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  Topic: SS100 "replica" Kit Kar
drs1023

Replies: 123
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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: 2488

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: 7360

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: 513

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: 617

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: 617

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: 617

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
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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: 1078

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: 624

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: 7970

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: 1262

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: 1262

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: 1262

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: 520

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: 693

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 ...
  Topic: Stretching a VW Beetle Frame
drs1023

Replies: 7
Views: 875

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:01 pm   Subject: Stretching a VW Beetle Frame
Many of us have cut and shortened a VW pan for kit cars, etc. I've done 4 of them since the late 70's. However, I have never lengthened a frame. I am considering building a small pickup woods buggy ...
  Topic: Beetle not running quite right
drs1023

Replies: 27
Views: 1113

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:47 pm   Subject: Re: Beetle not running quite right
I have used 34 PICT carbs with centrifugal advance distributors, but mostly on higher revving engines on woods buggies and a sand racer - not on a daily driver.

From experience, the 009 is NOT a fi ...
  Topic: inline fuel shut off
drs1023

Replies: 14
Views: 640

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:25 pm   Subject: Re: inline fuel shut off
I also have used inline shutoff valves for all small engines and engines I don't run often. I have an inline 12 V shutoff on both tractors as well - I used one of the tractors today and shut off the ...
  Topic: 1971 Bug 3k idle unsure what to do?
drs1023

Replies: 7
Views: 194

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:00 pm   Subject: Re: 1971 Bug 3k idle unsure what to do?
Typically, most will agree that the 34 PICT/009 distributor is not the ideal setup and will cause bogging and inconsistent acceleration. Inside the distributor, check that the springs and weights are ...
 
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