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VwfoolParticipantNovember 22, 2022 at 8:06 amPost count: 814
I can’t say I have ever seen a main shaft nut come off like that in the years I was building transaxles. Weird.
Since you’re going to be in it, might be worth getting rid of that brass shift fork for 1/2 and getting a steel one.FranzParticipantNovember 22, 2022 at 9:09 pmPost count: 5390
The shift plates showed a little wear, but the cause of the problem was the gear stack getting loose (from the nut that fell off). I peened the nut in place, and used a little loctite. We had some better shift plates that I swapped out, and new synchros while this far apart.John JonesModeratorNovember 23, 2022 at 7:56 amPost count: 12198
broke Sunday, back together wednesday… 😎 Back on the road! 😎
One stop shop. 😎Audrey JonesModeratorNovember 23, 2022 at 8:46 amPost count: 1278
KCW – making dreams come true and keeping VWs alive 🔥John JonesModeratorNovember 24, 2022 at 7:41 amPost count: 12198
Jesse is getting some upgrades…👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 later bus front mount so he has rubber mounts. And a softer clutch too!!😎😎😎😎
gonna be even BETTER now 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻68tintopParticipantNovember 24, 2022 at 1:19 pmPost count: 947
Woo wee. That was a lot of grinding. I am like a sissy when it comes to grinding metal. I need goggles I hate getting shit in my eyes especially metal😬 I did pretty good I think I got all the metal out of my Ballz. Thanks for the help kcw. Hopefully a bad ass upgrade for the TRIP to BBB.FranzParticipantNovember 25, 2022 at 3:14 pmPost count: 5390
Dan G’s 66 beetle here for some love. We found the number 1 cylinder at 78% indicating a bad exhaust valve. Pat removed the engine and disassembled to a short block for inspection. It had dished pistons, worn exhaust valve seat, and bad lifter/cam contact surface. I suggested a rebuild at Painter’s Grinding. Dan approved.
I think this engine is one of those late 90’s all new long-blocks you could get from VW by the lack of numbers and Audi emblems on everything.
All of the lifters had a similar surface and I could feel the texture with a pick.FranzParticipantNovember 27, 2022 at 7:02 pmPost count: 5390
You’re good to go Ragdaddy. It was a simple corroded spade terminal on the starter.
I cut/crimped a new end on the wire and the starter switch functions perfectly.Pat KParticipantNovember 28, 2022 at 6:28 pmPost count: 2933
^^^ Easy peasy…drivers are the best!!!
Worked on Eric’s ‘65 sunroof today. Goal was to knock out most of the interior insulation, carpet, floors mats, etc.
Started cleaning/prepping and found a bit of rust that needed attention first. Pass side heater channel repairs engulfed most of the day.
Required an inner section of heater channel.
Outer section also.
And a chunk of fender well.
Knocked out some interior install work as well. GOOD DAY!!!
We will build it if it comes.John JonesModeratorNovember 29, 2022 at 7:41 amPost count: 12198
Unexpected rust repair right before interior install.😁FranzParticipantNovember 29, 2022 at 8:56 amPost count: 5390
Antonio’s bus from Durango here for some electrical and loose ends.
The steering box was hard to turn because the adjuster was turned in too far and locked down extra tight. I couldn’t break the adjuster loose because the steel insert in the housing was spinning.Ragtop RonParticipantNovember 29, 2022 at 1:45 pmPost count: 380
Awsome, thanks Franz I’ll stop by after work and grab it.
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