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  Topic: Toy collectors
Phantom440

Replies: 1014
Views: 273098

PostForum: Accessories/Memorabilia/Toys   Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:14 pm   Subject: Re: Toy collectors
Oh my gosh, thank you so much! I'm not kidding, I've been wondering who made this and have wanted one since I saw this movie when I was around 10... and I'm 38 now! Smile
How rare are these? Do they al ...
  Topic: Toy collectors
Phantom440

Replies: 1014
Views: 273098

PostForum: Accessories/Memorabilia/Toys   Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:30 pm   Subject: Re: Toy collectors
Hello all! I hope you're doing well.
I had a question I'd hoped you'd be able to help me out with.
Growing up, I had a videotape of this Disney film from the late 60's/early 70's called, "Dad ...
  Topic: My idle is all or nothing... please help!
Phantom440

Replies: 2
Views: 441

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:18 pm   Subject: My idle is all or nothing... please help!
Hey all,
Once again I consult the allmighty Samba for wisdom...
So, '69 Bug, standard transmission, bone stock '72 dual port motor.
Recently installed a freshly rebuilt Solex PICT 34... previous ...
  Topic: Silly no. 3 cylinder question...
Phantom440

Replies: 1
Views: 507

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:36 pm   Subject: Silly no. 3 cylinder question...
I was wondering, has anyone ever experimented with running a second fan inside the housing to cool the left bank of cylinders better? If someone could fabricate a standard fan with a set of teeth, add ...
  Topic: tire size choices, 5.5" rim
Phantom440

Replies: 15
Views: 17742

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:34 am   Subject: tire size choices, 5.5" rim
I've got 195/65s on all four with 5.5 wheels...
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ps- the tape on the headlights is cuz my h ...
  Topic: Please help- Bug won't start- really weird problem!
Phantom440

Replies: 15
Views: 1441

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:19 pm   Subject: Please help- Bug won't start- really weird problem!
Yeah, when he told me what he did I felt it was kind of an... interesting solution. Since the starter was only put in with one bolt (previous owner), it slowly worked loose with every start, to the po ...
  Topic: Please help- Bug won't start- really weird problem!
Phantom440

Replies: 15
Views: 1441

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:38 pm   Subject: Please help- Bug won't start- really weird problem!
When the mechanic put the shims on for the starter, he said the starter gear had worked loose and chewed the hole open wider where the starter goes through the bellhousing. It's a tight fit in there t ...
  Topic: Please help- Bug won't start- really weird problem!
Phantom440

Replies: 15
Views: 1441

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:32 pm   Subject: Please help- Bug won't start- really weird problem!
Okay- I got up there today, disconnected battery, jacked it up, crawled under, and took the bottom nut off of the starter... couldn't figure out exactly how to get the top nut off (any suggestions?), ...
  Topic: Please help- Bug won't start- really weird problem!
Phantom440

Replies: 15
Views: 1441

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 8:54 pm   Subject: Please help- Bug won't start- really weird problem!
so what was the problem / fix?

I hate it when people post up a problem .. get lots of free input.. and never post up the results!

Guys. You drive Beetles so you should know some patience... Wink
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  Topic: Please help- Bug won't start- really weird problem!
Phantom440

Replies: 15
Views: 1441

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:42 pm   Subject: Please help- Bug won't start- really weird problem!
I've got a '69 Bug. The PO put the starter in with one bolt- it worked loose, chewed a hole in the side of the transmission. I got it shimmed into place, but since then, it takes longer and longer to ...
  Topic: Starter won't turn unless...
Phantom440

Replies: 1
Views: 432

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon May 31, 2010 5:53 pm   Subject: Starter won't turn unless...
...the engine is running.
Other than that, when I turn the key, Gen/Oil lights will come on, then over to start, just a "clunk" sound.
I've managed to get it push started, then just to s ...
 
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