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  Topic: 3rd door beotch
mailman

Replies: 201
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PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 2:29 pm   Subject: 3rd door beotch
Looks great!

The door jambs look unfinished, though. Got plans for dome light switches and plastic screw covers? It's all in the details.... Wink
  Topic: Bay bus seat conversion
mailman

Replies: 17
Views: 2259

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:24 pm   Subject: Bay bus seat conversion
Forgot to mention that I also really want a manual gearbox. Were they available right through '79, or at some point were only automatics offered?
  Topic: Bay bus seat conversion
mailman

Replies: 17
Views: 2259

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:19 pm   Subject: Bay bus seat conversion
You guys are great! Thanks for all the information. I think I should refine my search a little bit.

I definitely want a TIV engine, I like the idea of the beefier trans, I want FI, I like the ide ...
  Topic: Bay bus seat conversion
mailman

Replies: 17
Views: 2259

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:57 pm   Subject: Bay bus seat conversion
Thanks, guys. BTW, I never would have considered cutting out a steel bulkhead to do a seat swap. I just don't know enough about bay busses to know that there would be such a bulkhead.

The walkthr ...
  Topic: Bay bus seat conversion
mailman

Replies: 17
Views: 2259

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:46 am   Subject: Bay bus seat conversion
Thanks for the good info. I knew the split window busses had the bulkhead behind the seats in some cases, but did not know the bays did as well.
  Topic: Bay bus seat conversion
mailman

Replies: 17
Views: 2259

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:59 pm   Subject: Bay bus seat conversion
We want to fix one up to tour the country in our retirement. Being able to walk through from the front to the back while on the road is absolutely essential to us.

I love my wife more than anythin ...
  Topic: Bay bus seat conversion
mailman

Replies: 17
Views: 2259

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:39 pm   Subject: Bay bus seat conversion
A question for you bay window bus gurus....

I'm considering the purchase of a '72 bus. It has what appears to be a 60/40 split bench seat arrangement in the front. Can this be switched over to th ...
  Topic: 1955 Build UPDATE!
mailman

Replies: 79
Views: 20621

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 5:43 pm   Subject: 1955 Build UPDATE!
Maybe you could find some used big valve heads in the classifieds that would be more affordable....
  Topic: NuVintage Bug-In 2009 date?
mailman

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PostForum: Shows/Events/Camping/Clubs   Posted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:23 pm   Subject: NuVintage Bug-In 2009 date?
Thanks.

I did check the Bandimere website, but their schedule isn't up yet for 2009. My wife found an 800 number for them today and called to get the date....no luck. Apparently the date isn't ...
  Topic: NuVintage Bug-In 2009 date?
mailman

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Shows/Events/Camping/Clubs   Posted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:15 pm   Subject: NuVintage Bug-In 2009 date?
Help! I need to find out the date for the NuVintage Bug-In at Bandimere Speedway in Colorado for 2009.

I'm required to lock in my 2009 vacation schedule at work THIS WEEK....and need to know wha ...
  Topic: Difference between 6v and 12v starter?
mailman

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Views: 2680

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:15 pm   Subject: Difference between 6v and 12v starter?
I think the number of gear teeth is different....
  Topic: Merged Header Gets HOT with thermostat and flaps installed
mailman

Replies: 26
Views: 2656

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:19 pm   Subject: Merged Header Gets HOT with thermostat and flaps installed
John,

I, too, am a believer in thermostat use. I'm not saying you are wrong about the thermostat's effect on heat production, but I don't understand why that would be.

Could you explain it for ...
  Topic: 40 hp heads
mailman

Replies: 11
Views: 1343

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:07 pm   Subject: 40 hp heads
I'd have your stock heads rebuilt by a pro. If you have the stock '65 heads, you have the ones everyone else wants....square boss, 40 HP heads ('65 only).

Don't give them up for some older, round ...
  Topic: Rain Tray Question
mailman

Replies: 4
Views: 704

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:09 pm   Subject: Rain Tray Question
The 'vert decklids are expensive and desirable, and worth keeping. The additional louvers offer more cooling capacity.

Maybe if you changed the aircleaners the rain drip tray might fit....
  Topic: Rain Tray Question
mailman

Replies: 4
Views: 704

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 3:08 pm   Subject: Rain Tray Question
I'm not sure the rain tray would actually interfere with the carbs (although I think it would clear)....but I'm sure it won't clear the Kadron air cleaners.
  Topic: What is this?
mailman

Replies: 5
Views: 721

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 3:01 pm   Subject: What is this?
The only thing I can think of is that maybe it is all that's left of a locking steering column ignition switch. Just a guess....
  Topic: 125/80/15's are they too thin?
mailman

Replies: 27
Views: 5412

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 3:19 pm   Subject: 125/80/15's are they too thin?
Oh, I get it now! That's why you always find such tall skinny tires on all the high performance sports cars....the Porsches, Corvettes, etc. Check the cars at Indy and LeMans.... they're all running ...
  Topic: heat
mailman

Replies: 51
Views: 5520

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:58 pm   Subject: heat
I'm wondering if your thermostat is properly adjusted?

I'm thinking we'll probably have to agree to disagree.... Wink
  Topic: heat
mailman

Replies: 51
Views: 5520

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:39 pm   Subject: heat
The air-cooled VW's thermostat served only one purpose; to ensure quick engine warm-ups. It does not control engine temperature, it controls warm-up time.

The engine will eventually come up to ope ...
  Topic: well..............check this out
mailman

Replies: 88
Views: 9410

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:28 am   Subject: well..............check this out
Never did I think I'd ever see turds with headlights.... Laughing
 
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