Hello! Log in or Register   |  Help  |  Donate  |  Buy Shirts  See all banner ads | Advertise on TheSamba.com  
TheSamba.com
 
Official Mexican / Brazilian Beetles - All years
Page: Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 131, 132, 133
Jump to:
Forum Index -> Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up Share: Facebook Twitter
Reply to topic
Print View
Quick sort: Show newest posts on top | Show oldest posts on top View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
David Grason
Samba Member


Joined: January 13, 2005
Posts: 88
Location: Princeton, Kentucky
David Grason is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Mexican / Brazilian Beetles - All years Reply with quote

aquavette wrote:
....Can a mechanical fuel pump be used on an ACD engine after removing the block off plate? ....


I am very embarrassed and quite sheepish to ask this...but can someone tell me what exactly is an "ACD" engine?
_________________
¡Siempre Viven Los Vochitos!
That means: "Little Volkswagens Live Forever!"

Do each day a little more than expected and soon you'll be expected to do more.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
aquavette
Samba Member


Joined: May 30, 2007
Posts: 131
Location: TX
aquavette is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Mexican / Brazilian Beetles - All years Reply with quote

David Grason wrote:
aquavette wrote:
....Can a mechanical fuel pump be used on an ACD engine after removing the block off plate? ....


I am very embarrassed and quite sheepish to ask this...but can someone tell me what exactly is an "ACD" engine?


Hoping I got it right, but the later model engine that came fuel injected and with hydraulic valves.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
hopkin Premium Member
Samba Member


Joined: June 25, 2012
Posts: 2112
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
hopkin is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Mexican / Brazilian Beetles - All years Reply with quote

David Grason wrote:
...

I am very embarrassed and quite sheepish to ask this...but can someone tell me what exactly is an "ACD" engine?


Don't be embarrassed asking questions on this thread! (I know I've asked a few).

The ACD engine is the fuel injected engine used the Mexican Beetles produced from 1993 to the end of production in 2004. These have an ECU and electric fuel pump.
_________________
1971 Super Beetle (past)
1971 Super Beetle (past)
1974 SunBug (past)
1972 914 (past)
1996 'Open Air' Mexican Beetle (current)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
blue72beetle
Samba Member


Joined: April 23, 2008
Posts: 647
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
blue72beetle is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Mexican / Brazilian Beetles - All years Reply with quote

Modellbauer wrote:
This is my first time finding this site and it was great to see the Beetle open-air sliding roof image posted Nov. 10

I worked on the original prototype concept and production tooling in the early 1990's at Gaffoglio Family MetalCrafters in California. It was a very talented company that built dozens of concept cars over the years for many major manufacturers for annual auto shows. They also built convertible prototypes for ASC, including folding hardtops.

After development of the Beetle's open-air sliding roof package, we built and shipped the first 100 units to a dealership group in Mexico for assembly there, though I believe the order ultimately called for 500 units.

Great product, great company, and great experience!


Sorry for the off topic post, but I saw you mentioned ASC and working on prototype cars in the early 90s. I used to be into Buick Reattas, owned a coupe and convertible, and I know the convertibles were done by ASC. Did you happen to work on that project?
_________________
-Andy-
-1970 Ghia-
-1971 Bus-
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Lost69Convertible
Samba Member


Joined: July 29, 2020
Posts: 73
Location: Rhode Island
Lost69Convertible is offline 

PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Mexican / Brazilian Beetles - All years Reply with quote

Modellbauer wrote:


Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

I worked on the original prototype concept and production tooling in the early 1990's at Gaffoglio Family MetalCrafters in California.


This is something to be proud of. It's a great design.
_________________
1956 Beetle Ragtop: My Father's car
1969 Beetle Convertible: My first car. I loved it, I lost it, and I never got over it.
1979 Super Beetle Convertible
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
hopkin Premium Member
Samba Member


Joined: June 25, 2012
Posts: 2112
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
hopkin is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Mexican / Brazilian Beetles - All years Reply with quote

I got a stone chip on one of my H4 headlight lens last week and I was lucky enough to quickly score these brand new Hella H4 lights for a MKII Golf.
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


The framework around the lens is different than the one on the Beetles:
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


It doesn't look like the lens separates from the housing with the screw mounts, has anyone taken these apart before. The three mounting/aiming screws in the new lights are in different locations than the Beetle housing. I see different holes in the Beetle housing, I wonder if they line up??

The new lens are brand new Hella including the extra light for dusk/dawn driving (can be seen from the reverse view). Also these are proper for LHD cars, I had never changed the lights since my car was in the UK (notice the triangle on the lens is reversed [for focusing the light]).
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

_________________
1971 Super Beetle (past)
1971 Super Beetle (past)
1974 SunBug (past)
1972 914 (past)
1996 'Open Air' Mexican Beetle (current)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
mildensteve
Samba Member


Joined: March 07, 2002
Posts: 26

mildensteve is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Mexican / Brazilian Beetles - All years Reply with quote

hopkin wrote:
It fits into the brackets without any problem, however the grooves are slightly higher on the new battery.

I have got to be the densest person on the forum. I still can't tell how that aft/back bracket fits into the battery without punching a hole in it. Do I detect a slot in the picture?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
aquavette
Samba Member


Joined: May 30, 2007
Posts: 131
Location: TX
aquavette is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Mexican / Brazilian Beetles - All years Reply with quote

aquavette wrote:
Can a mechanical fuel pump be used on an ACD engine after removing the block off plate? (Currently has a PICT 34 carb with an 009 dist, but still uses an aftermarket electric pump under gas tank.)

Just curious if possible, and how to go about it.


Anyone?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
hopkin Premium Member
Samba Member


Joined: June 25, 2012
Posts: 2112
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
hopkin is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Mexican / Brazilian Beetles - All years Reply with quote

mildensteve wrote:
hopkin wrote:
It fits into the brackets without any problem, however the grooves are slightly higher on the new battery.

I have got to be the densest person on the forum. I still can't tell how that aft/back bracket fits into the battery without punching a hole in it. Do I detect a slot in the picture?


The 'notch' in the battery base slides under the bracket:
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

_________________
1971 Super Beetle (past)
1971 Super Beetle (past)
1974 SunBug (past)
1972 914 (past)
1996 'Open Air' Mexican Beetle (current)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
GArBa
Samba Member


Joined: January 27, 2014
Posts: 1765
Location: Milano, Italy
GArBa is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Mexican / Brazilian Beetles - All years Reply with quote

hopkin wrote:
I got a stone chip on one of my H4 headlight lens last week and I was lucky enough to quickly score these brand new Hella H4 lights for a MKII Golf.


these are the kind of lights you need:

https://www.mecatechnic.com/fr-FR/phare-h4-origine-hella-pour-cox-combi-74_VA17150.htm

From the pics in the link you can see how the sealed lens-reflector assembly mounts to the frame, personally I don't think your golf lights will work with the (RHD) frames you have, but I've never tried myself.
_________________
cars:
'97 type 1 1600i
'14 type AA Seat Mii
-------------------------
moped:
'82 Benelli Magnum 3v
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
1979 brazilian beetle
Samba Member


Joined: November 23, 2020
Posts: 2
Location: Joao pessoa Brasil
1979 brazilian beetle is offline 

PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:36 am    Post subject: Re: Official Mexican / Brazilian Beetles - All years Reply with quote

Ok new to this so sorry for any dumb questions.
I have bought a 1979 1300cc Brazilian beetle as I currently live in Brazil and am in the process of taking it apart to do a complete restoration as a fun project with my son.
this is my first beetle reno but so far so good.
So I'm looking for the best place to get a downloadable workshop manual in English, I know they probably don't exist for this year due to the Brazilian factor but something close would do.
also if anyone knows of any other online resources for the Brazilian beetles that would be great
thanks
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
GArBa
Samba Member


Joined: January 27, 2014
Posts: 1765
Location: Milano, Italy
GArBa is offline 

PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Official Mexican / Brazilian Beetles - All years Reply with quote

I've seen pictures of the official brazilian workshop manuals but I've never seen one in pdf. The closest thing I know to what you need is the book "Conheça seu Volkswagen" (sort of a more in-depth owners' manual aimed to DIY inclined owners), you can download an edition that covers your bug at the following link:

https://manuaisdoproprietario.blogspot.com/2020/02/livro-conheca-seu-volkswagen-20-edicao.html

unfortunately all of this is only available in portuguese, but if you know any latin language it should not be too difficult to read.
_________________
cars:
'97 type 1 1600i
'14 type AA Seat Mii
-------------------------
moped:
'82 Benelli Magnum 3v
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
1979 brazilian beetle
Samba Member


Joined: November 23, 2020
Posts: 2
Location: Joao pessoa Brasil
1979 brazilian beetle is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:33 am    Post subject: Re: Official Mexican / Brazilian Beetles - All years Reply with quote

thanks, I have a copy of"Conheça seu Volkswagen" but it only covers up 1966 what I'm looking for is the best place to get something like a Haynes manual online but just need a site I can trust to download.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
GArBa
Samba Member


Joined: January 27, 2014
Posts: 1765
Location: Milano, Italy
GArBa is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:28 am    Post subject: Re: Official Mexican / Brazilian Beetles - All years Reply with quote

1979 brazilian beetle wrote:
thanks, I have a copy of"Conheça seu Volkswagen" but it only covers up 1966


the one in my link is the 20th edition, it should cover your model year. You should give a try to mercadolivre, the VW do Brasil official issues were titled "manual de reparaçoes fusca". I don't think there is an English book on the subject unfortunately.
_________________
cars:
'97 type 1 1600i
'14 type AA Seat Mii
-------------------------
moped:
'82 Benelli Magnum 3v
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
David Grason
Samba Member


Joined: January 13, 2005
Posts: 88
Location: Princeton, Kentucky
David Grason is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:50 am    Post subject: Re: Official Mexican / Brazilian Beetles - All years Reply with quote

1979 brazilian beetle wrote:

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.



I came and touched your car when no one was looking. Laughing

GArBa wrote:

unfortunately all of this is only available in portuguese, but if you know any latin language it should not be too difficult to read.


This is very true. I speak neither Portuguese or Italian but I am quite proficient in Spanish. It is amazing how often I can understand simple sentences in Portuguese and Italian. When I read anything in these two languages, I can take the time to decipher it and I get it right more often that you would believe.
_________________
¡Siempre Viven Los Vochitos!
That means: "Little Volkswagens Live Forever!"

Do each day a little more than expected and soon you'll be expected to do more.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Forum Index -> Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up All times are Mountain Standard Time/Pacific Daylight Savings Time
Page: Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 131, 132, 133
Jump to:
Page 133 of 133

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

About | Help! | Advertise | Donate | Premium Membership | Privacy/Terms of Use | Contact Us | Site Map
Copyright © 1996-2020, Everett Barnes. All Rights Reserved.
Not affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen of America | Forum powered by phpBB