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  Topic: What did you do to your Beetle this week?
Murt

Replies: 5747
Views: 829920

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:20 pm   Subject: Re: What did you do to your Beetle this week?
Went to collect my new Beetle Engine from the builder, and it turned into a disaster.
1. Collected Engine in the Caddy Van
2. 83 miles into the journey home, the caddy goes into limp mode Sad
3. A ...
  Topic: My 1962 Beetle Ragtop
Murt

Replies: 21
Views: 1098

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:51 am   Subject: Re: My 1962 Beetle Ragtop
Hi Fman
My Gauge mount arrived, and was very pleased with it. I'm surprised at how deep set back the gauges are though ?

The 3 gauges I have are like yours ? they are all VDO Chrome Edition, 80PSi ...
  Topic: My 1962 Beetle Ragtop
Murt

Replies: 21
Views: 1098

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:24 am   Subject: Re: My 1962 Beetle Ragtop
I really like your 3 gauge cluster. Im just about to pull my 1200, for a 1776, and looking to do exactly the same set up. Ill also get the gauge plate color coded Very Happy
Any photos from behind, and t ...
  Topic: My 1776 is coming together
Murt

Replies: 7
Views: 407

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:35 am   Subject: Re: My 1776 is coming together
Engine is now ready to install, and fit Oil filter and remote cooler, sounds awesome Cool

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1883060.jpg

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  Topic: My 1776 is coming together
Murt

Replies: 7
Views: 407

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:27 am   Subject: Re: My 1776 is coming together
Not too far then, Im in Leiston Very Happy
Dave
  Topic: My 1776 is coming together
Murt

Replies: 7
Views: 407

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:03 am   Subject: Re: My 1776 is coming together
Engine is now ready to install, and fit Oil filter and remote cooler, sounds awesome Cool

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1883060.jpg

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1883059.jpg ...
  Topic: My 1776 is coming together
Murt

Replies: 7
Views: 407

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:21 am   Subject: Re: My 1776 is coming together
Hi Luke

VW AS 41 case
Bergman 69mm c/w VW crank kit
VW 311 rods
Engle 110 cam kit
Barrel/Piston kit 90.5/1776cc MAHLE
Mofoco 042 heads 40x35.5
Full flowed Schadek 26mm oil pump kit
Du ...
  Topic: My 1776 is coming together
Murt

Replies: 7
Views: 407

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:58 am   Subject: My 1776 is coming together
Engine build nearly there
Shrouds back from Paint. I've gone for L360 Sea Blue shade to match the car Very Happy


https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1877076.jpg
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  Topic: Pictures of tire, wheel, and suspension thread for FAQ's
Murt

Replies: 2161
Views: 2244256

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:51 am   Subject: Re: Pictures of tire, wheel, and suspension thread for FAQ's
Hi Carlyle

I'm not running dropped spindles, Stock Beam, and the adjusters only. I've never had any rubbing at all Very Happy
Dave
  Topic: Engine builders uk
Murt

Replies: 13
Views: 480

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:25 am   Subject: Re: Engine builders uk
Not sure where you are but

Dan Simpson in Kent ?

http://www.dansimpsonvwengines.com/about-us/
  Topic: How much do I have to spend to build a badass engine?
Murt

Replies: 15
Views: 580

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:32 am   Subject: Re: How much do I have to spend to build a badass engine?
I think you're possibly going to start an avalanche, and the different answers will be widely varied.

Obviously I'm in the UK. I found a builder with a VERY good reputation, I have commissioned a M ...
  Topic: Aftermarket Ragtop
Murt

Replies: 122
Views: 10864

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:47 am   Subject: Re: Aftermarket Ragtop
Congratulations sir
Excellent work, if I wasnt 4723 miles away, Id be round to you to help fit one 🤪
  Topic: Hot-tanking okay for old cases?
Murt

Replies: 7
Views: 231

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:21 am   Subject: Re: Hot-tanking okay for old cases?
Cillit Bang
Hot Water
Stiff brush
Elbow Grease Very Happy Very Happy

Seriously look up Cillit Bang, do you have it in the States ?
They have been spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in the uk on cleani ...
  Topic: Aftermarket Ragtop
Murt

Replies: 122
Views: 10864

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:18 am   Subject: Re: Aftermarket Ragtop
Hi V8nate
I meant to ask, how was the fitting of the headliner after the cut ? Obviously I watched the Brazilian video and they made it look quite easy, but you were on your own ?
Dave
  Topic: Aftermarket Ragtop
Murt

Replies: 122
Views: 10864

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:51 am   Subject: Re: Aftermarket Ragtop
Outstanding, well done Smile
  Topic: Aftermarket Ragtop
Murt

Replies: 122
Views: 10864

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:48 am   Subject: Re: Aftermarket Ragtop
What do you mean !! you called it quits Very Happy

Get on with it man, I can't wait Very Happy Very Happy

Seriously, looks great so far Cool

Dave
  Topic: Thinking of buying this 63. Could I get some opinions...
Murt

Replies: 23
Views: 630

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:47 am   Subject: Re: Thinking of buying this 63. Could I get some opinions...
Personally I really like the car, and would happily pay $7k to $7.5k for it, although I suspect it would need the same again spent on it, but would end up with a fantastic little weekend driver.

I ...
  Topic: Variations by month and year of manufacture?
Murt

Replies: 19
Views: 396

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:08 pm   Subject: Re: Variations by month and year of manufacture?
Mine is a 66, BC says built Dec 65, shipped to UK Jan 66
Has dash centre defrost panel, and headlight dip switch on the floor as well.
  Topic: Gearbox for a 1776
Murt

Replies: 11
Views: 451

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:30 pm   Subject: Re: Gearbox for a 1776
Hi Mr Keeton
Thank you for your reply, I just noted your address, and It made me chuckle, and made me think about what a small world it is Very Happy I work at a Power Plant in the UK, the guys I deal with ...
  Topic: Gearbox for a 1776
Murt

Replies: 11
Views: 451

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:19 am   Subject: Re: Gearbox for a 1776
Definitely not, 65-70 for any length of time, were out in the sticks here and usual speed limits vary either 40mph or 50mph, with the odd section of dual carriageway where you could reach the dizzy h ...
 
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