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  Topic: Dust cap
Starbucket

Replies: 14
Views: 363

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:15 pm   Subject: Re: Dust cap
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  Topic: 1971 Super Beetle steering damper
Starbucket

Replies: 16
Views: 253

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 5:11 pm   Subject: Re: 1971 Super Beetle steering damper
Take your old damper in to PepBoys in a plastic zip bag that has some oil in it and show them the receipt and tell them it's contaminating your driveway and you want a new one. Bet they give you one f ...
  Topic: Engine install - prep
Starbucket

Replies: 9
Views: 261

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:35 pm   Subject: Re: Engine install - prep
Well since the trans has a mount at the front and the other mount is on the motor you would have to support the trans and then try to connect the motor with everything wiggling around, think about it. ...
  Topic: Ghia steering column parts list 1963
Starbucket

Replies: 4
Views: 88

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:29 pm   Subject: Re: Ghia steering column parts list 1963
If you put the bearing in the freezer over night it will drop in if you don't handle it too long as it will start to expand.
  Topic: Engine install - prep
Starbucket

Replies: 9
Views: 261

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:20 pm   Subject: Re: Engine install - prep
You drive a bus for unobstructed view of the road ahead, don't worry about the 40 cars behind you they missed up and got fast expensive cars and SUVs and all they can see is the back of the vehicle in ...
  Topic: 356 engine subaru
Starbucket

Replies: 6
Views: 1144

PostForum: Porsche - 356   Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 4:12 pm   Subject: Re: 356 engine subaru
If they find out that you want to put a Japanese motor in a vintage Porsche who knows what bad things will happen. There is no way I know of to mount the radiator without ruining the looks of the car.
  Topic: 1971 Super Beetle steering damper
Starbucket

Replies: 16
Views: 253

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:53 am   Subject: Re: 1971 Super Beetle steering damper
$30 every 20+ years, just buy a new one.
  Topic: Reversing engine swap?
Starbucket

Replies: 11
Views: 265

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:48 am   Subject: Re: Reversing engine swap?
Thanks. What about wiring?



The wiring should be pretty much the same if the Ghia has a Alt. in now or now is a good time to up grade it, The trucks Alt./Gen. wires, Coil and wires to dist. and ...
  Topic: Reversing engine swap?
Starbucket

Replies: 11
Views: 265

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:09 pm   Subject: Re: Reversing engine swap?
The trucks trans will have to be used with the Ghias motor but you will need the rear hanger adaptor to hang the motor (classifieds or ebay). 70 Bay used the type 1 so the Ghia may need its throw out ...
  Topic: Reversing engine swap?
Starbucket

Replies: 11
Views: 265

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:15 pm   Subject: Re: Reversing engine swap?
If the case is not tapped for the rear carrier they sell a adapter that bolts to the oil pump, other than that the throw out bearing may need to be looked at. I would go to the inspection station and ...
  Topic: 1971 Super Beetle steering damper
Starbucket

Replies: 16
Views: 253

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:54 pm   Subject: Re: 1971 Super Beetle steering damper
If it's old and you have it out just replace it. There must have been some shake or something for you to remove it.
  Topic: Camshaft Thrust Surface Axial Runout
Starbucket

Replies: 21
Views: 330

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:10 pm   Subject: Re: Camshaft Thrust Surface Axial Runout
Check the center journal and see if the cam is warped when you rotate and have a helper hold a leather belt and apply downward pressure on the front and back journals while you rotate the cam.
  Topic: Camshaft Thrust Surface Axial Runout
Starbucket

Replies: 21
Views: 330

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:12 am   Subject: Re: Camshaft Thrust Surface Axial Runout
That looks like .0015" to me.
  Topic: EPS on type 1 Superbeetle
Starbucket

Replies: 3
Views: 80

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:58 am   Subject: Re: EPS on type 1 Superbeetle
You can steer a beetle with one finger with stock rims and tires so why would you want power steering. You would have to run power steering hoses from the back to the front and figure out how to mount ...
  Topic: Rear Brakes not bleeding
Starbucket

Replies: 21
Views: 478

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:01 am   Subject: Re: Rear Brakes not bleeding
The only way to use a vacuum brake bleeder on a VW is to wrap about 4 turns of Teflon tape pipe thread sealer around the bleeder threads (that's where the air bubbles are coming from not the brake lin ...
  Topic: 18 and bought a bug, any help/thoughts appreciated
Starbucket

Replies: 35
Views: 762

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:33 pm   Subject: Re: 18 and bought a bug, any help/thoughts appreciated
A easy temp. floor pan repair is to get some stiff paper/cardboard and make a templet to cover the hole and the rest of that section of floor pan and cut a 1/4" plywood piece using the templet a ...
  Topic: Rear Brakes not bleeding
Starbucket

Replies: 21
Views: 478

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:18 pm   Subject: Re: Rear Brakes not bleeding
The rubber brake hoses in the rear as well as the front will look good on the outside but they swell closed on the inside and the shoe springs don't have e'nuff strength to push the fluid back through ...
  Topic: Need help choosing heads (and plugs) for my rebuild.
Starbucket

Replies: 9
Views: 244

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:11 pm   Subject: Re: Need help choosing heads (and plugs) for my rebuild.
I initially used a #9 NGK, (very cold plug) and if I idled at a stop light for 10 seconds the plugs would foul and it would take a quarter mile to get cleared out again. I'm running an 1835 with about ...
  Topic: shimmy and shake After front brake pad replaced
Starbucket

Replies: 58
Views: 864

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:10 am   Subject: Re: shimmy and shake After front brake pad replaced
...., radials don't like to run backwards once they have run forward .

This is a myth from the 70s. It used to be true, but in the last 50 years, the tire makers have all solved the problem.
Well ...
  Topic: 1970 flasher relay
Starbucket

Replies: 21
Views: 308

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:25 pm   Subject: Re: 1970 flasher relay
I think O'Riley has them or Rockauto and yos with the same numbered terminals and make sure the wattage is the same.
 
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