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  Topic: 2018 Texas VW Classic - Oval and Split class
txoval

Replies: 12
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PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Today 10:24 am   Subject: Re: 2018 Texas VW Classic - Oval and Split class
There is nothing rare about 56-57 Ovals...The split while modified, could easily be placed back to stock. There are 22 splits on this site alone that are for sale

and, as Mark said, to each their ...
  Topic: 1954 beetle poor power what can I do?
txoval

Replies: 9
Views: 310

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:39 am   Subject: Re: 1954 beetle poor power what can I do?
How steep are the hills? Not uncommon to downshift with a 36hp engine. Small hills shouldnít be a problem though...

54 rear apron did not have cutouts in the rear apron and there are dual tip ex ...
  Topic: Advice on tires
txoval

Replies: 9
Views: 472

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:26 am   Subject: Re: Advice on tires
If just for towing, why not get the cheapest 165 tire you can?

White walls from Coker arenít cheap

165ís from Summit Racing are $50
  Topic: ConcreteAce's '51 build
txoval

Replies: 138
Views: 10980

PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:52 pm   Subject: Re: ConcreteAce's '51 build
Same thing happened to me...replaced wires

Sometimes you canít see the fractures
  Topic: ConcreteAce's '51 build
txoval

Replies: 138
Views: 10980

PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:18 pm   Subject: Re: ConcreteAce's '51 build
Did you guys start with 1000 or 2000 grit? Or use compounds only?

Looks great!
  Topic: Steering Damper Question
txoval

Replies: 13
Views: 440

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:25 am   Subject: Re: Steering Damper Question
Sorry if my post came off like an ass.

I just don't understand paying a ton of money for rare obsolete part when a newer version is made, which is simple and works better.

My opinion would di ...
  Topic: Steering Damper Question
txoval

Replies: 13
Views: 440

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:06 pm   Subject: Re: Steering Damper Question
Paint it black...who is going to shove their head under your front end and shine a flash light up under the gas tank to see it?

I understand a look...but this isnít something thatís looked at.

I ...
  Topic: help with chrome shop
txoval

Replies: 12
Views: 596

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:31 am   Subject: Re: help with chrome shop
You could buy reproduction windows from WW and modify the stem to match your original 54 stems.

This is what I did. If you are not going concourse, I would not worry about. 95% of people will not ...
  Topic: ConcreteAce's '51 build
txoval

Replies: 138
Views: 10980

PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:05 pm   Subject: Re: ConcreteAce's '51 build
I miss the knowledge I have about VW's...but loving the Nova and gaining knowledge

I've had a crash course into them though. Damn transmission pump seals blew out (this car was restored in 2009/10 ...
  Topic: ConcreteAce's '51 build
txoval

Replies: 138
Views: 10980

PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:54 am   Subject: Re: ConcreteAce's '51 build
Ethan:

Congrats on the car! The early cars are a chore, but you're kicking it's ass.

Engine sounds great!
  Topic: Edit: 57 Rear Brakes to 58-64 Brakes
txoval

Replies: 21
Views: 790

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:37 am   Subject: Re: Help What is Going On with my brakes
Wouldnít the cables on a 57 come from the front?

I thought only early ovals came from the rear with the cylinders on the bottom?

Edit: I remember incorrectly...the backing plates are swapped fro ...
  Topic: who has discs brakes on the front ?? (1965bug)
txoval

Replies: 6
Views: 171

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:25 pm   Subject: Re: who has discs brakes on the front ?? (1965bug)
What lug pattern do you want?, care about offset? How much money do you want to spend?
  Topic: Later model seats on early Oval rails
txoval

Replies: 2
Views: 189

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:06 am   Subject: Re: Later model seats on early Oval rails
Yes, they fit just fine, but late model frames are not angled like the early seats, so on the flat rails you feel like youíre going to slide off.

Trust me, I ran 57 seats in my 54 for awhile (and s ...
  Topic: Help Identifying Year of Oval
txoval

Replies: 17
Views: 882

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:05 pm   Subject: Re: Help Identifying Year of Oval
They shipped from Wolfsburg with overriders...it was an option called "Ram Protection." My old November 54 came with them

VW of America wasn't going to punch the apron and fenders...not ...
  Topic: NEED ADVICE! Converting heater boxes into j tubes.
txoval

Replies: 6
Views: 328

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:46 pm   Subject: Re: NEED ADVICE! Converting heater boxes into j tubes.
To answer your question, yes

You can also just buy j-tubes from Vintage Speed for 36hp engines
  Topic: Transaxle and gearing selection
txoval

Replies: 3
Views: 210

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:57 pm   Subject: Re: Transaxle and gearing selection
EVFun:

Before I sold my 54 I was looking at having a custom transaxle built with different gear ratios to match the attitude of my modified 36HP engine.

Needless to say, the non-stock 3rd and 4 ...
  Topic: 6V Voltage Regulators
txoval

Replies: 5
Views: 352

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:07 pm   Subject: Re: 6V Voltage Regulators
You can ask for either option, Rick steered me towards stock internals

Good luck with the repair!
  Topic: 6V Voltage Regulators
txoval

Replies: 5
Views: 352

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:16 am   Subject: Re: 6V Voltage Regulators
Rick does great work and will work with you on whatever need.
  Topic: '55 Parking Brake with AirKewld Disc
txoval

Replies: 10
Views: 856

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:36 am   Subject: Re: '55 Parking Brake with AirKewld Disc
I agree, for $1000+ they should make a cable that fits without the BS

All it would require would be to provide a modified stock cable with a "ball end" at the rear connection. With the l ...
  Topic: '55 Parking Brake with AirKewld Disc
txoval

Replies: 10
Views: 856

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:11 pm   Subject: Re: '55 Parking Brake with AirKewld Disc
Mark:

I think I posted about this in another thread, but here is what I ended up doing:

1) I used the original 55-earlier cables and cut off the end that attaches to the original drum brake leve ...
 
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