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South Hants (SHPVS) Car Show and Autojumble.

Mon Apr 07 2014, 15:26 by Grizzly

SHVPS Annual Classic Vehicle Show and Autojumble

Date: Sunday 1st June 2014 10.00am – 4.00pm

Queen Elizabeth Country Park,

Gravel Hill, Horndean, Waterlooville. PO8 0QE

3 miles South Of Petersfield on the A3

South Hants Vehicle Preservation Society’s Annual Classic Vehicle Show and popular Autojumble.

Easy access and free public car parking on site.

This is a family day out with …

Beachbuggin 6th August let me know if your planning on going.

Sat Jul 22 2017, 21:29 by Grizzly

Who's up for beachbuggin they have booked out club pitch just need to know numbers please . . . it is a great one day show on southsea common next to the beach . . . lots to see and do let me know if your going as I have to book you in and you have access at reduced rate £5 I believe it is

Camper and Bus show and August events - what are you hoping to do?

Sun Jul 16 2017, 13:06 by carl & helen

Club days out August
Are any of these of any interest? Or are you planning something different that we can group together on?
Don’t think any of us are doing BugJam so our first possible weekend is

Camper & Bus, Camping at the Castle – 28th, 29th 30th July. We love this in the Malvern’s  so we are going back. Any takers?
We …

Hessich Oldendorf and Euro Bug In 2017 - European trip details

Sun Oct 09 2016, 12:34 by carl & helen

HO17, Germany -
Quite a few of you have already talked about coming to Germany for Hessich Oldendorf or for Belgium Euro Bug In next year in late June and early July.
Together these give us an incredible, every four year European trip to Hessich, Germany, on to the factories in Wolfsberg and Hannover and the back via EBI - Euro Bug In the following weekend for those …

Stonor Park 2017

Tue Mar 28 2017, 15:04 by Grizzly

Hi Folks I will be needing some assistance at Stonor Park on the 4th June. As well as the camping I am also organising club displays in return you will have free entry & camping.
I will need assistance on white pond gate for club display pass hand outs and lining up aircooled avenue & watercooled way.

And anyone that wants to help me out with camping.

Lastly as Aircooled Konnection are running …

Next club meet 26th May @ Chalkhill Blue from 19:00 hrs

Mon May 22 2017, 21:43 by Grizzly

Next club meet 26th May @ Chalkhill Blue from 19:00 hrs

Red 69 Beetle

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Red 69 Beetle

Post by Grizzly on Thu Aug 18 2016, 10:37

As Ceara calls it the red Herbie . . .

1969 1500 beetle has had 4 owners I am the 5th, it was bought in Germany and used in the Netherlands up until 1972 where it was imported to the UK by the original owner hence the 1972 UK plates. The beetle now has a 1600 twin port engine, the roof rack also came with the car. I am planning on using it as my daily so didn't want anything to early.

First things first was to give it a service and sort out some major oil leaks which turned out to be a hole in the push rod tube Rolling Eyes made a right mess of the drive.

The engine has a filter pump fitted which goes out to the right rather than the left as you normally see them. I think I have managed to sort a replacement oil filter, so will need another oil change soonish which means I can use a lower weight oil as it came with a can of halfords classic 20w/50.

I gave it a good t-cut and polish to bring some of the flat paint back to life, then I set about sorting some wiring issues and there are more to look at, unfortunately it appears over the years the old diy method of twisting wires together with insulation tape has been used in some places Shocked
There was a slight lean on the rear nearside so have changed the rear shocks and that has sorted that out with the benefit of a clear improvement on the ride in the rear anyway so when I get some spare cash will do the fronts too. I also set about the mucky job of wax oiling the underside main it was filthy !

Noticed the car stunk of petrol when the tank was full so changed the fuel inlet pipes which looked to have seen better days so that is another job sorted.

I really need to sort out the front gearbox mount (engine out job) as I can feel the movement ... I have some GT wheels which I need to get refurbished to get rid of the 8 spokes which are not my cup of tea . . . so till next time . . .


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