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  Topic: Which alternator is this.
scrivyscriv

Replies: 3
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PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Today 1:10 am   Subject: Re: Which alternator is this.
Looks like a Bosch AL-78 alternator.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=532828
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=532828

They were installed in a very short year ran ...
  Topic: Body removal question.
scrivyscriv

Replies: 4
Views: 112

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Today 1:05 am   Subject: Re: Body removal question.
Yes two guys should be able to move it around no problem. It's not awful, just awkward.
  Topic: Near Disaster - and Fuel Pump Questions
scrivyscriv

Replies: 5
Views: 152

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Today 1:03 am   Subject: Re: Near Disaster - and Fuel Pump Questions
Looks like you weren't too far away from losing fuel pressure altogether the way that rocker pivot pin is sticking out!
  Topic: Check quality of a totally renovated car
scrivyscriv

Replies: 10
Views: 256

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Today 1:02 am   Subject: Re: Check quality of a totally renovated car
Craftsmanship! If it is all done AND done well, you can see it! ...attention to detail...

That's a great way to encapsulate this topic! We have all seen too many vehicles that were repaired/"r ...
  Topic: Scrivyscriv's 1967 java green sunroof sedan
scrivyscriv

Replies: 25
Views: 2013

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Yesterday 8:11 pm   Subject: Re: Scrivyscriv's 1967 java green sunroof sedan
Wolfsburg West was sold out of one pan half earlier this year and I was waiting to order both at the same time, to save on shipping. After the pan half came back in stock August, their shipping charge ...
  Topic: question regarding changing the floor pan
scrivyscriv

Replies: 15
Views: 407

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:21 pm   Subject: Re: question regarding changing the floor pan
... I used a piece of plywood and made a jig that located 2 or 3 holes feom the old pan. Then I didn't need to measure anything.

Great idea!!
  Topic: ratwell.com
scrivyscriv

Replies: 43
Views: 1192

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:48 pm   Subject: Re: ratwell.com
Thanks for posting here about your site, it's very thoughtful of you. I have tremendously enjoyed the site and found it easy and simple to navigate. The main page with links to each topic is one of th ...
  Topic: Spring Plate Doesn't Line Up After Replacing Bushings
scrivyscriv

Replies: 12
Views: 262

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:09 pm   Subject: Re: Spring Plate Doesn't Line Up After Replacing Bushings
Off topic - what kind of coating is on the pan? Looks like powdercoat possibly?
  Topic: Pan off, Pan on?
scrivyscriv

Replies: 8
Views: 240

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:24 pm   Subject: Re: Pan off, Pan on?
I can't think of a good reason to separate the body and pan if you don't plan on doing floor pan replacement or extensive paint work. Most of the reason for a pan-off is to replace the pans.

Suspen ...
  Topic: Scrivyscriv's 1967 java green sunroof sedan
scrivyscriv

Replies: 25
Views: 2013

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:27 am   Subject: Re: Scrivyscriv's 1967 java green sunroof sedan
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2080844.jpg

I just pulled all the parts off the rack after about a week of setting up.. the urethane hi build primer is just a tie coat for the epoxy to prop ...
  Topic: Scrivyscriv's 1967 java green sunroof sedan
scrivyscriv

Replies: 25
Views: 2013

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 11:29 am   Subject: Re: Scrivyscriv's 1967 java green sunroof sedan
The parking brake handle was warped a little so I welded a couple areas to stiffen it up. The pivot pin boss is only welded on one side, so I welded the other side to the handle. The handle end was ju ...
  Topic: Scrivyscriv's 1967 java green sunroof sedan
scrivyscriv

Replies: 25
Views: 2013

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:42 pm   Subject: Re: Scrivyscriv's 1967 java green sunroof sedan
Cleaning up stuff and getting ready for epoxy!


https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2073243.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2073241.jpg

The shoes are just there for my referenc ...
  Topic: i got the engine out
scrivyscriv

Replies: 3
Views: 157

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:01 pm   Subject: Re: i got the engine out
another way to check it is push the pulley forward, set your dial to zero, then have someone push and hold the clutch in. That will take pulley flex out of the equation
  Topic: carb leaking oil
scrivyscriv

Replies: 21
Views: 417

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:00 pm   Subject: Re: carb leaking oil
just a heads up, a lot of new parts for VWs need work or at least thorough cleaning and inspecting prior to use -even some of the better or more expensive parts..

crankcase blowby into the air cle ...
  Topic: Anybody pick up an old Beetle for a retirement project?
scrivyscriv

Replies: 28
Views: 1096

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:48 am   Subject: Re: Anybody pick up an old Beetle for a retirement project?
People retire and drop dead the next week after..
it's especially bad in my field.. mechanics and other ramp workers retire at 65 and are gone in two months or some change. There was some discussion ...
  Topic: Parts delivery since Covid
scrivyscriv

Replies: 32
Views: 1104

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:43 am   Subject: Re: Parts delivery since Covid
... just bought a bunch of...stocks...

We'd definitely get along in real life
  Topic: Gas Tank/Fuel Line Issue
scrivyscriv

Replies: 16
Views: 422

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:57 pm   Subject: Re: Gas Tank/Fuel Line Issue
The stock fuel pump would have been under the tank at the front, it would be obvious if you were under there and it was still there. Rusted or clogged fuel tubing in the tunnel is second only to brake ...
  Topic: Scrivyscriv's 1967 java green sunroof sedan
scrivyscriv

Replies: 25
Views: 2013

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:57 pm   Subject: Teardown day
Y'all, I can't tell you how great the torquemeister tool is! I got out of sequence tonight while I was getting the transmission down, and needed to remove the drums with the mount bolts and spring arm ...
  Topic: help with brakes, i'm at a loss...
scrivyscriv

Replies: 22
Views: 501

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:00 pm   Subject: Re: help with brakes, i'm at a loss...
I find it helpful to go ahead and adjust the brakes to bind with the drums. Don't back then back off yet..
What he said! This is probably the most common issues I see posted about over on the late mo ...
  Topic: Play in generator shaft
scrivyscriv

Replies: 9
Views: 172

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:33 pm   Subject: Re: Play in generator shaft
Good idea taking it out of service. Bearing wear doesn't just make annoying noise, it can tear up a lot of other parts on the way out!
 
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