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  Topic: Who drove their bug today?
Ricache

Replies: 1376
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PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:37 am   Subject: Re: Who drove their bug today?
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https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2090627.jpg Showed up for my first informal Dallas Air Cooler meetup this morning. Not much of a turnout ...
  Topic: Meet Vanna: New to Me 1969 Beetle
Ricache

Replies: 10
Views: 506

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:28 pm   Subject: Re: Meet Vanna: New to Me 1969 Beetle
Congrats on your new bug.

You redline is only 5k?

[img] Laughing

69/70 best years IMHO. [/img]
  Topic: HF Pittsburgh 6-ton recall part number 61197
Ricache

Replies: 11
Views: 544

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:44 pm   Subject: Re: HF Pittsburgh 6-ton recall part number 61197
I have the 3 tons. No issues and the teeth look fine.

Here are the 6 tons.


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  Topic: Repair Help Rockwall, TX
Ricache

Replies: 9
Views: 414

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:23 am   Subject: Re: Repair Help Rockwall, TX
Doug at Qualitat in Grand Prairie is open. He does great work. Been around quite a while
  Topic: Thoughts on using 1971 Super Beetle as a daily driver in DFW TX?
Ricache

Replies: 92
Views: 2752

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:55 pm   Subject: Re: Thoughts on using 1971 Super Beetle as a daily driver in DFW TX?
I've lived in Dfw since 83. I daily drove my 70 for 6 years. I worked nights so that helped.

I now drive my 2 70 about 8 times a Month now on fair weather Fridays or weekends. Antique ...
  Topic: Jack Stand Failure
Ricache

Replies: 54
Views: 2530

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:23 pm   Subject: Re: Jack Stand Failure
My Dad taught me right and I added more. 4 post stands, hydraulic jack just up enough to be snug and slide the tire under the vehicle. 3 safety points. I dont mind the extra work.

I was in ...
  Topic: Trunk liner fabrication project
Ricache

Replies: 65
Views: 13596

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:22 pm   Subject: Re: Trunk liner fabrication project
I love it. I used the same corrugated stuff for the front floor of my bus but was less than impressed. Course it was a hi stress /traffic area.

In a bug trunk it looks terrific. Great job
  Topic: Amps for 74 super beetle??? Blowing fuses continueosly
Ricache

Replies: 12
Views: 452

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:38 am   Subject: Re: Amps for 74 super beetle??? Blowing fuses continueosly
You gotta short. Take off the taillight assembly, clean all contacts on the bulb side and wire side. Then look for any exposed copper wire on any of those wires. Insulate the exposed wires if ...
  Topic: HorsePower Enhancements/Mods
Ricache

Replies: 26
Views: 1090

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:52 pm   Subject: Re: HorsePower Enhancements/Mods
This could be an old question....

I have a 1984 MX Sedan pretty much stock. I would like to increase power from its 45HP engine.

What is the easiest/most economical change that I can implement/g ...
  Topic: early bay front floor mat
Ricache

Replies: 21
Views: 2296

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:39 am   Subject: Re: early bay front floor mat
The one I got at Fredericksburg (Texas Classic) back in April was around $100, good quality rubber and great fit.

It was from a vendor booth. I'll have to look but it might be WW. Edit - it's ...
  Topic: 71 westy with push button start
Ricache

Replies: 13
Views: 586

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:36 pm   Subject: Re: 71 westy with push button start
to full electrocution/death.
Umm, unless he's wearing a pacemaker, even on the high voltage side of the coil there's not enough voltage/amperage in a 12v system to do more than make you say a few ...
  Topic: 71 westy with push button start
Ricache

Replies: 13
Views: 586

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:28 pm   Subject: Re: 71 westy with push button start
I think it's great your working on it with your dad too.

Advice - detach all battery connections before working on any electronics on any car.

Bad things can be as little as burned insulation ...
  Topic: 1970 VW "Original Accessory"
Ricache

Replies: 23
Views: 1205

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 2:47 pm   Subject: Re: 1970 VW "Original Accessory"
I happen to have the reflectors on my 68 72 and 73. Found them here in classified and or a swapmeet. I added them for safety. The 68 had to have the bumper bracket drilled. 72 73 already had mount ...
  Topic: Seatbelt problems
Ricache

Replies: 14
Views: 420

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 1:31 pm   Subject: Re: Seatbelt problems
I installed the humvees in my bug and bus several years ago

No probs and they fit well.
  Topic: Hot VW's magazine
Ricache

Replies: 570
Views: 84986

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:03 pm   Subject: Re: Hot VW's magazine
Guess I'll subscribe for another year. I was die hard from 87 till 2007. Nutt'n since then. Laughing Very Happy Laughing
  Topic: For all The 1970 Beetle owners 1970 beetle thread
Ricache

Replies: 458
Views: 111753

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:09 pm   Subject: Re: For all The 1970 Beetle owners 1970 beetle thread
My 70.
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  Topic: Multiple fuel filters
Ricache

Replies: 18
Views: 1098

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:45 am   Subject: Re: Multiple fuel filters
Filter by tank with shutoff valve for r&r, filter on rail by tranny. Access through firewall uses larger od fuel hose and rtv to keep it in place and protect against chaffing

Used to plug in ...
  Topic: 71 front door pull hardware HELP
Ricache

Replies: 3
Views: 221

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:10 pm   Subject: Re: 71 front door pull hardware HELP
4.2 x 16mm screw. WW has them or hit up your flaps.

I like the chrome ends straps.
  Topic: Painting Rims .... uh .... ?
Ricache

Replies: 20
Views: 3185

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:57 pm   Subject: Re: Painting Rims .... uh .... ?
I second the flash card method! Did all my rims the same way. Came out great.

2 coats of white primer and 2 coats of original VW Cloud White (via English Auto Paint). They can put the auto pai ...
  Topic: Windshield Problems
Ricache

Replies: 17
Views: 981

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:05 pm   Subject: Re: Windshield Problems
Just had binswagen do mine yesterday after I busted my new one 2 weeks ago just putting the WW seal on.

I've installed glass many many times on dubs. This windshield was to much.

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