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  Topic: Celebrity Death Watch! Official RIP when they DIE thread...
rockerarm

Replies: 4166
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PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:57 pm   Subject: Re: Celebrity Death Watch! Official RIP when they DIE thread...
Award winning film editor who was involved in one of the most famous car chases ever filmed, The French Connection, Jerry Greenberg passed at 81.

http://deadline.com/2017/12/jerry-greenberg-dead-th ...
  Topic: New (Old) Bug owner 1974 Super beetle Karmann question
rockerarm

Replies: 262
Views: 15992

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:58 pm   Subject: Re: New (Old) Bug owner 1974 Super beetle Karmann question
Good luck. Geeze, how long does a divorce take in Washington?

Tim

Well, don't know what the laws are in OREGON but some states have a "cooling off period" of approx. six months (Calif ...
  Topic: 1641cc engine oil filter strainer won't fit???
rockerarm

Replies: 6
Views: 281

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:42 pm   Subject: Re: 1641cc engine oil filter strainer won't fit???
Hi. The current replacement oil strainer part number is 113-115-175 and is the replacement for 1200/40HP engines up thru the 1970 and later type 1 engines. There are oil pick-up tube dimension differe ...
  Topic: Thanks - Veteran's Day
rockerarm

Replies: 35
Views: 1328

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:47 pm   Subject: Re: Thanks - Veteran's Day
i have never got a free meal nor do i want any. i can get my own damn meal.

one of the things i hate is handout. i am not a damn cripple - i can work for it.

But..happy Veterans day all.

I ...
  Topic: Thanks - Veteran's Day
rockerarm

Replies: 35
Views: 1328

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:44 pm   Subject: Re: Thanks - Veteran's Day
Thank the VA for taking care of them when they come home.

Well, as we speak, the VA is still failing my brothers and sisters. I see it every time I visit the GLA (Greater Los Angeles) VA.

NCO' ...
  Topic: How do I tap a type 1 engine for the mustache bar..ive searched
rockerarm

Replies: 15
Views: 720

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:13 pm   Subject: Re: How do I tap a type 1 engine for the mustache bar..ive searched
Hi and WELCOME.
Before you use some poor advice and start drilling PLEASE show a pic of the rear of your engine case in the area surrounding the oil pump. Many cases were not dedicated for type 2 or ...
  Topic: SGKent - [email protected]
rockerarm

Replies: 18
Views: 3124

PostForum: Buyer and Seller Feedback   Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:43 am   Subject: Re: SGKent - [email protected]
Bought a number of small items from Steve. Adds were well explained, communication was top notch, and received items within a few days.
Thank you, Bill
  Topic: Starter Issues
rockerarm

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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:17 pm   Subject: Re: Starter Issues
Hi. Follow this video and see if it helps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMXENKujYtc&t=28s
  Topic: gap at steering shaft
rockerarm

Replies: 4
Views: 241

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:48 am   Subject: Re: gap at steering shaft
Hi. Look at this parts pic from WW. Do you think part # 21 is missing on your car?

https://www.wolfsburgwest.com/wolfsburg_new/front_axle/front_super_bug/front_super_beetle.cfm?type=1
  Topic: Fuel injection relief here!
rockerarm

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Views: 594891

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:12 pm   Subject: Re: Fuel injection relief here!
Hi and WELCOME.
That wire end is part of the old VW Diagnostic Service Program back in the '70's. It attached to cyl #1 and it told relayed this spark signal to the "computer" for ignition ...
  Topic: rebuilding calipers - need the small gaskets between the halves
rockerarm

Replies: 4
Views: 180

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:21 pm   Subject: Re: rebuilding calipers - need the small gaskets between the halves
It does help. I checked out Ray Greenwood's detailed post. Great info but he is rebuilding Porsche 914 calipers isn't he?

I found the little o-rings at PMB - they sell one kind without specifyin ...
  Topic: rebuilding calipers - need the small gaskets between the halves
rockerarm

Replies: 4
Views: 180

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:30 pm   Subject: Re: rebuilding calipers - need the small gaskets between the halves
Hi. You can contact Ray Greenwood here. He has mentioned them many times. I believe PMB has them. They rebuild calipers for the Porsche crowd.

http://www.pmbperformance.com/catalog.html,

The low ...
  Topic: What motor do I have
rockerarm

Replies: 7
Views: 280

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:13 am   Subject: Re: What motor do I have
Thanks for the quick reply. I don't think the U0 block is fuel injected cause it has a fuel pump port. Could it be possible that they made U0 a carburator and a fuel injector model?

All the type 3 ...
  Topic: Oil pressure
rockerarm

Replies: 14
Views: 374

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:37 pm   Subject: Re: oil preasure
Same here. 40 years ago finished my first non-oem motor.
DDS oil pump, full flow, Val 50wt Racing Oil, and a Rabbit Diesel oil filter (it was the only filter available at the time).
Boy, that pump ...
  Topic: Oil pressure
rockerarm

Replies: 14
Views: 374

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:28 am   Subject: Re: oil preasure
Hi.
There are so many variables with oil pressure/overheating, etc.
Even though your engine is not stock this VW standard should apply.
With 30 wt oil, 160 degrees temp, at 2500rpm the minimum oil ...
  Topic: Single or double pin front brake caliper
rockerarm

Replies: 13
Views: 472

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:58 am   Subject: Re: Single or double pin front brake caliper
Hi. Here it is Bill:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=658176&highlight=

Enjoy.
  Topic: Single or double pin front brake caliper
rockerarm

Replies: 13
Views: 472

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:29 pm   Subject: Re: Single or double pin front brake caliper
Hi. Just make sure the caliper you buy as a replacement is the same mfgr and piston size as the other. Mfgr because of the 2 retention pins and piston dia so as to brake properly.

As far as pricin ...
  Topic: Single or double pin front brake caliper
rockerarm

Replies: 13
Views: 472

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:30 pm   Subject: Re: Single or double pin front brake caliper
Yeah, agree with c21. What might have happened is someone replaced a possible bad caliper with the replacement caliper which is the two-pin. I believe many of the two-pin calipers are a type 3 caliper ...
  Topic: Glowing alternator light tonight! Fixed!!!
rockerarm

Replies: 66
Views: 1899

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:37 am   Subject: Re: Glowing alternator light tonight! Fixed!!!
Jimbo, from what I've read, that tenth of a volt is five times the limit. Although, that's from a several sources I've read on the web. Tim



My experience has been these cars can withstand up t ...
  Topic: Glowing alternator light tonight! Fixed!!!
rockerarm

Replies: 66
Views: 1899

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:52 pm   Subject: Re: Glowing alternator light tonight! Fixed!!!
Tim, Jimbo and myself were correct.
Here is a link from Fluke:
http://www.fluke.com/fluke/uses/comunidad/fluke-news-plus/articlecategories/electrical/diagnosevoltdrop

And from Federal Mogul:
ht ...
 
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