I had the good fortune of finding a radio for my 1975 Bug during a recent swap meet at John’s Bug Shop (a sponsor of our club). It was a pretty cool period correct radio that I got for a real bargain. Continue reading “Review: Antenna for your Bug”
So – this weeks article is a pretty basic repair, but pretty much necessary these days on the older Standard Beetles and early Super Beetles. The original glove boxes are made with a paper fiber material that hasn’t held up well over the years. On my Beetle, staying original isn’t all that important. More important to me, is the car being functional.
This is part 2 of an ongoing article on some work I’ve been doing on a replacement front end for my 1975 bug. In part 1 , about a month ago, I suggested we were having an early spring. That hasn’t really worked out well, but the rest of the project has been going ok, despite my poor weather prognostication skills.
Ok, this seems like this will be a simplistic article. It sort-of is, everything is basic, but you need to be very conscious and meticulous to prevent trouble from finding you. There are a few nuances about doing an oil change on your air-cooled engine that you may or not be aware of, things that I have noticed while working on the air cooled wonder. Perhaps I’m too picky about how to do simple things. The devil is usually in the details.
I purchased an escutcheon nut tool from CIP1 and after waiting two months for it to return to stock, it arrived. I was happy as I wanted to finish removing the dashboard switches from the 66 parts car. I did not want to fiddle with ground down needle nose players and other fixes.
Refurbishing a ball joint front beam axle and suspension – Part 1 of a few…
This is an ongoing project out in the shop.
How I Chose a Motor Oil for My Classic/Collector Car
It is a certainty that every car I see at a cruise or car show is using some type of motor oil. Since becoming more interested in motor oils, I find the decision making process used by my peers, to be so very interesting. Some men have all their service and maintenance work performed by someone else and do not know the details of the oil used in their motors. At the other end of the spectrum are the very talented car guys that complete every bit of service on their cars including body work and paint. These later men, however, range all over the map with respect to their oil knowledge.
What a funny little car. It was one of the most prolific ever produced. That’s until it wasn’t produced anymore, but it still lives on. Some factory new parts are available, used parts are still available, and replacement aftermarket parts are available. It’s the aftermarket parts I want to discuss here. Continue reading “Review: Friends don’t let friends buy cheap wiper arms”
Does your VW mark it’s spot? It’s not all that cute. It’s actually kinda obnoxious. When you have an engine that’s complete with rusty pushrod tubes, what do you do?