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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:01 am    Post subject: Im new to the samba. 1968 vw beetle woody wagon Reply with quote

After many facebook bans, i now have to join a forum.

I am taking my speedometer apart as it seized up on the highway after 96,900 miles. The plastic needle broke. Grease inside shaft area dried up causing noise and then failure with needle breaking. I am straightening the tiny needle wire and recoiling it. Will glue needle back on. And use petroleum jelly to lubricate plastic screws and input cable shaft.

Thinking while it is apart i may make notches to indicate local speed limits on the mph gauge.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Im new to the samba. 1968 vw beetle woody wagon Reply with quote

sweet!!! that wood be a perfect mod for a vert when somebody didnt want a very any more...or at all. as long as they keep good clean cool going to the motor.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Im new to the samba. 1968 vw beetle woody wagon Reply with quote

Nice wagon. I couldn't even tell it was a Beetle until I looked at the wheels.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Im new to the samba. 1968 vw beetle woody wagon Reply with quote

mark tucker wrote:
sweet!!! that wood be a perfect mod for a vert when somebody didnt want a very any more...or at all. as long as they keep good clean cool going to the motor.

What about the fenders, tail lights, rear engine and single QP muffler?

What's with all the Facebook bans?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Im new to the samba. 1968 vw beetle woody wagon Reply with quote

Glenn wrote:

What's with all the Facebook bans?


He's giving you fair warning.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Im new to the samba. 1968 vw beetle woody wagon Reply with quote

Very cool car!!! and a big welcome.

Tell us more about your ride? More photos?

the speedo spring alterations can have a big effect on speedo accuracy. rewinding it may effect it a lot. the classified ads here on the samba might find you a better speedo.

by the way, Faceplant and Phuckerberg suck.

good luck on the speedo, keep Bugin!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Im new to the samba. 1968 vw beetle woody wagon Reply with quote

bluebus86 wrote:
the speedo spring alterations can have a big effect on speedo accuracy. rewinding it may effect it a lot. the classified ads here on the samba might find you a better speedo.


I couldn't agree more- the windings and finishing tension are absolutely essential if you rely on your speedo. I'd find a clapped out one for $5 at the next swap meet. Most of them still work fine but get discarded when they start looking bad.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:24 am    Post subject: Re: Im new to the samba. 1968 vw beetle woody wagon Reply with quote

Cool wagon. Please post more pics.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:29 am    Post subject: Re: Im new to the samba. 1968 vw beetle woody wagon Reply with quote

Mikhail_lewis wrote:
After many facebook bans, i now have to join a forum.

Welcome! You're going to fit in just fine around here.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Im new to the samba. 1968 vw beetle woody wagon Reply with quote

bluebus86 wrote:
Very cool car!!! and a big welcome.

Tell us more about your ride? More photos?

the speedo spring alterations can have a big effect on speedo accuracy. rewinding it may effect it a lot. the classified ads here on the samba might find you a better speedo.

by the way, Faceplant and Phuckerberg suck.

good luck on the speedo, keep Bugin!


I have had a hard time finding anything reasonably priced for a speeso
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Im new to the samba. 1968 vw beetle woody wagon Reply with quote

bluebus86 wrote:
Very cool car!!! and a big welcome.

Tell us more about your ride? More photos?

the speedo spring alterations can have a big effect on speedo accuracy. rewinding it may effect it a lot. the classified ads here on the samba might find you a better speedo.

by the way, Faceplant and Phuckerberg suck.

good luck on the speedo, keep Bugin!


I have had a hard time finding anything reasonably priced for a speeso
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Im new to the samba. 1968 vw beetle woody wagon Reply with quote

many available...


https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/search.php...rds=speedo

and...

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/search.php...peedometer

good luck
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