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  Topic: Nevada insurance for fiberglass-body dune buggy (not sand rail)
catahoula lou

Replies: 20
Views: 984

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:55 am   Subject: Re: Nevada insurance for fiberglass-body dune buggy (not sand rail)
Finally got the insurance through Hagerty.

First off, make sure you use an EXPERIENCED insurance agent. My wife contacted a local company and we were passed off to a new insurance agent that cause ...
  Topic: Nevada insurance for fiberglass-body dune buggy (not sand rail)
catahoula lou

Replies: 20
Views: 984

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:02 am   Subject: Nevada insurance for fiberglass-body dune buggy (not sand rail)
Recently moved to Reno NV area and my wife contacted AAA to move insurance of our Manx-style dune buggy (fiberglass body) from CA to NV so that we can register in NV.

They said that AAA does not in ...
  Topic: 1955 Beetle Refresh
catahoula lou

Replies: 19
Views: 1332

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:09 am   Subject: Re: 1955 Beetle Refresh
What brand are your front disc brakes?

The boobs that did my conversion to all disc brakes used EMPIs with drop spindles.

Even with the narrowed adjustable front beam raised to the highest, my t ...
  Topic: Symptoms of an un-polarized generator?
catahoula lou

Replies: 6
Views: 248

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:22 am   Subject: Re: Symptoms of an un-polarized generator?
Did you have it rebuilt?

A neighbor of mine had the one for his 356 rebuilt and would not charge. Went through all of the testing and we found out it was for an Opel(?), which spins in the opposit ...
  Topic: 59 Lowlight rear bumper
catahoula lou

Replies: 8
Views: 1728

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:53 am   Subject: Re: 59 Lowlight rear bumper
Don't know if you've put the 3-piece bumper on your Ghia yet, but the only way I can install them is to put them together loose, install and tighten them to the body and brackets, then tighten them up ...
  Topic: Help Diagnosing 58 Gas Gauge/Sender unit
catahoula lou

Replies: 8
Views: 410

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sat May 30, 2020 7:12 am   Subject: Re: Help Diagnosing 58 Gas Gauge/Sender unit
Curious to find out your solution, as I have a similar problem with the same setup in my 58 KG. I run out of fuel when it says 1/4 full, otherwise says full when full.

Have gotten used to it and h ...
  Topic: Correct 1959 RHS mirror?
catahoula lou

Replies: 3
Views: 154

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:37 am   Subject: Re: Correct 1959 RHS mirror?
Thanks!

The answers make sense. I'm waiting for arrival of a used long-neck RHS mirror I bought on this site and just wanted to make sure...


Best,
Thom
  Topic: Correct 1959 RHS mirror?
catahoula lou

Replies: 3
Views: 154

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:49 am   Subject: Correct 1959 RHS mirror?
I've seen RHS 101 mirrors with either the long or short arm. Is either actually correct or does it not matter?

Best,
Thom
  Topic: Hood emblem for 58 Beetle
catahoula lou

Replies: 8
Views: 570

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:53 am   Subject: Re: Hood emblem for 58 Beetle
The four-tabs were mounted into matching slots.
  Topic: Coating for repaired glove box?
catahoula lou

Replies: 6
Views: 468

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:30 am   Subject: Re: Coating for repaired glove box?
Thanks for the ideas!

Best,
Thom
  Topic: Coating for repaired glove box?
catahoula lou

Replies: 6
Views: 468

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:25 am   Subject: Coating for repaired glove box?
I glued the cardboard glove box of my 1959 ragtop back together.

Has anybody used a clear material on either inside/outside to give it more strength?

Best,
Thom
  Topic: 58 Ragtop help
catahoula lou

Replies: 2
Views: 211

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:56 am   Subject: Re: 58 Ragtop help
I bought the Sewfine POS and sent it back because for the price I paid all I got was a long piece of flimsy metal that I would have to trim without any guidance.

I bought a used metal piece from Ko ...
  Topic: 1385 „40hp“ with 28 pict
catahoula lou

Replies: 7
Views: 1041

PostForum: Vintage Speed   Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:16 am   Subject: Re: 1385 „40hp“ with 28 pict
I've been using a Brosol 30PICT-1 and a 009 distributor on my 30+ year build 40HP, for several years, to squeak a few extra HP out of it. I use a 122.5 main jet, 130Y air correction jet, and a G65 id ...
  Topic: Theft prevention
catahoula lou

Replies: 19
Views: 1171

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:11 am   Subject: Re: Theft prevention
TOWING:

When I tow my VWs, I use two tow chains, each with a pair of Master locks, that go around the VW front axle and through the tow vehicle chain loops. You can buy a matching set of 4 Master ...
  Topic: 28 PICT Carb Question
catahoula lou

Replies: 23
Views: 806

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:03 am   Subject: Re: 28 PICT Carb Question
A stream of fuel is fine, as it shows no blockage. I swing mine so that it discharges on the side of the butterfly that rotates downward into the venturi, close to the edge, so that most goes directl ...
  Topic: Has Blodgett's closed?
catahoula lou

Replies: 7
Views: 1216

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:32 am   Subject: Has Blodgett's closed?
Stopped by Blodgett's yesterday to buy axle boots and found this sign on the front. Looks like Stacy has finally moved on to Montana. Sad day for us locals, if true...

However, Mike and Fred (see ...
  Topic: full flow, oiling, and pressure questions..
catahoula lou

Replies: 25
Views: 2331

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:29 am   Subject: Re: full flow, oiling, and pressure questions..
I have a full-flow 40HP that I built over 30 years ago still in my 59 ragtop, in which the case was tapped/plugged by RIMCO, and still have the stock oil cooler in place for proper air flow over LHS o ...
  Topic: 1959 - Beetle, Vibration
catahoula lou

Replies: 7
Views: 242

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:04 am   Subject: Re: 1959 - Beetle, Vibration
I just helped my brother-in-law with the same problem. Turned out to be a bad pressure plate.

Pull engine and with pressure plate/clutch assembly still attached to flywheel, put a straight-edge ac ...
  Topic: magnetic add-on ring for oil strainer plate...
catahoula lou

Replies: 15
Views: 2358

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:18 am   Subject: Re: magnetic add-on ring for oil strainer plate...
DrDarby:

Do you have a photo of what your cow magnet looks like and where you mount it?
  Topic: Reno NV mechanic?
catahoula lou

Replies: 6
Views: 378

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:50 am   Subject: Re: Reno NV mechanic?
Found/bookmarked websites for Buggie Barn, Fibercraft, and Scudders, all apparently located within Reno.

Thanks all!

Best,
Thom
 
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