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  Topic: Towing A Trailer: Why Don't These Buggies Flip Over Backward?
MrGoodtunes

Replies: 12
Views: 336

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:41 pm   Subject: Re: Towing A Trailer: Why Don't These Buggies Flip Over Backward?
... would a longer wheelbase on your buggy have cured the jacknifing issue? Say, a Manxter 2+2 wheelbase, for instance?

I'll let someone more knowledgeable tackle that question, but I can't see it ...
  Topic: Towing A Trailer: Why Don't These Buggies Flip Over Backward?
MrGoodtunes

Replies: 12
Views: 336

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:00 am   Subject: Re: Towing A Trailer: Why Don't These Buggies Flip Over Backward?
Flipping over backward was not a problem for my 1,300 mile tow trip pulling a Beetle behind my 70" short wheelbase buggy; but, I was regularly struggling to keep it from going into a jack-knife, ...
  Topic: Gen light
MrGoodtunes

Replies: 4
Views: 168

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:11 pm   Subject: Re: Gen light
What exactly triggers the generator light?
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Assuming wires are connected correctly, low voltage (near zero, ground level) at the D+ terminal of generator or alternator. For example, when you tu ...
  Topic: Starter
MrGoodtunes

Replies: 16
Views: 374

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:41 am   Subject: Re: Starter
... I have a 12 volt starter on a 6 volt trans...
Hopefully you're running a 12-volt flywheel with your 12-volt starter, 'cuz this is what happen'd to my 6-volt flywheel after some time with a 12-vol ...
  Topic: Gas pedal fiberglass buggy
MrGoodtunes

Replies: 5
Views: 256

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:02 am   Subject: Re: Gas pedal fiberglass buggy
No room for an actual gas pedal in my super short buggy; even the usual roller is too bulky. So I cobbled a smaller diameter roller using the core from a receipt printer paper roll. Did that 36 years ...
  Topic: shaping and bending a new metal brake line?
MrGoodtunes

Replies: 10
Views: 320

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2021 10:12 am   Subject: Re: shaping and bending a new metal brake line?
Flare wrench will grab on to 5 corners of a hex nut, way better than just 2 with regular open end wrench. Big bends are easy by hand, even with stock brake line. The challenge comes if and when you ha ...
  Topic: wheel cylinder quality?
MrGoodtunes

Replies: 35
Views: 935

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:43 pm   Subject: Re: wheel cylinder quality?
MrGoodtunes, do you remember the name/brand of the non-abrasive hand cleaner you used to clean the cylinder bore...
Goop, good stuff; has an interesting vibration when you tap on its can. When warm ( ...
  Topic: wheel cylinder quality?
MrGoodtunes

Replies: 35
Views: 935

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:17 pm   Subject: Re: wheel cylinder quality?
... Did you check(and compare) the finish of the bore on any of these wheel cylinders?Of course, but comparing would be unfair 'cuz the Ate arrived from WW yesterday versus the rest being way old and ...
  Topic: wheel cylinder quality?
MrGoodtunes

Replies: 35
Views: 935

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2021 5:30 pm   Subject: Re: wheel cylinder quality?
Here are some wheel cylinders from my stash. They're for my buggy on a 1965 bug chasis.

Top to bottom:

1. Ate, from Wolfsburg West, who show it as being from Germany
2. Varga, from long ago, pr ...
  Topic: #3 exhaust stud drill and tap
MrGoodtunes

Replies: 11
Views: 360

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2021 4:38 pm   Subject: Re: #3 exhaust stud drill and tap
Applause Best of all is that you did it using only basic hand tools!
  Topic: Help With replacing brake line
MrGoodtunes

Replies: 7
Views: 306

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2021 2:33 pm   Subject: Re: Help With replacing brake line
... get yourself an 11mm Flare Nut Wrench ...
Thanks! Order'd this one:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JF5D1W0/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  Topic: Heavy-Duty long-Arm Clutch-Shaft??
MrGoodtunes

Replies: 27
Views: 840

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2021 12:18 pm   Subject: Re: Heavy-Duty long-Arm Clutch-Shaft??
... he could also shorten the throw out arm to get the added travel he needs...

Yes, and that may be an easier way to go when you consider the possibility that a longer hook arm may pull clutch cab ...
  Topic: Heavy-Duty long-Arm Clutch-Shaft??
MrGoodtunes

Replies: 27
Views: 840

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Sep 04, 2021 10:34 am   Subject: Re: Heavy-Duty long-Arm Clutch-Shaft??


The longer arm at the clutch pedal shaft makes the pedal harder to push,

Leverage thing...

Doesn't it make it easier to push ?
I believe so... went over it on the first page ...

What you ...
  Topic: Official whine about vehicles and parts for sale
MrGoodtunes

Replies: 65
Views: 73986

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2021 6:48 pm   Subject: Re: Official whine about vehicles and parts for sale
My aged eyes are having a hard time distinguishing 6s from 8s or even 9s due to the old font that was used for the odometer of the early bus it came from. Seeing thru glare on the glass is enough to w ...
  Topic: 73 beetle making terrible scraping/grinding noise when shut off
MrGoodtunes

Replies: 4
Views: 135

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2021 3:06 pm   Subject: Re: 73 beetle making terrible scraping/grinding noise when shut off
... the fan continues to move even after the engine is shut off?

It's not supposed to, but that's what happens if its center breaks:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/461782.jpg
Also, it ...
  Topic: slayer61 finally has a Dune buggy!
MrGoodtunes

Replies: 43
Views: 2600

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2021 10:29 am   Subject: Re: slayer61 finally has a Dune buggy!
... Why would the seams be rotated to 10 & 2?

Well, as you already know, you don't want the seams at 6:00 straight down. That's asking for gravity to cause an oil leak. But putting them straigh ...
  Topic: Muffler with oil filter/pump
MrGoodtunes

Replies: 8
Views: 405

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 6:15 pm   Subject: Re: Muffler with oil filter/pump
Someone can correct be if I'm wrong, but I think the main issue is if it has the extra pipe for the heat riser system?
This is correct.

I searched for a muffler with the heat riser tube connected ...
  Topic: High Speeds and Over-reving the Engine
MrGoodtunes

Replies: 21
Views: 640

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 5:20 pm   Subject: Re: High Speeds and Over-reving the Engine
If you're getting 72mph @3900rpm, that would put you at 84mph @4500rpm in fourth gear.

Unfortunately the speed increase is not linear with rpm at higher speed. As I said before the drag coefficient ...
  Topic: Can a 180mm clutch be used with a 200mm flywheel?
MrGoodtunes

Replies: 12
Views: 576

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2021 2:00 pm   Subject: Re: Can a 180mm clutch be used with a 200mm flywheel?
... if you have a 200mm clutch flywheel ...I don't. As stated in opening post, I've been offer'd a 200mm 6v flywheel. (Not going that route.)

... long arm on the gearbox? Makes a big difference in ...
  Topic: Can a 180mm clutch be used with a 200mm flywheel?
MrGoodtunes

Replies: 12
Views: 576

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sun Aug 22, 2021 3:40 pm   Subject: Re: Can a 180mm clutch be used with a 200mm flywheel?
... 180 pressure plate will not go on a 200mm flywheel ...

Thank you sir, precisely what I needed to know. Tho NOT what I was hoping for!

Edit - Thanks @mukluk & @txoval also (you too Opee). ...
 
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