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by SB Jim
12th January 2017 - 11:12am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Whats my car worth?
Replies: 2
Views: 538

Whats my car worth?

Hi, Just wondering what you guys think, people ask and I am never sure. Would like some idea if I ever decide to sell and for insurance purposes. 1968 Cal import 100% rust free New show paint New TMI interior, inc carpet. New detailed chrome empi fuch's 1600 re-con detailed engine Cheers Jim http://...
by SB Jim
2nd February 2016 - 2:48pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1966-1967 front seat backrest pad
Replies: 1
Views: 272

1966-1967 front seat backrest pad

Hi,

Re-trimming the interior of my Squareback with TMI covers.
Both front seat backrest pads are shot and need replacing, any ideas?

Cheers

Jim
by SB Jim
23rd September 2014 - 2:15pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4 stud to 5/130 brake drums on a 1968 Squareback
Replies: 6
Views: 923

Re: 4 stud to 5/130 brake drums on a 1968 Squareback

Hi Bri,

Thanks for that, but I don't think the adapters would fit as I only have about a 5mm gap in between the tyre and wing lip now.
I am just waiting for Karmann Konnection to come back to me with a price to re-drill.

Cheers
Jim
by SB Jim
20th September 2014 - 7:56am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 4 stud to 5/130 brake drums on a 1968 Squareback
Replies: 6
Views: 923

4 stud to 5/130 brake drums on a 1968 Squareback

Hi,

I am looking to change my 4/130 wheels to Fuch 5/130, I have sourced the front discs, but I am struggling to sort out the back. Can the existing drums be re-drilled safely or can I get blanks and get my mate to machine them, or does someone do them off the shelf.

Cheers Jim
by SB Jim
30th December 2013 - 10:40am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Oil cooler torque setting.
Replies: 3
Views: 681

Oil cooler torque setting.

Hi, I have a later oil cooler(stamped part number) and a re-built dual relief case. I am using the standard brown type 1 seals. Oil pouring out from seals on start up. I wondered if I was over tightening the 3 nuts, 2 x 10mm and 1 x 13mm. Is there a proper torque setting, as i have seen some people ...
by SB Jim
18th July 2013 - 9:45am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling tin
Replies: 1
Views: 793

Cooling tin

Hi I am having a 1600 long block built at the moment and I think I have some cooling tin missing. I have J tubes, so I don't have (21) or (22), do I need them or are they just to protect the push rod tubes. I have seen some with them on with an extra side plate bolted on to keep the heat of the J tu...
by SB Jim
30th June 2013 - 8:57am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: My 1968 Squareback after a winter freshen up
Replies: 0
Views: 922

My 1968 Squareback after a winter freshen up

Before http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m193/jimthebarron/vwwork_zps6f739c70.jpg After http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m193/jimthebarron/2013-06-25185300_zpsbf92c01c.jpg http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m193/jimthebarron/2013-05-01191500_zps18026360.jpg Quick clip http://youtu.be/hrWWA0qCvaY
by SB Jim
19th June 2013 - 3:43pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Off side mirror ?
Replies: 8
Views: 888

Re: Off side mirror ?

Cheers for clearing that up Mike,

I will just get a late standard one then.

Regards
Jim
by SB Jim
19th June 2013 - 9:37am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Off side mirror ?
Replies: 8
Views: 888

Re: Off side mirror ?

Hi

It is a LHD passenger side I need :)

Cheers

Jim
by SB Jim
17th June 2013 - 2:08pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Off side mirror ?
Replies: 8
Views: 888

Off side mirror ?

Hi,
I'm after an off side mirror for my 68 Squareback, but I don't want to pay £55 for a flat four one, any ideas. Does a 68 Beetle or Ghia one fit or look the same?

Cheers
Jim
by SB Jim
13th April 2013 - 3:09pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Lowered front end - what height to get on rollers for mot
Replies: 1
Views: 332

Lowered front end - what height to get on rollers for mot

I have just lowered my 68 Squareback and the front valence is now 110mm off the floor in the middle. Just wondered when I come to mot it, will it hit anything when I drive it onto the rollers to test the brakes during an mot test. Also will the headlights need to be adjusted.

Cheers

Jim
by SB Jim
19th February 2013 - 8:58am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Can you get a chrome windscreen washer squirter for a 68 Squ
Replies: 1
Views: 527

Can you get a chrome windscreen washer squirter for a 68 Squ

Been looking for ages for a Chrome washer squirter for my 68 Square, are they the same as a later Beetle, I think they changed size in 68. Any ideas, Cheers Jim :)
by SB Jim
11th April 2011 - 2:33pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Gearbox grinding when changing from 3rd to 2nd
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Re: Gearbox grinding when changing from 3rd to 2nd

Many thanks Mike,

I think I will do it in a few stages to save the air getting to blue :)
by SB Jim
11th April 2011 - 8:59am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Gearbox grinding when changing from 3rd to 2nd
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Re: Gearbox grinding when changing from 3rd to 2nd

Ok thanks - now how do I go about putting a new one in :?:

Cheers
Jim
by SB Jim
10th April 2011 - 11:19am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Gearbox grinding when changing from 3rd to 2nd
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Gearbox grinding when changing from 3rd to 2nd

The car came with a Scat gear shifter, I have taken it off - the coupling the ball of the shifter sits in can move up and down about 6mm when I pull it up and down with some pliers? Should there be any movement or has a bush worn or gone. Should I get a stock shifter. When I took the shifter off the...
by SB Jim
16th February 2011 - 8:56am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1968 Squareback - lower ball joint replace
Replies: 7
Views: 1324

Re: 1968 Squareback - lower ball joint replace

Ah, cheers guys - sounds good. I will give them a soak in WD 40 for a couple of nights before I try.

Thanks again

Jim
by SB Jim
15th February 2011 - 6:06pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1968 Squareback - lower ball joint replace
Replies: 7
Views: 1324

1968 Squareback - lower ball joint replace

Hi

I have to replace both lower ball joints on my squareback before this years mot, I have never done this before - where do I start. I have the new ones and a work mate of mine has a press.

Many thanks

Jim
by SB Jim
28th June 2010 - 10:56am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Oil in fan housing?
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Re: Oil in fan housing?

I have just found an old fan which is different to the one I was running. The one I had on was off a 2 litre engine it looks like it had been welded for strength, I will try again with the standard fan. I will check the breather also.

Cheers
Jim
by SB Jim
28th June 2010 - 9:10am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Oil in fan housing?
Replies: 2
Views: 472

Oil in fan housing?

I have just installed a recon long block in my 68 Square, all standard 1600cc, twin carbs etc - took it around the block and found oil dripping from the fan housing. Took the pulley housing and fan housing off and I guess the only place it is coming from is the thrower ring, there are no drips or an...
by SB Jim
3rd March 2010 - 8:43pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Replacing straight axle gearbox - how to raise spring plates
Replies: 4
Views: 593

Cheers

Will give that a go :D

Jim
by SB Jim
3rd March 2010 - 3:31pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Replacing straight axle gearbox - how to raise spring plates
Replies: 4
Views: 593

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by SB Jim
3rd March 2010 - 3:27pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Replacing straight axle gearbox - how to raise spring plates
Replies: 4
Views: 593

Replacing straight axle gearbox - how to raise spring plates

Hi I'm replacing a straight axle gearbox into my 68 squareback, how do I lift the spring plates to locate the axle tubes (or do I need to?). The gearbox is virtually in with the tubes fitted. I guess I should have held the spring plates in place when I removed the old box Any help appreciated Cheers...
by SB Jim
19th March 2009 - 9:08am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Tailgate wont shut, please help - see pics
Replies: 0
Views: 526

Tailgate wont shut, please help - see pics

After I had put the rear door card in the tailgate I tried to close it, but it wouldn't move. On closer inspection I saw a the end of a pin on the hinge had broken off and the arm has moved forward. Can I try and get another bolt or pin in now or do I have to strip it all down? Any help appreciated....
by SB Jim
11th March 2009 - 8:43am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 68 Square - windscreen washer bottle/ hose to jets ?
Replies: 1
Views: 479

68 Square - windscreen washer bottle/ hose to jets ?

I have no washer bottle in my imported squareback, so I am going to hook up a new one but I can not find a hose to connect one to. In the front trunk behind some carpet at the bulkhead is a fixed panel, so do I get to the jets from inside the car behind the ash tray?

Cheers

Jim :)