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Spiel_Mit_Mir



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 60

PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:16 pm    Post subject: Newb! Reply with quote

Hello everybody!

I bought my first VW today...she's a 1969 Beetle.

A friend told me that there are some really great people here, so I decided to check it out.

A little about me:
I'm a 23 year old college student working toward my degree in Auto Tech and I work at Schucks.


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Bad Bug Two



Joined: 23 Feb 2007
Posts: 93
Location: Spokane, WA

PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Newb! Reply with quote

Spiel_Mit_Mir wrote:
...I bought my first VW today...


Hey You....

So, it looks like you did it!

Welcome to being bitten by the bug!

Cool

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Spiel_Mit_Mir



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 60

PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did! I drove it around for about 30 seconds before I decided I had to have it. Lol.

Just to be an ass, I continued to drive it for another 15 minutes or so. I think the guy was sure I wasn't coming back and he was going to be stuck with that P.O.S. Accord.

Laughing
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RichM



Joined: 20 Jan 2008
Posts: 123
Location: Hayden, Idaho

PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:22 am    Post subject: Nice find Reply with quote

Well it looks like a nice find. What are your plans for it? I will be looking forward to seeing it around.

Rich

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Spiel_Mit_Mir



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 60

PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not entirely sure yet. I've gotten a lot of cool ideas thrown at me.

I'm thinking I want to keep the 1600 DP transplant, but I've got a '68 Porsche 912 I want to rob some parts off of...

Jim's going to hate this next part...
I want to go with the California look....but satin fuchsia with two fat black racing stripes.

Very Happy

I'm a girl, I'm allowed. Lol.
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Troy Hobbs



Joined: 05 Aug 2003
Posts: 733

PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:04 pm    Post subject: Newb! Reply with quote

None of the 912 stuff will work on the 1600dp
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Spiel_Mit_Mir



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 60

PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's unfortunate.

I was told that, perhaps, some of it would.

*Shrugs*

I've also got access to two other VW engines. Though, no one could quite say for sure what they are. So, it looks like I need to go do some investigating.
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ONEBADBUG



Joined: 25 Oct 2003
Posts: 418
Location: Spokane

PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Come on out Wed, and bring the numbers from the front of the block or a picture. We can tell you what those motors are, and brainstorm what you want to do with the your new car. The problem with VW's is the diversity of the modifications. I have 2 1958's, one is now a manx buggy set up for autocross, and one is a hard core utility baja, extreme ends of the spectrum.
Steve
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Spiel_Mit_Mir



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 60

PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd love to, but between work and school, I'm booked solid on Wednesday. Sad
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ONEBADBUG



Joined: 25 Oct 2003
Posts: 418
Location: Spokane

PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When we switch to doing other types of projects, maybe we will switch days as well. Anybody wanna vote for a day?
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Spiel_Mit_Mir



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 60

PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, so instead of taking over someone else's thread, I'm going to use this one to post my progress on my car.

Steve, I'll have you know that I ordered a Bosch coil, clutch cable (including tube & seal), deck lid seal, and a piece of engine tin (the one you & Troy said was the most important).

I know it's not much, but it's a start.

I replaced the fuel pump and that made a noticeable improvement, though, not as much as I'd hoped.

I'm just going to keep plugging away at the list we made.

I would've gotten the ball joints, but monetary issues are forcing me to hold off until my next paycheck.
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Spiel_Mit_Mir



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 60

PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, I've now got ball joints, blue brake hose, new fuel line....and a new exhaust leak.

And a bit of an overheating issue.

And a tow bill.

Luckily, I got my financial aid check, so I'm not as mad as I normally would be.

*Thumbs up*
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Spectre_USA



Joined: 21 Apr 2008
Posts: 105
Location: Up da hill.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spiel_Mit_Mir wrote:

And a bit of an overheating issue.


This doesn't sound good.

I just hope it's not like my little "overheating issue." Shocked

`Splain, please...

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Spiel_Mit_Mir



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 60

PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ummm.....the day before yesterday, the exhaust disintegrated and now the car is very loud.

On my way home yesterday, after the car got hot, it started to lose power. I could smell that it got hot, so I pulled over and shut it off....it never started back up.

When I try to start it, it spins, so it's not totally seized up

I'm ordering a new exhaust system today.

This is annoying. I want to fix it. I even have the money to do it. I just am not good enough to figure out what the problem is.
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robl245



Joined: 05 Jun 2008
Posts: 31
Location: Athol, ID

PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By 'I could smell that it got hot', what were you smelling? Burning oil smell, or burning plastic rubber smell for example? Was there any smoke at all? (thinking burnt wires)

Did the oil light come on? Do you know if it works?

Did the Alt light come on? Does it work?

Is the fan belt still on there?

I go through Newman Lake (on trent) on the way home. If you'd like a second set of eyes to give it a quick look, I'd be happy to. I go through there around 5:30 or so. Although I don't have any tools with me today.

Rob
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