashman. I got the volt/ohm meter out, tested the switch again, and it worked fine with the wheel off. I gently screwed the switch back in place, still tested fine. I gently placed ...
  Topic: 71 Super Beetle Horn and Turn Signal Cancel
Longmont1302

Replies: 73
Views: 6141

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:24 pm   Subject: Re: 71 Super Beetle Horn and Turn Signal Cancel
Thanks, Ashman. What you say makes sense, but the switch works really well. The contacts connect when you press the lever, and they remain apart when at rest. It works perfectly with the volt/ohm mete ...
  Topic: 71 Super Beetle Horn and Turn Signal Cancel
Longmont1302

Replies: 73
Views: 6141

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:20 pm   Subject: Re: 71 Super Beetle Horn and Turn Signal Cancel
The dimmer function of this switch works flawlessly, every time -- until I put the steering wheel on. Then it doesn't work at all. That said, it doesn't seem like it sticks out in such a way that the ...
  Topic: 71 Super Beetle Horn and Turn Signal Cancel
Longmont1302

Replies: 73
Views: 6141

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:56 pm   Subject: Re: 71 Super Beetle Horn and Turn Signal Cancel
You have the steering wheel installed 180deg off.
Of course you are correct. With some silicon spray and a little more tweaking I've got the horn ring on the bottom half of the steering wheel and tur ...
  Topic: 71 Super Beetle Horn and Turn Signal Cancel
Longmont1302

Replies: 73
Views: 6141

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:50 pm   Subject: Re: 71 Super Beetle Horn and Turn Signal Cancel
I called WW to see what they suggested I use to lubricate the switch. The guy I spoke with said you could use wheel bearing grease, but that he'd use white lithium grease. So I did, too. I used a Q-ti ...
  Topic: 71 Super Beetle Horn and Turn Signal Cancel
Longmont1302

Replies: 73
Views: 6141

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:33 pm   Subject: Re: 71 Super Beetle Horn and Turn Signal Cancel
Now that my 15-year-old has his permit and is driving our 1971 Super Beetle (as I try to stay calm and reassuring in the passenger seat) things like turn signals that work EVERY time seem more importa ...
  Topic: Near Disaster - and Fuel Pump Questions
Longmont1302

Replies: 13
Views: 442

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:46 pm   Subject: Re: Near Disaster - and Fuel Pump Questions
The overbraid on the fuel line is actually supposed to work like a Chinese finger trap, cinching down harder as you try to pull the line off the fitting. While you can cut the line to remove it, the ...
  Topic: Near Disaster - and Fuel Pump Questions
Longmont1302

Replies: 13
Views: 442

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:35 pm   Subject: Re: Near Disaster - and Fuel Pump Questions
Thanks, Cusser. Tonight I got a few minutes in the garage. The old hose from the hard fuel line to the pump wasn't long enough, so I installed a new, longer section of Flennor 5mm braided multi-fuel h ...
  Topic: Near Disaster - and Fuel Pump Questions
Longmont1302

Replies: 13
Views: 442

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:30 am   Subject: Re: Near Disaster - and Fuel Pump Questions
Thanks to everyone for the feedback. And it looks like the generator needs to be turned 90 degrees clockwise so the cooling slots are correct. Hi Cusser, Thanks for that. Here's a better shot of my g ...
  Topic: Near Disaster - and Fuel Pump Questions
Longmont1302

Replies: 13
Views: 442

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:38 pm   Subject: Near Disaster - and Fuel Pump Questions
My 15-year-old got his permit last week, so today he was driving our 1971 Super Beetle through the countryside, and I was doing my best to not make him nervous from the passenger seat. After some roll ...
 
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