New to the VW world/Bought a 65'

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New to the VW world/Bought a 65'

Post by KPFphotography on Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:12 pm

I am new to the VW world and I probably spent too much on the car to begin with. Got about 30 minutes from the guys house and the car started to loose power. Had to pull over and there was white smoke coming out of the exhaust. I let it sit for a few minutes and then tried starting it again. It had a weird sound so I called for a tow. Got it home and the starter sounded like it was going bad so i pulled it. Only one bolt was holding it on and the wires were barely holding on. I tried to turn the crank and it wouldn't budge. So tonight we will be pulling the motor to see whats going on. Wish me luck, I will be getting some photos up soon.

Located in Locust Grove if anyone wants to come help out lol

As it set before I bought it








Original Motor


Motor Drop Before


Motor Drop After






Just a funny one that my buddy took to look back on this moment lol


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Re: New to the VW world/Bought a 65'

Post by fluxcap on Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:12 pm

Can't make it out tonight, but good luck with it!  I'm guessing the top starter bolt was missing.  That bolt holds both the starter and the engine to the transmission.  It's got a D shaped head to keep it from spinning when you are installing the nut on it.   If it was that bolt, the good news is you'll have one less bolt to remove when dropping the engine! cheers 

Sorry you had so much trouble on it's maiden voyage.  If that engine is toast, you can buy a new one from a reputable place and atleast have comfort knowing it's a fresh build, and not a timebomb.

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Post by KPFphotography on Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:26 pm

Whats a decent price on a good engine, possible turnkey engine?
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Post by KPFphotography on Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:56 am

Pull the motor out tonight, had some shaft play in the transmission. Started to pulling the firewall insulation out and found a snake skin from a copper head behind it leading into the car....... yea I hate snakes.
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Post by fluxcap on Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:25 am

Awesome! Glad you got it out. better a snake skin, than the actual snake. A little play in the input shaft is normal, so as long as it wasn't flopping around like crazy, that is probably ok.

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Post by ridikas on Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:25 pm

Welcome to the VW scene!
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