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  Topic: Baja Ghia
berliner

Replies: 21
Views: 792

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:48 pm   Subject: Re: Baja Ghia
Criminal charges pending.
  Topic: 62 Ghia Bumper Overriders aluminum or pot metal?
berliner

Replies: 10
Views: 682

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:56 pm   Subject: Re: 62 Ghia Bumper Overriders aluminum or pot metal?
On my 64 I replaced the mystery-metal parts with steel ones.Turned out really nice when replated,glad I returned the Viet Nam ones.
  Topic: Tool for cleaning electrical items
berliner

Replies: 12
Views: 464

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:36 pm   Subject: Re: Tool for cleaning electrical items
During 64 Ghia build I took the harness plus fuse block and dumped the whole works in the "pickle",a tub full of sulphuric (battery) acid I use for cleaning copper and brass parts for live s ...
  Topic: new guy with barn find
berliner

Replies: 25
Views: 1336

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:02 pm   Subject: Re: new guy with barn find
It looks pretty solid;body is EVERYTHING on these cars.If the engine turns by hand,it will probably run.I picked up an old bug once with a seized engine.The driveway was about a quarter mile downhill, ...
  Topic: Fiberglass repair for body rust?
berliner

Replies: 24
Views: 998

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:46 pm   Subject: Re: Fiberglass repair for body rust?
Fiberglass repairs have a tendency to separate from the base metal,but for a quick fix it works and gets the car usable.If I was doing it,I would want to sandblast the area that the glass will stick t ...
  Topic: Paint removal
berliner

Replies: 6
Views: 419

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:51 am   Subject: Re: Paint removal
I did mine with paint stripping discs on a sander.If I ever do it again I will use paint stripper,not dip.
  Topic: Will it float? Patch panel mayhem.
berliner

Replies: 22
Views: 621

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 8:47 pm   Subject: Re: Will it float? Patch panel mayhem.
Removing rusted-in bolts:Get out the torch(Propane will work,just takes a while)Get the bolt hotter than hell(Red Heat not necessary)If possible heat both ends of the bolt.Now dump cold water on it,lo ...
  Topic: Rear torsion bar bushings
berliner

Replies: 10
Views: 624

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 8:30 pm   Subject: Re: Rear torsion bar bushings
Here's how I put this stuff together:Once the angle is established,shove the arm onto the spline as far as it will go.Don't crank the arm up yet.Put the outer bushing in place,then the cap.Put bolts i ...
  Topic: Howdy and New guys build thread for a barnfind 69 autostick
berliner

Replies: 25
Views: 1370

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 9:05 am   Subject: Re: Howdy and New guys build thread for a barnfind 69 autostick
From what can be seen,that car looks pretty good.69 is a nice mix of old style body and later mechanicals,The reflector has to go.Have fun!
  Topic: Looking For Quality German Body Seal Kits
berliner

Replies: 4
Views: 254

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:11 pm   Subject: Re: Looking For Quality German Body Seal Kits
I got all my rubber from CIP1.It all worked pretty well.They offer cheap or expensive windshield/rear window seals.I got the expensive ones which were German.
  Topic: 72 starts and runs fine, then sputters after 2 blocks
berliner

Replies: 24
Views: 816

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:30 am   Subject: Re: 72 starts and runs fine, then sputters after 2 blocks
If it's a stock carb set=up a blocked exhaust heat tube will make it ice up.
  Topic: Problem with Horn ground
berliner

Replies: 22
Views: 912

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:24 pm   Subject: Re: Problem with Horn ground
Mine has been acting up ever since we put the car together after restoration.The horns aren't installed,but when we tested the relay it went "Click" normally,but stayed on when the horn butt ...
  Topic: Swapping out for a later Beetle engine
berliner

Replies: 9
Views: 324

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:35 pm   Subject: Re: Swapping out for a later Beetle engine
The transmission grinding noise may be a stripped axle/brake drum spline.
  Topic: running after ignition turned off - possible relay problem?
berliner

Replies: 23
Views: 1259

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:53 pm   Subject: Re: running after ignition turned off - possible relay problem?
Reviving old thread.My Ghia was doing the run-on thing with MSD.There are 2 wires coming from the hot side of the ignition switch,one to feed fuse panel,small black one to power idiot lights.I put a d ...
  Topic: Reservoir hose
berliner

Replies: 8
Views: 290

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:44 am   Subject: Re: Reservoir hose
CIP1 has it.
  Topic: Rewiring a 60 Ghia??
berliner

Replies: 22
Views: 732

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:49 pm   Subject: Re: Rewiring a 60 Ghia??
I put a Wiring Works harness in my 60 beetle.I spoke to the man who makes them,he asked"screw terminals?" and a few other things I hadn't thought about.When it came it was flawless;I would n ...
  Topic: Window trim
berliner

Replies: 0
Views: 145

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:49 pm   Subject: Window trim
My son and I put the C channel trim on the 64's front and rear windows today.Three hours and done,front and rear.The last part to go on(Rear left side)probably took fifteen minutes,because we had figu ...
  Topic: The importance of having a working horn
berliner

Replies: 22
Views: 928

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:46 am   Subject: Re: The importance of having a working horn
I rode motorcycles when I was younger,and I too assumed I was invisible.The headlights on bikes help,but what I find really draws attention is the flashing front lights used on bicycles.I'm sure one o ...
  Topic: Sambanista KG Location Map
berliner

Replies: 99
Views: 12160

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:12 pm   Subject: Re: Sambanista KG Location Map
I tried to add mine to the map but the computer screen broke when I hammered the pin in.What am I doing wrong?
  Topic: The importance of having a working horn
berliner

Replies: 22
Views: 928

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:53 pm   Subject: Re: The importance of having a working horn
I think I'll put one on the Ghia just like the one on the Kenworth...it's very effective.
 
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