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  Topic: Alternator issues. Any thing that can help me get home?
virusdoc

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PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 12:54 pm   Subject: Re: Alternator issues. Any thing that can help me get home?


Are the beaches open? I bet a buggy ride on the beach would be a great deal of fun right about now, and a good way to make the VW part of your trip a little bit less disappointing. Laughing

The ...
  Topic: Alternator issues. Any thing that can help me get home?
virusdoc

Replies: 10
Views: 162

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 8:50 am   Subject: Re: Alternator issues. Any thing that can help me get home?
Are you sure it's the bearing? There might be a bit of debris lodged between the armature and the stator, which I've had happen to me before. It might even be that the woodruff key sheared off in the ...
  Topic: Alternator issues. Any thing that can help me get home?
virusdoc

Replies: 10
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PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 8:36 am   Subject: Re: Alternator issues. Any thing that can help me get home?
Look up "Island Cruisers" in OBX. They rent dune buggies, nice folks. They might be able to point you to some VW parts places.

Holy small world. Our rental house is 0.3 miles from Islan ...
  Topic: Alternator issues. Any thing that can help me get home?
virusdoc

Replies: 10
Views: 162

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun May 24, 2020 4:48 am   Subject: Alternator issues. Any thing that can help me get home?
I decided to bring my newly rebuilt super vert to the outer banks of NC for Memorial Day week. She drove perfectly on the highway, averaging 230 degrees oil temp at 70-75 mph for 5 hrs. Then on the fi ...
  Topic: 1977 Super Beetle Vert, Wipers not working
virusdoc

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PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 7:01 pm   Subject: Re: 1977 Super Beetle Vert, Wipers not working
Check to see if you have power from the switch to the wiper motor.

Tim

Hello Friend,
I do have power from the switch to the motor.

The chances of two random 40+ year old electric motors bein ...
  Topic: 1977 Super Beetle Vert, Wipers not working
virusdoc

Replies: 14
Views: 122

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 4:46 pm   Subject: Re: 1977 Super Beetle Vert, Wipers not working
It sounds to me like your wiper motor has seized.
  Topic: Estimated horsepower
virusdoc

Replies: 15
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PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 12:44 pm   Subject: Re: Estimated horsepower

Check this thread out by Jim Gilmartin:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=280293

This should be required reading for anyone who likes to tinker on an ACVW.

Thanks. Had no id ...
  Topic: Estimated horsepower
virusdoc

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PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 8:00 pm   Subject: Re: Estimated horsepower
The oil cooler is bypassed when the pressure is over approx 40-45psi

Interesting. Where can I learn more about this? I just finished a mostly stock 1641 rebuild on my 76 vert. It's driving fine but ...
  Topic: horn button help
virusdoc

Replies: 6
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PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 6:39 pm   Subject: Re: horn button help

Edit: for the history books, it was a volante steering wheel purchased from jbugs with appropriate hub and button.

I am that schmuck, and nearly a year and a half later you got my horn working wi ...
  Topic: Sanity check my gauge wiring plan
virusdoc

Replies: 5
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PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed May 06, 2020 5:15 am   Subject: Re: Sanity check my gauge wiring plan
My plan worked fine. All gauges operational. Thanks for the reply, Cusser.
  Topic: Sanity check my gauge wiring plan
virusdoc

Replies: 5
Views: 180

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue May 05, 2020 6:56 am   Subject: Sanity check my gauge wiring plan
I'm installing three VDO gauges (tach, oil temp, oil pressure) in my 76 convertible. They will be mounted on the speedo cowl, with wiring harnesses passed through the dash metal (in grommets of course ...
  Topic: windshield washer fluid switch
virusdoc

Replies: 17
Views: 297

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:24 pm   Subject: Re: windshield washer fluid switch
The pneumatic window washer system was a joke, back in the day, and nowadays, itís just a leak waiting to happen at your steering column.

I traded mine for a simple electric pump and switch, attach ...
  Topic: 4 long screws that hold the turn signal and wiper switches ????
virusdoc

Replies: 17
Views: 440

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:43 am   Subject: Re: 4 long screws that hold the turn signal and wiper switches ????
I see which one your talking about and it is that one, I haven't placed the order yet, I was about to but then I seen your post. were you able to get the other one and if you did, did the install go m ...
  Topic: 4 long screws that hold the turn signal and wiper switches ????
virusdoc

Replies: 17
Views: 440

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:34 am   Subject: Re: 4 long screws that hold the turn signal and wiper switches ????
the next thing Im looking for is a replacement dash face to replace my old one that has been hacked up from the PO, I have the P/N133857187 so more searching the inter webs.

Search the classifieds. ...
  Topic: 4 long screws that hold the turn signal and wiper switches ????
virusdoc

Replies: 17
Views: 440

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:29 am   Subject: Re: 4 long screws that hold the turn signal and wiper switches ????
The one Im looking at is P/N 111953513F for 29.99 CDN. it looks like the only one for a 74 beetle I don't see any other one for the type of car I have.

That's a turn signal switch. I have no experi ...
  Topic: 4 long screws that hold the turn signal and wiper switches ????
virusdoc

Replies: 17
Views: 440

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:05 am   Subject: Re: 4 long screws that hold the turn signal and wiper switches ????
So I was able to order the bolts through canadabolts.ca I got 4 M3x0.5x30mm bolts. and I ordered the switches from cip1.ca, the next thing Im looking for is a replacement dash face to replace my old o ...
  Topic: windshield washer fluid switch
virusdoc

Replies: 17
Views: 297

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:58 am   Subject: Re: windshield washer fluid switch
I believe the device in the steering column only handled air pressure, not fluid. Fluid was delivered by a dedicated line from the reservoir to the windshield nozzle. But I may be wrong.

You are.
...
  Topic: windshield washer fluid switch
virusdoc

Replies: 17
Views: 297

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:31 am   Subject: Re: windshield washer fluid switch
Great thank you for the response, I had no clue that is how it worked. So I guess the switch for the fluid on my dash will stay, because I don't recall seeing any tubes behind the dash or in the trunk ...
  Topic: windshield washer fluid switch
virusdoc

Replies: 17
Views: 297

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:30 am   Subject: Re: windshield washer fluid switch
Great thank you for the response, I had no clue that is how it worked. So I guess the switch for the fluid on my dash will stay, because I don't recall seeing any tubes behind the dash or in the trunk ...
  Topic: windshield washer fluid switch
virusdoc

Replies: 17
Views: 297

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:22 am   Subject: Re: windshield washer fluid switch


So the device on the washer stalk in the column is simply a fluid valve. The hose leading all the way up to that valve was pressurized. When you pulled the lever, you simply opened the valve, le ...
 
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