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  1. Help with Engine type

    Hi I have a beetle with the engine code SFADR, could anyone help with what size this is thanks, it's in a 68 beetle

    Started by Elmo333, Yesterday 03:06 PM
    ago, auto, beetle, built, bus, carb, dual, engine, forum, forums, fuel, fuel pump, head, letters, manual, market, member, mount, oil, pump, super, times, type, volkswagen, year
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    Today 01:54 PM Go to last post
  2. turn signal and ignition housing

    does anyone know what the metal housing the turn signal and ignition switch sit in is called and where I could find one? mine is all mangled and...

    Started by nn9955, 06-04-2017 08:07 PM
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    06-06-2017 04:09 PM Go to last post
  3. 2005 covertible power top issue

    Top warning light came on while driving; when I got it home the top power control would not move the top. I got it up manually using the...

    Started by Prairieschooner, 05-31-2017 09:20 AM
    aircooled, beetle, classic, control, controls, cover, damage, dealer, driving, home, instructions, issue, light, power, superbeetle, top, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, war, warning
    • Replies: 3
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    06-01-2017 01:57 PM Go to last post
  4. 68 VW Beetle only idles with butterfly closed

    My 1968 Volkswagen beetle only idles with the butterfly closed. I haven't started it in over a year. I put seafoam in the gas tank. I started up and...

    Started by guitarboy, 05-18-2017 01:08 PM
    aircooled, beetle, classic, closed, foo, foot, forum, forums, fuel, gas, pedal, seafoam, set, setting, stalling, star, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, year
    • Replies: 3
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    05-18-2017 10:43 PM Go to last post
  5. Video Tribute: The Original VW Beetle Today

    I realize some of you never watch You Tube videos longer than ten minutes, but suspect that's because you do so at work! However here's a film to...

    Started by Redliner, 05-05-2017 08:16 PM
    aircooled, beetle, classic, forum, forums, front, home, longer, shows, superbeetle, today, tube, type 1, video, videos, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, watch, work, youtube
    • Replies: 0
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    05-05-2017 08:16 PM Go to last post
  6. 79 Beetle Karman Convertible value

    We have a beautiful 1979, silver convertible with only 22,000 original miles. Always garage kept. We just haven't been using it enough. I will...

    Started by janmcdub79, 05-01-2017 06:40 AM
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    05-01-2017 06:40 AM Go to last post
  7. Tie rod sits on framehead after rebuild

    Hi, i have an IRS shortened beetle chasis with early type front framehead, 1968 (356 kit car project). Weight is light until petrol tank is in but my...

    Started by Jimbob1974, 04-19-2017 02:59 PM
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    04-19-2017 02:59 PM Go to last post
  8. Thumbs up Just wondering if anyone has the time to shed some light on a prospective 1969 Beetle

    I am considering purchasing a 1969 Beetle, and was just wanting to glean some info anyone felt like sharing about the Beetle, as I know little to...

    Started by seahawk, 04-05-2017 11:45 PM
    69, aircooled, beetle, bug, car, classic, forum, les, parts, pics, post, project, question, suggestions, superbeetle, time, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 1
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    04-07-2017 09:54 PM Go to last post
  9. Revrse kills motor?

    Hello, My wife owns a 1967 VW sedan. We had bought a EMPI rebuilt carb for the car to replace the old Solex30, we were told that no float was...

    Started by Robert Ballard, 03-25-2017 11:20 AM
    aircooled, beetle, bought, carb, classic, crazy, engine, forum, forums, gears, high, months, motor, odd, owns, replace, sound, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 0
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    03-25-2017 11:20 AM Go to last post
  10. What Was I Thinking?

    Guess I should have looked more closely before I asked a question. On this first page of questions, there are 35 new posts. There are 27 responses...

    Started by tw30477, 03-20-2017 10:55 AM
    aircooled, beetle, big, bug, classic, feedback, fit, forum, forums, good, owners, page, posts, question, questions, superbeetle, thinking, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, win
    • Replies: 2
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    03-22-2017 08:55 AM Go to last post
  11. 1979 beetle 1303 fresh air blower

    Hello, new to this group. I have a 1979 1303 Beetle cabriolet with a fresh air blower motor which doesn't work. Had this out of the car and looked...

    Started by BUGSIEBEETLE, 03-20-2017 04:34 AM
    1979, air, aircooled, beetle, cabriolet, car, classic, fit, forum, forums, fresh, motor, similar, superbeetle, type 1, uni, unit, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, work
    • Replies: 0
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    03-20-2017 04:34 AM Go to last post
  12. 73 Super Windshield Post

    I see a 73 SB for sale. Has corrosion on the passenger side windshield post. I've read that the A-Pillars rust, but near the hinges. The rust is...

    Started by tw30477, 03-19-2017 04:06 PM
    aircooled, beetle, car, classic, deal, for sale, good, long, lot, paint, passenger, pics, post, read, rust, sale, super, superbeetle, type 1, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, windshield
    • Replies: 0
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    03-19-2017 04:06 PM Go to last post
  13. Door Seals & Weatherstripping - Where to buy?

    Hi Guys, can anyone recommend where to buy excellent quality door seals and weatherstripping for a 1970 Beetle? I am looking for perfect fitment and...

    Started by imyourmaster, 11-03-2016 04:56 PM
    1970, aircooled, amp, beetle, bought, buy, classic, door, excellent, finish, forum, forums, guys, quality, recommend, seals, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 1
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    03-12-2017 07:26 PM Go to last post
  14. VW 1951 cabriolet beetle

    Hi, does anyone know what the value would be in ballpark figures of a rust free in very good condition 1951 cabriolet beetle? I heard there were only...

    Started by Colm, 12-08-2016 06:24 PM
    beetle, big, cabriolet, condition, flaws, forum, forums, hose, ion, kind, money, perfect, volkswagen, vw
    • Replies: 1
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    03-12-2017 07:24 PM Go to last post
  15. 72 Super Bettle stalls out, lack of gas to carb?

    My 72 Super Beetle starts fine and runs for a few minutes then quits. It feels like it is being starved for gas but the see through gas filter seems...

    Started by ChrisPeddie, 02-02-2017 05:42 PM
    aircooled, beetle, carb, carburetor, classic, filter, fine, forum, forums, gas, intake, manifold, stalls, star, starts, stay, superbeetle, test, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 1
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    03-12-2017 07:14 PM Go to last post
  16. Four lug wheels

    Is anyone aware of anybody manufacturing a chrome Spider Cap for a 4 lug rim? Thanks

    Started by jnorton, 03-09-2017 10:31 PM
    aircooled, beetle, cap, chrome, classic, lug, manufacturing, rim, spider, superbeetle, type 1, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wheel, wheels
    • Replies: 0
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    03-09-2017 10:31 PM Go to last post
  17. New beetle 2002

    I've got a new beetle 2001 without spotlights, I've purchase a grill with spotlights in plus a new switch with spotlight included does anybody now if...

    Started by Peter Batchelor, 03-05-2017 11:23 AM
    2001, 2002, aircooled, beetle, classic, current, forum, forums, grill, harness, included, lights, new beetle, purchase, superbeetle, switch, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wiring
    • Replies: 1
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    03-05-2017 12:21 PM Go to last post
  18. Beetle Body Drain Holes

    I tried this post in the Air Cooled Forum, with no luck. Maybe some kind person on here would have a look at his Beetle's drain holes and let me...

    Started by Donmax, 02-15-2017 02:20 AM
    air, aircooled, beetle, body, bought, classic, door, forum, holes, kind, lot, oil, post, rear, res, superbeetle, time, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, window
    • Replies: 3
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    02-16-2017 04:26 PM Go to last post
  19. Oil Cooler Problem

    Hi All, I have a recently purchased 1969 Beetle with what I think is a 1971 1300 engine installed. I need to replace the oil cooler and seals so have...

    Started by Scruffysteve, 02-05-2017 09:36 AM
    air, aircooled, assistance, beetle, classic, engine, fan, forum, head, hey, john, oil, problem, remove, removing, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, work
    • Replies: 1
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    02-06-2017 09:24 AM Go to last post
  20. Body/Shell for 1970 model Beetle

    I am starting a rebuild of a 1970 beetle and would like to source a shell that is a bit straighter and with less rust than the one Ive got. Could...

    Started by frankie1970, 01-25-2017 04:56 AM
    1970, aircooled, beetle, bit, body, classic, fit, forum, forums, model, rust, shell, source, star, starting, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wha
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 406
    01-25-2017 04:56 AM Go to last post
  21. Children's bedroom wallpaper

    Can anyone help, We're looking to decorate my sons room and the theme is obviously vw beetles, but I can find any anywhere? Plenty of vw bus...

    Started by giles_g, 11-07-2016 06:45 AM
    aircooled, beetle, bus, care, classic, custom, don, forum, forums, iphone, kids, les, links, superbeetle, theme, type 1, volkswagen, vw, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wallpaper, world
    • Replies: 4
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    11-07-2016 03:19 PM Go to last post
  22. Switch under the dash.

    good morning im new to the forum My questions is, I just picked up a 74 beetle to start restoring and i notice theres a black switch under the...

    Started by mikesvw, 10-31-2016 09:17 AM
    aircooled, beetle, black, classic, dash, forum, forums, glass, good, ice, picked, questions, rear, res, start, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, window
    • Replies: 1
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    11-01-2016 11:41 AM Go to last post
  23. Gear change

    My 71 beetle sometimes Judders changing up from 1 st to 2 nd does anyone no what's wrong and what it would cost

    Started by Lee russell, 10-30-2016 02:16 PM
    's, aircooled, beetle, cha, change, changing, classic, clutch, cost, fast, forum, forums, gear, shifter, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wha
    • Replies: 1
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    10-31-2016 03:36 AM Go to last post
  24. Seats wont move

    Hi all, Just purchased a 72 Beetle, having problems moving the seats. Moved the levers without them budging. Any help would be appreciated. Cheers,...

    Started by moysy72, 10-27-2016 05:20 AM
    72 beetle, aircooled, appreciated, beetle, cheers, classic, forum, forums, moved, moving, problems, purchased, sea, seats, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wi, won
    • Replies: 0
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    10-27-2016 05:20 AM Go to last post
  25. New to The Forum

    I have a 1966 with a sun roof that doesn't open. I have new felt and crank to install. Has anyone done this themselves? I need advice

    Started by Joe The Janitor, 09-09-2016 12:18 PM
    1966, advice, aircooled, beetle, classic, crank, felt, forum, ins, install, newbie, open, roof, stall, sun, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wi
    • Replies: 1
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    10-09-2016 04:03 PM Go to last post
  26. Advice

    I'm new here, thanks for having me. Just picked this cutie up. Runs on a 6 volt system, everything is original so I hate to change it, but the lights...

    Started by Anne, 10-04-2016 10:46 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    10-04-2016 04:24 PM Go to last post
  27. Rear fenders 74 super beetle

    I picked up a 74 super beetle on the drive home I noticed rubber smell, when I got home I looked closer at the rear fender clearance. The passenger...

    Started by allenw, 09-17-2016 05:13 PM
    aircooled, beetle, bot, classic, correct, drive, drivers, finger, fit, forum, forums, passenger, picked, rear, superbeetle, tire, tires, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wider
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 595
    09-19-2016 08:13 PM Go to last post
  28. Best beetle year

    Hi, Looking to buy a beetle what would be a good year ? I like the ones from the sixties to 71 ish...I know my Tr6 but I know nothing about...

    Started by Patrick67, 08-25-2016 08:43 PM
    aircooled, appreciated, beetle, buy, classic, forum, forums, good, greatly, ish, les, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wha, year
    • Replies: 1
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    08-26-2016 01:14 PM Go to last post
  29. Temprimental starting any ideas

    Some times my bug starts first turn of the key the others turn the key and it it just clicks but won't fire up and can take up to 10 turns of the key...

    Started by Seanlithman, 08-18-2016 03:37 PM
    aircooled, beetle, bug, classic, difference, folks, forum, forums, idea, key, motor, star, starter, starting, starts, superbeetle, times, turn, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 1
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    08-18-2016 06:40 PM Go to last post
  30. I need a favor.

    Help, I need a favor. But first, let me tell you why. When I was in high school, my parents had a 1970 Volkswagen Beetle (pre Super Bug). I had a...

    Started by Montana Larry, 08-06-2016 09:42 PM
    aircooled, back seat, beetle, bike, bought, bug, classic, fit, floor, forum, high, honda, interior, makes, mini, seat, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 3
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    08-09-2016 09:10 PM Go to last post
  31. VW Dash Model/Year Identification

    Hi! I hope ya'll can help a girl out. My ex left a lot of stuff behind.... including this, bills and sugar in my gas tank! I am trying to identify...

    Started by akajenfer, 08-09-2016 02:05 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    08-09-2016 02:05 PM Go to last post
  32. Wink Hello everyone!

    Hi, Ive jus bought my first bug, its a 1970. I need to appologise now for how much advice and oppinion i'll be asking for over the next few days,...

    Started by AndyC4590, 07-10-2016 05:28 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    07-10-2016 05:28 PM Go to last post
  33. Idle

    Hello All, I have a 1979 VW superbeetle FI. The car starts up great, idles fine but after I drive for a short time the car seems to idle high at...

    Started by mort5029, 05-22-2016 10:09 AM
    aircooled, beetle, car, classic, drive, drop, engine, forum, great, high, idle, lights, read, rpm, short, starts, superbeetle, time, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 534
    07-01-2016 08:26 AM Go to last post
  34. New 1967 Driver/Project

    Hello and a short intro, My name is Mike G, I live in New Jersey. Started out at 16 with Aircooled, and at 21 changed over to Watercooled(Actually...

    Started by mrg73, 06-26-2016 03:14 PM
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    06-26-2016 03:14 PM Go to last post
  35. Question going to buy new project Beetle...

    hello fellow beetle fans! looking to buy a project car for my son... looking between a 67 and 73 beetle... im new to the beetle world, but am...

    Started by paliach, 06-11-2016 06:20 PM
    appreciated, beetle, buy, car, fans, fellow, forum, forums, hard, heard, info, missing, newer, parts, project, specific, standard, stay, super, tips, upgraded, volkswagen, volt, world, years
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 797
    06-22-2016 09:44 AM Go to last post

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