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  Topic: Fuel sending unit works out of the car but not when installed
runamoc

Replies: 1
Views: 62

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:30 am   Subject: Re: Fuel sending unit works out of the car but not when installed
Take the 'hot' wire that goes to the sender off of the terminal. Turn the key switch on. The gas level on the dash should be all the way one way. Ground that wire at the tank. The needle should move a ...
  Topic: 1970 wiring question
runamoc

Replies: 12
Views: 190

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:23 am   Subject: Re: 1970 wiring question
X on the diagram of the fuse box (see photo). There is only one post?
If you look at the wiring diagram, those last two fuses have the same feed. Both fuses are for wire #15. (Key Switch On). You can ...
  Topic: Hardline Brakes
runamoc

Replies: 8
Views: 160

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:18 am   Subject: Re: Hardline Brakes
park inside, don't drive in the salt. There is really nothing to worry about that needs stainless
"They" say that brake fluid should be changed every two years. Brake fluid 'absorbs' moist ...
  Topic: Generator and voltage regulator trouble
runamoc

Replies: 3
Views: 121

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:40 am   Subject: Re: Generator and voltage regulator trouble
Regulator body needs to be grounded I believe...

Dale

You're right Dale they do. From the schematic of a two 'coil' voltage regulator you see that a ground is needed for it to work.

https://w ...
  Topic: 66 ghia head light relay for 12V conversion
runamoc

Replies: 3
Views: 72

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:23 am   Subject: Re: 66 ghia head light relay for 12V conversion
There’s nothing special about a 12vheadlight relay.
https://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/DetailsList.cfm?ID=111941583

not in stock Confused

A later model headlight 'relay' is the way to go. It's jus ...
  Topic: Hardline Brakes
runamoc

Replies: 8
Views: 160

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:13 am   Subject: Re: Hardline Brakes
I'd rather do it myself

You'll need a collection of tube benders and a tube cutter too. Stainless sounds nice but stainless steel is some hard stuff to work with.
  Topic: 1971 Karmann Ghia (no electrical power)
runamoc

Replies: 16
Views: 256

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:09 am   Subject: Re: 1971 Karmann Ghia (no electrical power)
VoltOhmMeter make/model recommendations?
Harbor Freight has a digital one that's good enough. Better than a test light anyway. For a while it was a 'free w/purchase' item. I've got them everywhere. ...
  Topic: Looking for info or history - intake manifolds marked "MB"
runamoc

Replies: 13
Views: 486

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:12 pm   Subject: Re: Looking for info or history - intake manifolds marked "MB"
thier offset is just enough that you have to use their crappy linkage
You don't have to. I made these 'extensions' so the CPS bellcrank center pull linkage could work.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/ ...
  Topic: Looking for info or history - intake manifolds marked "MB"
runamoc

Replies: 13
Views: 486

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:34 am   Subject: Re: Looking for info or history - intake manifolds marked "MB"
I ran across some IDF intake manifolds on CB performance. It refers to a slight offset manifold as being "MB Style" Cool
  Topic: 1971 Karmann Ghia (no electrical power)
runamoc

Replies: 16
Views: 256

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:25 am   Subject: Re: 1971 Karmann Ghia (no electrical power)
if you knew how to operate a VoltOhmMeter you could troubleshoot this yourself, in minutes. VW owners that don't know how to operate a VOM usually just start replacing expensive stuff and hope the get ...
  Topic: Clutch Chatter
runamoc

Replies: 6
Views: 819

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:53 am   Subject: Re: Clutch Chatter
Mounts seem good

Been there, done that...replace the front mount. Looks can be deceiving.
  Topic: Spark Plug Wire Sets
runamoc

Replies: 6
Views: 320

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:26 am   Subject: Spark Plug Wire Sets
I tried to do a search for wire sets, 1800 hits Crying or Very sad

My questions is, where is a source for spark plug wires that are long enough to go from the stock distributor, through the Y of the intake ma ...
  Topic: Switched Fuses
runamoc

Replies: 14
Views: 280

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:30 am   Subject: Re: Switched Fuses
possible the specs call for a 15 amp fuse for the feed but the current consumption, what current it's actually using, is .0035 amps
  Topic: Light switch 67 ghia
runamoc

Replies: 4
Views: 132

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:35 am   Subject: Re: Light switch 67 ghia
you had to much of a load on the 'dimmer'. The only wire (grey/red maybe) on 58b should go to just the dash lights and only the dash lights. Connected to anything else will, fry the wire wound resisto ...
  Topic: Switched Fuses
runamoc

Replies: 14
Views: 280

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:18 am   Subject: Re: Switched Fuses
'Usually' power is applied to the top terminals. Top as in your photo. The black wire all the way to the left is probably wire #15 (key switch on hot) Check with a VOM to be sure
  Topic: Understanding "Flow" Wiring Diagrams
runamoc

Replies: 8
Views: 272

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:33 pm   Subject: Re: Understanding "Flow" Wiring Diagrams


It is said that current flows from positive terminal to negative terminal, but it is actually the negative electrons flowing to positive as the positive electrons don't move. The old 'holes vs ele ...
  Topic: Understanding "Flow" Wiring Diagrams
runamoc

Replies: 8
Views: 272

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:44 am   Subject: Re: Understanding "Flow" Wiring Diagrams
the internal connections of all the switches and relays

like the wiper motor. I always wonder how they had different speeds. Then the current track drawings showed me. Motor brushes opposite each o ...
  Topic: Electrical question
runamoc

Replies: 13
Views: 385

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:17 pm   Subject: Re: Electrical question
I'm reading 34.7~37.8V

Shocked

Charger is 6/12 sets voltage automatically

Confused What's the name and model of that charger? I'm interested in how it works. If you have a dead battery, wonderi ...
  Topic: Electrical question
runamoc

Replies: 13
Views: 385

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:53 am   Subject: Re: Electrical question
just use a battery charger

all you need to test anything electrical on a car, except for the starter and alt/gen. Yes, put the battery charger on the highest amp setting. I used a battery charger t ...
  Topic: Electrical issues
runamoc

Replies: 5
Views: 176

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:56 am   Subject: Re: Electrical issues

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1973092.jpg

Here’s the ground cable whose connections caused most of my woes (that braided thing).

That makes for a good ground to the engine but you al ...
 
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