6 years, 3 months ago 0
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Here’s a pic of the 2 basic types of throttle bodies for fuel injected buses … At idle, air passes through this hole along with air passing through the idle speed screw orifice. If you screw the idle speed screw all the way in, the only air that gets to the engine is through this hole and through the auxiliary air regulator if it’s still open for whatever reason – engine cold or regulator not closing when hot a it […]

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6 years, 8 months ago 0
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to get from the outer surface of the tail light bulb with original tail light housings on a bus up to 1971 to ground – the chassis, which is directly connected to the negative terminal on the battery. First, the ground current leaves the outer, round surface of the bulb and into the cylinder that surrounds it. That’s one interface. The cylinder is  crimped around it’s circumference to the the reflector/housing. That’s another interface. But there’s also a small tab […]

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6 years, 9 months ago 0
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Can’t get your 6 volt car to charge the battery? Tried everything? Maybe it’s because the battery cable from the battery to the starter is 50 years old. Just try it.  Even if it has zero resistance. 15 bucks.  And if it’s a new “complete” cable,  not fabbed  outta cable and connectors,  cut off the integral (permanently installed) battery clamp and put a “bolt on” one on. Then put a new crimp on eyelet connector on the starter end. When […]

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6 years, 10 months ago 0
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Lately I’ve been seeing vehicles with the wrong pedal assemblies installed in them. Some websites offer the late pedal assembly – 66 and up – but state that it’s correct for all non bus models from 1958 and up. This is wrong and putting the wrong pedal assembly in your car will make it impossible to adjust the brake push rod, adjust the clutch properly, and you’ll never have the proper at-rest orientation of the pedals. Proper pedal orientation and […]

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6 years, 10 months ago 0
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Wow.  Those VW engineers – every time they improve something, they create another problem. They add more lights so they add more wires. They add a “computerized” testing system (VW’s prehistoric version of on board diagnosis from the early seventies to sometime later) and they add even more wires. But they do sometimes add cookies,  but then you probably won’t get any milk. And then they added water, and now you have the potential for at least 100 new places […]

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7 years ago 0
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This is what the people who engineered your once brand new VW went through for just one part that belongs on your car. As you peruse the following page, you’ll find the only brand of automobile manufacturer mentioned in this entire page of complicated physics formulas with numbers and letters going all over the place  is …Volkswagen. There’s even a crude picture of a Volkswagen crankshaft – probably the latest type 1 version. Volkswagen makes real reliable crankshafts. We VW people should […]

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7 years, 1 month ago 0
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It’s basic, right? New spark plugs, new points (unless you have electronic ignition), adjust the valves and set the timing. And change the oil in the air filter or replace the paper element later model vehicles. Over Servicing Take a look at the following text in quotes. It’s from a Department of Energy test on air filters and how they effect fuel economy. Very interesting. “All of these functions are to be met for the service life of the filter […]

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7 years, 1 month ago 0
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When VW or any other auto manufacturer makes parts or commissions another company to make parts for them (Hella, for instance, that made trim rings for old VW’s), they end up with lotta new parts. I’m talking specifically about the parts made of metal – usually steel. The metal is shiny or at least smooth and often it’s natural grey color with no surface rust of any kind. They need lots of brand new nuts and bolts too. Everything is […]

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7 years, 1 month ago 0
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and how to make them work for any stock engine in the back air-cooled application for 1300 cc and up. Type 3 carbs on real type 3 manifolds. Single port. Runs like it’s got fuel injection. Smoothest running system you can use. 55 mph in third gear in this mint original everywhere including trans gear ratios 1967 Westfalia. No hassles, great mileage, no over fueling leading to excessive wear on the rings by using carburetion not designed for your vehicle. […]

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7 years, 1 month ago 0
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If you encounter a broken speedometer cable, the most logical thing to do is to replace it and continue to rack up more miles on your fifty year old car. It’s possible you’ll have no more problem for a long time. But to be sure, you should check for ease of movement at the bushing that the cable turns at the speedometer. It’s often the cause of a broken speedo cable because if it’s hard to turn, the cable encounters […]

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