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  1. Vehicles For Sale
    Bare with me as this will be a long one, due to owning it for so long and doing so much work to it. I'd rather have a clear, more detailed thread than a vague one! I bought this Beetle back in 1991 as a mild Cal-look. It was originally a 1973 1200, but had a worn-out1300 engine fitted at the...
  2. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi Folks, Bit the bullet and took out the engine on my 74 bug, Seems the rings are shot, the gap in the bore when the rings are put inside are about 1.2mm, bit different that the .016 they spec. Anyway, has anyone had any experiences with the rebuild kits form, justkampers or machine 7 etc, I...
  3. Watercooled Mechanical Tech
    Does anyone know the whereabouts of Laurie Pettitt? I recently bought a Splitty and the children and I were going on our first trip - off to europe - but slightly cooked the engine just short of the Hull ferry :eek:. The RAC were fantastic and a VW aficionado Colin even came out when he was off...
  4. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Engine Trouble during rebuild (1600 TP BAY) Decided to strip and rebuild the engine today (following on from other threads about low compression) and all went well until it came to removing no.3 & 4's Head. The head was tight on the barrels and when removing, the barrels came away with the head...
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