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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:58 pm    Post subject: "Otto" The Auto 71 - Blue's new brother. Reply with quote

Heya everyone! I've got yet another Square today. I got him for a pretty good deal, what I think is definitely fair, and he seems to be in very good condition He's got 97K on the ODO which I beleive could very well be true, with the FI and trans still being in the car, plus the floor pan looking supreme and not replaced by the looks. He's even still got the cover for the fusebox!

This is "Otto", an 11/70 '71 Automatic. He's got a few new parts, the dynomat has all been done already and a new carpet kit has been mostly installed. He came with what seems to be original to the car, a Saphire XV radio, the late model mount for it, antenna, bumpers with over riders (unfortunately missing one and another one is pretty rotted, other two look good), rest of the carpet kit, 3 extra work manuals (one Haynes one Offical VW Manual), Saphire XV + mount, modern stereo, modern foglights in box, speaker panels for the front if I wanted em, early model seat trim for some reason, the original jack and a spare tire up front.

The back seat looks to either be in immaculate condition metal-wise or has been done up a bit, the headliner is very nice with only one or two rips. The seats are nice but have been reupholstered at some point, then hurt again by the seatbelts. Like I said, new carpet kit, just needs the two pieces that don't get glued in put in place. The motor cover also still has the cardboard cover on it, and the foil underneath is in great shape with no tears.

Everything also works PERFECT so far, besides not starting yet and the ignition needing to be shaken a bit for it to work. The doors, hatch, hood, and even gas lid all open and close flawlessly. The hood release actually works, the frunk padding is still there, everything is just wonderful on him. The rear fender has been replaced with a blue one at some point, likely rot or dent related, which I actually quite like. It gives him extra character. I love how he's stanced, the black rims, the t ucked exhaust, everything just looks awesome about him. If it didn't involve making more holes, I'd want to get one of the smaller dealer roof racks, as I think it would fit his style better than a gutter-mount, but I don't want to put holes in him.

Enjoy, y'all! I'll have more in-depth photos later tomorrow after work. Very excited to get him running, titled, and registered!


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:30 am    Post subject: Re: "Otto" The Auto 71 - Blue's new brother. Reply with quote

So on the fuel line, as Mike knows from Facebook, he had a carbeurator-esc fuel pressure regulator on the line, a simple turn dial 1-6psi. I've taken it off and run straight to the injectors as per normal. I also replaced the electronic ignition with standard points as. I'm not sure if the electronics are good, bad, old, new, etc. Hopefully we get him going with minor work! Need to test that auto trans!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:19 am    Post subject: Re: "Otto" The Auto 71 - Blue's new brother. Reply with quote

Use a 17mm allen head socket to check/fill the 80-90 weight gear oil in the transaxle. It's separate from the ATF.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:46 pm    Post subject: Re: "Otto" The Auto 71 - Blue's new brother. Reply with quote

Way down on the list of stuff to do, I agree, but your generator brush(es) look flush with the slot they go in. Pretty soon the generator will stop charging as the brushes no longer are spring loaded against the commutator.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:01 pm    Post subject: Re: "Otto" The Auto 71 - Blue's new brother. Reply with quote

KTPhil wrote:
Way down on the list of stuff to do, I agree, but your generator brush(es) look flush with the slot they go in. Pretty soon the generator will stop charging as the brushes no longer are spring loaded against the commutator.


I'll have a look at it, and as suggested the trans fluids. The ATF is full, I did check that.

What's pretty neat is the generator actually has a Bosch Re-manufactured sticker on it, and the distributor is also original Bosch. Even the spark plug wires, as you can see, are the Type3 angled ones. Perhaps not original ones, but nice to see that they took the time to get Type 3 ones if they were replaced. The whole motor retains a lot of original look to it. The plug wire clips are all in nice condition and work well, even. I really love this car.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:10 pm    Post subject: Re: "Otto" The Auto 71 - Blue's new brother. Reply with quote

Definitely a fuel issue. Checked the plug after cranking and nothing. Put a little gas in via the throttle after taking off the air cleaner and got it to pop pop a little.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:41 pm    Post subject: Re: "Otto" The Auto 71 - Blue's new brother. Reply with quote

Also - the seat on it IS the correct seat for some reason! I should hopefully be able to install my Huls hinges. How do you get the C shaped pins out of the seat hinges? The 70 I took the Huls out of had solid pins, not C shaped.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:31 pm    Post subject: Re: "Otto" The Auto 71 - Blue's new brother. Reply with quote

Asked the PO who put the fuel pump up front - he says it's about a 10PSI pump, so that's definitely an issue in and of itself. Mike, if you've got one I might need to make a run down to you soon, haha.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:03 pm    Post subject: Re: "Otto" The Auto 71 - Blue's new brother. Reply with quote

Did you ever buy/setup a fuel pressure gauge or are you still just guessing? I have a couple stock fuel pumps, but I couldn't guarantee that they work. Better buy a new fuel pump made for an '85 Ford Ranger pickup like everybody is using these days on their fuel injected Type 3's.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:12 pm    Post subject: Re: "Otto" The Auto 71 - Blue's new brother. Reply with quote

Mike Fisher wrote:
Did you ever buy/setup a fuel pressure gauge or are you still just guessing? I have a couple stock fuel pumps, but I couldn't guarantee that they work. Better buy a new fuel pump made for an '85 Ford Ranger pickup like everybody is using these days on their fuel injected Type 3's.


The e2000 correct? I had just seen about that today. I haven't yet, money's a little bit tight with bills coming up, but as soon as I know what I can spend the plan is one of those and the new pump. Might need a regulator too, not sure if he got rid of the one on it or not.
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