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  Topic: 1964 beetle theft protection
drs1023

Replies: 12
Views: 651

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 8:54 am   Subject: Re: 1964 beetle theft protection
I wire in a simple ON-OFF switch under one of the seats to the B+ side of the coil. Maybe no one has ever tried to start it without my knowledge, but it works. I have the same switch on both of my old ...
  Topic: Always an adventure working on these cars
drs1023

Replies: 13
Views: 661

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 8:14 am   Subject: Re: Always an adventure working on these cars
Your bug is just showing who's really the BOSS!
  Topic: At wit's end... '68 Bug
drs1023

Replies: 22
Views: 830

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 8:06 am   Subject: Re: At wit's end... '68 Bug
Personally, I like the electronic ignition, but I wire it up to start on 12 VDC (through START on the switch), then run on less voltage through a good resistor once you release the key. I ran a woods ...
  Topic: Differences between Brazilian and US classic VW Beetles
drs1023

Replies: 15
Views: 393

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:09 am   Subject: Re: Differences between Brazilian and US classic VW Beetles
I spent some time in Southern Brazil on various business trips. I was initially surprised at how many OLD VW's were there-everywhere, just like the US in the 70's. But, after ooh-ing and aah-ing over ...
  Topic: SS100 "replica" Kit Kar
drs1023

Replies: 167
Views: 14949

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 6:59 pm   Subject: Re: SS100 "replica" Kit Kar
I enjoyed this (mostly one way) discussion of the SS-100. Back in the 70's, anyone with a coupla' thousand bucks, a screwdriver, a set of metric wrenches and a floor jack became a master fabricator o ...
  Topic: My therapy project
drs1023

Replies: 29
Views: 2534

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 6:08 pm   Subject: Re: My therapy project
I have built 4 kit cars - including an original Manx in the mid 70's, and I have a lot of mixed feelings about them. They're fun to build, drive, and customize, but on the other hand, I don't like to ...
  Topic: Where to buy? Rebuilt solex 34pict3
drs1023

Replies: 35
Views: 7535

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:17 pm   Subject: Re: Where to buy? Rebuilt solex 34pict3
Over the years, I have rebuilt many 34 PICT's, both Solex and Mexican made carburetors. In my experience, any complete rebuild of any 34 PICT yields a much better running carburetor. They will probab ...
  Topic: clutch pedal hard
drs1023

Replies: 11
Views: 524

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:58 pm   Subject: Re: clutch pedal hard
My last hard to press clutch issue ended up being a badly work Bowdon Tube.

If that isn't the problem. my money's on a poor fit between the clutch release bearing and pressure plate (worn mating su ...
  Topic: Oil questions
drs1023

Replies: 18
Views: 618

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:52 pm   Subject: Re: Oil questions
I have owned 58 different AC VW's since 1971. Many of those had operator's manuals in them, and in one of those manuals, I remember reading, "Check and top off engine oil daily". Seemed a li ...
  Topic: Oil questions
drs1023

Replies: 18
Views: 618

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:39 pm   Subject: Re: Oil questions
I've worked on a few hundred of these engines since the late 60's, and I can't recall engine oil level being the direct cause of a rough running engine. I'd start from scratch on the rough running. ...
  Topic: Oil questions
drs1023

Replies: 18
Views: 618

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:39 pm   Subject: Re: Oil questions
I've worked on a few hundred of these engines since the late 60's, and I can't recall engine oil level being the direct cause of a rough running engine. I'd start from scratch on the rough running. ...
  Topic: street buggy without bumpers / engine cage?
drs1023

Replies: 16
Views: 1043

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:04 pm   Subject: Re: street buggy without bumpers / engine cage?
I've bought and/or fabricated a bumper on the 4 buggies and rails I have built. Just makes sense to me to protect the delicate parts from those who follower too close or inattentive parking lot backe ...
  Topic: My mysterious Beetle encounter.
drs1023

Replies: 14
Views: 1091

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:32 pm   Subject: Re: My mysterious Beetle encounter.
And...lots of newer Beetles in Brazil. I was told that they were built there until the early 2000's. My last trip there (business) I took a whole bunch of pictures of what appeared to be older beetle ...
  Topic: saggy rear end
drs1023

Replies: 10
Views: 626

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:14 pm   Subject: Re: saggy rear end
Beetlenut's comment above is pretty logical as well. It's fairly uncommon for torsion bars weaken only on one side. The bushings aren't any easier to change than adjusting the splines, but an uneven ...
  Topic: what makes up a 1641 engine?
drs1023

Replies: 22
Views: 8389

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:23 pm   Subject: Re: what makes up a 1641 engine?
I agree that the 1641 is an improvement over the stock 1500/1600. My 1641 and Schneider 275 cam (almost same as Engle 110), is 7 years old and still very dependable and strong. 6000 mile valve adjus ...
  Topic: To buy and cut or build pans?
drs1023

Replies: 19
Views: 1292

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:03 pm   Subject: Re: To buy and cut or build pans?
Being that my side rails on my '63 donor were pretty much shot (like yours), I removed the entire side rails and pan all the way from the Napoleon's Hat to the torsion tube. Use 1- 1/2" x 3/16&q ...
  Topic: To buy and cut or build pans?
drs1023

Replies: 19
Views: 1292

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:03 pm   Subject: Re: To buy and cut or build pans?
Being that my side rails on my '63 donor were pretty much shot (like yours), I removed the entire side rails and pan all the way from the Napoleon's Hat to the torsion tube. Use 1- 1/2" x 3/16&q ...
  Topic: To buy and cut or build pans?
drs1023

Replies: 19
Views: 1292

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:03 pm   Subject: Re: To buy and cut or build pans?
Being that my side rails on my '63 donor were pretty much shot (like yours), I removed the entire side rails and pan all the way from the Napoleon's Hat to the torsion tube. Use 1- 1/2" x 3/16&q ...
  Topic: SP intake manifold help
drs1023

Replies: 13
Views: 523

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:41 pm   Subject: Re: SP intake manifold help
And I seem to recall that the copper washers are split on one side. That side goes DOWN into the head.
  Topic: What To Do With Transmission Gaskets
drs1023

Replies: 11
Views: 695

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:33 pm   Subject: Re: What To Do With Transmission Gaskets
Leaks don't necessarily indicate the transaxle needs rebuilding, nor does the absence of leaks indicate the transmission is good to go. My '63 only had 49K miles on it, but had been sitting in a pastu ...
 
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