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Re: The 66

Postby Mrbubblehead on Apr Sun 08, 2012 7:31 am

I believe a wise man once said, "I'm back up in your ass with the Resurrection." Bug is back up and rolling. Oil cooler works really well. I thought the thermostat got stuck and was no opening all the way so i applied extra heat to it. It works but having that oil cooler setup and cool weather keeps is running cool :)
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Re: The 66

Postby Mrbubblehead on Apr Sun 08, 2012 7:57 am

Oh ya. Carb rebuild seemed to go good. Made adjustment( still need to check accelerator pump adjustment) starts runs great, silky smooth. Seems to have a dead spot right off idle, I heard the 009s tend to do that. May be adjusting the accelerator pump will fix that. I tried to wire a horn in, it works, the only problem is that it starts going as soon as the ignition is switched to ON, so i had to disconnect it. There's probably a short some where.
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Re: The 66

Postby Mrbubblehead on Apr Mon 16, 2012 6:20 pm

I'm having to many issues with the rear end, with the car being as low as it is. Axle nuts coming loose and drum splines wearing out. I've been talkin to folk about it and the word is that keeping a swing axle that low will always have problems. The car will get lifted a little to see if it helps. 1.5" rear and 1" front. :(
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Re: The 66

Postby YASHA7FOLD on Apr Mon 16, 2012 7:32 pm

Let me know how that works out. It may be time to change to an IRS.
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Re: The 66

Postby Mrbubblehead on Apr Mon 16, 2012 8:14 pm

i'll let you know. this is the post I have on the samba regarding the issue.
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=507915
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Re: The 66

Postby Mrbubblehead on Apr Wed 25, 2012 8:02 pm

Here is the height the bug will be at for this summer. The axle splines are not looking so hot. One of the bearings is already a little rough from the axle angle not giving it lubrication. Next year i hope to throw in a new tranny, axles, and whatever else it needs, then drop it a little lower(not as low as it was, but lower than it is now).
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Re: The 66

Postby padroB5 on Apr Wed 25, 2012 10:55 pm

i like it at that hight right there! still have enought graoun clearan to get around MT lol
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Postby YASHA7FOLD on Apr Thu 26, 2012 7:11 am

Looks good man. I can't wait to get my Airkewld bean so I can slam mine.


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Re: The 66

Postby Mrbubblehead on Jul Tue 31, 2012 7:39 pm

Rear end does not have much life left in it. I dont recommend dropping the way I did it. The excessive toe in with the camber will eat that rear end up. They make drop plates for the rear that keep your toe in check. You'll still eat up bearings due to lack of oil getting to them, but it should last longer. I have put around 8k on it since i've had it. I will probably put it back to stock, skid plate, and dirt tires and have some fun with it ;)
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Re: The 66

Postby MT-Getto on Jul Tue 31, 2012 10:29 pm

8k on a beetle seems pretty good for such a short time :)
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