sold my bike so i can send my heads out to be rebuilt today, then having my buddy sandblast and paint my tins. my motor is coming close to completion
Took the sunroof apart and replaced all the cables and such. Opens and closes like a charm now. Plus in the last week or so did an oil change, messed around with the clutch and installed 3 point harness belts.
Sent from my magic 8 ball.
I drove 50 miles to haul this 1971 superbeetle auto shift home...not sure if she runs, but under carriage and seat are in great shape. All windows, felt, & rubber are off except rear window. Headliner is trashed, and engine turns with a wrench but is a jumble of pulled off hoses and wires.
Spent most of the weekend reading up on the theory of the auto shift, trying to get my head around reassembly......
I might try pulling everything away and just turning the motor over to see if she runs?
I broke the low/high turn switch on my 71 vert trying to get it to work....now I am waiting to get a new one. Got the horn to work...beep beep! Next is trying to fix the gas gauge or the sending nit. Sigh.
So how do you put your pics into the posts? I am a newbie to vortex, oldie to bugs and busses, but just back into them, as daily drivers.
SUNDAY I PUT IN THE REAR SEAT BELT FINALLY, FIXED THE LOCK ON THE PASSANGER DOOR, AND PUT A NEW C-CLIP ON THE RIGHT REAR POP OUT. 65 HEAR TODAY SO I GOT HER OUT AND DROVE HER TO WORK. NOW I HAVE TO PUT IT UP ON STANDS AND ADJ MY VALVES AND PUT MY NEW VALVE COVERS ON. HOPE TO DO THAT THIS SUN.
Smile it will get Worse!!
At last a sunny day 60 degrees. Popped the 71's top back and went for a spin with a friend. the heater was even working enough to make it tolerable!
Pulled the mice nests and leaves out of the 71 auto-shift donor car that came with all the windows out and seals off. sorted through the crap inside and tossed the junk out, piled rusty bolts and clips into a can of deisel fuel for a soak. Seats look perfect but dirty and stiff. Pan has one small hole under the battery, else is all good. Hmmmm, might be able to try getting this one back on the street! Autoshift......still thinking on it.
Oh, best find was an intact fibreboard trunk liner in this 71 superbeetle! I can use this one as a pattern for my other car...this one is a bit beat up but it is all there! Anyone else need the pattern?
Plus the dashboard is perfect, not a single crack!
Tore apart the fresh air fan on the 71 convertible, which I had to take out anyway to debug switches for the lights.......motor is shot as the bushings are all worn......poked around in the donor car and pulled the fresh air assembly out of her, clean out the wasp nests and mouse poo, broke it down to the fan motor, added a little oil And, yes, it works without squealing! Putting it back together tonite on the kitchen table, as it is cold and damp in the shop....
Drove it to pick the grandkids up after school. cold as heck with the radio out And the fresh air fanbox out too, big blasts of wind blowing thru....but kids still tickled to be picked up in Buttercup!
I started installing my bolt on valve covers today. One went on great but the second one did not. I had my torque wrench set to 18 ft lbs and the rocker stud snapped before it ever got tight
I ordered new rocker studs from chirco and get to enjoy installing them when they get here.
Smile it will get Worse!!
Been a while since I've been on this forum or even done anything to my ACVW
Today, I ordered and received some 165/r15 tires for the stock wheels. Sold my stock wheels and tires a couple years ago and now I'm kicking myself Last week I picked up a reasonably clean set of used steel wheels with hubcaps.
Gonna go stock again for awhile. I'll post up some pics when mounted and everything.
Removed the beam today after work. Gonna narrow it 4". Cut the pan head back 1-1/4". Welded it up and now just have to weld some flat stock over the welded splice.