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Re: 74 Beetle

Postby Glenn » Thu May 29, 2014 1:27 pm

After discussing it with the Jet-Hot rep, she told me the satin black has a textured finish. I told her that all VWs leak a little and I can cleanup the mufflers with some parts cleaner and mag polish. I can't do that with the black, it's just soap and water. So any oil, grease and road grim might get caught by the texture and not come off.

So.... i'm staying silver.
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Re: 74 Beetle

Postby EDNCAROL » Fri May 30, 2014 6:47 pm

Glenn wrote:
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Re: 74 Beetle

Postby Glenn » Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:50 am

Not bad for being 16 years old.
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Re: 74 Beetle

Postby Glenn » Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:13 pm

I've always had to use a 2x10 to drive the rear wheels over to pull the car in nose first..... not any more.

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I'm stoked.

Backed in.. 4" clearance.
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Re: 74 Beetle

Postby AoT » Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:28 pm

Glenn wrote:I've always had to use a 2x10 to drive the rear wheels over to pull the car in nose first..... not any more.


This would have been reason alone to revamp the driveway. Glad you a plus option on the project.

:P
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Re: 74 Beetle

Postby Glenn » Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:09 pm

Took the car for a short drive and dumped the oil.

Tomorrow i'll do a valve adjustment.

Getting it ready for the winter.

I did a whopping 370 miles this year... but did 2600 miles on the bike.
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Re: 74 Beetle

Postby Tom » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:15 pm

Maybe you should fill it up while the gas is cheap . ;)
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Re: 74 Beetle

Postby Glenn » Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:33 pm

Tom wrote:Maybe you should fill it up while the gas is cheap . ;)

I think I put gas in it twice this year.
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Re: 74 Beetle

Postby JGriffoto » Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:05 pm

Glenn wrote:I did a whopping 370 miles this year... but did 2600 miles on the bike.


Sorry, you must put at least 1000 miles per year on your VW to stay a member of this club. You are banished.
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Re: 74 Beetle

Postby Glenn » Wed Nov 05, 2014 12:35 pm

JGriffoto wrote:
Glenn wrote:I did a whopping 370 miles this year... but did 2600 miles on the bike.


Sorry, you must put at least 1000 miles per year on your VW to stay a member of this club. You are banished.

I have over 473,000 miles so you can banish me in 433 years.
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Re: 74 Beetle

Postby EDNCAROL » Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:28 pm

Just under 12 k a year! I think he's got us all beat!
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Re: 74 Beetle

Postby Glenn » Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:12 pm

I drive 30k a year. I got my Civic 4.5 years ago with 106k and it now has 235k. It was no different with my Beetle. i had 100k by the end of 1978. I rebuild the original engine in 1980 after the case cracked behind #3 with 160k.

circa 1978 with the "Jew-fro" (it was a windy day)
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Re: 74 Beetle

Postby VwJay » Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:57 am

I've easily got about 15k on mine this year.
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Re: 74 Beetle

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:12 am

PSH... I have yo all beat 1623 miles...

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Re: 74 Beetle

Postby VwJay » Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:26 am

No no, not 1500, 15000. LAWYERED
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Re: 74 Beetle

Postby EDNCAROL » Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:25 pm

circa 1978 with the "Jew-fro" (it was a windy day)
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Re: 74 Beetle

Postby Glenn » Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:50 pm

EDNCAROL wrote:Was the wind blowing in your eyes or are you just stoned in that picture? 8-)

Yes
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Re: 74 Beetle

Postby Glenn » Wed Apr 22, 2015 2:14 pm

I pulled the cover off, connected the battery and it fired right up. I took it for a drive and everything is working. It's nice to step on the gas and have the car accelerate vs doing so in the Honda and waiting for it to go.

It's back on the road.

So now i'm off for a ride.... on the bike.
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Re: 74 Beetle

Postby AoT » Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:27 pm

Glenn wrote:It's back on the road.

So now i'm off for a ride.... on the bike.


You're such a tease!!
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Re: 74 Beetle

Postby Raj » Mon Nov 02, 2015 3:49 pm

They dont like to be ignored.......
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Re: 74 Beetle

Postby Glenn » Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:28 am

Back on the road.

I took the cover off and it started right up. Just a short ride to make sure everything works and it's ready for the season.
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Re: 74 Beetle

Postby Glenn » Wed May 11, 2016 9:18 am

Had to replace the left front turn signal bulb.
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Re: 74 Beetle

Postby Brown » Wed May 11, 2016 3:56 pm

Glenn wrote:Had to replace the left front turn signal bulb.


Dam. Time to scrap it!
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Re: 74 Beetle

Postby Glenn » Wed May 11, 2016 4:25 pm

Lucky the last bulb was in a 2-pack. Otherwise I would of junked it.
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Re: 74 Beetle

Postby Glenn » Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:28 pm

A new low..... 96 miles this year.

Decided to adjust the valves and change the oil even though it's been way less than 3000 miles.
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