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Old 23rd March 2012, 12:08   #76
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There is a Wierd idea in my mind

Why not work on THE HERBIE LOOK for this car

There is a deep inclination to do this and need to see if my dear friend approves of this idea.
Pawan, I think you are doing a fantastic job with this restorationI am particularly impressed with the amount of attention given to the most minor of issues. I am sure the same would be done with the mechanicals as well, and this is going to turn out to be one helluva Herbie! All the very best, and I can't wait to see the final package.

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Vij, i will get to that on this very thread in a while

some updates
Dear Pavan,is this a carbon type bearing( clutch bearing) or what can you share what type( collared or not) pressure plate is being used with this bearing.Thanks
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Dear Pavan,is this a carbon type bearing( clutch bearing) or what can you share what type( collared or not) pressure plate is being used with this bearing.Thanks
Your 1961 should have the clip type clutch brg, with the collar-ed pressure plate.

post 1970 Bugs came with the self-locking clutch brg, with a collar-less pressure plate.

If you are having trouble with the clutch brg clips slipping out on your 61, I'd suggest you inspect the clutch cross shaft (especially the ridges for the clips), clutch brg clips and pressure plate centering ring (collar) for wear.

If those are fine, you can consider upgrading to Heavy Duty clips. These are somewhat difficult to install, but they rarely slip.

The later style self locking brg is more reliable, and you can consider upgrading to it, but this will be an expensive (and in most cases, unnecessary) upgrade, since you would have to change the clutch bearing, cross shaft & pressure plate (to collar-less) at a minimum.
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Wow noce work there pavan !! Hope the Herbie look is on the cards
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Wow noce work there pavan !! Hope the Herbie look is on the cards
Me too waiting.

Well almost 99% of the parts for the car arrived and the mechanic agreed to take the car for completing the mechanical work. The only thing this car is missing is a STARTER But eventually i will find it very soon.

The Dynamo fan had rusted, did a DIY, scraped it, and used one can of touch-up paint tube to complete it, its looking nice right now.
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A Re-conditioned 6 Volts BOSCH starter arrived just in time

Just waiting for the engine to fire ASAP
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While the mechanic is busy fine-tuning the engine, brakes, gear-box, that should take another week before the engine is firing and running on its own power

I was busy here, organizing the other fittings the car needs, Thanks to bullet_boy (Pankaj of Jalopyshop) most of the much needed spares are here with me, another 10% of the cosmetic spares will arrive in a weeks time.
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Its now a countdown, before the Bug begins to run on its own power

The mechanic is almost through with the engine, and pending with brakes.
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The sweet sound of VW Music

Yes the Engine finally roars to life today and Aaaal izzz well. Now its time to start organizing other stuff to finish the car. All these months of hard-work finally boils down to the Final finishing.

Sorry for not posting the Video and the pics, will certainly do it tomorrow.

Work started from today

1) Electrician has already begun work on the 6Volts wiring.
2) A dear friend and a T-BHPan (brat001 - Ryan Oberoi ) has gifted me few hard to find 6 Volts cut-out and other 6 Volts stuff.
3) Pankaj - Jalopyshop (T-BHP id - bullet_boy) has made sure i will receive constant supply of Period correct spares when it matters most
4) Upholstery guys will start work from tomorrow.
5) All the chrome parts have gone to the chromeplating guy.
6) The painter is on his toes to finish it.
7) And last but not the least, my dear friend Kiran- Who's keeping tab of the fund flow in the last moments.

So much work and i am already getting excited.

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Here's a Crude version of the engine start-up video.

This was the first Start-up hence a bit coarse, After yesterdays drive the engine has settled down a bit and hoping for a much smoother engine note

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Hi Pavan,

Could you visit this thread and confirm the Jack that I recenly bought is from VW Beetle of 1960s

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ex...ml#post2862576 (Recovery and Salvage techniques.. Post Here)
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Few strange things happened over the past few weeks which prompted me to change the Painter in the last stages, I believe in principles of ""EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR GOOD""

So the car changed hands between 2 teams on mutual agreement and work starts to finish
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Hi Pavan,

Could you visit this thread and confirm the Jack that I recenly bought is from VW Beetle of 1960s

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ex...ml#post2862576 (Recovery and Salvage techniques.. Post Here)
That indeed looks like an original VW jack .You can confirm it by checking whether it is marked BILSTEIN and has the VW logo on it.
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