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  Topic: Project Vooduru
dubsteez79

Replies: 58
Views: 3351

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:02 pm   Subject: Re: Project Vooduru
Thank you for posting your awesome work as it makes me want to get some more Tig Time in so I can make things this nice!

Also, I did the same thing with my VIN plate(for different reasons). The ins ...
  Topic: VWNOS.com - [email protected] - heimlich
dubsteez79

Replies: 83
Views: 4071

PostForum: Buyer and Seller Feedback   Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:58 am   Subject: Re: VWNOS.com - [email protected] - heimlich
Prompt shipping and great products. My distributor parts were all correct for my rebuild. This was aided by the descriptions and fitment info on vwnos.com. Its also nice that heimlich is a samba membe ...
  Topic: Happy Motoring-Hope all is well
dubsteez79

Replies: 5
Views: 184

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:45 am   Subject: Re: Happy Motoring-Hope all is well
Hope I can find a classic to buy and roadtrip it across the country sometime in the next few years. A trip like that has been on my mind since I was 16. Anyway, thats an awesome looking stocker. I lov ...
  Topic: Who drove their bug today?
dubsteez79

Replies: 839
Views: 37855

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:35 am   Subject: Re: Who drove their bug today?
Cruising around in the country on a beer run. Definitely enjoying the fruits of my labor. Very Happy

https://i.imgur.com/77zZWeq.jpg
  Topic: Engine/distributor mismatch?
dubsteez79

Replies: 30
Views: 528

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:30 am   Subject: Re: Engine/distributor mismatch?
I soaked mine in evaporust and it came out nicely. I didnt clean the canister as it was fine. I took the whole thing apart so it could get to every nook and cranny of the distriubtor. Also I did not r ...
  Topic: What did you do to your Bug Today?
dubsteez79

Replies: 7464
Views: 861498

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:00 pm   Subject: Re: What did you do to your Bug Today?
Drove it to go get ice cream on this hot ass day
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1924971.jpg
  Topic: 74 Standard Beetle restoration
dubsteez79

Replies: 60
Views: 1936

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:58 pm   Subject: Re: 74 Standard Beetle restoration
Modified my wiring cover to accept the hood vent rain tray so I could drive without having to worry about rain shorting out my fuse box lol. Fuel system is good and steady.cant hear or feel the pump w ...
  Topic: 74 Standard Beetle restoration
dubsteez79

Replies: 60
Views: 1936

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:53 pm   Subject: Re: 74 Standard Beetle restoration
My sound system for the bug lol. These things are actually really loud and the sound is clean maxed out. It'll do for this car.


https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1924408.jpg
  Topic: What did you do to your Bug Today?
dubsteez79

Replies: 7464
Views: 861498

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:07 am   Subject: Re: What did you do to your Bug Today?
Put my new-to-me thermostat on and got all my fuel lines/pump, reg. hooked up and verified no leaks. Carter pump is super quiet and also lets the fuel pressure drain back immediately when disconnectin ...
  Topic: '71 pan, tunnel, and rear apron question(s)
dubsteez79

Replies: 5
Views: 230

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:57 am   Subject: Re: '71 pan, tunnel, and rear apron question(s)
Id bet youll find some pinholes in the tunnel after you wire brush the scale off. For the tunnel, I would clean, neutralize the rust, clean areas to be welded, fog weld through primer(copper) on bare ...
  Topic: Bosch 043 905 205 SVDA Rebuild
dubsteez79

Replies: 6
Views: 216

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:53 am   Subject: Re: Bosch 043 905 205 SVDA Rebuild
I am curious as to how the 2 shim stacks should be; 1 the one below the weight plate should it be from top to bottom one small metal washer then a fiber washer and then one larger washer? 2. The washe ...
  Topic: 74 Standard Beetle restoration
dubsteez79

Replies: 60
Views: 1936

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:06 pm   Subject: Re: 74 Standard Beetle restoration
Got my fuel pressure regulator in. Had to use a bunch of fittings to make the pressure gauges work out but I'll tidy that up later. Got the Carter pump mounted and double isolated on the pan, under th ...
  Topic: Bosch 043 905 205 SVDA Rebuild
dubsteez79

Replies: 6
Views: 216

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:42 pm   Subject: Re: Bosch 043 905 205 SVDA Rebuild
Looks good. That is a very nice core. It appears the bushing popped out when you pulled the shaft out. You can try pressing it back in and seeing how tight it is. Otherwise, you will need to press and ...
  Topic: Bosch 043 905 205 SVDA Rebuild
dubsteez79

Replies: 6
Views: 216

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:33 am   Subject: Bosch 043 905 205 SVDA Rebuild
Some pics
https://i.imgur.com/omz5c62.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/XOtbtQN.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/cDgVwG2.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/59HjeIO.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/7VprXMY.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/KfUg ...
  Topic: 74 Standard Beetle restoration
dubsteez79

Replies: 60
Views: 1936

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:40 pm   Subject: Re: 74 Standard Beetle restoration
Rebuilt my original 043 905 205 svda distributor to replace the aftermarket 009 that's in there. really just cleaned it and replaced the fiber washers, cap, rotor, condenser and points. Hope to see an ...
  Topic: Who drove their bug today?
dubsteez79

Replies: 839
Views: 37855

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:03 pm   Subject: Re: Who drove their bug today?
Took wifey on a cruise in the bug. Found an old industrial building and pictures happened.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1922258.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1922257.jpg
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  Topic: oil pressure relief and overheating
dubsteez79

Replies: 21
Views: 517

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:07 pm   Subject: Re: oil pressure relief and overheating
Thanks for the heads up! Do aircooled engines consume more than watercooled initially or are you just saying that as a generalization? I ask because Ive built several engines and only had about a quar ...
  Topic: oil pressure relief and overheating
dubsteez79

Replies: 21
Views: 517

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:06 am   Subject: Re: oil pressure relief and overheating
Thanks guys. Drove just fine. All engine tin in place, oil pressure system is in place, 10-30 oil, timing is set to spec, belt is tensioned correctly and is a 74 with 4 columns of vents on hood.

I ...
  Topic: oil pressure relief and overheating
dubsteez79

Replies: 21
Views: 517

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:07 am   Subject: Re: oil pressure relief and overheating
Keep oil in it, make sure the belt is installed, and drive it.

You can only monitor pressure with an oil pressure gauge, and interpret the readings to monitor the springs. If both pistons were stu ...
  Topic: oil pressure relief and overheating
dubsteez79

Replies: 21
Views: 517

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:10 am   Subject: Re: oil pressure relief and overheating
He was basically driving in circles (squares?) around a field. There wasn't much topography, but a little. He was wringing it out, too, not being friendly to the engine, and wouldn't have know how.
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