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  1. 1973 Super beetle transmission problem

    Hello everyone, we just bought our first beetle and are extremely excited to get it running to make a daily driver. We had to fix a leaking fuel line...

    Started by Baby's Bug, 11-19-2016 07:38 PM
    aircooled, beetle, car, classic, clutch, engine, forum, front, fuel, gear, gears, shifter, superbeetle, time, tires, transmission, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wanted
    • Replies: 1
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    11-27-2016 05:26 PM Go to last post
  2. 1.3 beetle performance mods

    Hello guys I just brought a 1972 1300cc beetle a couple month ago. It had been dry stored for the last 10 years and it's needing a bit of work. ...

    Started by Kieranlaad96, 07-22-2016 11:23 AM
    600, beetle, boost, boring, carburetor, complete, easy, engine, eve, forum, forums, method, mod, mods, needed, ons, performance, pistons, power, provide, replace, run, running, stock, volkswagen
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 303
    11-14-2016 08:03 PM Go to last post
  3. Question Generator Motor Fuel Pump Change

    Hello Experienced VWers! I'm a noobie who owns a MG replica sitting on a VW chasse & engine. My question: I'm trying to change my fuel pump bc...

    Started by VWreplicaMG, 10-05-2016 09:42 AM
    aircooled, beetle, bought, bra, brand, change, classic, cracked, early, engine, forum, fuel, fuel pump, good, motor, question, start, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 211
    10-30-2016 06:23 PM Go to last post
  4. 75 Fuel Injected Beetle Not starting

    Ok, so I picked up a coupleBeetles a couple weeks back. 72 Super Beetle and a 75 Beetle FI . This 75 Beetle smoked a little, not a big deal at the...

    Started by BeetleBaker75, 06-23-2016 04:38 PM
    aircooled, back seat, beetle, classic, deal, drove, forum, fuel, hit, les, miles, oil, picked, smoked, start, starting, superbeetle, time, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 265
    10-24-2016 10:32 PM Go to last post
  5. Air cooled out of the blue gas spitting out of the air intake

    I am a novice at working on beetles but wondered if anyone could help me understand why all the sudden gas is spitting out of the top of the air...

    Started by Dwight2414, 07-10-2016 03:30 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    10-16-2016 10:17 PM Go to last post
  6. 1303s won't run - PLEASE HELP newbie

    Hi all, i got my 1303 S as a first car but I haven't driven it yet and I'm loosing faith in my classic beetle. My dad bought it for me last year,...

    Started by HugoBug, 07-24-2016 05:16 PM
    aircooled, auto, beetle, car, classic, drive, engine, forum, fuel, garage, newbie, res, running, sell, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, welding
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 201
    10-16-2016 10:08 PM Go to last post
  7. starter motor blues!

    Hi, stupidly I changed my 1973 aircooled beetle starter motor without disconnecting the battery. The cable did spark a couple of times when it...

    Started by gaw, 08-13-2016 05:25 PM
    aircooled, battery, beetle, body, box, cable, classic, dash, engine, forum, forums, fuse box, good, ground, motor, star, superbeetle, times, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 230
    10-16-2016 09:59 PM Go to last post
  8. 1972 beetle, ONLY left turn signal not working but 4 ways work

    1972 standard beetle. Left side front and back flashers don't work. The 4 ways work so all the turn lights turn on when the emergency switch is on,...

    Started by BetsyBeetle1972, 06-05-2016 01:22 PM
    back seat, beetle, car, classic beetle, driver, engine, forum, front, hood, indicator, lights, love, new beetle, problem, rear, seat, standard, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw forum, wiring, work
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 470
    06-06-2016 07:04 AM Go to last post
  9. Looking for parts

    I have a trike that has a VW engine on the back I am trying to find information about it and I am trying to locate the correct distributor cap for it...

    Started by bhpsr01, 04-16-2016 09:54 PM
    auto, bosch, cap, hey, looking for parts, match, number, order, part, parts, store, supply, wha
    • Replies: 1
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    04-17-2016 12:02 AM Go to last post
  10. Replace steering wheel locking mechanism on 1963 bug

    We recently acquired a 1963 bug in good condition. But the steering wheel and ignition locked. Local mechanic unlocked the steering wheel and...

    Started by dblasiar, 08-16-2015 08:38 PM
    aircooled, beetle, bug, classic, deal, forum, forums, good, ignition, key, locking, removed, replace, standard, steering, steering wheel, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wheel
    • Replies: 1
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    03-10-2016 07:55 PM Go to last post
  11. US 58 beetle with semaphores

    Hey all, I have a 58' beetle with semaphores. In the US, semaphores were discontinued in 55'. This is a left hand drive, and hasn't been switched! It...

    Started by Slade, 09-17-2015 11:01 PM
    1958, aircooled, beetle, car, classic, drive, forum, forums, hand, hey, ideas, left, miles, semaphore, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 652
    03-08-2016 10:48 PM Go to last post
  12. Cylinder and case mating

    Hello everyone. This is my first post on your forum. I built my first VW 1600cc about six years ago so I'm still a newbie with much more to...

    Started by dmend, 11-22-2015 06:09 PM
    aircooled, beetle, built, classic, engine, forum, garage, hey, kit, newbie, paper, phone, post, rust, stock, superbeetle, time, top, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 548
    03-08-2016 10:04 PM Go to last post
  13. Thumbs up Need help building a 2332

    Hello my name is Steve and I live in the High Desert Ca. Apple Valley to be exact. I paid a mechanic to build a 2332 for me but all he did was take...

    Started by chillidog, 02-11-2016 04:01 PM
    aircooled, beetle, bug, built, classic, email, forum, forums, high, kind, live, money, motor, parts, running, superbeetle, top, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, work
    • Replies: 1
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    03-08-2016 09:46 PM Go to last post
  14. My 73 won't start!!!

    Recently my 73 beetle died out on the highway. I figured it was the generator or the battery but I've replaced both (brand new starter as well) and...

    Started by Gothamknight, 03-02-2016 06:17 PM
    's, 73, art, back seat, black, front, gauge, ignition, ion, mechanic, model, problems, red, seat, star, start, stripe, sys, system, times, won, won't, won't start
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 542
    03-08-2016 09:37 PM Go to last post
  15. vw 73

    Anyone know a good shop to replace convertible top in the midsouth ?

    Started by csharpe, 12-30-2015 04:31 PM
    73, aircooled, beetle, classic, convertible, forum, forums, good, replace, shop, superbeetle, top, type 1, ver, volkswagen, vw, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 0
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    12-30-2015 04:31 PM Go to last post
  16. turn signal issues

    I have a 73 super beetle. Recently the generator light came on and the turn signals stopped working. Since then I have replaced the externally...

    Started by Kass, 12-20-2015 08:08 PM
    advice, aircooled, beetle, classic, engine, forum, fuse box, issues, light, lights, problem, signals, start, superbeetle, tail, tail lights, thinking, turn signals, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 1
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    12-21-2015 06:13 AM Go to last post
  17. Solex type 34 pict3 carb jets

    Anyone know where i can get a Solex 34 pict 3 Air correction jet with emulsion tube size 55. I cant locate one in the UK,how about the US cheers

    Started by hawkeyefxr, 12-05-2015 12:37 PM
    air, aircooled, beetle, ca, carb, classic, ion, jet, pic, size, solex, superbeetle, tube, type, type 1, type 3, uk, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wi
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 494
    12-05-2015 12:37 PM Go to last post
  18. 71 standard bug brakes not bleeding up

    Hi all!!! Finally bought a 71 bug after wanting one my whole life! Anyways it had brakes when I bought it but pulled hard to the left. Adjustments...

    Started by Dom71bug, 10-11-2015 03:27 PM
    bleed, bleeding, bolt, brakes, bug, fast, forum, forums, pedal, pipe, push, round, se, set, shoes, side, slow, standard, volkswagen
    • Replies: 4
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    10-11-2015 07:13 PM Go to last post
  19. Lobster claw seat belts.

    I just purchased a '72 Super Beetle. It has front seat 3 point semi-retractable lobster claw seat belts. Does anyone know where I can get...

    Started by Bugsy72, 08-19-2015 04:15 AM
    age, assist, belt, belts, ca, hardware, parts, replaced, sea, seat, seat belts, seatbelt, things
    • Replies: 1
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    08-27-2015 12:46 PM Go to last post
  20. Repacling a 1300 engine.

    Hi, I'm brand new to this so please bear with me. I have recently purchase a 'c' reg beetle with a 1300cc air cooled engine. The engine is...

    Started by mivasey, 03-11-2013 12:31 PM
    air, aircooled, beetle, body, bra, brand, classic, cooled, engine, forum, forums, purchase, replace, star, start, superbeetle, transmission, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, welding
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,990
    08-16-2015 08:30 PM Go to last post
  21. Thumbs up Aircooled VW South Africa All-in-One Bible - Beetle Techical

    Lot of good info including some schematics. <object style="width: 420px; height: 297px;"> <embed...

    Started by kennix, 01-14-2010 11:01 AM
    africa, aircooled, application, beetle, embed, false, flash, flight, good, height, including, info, ion, layout, lot, menu, mode, object, south, static, style, true, type, user, username
    • Replies: 5
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    07-23-2015 04:44 AM Go to last post
  22. My first Beetle

    Hi all, I have recently become the proud owner of this 1972 Cal look Bug. Im hoping to put my stamp on her over time and would love any suggestions/...

    Started by wardley92, 11-17-2013 10:27 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    07-15-2015 11:44 PM Go to last post
  23. Homemade Wiring Harness

    I have a 1972 Beetle that needs a lot of work. I have decided to rip out the hodge podge wiring harness because it is hacked beyond real usage. I...

    Started by BlueScarab, 07-03-2015 02:00 PM
    1972, advice, aircooled, baja, beetle, classic, electrial, forum, harness, ignition, lights, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wanted, wipers, wiring, wiring harness
    • Replies: 2
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    07-07-2015 11:23 PM Go to last post
  24. 1973 Seized Engine Help?

    Newbie - project 1973 Beetle Engine seized - wont rotate - starter motor or hand crank Any suggestions on unfreezing !! or is this a refurb...

    Started by Day1zero, 06-21-2015 12:16 PM
    advice, aircooled, ate, beetle, bores, classic, engine, fluid, freezing, hand, job, motor, newbie, project, replacement, star, starter, suggestions, superbeetle, type 1, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 1
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    07-07-2015 11:13 PM Go to last post
  25. 71 beetle compatible years?

    Is there any years that parts will fit to a 71? I'm new to beetles and I am just starting my first restore of a 71 non super just looking for some...

    Started by Chasenfeathers, 03-23-2015 11:26 PM
    • Replies: 0
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    03-23-2015 11:26 PM Go to last post
  26. Window regulator and glass

    65 beetle sedan The window regulators came out with some difficulty -- I had to pull hard. Now I can't get them back in. Here is where I'm at: ...

    Started by vw65beetle, 10-09-2014 04:42 PM
    aircooled, beetle, bug, classic, door, encountered, forum, glass, lower, manual, post, problem, read, superbeetle, top, type 1, vent, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, window
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 2,140
    11-03-2014 10:42 AM Go to last post
  27. 1972 Beetle hesitation

    I've got a 1972 that has a hesitation on acceleration through all the gears. Originally I thought it was the heat risers/manifold being blocked with...

    Started by andrew0206, 09-14-2013 12:47 PM
    72 beetle, air, beetle, carb, carburetor, cleaner, distributor, forum, forums, hesitation, hey, ion, jet, lea, lean, performance, points, problem, remove, replaced, ser, set, tuning, vacuum, volkswagen
    • Replies: 5
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    10-29-2014 11:04 PM Go to last post
  28. 1968 Beetle

    I'm looking into buying a 1968 beetle and i have seen one for sale; he has told me that it has recently had new electronic ignition, plus, oil etc, a...

    Started by maxtaylor794, 10-08-2014 10:41 AM
    aircooled, beetle, black, buying, catching, classic, colour, eye, for sale, forum, forums, make, mat, matte, sale, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wha
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,663
    10-08-2014 12:09 PM Go to last post
  29. Funky Electrical Issues

    Hey everyone! I am in need of a little help...I have been doing some minor repairs to a friends 1972 super beetle and when I thought I was done some...

    Started by trixannriots, 09-20-2014 07:20 PM
    aircooled, beetle, classic, electrical, forum, generator, grounding, idle, lights, radio, signals, super beetle, superbeetle, trunk, turn signals, type 1, volkswagen, voltage, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, windshield, wipers
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 1,673
    09-23-2014 10:07 PM Go to last post
  30. Leaky Doors!

    Just started my 1st restoration project and looking for some help with leaking doors (seals) on my 74 Super Beetle Conv. Just replaced door weather...

    Started by TJ BUG, 08-22-2014 11:10 AM
    aircooled, beetle, classic, conv, door, doors, forum, forums, ideas, missing, project, replaced, res, seals, star, started, super, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 1,559
    09-17-2014 10:12 AM Go to last post
  31. fuel pump

    Which tube is the fuel inlet on a 1973 pump. The upper or lower tube? Took it off and can't find any info on which is which.

    Started by blocky, 08-05-2014 05:33 PM
    1973, 73, aircooled, beetle, ca, classic, engine, fan, fuel, fuel pump, info, lower, pulley, pump, superbeetle, tube, type 1, upper, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,106
    08-05-2014 06:28 PM Go to last post
  32. 1970 Beetle turn signal switch

    The turn signals have never worked correctly on this car. I suspect more than one issue, worn contacts in the switch plus bad wiring. They might...

    Started by PJMidwest, 07-08-2014 03:23 PM
    1970, aircooled, beetle, car, classic, damage, forum, hey, input, points, remove, removing, replacement, signals, steering, superbeetle, turn signals, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wiring
    • Replies: 3
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    07-14-2014 09:52 AM Go to last post
  33. Ignition wont turn off

    Recently had choke wire short against firewall. Melted some plastic off some wires in engine bay only. Rewired those and it starts up fine now, but...

    Started by Badadz, 03-26-2014 09:49 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    03-28-2014 07:54 PM Go to last post
  34. classic beetle 1971

    looking to custom, a 1971 1303 beetle, can anybody confirm, I would like to put golf series 4 seats in the front, is this possible.

    Started by kingsmead123, 09-24-2013 05:15 AM
    1971, aircooled, beetle, ca, classic, classic beetle, custom, end, firm, forum, forums, front, golf, sea, seats, series, stalling, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,762
    03-27-2014 06:42 PM Go to last post
  35. Heat or exhaust ??

    I am new to the forums and I have recently purchased a 1968 bug with the Autostick. My question is can a aftermarket exhaust be installed and still...

    Started by Billn39, 12-22-2013 06:25 PM
    aftermarket, aircooled, autos, beetle, bug, classic, exhaust, forum, forums, heat, ins, installed, main, purchased, ques, question, stock, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,449
    12-23-2013 11:10 AM Go to last post

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