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  Topic: 61 beryl green ragtop
jroymcd

Replies: 8
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PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:16 am   Subject: 61 beryl green ragtop
Looks good. I looked at that car last year. Did you buy it from the guy in Santa Clara? I thought I saw it listed in the classifieds as being in Oregon a few months back. What have you done to it ...
  Topic: 61 beryl green ragtop
jroymcd

Replies: 8
Views: 2101

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:40 pm   Subject: 61 beryl green ragtop
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d135/jroymcd/ragtop2-1.jpg
  Topic: 61 beryl green ragtop
jroymcd

Replies: 8
Views: 2101

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:33 pm   Subject: 61 beryl green ragtop
I saw it for sale, it was a good deal and you did a great job with it from here

yeah, it was up for awhile.

Got a really good deal on it. Think people were scared away beacuse it has a few rando ...
  Topic: 61 beryl green ragtop
jroymcd

Replies: 8
Views: 2101

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:56 pm   Subject: 61 beryl green ragtop
Very nice... Keepin it ? Selling it ?

Keeping it until the end of summer.

I always buy one in the winter, clean it up, drive it around for a few months and sell it at the end of summer.

One ...
  Topic: 61 beryl green ragtop
jroymcd

Replies: 8
Views: 2101

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:03 pm   Subject: 61 beryl green ragtop
Had this one for a few months.

When I got it.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d135/jroymcd/ragtop.jpg

Now

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d135/jroymcd/ragtop-3.jpg
  Topic: Bondo-fest!
jroymcd

Replies: 93
Views: 21289

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:09 am   Subject: Bondo-fest!
bondo over rust never ends well

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d135/jroymcd/IMG_0002.jpg
  Topic: stacy schneider - [email protected]
jroymcd

Replies: 133
Views: 28875

PostForum: Buyer and Seller Feedback   Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:28 pm   Subject: stacy schneider - [email protected]
rented the hinge pin tool. Great service! That thing took the pins out like butter.
  Topic: blinker/brake light issue... I hate electric problems!!!
jroymcd

Replies: 3
Views: 641

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:59 am   Subject: blinker/brake light issue... I hate electric problems!!!
I'm kinda trying to fix a similar problem.

most of the time its a ground.

there are really good digrams here

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/info/wiringt1.php
  Topic: [email protected] - Bug Brothers VeeDub Repair
jroymcd

Replies: 88
Views: 20704

PostForum: Buyer and Seller Feedback   Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:01 pm   Subject: [email protected] - Bug Brothers VeeDub Repair
great seller!

very fast shipping. Part was just as he said it was.

Cool
  Topic: regulator?
jroymcd

Replies: 14
Views: 1156

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:53 pm   Subject: regulator?
You should be reading about 7+ volts on your battery when you throttle up.

batterey is showing 6.2 after some more charging. (using a small trickle charger) on the throttle jumps up to 6.82

I th ...
  Topic: regulator?
jroymcd

Replies: 14
Views: 1156

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:11 pm   Subject: regulator?
genarator passed the test. hooked up the regulator and no charge.

Just got a used bosch regulator and im getting just over 6.8 when I give it some gas


Very Happy
  Topic: regulator?
jroymcd

Replies: 14
Views: 1156

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:59 pm   Subject: regulator?
had this problem with mine- Check your voltage out of your headlight switch when turned on. A bad headlight switch causes excessive draw and will not return any to the fuse block. A short in essenc ...
  Topic: regulator?
jroymcd

Replies: 14
Views: 1156

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:39 pm   Subject: regulator?
I'm at work tonite I will re-do the test in the morning.

even if the battery is discharged shouldnt the voltmeter show almost 7 volts when on the gas?
  Topic: regulator?
jroymcd

Replies: 14
Views: 1156

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:39 pm   Subject: regulator?
I did have the battery disconected. do I just need to polerize the generator?
  Topic: regulator?
jroymcd

Replies: 14
Views: 1156

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:05 pm   Subject: regulator?
have a volt meter. did some tests

battery was at 5.8 when it would not start, charged it and it held at 6.05 for a few days.

running at idle is slowly drains, with the lights on it drains faste ...
  Topic: regulator?
jroymcd

Replies: 14
Views: 1156

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:36 am   Subject: regulator?
6 volt, all the lights work but, very dim. battery holds a charge, newish generator. drains the batterey when the lights are on.
  Topic: Headlight problems... grounding?
jroymcd

Replies: 14
Views: 2434

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:29 pm   Subject: Headlight problems... grounding?
Having a simular problem,

All might lights work but everything is dim. Battery not get charged with the lights on. Bad ground?

where do I start?
  Topic: Door hinge tool in Portland, Oregon or Metro area?
jroymcd

Replies: 3
Views: 660

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:52 pm   Subject: Door hinge tool in Portland, Oregon or Metro area?
Last time I tried to use one it wouldn't do the job. I ended up just taking the door off at the screws and flipping it upside down and used an air hammer.

what is the screws are rusted and wont bu ...
  Topic: Tower Paint fire
jroymcd

Replies: 5
Views: 1803

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:12 pm   Subject: Tower Paint fire
http://stores.sanleandrocolor.com/StoreFront.bok

Try those guys. I was told a long time ago they'll put paint in a can.

Cool

Went there last week. Almost twice as much as tower paint but, th ...
  Topic: Tower Paint fire
jroymcd

Replies: 5
Views: 1803

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:05 pm   Subject: Tower Paint fire
http://stores.sanleandrocolor.com/StoreFront.bok

Try those guys. I was told a long time ago they'll put paint in a can.

Cool

Went there last week. Almost twice as much as tower paint but, th ...
 
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