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  Topic: Does the Negative Camber on early lowered bugs bother you?
Sigurd

Replies: 55
Views: 20110

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon May 04, 2020 4:12 am   Subject: Does the Negative Camber on early lowered bugs bother you?
I don't mind a little. More than about one outer starts looking funny...to me, of course.

I'm at 5 and 5.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/586397.jpg

What's your tire / suspension set ...
  Topic: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
Sigurd

Replies: 52661
Views: 5405427

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:12 pm   Subject: Re: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2242125

55k for a bare shell, and 50k in metalwork? Shocked
  Topic: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
Sigurd

Replies: 52661
Views: 5405427

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:27 am   Subject: Re: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/volkswagen/samba/2337922.html

Hope this isn't a repost. I'm not a Bus guy, but I came across this. For that money, I'd want the deluxe trim on the nose t ...
  Topic: 2110cc horsepower?
Sigurd

Replies: 85
Views: 33350

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 6:45 pm   Subject: Re: 2110cc horsepower?
Almost 10 years later...
  Topic: Another leaking rear axle
Sigurd

Replies: 4
Views: 310

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:29 am   Subject: Re: Another leaking rear axle
I got another look at it this morning, and the oil is definitely coming from the weep holes in the backing plates on both sides, so at least they're doing their job, and I installed everything consist ...
  Topic: Another leaking rear axle
Sigurd

Replies: 4
Views: 310

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:00 pm   Subject: Re: Another leaking rear axle
It is a new seal kit, and yes, I'm pretty sure I installed the small o-ring.
  Topic: Another leaking rear axle
Sigurd

Replies: 4
Views: 310

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:50 pm   Subject: Another leaking rear axle
I'm trying to get my '66 back on the road. I have installed the rear bearing caps and seals and filled the gearbox.

The driver's side is leaking from between the splines and the slinger. The passe ...
  Topic: 1966 horn grounding problem
Sigurd

Replies: 9
Views: 560

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:03 pm   Subject: Re: 1966 horn grounding problem
Wow. That is really something. I'll have to take a look.
  Topic: 1966 horn grounding problem
Sigurd

Replies: 9
Views: 560

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:01 am   Subject: 1966 horn grounding problem
I'm trying to get my horn working. I have done my homework on this car's horn circuit, and I'm still facing a baffling issue. Short story: I have a "sometimes ground" at the steering shaft. ...
  Topic: swingaxle trans axle tube o-ring
Sigurd

Replies: 5
Views: 320

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:59 pm   Subject: Re: swingaxle trans axle tube o-ring
Here's a related question: if I had to choose between .008" of play on the axle tube (which is outside of the .005" specified in the Bentley manual) versus a slight bind at the outermost poi ...
  Topic: swingaxle trans axle tube o-ring
Sigurd

Replies: 5
Views: 320

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:24 am   Subject: Re: swingaxle trans axle tube o-ring
Got it. Thanks.
  Topic: swingaxle trans axle tube o-ring
Sigurd

Replies: 5
Views: 320

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:29 am   Subject: swingaxle trans axle tube o-ring
I have a 1966 Beetle with a swingaxle transmission. While removing the axle tube retainers, I did not find the O-rings shown as #4 in the picture:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1786518.jp ...
  Topic: Carlson brake hardware crooked springs
Sigurd

Replies: 4
Views: 200

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:59 pm   Subject: Carlson brake hardware crooked springs
I have purchased Carlson front brake hardware kit 17162 for my '66 Beetle. It has all the necessary pieces, plus these two bent crooked lookin' ones. I've never seen such a thing and there was no such ...
  Topic: Best way to get 120hp, 100+flbs torque?
Sigurd

Replies: 74
Views: 36302

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:04 pm   Subject: Re: Best way to get 120hp, 100+flbs torque?
Seven and a half years later?
  Topic: Could my beam adjusters be welded in wrong?
Sigurd

Replies: 6
Views: 290

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:40 pm   Subject: Re: Could my beam adjusters be welded in wrong?
I should add that the work was done for free locally. I asked for 0"-4" down, or 1" up - 3" down from stock. I brought him the beam and he refused payment because it took him so ...
  Topic: Could my beam adjusters be welded in wrong?
Sigurd

Replies: 6
Views: 290

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:46 pm   Subject: Could my beam adjusters be welded in wrong?
I think there's a problem with my beam. At this angle that the adjusters are welded in at, won't the car be on-the-ground low? Or maxing out the balljoints? You can see how the adjustment slot is r ...
  Topic: Official whine about Type 3 cars and parts for sale
Sigurd

Replies: 10214
Views: 938337

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:30 pm   Subject: Official whine about Type 3 cars and parts for sale
Well, what's it worth then? I know Beetles, not T3s.
  Topic: What's the longest you've had to mothball a project?
Sigurd

Replies: 24
Views: 2464

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:58 pm   Subject: What's the longest you've had to mothball a project?
I bought it in 2007, and was off the road for at least a year while I built, blew up, and rebuilt a 1915 for it. Drove for a few years until the throttle cable broke in August of 2012. That started ...
  Topic: 1915 carb choice
Sigurd

Replies: 38
Views: 3465

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat May 18, 2013 12:34 pm   Subject: 1915 carb choice
I had no experience tuning my 1600 with a 30PICT-1. I made no attempt either. When I built my 1915 with dual 40DRLAs, I jumped right in and started making the effort to tune. If you want duals, get ...
  Topic: DRD Racing Heads - [email protected]
Sigurd

Replies: 199
Views: 82906

PostForum: Buyer and Seller Feedback   Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:09 pm   Subject: DRD Racing Heads - [email protected]
Yeouch.
 
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