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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:26 am    Post subject: Why would you want to switch the battery and air filter? Reply with quote

Came accross this on ebay. Just trying to learn more. Why would you switch the engine around like this?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's the correct arrangement for an
earlier model Ghia. Battery went to driver's
side in 1966.
Look here for a good summary of yearly changes:
http://www.serve.com/bacani/kgsguide.html
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ghiaddict wrote:
That's the correct arrangement for an
earlier model Ghia.
d'oh!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh! Every little bit I learn, I learn I know nothing at all.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always wondered why they switched it since the starter is on the passenger side. All other things being equal it seems to make more sense to have the battery on that side.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

should have just put it under the rear seat
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ghia Nut wrote:
should have just put it under the rear seat


Not a difficult thing to do. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ghia Nut wrote:
should have just put it under the rear seat


While the rear seat location cleans up the appearance of the engine bay and helps a bit with handling, I personally find it to be a PIA when working on the car. It was always a pain in my Beetle.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

actually, I LOVE my battery not being in the engine compartment, more area to place my large head in and work on stuff. Very Happy
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