Still need to paint the deck lid because the blasters closed early the day we were set to shoot everything. Its a lil rough and is taking some to to get straight.
Looking forward to install of all the fun parts... I'm so sick of sanding isht.
yeah i hope to have it going in a month or so. got to start saving for the motor
the hard part for me is i just cant stop until i either run out of money or waiting on parts.
my wife has from time to time come out to the garage and tell me to stop its almost midnight and your pissing me off with all the noise
Last edited by LooseNuts; 04-19-2012 at 02:02 PM.
Yesterday I took it to the Kelly Park show in San Jose (I entered the parking lot, not the show itself). I will enter next year.
Last Thursday I installed my stock wheels and tires and reinstalled bumpers instead of T-bars:
AFTER (this was taken yesterday before the cruise up to the show)
On my list of things to do later this year is install new interior. I am going to start focusing on the buggy project again though, I want to be able to enter both at Kelly Park one year from now.
Today I installed new distributor cap, rotor, and spark plugs.
Friday I'm planning on doing a valve adjustment, oil change, and timing check/adjustment.
EDIT: Today I did what I had planned to do, plus I re-did the shabby wiring for the license plate lamp on the decklid. Mine had the protective yellow sheathing that looked like a section of it had gone into the fan at some point before I owned it. I cut all that yellow crap off and installed some new wiring and routed it how I want. All I need to do now is find the right size wiring loom material...I went to two different auto parts stores today and they have 3/8" or larger, which is too big for just two wires imo
Last edited by ANSAracingb; 04-27-2012 at 10:01 PM.
Order the trans raise today. Pick up my drop spindles tomorrow and the beam adjusters and urethane bushing will be here this week.
Remove the trany today for the trans raise. Cleaned and clear coated the rear deck lid
I haven't messed with the jets or anything but CB sells different jets and venturis for better performance. You can modify these carbs pretty easily from what I have seen.
They run sweet though and I like them.
Adjusting my carb after installing my rebuilt engine. Do I adjust the idle with the bypass screw? (large one) on my Bocar 34 pict 3? From all the ways closed I turned it 3 turns. Is that too much?
I took off the carb running and reinstalled it. It's just that now at idle and neutral it's shutting off.
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1964 VW Beetle
2003 VW Jetta GLS 1.8T
2005 Honda XR650L
2006 Honda CBR 600RR
I broke one of the "nipples" off of my master cylinder reservoir while trying to remove the hose. That wasn't what p_ssed me off so much... it was all the brake fluid dumping onto my freshly painted trunk, now THAT got my blood boilin'.
Oh well, I stripped it all down to the metal once, guess I can do it again.... Grrrr
For the first time in about 20 years the pass side of the 74 is sitting on a heater channel once again.
I cut out the rust as much as I dared to cut back, set the car down and everything seems pretty close.
Door gap seems smaller at the bottom than the top at the rear of the door. Have to decide if I want to try and adjust it or not. Also have to trim the carpet channel thing as it goes past the door opening into the B pillar.
A little more fitting and then tack it up.
Also found out my mint pan isnt as perfect as hoped. Looks like it was in an accident and the frame head is bent a little bit. Now to decide if I can fix it, or bring it to someone to replace the frame head.
Back from the dead-ish...apparently nobody else has been doing anything to their cars, either? At least I'm not the only one. Lol
Yes. My car has been sitting for some time. But today I got it started up, found out the battery was shot, drove to AutoZone and bought a new one, came home and washed the car. Tomorrow I am going to the spring meet at Kelley Park.
i started it. the engine was two years in the making, and i started it.
man, she runs rough... got a long road ahead of me!
our lady of blessed acceleration, don't fail me now!!!
2008 VW Jetta S 2.5L - Wilhelmina
1973 VW 1303 Super Beetle 1600cc - Kürbis
Let's see if anything said here http://www.ratwell.com/mirror/Muir/Muir.html from http://www.chircoestore.com/catalog/...p?topic=8353.0 helps.
bought some stuff to get the horn and reverse lights working, trying to source some slightly bigger lug bolts
What do you mean by "slightly bigger?
Last edited by grantndub; 06-26-2013 at 02:03 AM.
I'm waiting to pick mine up, I have been purchasing a 68 beetle over the past three months and hopefully will have it paid for by mid June. The car runs but is rough. It needs some heavy TLC
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Took apart the carburetor and cleaned it, drove the car around the neighborhood, broke down, pushed it a mile home, took the carburetor back apart and cleaned it, and now it's running great.......for now
The guy who picked it up has two young teenage sons who will be working on it with him before driving age. It was a fairly clean car but needed lots of little things to be a very sweet ride. I'm glad that their plan is to continue my work and give the car the attention it deserves.
I still have an aircooled vehicle though...but it's currently in pieces. I really need to get focused on that again, and continue the progress.