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EasternNotch
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:55 am    Post subject: 1971 Squareback- Iberian Red Reply with quote

I just picked up this beauty on Monday. thanks to Stan @ Stan's classic service in Natic MA for turning me on to this car.

It's a one owner car, purchased in 1971 in Allston MA By prev owner named Henry.

Incredible documentaion - Henry was an engineer and was meticulous about keeping records and ensuring he documented every thing he did. I have a couple binders work of OG paperwork, service records, parts wish lists and sources for them. Parts lists on micro fische....
Many NOS spares
86K miles
Car came with many spares including an entire Boston engine built DP 1600 that was never installed.

Henry had the FI removed in the mid- 1970's after a battle with it. He told me that he would go to the dealer- they would loan him a part for the FI and week by weeek he slowly swapped out every piece trying to track the issue. (turned out to be simply a loose connection Rolling Eyes )

Henry wanted to be able to service the car himself and expect it to last approx. 180K miles. He had the FI removed and installed solex PDSIT's at the dealer I believe. the entire FI system is included with the car.

I would like to put the FI back in it but that is a compltely new realm for me. I am going to run it for the rest of this season as is, and go through the spare mootor over the winter to make sure it is good to go.


Here are some pix - I have many more and will add them or a link to them.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a really clean car for the East coast!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice tach!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome find!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Score!

BTW, is the following typical or what?

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Henry had the FI removed in the mid- 1970's after a battle with it. He told me that he would go to the dealer- they would loan him a part for the FI and week by week he slowly swapped out every piece trying to track the issue. (turned out to be simply a loose connection


Few of us had the "swap dealer part" option and that is the only situation where "replace parts until it works" makes sense. Today we have to use a combination of "be systematic and follow the troubleshooting chart" and the "fix the cheap and simple stuff first like wires and hoses" methods.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KTPhil wrote:
Score!

BTW, is the following typical or what?

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Henry had the FI removed in the mid- 1970's after a battle with it. He told me that he would go to the dealer- they would loan him a part for the FI and week by week he slowly swapped out every piece trying to track the issue. (turned out to be simply a loose connection


Few of us had the "swap dealer part" option and that is the only situation where "replace parts until it works" makes sense. Today we have to use a combination of "be systematic and follow the troubleshooting chart" and the "fix the cheap and simple stuff first like wires and hoses" methods.


Henry must have been tight with someone in the service or parts dept. at his dealer.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GREAT car, BTW. I am jealous! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just got back from a little cruise, wow this car is nice to drive! Much more refined than my Notchback. Plus I can put a bunch of shit in it.

Hey Tram I think Henry was on a first name basis with the parts and service guys at the dealer judging by the pile of receipts for service and spares.

I found the original purchase order from 5/71. He ordered the car with the tachometer and VDO temp and pressure gauges and bracket. The tachometer must have failed at some point because I found a receipt from VDO for warranty replacement of it. Some pretty cool stuff in the folders of paperwork.

I noticed today the at the rubber filler neck is cracked so I will have to track that down unless I find 1 or tow of them in the boxes of parts Rolling Eyes like most everything else.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What did you pay ?....If I'm not being rude. ..lol
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice score. I'd probably drive it for a while, and get a feel for it.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Just got back from a little cruise, wow this car is nice to drive! Much more refined than my Notchback. Plus I can put a bunch of shit in it.

Hey Tram I think Henry was on a first name basis with the parts and service guys at the dealer judging by the pile of receipts for service and spares.

I found the original purchase order from 5/71. He ordered the car with the tachometer and VDO temp and pressure gauges and bracket. The tachometer must have failed at some point because I found a receipt from VDO for warranty replacement of it. Some pretty cool stuff in the folders of paperwork.

I noticed today the at the rubber filler neck is cracked so I will have to track that down unless I find 1 or tow of them in the boxes of parts Rolling Eyes like most everything else.


I've bought a few from Steinhauser- nice quality stuff!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thatīs a real beauty.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What did you pay ?....If I'm not being rude. ..lol



I'll just say it was too good to pass up.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Woody419 wrote:
What did you pay ?....If I'm not being rude. ..lol



I'll just say it was too good to pass up.



I'm under the impression it's a Samba no no to ask fellow members the purchase price. ...lol
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woody419 wrote:
EasternNotch wrote:
Woody419 wrote:
What did you pay ?....If I'm not being rude. ..lol


I'll just say it was too good to pass up.


I'm under the impression it's a Samba no no to ask fellow members the purchase price. ...lol

My opinion:
I believe it's generally rude to ask people you don't really know what they paid for anything but I think this might be a cultural thing too, based on worldwide location.

That said, I have asked people in private if I needed a price comparison on something. This is with the intention of keeping the information to myself.

Sort of off topic now though so... Nice car too!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:32 pm    Post subject: nice Reply with quote

Wow hard to believe that car has been in Mass. its whole life.
Not to many survivors come out of Mass. I had two 412 variants when I lived there and they were both pretty rotten even though they were only 12 yrs. old at the time.
Actually don't remember seeing to many air cooled VW's on the road then either come to think of it.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 3:11 am    Post subject: Re: nice Reply with quote

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Wow hard to believe that car has been in Mass. its whole life.
Not to many survivors come out of Mass. I had two 412 variants when I lived there and they were both pretty rotten even though they were only 12 yrs. old at the time.
Actually don't remember seeing to many air cooled VW's on the road then either come to think of it.


I agree and when i first saw the car I assumed it had either been from the west coast or restored. It has been here it's whole life sitting in a garage about 45 minutes from where I live.

The PO said he drove it for 2 winters here but you would never know looking underneath ...its very nice.

I am planning to take it on a small road trip this weekend up to New Hampshire to visit family. Should be a nice little ride and I can get a feel for how she does under a little stress. I would like to get up to highway speeds because all I have done is putt around on secondaries so far.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:36 pm    Post subject: Re: nice Reply with quote

EasternNotch wrote:

I am planning to take it on a small road trip this weekend up to New Hampshire to visit family. Should be a nice little ride and I can get a feel for how she does under a little stress. I would like to get up to highway speeds because all I have done is putt around on secondaries so far.


Make sure you grease the front beam before you go. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 4:32 am    Post subject: Re: nice Reply with quote

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I am planning to take it on a small road trip this weekend up to New Hampshire to visit family. Should be a nice little ride and I can get a feel for how she does under a little stress. I would like to get up to highway speeds because all I have done is putt around on secondaries so far.


Make sure you grease the front beam before you go. Wink


Yes, and do the front axle's upper torsion arm adjustment also!
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