'62 Bug Coming Out of Hibernation--Questions

Hey all
After a ten year slumber, the beetle is being prepared for weekend use (I think). A decade ago, I parked it under cover, leaving the engine oil
inside; a little later I removed the gas tank and cleaned it out & stored it--carb is rebuilt. Axle boots going on when weather permits. Over the years I hand-turned the pulley occasionally and rolled the thing to keep the tires round, Yadda yadda yadda.
I have only turned the motor over with no fuel in the carb yet. Damned old 6V system is as sluggish as ever but makes a spark. Sorta like hearing the voice of an old friend. Anyway, I am pondering the following points:
---can 10-year old oil get viscous, slowing the cranking RPM's-? Naturally, I am going to replace the oil--is straight 30w okay, or do I need to use a multi-grade...maybe lighter, at first-?
---should I drain & renew the 90 w in the transaxle, too-?
---is it true, as Karl Marx alleged in this NG, that VW owners' penises are tiny-? What about the females-?
=and It really honks me off to have to pay exorbitant insurance rates to keep this antique car legal for an occasional careful drive. Anyone know of any way to get a different rate (liability for now)-??
'preciate it--
Buzzy '62 Beetle
'..got four cylinders an' uses 'em all..."
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Good deal. I would drop and replace all the fluids - transaxle, engine, brakes, etc. first. Turn the key on and wait - should get gen light and oil pressure warning light. If not, don't try to start it until those are fixed.
Pull the coil wire off so it won't fire and turn the engine over in 10 second intervals a few times to get oil pressure before starting the first time. Check the tires too. Even after rolling them around they can get some dry rot going on which is bad news.
Oil - anything non-detergent is fine. I run straight 30W. Penis - I have no first hand experience comparing mine to other nekkid males to be honest. Perhaps he does. Insurance - Hagerty or American Collectors. Don't bother calling your 'regular' agent. Mine was about 1/3 the cost through Hagerty for better coverage.
Keep us posted ...
knt
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I think the biggest question I have is why in the Hell would you let the poor beetle sit for 10 years in the first place?! Seems cruel and fairly unsual to me. Some of us are dying to get our hands on a decent bug and there you are, letting it sit, all alone, nobody to wash and polish it, nobody to make the engine purr and nobody to sing it to sleep (wait.. that's just me, isn't it?). Damn. I think I'm gonna cry.
Kidd "A hundred days to make me older since the last time that I saw your pretty face. A thousand lies to make me colder and I don't think I could look at this the same, but all the miles that seperate disappear now when I remember your face."
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Easy Kidd...it's not just you. And if you really need to cry, remember it's better by the sea. (just an old saying around this parts)

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Kidd Andersson wrote:

Buck up, big fella. I am atoning for my sin.
I know; it's simply a case of benign neglect. Doesn't mean I don't love the old thing (his name is Otto [palindrome, get it?]). I promise, over the years I did stroke and polish and talk gently to the old gentleman and celebrate Oktoberfest with a cool Deutsche Brau.
The real reason for the inactivity was that the clutch damned hook sheared off in 1993 and I've looked all over the planet for another (Otto is right-hand-drive), to no avail, including visiting a couple of "breakers" outside of London. RHD parts are damned scarce in the US. Finally, the very able welder at the local VW joint welded another hook from a domestic pedal onto the old hub, I've reinstalled it--smooth as butter.
So, no more excuses (except for $$). If the denizens of this NG can put up with me, I may be here frequently. Seems like a tolerant bunch.
Danke, BuZzY
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BuZzY wrote:

Hey, have you told Jan that his wife is a big fellow? Downside of these virtual relationships, the reality might blow you... ;)
--
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Olli Lammi wrote:

I'd rather have my wife bl.... nevermind (Family group)
Jan
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Big fella I'm not! Big boo... bop a doo... nevermind. :)

Fortunately Jan has been here for the reality and I think the biggest surprise was I'm much cuter in person than in pictures. ;)
Kidd Andersson "A hundred days to make me older since the last time that I saw your pretty face. A thousand lies to make me colder and I don't think I could look at this the same, but all the miles that seperate disappear now when I remember your face."
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Hey, if they can tolerate me I'm sure you'll be a piece of cake for them. :)
Kidd *All-Woman* Andersson
"A hundred days to make me older since the last time that I saw your pretty face. A thousand lies to make me colder and I don't think I could look at this the same, but all the miles that seperate disappear now when I remember your face."
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Pardner, I am obliged for the insurance info-! I just got a quote that is probably 1/5 of what I was quoted by Snake Farm insurance--wow. Also, Hagery beats Dairyland, the outfit that covers my '67 BSA, by thirty bucks. I am amazed and grateful.
Hell of it is...I just sold an old '60 F100 and '67 Chevy C10 because I was sick of insuring 'em to sit in the driveway--I feel kinda dumb-! But, the grateful neighbors fell to their knees and sang hymns of praise as the old vehicles were borne away on flatbeds, so...what the hell. (The Beetle stays!)
Thanks again---BuZzY
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I don't know if anyone has mentioned this yet, but you might want to read this article at thebugshop.org: http://thebugshop.org/bsfqembl.htm
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Scott


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This is great stuff. Thanks for the heads up.
My Beetle never became a habitat for animals but my old Ford truck did--mouse nests in the heater box. Smelled terrific when heat was applied.
Gute Fahrt
Buzzy
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