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  Topic: 69 autostick, been sittin for 15 yrs, advice
johnnyvw164

Replies: 8
Views: 162

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 9:14 am   Subject: Re: 69 autostick, been sittin for 15 yrs, advice
This past August I purchased a 69 that had been sitting in a garage for 11 years. The two biggest issues I had to deal with was the fuel system (stale gas and crud in the gas tank, carb needed to be c ...
  Topic: harbor freight mini chop saw..
johnnyvw164

Replies: 8
Views: 450

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:24 am   Subject: Re: harbor freight mini chop saw..
I have one of those that I use for building slot cars. It runs at a high speed, so a toothed blade is not the way to go when cutting steel; as you found out, an abrasive blade works much better. The ...
  Topic: Florida history
johnnyvw164

Replies: 5
Views: 315

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:09 pm   Subject: Re: Florida history
You can probably get some semblance of history using carfax. May not know the exact owners, but you will get locations and each time it changed hands. I know that works for newer cars, I don't know h ...
  Topic: What engine is this?
johnnyvw164

Replies: 10
Views: 520

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:04 pm   Subject: Re: What engine is this?
For sure that's a nice looking car and motor. I can't tell from the picture, is the rear rubber seal between the engine tin and body in place?
  Topic: VW Fun Challenge
johnnyvw164

Replies: 2184
Views: 150944

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:17 am   Subject: Re: VW Fun Challenge
Luvs me some maple syrup...good one!

Next??
  Topic: Engine info on phone
johnnyvw164

Replies: 6
Views: 298

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:31 am   Subject: Re: Engine info on phone
Or this?

https://www.vingauge.com/
  Topic: What engine is this?
johnnyvw164

Replies: 10
Views: 520

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:28 am   Subject: Re: What engine is this?
Sounds like maybe a 64-65 40 hp?
  Topic: VW Fun Challenge
johnnyvw164

Replies: 2184
Views: 150944

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Sun Mar 28, 2021 11:25 am   Subject: Re: VW Fun Challenge
Since it's finally spring...

YVWNT something that shows it's spring. Use your imagination, but make it good Very Happy
  Topic: VW Fun Challenge
johnnyvw164

Replies: 2184
Views: 150944

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:48 pm   Subject: Re: VW Fun Challenge
Yeah, that's my Tiguan. Just took the snow tires off and put the 19" summer tires on last weekend.
  Topic: VW Fun Challenge
johnnyvw164

Replies: 2184
Views: 150944

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:19 pm   Subject: Re: VW Fun Challenge
Don't know if this counts...had to make a trip to the dealer, but with 50 mph wind gusts, I wasn't taking the bug LOL. While there, I took a look at an ID.4 they had sitting on display. Was disappo ...
  Topic: Missing engine question
johnnyvw164

Replies: 13
Views: 523

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:26 am   Subject: Re: Missing engine question
I believe those were big bore kits for the 40 hp motors
  Topic: VW cylinder jug beer stein
johnnyvw164

Replies: 20
Views: 710

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 4:08 pm   Subject: Re: VW cylinder jug beer stein
@jeffrey8164 I like what you did with them! Very Happy
  Topic: Gas prices where you are
johnnyvw164

Replies: 2701
Views: 196392

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:26 am   Subject: Re: Gas prices where you are
$2.80 something to just over $3.00 around the Lehigh Valley PA area
  Topic: Can anyone recommend a long shifter than is comfortable to use?
johnnyvw164

Replies: 5
Views: 199

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 8:24 am   Subject: Re: Can anyone recommend a long shifter than is comfortable to use?
The easy way is one of those EMPI shifters. Quite a few of them listed on ebay right now. The harder way is an earlier angled shifter, in which case you need to remove the shift rod and slot it. Abo ...
  Topic: Wish I'd Discovered This A few Engines Ago.
johnnyvw164

Replies: 26
Views: 1256

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 7:50 am   Subject: Re: Wish I'd Discovered This A few Engines Ago.
I was thinking about drummers and thought of Gene Krupa and then this popped up😀 https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=gene+krupa+buddy+rich+drum+battle+[/quote]

And Gene Krupa said ...
  Topic: VW cylinder jug beer stein
johnnyvw164

Replies: 20
Views: 710

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 1:03 pm   Subject: Re: VW cylinder jug beer stein
Actually, there is someone who makes cupholders like that already, should be easy to use them as a coozy...
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  Topic: Trip Report! - The Longest Way Down.. Detours, Delays, and
johnnyvw164

Replies: 38
Views: 909

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:34 am   Subject: Re: Trip Report! - The Longest Way Down.. Detours, Delays, and
Enjoyed the trip report...me being on the east coast, the scenery there is spectacular!

Sometimes the trips that don't go as planned become the most memorable.
  Topic: 5 speed?
johnnyvw164

Replies: 100
Views: 14674

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:24 am   Subject: Re: 5 speed?
Back in the mid-70's I purchased a modified super beetle that had a Webster 5 speed conversion in it...which means straight cut gears and dog clutches instead of normal syncros. I used the car as a do ...
  Topic: Services to obtain a title?
johnnyvw164

Replies: 5
Views: 201

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:01 am   Subject: Re: Services to obtain a title?
Connecticut is also like that...the Beetle I bought last August had no title, it was only registration in that state. Bringing it to Pennsylvania, I had to apply for a title. No big deal, as long as ...
  Topic: How's daily-driving the winter been treating you?
johnnyvw164

Replies: 30
Views: 1030

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:11 pm   Subject: Re: How's daily-driving the winter been treating you?
I had been getting out for weekly drives, but the last two weeks of weather here in NE PA has put a halt to that, and we're getting a couple rounds of nasty stuff this week (ice and snow mixture). So ...
 
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