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    1. Member Schell R32's Avatar
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      06-13-2012 08:59 PM #1436
      lead additive is kinda like octane boost...top minimal to make a difference.

      some add high quality 2 stroke oil and other fatten up the mains in the carb
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      06-13-2012 10:11 PM #1437
      Awesome thank you!

      Sorry for mucking up the chat thread with tech stuff...

      Took Blue for a ride tonight, so perfect for it!
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      06-14-2012 12:27 AM #1438
      Chat thread brutha. We can chat about whatever the fook we want to here.
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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.
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      06-14-2012 05:29 PM #1439
      Cool. I figure it beats starting another thread

      Realized today I forgot to ask the guy who put my engine back together what oil to use. GAH!
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      06-14-2012 08:11 PM #1440
      Quote Originally Posted by Antihero983 View Post
      Cool. I figure it beats starting another thread
      Best post in the last 2 months
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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.

    6. 06-14-2012 08:39 PM #1441
      oh come on i'm enjoying the "how do i" and "i want a" threads so much that i might just start my own.

      for realz.

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      06-14-2012 09:58 PM #1442
      Loose' this ones for you:

      started on this the other day...painted an built sometime in the '70's:
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      06-14-2012 10:01 PM #1443
      here's somehting cool for you guys from my scrap book:



      totalled it years later but it was fun for a while!!!!
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      06-14-2012 10:42 PM #1444
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32 View Post
      Loose' this ones for you:

      started on this the other day...painted an built sometime in the '70's:
      Saw that on facebook, those louvers funtional?
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      06-15-2012 01:19 AM #1445
      Saw that on FB too. You got some work ahead of you. Sould look sick just like the rest of your stuff
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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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      06-15-2012 02:42 AM #1446

      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32 View Post
      Loose' this ones for you:

      started on this the other day...painted an built sometime in the '70's:
      Hi! Tim ,
      Could you please show a side view of this car?,not so much for my own build purposes(never did bodywork myself per se),would just like to see how the Bpillars were done to either prove or disprove whether or not you may have on your hands there the original Volks-Vair :
      http://www.chircoestore.com/catalog/...p?topic=5355.0


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      06-15-2012 02:45 AM #1447
      tanx dood.

      yep they are functional and the lid was done in the 70's as well. got some wider rear fenders on there and relocating the side windows as the previous owner made em too small and they look like van windows!!

      we have the Litchfield show this week end...pretty big for a new england thing here...hot vws is usually here but they have another show they are covering instead. we'll be bringing th bus,hot rod and displaying a few past customers cars in front of the enclosed trailer.

      Loose,that camaro you saww on facebook just won the Atlanta all chevy show in the best of show...bout time something went right!!!!!
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      06-15-2012 02:49 AM #1448
      here ya go Buggyman:



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      06-15-2012 03:20 AM #1449

      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32 View Post
      here ya go Buggyman:



      Accchhh!,nope,not it ,the V-V had slanted forward ~1/2 way up shortened Bpillars & doors with just a slot cut behind the rear side windows to just lean the whole top forward then sectioned out just above the middle of the doors,there is a little mention of it I believe somwhere in the http://www.cal-look.com/ forum & last werd was that it eventually landed on the east coast,so this was just kinda a shot in the dark .

      Thanks Tim

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      06-15-2012 09:59 AM #1450
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32 View Post
      Loose,that camaro you Saw on facebook just won the Atlanta all chevy show in the best of show...bout time something went right!!!!!
      very nice Mang. congrats i assuming the owner has the shop name on his info board giving credit?

      doesn't surprise me tho.
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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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      06-15-2012 10:36 PM #1451
      umm no we have been through this before with the vert 68 LS3 we built that got featured on the powerblock series on spike...

      he gets the "I" feeling to much and i get shot in the dark...we'll see with this one.
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    17. 06-15-2012 10:51 PM #1452
      Quote Originally Posted by Schell R32 View Post
      umm no we have been through this before with the vert 68 LS3 we built that got featured on the powerblock series on spike...

      he gets the "I" feeling to much and i get shot in the dark...we'll see with this one.
      that's what i'll never understand.

      there's more than a few threads on this forum where shops are doing the build but the guy signing the checks gets all the praise.

      so you decided to sign checks, here's a cooke. taking full credit for a car you didn't even change the oil on is hilarious to me. of course i also laugh at people with no physical ailment that call AAA for a flat tire

      credit should be given where it's due.

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      06-16-2012 11:06 AM #1453
      I love chopped top bug....mmmmm

      And speaking of oil changes, I have no freakin clue what oil to run in the 70 with the 1914...I run 20w50 in the 72, but I think that'd be too think for the bigger engine. I've been searching here and the Samba all morning and have come up with nothing.

      Also, I lost one of my smoothie wheel covers yesterday. Drove all over town looking for it. Now I have to remove the other three and showoff my stock wheels. Bleh.
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    19. 06-17-2012 06:36 AM #1454
      i like straight 30w for the summer months.

      the oil issue is always hugely debated and you'll always find different "experts" on the matter...but i've always liked the heavier stuff

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      06-17-2012 07:30 PM #1455
      Quote Originally Posted by A1steaksauce View Post
      i like straight 30w for the summer months.

      the oil issue is always hugely debated and you'll always find different "experts" on the matter...but i've always liked the heavier stuff
      Yeah a couple dude around where I live who run aircooleds recommended straight 30 as well, so thats what I bought!
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      07-08-2012 11:46 AM #1456
      no expert here, but

      have any of you tried brad penn 20w50? couple of shops in my area recommend it for guys with built engines

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      07-09-2012 04:19 PM #1457
      Friend and I took the day fixing the god awful wiring cluster the PO left in the car, removed the MSD ignition box and two stage.

      Every thing was working great......then the fuel pump started to crap out. This car is going up for sale, I'm done effing with it, how fun it is to drive isnt enough to cover the frustration.
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      07-09-2012 04:28 PM #1458
      Quote Originally Posted by Antihero983 View Post
      Friend and I took the day fixing the god awful wiring cluster the PO left in the car, removed the MSD ignition box and two stage.

      Every thing was working great......then the fuel pump started to crap out. This car is going up for sale, I'm done effing with it, how fun it is to drive isnt enough to cover the frustration.
      give it a couple of days, let yourself chill out and you may find yourself back in the garage turning wrenches. That to me is why they are fun to own as a HOBBY and not so much a DAILY DRIVER. I don't mind working on something when it is fun to me, but when I have to just to make it to work the next day it SUCKS.

      So if it is not your daily, rethink it and if you still don't enjoy it good luck with the sale!!!
      Smile it will get Worse!!

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      07-09-2012 05:05 PM #1459
      Quote Originally Posted by JDII View Post
      give it a couple of days, let yourself chill out and you may find yourself back in the garage turning wrenches. That to me is why they are fun to own as a HOBBY and not so much a DAILY DRIVER. I don't mind working on something when it is fun to me, but when I have to just to make it to work the next day it SUCKS.

      So if it is not your daily, rethink it and if you still don't enjoy it good luck with the sale!!!
      I agree. The other thing is my 1972 is running....eh...weird. I'd rather put the time into that, seeing as I've owned it for 4.5 years now. The 70 is up on craigslist, the price is negotiable, especially if its someone from here.

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      07-11-2012 08:55 PM #1460
      I'm thinking of hitting the track next week. Any tips with stock tires? I've never ran before. Hoping to hit at least 16's haha. Just a mild build 1835.
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    26. 07-11-2012 09:17 PM #1461
      Quote Originally Posted by zoom-zoom View Post
      I'm thinking of hitting the track next week. Any tips with stock tires? I've never ran before. Hoping to hit at least 16's haha. Just a mild build 1835.
      avoid the burn out pit, drive around it. and let some air out of your rear tires.

      if you have a AAA membership don't be afraid to launch it hard

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      07-13-2012 08:04 PM #1462
      getting my new pan next week. not a pre 64 but its a very nice condition 65 pan. PO did some real nice hack jobs on the rear torsion housing on mine so i wanted a new one to fully restore

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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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      07-19-2012 12:07 PM #1463
      Think you're having a bad day......... http://burlington.craigslist.org/cto/3090183042.html I'ld cry like a fooking baby

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      07-19-2012 01:44 PM #1464
      THAT SUCKS!! FOR THE BUS. WHATS UP DAN? YOU GOT ANY MORE PROGRESS ON YOUR PILE? I HAVE THREE AND CANT DRIVE ANY OF THEM AT THE MOMENT.
      Smile it will get Worse!!

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      07-19-2012 02:36 PM #1465
      How's my split coming along JD?...I have all the rear suspension out so I can finish POR15'n under there and clean it all up. To bad that stuff doesn't come with some motivation

      I'll get that all back together in no time, then I'll go thru the front...Slowly but surely

      Then I'll need to get searching for a motor...just gonna find a 1600dp for now, and stock pile the parts for something bigger.

      I have a fresh 1.8T motor just sitting, but that's gonna wait or go on Craigslist.

      More split pics man!..I fook'n love that car

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      07-19-2012 03:08 PM #1466
      glad to hear you still workin on the bus dan. I have been busy with everything but the vw's lately. Work has been crazy, it always is election year cause markets go crazy and noone wants to make any decisions until we know who's going in office.

      Enough with my excuses, i will try to get to the basement and get something done on the split to give you something else to look at.
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      07-23-2012 06:33 PM #1467
      among the trillions of other things going on at the shop...been working on this for a customer...yeah he is a herbie guy,but he's not scared about putting the "herbie" look under clear!!! so instead of typical vinyl and stickers etc...i put em down with tape,patience and all by hand...pretty cool even if your not a herb' fan...


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      07-24-2012 08:41 AM #1468
      shell that paint looks great sir!!
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      07-30-2012 07:29 PM #1469
      ...shot this old girl today:




      custome mix two tone...kinda like a gmc seafoam on the bottom and a light almond on top....
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      07-30-2012 07:31 PM #1470
      ...where she came from:



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