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Postby yellow73 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:07 pm

Finally got the engine in. Still having a little trouble getting the jetting and timing just right. If I get it set by tomorrow I will drive it to the meeting. Just in case here are some pics. I hooked up the valve cover vents got all the clamps and routed them where (I hope) they will not melt.
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Re: Old Yellar

Postby vdubjim » Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:07 pm

awesome!!
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Re: Old Yellar

Postby yellow73 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:42 am

Got her running this weekend. Drove it to work today. Ran good, still has a little stall, gonna play with the timing and jetting later. Sure nice to be driving it again. Now time to start on the paint. The problem with it not idling was the gas tank was full of crud. Replaced it and wow what a difference.
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Re: Old Yellar

Postby gimpy60 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:56 pm

you shoulda took your tank to the rad shop & cooked it out. you never know what a used tank has it it either. get that damn fuel filter out of the engine bay, i won't tell you again, & i won't tell you why. glad you got your car goin, but take care with it, it might bbq like it is.... 8-) oh yeah, don't play with the timing. set it, that is one of the most crucial things on an aircooled ( that & jetting)
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Re: Old Yellar

Postby Fireplug77 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:27 pm

JP, you should tell him. Not everyone knows its a fire waiting to happen. Robert/fireplug
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Re: Old Yellar

Postby vdubjim » Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:36 pm

all mine are in the engine bay :shock: :shock:
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Re: Old Yellar

Postby 9 Fingers » Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:23 pm

I got one in the bay, one under the tank and one in the carb!! I guess that's two in the bay technically! :mrgreen: I'm just a rebel like that! :ugeek:
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Re: Old Yellar

Postby yellow73 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:28 pm

I know the fuel line over the distributor is a bad design. I have always kept clamps on my lines. Where do you have your filters? If you put it under the car how much fuel do you lose changing it. Also if it wasn't in my face I would forget to change it. I had an electric fuel pump installed on one of my other bugs and the fuel filter was between the tank and the pump. It was a pain to change it. I guess a shut-off valve before the filter would have solved that.
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Re: Old Yellar

Postby Joe-405 » Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:26 pm

I have put my filter between the pump and fitting on the firewall it seems to work very well. Saves the pump later on also !
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Re: Old Yellar

Postby vwlimoguy » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:02 pm

I alway put my filters right at the tube coming out of the rear of the chassis. Not too much of a PITA to change.
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Re: Old Yellar

Postby gimpy60 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:09 am

if you start with a clean tank, lines etc. you will probably never change the filter. I drove a gmc truck 16 yrs, replaced one filter on it. put it where luke said, & use a quality metal filter. ya'll might get by for a lifetime with a plastic filter hangin on the carb, but it only takes one time to cook your car. your stuff, do with it what you wish ;)
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Re: Old Yellar

Postby yellow73 » Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:07 am

Gonna replace my door windows with (Cal Look) one-piece windows. Anyone know of any step by steps or helpful hints that would help? Got the kit from Bethany haven't opened it yet didn't want to take the chance of breaking anything untill ready to do it. I was hoping to get at least the drivers side done this weekend.
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Re: Old Yellar

Postby gimpy60 » Fri Sep 02, 2011 12:39 pm

best advice, DON'T DO IT.
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Re: Old Yellar

Postby vdubjim » Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:08 pm

ditto, DONT DO IT!!!!! Your windows will never work right ever again and will leak water forever, and the felt channels will fall out constantly.
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Re: Old Yellar

Postby vwlimoguy » Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:52 pm

On the other hand, you'll get less wind noise with the window down and reduce drag on the car improving mpg's. If you got the snap in felt strips, they aren't so bad. But they never crank as smoothinly as the originals.
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Re: Old Yellar

Postby yellow73 » Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:02 pm

[img]Got the drivers side window in. Love it!! Need to figure out what kind of glue/sealant to put on it to hold it down any advice. I was thinking about some type of silicone. Anyway check out the pics. Gona have to add tint you cannot tell there is a window there.
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Re: Old Yellar

Postby vdubjim » Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:37 pm

youll need more than that.
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Re: Old Yellar

Postby vwlimoguy » Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:30 pm

Use the black weatherstrip adhesive. super gooey and sticks to everything. be careful with it!
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Re: Old Yellar

Postby yellow73 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:23 pm

Got yellar in the garage for prep for painting. Got my door hinge pins replaced (see tech help "door hinge pins") I have ground all the old bondo off the doors and hood.
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Wow the doors had a lot of bondo on them.
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I got a stud welder to pull the dents out. I bought the Stinger one of the attachments is for spot welding. I took the spotters and reversed them and used them to fill the holes where the chrome attachments went. Whoever did the previous paint job just filled them with bondo and the paint was cracked around the holes. Looks like I am going to have to replace that passenger side pan.
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Well now on to the bondo and sealer.
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Re: Old Yellar

Postby yellow73 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:08 pm

Been a while since I checked in. Tearing down, getting ready to paint. Still lack a lot of body work. Got the doors and the top primered. I plan on painting the interior prior to finilizing the exterior. Should I (OK I know the answer) pull the fuse box, gas tank and paint the turtle (or what ever you call that area). I pulled the engine earlier and painted the entire engine compartment. Althouth most of it gets hidden. See latest photos. What is the best way to handle the inner finders and finder wells?
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Re: Old Yellar

Postby vdubjim » Mon Mar 11, 2013 6:58 pm

pull it all if able. at least the tank and neck, thats easy. Might be able to wrap wires in paper and hold them up, at least disc from master cal, horn etc.
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Re: Old Yellar

Postby yellow73 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:03 am

Master cal? I replaced the tank last year so that will be easy. I was going to replace the hoses anyway. I agree I am this far no reason not to pull the fuse box and wrap/move the wiring off to the side.
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Re: Old Yellar

Postby vdubjim » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:21 pm

nothing says rushed like painted wires.
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Re: Old Yellar

Postby yellow73 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:46 pm

No painted wires here.
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Now on to the holes inside. I have some small ones at the front drivers side pan, no problem.
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Above the battery in front of rear tire different story. Got any suggestions or advise?
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Re: Old Yellar

Postby yellow73 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 3:49 pm

finder side of hole.
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Gotta fill without blocking access to axle bolts.
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Re: Old Yellar

Postby vdubjim » Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:16 pm

cut it out, hammer in some sheet metal to fit. they make patch panels, but its thinner metal than stock, and you have to beat it to fit as well.
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Re: Old Yellar

Postby yellow73 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:33 pm

Latest work on pans and finder well holes. See earlier post. I utilized POR-15 rust prep and inhibitor. After I welded the pieces in.
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Re: Old Yellar

Postby vdubjim » Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:46 am

coming along nicely.
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Re: Old Yellar

Postby yellow73 » Fri Sep 05, 2014 5:10 pm

Now that the rain has slowed and the humidity is down I got a chance to paint the dash and door rails
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Re: Old Yellar

Postby vwlimoguy » Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:19 am

Nice progress. You've been working in this for so long You won't know what to do with yourself once it's finished.
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Re: Old Yellar

Postby Snot Rod » Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:31 am

Ah,crossed the midway point and onto the going back together mode. Looking good!
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Re: Old Yellar

Postby yellow73 » Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:54 pm

Not quite half but getting there. Should I finish the shell or do the back finders and doors? I'm thinking main body first.
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