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  Topic: 1964 Beetle - 6V Radio
harrymarlin

Replies: 16
Views: 264

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Today 11:17 am   Subject: Re: 1964 Beetle - 6V Radio
Or alternately, clean it, and paint it using a so-called "chrome" spray paint, clear coated for protection. It's won't be chrome, but it will look clean and bright.

I haven't found any c ...
  Topic: Is the Idiot's book really that valuable?
harrymarlin

Replies: 83
Views: 1440

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Today 10:41 am   Subject: Re: Is the Idiot's book really that valuable?


You can listen to it for free online at the Ratwell site.


2D: "Is your Engine Missing?" Is that a typo, because, if not, that should probably be the *first* question asked.
  Topic: Is the Idiot's book really that valuable?
harrymarlin

Replies: 83
Views: 1440

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Today 8:00 am   Subject: Re: Is the Idiot's book really that valuable?
The John Muir Idiots Tape was a fun listen. I sold my tape long ago but it was a cool find at the time. Made this quick video showing the tape running at the time.


And if you want to listen to ...
  Topic: Is the Idiot's book really that valuable?
harrymarlin

Replies: 83
Views: 1440

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Yesterday 12:14 pm   Subject: Re: Is the Idiot's book really that valuable?
OK, that's REALLY cool. I wonder how many languages it's been published in?

At least as of 2004, just English, German, and Spanish
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=94793

I'm d ...
  Topic: CarKing car cover
harrymarlin

Replies: 3
Views: 91

PostForum: Accessories/Memorabilia/Toys   Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 10:24 am   Subject: Re: CarKing car cover

Personally, I would not expect a car cover to protect against anything other dust accumulation in your garage. Maybe it would help if someone brushed up against it with their belt buckle or some ot ...
  Topic: 67 Hood VW circle emblem paint?
harrymarlin

Replies: 5
Views: 256

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:22 am   Subject: Re: 67 Hood VW circle emblem paint?
Someone was telling me that the round VW emblem at the top of my 1967 front hood should have a thin black paint line in the outer rim. Someone else told me this is not a given. Should that emblem hav ...
  Topic: CarKing car cover
harrymarlin

Replies: 3
Views: 91

PostForum: Accessories/Memorabilia/Toys   Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:23 pm   Subject: CarKing car cover
I purchased a CoverKing "Moving Blanket" car cover from CarId for my 67 Beetle convertible last year before COVID, as I was expecting my restoration to be done soon. It is finally finished, ...
  Topic: Beetle VIN / Chassis Numbers Chart Question....
harrymarlin

Replies: 7
Views: 171

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:50 am   Subject: Re: Beetle VIN / Chassis Numbers Chart Question....
So I'm looking at pictures of a 58 Beetle, body stamping (under VIN tag) of 172737, and engine stamping of 2192034.

That is interesting, and I wonder if the body might have sat for a bit during hol ...
  Topic: 1958-1962 Automatic Radio owners guide
harrymarlin

Replies: 2
Views: 82

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:27 am   Subject: Re: 1958-1962 Automatic Radio owners guide
Hello I recently bought this with a sapphire one and said it was the owners guide for the raido but soon did some research and found that not to be the case. It still says Volkswagen and can’t find an ...
  Topic: Engine number documented on the VW certificate??
harrymarlin

Replies: 14
Views: 406

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:19 pm   Subject: Re: Engine number documented on the VW certificate??

Harry....I see that they state that the number you provided is original to the car, but how would someone know what that number is? In my case, they provided a letter showing the chassis number and ...
  Topic: Engine number documented on the VW certificate??
harrymarlin

Replies: 14
Views: 406

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:45 am   Subject: Re: Engine number documented on the VW certificate??
Many thanks for your comments! I did provide chassis and engine to "Volkswagen Classic Parts", but they ignored the engine number at all. I asked later to confirm in a separate letter, but n ...
  Topic: Official whine about Beetles and parts for sale topic
harrymarlin

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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:58 pm   Subject: Re: Official whine about Beetles and parts for sale topic
Whew - I hope that price is a typo, although *maybe* you could get $300K at a Jackson-Barrett auction...
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2460856
  Topic: Joining the ‘67 club...
harrymarlin

Replies: 38
Views: 861

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:38 am   Subject: Re: Joining the ‘67 club...
Wow - I'm salivating!!

I've never seen a tamper seal on a speedometer - but it makes perfect sense.

Amazing find.


Harry, Melt a red crayon across the speedo cable cap to the threaded end o ...
  Topic: Joining the ‘67 club...
harrymarlin

Replies: 38
Views: 861

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:45 pm   Subject: Re: Joining the ‘67 club...
Wow - I'm salivating!!

I've never seen a tamper seal on a speedometer - but it makes perfect sense.

Amazing find.

I’ve owned numerous cars with that seal. Earlier cars actually had a transluc ...
  Topic: Joining the ‘67 club...
harrymarlin

Replies: 38
Views: 861

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:32 pm   Subject: Re: Joining the ‘67 club...
Wow - I'm salivating!!

I've never seen a tamper seal on a speedometer - but it makes perfect sense.

Amazing find.
  Topic: 1962 VW Bug Convertible color code
harrymarlin

Replies: 2
Views: 102

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2021 5:29 pm   Subject: Re: 1962 vw bug convertible
You may find a silver color sticker below your windshield washer reservoir. If it no longer exists there (it may have have come off over the years), then you will need to order a birth certificate fo ...
  Topic: 1967 Convertible Door Seal Curiousity
harrymarlin

Replies: 5
Views: 231

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:14 pm   Subject: Re: 1967 Convertible Door Seal Curiousity
Have you contacted WCM?

Waiting to hear back. Have others experienced this issue?
  Topic: 1967 Convertible Door Seal Curiousity
harrymarlin

Replies: 5
Views: 231

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:18 am   Subject: Re: 1967 Convertible Door Seal Curiousity
What is the difference between convertible and sedan door seals - perhaps that is the problem?
  Topic: 1967 Convertible Door Seal Curiousity
harrymarlin

Replies: 5
Views: 231

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 4:51 pm   Subject: Re: 1967 Convertible Door Seal Curiousity
I know this is an old thread, but I'm having the same problem. I got seals from WCM, and the entire flappy part seems to be about 6" long. Did they send me the wrong seals? I've taken it in an ...
  Topic: E code ignition?
harrymarlin

Replies: 9
Views: 252

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:30 pm   Subject: Re: E code ignition?
Well there is an SE code key for Beetle that wouldn't match any of these shown but from my understanding that code was only used in 1960 but can't be that because it has push on spade terminals.

My ...
 
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