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  Topic: Paint suggestions
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 1:46 pm   Subject: Re: Paint suggestions
For one...I am just a backyard painter, but with the jobs I have done I hang everything so I get an even looking spray. I hung the fenders loosely with just the fender bolts in a couple turns so the ...
  Topic: Hay, I need some help with the value of my 1958 Ragtop
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2021 5:19 pm   Subject: Re: Hay, I need some help with the value of my1958 Ragtop
Iíll tell you what terry schuler told me back in 1982 when I asked him what my 56 oval was worth, 100 dollars then he sent me a pic of his split and convertible. Terry if you are reading this I still ...
  Topic: Who knows about gauge restoration?
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Replies: 7
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2021 5:05 pm   Subject: Re: Who knows about gauge restoration?
A dremel tool with the buff wheels are perfect with some basic rubbing compound from the parts store. After that step, clean off the plastic and buff wheel, then buff some polishing compound on it. ...
  Topic: different horn grill covers
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Replies: 4
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2021 6:57 pm   Subject: Re: different horn grill covers
I have the exact same problem with the repop Empi ones too. When I restored my '61 it has the original front fenders and the repop horn grill tabs don't line up. Every time I wash the car I knock on ...
  Topic: Help Put a Name to This Part I Need!!!
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Replies: 7
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun May 09, 2021 6:24 am   Subject: Re: Help Put a Name to This Part I Need!!!
Wow. I would kill to have that clean of steel back here!
  Topic: Nankang CX668 tires
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Replies: 15
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:26 pm   Subject: Re: Nankang CX668 tires
I bought a set for my '61 about 5 years ago. I only put a couple thousand a year but they have been great. I have come to believe that they are about all the same anymore. I have good and bad off-b ...
  Topic: Merged header with no heat riser attachments?
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:47 am   Subject: Re: Merged header with no heat riser attachments?
Disclaimer: I'm only going to relate my own experience, so not necessarily recommending for anyone else on this planet.

I've run my 1835cc DP engine without heat risers since back in 1976, as the a ...
  Topic: Indoor car cover
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Replies: 13
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:42 am   Subject: Re: Indoor car cover
I live in Ohio so I get pretty similar weather. Make sure you have a couple of fans running all the time in the garage. I literally have had a piece of sheet metal in the garage for 10 years and bar ...
  Topic: 1200cc gear box driven by a 1914 motor
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:00 pm   Subject: Re: 1200cc gear box driven by a 1914 motor
I am running a 1776cc in my '65 with the stock 1200 transaxle in it now. Yes...highway speeds are a problem, but since I don't take it on the highway...the low end torque and power are worth it. Wit ...
  Topic: 1959 Pricing help
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 5:34 pm   Subject: Re: 1959 Pricing help
For a car with only 15,000 miles someone sure did a lot of work to it, complete repaint, all new interior, all new window rubber, reproduction front bumper.
The front fenders look aftermarket as well ...
  Topic: 1776cc engine issues
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Replies: 38
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:48 am   Subject: Re: 1776cc engine issues
That is typical of an vacuum leak. I would really inspect those with some brake clean or carb cleaner by spraying around them to see if the idle changes. I ran down that same problem for a long time ...
  Topic: "Herbie"1964 beetle metal sunroof restoration/ replacing metal
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Replies: 163
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:42 am   Subject: Re: "Herbie"1964 beetle metal sunroof restoration/ replacing metal
Just had to read your thread here.
Sweet build.

Glad you decided on factory colors and not another Herbie!
Might be hard work, but there's something about a black car...
Totally reminds me of ...
  Topic: "Herbie"1964 beetle metal sunroof restoration/ replacing metal
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Replies: 163
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:13 pm   Subject: Re: "Herbie"1964 beetle metal sunroof restoration/ replacing metal
Looking real nice. Little by little it gets finished. Just keep plugging away.
  Topic: My 67 Iceland green beetle project
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:52 pm   Subject: Re: My 67 Iceland green beetle project
Really nice and love the color. Also, you must REALLY like Iceland green since your house looks the same shade AND color coordinated to your scout. You color coordinate very well! Smile
  Topic: 1776cc engine issues
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Replies: 38
Views: 1479

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:56 am   Subject: Re: 1776cc engine issues
You've checked voltage at the coil. Have you checked fuel to the carbs? Makes no sense to fiddle with the carbs until you have verified pump pressure AND volume. Keep a fire extinguisher handy, pull o ...
  Topic: 1776cc engine issues
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Replies: 38
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:49 pm   Subject: Re: 1776cc engine issues
Sounds like timing. Is it advancing. I have the exact same set up except I am running 40/44 Kadron set up with 30mm venturies and it runs amazing. Solex carburetors like vacuum advance. I would tr ...
  Topic: Bosch headlight lens 1961 with VW logo
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Replies: 10
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:25 pm   Subject: Re: model year 1961 headlight lens with VW Logo ??
I just checked my '61. The VW logo is at the bottom. I am 99% sure they are original to the car.
  Topic: Your thoughts on oil based undercoating?
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:21 pm   Subject: Re: Your thoughts on oil based undercoating?
I'm going to do some test pieces with boiled linseed oil. Supposedly it dries hard.

Be VERY careful with linseed oil!! It works great but it is very flammable! Ask me how I know! I forgot to l ...
  Topic: My '65 Beetle - Start to Finish
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Replies: 6
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:54 pm   Subject: Re: My '65 Beetle - Start to Finish
I absolutely love the color! Looks perfect!
  Topic: Backfiring
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Replies: 12
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:47 am   Subject: Re: Backfiring
It is very likely that if the valve lash was set at zero that one or more of the valves tightened after several sessions of warming and cooling causing one of your intake valves to slightly stick open ...
 
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