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    Posted: 19 October 2018 at 11:28pm
Hi All,
Let me introduce my 1971 Beetle summer / winter project 2018.


Sitting out side the lockup for viewing.


The engine that runs i think it may need a change or two.


The tow truck driver took one look at the beetle and said that's not going on there lol.


On the open road for the first time in a long time.


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Beetle safely delivered to the house let the work begin.

The dreaded first real look what are we going to find.



As you can see the tank is out brake pipes master cylinder to be checked.



So far looking OK you just know that there is something lurking.


Low pressure brake pipes replaced.


Next is on to the brakes shoes etc strip and replace i guess.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Scottish Motorsport Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 October 2018 at 10:46am
As i thought all 4 corners need at least new brake shoes rears need cylinders and brake pipes.



All 4 corners completed brakes and brake pipes all new.


There was always one thing that i didn't like about the beetle was the white window rubbers.




They had to go the white parts in general ? The plan of action was always to start at the front and work my way to the back. What i have not captured on camera was the underside of the beetle being completely cleaned then painted ( A very dirty job )


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Now we arrive at the rear of the car another thing i didn't like was the checkered plate in the engine bay what are we going to find behind this ?


No messing about lets get the engine out the heat exchangers are shot. Plus i was going to give the engine a good overhaul.




For some reason i do not have any pictures of me removing the engine from the car. The engine was removed before i decided to replace the back valance. 




The wings have been treated underneath and i also replaced the beading at the same time.




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The new replacement valance which will be removable.



I may add it was not the easiest thing i have tried to fit.


Next on to the refurbishment of the engine.

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Looking good, with the rate you are getting this done, what will be your next project, fix global warming?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote beetlesi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 October 2018 at 3:59pm
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The engine is a 1200 cc original engine for the car (matching numbers) the plan is to clean it up give it a service and see what happens ?


First thing drain the oil strip it down and replace what ever needs replaced and paint.




As you can see the engine needs a good clean and a bit of TLC.



The tins seem to be all in good condition all be it a bit dirty.


Looking a bit cleaner now time to freshen up the tins. (Until the parts i have ordered arrive)


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The tins and other engine components.



The exhaust was not that bad of condition wire wheel and a bit of treatment.




Next update the parts have arrived that i ordered. Clap 

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Engine refurbishment part 2 push rod tubes, gaskets and seals etc.

With the help of Si ( beetlesi ) or i should say doing all the work Si replaced the old push rods with new shiny ones. A big thank you to Si for his time and teaching skills i had never done them before i know now.


As we were having a tech session Si mentioned why do we not change the crank shaft oil seal. With the help of Kev ( Roonster ) the oil seal was changed. 


I purchased a gasket and seal kit and changed the following items.








Just the other gasket to fit then reassembly.


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Great car ..Great work... work great guy ..should be happy with the work so far Steven
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Hi Kev,
Getting there slowly changed the rear axle seal the other day ( that's a very messy job oil and grease everywhere ) no pictures to dirty. I have been putting the engine back together other than not a lot been done. 

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Putting the Engine Tins etc back together starting to look a bit cleaner.




Old pressure plate getting replace with a new one.


Waiting for a couple of exhaust brackets and fan belt to be delivered.


Starting to look a bit better now when the engine is back in the car the interior is next.




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Not long now before it's purring like a kitten
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