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  Topic: Brake Confusion on my Buggy, Can't ID
marlinmatt

Replies: 6
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PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:54 am   Subject: Re: Brake Confusion on my Buggy, Can't ID
Yes indeed, swing axle is what I meant. and thanks! I finally figured out the brake parts and got them ordered. First time dealing with brakes, it definitely got interesting!

Is it terribly difficu ...
  Topic: Spring plate end covers/ long torsion bars
marlinmatt

Replies: 4
Views: 597

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:47 am   Subject: Re: Spring plate end covers/ long torsion bars
Thanks!
Yup, it seems there are no new reproductions made.
I originally thought my chassis was mid 60's vintage, but I'm rethinking that.
Chassis # on tube by inspection plate is 1618346. I can't ...
  Topic: Spring plate end covers/ long torsion bars
marlinmatt

Replies: 4
Views: 597

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:51 am   Subject: Spring plate end covers/ long torsion bars
Is it possible to get spring plate covers with the hole for longer torsion bars? It's on a buggy, year of torsion bar unknown.
The empi is solid, and the one with opening for torsion bar, doesn't fit ...
  Topic: Brake Confusion on my Buggy, Can't ID
marlinmatt

Replies: 6
Views: 665

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:26 am   Subject: Brake Confusion on my Buggy, Can't ID
I think I posted this in Gallery by mistake. I'll try again. New to this...

Anyhow, I'm restoring a Manx buggy, and in trying to rebuild the brakes, I have had trouble figuring out which parts to g ...
  Topic: Steering box input shaft leak
marlinmatt

Replies: 7
Views: 552

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:38 pm   Subject: Re: Steering box input shaft leak
Thanks! Makes total sense to me. I ordered the grease, and the seal, too. Appreciate the help!
  Topic: Steering box input shaft leak
marlinmatt

Replies: 7
Views: 552

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:44 pm   Subject: Re: Steering box input shaft leak
Wow! thanks so much! I've been searching here for hours, shoulda waited, I could have got some painting done.
So, it appears that the adjuster sleeve around the input shaft (With the flat spots) can ...
  Topic: Steering box input shaft leak
marlinmatt

Replies: 7
Views: 552

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:05 am   Subject: Steering box input shaft leak
Hi all, I'm starting assembly on my buggy. Probably 66, not totally sure. Anyhow, I noticed oil leaking from where the steering shaft enters the steering box. I can't exactly ID this box, but it is VW ...
 
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