Proposed European Tour in 2020 . A question of spares.

Started by The Keszthely Kid, 08 April 2019, 13:31

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The Keszthely Kid

Hello Fellow VWARegisti

Next Year I am thinking about taking Tango, my '73 Stick-Shift KG Coupe around Europe. Sailing from Hull to Rotterdam via
Then a couple of hours drive to Dusseldorf to get on-board
Then from Innsbruck spend a day on the road driving to my folks in Zalaegerszeg, Hungary via, the alps in both Austria and Italy, passing close to Slovenia, then to eventually arrive 358 miles later at my Aunt Teri's home in Hungary.

My Hungarian father lives in Spain but would fly out to Hungary where I would meet him and go visit family in Budapest and around Lake Balaton  ..... in my Karmann Ghia.

Are you with me so far .........  ;)

OK once my pa has been loaded up with home made Salami, Palinka and wine from the family vineyards I would drive him back to Spain. Staying overnight near Venice then drive over to Genoa and sail over to Spain via  and then drive down to Mazarron, Murcia where my dear papa resides.

Then I have to drive home by heading north, staying overnight somewhere close to Madrid before arriving in Santander and sailing back to Blighty via

I kindly ask my fellow VW Automatic enthusiasts what selection of spares would you take along? Especially Automatic Transmission related spares .... { if any ?}

Thank you in Advance
Semi-Automatic Karmann Ghia's need love too.
Especially the '72 to '74 Fatties


I would take about a meter length of 12mm vacuum hose, and maybe a clutch servo repair kit.... unless You have repaired yours recently.    other than that, I normally carry 2-3 fan belts, 4 new spark plugs, new distributor cap & rotor & points & condenser and coil, even though My beetle has electronic ignition. one long spark plug lead and a set of spark plug rubber seals and resistor caps that go onto the spark plugs and at least two tappet cover gaskets and sump gaskets.
I carry these all the time in My beetle... along with a meter of the small vacuum hose that goes to the control valve and the vacuum hose that goes from the distributor to the carburetor.  plus spare headlamp and all electrical bulbs....

that is about all I can think of at this time..

Lee in Australia...

-- Helping keep Autostick beetles on the road --
   -1968 Silver metallic 1600 single port Beetle - with BOSCH  SVDA and new BROSOL H30/31 carburetor with GENIE Extractor exhaust system with a quiet thunderbird muffler