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  Topic: engine seal channel
OLD VW NUT

Replies: 9
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PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:18 pm   Subject: Re: engine seal channel
The new channel should be the same for beetle or ghia. No differences between them in that area. VW had a knack for using the same parts across as much of their air cooled models as possible. A 67 and ...
  Topic: Magnets For Oil Sump
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Replies: 14
Views: 747

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:55 pm   Subject: Re: Magnets For Oil Sump
Got any bad computer hard drives? Take it apart, pull the magnets out. Stick them to the outside of the metal oil cover. It will magnetize that section of the cover, and particles will stick to the in ...
  Topic: 1776 Daily driver build
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Replies: 13
Views: 1671

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:35 pm   Subject: Re: 1776 Daily driver build
If you took the time to read that link I posted above you would get a lot of info on which heads, cam, carbs etc to use for your build. If you are going to use the stock carb the most cam I would use ...
  Topic: 1776 Daily driver build
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Replies: 13
Views: 1671

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:58 am   Subject: Re: 1776 Daily driver build
Counterweighed cranks are cheap when you consider the benefits they bring. You'll get a raise in redline - from 4500rpms to 5500-6000 with single heavy duty springs. You'll probably need dual carbs to ...
  Topic: Transmissions
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Replies: 11
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PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:21 pm   Subject: Re: Transmissions
With no new trannys being built and only old new stock very rarely available and short of machining my own parts what our my odds of my tranny lasting longer than 4 years after a rebuild. Is this a de ...
  Topic: Reverse Rotation Audi Automatic Transaxle. Planetary gearset?
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Replies: 2
Views: 455

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:53 pm   Subject: Re: Reverse Rotation Audi Automatic Transaxle. Planetary gearset?
I have no idea if what you want to do can be done but it does remind me of a few VWs I've seen over the years that had transplants done. One was an early 60's a friend had for a long time - bought fro ...
  Topic: Advancing a cam
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Replies: 18
Views: 1155

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:34 pm   Subject: Re: Advancing a cam
If you're considering doing this you should ask the cam builder what the effects will be on the engine - that's their job. You must have been thinking about this for a time - why do you think it's wor ...
  Topic: Is my engine missing anything - with pics
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:07 pm   Subject: Re: Is my engine missing anything - with pics
, I prefer to have an alternator for function and extra load (will be adding A/C).

AC for a ACVW will not require higher power output of the generator. Instead it will use an extra crankshaft pull ...
  Topic: Ghia Owners...Post Your Ghias
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PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:51 pm   Subject: Re: Ghia Owners...Post Your Ghias
Here's my 71.

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  Topic: 28 Pict and 28 pict-1 on a 1500 s/p
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Replies: 13
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:11 pm   Subject: Re: 28 Pict and 28 pict-1 on a 1500 s/p
The distributor might be your problem. Specifically the vacuum advance - or lack thereof. The common Bosch 009 (and clones) will usually work well with a pict 28 - not so good with the 68 and up pict ...
  Topic: Beetle won't start I'm getting close to just selling this POS
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Replies: 12
Views: 773

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:45 pm   Subject: Re: Beetle won't start I'm getting close to just selling this POS
You mentioned having the old starter break down. Has the new/used starter ever worked? You have a nearly 50yo car - don't expect everything to 'just work' - it won't. The weak link in starter system f ...
  Topic: EMPI vs. CB Performance disc brake kits comparison?
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Replies: 18
Views: 2144

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:01 pm   Subject: Re: EMPI vs. CB Performance disc brake kits comparison?
The best argument for installing disc brakes is that they do not fade nearly as quickly as drum brakes do. Drums or disc - they will stop you pretty much equally but the disc brakes will do that over ...
  Topic: Ghia Icing Issue- Air Cleaner?
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Replies: 18
Views: 912

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:13 pm   Subject: Re: Ghia Icing Issue- Air Cleaner?
The warmer air gets the less dense it is. That lowers compression which lowers the power output of the motor. I posted a pic above your last post. Does your stock muffler look similar? You may only ne ...
  Topic: Ghia Icing Issue- Air Cleaner?
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Replies: 18
Views: 912

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:03 am   Subject: Re: Ghia Icing Issue- Air Cleaner?
That crack is the casting that covers the intake runners to heat the air. Not uncommon to have them crack. Not a problem unless it fall off - then you have less contact with the intake runners. You sa ...
  Topic: OLD VW NUT's 2110 Build notes - pics posted
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Replies: 36
Views: 14472

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:32 pm   Subject: Re: OLD VW NUT's 2110 Build notes - pics posted
So I've put the Ghia up for sale. Here's a video I took today of a drive up Sheep Canyon Road. The car is a blast to drive - plenty of low end torque even with the 44mm HPMX carbs. Enjoy the video - I ...
  Topic: eating coils
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Replies: 25
Views: 1540

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:37 pm   Subject: Re: eating coils
The same problem has come up thread after thread where someone is using a Pertronix or some other 'pointless' brand of points. I'm using the Pertronix and have been since mile one with my 2110. I also ...
  Topic: Need a laugh?
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Replies: 6
Views: 631

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:17 pm   Subject: Re: Need a laugh?
Good reminder of why I never bought into the bus mystic! Other than a foray into squareback/fastbacks for a while I've stuck with bugs and ghias. Those are problems enough for me!
  Topic: What Direction?
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Replies: 17
Views: 716

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:35 am   Subject: Re: What Direction?
There are many things that can cause overheating. First things first though - how hot is it? Oil temp is the best place to measure this if you don't have an oil temp gauge. Use a long reach candy ther ...
  Topic: Stainless Ghia bumpers
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Replies: 817
Views: 203090

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:27 am   Subject: Re: Stainless Ghia bumpers
IIRC the 'who' would be 'Helen'. Probably not his/her real name since Asians haven't taken to western names - at least not yet. The thinking is if their representative sounds more 'western' like we're ...
  Topic: Stainless Ghia bumpers
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PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:51 pm   Subject: Re: Stainless Ghia bumpers
Time to revisit this subject - I'm looking to buy some SS bumpers for my 71. I see on that auction site there's a listing for Ghia SS bumpers for $878 or offer for a set of two. Shipping is $168 - any ...
 
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