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  Topic: Couple of Caster Shim Questions
MrGoodtunes

Replies: 17
Views: 297

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat May 08, 2021 3:41 pm   Subject: Re: Couple of Caster Shim Questions
... I wonder why the VW engineers never implemented this improvement ...

Actually, I believe they did! Once read (a post here on Samba by an oldtimer who used to work at a Beetle dealership) that c ...
  Topic: Deceleration idle fail.
MrGoodtunes

Replies: 11
Views: 144

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 1:47 pm   Subject: Re: Deceleration idle fail.
... stalls when coming from a higher speed to a stop. After stall, pump the peddle twice turn the key it fires up and idles fine, stood. If I can cure that It'll be good.
Once had a similar symptom. ...
  Topic: 1967 Maxi Taxi timing issues/rpm/mph
MrGoodtunes

Replies: 37
Views: 890

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:20 am   Subject: Re: 1967 Maxi Taxi timing issues/rpm/mph
... mark for #1 is at the 11 o'clock position, just need to spin the housing 180

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2172165.jpg

You guys got better eyes than I do (and/or, better knowledge ...
  Topic: 1967 Maxi Taxi timing issues/rpm/mph
MrGoodtunes

Replies: 37
Views: 890

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2021 7:08 pm   Subject: Re: 1967 Maxi Taxi timing issues/rpm/mph
There's no mark to show where #1 is, and of course no points nor points plate:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2172048.jpg
  Topic: 1967 Maxi Taxi timing issues/rpm/mph
MrGoodtunes

Replies: 37
Views: 890

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:23 pm   Subject: Re: 1967 Maxi Taxi timing issues/rpm/mph
Degree marks on crankshaft pulley, very helpful:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2169034.jpg
(Looks pretty cool, too!)
  Topic: What did you do to your Beetle this week?
MrGoodtunes

Replies: 6040
Views: 905971

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:03 pm   Subject: Re: What did you do to your Beetle this week?
Just a question about the coil. Doesn’t having it better than twice the original distance from the cap increase the resistance and cause trouble? Did it change the timing?

Since electrons travel ...
  Topic: 1967 Maxi Taxi timing issues/rpm/mph
MrGoodtunes

Replies: 37
Views: 890

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:59 pm   Subject: Re: 1967 Maxi Taxi timing issues/rpm/mph
What are you driving? If it's a stock 1500 single port in a Bus or truck you just might be at the top of the class already. Posting in the Buggy section, maybe not a Bus but maybe you have the Bus tra ...
  Topic: '67 Uneven turning radius after new Steering Box install
MrGoodtunes

Replies: 15
Views: 315

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:00 am   Subject: Re: '67 Uneven turning radius after new Steering Box install
... the number of complete turns right to left ...

My buggy, based on 1965 Beetle, has ~2.5 complete turns overall;

~1.3 from center to fully right,
~1.2 from center to fully left.

Steering ...
  Topic: Clutch Operating Shaft Problem
MrGoodtunes

Replies: 11
Views: 387

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:39 pm   Subject: Re: Clutch Operating Shaft Problem
When I replaced my buggy's clutch operating shaft (many years ago), I went for the "heavy duty" version. It has forks welded to shaft all around shaft circumfrence:

https://www.cbperforma ...
  Topic: "Voltswagen" of America??
MrGoodtunes

Replies: 26
Views: 825

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 5:47 pm   Subject: Re: "Voltswagen" of America??
Can't decide whether the name's good or bad, but I sure like the look of the vehicle:

https://image.cnbcfm.com/api/v1/image/106289277-1576025592933handoutvwidbuzzdb2017au00508_large.jpg?v=157602564 ...
  Topic: Dune buggy electrical gremlins at coil....?
MrGoodtunes

Replies: 10
Views: 265

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:53 pm   Subject: Re: Dune buggy electrical gremlins at coil....?
.. if I remove the external battery while it's running, it dies.

Oh, so voltage at coil positive drops way low without separate power source. That makes me question the ignition switch. Specificall ...
  Topic: Dune buggy electrical gremlins at coil....?
MrGoodtunes

Replies: 10
Views: 265

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:41 am   Subject: Re: Dune buggy electrical gremlins at coil....?
Ugh, so strange. I installed a relay, positive direct from battery with fuse, signal from the ignition switch, and still nothing.

The positive wire from the ignition is 12V until I connect either t ...
  Topic: Use 12V pulley on 6V generator
MrGoodtunes

Replies: 9
Views: 240

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:26 pm   Subject: Re: Use 12V pulley on 6V generator
... The overall diameter is so important?

The crucial issue is other than the difference in diameter of 6v versus 12v pulley, it's about the difference in offset causing miss-alignment between cran ...
  Topic: Dune buggy electrical gremlins at coil....?
MrGoodtunes

Replies: 10
Views: 265

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:06 pm   Subject: Re: Dune buggy electrical gremlins at coil....?
... After connecting the positive distributor (pertronix) wire to the coil and turning on the ignition, the voltage at the coil + terminal is just under 2V ...

This sort of points a guilty finger a ...
  Topic: Use 12V pulley on 6V generator
MrGoodtunes

Replies: 9
Views: 240

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:19 pm   Subject: Re: Use 12V pulley on 6V generator
http://members.trainorders.com/android/VW12up/6v-12v-PulleyCompare2.jpg

The difference in offset will cause fan belt problems that could end up keeping cooling fan from operating, resulting in over ...
  Topic: 1970 type 1 turn signal relay 3 prong or 4 prong? cant decide
MrGoodtunes

Replies: 17
Views: 377

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 6:04 pm   Subject: Re: 1970 type 1 turn signal relay 3 prong or 4 prong? cant decide
... fixed the turn signal issue temporarily by cleaning the contact wires at the relay..
The problem started all over again... so i cleaned contacts one more time... no bueno.. so i decide to take my ...
  Topic: Floor Pan Progress - Build Updates
MrGoodtunes

Replies: 71
Views: 22734

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 8:36 am   Subject: Re: Floor Pan Progress - Build Updates
I use the tin that goes across the bellhousing ...

Interesting. Damn me for not saving one of those from all the doner bugs I've torn into. I may have to buy one, like this:

https://www2.cip1.co ...
  Topic: Sudden new engine sound help
MrGoodtunes

Replies: 17
Views: 803

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2021 5:57 pm   Subject: Re: Sudden new engine sound help
... sound happens when I let off the throttle ...

So, RPMs would presumably be decreasing; does the sound's pitch also decrease? If you downshift, then letting out clutch would increase RPM's; does ...
  Topic: Lock Question
MrGoodtunes

Replies: 2
Views: 145

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2021 5:46 pm   Subject: Re: Lock Question
Sounds do-able, based on a different lock swap I did successfully. Mine required a very little bit of, um, hacking; but, it work'd! Here's a post about it with a link to some very helpful lock info:
...
  Topic: 63 Bug Brake bleeding
MrGoodtunes

Replies: 13
Views: 472

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:24 pm   Subject: Re: 63 Bug Brake bleeding
Sounds like ... You need to have 1mm of space between the end of the push rod and the piston in the m/c with the brake pedal at rest ...

See dimension "S" in this diagram:

https://live ...
 
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