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  Topic: Front disc brakes
johnnyvw164

Replies: 4
Views: 132

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Yesterday 12:28 pm   Subject: Re: Front disc brakes
That's real bad idea...you never want to have more braking power in the back.
  Topic: 1979 NOS kadron dual carb kit& old school motor parts
johnnyvw164

Replies: 19
Views: 680

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Yesterday 8:56 am   Subject: Re: 1979 NOS kadron dual carb kit& old school motor parts
Nice....I've had a motor from the mid-70's sitting in my garage for the last 35 years...finally got a car to put it into LOL. Gene Berg welded c/w crank with his worked on rods, dual zeniths. Case i ...
  Topic: '69 Beetle vin 119 1078060
johnnyvw164

Replies: 4
Views: 279

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Yesterday 8:40 am   Subject: Re: '69 Beetle vin 119 1078060
My 69 VIN is in the high 9's, built some time in May. The ones built in June and July had 7 digit VINs (after the 119)
  Topic: Insurance / Hagerty warning
johnnyvw164

Replies: 129
Views: 31680

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:56 pm   Subject: Re: Insurance / Hagerty warning
I've been with State Farm for 46 years (geez...now I really feel old...). Last year when I got my 69 Beetle, I went with regular registration instead of antique because the antique plate were 12 weeks ...
  Topic: 1969 Beetle, what size spare will fit in trunk?
johnnyvw164

Replies: 11
Views: 310

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:07 am   Subject: Re: 1969 Beetle, what size spare will fit in trunk?
I have a 69 and found that a 165/80-15 is just a bit too big....the hood closes but the tire puts some tension on the hood and makes it difficult to release. The stock tire is a 5.60-15, so 155/80-15 ...
  Topic: Considering dual carbs for a 73 Super. Opinions/Suggesti
johnnyvw164

Replies: 7
Views: 400

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:05 pm   Subject: Re: Considering dual carbs for a 73 Super. Opinions/Suggesti
The question is how much of a deep dive have you done to actually diagnos what's going on? i.e. timing light to see what the advance is actually doing, checking for vacuum leaks with carb cleaner spr ...
  Topic: Car stalls in reverse, no reverse lights
johnnyvw164

Replies: 11
Views: 316

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2021 7:26 pm   Subject: Re: Car stalls in reverse, no reverse lights
I recently had to replace the reverse switch in my 69 Beetle because it was momentarily shorting to ground when reverse was engaged...it blew the fuse. Maybe your car doesn't have an inline fuse?
B ...
  Topic: Auction, shop closing after 54 years
johnnyvw164

Replies: 12
Views: 1384

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2021 12:25 pm   Subject: Re: Auction, shop closing after 54 years
OK, was unaware of autostick jokes LOL

No idea, they are not doing any "pre-auction" reconnoitering. Maybe day of. It's definitely got my interest piqued. If it's a NIB case, I'll be ...
  Topic: 59 body with a 72 pan -Value?
johnnyvw164

Replies: 12
Views: 441

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2021 1:41 pm   Subject: Re: 59 body with a 72 pan -Value?
I'm not a purist, so this is exactly the type of car I would like...older style body with newer mechanicals. In this case, beauty would definitely be in the eye of the beholder.
  Topic: 59 body with a 72 pan -Value?
johnnyvw164

Replies: 12
Views: 441

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2021 1:39 pm   Subject: Re: 59 body with a 72 pan -Value?
BAT= Bring A Trailer
  Topic: Replacing only one side 1600 Dual Cylinder head?
johnnyvw164

Replies: 15
Views: 721

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 8:34 pm   Subject: Re: Replacing only one side 1600 Dual Cylinder head?
You'll still have metal to metal contact with a threadlocking compound, and long as you tighten it up good.
  Topic: Muffler with oil filter/pump
johnnyvw164

Replies: 8
Views: 406

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 2:50 pm   Subject: Re: Muffler with oil filter/pump
Someone can correct be if I'm wrong, but I think the main issue is if it has the extra pipe for the heat riser system?
  Topic: New Kadron stacks
johnnyvw164

Replies: 5
Views: 441

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 2:48 pm   Subject: Re: New Kadron stacks
Bookmarking this for the future, about 6 months down the road when I get to build a new motor that will use Kads
  Topic: I ordered up 4 wheels worth of disc brakes.
johnnyvw164

Replies: 18
Views: 1179

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 10:29 am   Subject: Re: I ordered up 4 wheels worth of disc brakes.
I recall reading somewhere that Ford actually designed a lot of front end dive into the cars to make it feel like the brakes were more powerful. Selling the sizzle, not the steak....
  Topic: What suspension you got on your beetle?
johnnyvw164

Replies: 8
Views: 361

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 10:25 am   Subject: Re: What suspension you got on your beetle?
FWIW, I'm going for a "rally" look so I won't be lowering, just adjusting the rear to get it level. But my experience with KYB gas-a-justs, and some other cheaper high pressure gas shocks, ...
  Topic: Best Cylinder Head Temperature Sensor
johnnyvw164

Replies: 36
Views: 1107

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 10:20 am   Subject: Re: Best Cylinder Head Temperature Sensor
If cooling air flow might be an issue, wouldn't it be better to put the TC on the lower side of the head, where the air would be heated and the head may be hotter anyway?
  Topic: Gas prices where you are
johnnyvw164

Replies: 2880
Views: 204885

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2021 3:55 pm   Subject: Re: Gas prices where you are
prices are coming down a few cents around here...saw the first sub- $3 pricing
  Topic: How Do I Keep Heater Flaps Open on Heater Boxes?
johnnyvw164

Replies: 8
Views: 544

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2021 3:48 pm   Subject: Re: How Do I Keep Heater Flaps Open on Heater Boxes?
The cables are solid wire, so unlikely they've stretched, more likely the ends have rusted and broken. Plan on giving the pivots for the leavers a squirt of penetrating oil, they're probably rusted a ...
  Topic: Auction, shop closing after 54 years
johnnyvw164

Replies: 12
Views: 1384

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2021 1:27 pm   Subject: Re: Auction, shop closing after 54 years
I have no idea what autostick parts look like, so it would be a matter of them being labeled. Have you looked at the auction website to see if you saw anything that was what you are looking for?
  Topic: What suspension you got on your beetle?
johnnyvw164

Replies: 8
Views: 361

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2021 1:08 pm   Subject: Re: What suspension you got on your beetle?
It doesn't take much. One of my favorite cars on this forum belongs to Glenn Ring. This is what he has in his car...pretty basic stuff:

Front Beam - VW (German), Gene Berg AVIS adjusters, Ghia sp ...
 
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