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Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2012, 10:52:04 PM »

Hope it pans out for ya. Im still on the fence about my alternate vehicle.

I saw a yellow bus driving ON the beach and thought of this and the rust comments above...
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Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2012, 08:14:15 AM »

Vintage factory training. (I promise this is NOT Hitler gets Viagra)
There is a ton of misinformation on engine tuning out there on the web. Good lord some of videos are so wrong...
This is good.
Vintage VW Training Film - Valve Adjustments Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpH7VftH3_I
Vintage VW Training Film - Valve Adjustments Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQ9ccGXtZL0
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Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2012, 08:27:27 AM »

Here is one on stock carb adjustment (I run a Weber Progressive)
Vintage VW Training Film - Carb Adjustment Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOxxS1EMphU
Vintage VW Training Film - Carb Adjustment Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWdZSr7x81w
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Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2012, 08:44:15 AM »

Then there is Pete...a diff perspective.
Volkswagen Beetle/Bug-Weber Dual Carbs Verses Weber Progressive Carburetor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=Gh3KZsPpJGA
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Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2012, 05:44:25 PM »

Thanks Tim!  You are a wealth of knowledge!
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Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2012, 08:07:09 PM »

Holy smokes where was this stuff when I was learning!  That's great!

To learn valve adjustment, I had to climb up under a beetle with a guy
that had a beard and smell that would have made a billygoat envious.
I was horrified, enthralled and totally afraid to fail.
In retrospect, that sounds like the first time for something else..
(except without the billygoatman of course)
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Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2012, 05:29:04 AM »

So is it safe to say that all the vintage VW motors require regular valve adjustment about every 3-5K miles?
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Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2012, 09:40:35 AM »

Yep.
Change oil. Adjust valves. Check dwell and timing.
All on the same interval.  Doesn't a take long,
about 0.33 sixpacks without help.  :D
No biggie. 

edit:  Forgot to say that 90% of the time,
you'll end up just adjusting an exhaust valve or two,
the rest will be fine.
Timing will be spot on. 
No dwell if you get one of those new fangled pointless ignition thingies.
It's mostly the checking that's important.
(and drinking beer and complaining/bragging about it)

:)
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Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2012, 10:24:46 AM »

Nice!  Love how the world looks through your eyes Tom!
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Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2012, 11:04:09 AM »

Thank you Sir.
It's difficult to tell
how full or empty the glass is
behind these
rose tinted glasses.
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Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2012, 01:25:47 PM »

Metaphysically speaking, the glass is always full even if there is no water.

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Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2012, 08:25:10 AM »

My buddy Dave and his 2 Freaky project from the early 80's. This photo was taken yesterday.
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Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2012, 01:29:06 PM »

Is that shorty bus that used ot be on S. Brevard Ave up near the Post Office?
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Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
« Reply #28 on: May 29, 2012, 07:40:50 AM »

So,
the push-me-pull-u bus is one project,
the beard the other one, right?
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Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
« Reply #29 on: May 29, 2012, 07:43:19 AM »

And say what you will about the watercooleds,
I think the new new beetle is every bit as sexy
as the old new beetle was funky.

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