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  Topic: Flyboat - [email protected] - Roger Brooks
MSmethers

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PostForum: Buyer and Seller Feedback   Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 7:31 pm   Subject: 79 Super Beetle hood struts
I inquired whether Roger was still offering the hood struts and if they indeed do fit the 79 Super, he responded they do in fact fit the 79, but he was currently waiting for the lower eyelets which we ...
  Topic: Fuel Injection Mods
MSmethers

Replies: 2
Views: 469

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:07 pm   Subject: Fuel Injection Mods
IMHO it's a pipedream. I bought a rebuilt motor for my 79. Turns out it had a "performance" grind cam. Didn't play nice with the Fuel injection. It's a good system that works well within the ...
  Topic: trouble with back seat carpet sections
MSmethers

Replies: 3
Views: 528

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 6:02 pm   Subject: trouble with back seat carpet sections
Rear seat back carpeting?
  Topic: 79 SB seat disassembly
MSmethers

Replies: 2
Views: 427

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:00 pm   Subject: 79 SB seat disassembly
Thanks Glen, that worked for the knob.

Know just need to figure out the headrest.
  Topic: 79 SB seat disassembly
MSmethers

Replies: 2
Views: 427

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 5:30 pm   Subject: 79 SB seat disassembly
Need a little help here fellas.

Trying to put the TMI covers on my 79 Super front seats. Got the bottoms done without trouble, but for the life of me can't figure out how to remove the headrest fro ...
  Topic: Plugged Carb Ports? Intake Port? Ok or Not?
MSmethers

Replies: 6
Views: 763

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 3:21 pm   Subject: Plugged Carb Ports? Intake Port? Ok or Not?
If you run the current distrib. I would recommend spending the buck or so for some proper vacuum caps. If one of those hoses crack due to the screw being screwed in, or a screw falls out, you could be ...
  Topic: Fuel injection timing
MSmethers

Replies: 7
Views: 889

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:48 pm   Subject: Fuel injection timing
Yes you will. Time as Randy suggest.

BUT.... you are fighting an uphill battle with that distrib and FI. A good vacuum advance unit might be okay. But I battled with mine until I found a good worki ...
  Topic: Advice on starting up '78 Vert Bug after 8 yrs in garage...
MSmethers

Replies: 19
Views: 2441

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:12 pm   Subject: Advice on starting up '78 Vert Bug after 8 yrs in garage...
Still have the fuel injection on it?
In addition to the above excellent suggestions, replace all vacuum lines, Fuel lines from the fuel rail to the injectors, along with the main lines from the tunne ...
  Topic: Looking for good, honest VW mechanic San Luis Obispo Area
MSmethers

Replies: 8
Views: 1136

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 7:51 pm   Subject: Looking for good, honest VW mechanic San Luis Obispo Area
If you don't mind coming over the hill, call Matthew at bugparts . com
http://www.bugparts.com/
Been a local bug mechanic here in Paso for many years. Works out of his home now. Built several of the ...
  Topic: high quality side mirror?
MSmethers

Replies: 7
Views: 1020

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:49 pm   Subject: high quality side mirror?
I bought 2 different LH mirrors. Got the "quality reproduction" ones from JBugs, Fell apart on the road and bounced. Then I bought the Good quality (middle of the road) to replace the driver ...
  Topic: FI Beetle fuel flow direction
MSmethers

Replies: 2
Views: 482

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:39 pm   Subject: FI Beetle fuel flow direction
Can't help ya with the hardlines in the tunnel. But the fuel feeds from the pump into the front tin (through a grommet) into the driverside fuel rail. Crosses over to the passenger side teed off to Co ...
  Topic: Chadwick James Moore - [email protected]
MSmethers

Replies: 28
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PostForum: Buyer and Seller Feedback   Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:13 pm   Subject: Chadwick James Moore - [email protected]
Just received the FI distributor. Everything the ad said. Quick shipping and replied promptly to all my e-mails. NO reservations dealing with Chad.

Thanks for the great transaction.
  Topic: emu's engine rebuild - 71 Super
MSmethers

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Views: 120696

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:13 pm   Subject: emu's engine rebuild - 71 Super
If you have a spare condensor, give that a shot. I had very similar symptoms, random misses, timing light inconsistant etc, replaced the condensor on the suggestion from a buddy, and all is as it shou ...
  Topic: What the H is wrong with my oil?
MSmethers

Replies: 17
Views: 2071

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:07 pm   Subject: What the H is wrong with my oil?
Fix your body seals and get the timing right first. Then go over everything again, run the valves, check the dwell, then timing. Eliminate everything else first. Adjusting fuel curve is not for the no ...
  Topic: F/I supers
MSmethers

Replies: 7
Views: 849

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:00 pm   Subject: F/I supers
Having never owned a bug, much less a FI one, when we bought our 79, the FI parts (wiring and ECU included) came in a box in the back seat. A few hours and the Bentley had it purring like a kitten, we ...
  Topic: What the H is wrong with my oil?
MSmethers

Replies: 17
Views: 2071

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:51 pm   Subject: What the H is wrong with my oil?
On my FI bug, you can reach the driverside flaps and horizontal bar by reaching down and behind the doghouse. The "failsafe" position if I remember correctly is to the left. I could push min ...
  Topic: engine motor machine thingamajig contraption
MSmethers

Replies: 45
Views: 4480

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:45 pm   Subject: engine motor machine thingamajig contraption
Bottom line is put the #1 cylinder at tdc both by valves being closed and verified at crank pulley. Set the cap on the distributor and see where the rotor points, make sure the rotor points to the num ...
  Topic: engine motor machine thingamajig contraption
MSmethers

Replies: 45
Views: 4480

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:15 am   Subject: engine motor machine thingamajig contraption
Either firing order, or distributor is 180 degrees out.
  Topic: lifting off the fan housing and the thermostat rod gets hung
MSmethers

Replies: 6
Views: 641

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:05 pm   Subject: lifting off the fan housing and the thermostat rod gets hung
Make sure the little brass coupler that connects the rod to the bellows is still on the bellows and not the rod. It's about 1/4" diameter and 3/4" long. It won't fit through the cylinders.
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  Topic: 78 super, Intake Air Sensor
MSmethers

Replies: 17
Views: 3400

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:58 pm   Subject: 78 super, Intake Air Sensor
I totally agree. Thats what I was hoping to do here. I tested the AFM like I said and if Im reading correctly, terminals 6 and 9 are not operating like they're supposed to. I guess what I was looking ...
 
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