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Old 10th July 2010, 15:56   #121
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The engine shields were removed, scraped and resprayed with black. The intake manifold and dynamo was painted silver.

But we have a major problem here is "The electrician split open the dynamo to do it up since inside magnetic coil was all rusted. And this means, re-doing the entire Dynamo
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Old 10th July 2010, 20:28   #122
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The engine compartment will look prettier now, unfortunate with the dynamo, let see how we can fix it. This is becoming a full swing restoration, only thing left is painting the entire car now, otherwise we've touched every other corner of the car with something or the other.
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The engine compartment will look prettier now, unfortunate with the dynamo, let see how we can fix it. This is becoming a full swing restoration, only thing left is painting the entire car now, otherwise we've touched every other corner of the car with something or the other.
Sure it should.

This work has costed us a bit dearer But you should be happy, since the dynamo has got a Brand New Magnetic coil inside, and the core is newly winded, so for some ages, you need not worry about the charging.

Yesterday, i got the engine, cleaned with Diesel, what a great amount of muck, (Eeew....!) 2 ltrs of Diesel down the drain, today, its getting washed and by end of day, all the engine tins would be mounted.
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Bangalore is pouring since morning, though i had been driving in my cozy Bus all day (Without wipers) had no effects of rain

Mr Srisha.......! your Bug is just ready to fire.

Work done as on date

1) Replaced with Original Gearbox mounting
2) Replaced worn out engine mounting bushes
3) Replaced Bowden cable
4) Replaced releaser bearing
5) Installed Gravel guards on rear fenders
6) Fixed the original ivory knob ash-tray cover
7) Fixed the original ivory dashboard grab handle
8) Fixed the original IRVM
9) Fixed the mis-aligned drivers seat
10) Painted all the engine tins
11) Replaced the burnt magnetic plate in the dynamo
12) Re-winding done on the dynamo core
13) Fixed the steering ring onto the steering
14) Fixed properly working door handles
15) Installed the rear tail light assembly
16) Overhauled the original Solex carb with kit you got

Pending :

1) Get a key made for the new door handle
2) Paint the air-filter (Will be done by the painter along with my Bugs airfilter)
3) Search for the missing engine breast plates
4) Drain out all lubricants and put fresh ones
5) Change to new spark plugs
6) Search for original ivory dashboard switches
7) Install the ORVM
8) Fix the VW Mudflaps
9) Fix the Inside assist straps (You have it at home)

As of now, the car is ready for the Saturday's BBC Drive
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Old 22nd July 2010, 19:29   #125
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Bangalore is pouring since morning, though i had been driving in my cozy Bus all day (Without wipers) had no effects of rain

Mr Srisha.......! your Bug is just ready to fire.

Work done as on date

1) Replaced with Original Gearbox mounting
2) Replaced worn out engine mounting bushes
3) Replaced Bowden cable
4) Replaced releaser bearing
5) Installed Gravel guards on rear fenders
6) Fixed the original ivory knob ash-tray cover
7) Fixed the original ivory dashboard grab handle
8) Fixed the original IRVM
9) Fixed the mis-aligned drivers seat
10) Painted all the engine tins
11) Replaced the burnt magnetic plate in the dynamo
12) Re-winding done on the dynamo core
13) Fixed the steering ring onto the steering
14) Fixed properly working door handles
15) Installed the rear tail light assembly
16) Overhauled the original Solex carb with kit you got

Pending :

1) Get a key made for the new door handle
2) Paint the air-filter (Will be done by the painter along with my Bugs airfilter)
3) Search for the missing engine breast plates
4) Drain out all lubricants and put fresh ones
5) Change to new spark plugs
6) Search for original ivory dashboard switches
7) Install the ORVM
8) Fix the VW Mudflaps
9) Fix the Inside assist straps (You have it at home)

As of now, the car is ready for the Saturday's BBC Drive
the rear tail light assy you have fixed is the 68-73 models taillight units.
The correct one is the amber/red hella ones
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Old 22nd July 2010, 19:59   #126
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Can we try to get the mud flaps fixed tomorrow , would love to have it for the ride, which will definitely enhance the look.

Only thing we need now is the white walls, if my funds are ready, hope to get it by the first week of August, and i cant wait to see them with the new hub caps.
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Bangalore is pouring since morning, though i had been driving in my cozy Bus all day (Without wipers) had no effects of rain

Mr Srisha.......! your Bug is just ready to fire.

Work done as on date

1) Replaced with Original Gearbox mounting
2) Replaced worn out engine mounting bushes
3) Replaced Bowden cable
4) Replaced releaser bearing
5) Installed Gravel guards on rear fenders
6) Fixed the original ivory knob ash-tray cover
7) Fixed the original ivory dashboard grab handle
8) Fixed the original IRVM
9) Fixed the mis-aligned drivers seat
10) Painted all the engine tins
11) Replaced the burnt magnetic plate in the dynamo
12) Re-winding done on the dynamo core
13) Fixed the steering ring onto the steering
14) Fixed properly working door handles
15) Installed the rear tail light assembly
16) Overhauled the original Solex carb with kit you got

Pending :

1) Get a key made for the new door handle
2) Paint the air-filter (Will be done by the painter along with my Bugs airfilter)
3) Search for the missing engine breast plates
4) Drain out all lubricants and put fresh ones
5) Change to new spark plugs
6) Search for original ivory dashboard switches
7) Install the ORVM
8) Fix the VW Mudflaps
9) Fix the Inside assist straps (You have it at home)

As of now, the car is ready for the Saturday's BBC Drive
dearPavan, why is an extra idler put up there,and the dyno pulley is a local desi one ,if the original pulley is missing and so is the idler installed, please remove all this and i can help u get a set of original split pulley,hope the bug runs great,all d best

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Old 26th July 2010, 17:09   #128
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dearPavan, why is an extra idler put up there,and the dyno pulley is a local desi one ,if the original pulley is missing and so is the idler installed, please remove all this and i can help u get a set of original split pulley,hope the bug runs great,all d best

Sir, the car had this set-up when i had restored it in 2008, the reason being, the dynamo used to charge only on high revv's, in order to get more rotation during idle, had to use a smaller diameter pulley. The engine pulley has VW marking and is original.

I have a spare split pulley with me, I would put that on to his car sometime later. I had a spare Ash tray cover and horn ring, which i gave it to Srisha's

Presently we are looking out for the engine breast plates, would be glad if you can help us with them.
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Sir, the car had this set-up when i had restored it in 2008, the reason being, the dynamo used to charge only on high revv's, in order to get more rotation during idle, had to use a smaller diameter pulley. The engine pulley has VW marking and is original.

I have a spare split pulley with me, I would put that on to his car sometime later. I had a spare Ash tray cover and horn ring, which i gave it to Srisha's

Presently we are looking out for the engine breast plates, would be glad if you can help us with them.
that s a good idea to replace a smaller pulley, but as per my knowledge trough the vw idiot manual replacinga smaller pulley may result in less air to engine as what we think more rpms to fan may increase air flow, any ways your is not the issue with air but the current,and for the engine breast plates do you mean the plates on the heads? having markings 1,2,3,4 ? or some else tin?
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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.
hi 67, even i face a slight errrr sound in my 65 bug when i engage 1st gear and then 1-2,rest all gears do fine,sometimes i have to find a way to engage 1st gear and there is no sound then, what must be the cause?
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Talking Shuddring issue sorted

So finally as on last Saturday, the work on the car is complete.

With the almost new Dynamo, engine beddings, gearbox mount and other compontents, the car is running like a dream.

The main issue being Shuddering has finally stopped.

The main cause was the releaser bearing spring, which had almost lost its life, eventually led us to change the bowden cable, new clutch plate, facing the clutch and loading plate, engine mounts and what not, the car finally started to behave properly.

Got the car out of the electrician and the tinkers place.

Made the mechanic complete the following.

1) Tappet adjustments
2) Changing the delco unit
3) Tuning and timing adjustment done.
4) Brakes adjustment done.

Drove the car for over 10 kms yesterday, the car is now behaving really well, Phew..... One whole month of labour, finally fruitful.

Pending work:

1) Fit the mudflaps ( will be done tomorrow)
2) Change the spark plugs ( Not approved yet)
3) Change the spark plug cables ( Not approved yet)
4) Change the gearbox oil ( Not approved yet)
5) Fix a horn ( Not noticed so far, he he....)
6) Head light cut-out ( Not approved yet)
7) New wiper mounts for RHS ( Not approved yet)
8) Install the LHS ORVM ( Mounting nuts not available yet)
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Old 24th August 2010, 19:42   #132
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Talking 1966 and 1967

Strangely this is the first time in 5 years,both the cars are actually meeting each other.

The 1966 was also Yellow , way back when i started its restoration in 2004, how time flies.

Sadly have lost some old pics, posting some of them that i found.
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Forgot about the Mudflaps

Right now, i have 2 Beetles and 2 Buses parked in front of my house, adding to the ire of my folks at home.

Guys, why dont you take your cars back.
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Pavan you need a medal for all this effort you put in restoring these bugs.

I see a bug parked exposed to the elements in HSR. And everytime i see it am tempted to go inside the house and find out the owner, and pass on your number

Beetle whisperer Pavan!

ps: I can always take these off your hands, if owner is not interested
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Pavan you need a medal for all this effort you put in restoring these bugs.

I see a bug parked exposed to the elements in HSR. And everytime i see it am tempted to go inside the house and find out the owner, and pass on your number

Beetle whisperer Pavan!

ps: I can always take these off your hands, if owner is not interested
Mr Srisha is here early morning to claim his Beetle, sad luck...!

HSR Bug.......? oh u must be talking about this ....!

Its a 1969 Auto (handomatic) pretty bad shape, and asking price of 4 lacs. NOT WORTH IT.
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