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    1. Member radgti8v's Avatar
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      04-19-2012 09:12 AM #316
      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.




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      04-19-2012 09:39 AM #317
      ^^^^ THATS PURDY. I JUST PARKED MINE AFTER I CLEANED OUT THE CRANKCASE BREATHER.



      Smile it will get Worse!!

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      04-19-2012 10:01 AM #318
      this week i did a 1-1/4 pan head shorten narrowed the beam 5" and found a hack job under the rear diver side torsion hosing














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      Quote Originally Posted by WideFive
      If you have to ask if it's a good trade... then it isn't a good trade.
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32
      ACW's aren't a watercooled APPLIANCE,it's a classic air cooled pile that takes money,patience and attitude to own it.
      http://www.facebook.com/VWLoosenuts?sk=wall www.cultwagen.com.

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      04-19-2012 11:10 AM #319
      TIGHTNUTS,, DID YOU BUY THAT CAR FROM TUBESTEAKSAUCE? LOOKS LIKE SOME OF HIS WELDS ON THE REAR

      YOU SAID YOU WAS GONNA GET THAT CAR DONE AND YOU AINT PLAYIN.
      Smile it will get Worse!!

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      04-19-2012 12:59 PM #320





      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 01:02 PM.
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      Quote Originally Posted by WideFive
      If you have to ask if it's a good trade... then it isn't a good trade.
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32
      ACW's aren't a watercooled APPLIANCE,it's a classic air cooled pile that takes money,patience and attitude to own it.
      http://www.facebook.com/VWLoosenuts?sk=wall www.cultwagen.com.

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      04-19-2012 02:11 PM #321
      I SEEN YOUR LIST OF PARTS OVER ON THE CULT. I GOT BOUT 4 OR 5 BEETLES ON THE YARD. I WILL HAVE TO CHECK AND SEE WHAT I GOT, I THINK THEY A MOSTLY FAT CHICS. I THINK I MAY HAVE A HORN RING FOR YOU THOUGH.
      Smile it will get Worse!!

    7. 04-19-2012 06:59 PM #322
      Quote Originally Posted by JDII View Post
      TIGHTNUTS,, DID YOU BUY THAT CAR FROM TUBESTEAKSAUCE? LOOKS LIKE SOME OF HIS WELDS ON THE REAR
      i take it you are referring to this:



      honestly that pic is very deceiving...the welds look just like this:



      took the pic on a crappy camera and i had just painted them over with some crappy black paint which didn't help the pic outcome any

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      04-20-2012 09:17 AM #323
      Quote Originally Posted by A1steaksauce View Post
      i take it you are referring to this:



      honestly that pic is very deceiving...the welds look just like this:



      took the pic on a crappy camera and i had just painted them over with some crappy black paint which didn't help the pic outcome any
      Smile it will get Worse!!

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      04-23-2012 05:26 PM #324
      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:

      BEFORE

      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.

      -Bryan

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      04-23-2012 05:29 PM #325
      Finished ripping out what was left of the interior. Started sanding and cleaning up rust spots.

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      04-24-2012 11:10 PM #326
      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 09:01 PM.
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      04-25-2012 05:05 AM #327
      repaired a portable light i got for five bucks. pretty cool tool imho




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      04-30-2012 11:14 PM #328
      ^Nice.
      Today I adjusted the electric chokes on my dual Solex carbs. They were a little too wound up so when it was cold the engine would take too long to come down from warmup cycle. They're all good now.
      -Bryan

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      04-30-2012 11:41 PM #329
      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






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      Quote Originally Posted by WideFive
      If you have to ask if it's a good trade... then it isn't a good trade.
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32
      ACW's aren't a watercooled APPLIANCE,it's a classic air cooled pile that takes money,patience and attitude to own it.
      http://www.facebook.com/VWLoosenuts?sk=wall www.cultwagen.com.

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      05-03-2012 10:37 AM #330
      Quote Originally Posted by ANSAracingb View Post
      ^Nice.
      Today I adjusted the electric chokes on my dual Solex carbs. They were a little too wound up so when it was cold the engine would take too long to come down from warmup cycle. They're all good now.
      Are they the dual 34 from CB or the dual 40 hpmx? How do you like them overall?
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      05-03-2012 02:10 PM #331
      Quote Originally Posted by 6603 View Post
      Are they the dual 34 from CB or the dual 40 hpmx? How do you like them overall?
      They are the dual 34mm from CB. I like them overall but don't really like the twist-pull linkage setup. Mainly because the rotating mechanism mounts just to the right of where the throttle cable exits the fan shroud. It makes my throttle cable sit at an exteme angle in order to be mounted properly. I have had no issues so far with the cable itself but I don't like how the mechanism isn't a little more to the left, so that the cable wll come out straight.

      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.
      -Bryan

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      05-04-2012 02:25 PM #332
      installed 2" lowering springs, added decals, added new plate frames





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      05-07-2012 03:21 PM #333
      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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      05-12-2012 11:28 AM #334
      Heading out to Wolfsburg West for their BBQ/ little car show meet!
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      05-17-2012 12:16 AM #335
      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

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      05-17-2012 01:37 AM #336
      Oil change/ adjust valves. Contemplating whether to get a petronix igniter.
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      06-01-2012 08:46 PM #337
      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.

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      04-20-2013 05:18 PM #338
      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.
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      04-22-2013 11:01 PM #339
      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!!!
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      04-22-2013 11:29 PM #340

      Quote Originally Posted by cactu4r View Post
      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!

      Dayo cactu ,
      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.


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      05-04-2013 12:17 PM #341
      bought some stuff to get the horn and reverse lights working, trying to source some slightly bigger lug bolts

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      05-04-2013 09:40 PM #342

      Quote Originally Posted by glifahrenheitcameron View Post
      bought some stuff to get the horn and reverse lights working, trying to source some slightly bigger lug bolts
      Dayo cameron ,
      What do you mean by "slightly bigger?
      http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...B4TVigLSgIH4BA

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      05-07-2013 08:04 PM #343
      Today, I cleaned it out in prep for returning it to a drive able state. On Sunday I moved it from my Dad's house to where I live which is almost 2 hours away. I'm happy to have it here, it hasn't moved from that spot in the driveway since July 2006.
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      05-08-2013 08:59 AM #344
      Quote Originally Posted by grantndub View Post
      Today, I cleaned it out in prep for returning it to a drive able state. On Sunday I moved it from my Dad's house to where I live which is almost 2 hours away. I'm happy to have it here, it hasn't moved from that spot in the driveway since July 2006.
      your square man! even like the wheels. Don't forget that lug bolt for the front left during your prep.
      Smile it will get Worse!!

    30. 05-13-2013 08:49 AM #345
      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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      05-13-2013 09:24 PM #346
      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

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      06-26-2013 12:15 AM #347
      Quote Originally Posted by ANSAracingb View Post

      Sold it today. Gonna miss it, but it is going to a better home than I have provided for it the past couple years. I drove it occasionally but it sat for the most part.

      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.
      -Bryan

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      07-01-2013 08:54 AM #348
      Today, I have just put the beetle on tressles and stripped down the whole brake system, thus getting it ready for the brake rebuild. Tomorrow, I prep the trunk for paint and start building my new wiring loom.

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      07-01-2013 12:10 PM #349
      Showed it.



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