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  Topic: Ghia Location Survey
crocteau

Replies: 272
Views: 33792

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Yesterday 8:31 am   Subject: Re: Ghia Location Survey
not dead yet! Wink
'71 convertible
North Wales, Pennsylvania
  Topic: How do i mount the decklid seal?
crocteau

Replies: 27
Views: 1930

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:30 am   Subject: Re: How do i mount the decklid seal?
Do these anchor caps push on or twist on?Hi Marc, Removal required prying (as evidenced by the scars on the one in the photo). They could be pushed on, but I found a gentle blow delivered with a small ...
  Topic: How do i mount the decklid seal?
crocteau

Replies: 27
Views: 1930

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:52 pm   Subject: Re: How do i mount the decklid seal?
I don't remember ever seeing any pics of it. ...
As for the anchor caps, do you know what size those are?
Thanks, Jeff, your Ghia is shaping up to be a winner for sure! I've posted a few pics, but a ...
  Topic: How do i mount the decklid seal?
crocteau

Replies: 27
Views: 1930

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:29 pm   Subject: Re: How do i mount the decklid seal?
I like the anchor caps. Are these something you purchased, or reused?You're entirely welcome; you probably already know about the adhesive solvent/remover that won't damage your paint, just in case : ...
  Topic: How do i mount the decklid seal?
crocteau

Replies: 27
Views: 1930

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:42 am   Subject: Re: How do i mount the decklid seal?
My initial decklid weather stripping installation has failed...
Does anyone have any secrets/tips for a successful second attempt? ... Does anyone have pictures of there seal that has held up over th ...
  Topic: Jeff's 71 Vert Restoration/Reassembly
crocteau

Replies: 266
Views: 16704

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:24 pm   Subject: Re: Jeff's 71 Vert Restoration/Reassembly
... I decided to tackle removing my old top and headliner from it's frame. Applause
The wood bow appears to be in good condition save this one corner. I've got enough skill set to fix this with a wood ...
  Topic: A Ghia that performs like it looks
crocteau

Replies: 45
Views: 1130

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:38 am   Subject: Re: A Ghia that performs like it looks
Install a set or two of caster shims to adjust the caster angle to 8° to 10° to settle the car down. This makes a HUGE improvement to high speed stability. However, this will cause a bit more effort ...
  Topic: TMI interior kit - photos of my 64 Ghia coupe project
crocteau

Replies: 4
Views: 172

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:48 pm   Subject: Re: TMI interior kit - photos of my 64 Ghia coupe project
Nice work; your interior looks sharp. Cool

What's the doodad on the shifter just below the shift knob?
  Topic: Understanding "Flow" Wiring Diagrams
crocteau

Replies: 30
Views: 671

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:16 am   Subject: Re: Understanding "Flow" Wiring Diagrams
Page 2 of 4 (Bentley Manual) – has several white circles with the #10 inside. The key on page 4 says that is “ground connector, dashboard”. There is at least six of those circles. Where are these ...
  Topic: What is your favorite Karmann Ghia color?
crocteau

Replies: 67
Views: 40310

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:50 am   Subject: Re: What is your favorite Karmann Ghia color?
Sweet looking ride, is that yours?Thanks for the kind words, Jeff. Yes, and it's thrilling to drive. Cool
  Topic: What is your favorite Karmann Ghia color?
crocteau

Replies: 67
Views: 40310

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:01 pm   Subject: Re: What is your favorite Karmann Ghia color?
My favorite stock Karmann Ghia color is the cherry red of '65, but I think the similar Jetta red spice of 2006 sits well on a Ghia makeover.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1542358.jpg
  Topic: 1970 wiring question
crocteau

Replies: 16
Views: 288

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:03 pm   Subject: Re: 1970 wiring question
working on dash now, should windshield go in before dash pad?I found that the dash vent covers on my '71 overlap the edge of the new dash pad, and it was easier for me to install the screws for the ve ...
  Topic: 1971 ghia... wire from starter under backseat?
crocteau

Replies: 8
Views: 171

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:56 am   Subject: Re: 1971 ghia... wire from starter under backseat?
... in the loom I have, for a 71, there is a large red wire that split off from the loom just under the back seat which comes from the ignition wire, black/red, and there it connects to a large red wi ...
  Topic: 1970 wiring question
crocteau

Replies: 16
Views: 288

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:48 pm   Subject: Re: 1970 wiring question
In the photo they mention multiple wires going to the post marked X on the diagram of the fuse box (see photo).There's nothing wrong with that wiring system. FWIW it's the closest to original I found. ...
  Topic: Mallory Unilite distributor and Promaster coil
crocteau

Replies: 12
Views: 473

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:44 am   Subject: Re: Mallory Unilite distributor and Promaster coil
Anyone have a catalog or info on the different part #'s for the distributors? I can't find any hits here on the part # of the one I posted. I see a few other part #'s that are close in sequence but ...
  Topic: Is headliner necessary on ghia vert?
crocteau

Replies: 9
Views: 288

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 3:22 pm   Subject: Re: Is headliner necessary on ghia vert?
I will be putting on a new canvas top on my 71 ghia vert.
Do I need to install a headliner?Not to be disingenuous, but "it depends." You might try contacting Dave, one of our three peerles ...
  Topic: Side scoops attempt pros and cons?
crocteau

Replies: 46
Views: 1107

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:08 am   Subject: Re: Side scoops attempt pros and cons?
A well built engine doesn't need additional cooling.^x2I understand the aspect of having a stock engine and leaving the body stock should suffice BUT doubling the stock engine output and other modific ...
  Topic: What's this Ghia part and Where does it go?
crocteau

Replies: 608
Views: 162217

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:06 pm   Subject: Re: What's this Ghia part and Where does it go?
... all I need is the rivet.You're in luck; there's a sticky for that! Wink
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=322892&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=
  Topic: What's this Ghia part and Where does it go?
crocteau

Replies: 608
Views: 162217

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:43 am   Subject: Re: What's this Ghia part and Where does it go?
Another part I can't seem to find anywhere is this quarter panel cap.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2080337.jpg This photo may help...
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1217672.jpg
  Topic: Window Felt Clip Install
crocteau

Replies: 30
Views: 970

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:49 am   Subject: Re: Window Felt Clip Install
I assume that I need to cut the felt(s) shorter so this piece fits into the window slot.I concur. PPP Wink
In looking at the rubber it appears I need to cut a slot the length of the rubber to be ...
 
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