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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:34 pm    Post subject: Hello from Malaysia! Need advice on acquiring a 1974 beetle Reply with quote

Hello peeps, greetings from Malaysia. I am trying to acquire a 1974 beetle but there are few questions I would like to ask before making the jump. After a test drive on it, I've found that I have to steer the wheel left and right to keep the car running straight. Can this be fixed? Does inserting a white wall insert affect the balancing of the tyre? Does installing an aircon system on a 1.2 beetle affect the power of the car?

Thank you all in advance for your time. I'm pumped to get a beetle to join in the 'family'!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Hello from Malaysia! Need advice on acquiring a 1974 beetle Reply with quote

Maybe the front needs to be aligned?
The only other thing I can think of is someone adjusted the steering box too tight so it doesn't "return to center" properly.

White wall insert - It might a little but VWs don't need to be balanced very much anyway unless something is bent. It might be worth checking it afterward.

Air conditioning - Yes, it reduces the HP.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:02 am    Post subject: Re: Hello from Malaysia! Need advice on acquiring a 1974 beetle Reply with quote

thanks for the information admin. hoping to find a bug without too much to repair. fingers crossed. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:39 am    Post subject: Re: Hello from Malaysia! Need advice on acquiring a 1974 beetle Reply with quote

Hello from malaysia too Smile
yes , the steering can be fixed by changing the rock and pinion.
you can add aircon also, it reduces the power but for malaysia climate its necessary to have even if it losses power.

good luck to you by finding your bug
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