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  Topic: 1955 questions - Tail light wiring. Fuel reserve tap. Tar boards
txoval

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PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Today 1:11 pm   Subject: Re: 1955 questions - Tail light wiring. Fuel reserve tap. Tar boards
The wiring to the drivers side runs in upper section of the rear apron...you should be able to see it looking from under the car...your muffler might be blocking your view
  Topic: 1958 Outlaw Beetle Build
txoval

Replies: 73
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PostForum: Vintage Speed   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:17 pm   Subject: Re: 1958 Outlaw Beetle Build
the stock engine was designed to run at 3400rpms all day long. With your build, some blasts to 4500-5000 are not going to hurt it.

Glad it is running well, making me miss my 54
  Topic: Oval Clutch Problems
txoval

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PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:14 pm   Subject: Re: Oval Clutch Problems
I agree and always use the diaphragm type

I had the same issue with my 57 original stock engine. I replaced the three-finger pressure plate with a new three-finger pressure plate from WW and had a ...
  Topic: steering column removal
txoval

Replies: 15
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PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:10 pm   Subject: Re: steering column removal
Where the clamp and bolt are(attached to steering box) there is a slot in the shaft/rod. Do you use a chisel or screw driver to enlarge the shaft so that the end piece(which connects to the steering b ...
  Topic: 36HP Ratio Rocker Options
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PostForum: Vintage Speed   Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:59 am   Subject: Re: 36HP Ratio Rocker Options
I had a pair of the 1.4 rockers but with stock length pushrods the geometry was way off and I never ran them. WW sells push rod extensions if you decide to run them

The 1.4’s will give you more li ...
  Topic: 1958 Outlaw Beetle Build
txoval

Replies: 73
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PostForum: Vintage Speed   Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:38 am   Subject: Re: 1958 Outlaw Beetle Build
Can’t argue with P40’s, vintage correct

It will run awesome

I had custom 24 vents made for my 36IDFs, but I also had stock stroke and bore
  Topic: 1958 Outlaw Beetle Build
txoval

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PostForum: Vintage Speed   Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:22 pm   Subject: Re: 1958 Outlaw Beetle Build
I think a lot of people think IDF’s or DRLA’s are too big, but they work great on these engines...especially this one with the longer stroke.

They breathe better and can be tuned more precise, one ...
  Topic: 1958 Outlaw Beetle Build
txoval

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PostForum: Vintage Speed   Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:38 am   Subject: Re: 1958 Outlaw Beetle Build
Great looking car and motor.

If you ever get the urge for a little more power, I highly recommend going to a set of dual 36DRLAs with Ray's manifolds.

When I switched to 36IDF's it made a huge d ...
  Topic: Early door seals
txoval

Replies: 9
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PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:20 pm   Subject: Re: Early door seals
Yes
  Topic: Early door seals
txoval

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PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:41 pm   Subject: Re: Early door seals
IF you haven't do a search on this, I know there is a thread with pictures.

To match the original, the corners are cut and not a 45 degree angles, you notch them so one overlaps the other. I just ...
  Topic: Differences between 1955 & 1956 Oval Bug
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PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:34 pm   Subject: Re: Differences between 1955 & 1956 Oval Bug
Is the original speedometer in the car? It will be month/year dated
  Topic: Narrowing rear torsion housing
txoval

Replies: 9
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PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:09 pm   Subject: Re: Narrowing rear torsion housing
7” rims should fit with the right backspace/offset

Cutting your torsion tubes/bars for 1/2” of rim is a shit ton of work for not much gain.

I’d rather widen my fender an inch then go thru that h ...
  Topic: 36hp Generator Pulleys
txoval

Replies: 10
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PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:42 am   Subject: Re: 36hp Generator Pulleys
If your generator works ok and no heat issues, run the bigger one Smile

any thing helps with the 36hp engines

I know the early Porsche generator pulleys were slightly bigger than VW's

This is wh ...
  Topic: Vent Window Felt - Source?
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Replies: 17
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PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:18 pm   Subject: Re: Vent Window Felt - Source?
How did you install the divider bar? You should leave it loose and then roll the window up. Once it’s rolled up, tighten the divider.

The tightness probably had more to do with the divider instal ...
  Topic: Okrasa engine builder recommendations
txoval

Replies: 10
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PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:02 am   Subject: Re: Okrasa engine builder recommendations
Joe is definitely one of the best and do not let the prices scare you.

Building a 36HP engine is simply more expensive than building a late model engine due to parts availability and prices.

I e ...
  Topic: The four small holes in the rain gutters?
txoval

Replies: 11
Views: 576

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:53 am   Subject: Re: The four small holes in the rain gutters?
Depends on where the holes are...could be a front visor, side mirror, roof rack, etc

It could be for a dealer installed accessory, but the factory didn't put them there

Glad you had the other &q ...
  Topic: The four small holes in the rain gutters?
txoval

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PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:54 pm   Subject: Re: The four small holes in the rain gutters?
The holes are NOT factory

Are you sure there is not a “0” in front of that first 8? If not your pan/VIN tag are incorrect
  Topic: The four small holes in the rain gutters?
txoval

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PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:39 pm   Subject: Re: The four small holes in the rain gutters?
Shouldn’t be any

Some past owner probably had some kind of accessory installed
  Topic: Disc. Brake Comparison
txoval

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PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:59 pm   Subject: Re: Disc. Brake Comparison
Yes, I can’t remember the exact amount though. My 6” rims with 3.5 BS would no longer fit and I had to go to a 4.5” BS
  Topic: Will 54 rear seat fit 56 beetle?
txoval

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PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:34 am   Subject: Re: Will 54 rear seat fit 56 beetle?
You will need a 56 and later rear seat...the 54 rear seat mounts much differently.

You’ll also need the rear support bar for a 56+ rear seat bottom

You could sell the 54 rear seat for a lot more ...
 
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