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  Topic: VWs in Films / TV / etc.
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PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Yesterday 9:16 pm   Subject: Re: VWs in Films / TV / etc.
Movie "The Killer Elite" (1975) filmed in the San Francisco, California area. Main character Mike Locken (James Caan) on early morning jog passes by a silver 411 Wagon. He's carrying a walki ...
  Topic: Ghias on the Silver Screen
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PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Yesterday 8:59 pm   Subject: Re: Ghias on the Silver Screen
From 2018:
"The Killer Elite" (1975) has a Ghia cabriolet parked on the street in San Francisco during the cab car chase. It's not hit by any of the participants. Appears to be Pastel Blue, ...
  Topic: GT 113 gears
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PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Yesterday 5:38 pm   Subject: Re: GT 113 gears
Fantastic work! I suppose the material for the shaft and the gears is comparable to that on OEM parts?
  Topic: Ghia Cabriolet top - 1964
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PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 6:58 pm   Subject: Re: Ghia Cabriolet top - 1964
Does your current top latch into holders welded to the upper section of the windshield post, like seen here (rbfara gallery)? Those are simply short sections of round pipe that were partially cut into ...
  Topic: Ghias on the Silver Screen
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PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:37 am   Subject: Re: Ghias on the Silver Screen
Thanks, rb. No search engine for me! Last year with having to work from home, I had the TV on in the background during the day. I usually had one of the "old TV program" channels on, and my ...
  Topic: Type 3's in movies and on T.V.
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PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 7:23 am   Subject: Re: Type 3's in movies and on T.V.
Nobody has posted here in over a month...

On the small screen:
TV show Adam-12, "Wednesday Warrior" season 4 episode 24 (1972). Los Angeles, California based Police Officer Pete Malloy ...
  Topic: VWs in Films / TV / etc.
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PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Sun Dec 05, 2021 12:55 am   Subject: Re: VWs in Films / TV / etc.
Well known American actor James Garner (Maverick, Grand Prix, The Rockford Files, and so many more) was a car enthusiast and versatile, skilled amateur race car driver. He created his own racing team ...
  Topic: Ghias on the Silver Screen
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PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 11:25 pm   Subject: Re: Ghias on the Silver Screen
From the American TV show "Hogan's Heroes" which is set in early 1940's Germany at the Stalag 13 PoW camp. Episode named "Klink's Masterpiece" (season 6 ep. 3, 1970) has Colonel Kl ...
  Topic: Bus movie sighting
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 10:23 pm   Subject: Re: Bus movie sighting
Early Bay Window Kombi or Deluxe in the TV documentary "The Joy of ABBA" (2013), about the Sweden-based pop group. Narrator was mentioning the labor riots in Stockholm in 1970.https://www.th ...
  Topic: 61 Convertible project
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 7:10 pm   Subject: Re: 61 Convertible project
Good choice to replace those teardrops.

Careful with the placement of the snowflakes- in your mock-up photo above, they look several inches too high. Here's a good reference shot of correct placem ...
  Topic: '59 Karmann Ghia fever
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PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 6:52 pm   Subject: Re: '59 Karmann Ghia fever
Your engine should turn like butter, with that OLEO filler cap. Embarassed https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2241002.jpg
  Topic: Best wheel stud kit for Empi 911 wide 5? 1966 bug.
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 12:51 pm   Subject: Re: Best wheel stud kit for Empi 911 wide 5? 1966 bug.
Regardless of the studs you choose make sure the lug nuts match the wheels…60 degree or ball seat.
Simple way to confirm the lug nut seat shape in the rim: Take a small ball of kitchen aluminum foil ...
  Topic: Colors, colors, colors
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 11:40 am   Subject: Re: Colors, colors, colors
Here's a color that's slightly "brighter" than Mignonette, and only one year off- L346 Mango green, as per Stock Steve's '60. Mango would also go well with your interior door panels.
https: ...
  Topic: Turn signal relais
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 11:19 am   Subject: Re: Turn signal relais
you may choose to rewire the headlight relay to allow the European "flash to pass" function
Udo, that would be the "Lichthupe" in German. Wink
  Topic: 1963 "That Little Car"
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Replies: 9
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 10:19 am   Subject: Re: 1963 "That Little Car"
If the photo below is of the "H" case that you first showed still mounted in the car, the engine below is a 40 hp and not a 1500. You can tell by how the intake manifold ends attach to the h ...
  Topic: 1963 "That Little Car"
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Replies: 9
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 9:52 am   Subject: Re: 1963 "That Little Car"
This may be a silly question and might be common knowledge but I didn't find a definitive yes/no. Does the type 3 dual carb setup have enough clearance to fit in a beetle engine bay?
The Type 3 dual ...
  Topic: Chassis Numbers Don't Match on 68' Autoshift
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PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2021 12:18 am   Subject: Re: Chassis Numbers Don't Match on 68' Autoshift
The ID plate above has a chassis# starting with "110". The "0" indicates a 1970 model year. Since your car's body has all indications of still being a 1968, then it's likely that j ...
  Topic: What is this ?
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PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:17 pm   Subject: Re: What is this ?
That relay- does it have black markings/schematic on it such as a factory-style unit? Do the wires connected to it have the blue plastic collars at the spade terminals such as the unconnected ones in ...
  Topic: '59 Karmann Ghia fever
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PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:03 pm   Subject: Re: '59 Karmann Ghia fever
Your flywheel (FW) appears to still be one originally for a 6 V engine. You can tell from 5' away, simply by how the pressure plate (PP) is attached. On yours, and on 6V engines, the PP sits on TOP of ...
  Topic: Old movies with Split busses.
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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:49 pm   Subject: Re: Old movies with Split busses.
"Double Trouble" (1984), filmed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Stars Bud Spencer and Terence Hill. The two are being driven away from the airport in a white Rolls Royce and pass a light blue ful ...
 
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