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  Topic: Insulation under luggage comparrment
crvc

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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 12:45 pm   Subject: Insulation under luggage comparrment
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I have a 1967 bug with a stock 1600 engine. I added foil-backed insulation all atop the luggage compartment and under ...
  Topic: Time for a change
crvc

Replies: 4
Views: 522

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:30 am   Subject: Time for a change
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So now the starter has gone out. Because I have a new truck I can take my time working on the bug. Right now the bug ...
  Topic: Time for a change
crvc

Replies: 4
Views: 522

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:15 pm   Subject: Time for a change
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Thanks for the note. I scanned several pages of bugs for sale, prices ranging from $500 to $15000. California cars se ...
  Topic: Time for a change
crvc

Replies: 4
Views: 522

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:21 pm   Subject: Time for a change
I've had this 1967 bug for ten years. I've replaced most everything: Rebuilt 1640cc DP engine with stock carb and fuel pump. New pan eight years ago, body-off paint, new glass, new brake cylinders, ...
  Topic: Solenoid problem in new starter
crvc

Replies: 13
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:26 am   Subject: Solenoid problem in new starter
Right now it works then doesn't then works. So first thing is to try starting with the key. The starter labors but then the engine fires. But Later in the day when I want to go home for lunch the k ...
  Topic: Solenoid problem in new starter
crvc

Replies: 13
Views: 2660

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:33 am   Subject: Solenoid problem in new starter
Right now it works then doesn't then works. So first thing is to try starting with the key. The starter labors but then the engine fires. But Later in the day when I want to go home for lunch the k ...
  Topic: Extreme Cold Weather Starting Thread 2015!!
crvc

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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:25 pm   Subject: Extreme Cold Weather Starting Thread 2015!!
I've lived in Wyoming for 30 years. For the first 10 years we lived in a single-wide and no garage. We get snow from September til April. I found an electric pad under the battery will allow a bug ...
  Topic: Solenoid problem in new starter
crvc

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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 2:02 pm   Subject: Solenoid problem in new starter
Ah, for the good old days when I could find a VW solenoid in any parts store. Last time I tried I was told they aren't available any more and I'd have to buy a new starter. Even CIP1 doesn't list ...
  Topic: Solenoid problem in new starter
crvc

Replies: 13
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:20 am   Subject: Solenoid problem in new starter
I've got a 1967 bug. The starter is a couple years old. The wiring harness is ten years old. Turning the key there's a loud click. But nothing else. If I stick a screwdriver between the solenoid ...
  Topic: Normal MPG?
crvc

Replies: 35
Views: 2272

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 3:03 pm   Subject: Normal MPG?
It seems to run better with the 120 main jet. Someone has suggested a second gasket for the top of the carb. So I added a gasket off an old carb. But when took the carb off to change the jet I s ...
  Topic: Normal MPG?
crvc

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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:44 pm   Subject: Normal MPG?
The old jet was 115. Yesterday I replaced it with a 127. And now it runs badly. In my junk drawer I found an old pict 34 with a 120 main jet. I guess the next step is trying that jet.

crvc
  Topic: Normal MPG?
crvc

Replies: 35
Views: 2272

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:24 am   Subject: Normal MPG?
I ordered a 127 main jet. Taking the old jet out it's hard to read the number but with a magnifying lens I think says Solex 115. That done, it drives horribly; No ability to climb even mild grades ...
  Topic: Normal MPG?
crvc

Replies: 35
Views: 2272

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 10:58 am   Subject: Normal MPG?
Thanks for all the replies.

So maybe I'm losing gas from a leak at the fuel filter. It's likely I'm burning gas due to wrong jetting and maybe I'm losing gas due to a leaky float valve. But I ...
  Topic: Normal MPG?
crvc

Replies: 35
Views: 2272

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 5:17 pm   Subject: Normal MPG?
Also check out:

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=289344

and the links there.

I just re-read your original post... that 34 carb is too large for a single-port 1600. That engin ...
  Topic: Normal MPG?
crvc

Replies: 35
Views: 2272

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:30 pm   Subject: Normal MPG?
The distributor is 3 years old with petronix ignition, so no points, etc. Plugs are recent. It's timed correctly. I noticed black inside the tailpipes. The fuel pump is stock. I don't remember t ...
  Topic: Normal MPG?
crvc

Replies: 35
Views: 2272

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:31 am   Subject: Normal MPG?
I picked up a few mpg when I switched carbs on my dual port 1600. I exchange the stock 34pict for a 30 pict 1 with an adaptor to fit the manifold.Seems to run a lot better too. Maybe less top end but ...
  Topic: Normal MPG?
crvc

Replies: 35
Views: 2272

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:11 am   Subject: Normal MPG?
Your carb is probably jetted too rich for your altitude. That, plus a fuel leak, and you won't get good mileage.

Choose a main jet one size smaller, and fix the leak.

What "filter" is ...
  Topic: Normal MPG?
crvc

Replies: 35
Views: 2272

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:05 am   Subject: Normal MPG?
Yes, it's a 1641 now but mileage was 18 as a 1600. Having the aerodynamics of a loaf of bread is part of the formula, but the 041 heads are most of the consumption issue. Newish Brazilian 34 carbure ...
  Topic: Normal MPG?
crvc

Replies: 35
Views: 2272

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:47 am   Subject: Normal MPG?
If it's a single port you have a fuel leak, possibly at the fuel pump or from an ineffective float needle in the carburetor. Try putting the line to the carburetor in a soda or beer (notice you're in ...
  Topic: Normal MPG?
crvc

Replies: 35
Views: 2272

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:56 am   Subject: Normal MPG?
1967 bug, engine replaced with type-2 block, line-bored with new bearings, 1600cc AA pistons/cylinders, heads given new valves and guides at machine shop, stock muffler.

I've been noting mileage ...
 
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