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  Topic: Best way to clean a gas tank?
nybugguy

Replies: 11
Views: 4111

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun May 01, 2011 6:50 pm   Subject: Best way to clean a gas tank?
I have a tank that I thought was pretty clean but much to my surprise after sitting all winter(dumbass didn't use stabilizer or drain it) I put a fresh gallon in and started it up. Ran ok but then plu ...
  Topic: are early and late flywheels same size?
nybugguy

Replies: 8
Views: 1673

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:44 pm   Subject: are early and late flywheels same size?
Quick question...when you start to shave the inside of the bell housing are you basically taking off the slight hump where the mounting holes are or are you taking them and then some?
  Topic: are early and late flywheels same size?
nybugguy

Replies: 8
Views: 1673

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:25 pm   Subject: are early and late flywheels same size?
are you saying that I can file it or grind it bigger.you say this has been done before....how would you suggest I do that and what starter and bushing issues will I have to deal with?
  Topic: are early and late flywheels same size?
nybugguy

Replies: 8
Views: 1673

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:58 pm   Subject: are early and late flywheels same size?
I'm trying to find out if the early 1962 flywheels are smaller than the later 1973 era. I think the flywheel on my 1973, 1600 is to big to fit my 1962 transmission housing.Do they make a smaller flyw ...
  Topic: clutch and throw out bearing question
nybugguy

Replies: 4
Views: 1386

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:31 pm   Subject: clutch and throw out bearing question
Thanks Dale......are the flywheels the same?Tried fitting the later model 73 motor with the flywheel to the early 62 trans and the flywheel seems to hit.Are the early flywheels a bit smaller?
  Topic: clutch and throw out bearing question
nybugguy

Replies: 4
Views: 1386

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:09 am   Subject: clutch and throw out bearing question
I have a 1973 super beetle motor that I wanted to put on a 1962 era transmission.I know the actual case size is the same but I was wondering about matching up the current clutch and pressure plate on ...
  Topic: dual weber jetting.........help
nybugguy

Replies: 10
Views: 1824

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:43 pm   Subject: dual weber jetting.........help
I will try a good cleaning first.Is pierce manifolds web site the same as the name?Also,what are you running and what are your idle and main jet settings? my idle is 50 and the main is 115 on my idf40 ...
  Topic: dual weber jetting.........help
nybugguy

Replies: 10
Views: 1824

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 6:31 pm   Subject: dual weber jetting.........help
I thought they were like 4.25 a piece.Is that expensive? Where do you buy yours? The most important question is what is your main jet at.Mine is 115
  Topic: dual weber jetting.........help
nybugguy

Replies: 10
Views: 1824

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:49 pm   Subject: dual weber jetting.........help
Can you get jetting from Mid America,bugstuff,jc appletree or any of those kind of places or is there a specific place?
  Topic: dual weber jetting.........help
nybugguy

Replies: 10
Views: 1824

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 3:21 pm   Subject: dual weber jetting.........help
Can anyone tell me what would be the standard main jetting for 40idf dual weber carbs. I just purchased a 1835 and they have 115 main jets and 50 idle jets. It seems to be loading up a bit and holding ...
  Topic: getting dual webers in sync........
nybugguy

Replies: 4
Views: 1024

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:04 am   Subject: getting dual webers in sync........
I had already planned on someone else doing it.I might be dumb but I'm not stupid. I know the valve adjustment on a standard beetle motor, just wasn't sure if it was the same for a 1835. That's why I ...
  Topic: getting dual webers in sync........
nybugguy

Replies: 4
Views: 1024

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:39 am   Subject: getting dual webers in sync........
First timer with dual webers.There seems to be an occasional pop out the exhaust which could also be valve adjustment(right?) What would the vavle adjustment be on a 1973 1835cc super beetle motor?Al ...
  Topic: Weird starter problem
nybugguy

Replies: 9
Views: 1190

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:26 am   Subject: Weird starter problem
I have a brand new starter and already tried it....still the same thing.I will try pulling the small wire from the ignition switch after it starts and if it doesn't stop engaging then I will try anoth ...
  Topic: Weird starter problem
nybugguy

Replies: 9
Views: 1190

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:29 pm   Subject: Weird starter problem
which wire do i pull after its started? if it doesnt kick back in what exactly does that tell me?
  Topic: Weird starter problem
nybugguy

Replies: 9
Views: 1190

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 6:18 pm   Subject: Weird starter problem
i didnt replace the bushing because it started and disengaged fine before i took it out of the 73 beetle. any other ideas?
  Topic: Weird starter problem
nybugguy

Replies: 9
Views: 1190

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:59 pm   Subject: Weird starter problem
I just changed out my stock 1973 1600cc motor and tranny with a 1835cc motor with dual webers and the tranny that was previously bolted up to a 73 super beetle.I didn't mix the motors and trannys...I ...
  Topic: Will Super beetles chassis work for buggy?
nybugguy

Replies: 5
Views: 1278

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:14 pm   Subject: Will Super beetles chassis work for buggy?
I am about to take on another build and found what I believe to be an early 70's tuff tubb body.It's a 4 seater so cutting the tunnel and shortening won't be needed. Is it true from what other bug guy ...
  Topic: spun bearing??
nybugguy

Replies: 2
Views: 838

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:29 am   Subject: spun bearing??
I have an opportunity to purchase a complete motor with low miles and very clean but the p.o. said that he thinks it has a spun bearing.It isn't froze up.How can you determine if that is what is reall ...
  Topic: how do I stop this leak?
nybugguy

Replies: 5
Views: 1111

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 7:23 am   Subject: how do I stop this leak?
thanks guys ...I think your right about the filler can/cap area dripping down.Appreciate your wisdom!!
  Topic: how do I stop this leak?
nybugguy

Replies: 5
Views: 1111

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:27 am   Subject: how do I stop this leak?
I have a stock 1600 vw that was rebuilt over the winter. It seems that every time I drive it I notice that I have what seems to be oil seeping out of the passenger side manifold boot and down onto my ...
 
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