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  Topic: King Pin Wheel Bearing Spacer
desertwrx

Replies: 5
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:19 pm   Subject: Re: King Pin Wheel Bearing Spacer
Iím thinking of good olí JB Weld.
  Topic: King Pin Wheel Bearing Spacer
desertwrx

Replies: 5
Views: 185

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:57 pm   Subject: King Pin Wheel Bearing Spacer
Putting in new front wheel bearings. Got 2 new wheel bearing spacers and they slide on. The ones I took off had an interference fit, which had to be knocked off. I have a feeling that the spacers will ...
  Topic: Brake Shoe Adjusting Star Leaf Spring
desertwrx

Replies: 5
Views: 495

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:11 am   Subject: Re: Brake Shoe Adjusting Star Leaf Spring
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2145638.jpg

Plenty of room to put a 6-32 hold down screw. Lock washer and Loctite.
  Topic: How do I tell what year front end I have?
desertwrx

Replies: 3
Views: 99

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:17 pm   Subject: Re: How do I tell what year front end I have?
My trailing arms are countersunk. Iíll use o-rings and the spacers along with 8 shims.

Thanks for the info!
  Topic: Amante GT on Youtube
desertwrx

Replies: 4
Views: 305

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 1:02 pm   Subject: Re: Amante GT on Youtube
I have watched a lot of Mustie1ís videos. This one is a fun one to watch, same with the follow up one. He talks to the camera like he is talking to you. He saves a lot of VW engines like a person on a ...
  Topic: How do I tell what year front end I have?
desertwrx

Replies: 3
Views: 99

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:47 pm   Subject: How do I tell what year front end I have?
Rebuilt the king/link pin spindles. Itís time to put them on and I have no idea what year beam I have. Of course the link pins were apart, so I have no idea if they were 8 or 10 shims.
Is there a wa ...
  Topic: Recommend a Good VW Shop in the Bellingham Area
desertwrx

Replies: 3
Views: 242

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:11 pm   Subject: Re: Recommend a Good VW Shop in the Bellingham Area
Thanks, Iíll send that to my sister.
  Topic: Recommend a Good VW Shop in the Bellingham Area
desertwrx

Replies: 3
Views: 242

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:29 am   Subject: Recommend a Good VW Shop in the Bellingham Area
My sister just got a Ď94 Eurovan Westfalia. From what I understand the Eurovan have weak transmissions. At a minimum Iíd like a shop to change the atf and filter. Anyone know of a good place near Bell ...
  Topic: Ball Joint Front End W/Thru Rods
desertwrx

Replies: 5
Views: 451

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:40 am   Subject: Re: Ball Joint Front End W/Thru Rods
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1895792.jpg

Iím happy with my front suspension.
  Topic: Ball Joint Front End W/Thru Rods
desertwrx

Replies: 5
Views: 451

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:56 pm   Subject: Ball Joint Front End W/Thru Rods
A friend is converting to coil-overs in his ball joint front end. It appears that the trailing arms need to be drilled for thru rods, is that correct?
  Topic: Empi Parking Brake Disc Brake Caliper
desertwrx

Replies: 1
Views: 133

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:48 am   Subject: Empi Parking Brake Disc Brake Caliper
Does anyone know what these calipers were originally meant for?
  Topic: Drum Front Rear Disc Conversion
desertwrx

Replies: 4
Views: 470

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:06 am   Subject: Re: Drum Front Rear Disc Conversion
From the replies Iíve gotten it seems as though it doesnít matter which master I use for the rear disc set up. Though it seems like the dual master would be best.
  Topic: Drum Front Rear Disc Conversion
desertwrx

Replies: 4
Views: 470

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:26 am   Subject: Drum Front Rear Disc Conversion
What is the best master cylinder for this conversion?
  Topic: Found This Old Pic, Baja 1000 Tech 1970
desertwrx

Replies: 17
Views: 2970

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:16 am   Subject: Re: Found This Old Pic, Baja 1000 Tech 1970
Thatís the only pics I have of Elmer. Iím pretty sure my dad got to know him from Cal Club races.
  Topic: Found This Old Pic, Baja 1000 Tech 1970
desertwrx

Replies: 17
Views: 2970

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:13 pm   Subject: Re: Found This Old Pic, Baja 1000 Tech 1970
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1771216.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1771217.jpg

Maybe these 2 photos will help id the location. I think itís Ensenada.
Ernie and my dad wer ...
  Topic: 140 Horse Corvair & VW Swing Axle Question
desertwrx

Replies: 9
Views: 650

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:07 pm   Subject: Re: 140 Horse Corvair & VW Swing Axle Question
No flogging this buggy. A German Shepherd rides in the back and she goes every where with us!
  Topic: 140 Horse Corvair & VW Swing Axle Question
desertwrx

Replies: 9
Views: 650

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:08 pm   Subject: 140 Horse Corvair & VW Swing Axle Question
Picking up a Corvair reverse rotation engine for our Manx Clone. How well will our swing axle hold up to it? Will do mainly off-road exploring where we live. No flogging it!
  Topic: Which T/O Brg To Use?
desertwrx

Replies: 1
Views: 187

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:29 am   Subject: Which T/O Brg To Use?
Swing axle Trans, Kennedy clutch...
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1475193.jpg
  Topic: Stamping on G03 Head
desertwrx

Replies: 3
Views: 499

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:07 pm   Subject: Stamping on G03 Head
Does this look familiar to anyone? And, what does it mean?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/BillFX/Mobile%20Uploads/_20160305_181235_2.jpg
  Topic: Opening Up Chokes On Solex 32/34 PDSI's
desertwrx

Replies: 2
Views: 378

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 1:05 pm   Subject: Opening Up Chokes On Solex 32/34 PDSI's
Someone gave me a twin carb set up and we have what is supposed to be an 1835 in our fiberglass buggy. Sounds like a stock cam also. These carbs have 22 chokes with 130 mains & 155 airs. I'm a mac ...
 
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