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  Topic: AutoStick
jaymonkey

Replies: 7
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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:52 pm   Subject: Re: AutoStick
I've put done the conversion twice, both times the cars needed tubes. I think they switched over sometime in 69 to having the clutch cable tube installed even if it was an autostick.

You might be l ...
  Topic: New Build, Can I prevent spider cracking?
jaymonkey

Replies: 8
Views: 497

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:44 am   Subject: Re: New Build, Can I prevent spider cracking?
Dealing with resin that's baked in the sun for lord knows how many years doesn't help. I considered a new body, but by the time I pay shipping to Canada it made no sense.
  Topic: New Build, Can I prevent spider cracking?
jaymonkey

Replies: 8
Views: 497

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:37 am   Subject: Re: New Build, Can I prevent spider cracking?
That's good advice. Did you add any flex agent into the topcoat? I may consider this.
  Topic: New Build, Can I prevent spider cracking?
jaymonkey

Replies: 8
Views: 497

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:41 am   Subject: New Build, Can I prevent spider cracking?
Hi there, been a LONG time since I've posted but I'm getting ready to start another buggy build (you can see my first buggy below).

The body I'm starting with is beat to crap, broken abused and 50 ...
  Topic: 1953 Barndoor, Sebastian - Alberta, Canada barn find
jaymonkey

Replies: 25
Views: 5731

PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:31 am   Subject: Re: 1953 Barndoor, Sebastian - Alberta, Canada barn find
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1716240.jpg

How common or uncommon is the opening rear hatch?
  Topic: 1953 Barndoor, Sebastian - Alberta, Canada barn find
jaymonkey

Replies: 25
Views: 5731

PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:51 pm   Subject: Re: 1953 Barndoor, Sebastian - Alberta, Canada barn find


The original owner is still around. Heís in his 80ís, Iím going to try to have a chat with him.

Very nice score. You may go buy a lotto ticket as you're having some great luck!

It would be i ...
  Topic: 1953 Barndoor, Sebastian - Alberta, Canada barn find
jaymonkey

Replies: 25
Views: 5731

PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:28 am   Subject: Re: 1953 Barndoor, Sebastian - Alberta, Canada barn find
Great score, it looks to be in great condition for sitting around that long

It really is! Iíll post more pics soon. The floor, frame are SOLID. Sitting on the ground you wouldnít think so. This is ...
  Topic: 1953 Barndoor, Sebastian - Alberta, Canada barn find
jaymonkey

Replies: 25
Views: 5731

PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:26 am   Subject: Re: 1953 Barndoor, Sebastian - Alberta, Canada barn find
I did, itís a bit of a mystery. They went missing sometime in the 70ís

The original owner is still around. Heís in his 80ís, Iím going to try to have a chat with him.
  Topic: 1953 Barndoor, Sebastian - Alberta, Canada barn find
jaymonkey

Replies: 25
Views: 5731

PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:41 am   Subject: Re: 1953 Barndoor, Sebastian - Alberta, Canada barn find
No immediate plans. Iím going to work on finding doors and let the idea that I own one of these soak in!
  Topic: 1953 Barndoor, Sebastian - Alberta, Canada barn find
jaymonkey

Replies: 25
Views: 5731

PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:40 am   Subject: Re: 1953 Barndoor, Sebastian - Alberta, Canada barn find
Nice!
Opening rear hatch too, very cool

What tag is above the right side taillight?

Half of a Canadian Volkswagen tag.
  Topic: 1953 Barndoor, Sebastian - Alberta, Canada barn find
jaymonkey

Replies: 25
Views: 5731

PostForum: Split Bus - Barndoor   Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:15 am   Subject: 1953 Barndoor, Sebastian - Alberta, Canada barn find
This is my newly acquired 1953 Barndoor! This is a straight-up barn find (field actually) It sat at a farm in the scrap pile for 40 years and almost went to scrap last year. It's amazingly solid and w ...
  Topic: Can someone Identify these jets?
jaymonkey

Replies: 13
Views: 483

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Wed May 24, 2017 4:25 pm   Subject: Re: Can someone Identify these jets?
Dual port.
  Topic: Can someone Identify these jets?
jaymonkey

Replies: 13
Views: 483

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Wed May 24, 2017 3:02 pm   Subject: Re: Can someone Identify these jets?
What are your thoughts on the weber 34M ICT's? I want simple, reliable. Performance is secondary.
  Topic: Can someone Identify these jets?
jaymonkey

Replies: 13
Views: 483

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Wed May 24, 2017 2:22 pm   Subject: Re: Can someone Identify these jets?
I did, added them to cart and placed the order. I received an email saying they're not available.

I think I'm probably further ahead biting the bullet and replacing these
  Topic: Can someone Identify these jets?
jaymonkey

Replies: 13
Views: 483

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Wed May 24, 2017 12:51 pm   Subject: Re: Can someone Identify these jets?
I don't see anything on either aircooled or partsklassik that's close enough to risk buying without knowing.

If I'm measuring these to figure out what they are, what am I measuring? Thread diameter ...
  Topic: Can someone Identify these jets?
jaymonkey

Replies: 13
Views: 483

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Wed May 24, 2017 9:37 am   Subject: Re: Can someone Identify these jets?
No, they are these....

http://www.scatvw.com/carburetor-kits/solex-carburetors/

Solex P40 supossedly but the solex jets I ordered from cip1 did not fit (they are the ones on the right)
  Topic: Can someone Identify these jets?
jaymonkey

Replies: 13
Views: 483

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Wed May 24, 2017 8:43 am   Subject: Can someone Identify these jets?
Hi There,

I have a small set of Scat carbs that have never run right, they're on a 1641cc and the jets are 160's. After 70KM or so the plugs foul. I'm trying to source the jets. I have contacted SC ...
  Topic: Beam with Avis adjusters, torsion springs resting differently
jaymonkey

Replies: 8
Views: 715

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:01 pm   Subject: Re: Beam with Avis adjusters, torsion springs resting differently
I ended up loosening off the balljoints in order to get the top torsion to at full height. I set my height (guessing where I thought was good) and then snugged the balljoint back up.

It's good to ...
  Topic: Beam with Avis adjusters, torsion springs resting differently
jaymonkey

Replies: 8
Views: 715

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:07 am   Subject: Re: Beam with Avis adjusters, torsion springs resting differently
I am running drop spindles as well. I was hoping for an overall drop (including the Spindles) of around 3". Seems like I should be able to get there if I can get my issues sorted.

I think I be ...
  Topic: Beam with Avis adjusters, torsion springs resting differently
jaymonkey

Replies: 8
Views: 715

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:29 pm   Subject: Re: Beam with Avis adjusters, torsion springs resting differently
I will post pictures when I get back to the garage.

I bought the Narrowed beam from cip1 with the adjusters installed already. I'll have to double check the ball joints, I'm fairly certain we index ...
 
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