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Technical / Re: Difference AB and AR engine?
« Last post by ebbingnl on Today at 13:10 »
Thank you.
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Technical / Re: Difference AB and AR engine?
« Last post by volkenstein on Today at 03:36 »
Ebbingnl,
             Date of manufacture is all. AB - early 1300cc twin port, AR made later. Your Bolt on's may be different - i.e. Carb, Distributor etc. May as well check whether you got the twin heat riser manifold in your '74.


HTH
Volkenstein
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Technical / Re: Neutral safety swith - or?
« Last post by 68autobug on 27 July 2021, 12:49  »
Have You found the problem as yet????  it is probably something simple like a wire terminal has come loose ..
as I rewired My Beetle My self I cannot help You with any colors or where the wires go etc.... I have twice as many wires, maybe triple the number of wires in a Beetle.  I still haven't connected some things up, like the windscreen washer with electric pump.... etc...
 
Lee in Australia..

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General / Re: I hope everyone is staying safe....
« Last post by 68autobug on 27 July 2021, 12:41  »
Had My 2nd injection of Astro .. maybe I'll need another injection of Pizer later on..???  but all good here in the Country of NSW... in the Horse capital of Australia.... Driving My autostick nearly daily now.... just put new tires on the rear as the old ones had a crack around near the rim.... it wasn't going flat and wasn't worn out.... just for safety.... Our annual migration to a very large VW gathering about 300klms away has been put back to September. Whether it happens at all... any one's guess... If everyone did the correct thing.... and staying put in lock downs in the Cities... everything would be fine...  So stay safe everyone.... replaced all the rear brakes... and front brake pads... I bought a new brake master cylinder but I didn't need it.. I had just never ever tightened the two bolts  that hold it in place....  ??

Lee in Australia 
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General / Re: I hope everyone is staying safe....
« Last post by Dave on 27 July 2021, 12:03  »
All good here thanks Lee, enjoying summer and our new VW Passat, poor Beetle is still in storage waiting for some TLC.
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Technical / Difference AB and AR engine?
« Last post by ebbingnl on 27 July 2021, 11:09  »
My 74 autostick has a engine with engine code starts with AR, my 73 has a AB engine, what is the difference of these engines?
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General / Re: I hope everyone is staying safe....
« Last post by ebbingnl on 27 July 2021, 11:05  »
Going well here, had second injection, whole family luckely didnt have any covid problems.
Its summer here in the Netherlands, and made many kilometers with my autostick, enyoing the weather
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Technical / Re: Diagnosis of shifting issue - electrical 73 Ghia
« Last post by Vince123 on 26 June 2021, 22:18  »
Update - there was power at the fuse but none at the control valve - I replaced the fuse even though it appeared good and re seated all the connections on the appropriate fuse holder and it works. Problem solved.

I realize I had no replies to this post but it was the old posts and knowledge shared that helped me out. 

If anyone is interested in a 73 ghia Conv autostick let me know - I may have garage space issues at the end of the summer
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Technical / Re: Diagnosis of shifting issue - electrical 73 Ghia
« Last post by Vince123 on 26 June 2021, 19:39  »
Update - Power at the fuse box is good

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Technical / Diagnosis of shifting issue - electrical 73 Ghia
« Last post by Vince123 on 26 June 2021, 18:10  »
The Auto stick in my 1973 Ghia will not shift - The clutch will not engage. I have bench tested the control valve and it is working. I checked all the hoses on the vacuum system and they all seem to be good - Also as the system was working before I pulled the fuse box to make a headlight repair and immediately after this is when the problem started I think the issue is electrical.

How can I test if the power is getting to the control valve? Is it positive wire always live?

Also How can I test the wiring from the shifter?
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