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  Topic: Cam Question
vdub

Replies: 3
Views: 740

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:00 pm   Subject: Cam Question
I'm running a similar spec to you in my square, but I have a 78.4mm crank ( 2017 ), and slightly higher spec heads with dual springs etc.
I'm running an FK-7 with 1.4:1 rockers, and its got loads and ...
  Topic: Cam Question
vdub

Replies: 3
Views: 740

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:44 am   Subject: Cam Question
I am building a motor for a 69 square and have a question.

The idea at the beginning was to build a mileage motor but now I really don't care about mileage. I want something that will have back br ...
  Topic: Square Fest Post Pics of your Squareback!!
vdub

Replies: 425
Views: 184613

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:40 am   Subject: Square Fest Post Pics of your Squareback!!
Heres mine. Just put the BRM's on it. I don't know for sure if those rear tires will fit in the fenders once its lowered in the rear. I have to get the motor and trany in first and see.

http://sph ...
  Topic: Updating early model car with late model master cylinder
vdub

Replies: 24
Views: 2907

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:13 am   Subject: Updating early model car with late model master cylinder
I have 2 switches lying around from my single master cylinders off my 63. can I just screw those onto the dual circuit master cylinder and just hook up the electrical connections to one of them and ca ...
  Topic: Updating early model car with late model master cylinder
vdub

Replies: 24
Views: 2907

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:11 pm   Subject: Updating early model car with late model master cylinder
There is no fluid from the reservoir displaced when you push the break pedal.

Doesn't the volume of fluid moved to the wheels have to be replenished from the lines/reservoir until the pedal is retu ...
  Topic: Updating early model car with late model master cylinder
vdub

Replies: 24
Views: 2907

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:48 pm   Subject: Updating early model car with late model master cylinder
The purpose of a dual circuit master is it has 2 individual chambers for front and rear brakes.

It has nothing at all to do with the reservoir. I would just ad a Y to the hose coming out of your s ...
  Topic: Updating early model car with late model master cylinder
vdub

Replies: 24
Views: 2907

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:04 am   Subject: Updating early model car with late model master cylinder
You could remove the reservoir and still have working brakes.

The reservoir is used to replace fluid in the system. If you have no leaks anyware then the reservoir just stores fluid for when you d ...
  Topic: Updating early model car with late model master cylinder
vdub

Replies: 24
Views: 2907

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:44 am   Subject: Updating early model car with late model master cylinder
The purpose of a dual circuit master is it has 2 individual chambers for front and rear brakes.

It has nothing at all to do with the reservoir. I would just ad a Y to the hose coming out of your s ...
  Topic: German fenders
vdub

Replies: 4
Views: 803

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:05 pm   Subject: Re: german vs. brazilian
Another trick if it is off the car- hold it perpendicular to the ground and twist it by hand with the running board end between your feet (no really). The German will offer little twist- even if the ...
  Topic: Difference Between a 1958 European & Us Model & Year
vdub

Replies: 5
Views: 1190

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:19 pm   Subject: Re: Difference Between a 1958 European & Us Model &
I hope someone can help me determine what year VW Beetle I have. I just bought what is suppose to be a 1958 VW Beetle with the vin # 1647973. I just had a guy looking at my bug and he didn't know if m ...
  Topic: 1600cc Warms up fine, But wont Hold Idle when all warmed up?
vdub

Replies: 24
Views: 11970

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:14 pm   Subject: 1600cc Warms up fine, But wont Hold Idle when all warmed up?
The pic34 was a junk carb thats why VW only used it for one year 1971. There should be a vacuum diaphram that mounts in front of the carb. Most people remove this because its ugly. Its used to slow do ...
  Topic: German fenders
vdub

Replies: 4
Views: 803

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:09 pm   Subject: German fenders
Another way is the lip running over the wheel well will typically have more "drain" holes on the German ones than repros. Also the German Fenders just feel more substantial than many repros ...
  Topic: Brake lights
vdub

Replies: 5
Views: 704

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:06 pm   Subject: Brake lights
Another thing I have run in to before from working at a parts store.

Bulbs are made really cheap now a days. I have had 1157 bulbs wired backwards. So the running light is brighter then the brake ...
  Topic: custom lighting
vdub

Replies: 34
Views: 6768

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:04 pm   Subject: custom lighting
custom lights? i plead guilty...
my latest endeavor:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/519770.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/519771.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix ...
  Topic: custom lighting
vdub

Replies: 34
Views: 6768

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:01 pm   Subject: custom lighting
I know a guy years ago that used window tint in his pre 66 headlight lenses. It made his headlights purple.

It looked cool. He also had his blinkers wired in to his parking lights.
  Topic: Help Identifing a part on 58 Bug
vdub

Replies: 7
Views: 888

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:58 pm   Subject: Help Identifing a part on 58 Bug
I have a 61 vert that has nothing there, just the tube. Is there a good reason to install those. If so where would you get them, other then out of another bug.

Remember quite a few years ago hotVW ...
  Topic: Did a 1965 bug come with seat belts installed?
vdub

Replies: 36
Views: 16824

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:56 pm   Subject: Did a 1965 bug come with seat belts installed?
I am pondering the same disishon right now.

I just got a 61 vert and shoulder harnesses are completely out of the question but lap belts are not very good.

I have an 8 year old daughter that I ...
  Topic: Rear ended by unlicenced/uninsuried driver
vdub

Replies: 42
Views: 4158

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:51 pm   Subject: Rear ended by unlicenced/uninsuried driver
That poor W deck lid. I think your engine is trashed now so add that to the bill.

look at the picture again. 1957 was last year for W decklid. that is 1958-1963 decklid. you need to bone up or sto ...
  Topic: 59 rag top newbie
vdub

Replies: 10
Views: 1177

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:40 pm   Subject: 59 rag top newbie
One sign is the alignment of the top.

this isn't prof but its a method of finding an original rag.

Most people grafting a rag in will make sure its perfectly strait.

If yours is slightly o ...
  Topic: German fenders
vdub

Replies: 4
Views: 803

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:31 pm   Subject: German fenders
I am sure this is a stupid question but how can you visually identify German fenders.

I know theres a few tricks and I can't remember them all.

I remember one of them is the transition from th ...
 
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