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'74 Super Beetle - Bad ignition switch?
My 1974 super is having problems where the car starts and runs just fine bu t none of my accessories work. I sometimes works if I jiggle the key in the ignition. Would this be caused by a bad ignition...
3 years ago 2
 
1971 VW Westy for sale Florida $10K OBO
I have a 1971 White VW westy for sale in Central Florida. New Engine with 2000 miles on it. No leaks, all original interior available but not instal led. Original Tent, screens Front Cot, manuals,...
5 years ago
 
Kadron h40/44 eis accelerator check ball
Hi all , I'm trying to rebuild a set of solex kadron h40/44 eis carbs. I was getting no gas when i moved the linkage or accelarator diafame. I pulled the nut that shold have held the check ball for...
5 years ago 1
 
How do i correct steering wheel play in my '61 Ghia which causes car to drift.
I can move the steering wheel a couple of inches before any tire movement is felt. Also out the highway at speeds, I need to constantly correct the steering to keep going straight. Side winds also...
6 years ago 3
 
6V to 12 conversion q.
a neighbor with a '60 bug asked me how difficult it is to go 12 volt. I thought the starter was the worst of it. tho you can spin a 6v starter with 12volt. isn't it easier to rebush the tranny and...
7 years ago 13
 
'71 Ghia jumpy fuel guage
It works, but it jumps from empty to it's actual quite a bit. Most likely cause ? Thanks, Bad contacts either in the sender cable, connector, or the vibrator adjustment pot (i think it's called) on...
8 years ago 7
 
5 Ply intake boots
For the stock twin port intake: In article , Very cool. Thanks. Thermal-stable plastics are also used in one of my camera process lenses that can work under high temperatures. It surrounds the...
9 years ago 2
 
71 Ghia battery cables crossed
Had it in for some body work, and the body shop crossed the battery cables. It was actually driven a few miles with the crossed cables. A mechanic did have to replace the voltage regulator, and...
10 years ago 6
 
How much to rebuild a 1600 DP.
How much is it to rebuild a VW engine. DIY, no mods. All the bearings and other disposables. Depends totally on what quality parts you use and how much machining the engine chassis & heads needs. I'd...
10 years ago 4
 
Buying Tires On eBay?
Have any of you ever bought tires on eBay? I can get a set of Pirelli tires for $348.00 free shipping? I meant to say, $348.00 with free shipping. If it's these here tires: wouldn't hesitate to buy...
10 years ago 3
 
Does Frank Camper post here?
Does Frank Camper post here?
11 years ago
 
progress on 65 ghia project
Heres what the 65 ghia is looking like. was after the 1st priming its already been blocked out for the second priming. the bad boy of VW saving as many as I can. Bad boy my ass. You're the dipshit of...
11 years ago 19
 
Bob Hoover's Cancer Sale
Dear Friends, As some of you know I have been stricken with cancer ( Multiple Myeloma). I got the good news a year ago and haven't been able to do very much since then. Not having moved my bugs &...
11 years ago 4
 
J.T. Garwood : The Car Of The Century book
Does anyone know where I can get J.T. Garwood's book The Car Of The Century both volumes? I thought I saw it at but, it was under a different author. They stopped putting it in print ages ago. It had...
11 years ago 9
 
EMPI electronic ignition kit
Any one here tried one and have any feed back they could offer me on the subject? These sell for about half the price of the other ignition kits. do they work OK or are they not worth the money? Tony...
12 years ago 27
 
Question for Bob Hoover and the rest of the VW gurus
I'm about to start rebuilding my 1200cc motor. I've done a lot of research, read a few books (including the Bentley Bible),and watched a few engine rebuilding videos. There seems to be some difference...
12 years ago 15
 
high altitude carb jetting
Hey guys! I could use some advice on carburetor adjustment and jetting. I just moved from ~1300ft to ~7200 ft. I towed by 1965 stock 1200 Bug behind my uhaul truck, and when i unloaded it up here, it...
12 years ago 2
 
What is the aspect ratio of a 165 R15 tire?
I went to a local Sam=92s Club and asked the tire man if he could get me some 165 R 15 tires for my classic 1973 Beetle. He said he would have to know the =91aspect ratio=92 of the 165 R 15 so he...
12 years ago 6
 
Cip1 Torque Tool - Do They Break Easily?
Cip1 Torque Tool - Do They Break Easily? Hello! I have a tool that is similar to the Torquemeister. It is called the TORQUE TOOL FLYWHEEL & DRUM PLATE KIT from . instructions say: When tightening...
12 years ago 8
 
What can kill a voltage regulator?
Ok, I got a '67 bug and my generator light came on. Both the generator and regulator were new (the whole car was restored from the ground up...just got it out the shop 3-months ago...and although both...
12 years ago 3