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  Topic: 73 SB no spark
VW_Jimbo

Replies: 17
Views: 180

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Today 8:57 am   Subject: Re: 73 SB no spark
It was!

These cars are famous for bad switches! I have replaced thousands of them!
  Topic: Yikes! I bought a '74 Super!!
VW_Jimbo

Replies: 671
Views: 46170

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Yesterday 8:24 am   Subject: Re: Yikes! I bought a '74 Super!!
Like I stayed up above. I was not sure of all of it, as I am not there, so if you have more to add into the equation, do so. I am only able to assist with your understanding. I cannot do the actual me ...
  Topic: Headliner ease of install?
VW_Jimbo

Replies: 5
Views: 144

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 6:40 pm   Subject: Re: Headliner ease of install?
Super easy to install! Used solvent based contact cement. Same stuff I used when I would lay up cabinet panels out in the field. I think JBugs sells this same product as their own cement - but it is n ...
  Topic: 78 FI Super terrible idle when cold.
VW_Jimbo

Replies: 17
Views: 217

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 4:00 pm   Subject: Re: 78 FI Super terrible idle when cold.
So, is it working good now or not?

If not, what are the symptoms cold, warm and hot?
  Topic: Yikes! I bought a '74 Super!!
VW_Jimbo

Replies: 671
Views: 46170

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 1:37 pm   Subject: Re: Yikes! I bought a '74 Super!!
Ah. So do we need to add 12.8 to the 41 to get the full combustion chamber area, or is there more somewhere?

Anyways, with the new info, the combustion chamber goes up to 53.8cc. Inputted into the ...
  Topic: Yikes! I bought a '74 Super!!
VW_Jimbo

Replies: 671
Views: 46170

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 1:22 pm   Subject: Re: Yikes! I bought a '74 Super!!
One more question - where do the 41ml I measured in the head chamber come into play in the CB chart? It seems like the only measure that mattered was the piston top to cylinder top.

In the combusti ...
  Topic: 78 FI Super terrible idle when cold.
VW_Jimbo

Replies: 17
Views: 217

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 1:16 pm   Subject: Re: 78 FI Super terrible idle when cold.
Never mind what I said about the idle richness afm adjustment. I had the start up then die symptoms again.

The obviously much brighter previous posts were right in at least my case. I put in a spa ...
  Topic: Yikes! I bought a '74 Super!!
VW_Jimbo

Replies: 671
Views: 46170

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 9:12 am   Subject: Re: Yikes! I bought a '74 Super!!
Thanks Jimbo I think I get it now...closer anyway. Pump gas, daily driver is the goal, nothing more. What was the factory compression back in the day?

I know it but cannot think of it right now. Da ...
  Topic: Jimmy V’s 54 Oval Project
VW_Jimbo

Replies: 794
Views: 67698

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 9:09 am   Subject: Re: Jimmy V’s 54 Oval Project
Mac jelly - you do know I have been looking at and playing with that area, on and off, for over 1 year!!!! Dude, where did the time go?!?!?! Damn!!!!! That’s a lonnnnnnnggggggg ass time playing with s ...
  Topic: Original 1956 Oval convertible
VW_Jimbo

Replies: 401
Views: 55691

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 9:02 am   Subject: Re: Original 1956 Oval convertible
Typically, caster shims come into play when the front end ride height changes and the rear is higher than the front. So a “rake” stance. Dropping the front end causes the front tube to move forwards a ...
  Topic: I found the problem! Alt wiring
VW_Jimbo

Replies: 6
Views: 200

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 8:55 am   Subject: Re: I found the problem! Alt wiring
eBay has wires with tracer color in the insulation. If you find an ad (I embedded a link for you), you can call that company directly and ask questions about color availability. Good luck!

https:/ ...
  Topic: Yikes! I bought a '74 Super!!
VW_Jimbo

Replies: 671
Views: 46170

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 8:35 am   Subject: Re: Yikes! I bought a '74 Super!!
Thanks Jimbo. How did you come about that .30 number? Help me understand. And is adding deck height mean shims to the cylinder head? I want to measure it a couple more times again before I pull th ...
  Topic: Is this a Sun Bug?
VW_Jimbo

Replies: 13
Views: 522

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 8:16 am   Subject: Re: Is this a Sun Bug?
Looking through Craigslist and I spotted what I believe is a "Sun Bug". Am I seeing this right?
Doesn't matter..

I just bought it!!!





Hehehe j/k Jimbo!!
Go fer it, but l/o fo ...
  Topic: Original 1956 Oval convertible
VW_Jimbo

Replies: 401
Views: 55691

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Wed May 12, 2021 11:31 pm   Subject: Re: Original 1956 Oval convertible
Typically, caster shims come into play when the front end ride height changes and the rear is higher than the front. So a “rake” stance. Dropping the front end causes the front tube to move forwards a ...
  Topic: Fuel Gauge Reading Changes With Engine Speed
VW_Jimbo

Replies: 8
Views: 144

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed May 12, 2021 11:16 pm   Subject: Re: Fuel Gauge Reading Changes With Engine Speed
Sounds like a weak battery or dirty connections. You should start by cleaning electrical terminals. Start at the battery and then just keep going. You need to physically remove the wire ends and clean ...
  Topic: Yikes! I bought a '74 Super!!
VW_Jimbo

Replies: 671
Views: 46170

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed May 12, 2021 9:16 pm   Subject: Re: Yikes! I bought a '74 Super!!
Here is what I got!

Looks like .30 of deck height to add!

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2177215.jpg
  Topic: 73 SB no spark
VW_Jimbo

Replies: 17
Views: 180

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue May 11, 2021 11:47 pm   Subject: Re: 73 SB no spark
You can bypass the ignition switch to test. Sounds like it may be going bad.
  Topic: Fusebox clicking
VW_Jimbo

Replies: 13
Views: 154

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue May 11, 2021 11:36 pm   Subject: Re: Fusebox clicking
The two knobs attached to the bottom of the dash.

you're a genius. I'll start there.

Thanks!
  Topic: 1969 Sunroof Beetle Pan off resto
VW_Jimbo

Replies: 3
Views: 72

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue May 11, 2021 11:34 pm   Subject: Re: 1969 Sunroof Beetle Pan off resto
JBugs sells TMI product.
  Topic: Fusebox clicking
VW_Jimbo

Replies: 13
Views: 154

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue May 11, 2021 5:16 pm   Subject: Re: Fusebox clicking
The two knobs attached to the bottom of the dash.
 
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