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PostSubject: Re: My 68 Bus. Project "BUStin' Loose"   Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:07 pm

Back end hopping around and all.

Maybe we should do a hotpipe turbo setup with Nos to cool iats a bit. This thing has potential being all stripped out, and the rust is weight reduction.
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PostSubject: Re: My 68 Bus. Project "BUStin' Loose"   Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:09 pm

Smoke them all the way down the track
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PostSubject: Re: My 68 Bus. Project "BUStin' Loose"   Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:22 am

What about a turbo?

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PostSubject: Re: My 68 Bus. Project "BUStin' Loose"   Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:30 am

Today I installed my Pick-n-Pull special motor.
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PostSubject: Re: My 68 Bus. Project "BUStin' Loose"   Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:31 am

Had to do some minor assembly. I borrowed the fuel pump and coil from my old Super Beetle's motor. Valve adjustment, topped off the oil.


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PostSubject: Re: My 68 Bus. Project "BUStin' Loose"   Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:31 am

Shop was full so I did it outside.


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PostSubject: Re: My 68 Bus. Project "BUStin' Loose"   Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:31 am

While the battery was charging, I wired in the voltage regulator, and replaced the engine wiring.

So then it wouldn't start, I checked and re-set the point gap, fiddled with the timing, then pulled the distributor and put in the 009 with Comp-u-fire ignition from the old super Beetle's motor.

Some starting fluid, started right up, and I must say it ran pretty good on the old gas.



As you can see, it's missing the Mustache Bar, which I am searching for. I had to get creative on fabricating a mount for it. (Don't ask, it's very primitive). Notice the engine is leaning to the right a tad?

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PostSubject: Re: My 68 Bus. Project "BUStin' Loose"   Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:31 am

Now that it's running, what's next? Drive it obviously.

Adjusted the clutch and away I went. Did I mention there's no throttle cable? Well there's not, so I putted around at sub-10 mph for a while. I do know that 1st and Reverse work.

All-in-all, a successful day.
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PostSubject: Re: My 68 Bus. Project "BUStin' Loose"   Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:32 am

Improvising. I like it.

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PostSubject: Re: My 68 Bus. Project "BUStin' Loose"   Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:35 am

NICE! Cool
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PostSubject: Re: My 68 Bus. Project "BUStin' Loose"   Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:13 pm

More pics.

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PostSubject: Re: My 68 Bus. Project "BUStin' Loose"   Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:00 pm

Congrats on your first drive!! Even though it was below 10 mph the whole time! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: My 68 Bus. Project "BUStin' Loose"   Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:42 pm

I saw a couple of Mustache Bars a BOR always to late
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PostSubject: Re: My 68 Bus. Project "BUStin' Loose"   Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:16 pm

I was looking at BOR but didn't see any. Might not have known where to look. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: My 68 Bus. Project "BUStin' Loose"   Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:56 am

So how fast was it from 0-10?

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PostSubject: Re: My 68 Bus. Project "BUStin' Loose"   Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:07 am

Kim should post a pic of what hers looks like so we can help. I saw one maybe two
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PostSubject: Re: My 68 Bus. Project "BUStin' Loose"   Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:37 am

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So how fast was it from 0-10?
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PostSubject: Re: My 68 Bus. Project "BUStin' Loose"   Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:23 am

The front end wanted to lift on him
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PostSubject: Re: My 68 Bus. Project "BUStin' Loose"   Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:56 pm

I took a pic of mine, but my muffler is in the way. So I did an internet search for an image of one! Here you go! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: My 68 Bus. Project "BUStin' Loose"   Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:04 pm

I will ask Ken when I see him tomorrow..

Or Call him you never know what he has
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PostSubject: Re: My 68 Bus. Project "BUStin' Loose"   Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:49 am

I don't know if you were the one asking the question on the samba, but I found a thread about aftermarket bars! It lead to this ad on the samba!

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1049081

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PostSubject: Re: My 68 Bus. Project "BUStin' Loose"   Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:29 pm

Just ordered one. We'll see how it works out.
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PostSubject: Re: My 68 Bus. Project "BUStin' Loose"   Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:32 pm

You could not find a used one?
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PostSubject: Re: My 68 Bus. Project "BUStin' Loose"   Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:12 pm

$40 with free shipping. It's just easier.
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PostSubject: Re: My 68 Bus. Project "BUStin' Loose"   Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:12 pm

Plus I ordered some other items.
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