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    Unfortunately the motor had been removed years ago for another vehicle.

    Volksman
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    in reply to: KCW randomness #17396

    Saw Franz at the classic yesterday and said hi. Wanted to visit but he was busy dealing with swap meet stuff. Later he had quite the group hanging out (think I saw Cole and others over there) so I didn’t bother him. Missed seeing you and corporate this year John.

    I hope Franz brings his bus next time. I was dying to see it.

    Volksman
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    in reply to: My introduction #16962

    Hey Wayne! I live in Layton so right by you. I’ve got a 63 bug I am slowly bringing back to life. These guys have been a huge help and inspiration to me. I will have to look for you at the Classic and introduce myself.

    Volksman
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    I have been messing with this problem for the last week or so trying various things to fix the issue. So far no luck. I have moved the fuel lines away from any direct heat source. I believe it may be exactly what John described with the fuel bubbling over into the intake. I started the car, drove down the street and parked. It was probably two minutes total. Enough that it was warm but not super hot. I left the car sitting for 45 minutes or so and then tried to start it up again and it was the same thing, starter turning but no firing. I can faintly smell gas so I believe it is flooding. I got it to go after a little while and a lot of angry words. I tried adjusting the choke a little bit but that didn’t seem to help. Is it the needle and float that control that gas drip into the manifold? Or could it be the choke as Scott suggested? What would you guys recommend as far as adjusting the choke or the needle / seat and float?

    I am leaning away from the vapor lock idea because I don’t think it is getting hot enough to do that. The air has been warm in the evening here but not scorching. I also have all the proper tin and a new engine seal. I will still avoid the ethanol treated gas and get clean fuel in the future.

    I am super frustrated because I want to drive this car and not worry about having it be difficult to start up.

    Volksman
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    in reply to: KCW randomness #15721

    I completely understand John. If you do happen to come to the show I will stop by and say hi. My boys are super excited to go. Last year my youngest kept talking about how cool your dog was. At any rate I may still smoke up a bunch of pulled pork, bring some homemade BBQ sauce and buns. I will look for you or any of the other KCW guys and hook ’em up with some lunch. 🙂

    Volksman
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    in reply to: KCW randomness #15703

    Why do you think you’ll skip the utah classic John? I was thinking of smoking up a few big pans of pulled pork to bring down and share with you guys. 😀

    Volksman
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    When  Tim at  Volksbiz rebuilt the carb he used a good German kit so I think it should be OK. The fuel pump is a cheap replacement so I’ll look for a good German one.

    Unfortunately most gas stations have that treated gas here in Utah so it’s a pain. I’ll be sure to find a stration that offers fuel without that Crap in it.

    Thanks for the feedback everone

    Volksman
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    Hey Franz are you going to dive that bus out to the Utah classic next month?

    Volksman
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    in reply to: Website Back Up! #15375

    Good job Zach! Looks like those changes should do the trick. Tech problems can be a huge pain. I can totally relate. 😀. Well done sir!

     

    Volksman
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    in reply to: Parkway projects #15128

    I have seen so many testimonials from KCW Spa Treatment customers that I am certain it is an amazing experience. I have mentioned it before but I have been doing just what you said Rustabus and been scraping together whatever cash I can to get my bug there. I was trying to get there this last spring but timing didn’t work out. So now I am hoping for a fall visit. I want my car dialed in so bad!

    Volksman
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    in reply to: JJ's projects #14517

    Let’s see some pics! Hopefully no broken beams this time?

    Volksman
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    in reply to: KCW Baja Team #13637

    How many other KCW folks got to pay the “Routine Check” fees?   🙂  Kinda crazy how often that happens down there.

    Volksman
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    in reply to: KCW Baja Team #13610

    It was fun to follow you guys during the race. I can’t wait to hear from the drivers, support crew and others who were there about the details of the actual race. I hope the car didn’t get too destroyed. Hopefully pictures will come with the storytelling.   🙂

    Volksman
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    I’ve been emailing John about coming out there. Need some TLC / Spa treatment on my bug. Got the money finally saved up now just need to get a date set. Reading this thread is getting me so excited to get out there. This will be my first trip as well. I have been following the site for so many  years it will be awesome to finally get there.

    Looks like you guys had an amazing adventure at KCW!

    Volksman
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    That came out freaking awesome! Well done Franz!

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