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Old 07-22-20, 11:25 PM
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My first car was a 67 beetle
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The Deluxe '62. The one with the fuel gauge and radio. I wonder if it had a plenum tank too...
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Wife's first new owned vehicle was a '78 Super Bug Convertible. I did tons of work to try to restore, repair and just generally keep that thing running... but honestly, I don't think it ever looked as good as that 62. (well, maybe the day she bought it.... )

That 62 looks well waxed and well stored. I mean damn, that's some great looking chrome.
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I heard you could set the point gap correctly with four folds of a dollar bill. So I tried it and it worked perfectly.
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Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave View Post
I heard you could set the point gap correctly with four folds of a dollar bill. So I tried it and it worked perfectly.
I used a matchbook cover once... Making the drive from Phoenix to San Diego and the old Bug started to run rough... pulled over under a bridge near Yuma... had to wait for the engine to cool a bit... whipped out a cheap screwdriver and matchbook cover. Worked great.
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Der Wolfsburg badge is a nice touch.
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Hondo are you saying it's yours, did you just buy it?
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Hondo are you saying it's yours, did you just buy it?
No, I知 not at home I知 at some friends house NW of Austin. His wife痴 brother in law bought it and will have it shipped to St. Louis, Missouri. I知 just amazed how great this 62 VW Bug is in. No rust at all garage kept for 58 years and I understand there is a slight difference in the VW Bugs sold in the USA verses the German variation. Not a VW expert just going by what they were saying.
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Old 07-24-20, 05:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
No, I知 not at home I知 at some friends house NW of Austin. His wife痴 brother in law bought it and will have it shipped to St. Louis, Missouri. I知 just amazed how great this 62 VW Bug is in. No rust at all garage kept for 58 years and I understand there is a slight difference in the VW Bugs sold in the USA verses the German variation. Not a VW expert just going by what they were saying.
Yeah, the American Bugs had cup-holders.
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Yeah, the American Bugs had cup-holders.
Lolol. I don't remember that at all, except those plastic creations one could buy and hang in the side window slot.
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Old 07-24-20, 06:51 AM
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My first car was a 67 beetle
My second car was a '68 that I got in 1982. It was wore out when I got it. So, I rebuilt the engine with JC Whitney parts, also replaced the clutch, and drove it into the ground. Poor little bug went to a scrap yard in 1983, but the engine went on to a friend of a friend.
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Originally Posted by StupidlyBrave View Post
I heard you could set the point gap correctly with four folds of a dollar bill. So I tried it and it worked perfectly.
Back in the day, I was educated by an old shaded tree mechanic in using a matchbook cover, but I think today's matchbook covers are now thinner.
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Old 07-24-20, 07:40 AM
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looks like a pretty clean 'stock', usa spec (deluxe) with optional / dealer installed radio. fuel gauge was stock on usa/deluxe beetles by that point. nice to see some of the original parts on it that are often missing, or replaced with crap repro parts (that look way out of place).

there are some missing, and date inaccurate/more modern replacement parts on the engine. difficult to see exactly what's going on in there, pic is too dark. if your friend's wife's brother in law is looking for the original and/or missing parts, i should have a lot of it.

you can also tell him about: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/
i have the same username there.
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Originally Posted by FiftySix View Post
My second car was a '68 that I got in 1982. It was wore out when I got it. So, I rebuilt the engine with JC Whitney parts, also replaced the clutch, and drove it into the ground. Poor little bug went to a scrap yard in 1983, but the engine went on to a friend of a friend.
Now that I'm older I wish I would have kept it longer but that's hindsight.
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Originally Posted by hazetguy View Post
looks like a pretty clean 'stock', usa spec (deluxe) with optional / dealer installed radio. fuel gauge was stock on usa/deluxe beetles by that point. nice to see some of the original parts on it that are often missing, or replaced with crap repro parts (that look way out of place).

there are some missing, and date inaccurate/more modern replacement parts on the engine. difficult to see exactly what's going on in there, pic is too dark. if your friend's wife's brother in law is looking for the original and/or missing parts, i should have a lot of it.

you can also tell him about: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/
i have the same username there.
Thanks, I will pass on the information. I知 not sure what they are going to do with the Bug from here.
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Originally Posted by hazetguy View Post
looks like a pretty clean 'stock', usa spec (deluxe) with optional / dealer installed radio. fuel gauge was stock on usa/deluxe beetles by that point. nice to see some of the original parts on it that are often missing, or replaced with crap repro parts (that look way out of place).

there are some missing, and date inaccurate/more modern replacement parts on the engine. difficult to see exactly what's going on in there, pic is too dark. if your friend's wife's brother in law is looking for the original and/or missing parts, i should have a lot of it.

you can also tell him about: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/
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Here is a better photo of the engine


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That it one beautiful car.
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That it one beautiful car.
back in the when, it was the ugliest thing on the road but as they say >>>

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looks like your basic early 60's stale air 40hp engine. (maybe a later engine tinned up to look like the original? seeing some gaps and mods to the tin. seeing the intake manifold where it meets the head would clarify, but i'm sticking with 40hp for now.)
carb is wrong, looks like a 30 PICT 2 rather than a 28 PICT, which could lead to a few issues (nothing incredibly serious, but might need to be addressed).
009 distributor is aftermarket replacement. they have their own list of issues. i could rebuild a pretty close date correct dist if they are interested, i'd just have to check my core pile to see what dates i have available (and know the serial number/production date of the car).
fuel pump is aftermarket. not a big deal, just sayin.
some people advocate against putting a fuel filter in the engine compartment where it is shown. potential fire hazard.
missing air cleaner preheater hose, clip, and possibly/probably the lower preheater pipe and maybe special tin for it.
spark plug wire clip(s) are falling out of the fan shroud.
i'd get the oil pressure sender wire off of the heat riser pipe so it doesn't melt the housing and short out the wire.
firewall insulation looks like it could be "droopy" in front of the fan shroud. if it falls over the air inlet in the front of the shroud, it will fry the engine. the left side also looks a bit worn out.
something else i noticed in the original pics is that the rear end seems droopy and that the rubber bushings could be replaced and the rear torsion arms reset, for a more level stance.
and the fuse block cover is missing.
sorry for the laundry list, but this is what i do for a 'living', so it's easy for me to spot things to improve upon.

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Originally Posted by hazetguy View Post
looks like your basic early 60's stale air 40hp engine.
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Now that I'm older I wish I would have kept it longer but that's hindsight.
That's what I don't miss. I think my '68 was rated at 50 hp or something like that.

I remember how I'd try to get onto a highway from a neighborhood road that was at the bottom of two steep hills in a little valley. You couldn't see the cars careening down the highway until they crested either hill and there you were flooring it while climbing out of that little valley. At. A. Snails. Pace.

I thought I was going to get killed by American sized cars and freight trucks every time.
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My dad's car, only his might have been a year or two older. Bought new. Memories.
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That's what I don't miss. I think my '68 was rated at 50 hp or something like that.

I remember how I'd try to get onto a highway from a neighborhood road that was at the bottom of two steep hills in a little valley. You couldn't see the cars careening down the highway until they crested either hill and there you were flooring it while climbing out of that little valley. At. A. Snails. Pace.

I thought I was going to get killed by American sized cars and freight trucks every time.
We lived in a small town that was pretty flat then, and I know just what you're saying about them being slow. Mine didn't have any heat, and one of my friends used to scrape the ice off the inside of the windshield during the winter. I repaid the favor by pushing every one of his mopars when they quit running, I think I got the better end of the deal and remember being excited that my next car had a heater that worked.
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