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Old 3rd May 2010, 10:15   #91
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Finally my beetle has come home after a long 1 1/2 month, everything noted in the above post have been fixed except for the 1st gear shrudding issue.

The battery in the car had given away and was not charging and replaced with a new battery.

The car runs really well in the other gears except in the first gear. Any expertise is welcome.

Work still pending on the car is -

1. Bumpers to be chromed
2. Engine tin
3. Rear windshield
4. Rear view mirror which was damaged in the garage
5. Rubbing and polish
6. Tail lamps
7. Side mirrors
8. 1st gear shrudding to be fixed
All you need to get is a sleeve which fits underneath nex to your Gear box and it should be fine. You probably don't have a sleeve or it is broken. It is flexible in nature so when you move into 1st gear it bends and aids in the movement. Your shuddering should stop post this. Try it.
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All you need to get is a sleeve which fits underneath nex to your Gear box and it should be fine. You probably don't have a sleeve or it is broken. It is flexible in nature so when you move into 1st gear it bends and aids in the movement. Your shuddering should stop post this. Try it.
Are you referring to the "gearbox mounting bed" which is oval shapped hard rubber with bolts on either sides, i have replaced this one but the problem persists.
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No, I think the reference is to the bowden tube. Let's see if I can find a pic...

see here... it should have that bend. And the end's need to be properly located.
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Are you referring to the "gearbox mounting bed" which is oval shapped hard rubber with bolts on either sides, i have replaced this one but the problem persists.
No. I was referring to the Clutch Cable Sleeve...which is a flexible pipe like cable which bends when you move the bug in the 1st gear. That probably does not exist in your car. It should be available in Ratilal and costs about 600-800 bucks.
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Default Parts required for my Beetle

I need the following parts for my beetle, any leads will be appreciated. I am going to Singapore next week, and does any one know a parts shop there for Beetles?

I was in Phillipines and Indonesia last week, and there were may shops but all closed around 530pm and I was stuck in the office


1. 3 switches it comes in ivory color

2. Gear knob with the logo- shiftknob

3. Horn grill

4. Ignition assemble which mounts on the steering column

5. Engine tin or dust covers, one behind the pulley and one front of the pulley (breast plate below and behind crank shaft pulley

6. Original rear view mirror door hinge mounted- 2 pairs, oval shaped

7. 30 pict packing kit

8. bowden cable, (clutch sleeve)

9. Sun visor inside

10. Steering horn button with wolfberg crest

11. Hub caps for 5 leg rim

12. Assist strap for beetle 2 pairs either ivory or black

13. Gravel guard 1 pair

14. Releaser bearing for 1966

15. Water spray nosel for the wipers
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Hub caps and ignition assembly(electrical portion) are available with a friend here.pm me if you want it

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[quote=srisha;1908239]I need the following parts for my beetle, any leads will be appreciated. I am going to Singapore next week, and does any one know a parts shop there for Beetles?

Try this place in Singapore

Xin Zhong Auto Enterprise
247 Lavender Street
Singapore - 338 787
Tel - 6291 6051
You should be able to get some basic stuff such as gravel guards, rubber parts etc from this place. Realiable guy and understands english. Have bought lots of stuff from here in the past and found him quite reliable. [/FONT]

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Try this place in Singapore

Xin Zhong Auto Enterprise
247 Lavender Street
Singapore - 338 787
Tel - 6291 6051
You should be able to get some basic stuff such as gravel guards, rubber parts etc from this place. Realiable guy and understands english. Have bought lots of stuff from here in the past and found him quite reliable. [/FONT]
Thank you 67Bug, I was able to source most of the parts from the above list from this place. A very nice old man who helped me. I will post pix later this evening.

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Thank you 67Bug, I was able to source most of the parts from the above list from this place. A very nice old man who helped me. I will post pix later this evening.

Regards,

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Glad I could be of help Srisha. Good luck with the restorations...
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Default New Parts arrived

Finally I was able to procure the much needed parts from Singapore last week, thx to 67 Bug for providing me the lead,

3 switches it comes in ivory color (Not available)

2. Gear knob with the logo- shiftknob (Bought)

3. Horn grill (Bought)

4. Ignition assemble which mounts on the steering column (Not available)

5. Engine tin or dust covers, one behind the pulley and one front of the pulley (breast plate below and behind crank shaft pulley (Not available)

6. Original rear view mirror door hinge mounted- 2 pairs, oval shaped (Bought)

7. 30 pict packing kit (bought)

8. bowden cable, (clutch sleeve) (Bought)

9. Sun visor inside (Not available)

10. Steering horn button with wolfberg crest (Not available)

11. Hub caps for 5 leg rim (Bought)

12. Assist strap for beetle 2 pairs either ivory or black (Bought)

13. Gravel guard 1 pair (Bought)

14. Releaser bearing for 1966 (bought)

15. Water spray nosel for the wipers (Not available)

Apart from the above, I was also able source mud flaps and engine mounts.

Some of the parts which were not available would arrive in the next 4-6 weeks and if lucky I will buy them on my next trip.

Now some pictures of the parts....
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Namaskaaar sir,

Wonderful, Thanks for those Assist straps and the ORVM(1) you better get me the left one soon.

That steering cap will perfectly fit the horn ring i gave you

Good to see the engine and gearbox mounts. Nice to see the releaser bearing and the Bowden cable also, But why only 1 pair of gravel guards, when i brought i got 4 pieces. 2 at the front and 2 at the Back.

With all the above fittings and the original rear windshield, your car will be a Looker.

I am happy for you and your car. Keep up the great work.
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Namaskaaar sir,

Wonderful, Thanks for those Assist straps and the ORVM(1) you better get me the left one soon.

That steering cap will perfectly fit the horn ring i gave you

Good to see the engine and gearbox mounts. Nice to see the releaser bearing and the Bowden cable also, But why only 1 pair of gravel guards, when i brought i got 4 pieces. 2 at the front and 2 at the Back.

With all the above fittings and the original rear windshield, your car will be a Looker.

I am happy for you and your car. Keep up the great work.
Hopefully we will find the left one on my next trip..

Isnt the gravel guard only for rear, where do you put it in the front?

First thing is trying the bowden cable to see if it will make any difference to the shrudding. Lets try this weekend.
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Hopefully we will find the left one on my next trip..

Isnt the gravel guard only for rear, where do you put it in the front?

First thing is trying the bowden cable to see if it will make any difference to the shrudding. Lets try this weekend.
See my car. I got them by a set of 4.
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Hopefully we will find the left one on my next trip..

Isnt the gravel guard only for rear, where do you put it in the front?

First thing is trying the bowden cable to see if it will make any difference to the shrudding. Lets try this weekend.
The bowden cable will make a difference trust me. Been there done that ! Can you let me know what kind of ignition assembly you are talking about? Is this the one which come with the inbuilt steering lock? If so I might be having one original.
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The bowden cable will make a difference trust me. Been there done that ! Can you let me know what kind of ignition assembly you are talking about? Is this the one which come with the inbuilt steering lock? If so I might be having one original.
Yes, the ignitiion assembly which is mounted on the steering column, not sure if it comes with a steering lock as well. Never the less, I shall take it if you want to give it away.

Does it have a key with VW logo and with complete wiring as well?

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