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  Topic: Correct torque values
jarmchairpilot

Replies: 2
Views: 370

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:39 am   Subject: Correct torque values
Hi, I can't find the torque values in my manual for the following
Exhaust to cylinder head those have 13mm nuts
And the small 10mm head bolts that hold the single port manifold to the exhaust hea ...
  Topic: Stalling When Coming to Stop Downhill Only
jarmchairpilot

Replies: 18
Views: 298

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:30 am   Subject: Re: Stalling When Coming to Stop Downhill Only
When I changed my worn out original 30pict3 for a new, out of the box Brosol H30 I had the same kind of problems on my stock 72 1200.
I added a fuel filter just over the rear drive axle where the clu ...
  Topic: jet size for h30/31 carb on 1200 cc engine
jarmchairpilot

Replies: 20
Views: 9275

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:41 pm   Subject: Re: jet size for h30/31 carb on 1200 cc engine
Forgot to add I think the Brazilian bug engines all ran with a catalytic converter into a different restrictive exhaust with hydraulic lifters for the rockers and a fuel injection system so sure that ...
  Topic: jet size for h30/31 carb on 1200 cc engine
jarmchairpilot

Replies: 20
Views: 9275

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:34 pm   Subject: Re: jet size for h30/31 carb on 1200 cc engine
I have a stock 1200 72 bug, engine is worn at 130,000 miles with a top end rebuild I did 4 years ago at 90k. Will do bottom end this summer.
I too changed out my worn 30 pict30 for a Brosol H30 pic m ...
  Topic: 64 Bug not starting
jarmchairpilot

Replies: 14
Views: 225

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:54 pm   Subject: Re: 64 Bug not starting
If the little red idiot light bulb blows on the Speedo your car won't start so always have a spare couple of bulbs.
That light has to come on or you are going nowhere.
Make sure some joker hasn't pu ...
  Topic: 64 Bug not starting
jarmchairpilot

Replies: 14
Views: 225

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:43 pm   Subject: Re: 64 Bug not starting
Converting to 12 v from 6 v is probably why something has gone wrong.
Many brand new parts fail out of the box these days.
Quality is not what it used to be back in the day.
You can't assume any of ...
  Topic: 70 hood seal.
jarmchairpilot

Replies: 3
Views: 172

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:57 pm   Subject: Re: 70 hood seal.
I used a sealer called TEC7 in a silicone gun, it takes overnight to cure /set so don't fully close the hood until the next day.
Replacing the seal can be easy/ impossible it depends on the conditio ...
  Topic: I need paint ideas!!
jarmchairpilot

Replies: 10
Views: 414

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:40 pm   Subject: Re: I need paint ideas!!
I knew a great mechanic sadly passed away who sprayed his bug that Subaru blue paint that Colin mcRae rally driver made famous in the mid nineties.
Any good auto paint store will know exactly the pai ...
  Topic: 50 mph top speed
jarmchairpilot

Replies: 25
Views: 743

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:31 pm   Subject: Re: 50 mph top speed
I had to take the new Brosol. carb off and clean dirt/debris was inside it!
I used a jam jar of kerosene to rinse out the carb and then blew it out with an airline, you can use a car/bicycle foot/ha ...
  Topic: Turn Signal Bulb Size
jarmchairpilot

Replies: 9
Views: 113

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:58 pm   Subject: Re: Turn Signal Bulb Size
Those bulbs are easily available 21 watts,always bring the old one with you to the store/autoshop/garage..
I had a similar problem a couple of years ago and was real easy fix.

The earth wire goes ...
  Topic: What did you do to your Bug Today?
jarmchairpilot

Replies: 7717
Views: 903760

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:28 pm   Subject: Re: What did you do to your Bug Today?
I tried and failed to install a stainless steel csp. exhaust to my 1972 1200 standard Bug.
Everything lined up on the right hand side but nothing meets up on the left, the new heat riser is half an ...
  Topic: New vs. OEM brake adjuster screw
jarmchairpilot

Replies: 21
Views: 690

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:21 pm   Subject: Re: New vs. OEM brake adjuster screw
An angle grinder with a 5 mm thick disc will cut slot to the right depth just hold screw secure in vice and cut down about 2mm deep then give 5 minutes cool off time ,repeat until the depth matches th ...
  Topic: Valve Cover gaskets
jarmchairpilot

Replies: 5
Views: 243

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:50 am   Subject: Re: Valve Cover gaskets
I think I used both of the ones you mentioned a few years ago and they suck. I now have good quality old school cork ones made by a company called Febri. Change them every six months to a year, mine i ...
  Topic: Generator light on - could it be an old battery?
jarmchairpilot

Replies: 7
Views: 242

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:34 am   Subject: Re: Generator light on - could it be an old battery?
All of the above plus check condition of earth strap to battery. They don't last forever, best replaced every ten years, also make sure if it's a generator the brushes are in contact rubbing the armat ...
  Topic: Cleaning heads and jugs and tin?
jarmchairpilot

Replies: 16
Views: 558

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:29 am   Subject: Re: Cleaning heads and jugs and tin?
First the cheapass way.. Put them in the dishwasher at a high temp. If that don't work good enough then I use a quart of kerosene in a bucker, put a lid on it and leave them overnight to soak, then wa ...
  Topic: New to the group and new (old) bug Owner!!
jarmchairpilot

Replies: 11
Views: 362

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:06 am   Subject: Re: New to the group and new (old) bug Owner!!
I haven't seen that color before, very nice. I think that fanshroud could be one of the worst aftermarket ones that has no link to the thermostat that controls the correct cooling airflow around the e ...
  Topic: Wheel arch gaps uneven
jarmchairpilot

Replies: 2
Views: 136

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:52 am   Subject: Wheel arch gaps uneven
My bug is a stock 72 1200 and I notice there is about 4 or 5 inches of visible clearance between the front arches and the tyre at the front while there are barely two inches at the back. I wonder what ...
  Topic: New to the group and new (old) bug Owner!!
jarmchairpilot

Replies: 11
Views: 362

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:09 pm   Subject: Re: New to the group and new (old) bug Owner!!
Larry , in my experience for stock reliability from a stock bug and I have 10 years experience with my daily driver 1200 standard bug 1972, done over 108,000 on it final engine with topend rebuild I d ...
  Topic: Front heater channel replacement
jarmchairpilot

Replies: 5
Views: 300

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:57 pm   Subject: Re: Front heater channel replacement
Hi, I think it depends what area is bad, if its the flat section underneath the car called the closing panel repair that can be done easy, if its the section the running board captive nuts attach to I ...
  Topic: Front heater channel replacement
jarmchairpilot

Replies: 5
Views: 300

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:57 pm   Subject: Re: Front heater channel replacement
Hi, I think it depends what area is bad, if its the flat section underneath the car called the closing panel repair that can be done easy, if its the section the running board captive nuts attach to I ...
 
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