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  Topic: 1960 Indian Red
trektider60

Replies: 3
Views: 264

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:07 pm   Subject: Re: 1960 Indian Red
I have had 'Wilma' for 3 years now and she is a lot of fun to drive. Check your color code sticker, mine says Indiana L451. I like that since I am from Indiana. Mine was produced in Nov. '59. Sh ...
  Topic: couple questions (brake hoses, wiring, tranny fluid)
trektider60

Replies: 15
Views: 280

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:53 am   Subject: Re: couple questions (brake hoses, wiring, tranny fluid)
I taught chemistry for 30+ years and had a great mercury barometer. It was to military specs and the mercury was sealed under the diaphragm. But the state decided there must be no mercury in the cla ...
  Topic: couple questions (brake hoses, wiring, tranny fluid)
trektider60

Replies: 15
Views: 280

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:04 am   Subject: Re: couple questions (brake hoses, wiring, tranny fluid)
NAPA carries Sta-Lube. 85W-90 GL-4 gear lube. I used it in my '60.
  Topic: couple questions (brake hoses, wiring, tranny fluid)
trektider60

Replies: 15
Views: 280

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:02 am   Subject: Re: couple questions (brake hoses, wiring, tranny fluid)
NAPA carries Sta-Lube. 85W-90 GL-4 gear lube. I used it in my '60.
  Topic: 1960 beetle rear seat bottom
trektider60

Replies: 4
Views: 180

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:12 pm   Subject: Re: 1960 beetle rear seat bottom
Here are some measurements.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1786813.jpg
height from front

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1786811.jpg
height from back

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  Topic: 1960 beetle rear seat bottom
trektider60

Replies: 4
Views: 180

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:51 pm   Subject: Re: 1960 beetle rear seat bottom
I will try to get measurements for you tomorrow. Do you want top side or bottom side or both? Length, width, depth?
  Topic: Decklid stand off
trektider60

Replies: 22
Views: 461

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 6:12 pm   Subject: Re: Decklid stand off
I have a 1600dp in a 1960. After reading about air problems with this combination, I ordered a SaveMyBug unt. The first time I drove after installing, the oil light came on after seven miles at 57mph. ...
  Topic: What did you do to your Beetle this week?
trektider60

Replies: 5608
Views: 806886

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:36 pm   Subject: Re: What did you do to your Beetle this week?
Today I installed new NGKs and plug wires. Wilma fired right up on the second crank after her winter rest. Took her down the road for a short drive. Glad the snow is gone and the temps are warm eno ...
  Topic: What did you do to your Beetle this week?
trektider60

Replies: 5608
Views: 806886

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:56 pm   Subject: Re: What did you do to your Beetle this week?
With the nice weather today, 45 degrees and 3-5 inches of snow coming over night through noon tomorrow, I got my engine-body seal in. I didn't take the engine out, and installing the new seal was not ...
  Topic: Skunk
trektider60

Replies: 0
Views: 352

PostForum: Stories   Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:54 am   Subject: Skunk
A friend of mine had a '63 Beetle when he was a teenager in the '70s. He and a buddy were flying down a stone road headed for their favorite fishing spot on the river. The beetle's right side pan wa ...
  Topic: Body-engine seal
trektider60

Replies: 10
Views: 360

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:11 am   Subject: Re: Body-engine seal
Thanks guys; I thought dish soap would work after using it on the windshield. The last time I pulled a VW engine was 30 yrs ago and at 68 I don't want to try it by myself now. The nearest shop thought ...
  Topic: Body-engine seal
trektider60

Replies: 10
Views: 360

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:29 pm   Subject: Body-engine seal
What is the best lubricant to use on the seal when installing it? Are there any tricks to get it installed? I am installing it with the engine in thr car.
  Topic: Swedish August 60' DeLuxe L390 Gulf Blue
trektider60

Replies: 12
Views: 792

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:39 pm   Subject: Re: Swedish August 60' DeLuxe L390 Gulf Blue
Very nice Romain. Gulf Blue is my favorite blue. Keep those 60's rolling.
  Topic: stock Air cleaner setup to fit in1600cc engine, 1960 body?
trektider60

Replies: 39
Views: 1260

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:03 pm   Subject: Re: stock Air cleaner setup to fit in1600cc engine, 1960 body?
I don't have the flap for the pre-heat installed in the arm of the air filter; as I said the tube is just for looks. I forgot to mention, I also drilled 1/4" holes in the back of the filter so m ...
  Topic: stock Air cleaner setup to fit in1600cc engine, 1960 body?
trektider60

Replies: 39
Views: 1260

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:26 pm   Subject: Re: stock Air cleaner setup to fit in1600cc engine, 1960 body?
Mine does have the indent and there is at least 3/4" clearance between them.
  Topic: stock Air cleaner setup to fit in1600cc engine, 1960 body?
trektider60

Replies: 39
Views: 1260

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:32 pm   Subject: Re: stock Air cleaner setup to fit in1600cc engine, 1960 body?
Here is the pic of my 1600 DP engine with the oil bath air cleaner. I have a H30/31 carb and it has the adaptor on the bottom that raises it up a little more. No problems closing the hood with this ...
  Topic: stock Air cleaner setup to fit in1600cc engine, 1960 body?
trektider60

Replies: 39
Views: 1260

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:01 am   Subject: Re: stock Air cleaner setup to fit in1600cc engine, 1960 body?
I have a 1600 in my '60 and replaced the air cleaner like you have with an oil bath I found in the classifieds. I think it is a 1963 or 1964. The hood closes fine with it. I' ll post a picture of it w ...
  Topic: What did you do to your Beetle this week?
trektider60

Replies: 5608
Views: 806886

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:42 am   Subject: Re: What did you do to your Beetle this week?
I painted the seat frames, gear shift, parking brake, and rear seat bar. Also redid the seats with new coconut pads from WW. What a difference from the 1" foam and wads of cotton padding that w ...
  Topic: What did you do to your Beetle this week?
trektider60

Replies: 5608
Views: 806886

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:35 pm   Subject: Re: What did you do to your Beetle this week?
Today I got my new windshield in, no more scratches to look through, and polished the rust off the rear view mirror with Al and lemon juice. I took Wilma out for a drive to town and back to check out ...
  Topic: Balancing Beads
trektider60

Replies: 4
Views: 319

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:28 pm   Subject: Re: Balancing Beads
That is the set of posts I had read through. My wife and I went out for dinner last evening in Wilma and the pellets are doing a great job. Other than the 2-55 air conditioning, we had a very good r ...
 
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