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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by bakertim2 on Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:15 pm

Your car is flippin sweet...
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:18 pm

bakertim2 wrote:Your car is flippin sweet...

x2 it turned out great for a big window..... Razz Laughing

but really it is one of my favorites

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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by 86vwgti8v on Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:30 pm

Thanks! I am truly proud of this. Love the way it is turning out. On the agenda, mud flaps, passenger side mirror, fog light for front bumper, maybe cream colored smoothies.
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by peregrine67 on Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:36 pm

Very cool car.
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by DOODLE BUGG on Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:46 am

i think i have worked on that white car before it used to be in monroe
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by zabo on Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:03 am

nice man - cool looking shop too. thts in greenville?
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by 86vwgti8v on Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:22 pm

Shop is in central sc. Theres a show there this sunday the 25th


I keep having fuel issues. sputters for a while then cuts off. I replaced the short lines and the filter in the engine bay friday.
Filter between pump and carb is usually empty when this happens. Pull the line between pump and tank and blow back into tank, seems fine. Pull the line off tank, gas comes rushing out, (definatly not the in tank filter) but usually at that point it will run again.
Pull the fuel pump and prime it from the bottom and it will purge fuel.
Also back fires pretty good when I left off the gas, not sure if that's related.
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by DOODLE BUGG on Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:30 pm

that sounds to me like an problem with your dizzy or timing
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by 86vwgti8v on Sun Sep 18, 2011 3:20 pm

I'm not 100% on how these motors run, would it make sense for a timing or dizzy issue to effect the fuel delivery?
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by vwtattooed on Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:43 pm

no.. the fuel is vapor-locking, check all your vents in the tank. the backfire does sound like a timing issue.
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by 86vwgti8v on Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:26 pm

Ok, theres only 1 vent in the tank, right? The one in the filler neck?
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by 86vwgti8v on Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:43 pm





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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by 86vwgti8v on Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:42 am

one time I took the line off between carb and pump and it almost sounded like it was gasping for air.
Then the first time this all happened we had the line from tank to pump off at the pump, when I seperated the line at the tank the fuel in the line came out the pump side. Like there was blockage but we didn't do anything other then disconnect the line.
The vapor locksuggestion sounds legit to me just trying to figure out where all it vents from.
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by DOODLE BUGG on Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:31 am

the only vent is at the filler neck but your metel line that goes through the tunel could have an small pin hole just enough to catch air or one of the ruber hoses to
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by 86vwgti8v on Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:57 pm

So far it looks as though the fuel pump did the trick! Replaced it with a mechanical.
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by 86vwgti8v on Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:27 pm

Oops
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by vwtattooed on Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:38 pm

did you have an electric pump? if so where,back of car or front? electric should be at front of car under tank. your tank should be able to take in as much air as fuel it displaces. hope you get it worked out.
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by Grifspop on Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:50 pm

vwtattooed wrote:did you have an electric pump? if so where,back of car or front? electric should be at front of car under tank. your tank should be able to take in as much air as fuel it displaces. hope you get it worked out.

X2, electric fuel pumps work better pushing under the tank vs pulling in the engine compartment
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by 86vwgti8v on Tue Sep 20, 2011 4:05 am

I replaced it with a mechanical. Gonna rebuild the original unit and keep it under the seat. I'm a fan of keeping it the way it was originally. If this fails maybe then I will look into electric.
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by 86vwgti8v on Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:51 pm

Damn beetle, died again today. Friend said it was the power wire onthe little box that sits on top the generator. Tightened it and it fired up. Told me when I get home clean the contacts.
So I get home, remove the entire box thingy from the generator and clean all the contacts, reinstall....nada...think it's not getting spark..it cranks but doesn't turn over...frustrated...it's about every 30 miles something happens....
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by Grifspop on Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:00 pm

That box thing on the generator is the voltage regulator
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by vwtattooed on Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:43 pm

welcome to the aircooled world!!
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by 86vwgti8v on Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:04 am

Are voltage regulators sensitive? I don't see what went wrong.
It ran great prior to this.
guess I'll try to replace it this afternoon...
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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by fluxcap on Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:50 am

They will affect your charging system, but I don't think a VR that has gone bad would keep your car from starting* so long as you have some juice in the battery. I've been bench starting an engine and it doesn't even have a voltage regulator hooked up currently.

*The main power does run from the battery to the VR, then piggybacks and goes up to the fuse box. You probably have two fat red wires connected to a common terminal on the VR (I think it should be labeled B+). Make sure these have a good clean connection, as this is how the power gets to your fuse box and from there goes to the coil. If no power is getting to the fuse box, your coil won't get power, and your engine won't fire.

It's easy enough though to check for power at the fuse box. Just see if your headlights or dash lights work and you'll know if you have power. If you have power at the fuse box, then make sure that power is making it back to the coil. Do you have a test light or voltmeter?

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Re: My 65 Beetle Leela

Post by 86vwgti8v on Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:55 am

At first I had no dash lights, that is what lead us to the terminal on the vr. I cleaned the wire ends.
I tried to run a jumper wire from battery to ignition coil and it changed nothing.
At one point it started but only for a sec. I had my girlfriend turn the key while I checked the pointe for spark, it would occasionally spark on the first rotation but after that, no more.
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