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  Topic: Rear Apron. Repair options
bkeith85

Replies: 4
Views: 243

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:58 pm   Subject: Re: Rear Apron. Repair options
Mine was pushed in just below the latch. It was probably an inch deep and went out about 10" on each side. I used a dent puller with those pins that you use with a spot weld gun. It took a good w ...
  Topic: Hex Bar Throttle Linkage Ball Bearing Adapter-Testing
bkeith85

Replies: 3
Views: 572

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:41 am   Subject: Re: Hex Bar Throttle Linkage Ball Bearing Adapter-Testing
If you haven't found any takers in the 1+ year since you posted, here's my engine that I could test them on:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1325538.jpg

My carb kit and linkage are like ...
  Topic: Heater Beater 1776
bkeith85

Replies: 122
Views: 11010

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:23 am   Subject: Re: Heater Beater 1776
I just took my balance tube off and it runs much better. I put it on when I built the engine because I read so many posts about how twin 1bbls needed it to run right. I think it's even in the CB book ...
  Topic: Aftermarket headlight switch shorting problem - Fire Hazard
bkeith85

Replies: 4
Views: 210

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:59 pm   Subject: Re: Aftermarket headlight switch shorting problem - Fire Hazard


You can have dash lights with it with the rheostat crapped out.....You just cant adjust their brightness. You can put the jumper wire inside or outside to make the connection with the rheostat go ...
  Topic: Aftermarket headlight switch shorting problem - Fire Hazard
bkeith85

Replies: 4
Views: 210

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:12 am   Subject: Re: Aftermarket headlight switch shorting problem - Fire Hazard
That's what I am afraid of. I can't believe we have to resort to rebuilding headlight switches. The crazy thing is, these aren't a Type 3 only part. They put them in Beetles too. I can see having qual ...
  Topic: Aftermarket headlight switch shorting problem - Fire Hazard
bkeith85

Replies: 4
Views: 210

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:50 pm   Subject: Aftermarket headlight switch shorting problem - Fire Hazard
I bought this headlight switch from a seller here in the classifieds. It was new and it had the correct wide terminal for 58b, so I was happy to find it. These things are getting hard to find. The p/n ...
  Topic: Cool Pics of your T3 in Scenery
bkeith85

Replies: 848
Views: 165610

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:39 am   Subject: Re: Cool Pics of your T3 in Scenery
Found this giant concrete block milk carton on my way to the 2018 Invasion in Scottsboro, AL.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1793576.jpg
  Topic: Black Fastback Build Thread
bkeith85

Replies: 2268
Views: 249766

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:05 am   Subject: Re: Black Fastback Build Thread
Iím a huge fan of cast or gun metal for the centres.

This^
  Topic: Yoshi's 1967 Squareback
bkeith85

Replies: 28
Views: 1727

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:38 am   Subject: Re: Yoshi's 1967 Squareback
Wouldn't ya know, as soon as I finish doing this very job some smart guy comes along with a better way to do it. Man, if I had thought of that, things would have gone so much smoother. Mine turned out ...
  Topic: Please help me pick my interior. Too many choices! 66 white SB
bkeith85

Replies: 19
Views: 810

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:13 pm   Subject: Re: Please help me pick my interior. Too many choices! 66 white SB
White with teak:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/644808.jpg

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/633326.jpg

One of my favorites from the gallery.
  Topic: Rebuild 1968 Squareback in one year? = FAIL
bkeith85

Replies: 172
Views: 22455

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:06 am   Subject: Re: Rebuild 1968 Squareback in one year? = FAIL
The evening after my last post, I took it for a test drive around town. I got on it kinda hard once and heard a pop and suddenly it got really loud. I thought my muffler had blown off. Nope. I blew th ...
  Topic: VDO Sender Assembly Broke Off!
bkeith85

Replies: 13
Views: 385

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:33 pm   Subject: Re: VDO Sender Assembly Broke Off!
I didn't see where anyone explicitly said this, but DON'T START THE ENGINE! You'll blow oil everywhere.
I know that may be pretty obvious to most of us, but he did ask if it was ok to drive and I wan ...
  Topic: Rebuild 1968 Squareback in one year? = FAIL
bkeith85

Replies: 172
Views: 22455

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:03 pm   Subject: Re: Rebuild 1968 Squareback in one year? = FAIL
Thanks!
Yeah, that is the plan. I was going to drive it to work today, but the idle wasn't very smooth last night, so I'm going to check a few things tonight. After that, I'll be driving it as much a ...
  Topic: Rebuild 1968 Squareback in one year? = FAIL
bkeith85

Replies: 172
Views: 22455

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:39 pm   Subject: Re: Rebuild 1968 Squareback in one year? = FAIL
I've been working my butt off, but I think I will be ready for the Invasion. Here is the car back together after a year of sitting. I still have a few more things to put on it, but I am able to drive ...
  Topic: Double Seat Belt Receiver
bkeith85

Replies: 11
Views: 390

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 1:42 pm   Subject: Re: Double Seat Belt Receiver
Pretty sure that's what was in my '68 Square. Seems like just before that, they were a chrome loop that the belt clipped onto. I think my owners manual shows that style, but my car was different.
  Topic: Rebuild 1968 Squareback in one year? = FAIL
bkeith85

Replies: 172
Views: 22455

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 1:28 pm   Subject: Re: Rebuild 1968 Squareback in one year? = FAIL
Thanks Mike! I was going to try one of mine today, but I have a feeling I tried it before and it wouldn't fit. Now to find a good deal on a 165/80. I found some 175/65s that are about half price, but ...
  Topic: Rebuild 1968 Squareback in one year? = FAIL
bkeith85

Replies: 172
Views: 22455

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 11:17 am   Subject: Re: Rebuild 1968 Squareback in one year? = FAIL
Ok, here's an unrelated question. What size tire will fit in the spare tire well? The stock ones are narrower than the 185/65's I have on the car. I am sure I tried one of these when I got them mounte ...
  Topic: Rebuild 1968 Squareback in one year? = FAIL
bkeith85

Replies: 172
Views: 22455

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 9:41 am   Subject: Re: Rebuild 1968 Squareback in one year? = FAIL
Junkyard, maybe. I don't remember. We pulled an engine out of a gmc truck a few years ago and I kept all of the wiring from it. I have been using bits and pieces of that harness for various projects f ...
  Topic: Rebuild 1968 Squareback in one year? = FAIL
bkeith85

Replies: 172
Views: 22455

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 11:34 am   Subject: Re: Rebuild 1968 Squareback in one year? = FAIL
I'm looking forward to it. I'm making good progress, so chances are good that I will be there. I have a long weekend and hope to be reassembling this thing in the next few days.

I am waiting until ...
  Topic: Any experience with reproduction wiring loom?
bkeith85

Replies: 18
Views: 1134

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 11:16 am   Subject: Re: Any experience with reproduction wiring loom?
Here's a sample pic of the one I made. I'll have more in my build thread. Link below.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1783683.jpg
 
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