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  Topic: I have until May
meatness

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PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Yesterday 8:42 pm   Subject: Re: I have until May
OMG Meatness that engine bolt Fiasco is something I've never seen before and I can't get my head around how that thing was tightened in ever. This is too ridiculous. Welcome to the world of air-cooled ...
  Topic: I have until May
meatness

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PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Yesterday 12:54 pm   Subject: Re: I have until May
Working on the driver side top mount today. Having to dig quite a bit to get it done right and the wiring harness is in the way so things are transitioning a little bit to pulling the engine again.
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  Topic: I have until May
meatness

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PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:01 pm   Subject: Re: I have until May
Thanks again. This one looks correct to me. https://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=TAB%2D400%2D431

Or maybe not. Hard to tell..... Looks like there is a set out there that doesn't ...
  Topic: I have until May
meatness

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PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:59 pm   Subject: Re: I have until May
When I bought the bug it came with new heater and support channels. As I have started to learn a little I am thinking that these heater channels are not correct for the year. I believe that these or ...
  Topic: I have until May
meatness

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PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:10 pm   Subject: Re: I have until May
Pulling the tranny attached to the engine is not an option. The differential flanges will not clear the frame horns. They need to move past the end of them.

You stated earlier about having an oil ...
  Topic: I have until May
meatness

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PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:29 pm   Subject: Re: I have until May
It'll be a bitch, but since the head is off the speed nut, it should just pull through the case.

Try jacking the engine up so that there is a gap between the engine & trans, place a coin or scr ...
  Topic: I have until May
meatness

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PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:16 pm   Subject: Re: I have until May
When you go to put that engine back in you're going to need a new captive nut as the doghouse oil cooler will make accessing that difficult if not impossible. Here are a couple of links that had been ...
  Topic: I have until May
meatness

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PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:06 pm   Subject: Re: I have until May
Can you drill in from the transmission side? Drilling the head of that bolt off might free it.

That's an idea but I don't think that there is room for a drill in there. If I could get the oil cool ...
  Topic: I have until May
meatness

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PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:21 pm   Subject: Re: I have until May
Your car has a doghouse style oil cooler, these engine cases came with a pressed in insert "nut" on the block side. Get a wrench or a socket on that bolt head & take the bolt out.


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  Topic: I have until May
meatness

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PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:11 pm   Subject: Re: I have until May
I have also learned that the husband's preference for surprise is more about the husband than the wife. Mine really enjoys the looking forward to it so that's how I roll as an old man. Makes for a s ...
  Topic: I have until May
meatness

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PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:40 pm   Subject: Re: I have until May
It has to turn. Someone got it in there.

Yeah you are right..... guess I gotta keep digging.

Thank you for taking the time go give input. Much appreciated.
  Topic: I have until May
meatness

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PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:19 pm   Subject: Re: I have until May
That nut is not supposed to be removed. You are to remove the bolt from the transmission side.

Bolt on transmission side cannot be turned as it is against a flat.....
  Topic: I have until May
meatness

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PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:02 pm   Subject: Re: I have until May
Please tell me what I am missing here.

I am just trying to remove the engine, there are a lot of misplaced bolts, missing bolts, broken bits, etc. The usual for an old car. However, I have not ru ...
  Topic: Door gap on 68 vert
meatness

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PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:27 pm   Subject: Re: Door gap on 68 vert
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  Topic: Door gap on 68 vert
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PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:00 pm   Subject: Re: Door gap on 68 vert
Could be that door was opened too far. The hinges have an opening limit and if the door gets pushed too far the hinges can bend, or the door jamb can deform, or the door can deform. Sometimes all 3 ...
  Topic: Door gap on 68 vert
meatness

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PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:15 pm   Subject: Re: Door gap on 68 vert
If a mod wants to move this thread to Body/Paint that would be fine with me. This might get long and might be off topic for this forum. Chalk it up to being a noob to thesamba
  Topic: Door gap on 68 vert
meatness

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PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:57 am   Subject: Re: Door gap on 68 vert
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  Topic: Door gap on 68 vert
meatness

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PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:22 pm   Subject: Re: Door gap on 68 vert
That's a tough one . That front cowl has been hit the top hinge is bent and look how thick the filler is on the cowl panel.

Yeah. The gap isn't great on the passenger side either and it wasn't hit ...
  Topic: Door gap on 68 vert
meatness

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PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:31 pm   Subject: Re: Door gap on 68 vert
I know this has been discussed exhuastively

No, exhaustively

This guy spells ∆
  Topic: Door gap on 68 vert
meatness

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PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:21 pm   Subject: Door gap on 68 vert
I know this has been discussed exhuastively, however, this question is different from what I have seen in my searches. I am going to be replacing pans, supports and heater tubes in the vert so I know ...
 
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