It’s starting to be a problem…

When I bought my bug, I expected some electrical issues.  I’ve had a few.  From issues with my headlights to some issues with basic grounds.  You can come to expect these kinds of things on cars approaching 45 or more years old.

Another issue I encountered on my own beetle was an intermittent starter issue.  In this post, I’ll break down how the starter system works electrically and mechanically  since this topic has come up a few times with a few friends in recent days.

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Bugout 37 Results – July 8th 2018

 

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:

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Repair: Brake Star Spring Clip

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!?

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