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Re: 1971 Beetle

Post by tint1n on Thu Feb 02 2012, 20:59

Next on the agenda was to get the rest of the carpet fitted





Next job was to tackle refitting the engine, after a bit of jiggling about, finally got it in



Now with engine in, fitted the new ignition barrel, went to turn over the engine on the starter motor, but as soon as I turned the key it blew a fuse, so back to the drawing board to see whats causing that.

To finish up the day I got then new bonnet catch and handle fitted



And fitted the deck lid



Next jobs will be fitted the new black bumpers, and getting the front windows and regulators fitted.

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Post by tint1n on Tue Feb 21 2012, 20:09

ok just another quick update,

Tried to get the engine to turn over the other day, the solnoid is coming in but it wont turn over, charged the battery up, still no luck, think the battery is knackered as dropping too many volts when I try and crank it over.

Decided to leave it for time being and sort out another battery so go on with fitting the exhaust and new rear bumper





once that was fitted, decided it was time to install the freshly painted steering wheel boss and new wiper and indicator stalks, once wired up tested and all ok



I am hoping to get down the workshop on Thursday to get front windows and seals in.

once that is done need to get car back on floor, get headlamps, front bumper and door handles done.

We are now on the home straight, just a few small bits to do to finish off, then get the motor running. Should be on the road soon

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Re: 1971 Beetle

Post by Big Red on Wed Feb 22 2012, 17:39

Coming along very nicely. Looking good.
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Re: 1971 Beetle

Post by tint1n on Sun Jul 15 2012, 19:40

So after today's meet I went home and decided I should do some more work on bug, got a few more bits fitted, still got a fair bit to do, just struggling to get it all to fit.


Anyway few pics of car in it's current state








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New seat belt fitted



Front bumper on



Almost looks like a finished car from here




Going to bring jump pack home from work and see if I can get it to start





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Re: 1971 Beetle

Post by Grizzly on Sun Jul 15 2012, 20:35

Looking very good Matt dont know about that pancake filter on the engine though, unless your only warm weather driving . . .

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Re: 1971 Beetle

Post by tint1n on Sun Jul 15 2012, 20:51

@Grizzly wrote:Looking very good Matt dont know about that pancake filter on the engine though, unless your only warm weather driving . . .


Warm and dry weather driving I think Very Happy
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Post by tint1n on Fri Jul 20 2012, 19:41

Tried to start the engine tonight, put jump pack on battery as wouldn't turn over, engine turns over for a few turns, connected up ht leads ( think I have them in the right order).

I am trying to draw the fuel from a jerry can ATM as don't want to put anything in tank until its on road, I tried several times to get it to turn over a bit more, no joys, have flattened battery and jump pack now.

Does anyone have any advice for starting a rebuilt engine the first time?

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Re: 1971 Beetle

Post by owen on Sat Jul 21 2012, 08:01

one good thing with the ehgine not firing up straight away is that you have got the oil circulated abit. If youre not using the fuel tank or pump you could just make sure the carb float bowl is full of petrol that should be enough to get it to fire up providing you have a spark on the HT leads and the timing is about right.

Bugs looking really good like the black bumpers goes well with the paint job and wheels

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Re: 1971 Beetle

Post by tint1n on Sun Jul 22 2012, 17:43

@owen wrote:one good thing with the ehgine not firing up straight away is that you have got the oil circulated abit. If youre not using the fuel tank or pump you could just make sure the carb float bowl is full of petrol that should be enough to get it to fire up providing you have a spark on the HT leads and the timing is about right.

Bugs looking really good like the black bumpers goes well with the paint job and wheels

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Thanks Owen will give that a try
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Post by Grizzly on Sun Jul 22 2012, 17:57

1 4 3 2 is the firing order will start up if in wrong order but sound awful and probably stall shortly after . . . make sure you static time the engine too if your not sure it's right gives you a starting point to get it going.

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