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#1
Parts / Re: Sources for AutoStick Part...
Last post by KevM - 24 June 2022, 12:28
well good news (for me) I managed to get all the seals I needed.
I have both semi auto seals 001-301-083 and 001-301-083-B

and the automatic camper seal 003-519-089-D for 010 gearbox (think 090 and possibly will fit the 003 box too)

Looks like the semi auto B and non B are same size but they are sprung differently. There is a good chance it was a design upgrade to the B version.
#2
Parts / Re: Sources for AutoStick Part...
Last post by KevM - 21 June 2022, 21:59
Hi,
I'm trying to find torque converter seal (both types)
001 301 083B

In the UK. I can get ones no 'B' and US sites show they're available (staggering shipping costs though) but nothing over here.

Anyone in UK possibly help.?
Kev
#3
Technical / Autostick will not engage in R...
Last post by darnsimp - 25 May 2022, 19:50
I have a problem that has me baffled. After a 1.5 hour drive home I went to put my 73 super beetle in reverse and it shifted into reverse normally but it did not engage.  To date it shifts into L, 1 and 2 with no issues and engages without a problem.  I just do not have any reverse.  There has been a time or two that it felt like it wanted to engage in reverse when put in gear but has not.  Does anyone have any familiar experience or suggestions for me on this issue.  I would love to take it in to someone but we have no one in western WY, Eastern ID or UT that I know of that can help me out with this so I was hoping to find someone that has had a similar issue that might be able to help me.  I can be reached at 307-880-1018.
#4
Technical / Re: Sluggish when warmed up
Last post by crazyguyla - 05 April 2022, 18:21
Quote from: crazyguyla on 18 March 2022, 02:34 1970 Bug 1600DP

I replaced my transmission with one that has been sitting for a couple years. The clutch was nice and rusted to the pressure plate. I was aware of that problem and cleaned it all up before putting the transmission in. The one thing I did not think of doing was flushing out all the old ATF from the torque converter. It shifts like a dream,  and takes off strong when cold. Once I have driven a couple miles, the bug is very sluggish when taking off in "L" and "1". I am leaning towards old ATF, but what else could it be? The car ran great before the transmission change except for not liking to "2" and kept jumping out of gear. I am guessing the transmission is a newer one since it only had one ATF temp sensor. I have another take out transmission with no ATF temp sensors. I'll have to figure out how to post pictures of the crusty clutch disk.

On another topic, does anyone know where I can get the electrical spade that goes on the ignition coil? I lost mine while changing the transmission and all the wires are not happy being on eyelets.

Thanks,

Marcus

Here's the terminal I was looking for: https://www.euromotoelectrics.com/product-p/3wayspade.htm

I figured out what was going on...  first, sluggishness was fuel condensing in cold runners and flooding the cylinders. Second sluggishness is from the engine running lean while hot from worn throttle shift bushings. Lean mixture, hotter engine, fuel causing partial vapor in the fuel lines at idle. Time to send the carb of for rebuild.

Marcus
#5
Technical / Re: Ignition switch wiring
Last post by 68 autovert - 04 April 2022, 01:49
On my 68 Ghia, it's a light brown or tan color, it's routed in the backseat floorboard along with the starter solenoid harness.
It goes from your shifter, to the Neutral Safety Switch,  and then to the Control Valve.
hope this helps.

Kent from Oklahoma
#6
Technical / Re: Neutral safety swith - or?
Last post by 68 autovert - 04 April 2022, 01:37
Make sure when fiddling with the wires, that you reconnected the red/black wire coming from the ignition is connected (though a shrouded connector) to the thick red wire that goes to your starter, and is routed along the backseat drivers side floor board. there should be a shrouded connector there to test for voltage.

Kent from Oklahoma

#7
Technical / Re: Transmission and servo oil...
Last post by eranha - 20 March 2022, 19:51
Ooofff found the issue, the solenoid probably got stuck a tapped and its working. After more than a month we finally made it back on the road 😊
Since i managed to distroed the threading on the banjo...
I had to renew the threading, and change the banjo with a regular 45 degrees oil nipple which makes things a lot easier to work with. A big advice to anyone who attempt to change this oil pipe, take off the heater box , its worth the hassle and will let u fit the banjo back in place without damage, modern connection are usually 4mm. Original are around 7mm... I guess one can find the original, but i used the new one and its working. Tx and i hope someone will learn from my mistakes...
#8
Technical / Re: Transmission and servo oil...
Last post by eranha - 20 March 2022, 12:50
Help please 🥺
Finally managed to overcome this pipe replacement saga.
But now nothing seems to work, i can't put the car at any gear 😥
Before i would hear the engagement even when the car was not running with key on.
Now its all dead.
Do i need to drain the system from air??
One think on my mind is that the new oil pipe i put in have a smaller opening than the original had.
What else i might be missing!???
Please advise.
Tx,
Eran
#9
Technical / Re: Sluggish when warmed up
Last post by Raymond73 - 19 March 2022, 02:40
Marcus,

Not sure about your first issue. Regarding your spade connections, do you mean the piggy back connector?

https://www.mcmaster.com/spade-connectors/terminal-type~splitter/

Ray
#10
Technical / Sluggish when warmed up
Last post by crazyguyla - 18 March 2022, 02:34
1970 Bug 1600DP

I replaced my transmission with one that has been sitting for a couple years. The clutch was nice and rusted to the pressure plate. I was aware of that problem and cleaned it all up before putting the transmission in. The one thing I did not think of doing was flushing out all the old ATF from the torque converter. It shifts like a dream,  and takes off strong when cold. Once I have driven a couple miles, the bug is very sluggish when taking off in "L" and "1". I am leaning towards old ATF, but what else could it be? The car ran great before the transmission change except for not liking to "2" and kept jumping out of gear. I am guessing the transmission is a newer one since it only had one ATF temp sensor. I have another take out transmission with no ATF temp sensors. I'll have to figure out how to post pictures of the crusty clutch disk.

On another topic, does anyone know where I can get the electrical spade that goes on the ignition coil? I lost mine while changing the transmission and all the wires are not happy being on eyelets.

Thanks,

Marcus