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  1. New To VWOC AirCooled / Classic VW Owners Club? Introduce yourself and find FAQs Stickied in this forum.

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  1. Engine cuts out after 5 minutes; will not restart

    I've done all my own work on my circa-1968 1600 for 20 years. Built 2 engines from scratch along the way. a few months ago my engine suddenly died...

    Started by Cableguy13, 05-23-2017 08:22 PM
    600, ago, art, built, died, dying, electrical, engine, engines, fuel, ignition, minutes, months, pattern, res, run, running, scratch, shorts, sign, spark, started, times, work, years
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    05-24-2017 12:07 AM Go to last post
  2. Beetle Cold Start

    Hi, :Ciao: My gf bought a 1970 beetle which in the near future we hope we can restore it. but currently we want it to make it run well and...

    Started by Davisamm, 05-15-2017 03:13 PM
    battery, beetle, bought, cap, car, cold, distribution, forum, forums, fuel, guys, hope, key, make, problem, replaced, res, run, running, small, star, start, turn, volkswagen, vw but
    • Replies: 0
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    05-15-2017 03:13 PM Go to last post
  3. Cool All Types 2017 Bodelwyddan North wales

    Re:- ALL TYPES VW SHOW Sunday 21st May at Bodelwyddan Castle, North Wales. The All Types VW Show now in its 19th year is to be held in the...

    Started by ozzit, 05-02-2017 12:35 PM
    audi, buy, classic, club, cruise, day, early, email, for sale, forum, forums, front, hundreds, parts, photobucket, purchase, rear, sale, seat, styles, ticket, trade, volkswagen, water, year
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    05-02-2017 12:35 PM Go to last post
  4. what noise do I hear

    I hear a loud noise coming from rear of my 1969 beetle when I encounter bumps. shocks look good ? Any ideas ?

    Started by acftmech, 02-28-2017 04:46 PM
    1969, 69, beetle, bumps, bushings, coming, encounter, end, forum, forums, good, hear, ideas, les, loud, lower, mount, noise, rear, shocks, test, top, volkswagen, watch, wha
    • Replies: 1
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    03-01-2017 04:32 AM Go to last post
  5. Hesitation

    My 1974 Super Bug has a new carb., electric fuel pump, fuel line from the tank to the pump, distributor, spark plugs, plug wires, the intake system...

    Started by GrandPoppy, 02-06-2017 07:58 AM
    bug, carb, don, engine, engines, forum, forums, fuel, fuel pump, gasoline, good, intake, line, lower, performance, power, pump, rpm, run, running, suggestion, super, sys, tank, volkswagen
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 382
    02-16-2017 08:35 PM Go to last post
  6. my 1973 beetle won't start.

    Hi I havnt used my bug for about 5 weeks and it's parked in the garage, went to reverse it out and the battery was flat, as I have only owned the bug...

    Started by Charlie79, 12-13-2016 04:00 AM
    art, beetle, carburetor, check, coil, correct, current, engine, forum, forums, fuel, gap, items, key, plugs, points, spark, star, start, terminal, timing, volkswagen, wi, won, won't
    • Replies: 2
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    02-13-2017 01:36 PM Go to last post
  7. Slight VIN number transcription error

    I'm pretty sure I can get this handled easily, but wondering if anyone else had heard of this. I bought my 1970 VW Cabriolet in 2000. No...

    Started by Junglepilot, 02-13-2017 01:24 PM
    bought, buy, cabriolet, car, correct, data, drop, drove, easily, error, forum, forums, heard, long, make, number, plate, problems, sell, vin, vin number, volkswagen, wanted, windshield
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    02-13-2017 01:24 PM Go to last post
  8. jerking as i shift gears

    my 69 bug jerks as i shift from 1st 2nd 3rd and 4th. the clutch and tranny are good and i am 68 yrs old and know how to drive a stick. I drove 6...

    Started by vetarmy, 08-06-2016 02:07 AM
    3rd, 4th, bug, car, clutch, drive, drove, forum, forums, gear, gears, good, great, how to, jerks, ken, kenny, miles, shift, star, started, stick, tran, tranny, volkswagen
    • Replies: 8
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    01-29-2017 12:27 PM Go to last post
  9. strange box with wires coming out of firewall

    can someone help me figure out what this is I just bought a new main wiring harness and am trying to install it. there is a box on the firewall of...

    Started by zabeast1973, 11-12-2016 06:53 PM
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    01-28-2017 09:30 PM Go to last post
  10. 69 beetle, need help identifying codes

    Hey everyone I just bought a 69 beetle last week, I have been trying to get it for months and finally got the guy down on the price and picked it up....

    Started by ambspier, 11-03-2016 08:01 PM
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    01-28-2017 09:22 PM Go to last post
  11. Help !

    I resently bought a 1970 bug and it needs the motor rebuilt because one of the Pistons and cylinders is bad but I don't know how many ccs it is and...

    Started by Allreaddywon54, 01-04-2017 02:41 AM
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    01-28-2017 08:49 PM Go to last post
  12. complete novice advice - front ball joints

    well got my first beetle, 1967, but has a later ball joint front end, so my question / request is for some one around Birmingham (UK) who can press...

    Started by wolfie 1967, 06-09-2016 03:14 PM
    1967, advance, advice, ball, ball joint, beetle, birmingham, ca, complete, end, forum, forums, front, ion, join, joint, joints, novice, ques, question, request, uk, volkswagen
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 508
    11-12-2016 01:58 PM Go to last post
  13. HELP engine code 122?

    Hi Hi I'm new at forum. Anybody can tell something about that engine: size\year\value? Thanks

    Started by Macieqcc, 10-16-2016 03:36 PM
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    10-17-2016 01:47 PM Go to last post
  14. Question my bug only over heats when underload...please help

    Hello everyone. Im the owner of a 1971 vw bug. The engine will run forever idling and not over heat. I can play with the throttle too and rev it up...

    Started by darkstar51, 09-24-2016 09:50 AM
    air, bearings, bug, clutch, end, engine, forum, good, great, heat, heating, idling, input, oil, owner, play, pulley, road, rpm, set, slow, speed, timing, top, volkswagen
    • Replies: 1
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    10-16-2016 08:41 PM Go to last post
  15. Question VW mechanic near Torrance CA

    Looking for a Reasonable VW mechanic or 2 to repair a 70 bug motor. I had it completely rebuilt 8K ago and it was driven very soft, now it's making...

    Started by taisho, 03-04-2016 01:40 PM
    's, ago, bug, busy, ca, california, check, completely, drive, driven, forum, forums, hard, knock, making, mechanic, motor, reasonable, repair, shop, soft, volkswagen, vw
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    10-08-2016 08:24 PM Go to last post
  16. Easy enough question

    Where do I turn on screen wash and what does the lever do to the right of the steering wheel, and where's the dipstick located not even had the...

    Started by giles_g, 09-09-2016 05:05 PM
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    09-13-2016 04:38 PM Go to last post
  17. blown engine 1600cc for a 1973 Super beetle rag top Karman

    New to the site Blew the 1600cc motor on my 1973 super beetle convertible Would any one know a good classic beetle mechanic in the greater...

    Started by gorosiego, 09-10-2016 10:16 AM
    1973, 73, area, beetle, blow, blown, blown engine, cc, classic, classic beetle, complete, engine, forum, forums, good, karma, mechanic, motor, super, super beetle, top, toronto, ver, volkswagen
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    09-10-2016 10:16 AM Go to last post
  18. Dark Nights

    Someone did a good job in replacing the headliner on my 1974 Super Beetle before I bought it. Unfortunately, they covered up the courtesy lights. I...

    Started by GrandPoppy, 08-27-2016 12:00 PM
    1974, beetle, bought, covered, dark, doors, fortunately, forum, forums, good, headliner, hey, job, left, lights, night, nights, pic, picture, pos, posts, replacing, super, switches, volkswagen
    • Replies: 4
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    08-29-2016 08:07 AM Go to last post
  19. Smile HELP for searching the owner of this beautiful Beetle !

    HELLO ! My name is LUC. I'm french and i have two beetle 1303 Last week-end, i saw few beetle and other aircooled VW from UK at VW Fest#3 in LE...

    Started by COX_1303, 08-02-2016 03:39 AM
    010, 13, aircooled, beautiful, beetle, ca, end, fest, forum, forums, french, help me, helping, lot, mail, owner, search, searching, uk, volkswagen, vw, week
    • Replies: 0
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    08-02-2016 03:39 AM Go to last post
  20. 1970 Beetle Convertible

    I have acquired a 1970 VW convertible Beetle. It has approximately 122,500 miles on the clock and is in very condition both inside and out. I do...

    Started by Tanyastar1, 07-26-2016 07:13 AM
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    07-26-2016 07:13 AM Go to last post
  21. Steering wheel identification

    Found this wheel in an old barn. 13 in O.D., 12 inch ID. Any guesses? It resembles a wheel I found on an aftermarket parts page, listed as a VW.

    Started by Sperrill, 07-15-2016 03:04 PM
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    07-15-2016 03:04 PM Go to last post
  22. Introduction and a few questions

    Hi folks, I just spur of the moment purchased a 1972 beetle this morning for a screaming deal. :o Very good condition overall, original paint,...

    Started by seanb72, 07-13-2016 11:51 PM
    background, battery, beetle, cars, cool, deal, dies, drive, forum, forums, function, good, lot, motor, owner, paint, photobucket, question, questions, running, search, site, time, truck, volkswagen
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 481
    07-13-2016 11:51 PM Go to last post
  23. Classic beetle headlights?

    Just bought this wing for my beetle, any ideas which headlight I will need for them because I can't seem to figure it out, Thanks Woodsy23

    Started by Woodsy23, 07-11-2016 02:10 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    07-11-2016 02:40 PM Go to last post
  24. Need some advice on 67 beetle

    Have a stock 67 Bug. I want to put new shocks on it . As it is stock the front end sits a little higher then the rear. I think I would like it at...

    Started by Stewby, 07-07-2016 10:01 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    07-07-2016 11:20 PM Go to last post
  25. My uncles project

    . He had this back in the 70s. It sat for over 20 years. He's restoring it now. Thought you guys would get a kick out of it. Sent from my...

    Started by Rusty622, 03-07-2014 04:46 PM
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    07-01-2016 02:07 PM Go to last post
  26. '64 Beetle Project Help

    I have a 1964 beetle sedan that I am in the process of bringing back to life. I've go to the point where I can start the engine and it will take off,...

    Started by volksie, 06-21-2016 04:30 PM
    1200cc, 1964, art, beetle, carb, die, engine, filter, fixed, forum, forums, fuel, fuel issues, idea, life, pic, problem, project, pump, similar, star, start, throttle, volkswagen
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 449
    06-21-2016 04:30 PM Go to last post
  27. New member with a new toy! 67 Baja

    Hi all, I'm new to the group. I joined because I've owned my 67 for about 2 weeks and I already have a bunch of questions. I figured this would be a...

    Started by Dan-in-Ohio, 07-13-2015 11:58 AM
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    06-12-2016 03:54 PM Go to last post
  28. Proud new '67 Beetle owner needs front seats

    I'm Doc in Lubbock, TX. I have a '67 sedan that the previous owner had '68 high-back seats in. I would like to find the proper low-back seats for my...

    Started by Docdale, 04-29-2016 10:33 PM
    back, beetle, doc, forum, forums, front, front seats, high, info, low, lubbock, owner, previous, proper, proud, sea, seat, seats, sedan, source, tx, volkswagen
    • Replies: 1
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    06-12-2016 03:52 PM Go to last post
  29. Need advice on 1957 beetle with no rust

    I am being offered a 1957 VW Beetle that has been owned by the same family since new. It was a wedding present to the wife in 1957. The car is a...

    Started by MMVW, 03-08-2016 09:09 AM
    accident, add, advice, battery, beetle, buy, car, driving, engine, forum, gear, good, inside, interior, paint, purchase, repair, replacement, roof, running, rust, shift, transmission, volkswagen, work
    • Replies: 1
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    06-12-2016 02:43 PM Go to last post
  30. BetsyBeetle72 asks, What is wrong with my turn signals.

    BetsyBeetle72 writes: 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...

    Started by briano1234, 06-05-2016 04:18 PM
    back seat, bulb, car, diagrams, don, driver, engine, front, god, hood, indicator, left, lights, love, problem, rear, seat, signals, standard, switch, turn, turn signals, wiring, work, works
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 456
    06-05-2016 04:24 PM Go to last post
  31. VW Noob

    I just picked up a beautiful 1969 beetle a few days ago for my first car. I love the car so much! Only issue is that I'm 6'4. I know you can move the...

    Started by Stephen., 04-21-2016 08:45 AM
    ago, baby, beetle, bought, car, days, don, drilling, engine, forum, forums, guy, heard, holes, issue, love, noob, noobie, picked, rail, seat, volkswagen, works
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 565
    05-17-2016 08:31 PM Go to last post
  32. exhaust and header question

    i have a 74 super that i just pulled the motor on and i am cleaning it up and rebuilding the carbs ( dual port). The guy i bought it from says its...

    Started by Avitech, 04-05-2016 03:23 PM
    170, 700, bought, carbs, cleaning, dual, exhaust, forum, forums, guy, header, headers, hurt, motor, port, ques, question, rebuilding, replace, run, super, supposedly, sys, volkswagen, wha
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 877
    04-05-2016 03:23 PM Go to last post
  33. prongs

    ill start with I'm having ignition problems.no spark from coil.what id like to know is on a plugg wire the is a plastic or rubber ring with two metal...

    Started by btracy, 03-18-2016 09:51 PM
    art, coil, forum, forums, idea, ignition, ion, metal, no spark, plastic, pro, problems, ring, rubber, spark, star, start, volkswagen, vw, wha, wi, wire, wires
    • Replies: 1
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    03-23-2016 08:37 PM Go to last post
  34. Motor bogging out

    Took a 45 minute drive and my motor started to sound like it was running rough at idle . I watched it and my idle rpm has gone up by itself . It can...

    Started by Avitech, 03-21-2016 09:28 PM
    adjust, bogging, compression, motor, properly, pulling, rockers, run, sea, seat, side, test, valves
    • Replies: 1
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    03-23-2016 08:34 PM Go to last post
  35. Wiper stopped working 73 Beetle

    Ok, just purchased a 73 Beetle and the wipers just stopped working. The other day I notice that the #12 fuse (turn lights, fuel gauge, and wipers)...

    Started by Jon_Putnam, 01-23-2015 05:38 PM
    beetle, blowing, correct, cut, day, fix, forum, forums, fuel, fuse, gauge, ice, lead, lights, needed, notice, signal, stopped, suggestions, turn, volkswagen, wiper, wipers, wire, working
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,044
    03-22-2016 07:45 AM Go to last post

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