On November 18th we had our club year end banquet. Here are a few photos from our event. There was good food, good prizes and a great evening was had by all that attended!
Here is an article about the Josef Ganz Beetle predecessor – from Hemmings Motor News
Members Joe and Larry passed this link along.
Volkswagen announced this week that the Beetle would be discontinued again by next summer . This time the “new” Beetle would be retired and plans for the upcoming electric powered Beetle would be in doubt as well.
VW – 6 or 12 Volt Battery Compartment Maintenance
In the ’66 beetle I own, the 6 volt battery sits on the metal floor pan under the rear seat, passenger side. Since I have owned the car (1971) I have performed a bi-annual maintenance on this area. The following describes the procedure.
Hello friends and family of K-W & Area Bug Club.
Its with concern that I send this message along.
One of our members – Ernie Abel, has had a number of shop manuals borrowed without his permission from his shop in Wiarton Ontario.
Five-hundred dollars is offered by Ernie for information leading to the return of the shop documentation.
If anyone has questions or information, please directly contact Ernie. Thanks!
I did this repair on my own car about a month ago, but I didn’t write this article until now because I didn’t think anyone else could benefit from my techniques since it’s pretty obscure. Now, I have written it up, since it seems like a more common issue than I anticipated.
If you were a visitor at Bug Out or a sponsor of Bug Out – thank you for supporting us. We produce the event in association with the K-W Optimist Club. They are a fantastic supporter of youth in our community and it is a pleasure to host our event at their facility in beautiful Heidelberg, Ontario.
Please support our sponsors. You can find our full 2018 sponsor list here. Just click on their logo/text to contact them.
If you were a winner, and missed the presentation ceremony, please contact us here.
Here are the results of Bug Out 37:
“A gentleman does not motor around after dark.’
I used to think that quote from Joseph Lucas was reserved for Lucas automotive electrics – but I nearly experienced it myself. I could have been my very own prince of darkness.
This weeks article is a rather short technical idea than a full fledged project. It’s about keeping your brakes adjusted on your Bug, Ghia, Thing, Buggy, etc. If you’ve ever adjusted your brakes before, you are aware the the issues of the brake adjustment stars. The stars typically corrode in place, so we remove them, clean them up in the wire wheel. We typically apply grease or anti-seize compound to ensure they remain free (for a while at least). The next step is to adjust the brakes so they just slightly drag on the drums. Take it for a test drive, feels great doesn’t it! But wait a minute, by the second time you drive it you need to adjust your brakes again – whats going on here!?