Hello! Log in or Register   |  Help  |  Donate  |  Buy Shirts New!  See all banner ads | Advertise on TheSamba.com  
TheSamba.com
 
Search found 4305 matches
Forum Index Page: 1, 2, 3 ... 214, 215, 216  Next
Jump to:
Author Message
  Topic: An easy and boring restoration.....
[email protected]

Replies: 18
Views: 312

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Today 10:04 am   Subject: Re: An easy and boring restoration.....
Looks like itís turning out beautifully. And idea how many hours you have invested in labor, or cost of supplies?

For the spare parts around 800Ä, one running board, all the windows seal plus the t ...
  Topic: An easy and boring restoration.....
[email protected]

Replies: 18
Views: 312

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Yesterday 4:48 pm   Subject: Re: An easy and boring restoration.....
Looks like itís turning out beautifully. And idea how many hours you have invested in labor, or cost of supplies?
  Topic: No one told me the side effects of removing Death Foam Yipes!
[email protected]

Replies: 20
Views: 630

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Yesterday 4:46 pm   Subject: Re: No one told me the side effects of removing Death Foam Yipes!
Now you finally know why you were getting labor quotes of $2000.
  Topic: Broken IRS end gears.
[email protected]

Replies: 33
Views: 918

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:04 pm   Subject: Re: Broken IRS end gears.
There are a few in the classifieds that make narrowed IRS arms. Lummus has some nice ones. Iíd stay IRS.
  Topic: Do I need a residual pressure valve for Front disk/rear drum???
[email protected]

Replies: 14
Views: 275

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:47 am   Subject: Re: Do I need a residual pressure valve for Front disk/rear drum???
The 67 Beetle I have has had a standard style OEM 19mm TRW/Varga dual circuit master on it with CBís drop spindle discs, and stock 19.5mm rear wheel cylinders going on about 16 years. I actually had t ...
  Topic: Chrome polishing help
[email protected]

Replies: 8
Views: 339

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:39 pm   Subject: Re: Chrome polishing help
Although I've never tried it, I've read that wadding aluminum foil to use as an "abrasive" to remove surface rust works well, renewing the wad of aluminum foil frequently. Is this bunk or is ...
  Topic: Chrome polishing help
[email protected]

Replies: 8
Views: 339

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:22 pm   Subject: Re: Chrome polishing help
Daily Double, if you have already extensively tried using 0000 steel wool and various high quality chrome polishes and yet you still have a dulled / less lustrous finish in those areas then all you'll ...
  Topic: Factory Chassis Bolts. Zinc, Paint, Oil or ??? What Finish?
[email protected]

Replies: 13
Views: 409

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:54 pm   Subject: Re: Factory Chassis Bolts. Zinc, Paint, Oil or ??? What Finish?
What are you attempting to accomplish?

Any OEM chassis bolt Iíve seen has been black oxide like the others have found. VW assembled their chassis, then gave it an overall coat of black paint. A fr ...
  Topic: Broken IRS end gears.
[email protected]

Replies: 33
Views: 918

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:59 pm   Subject: Re: Broken IRS end gears.
Maybe dumb qustion, but whatt affect does the track have on wheel hop?

Dragstrips apply traction compound to the surface, and other cars with soft rubber actually lay down rubber that alters tracti ...
  Topic: Engine number documented on the VW certificate??
[email protected]

Replies: 14
Views: 392

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:59 am   Subject: Re: Engine number documented on the VW certificate??
This is the first I've heard that they will no longer confirm an engine number that you provide. Bummer. Sad

No, I think the op is upset it wasnít provided on the certificate without any mention ...
  Topic: Engine number documented on the VW certificate??
[email protected]

Replies: 14
Views: 392

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:40 am   Subject: Re: Engine number documented on the VW certificate??
It is my understanding that if you provide this info, they can confirm if it is the original trans/engine, but no longer willingly give the info out. There is a small percentage of enthusiasts that pu ...
  Topic: Another bogging/lugging problem
[email protected]

Replies: 19
Views: 693

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:56 pm   Subject: Re: Another bogging/lugging problem
Iíd work on getting the linkage set so that it doesnít bind. You may be able to try installing to Solex pump jet in the Empi carb to see if that makes any difference in volume once the linkage issue i ...
  Topic: Broken IRS end gears.
[email protected]

Replies: 33
Views: 918

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:27 pm   Subject: Re: Broken IRS end gears.
You have wheel hop, you may not feel it but you have it. Stock irs end gears will sustain 11.60's in a full weight sedan if set up up correct.

What would be a good way to confirm it, then confirm y ...
  Topic: Broken IRS end gears.
[email protected]

Replies: 33
Views: 918

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:47 pm   Subject: Re: Broken IRS end gears.
You have wheel hop, you may not feel it but you have it. Stock irs end gears will sustain 11.60's in a full weight sedan if set up up correct.

What would be a good way to confirm it, then confirm y ...
  Topic: Factory Chassis Bolts. Zinc, Paint, Oil or ??? What Finish?
[email protected]

Replies: 13
Views: 409

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:42 pm   Subject: Re: Factory Chassis Bolts. Zinc, Paint, Oil or ??? What Finish?
What are you attempting to accomplish?

Just paying attention to details. i know they do not all have a bright finish. I suspect they were painted or some sort of oxide finish but also realize it ...
  Topic: Broken IRS end gears.
[email protected]

Replies: 33
Views: 918

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:19 pm   Subject: Re: Broken IRS end gears.
I do have the 10/15 spiders & gears.

Weddle list the Peloquine as 'out of stock'.

Is there any possibility the R&P gear depth and backlash were not set up correctly causing the extra st ...
  Topic: Broken IRS end gears.
[email protected]

Replies: 33
Views: 918

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:20 pm   Subject: Re: Broken IRS end gears.
OK, there is a big difference in strenth between the 11/17 tooth spider/side gear, compared to the later model 10/15 tooth spider/gear diffs.

The 10/15tooth setup has better "lead out" o ...
  Topic: Gear box whine, or is it rear discs
[email protected]

Replies: 21
Views: 761

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:48 pm   Subject: Re: Gear box whine, or is it rear discs
Itís great when a problem is solved, even better when the op returns to the post to share the solution.

Itís give, and take in the performance world. The next step down imo from a solid mount is C ...
  Topic: Another bogging/lugging problem
[email protected]

Replies: 19
Views: 693

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:21 am   Subject: Re: Another bogging/lugging problem
I didn't get a chance to tune the carb again after swapping the jet, but would that fix the issue, or do I need to consider going up another jet size?

Or should I be looking for another issue entir ...
  Topic: Factory Chassis Bolts. Zinc, Paint, Oil or ??? What Finish?
[email protected]

Replies: 13
Views: 409

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:04 am   Subject: Re: Factory Chassis Bolts. Zinc, Paint, Oil or ??? What Finish?
What are you attempting to accomplish?

Any OEM chassis bolt Iíve seen has been black oxide like the others have found. VW assembled their chassis, then gave it an overall coat of black paint. A fr ...
 
Page 1 of 216 Page: 1, 2, 3 ... 214, 215, 216  Next
Jump to:

All times are Mountain Standard Time/Pacific Daylight Savings Time
Jump to:  

About | Help! | Advertise | Donate | Premium Membership | Privacy/Terms of Use | Contact Us | Site Map
Copyright © 1996-2020, Everett Barnes. All Rights Reserved.
Not affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen of America | Forum powered by phpBB