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Re: Mike's 64 Beetle

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Mon Feb 28, 2022 10:01 pm

Well, as mentioned above I had my pedal cluster rebuilt and had the bushings and springs replaced. At the same time I had the clutch arm upgraded to the “bearing style” from Classic Bug Parts and upgraded to the 66 up style delrin (spool type) roller and put on an upgraded pedal from Fast Fab.

Had nothing but problems…

I decided to go back to the stock style accelerator lever and had my original powdercoated to match the pedal cluster. I installed a new stock style pedal and pedal rebuild it from WW. Turns out, the replacement pedal also fit like shit.

So, I went and dug up my original pedal, polished it up and installed it back onto the car. It fit perfectly.

Moral of the story? Stop trying to reinvent the wheel. It’s worked for 58 years, there’s no reason to fuck with it.

Found the correct style barrel clamps after a bit of a hunt. Got a pack of 20 from VWNOS for $10. A good buy I’d say.

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My brake pedal feels a bit low, I have to figure if it is the pushrod out of adjustment or if the drums just need to be adjusted.
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Re: Mike's 64 Beetle

Postby Raj » Tue Mar 01, 2022 5:31 pm

Start w the brakes; I very rarely have to adjust the pushrod. You drive that ole girl.... the brakes prob just need a turn or 2.

Glad you wrenching on it Mike!
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Re: Mike's 64 Beetle

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Sun Apr 24, 2022 10:05 pm

On the ride back from VA, I had an occasional knock in the front end that seemed to correlate with suspension travel as I was going down the highway.
I looked underneath and at first sight, I saw that the rubber snubber behind the front right wheel was almost completely gone.
I ordered a new set - and rears as well.

How do these go on? lol
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Re: Mike's 64 Beetle

Postby Raj » Mon Apr 25, 2022 9:20 am

ObnoxiousBlue wrote:On the ride back from VA, I had an occasional knock in the front end that seemed to correlate with suspension travel as I was going down the highway.
I looked underneath and at first sight, I saw that the rubber snubber behind the front right wheel was almost completely gone.
I ordered a new set - and rears as well.

How do these go on? lol



I forget what beam has what... But I think they are press fit over some metal 'posts' that stick out the beam.
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Re: Mike's 64 Beetle

Postby Glenn » Mon Apr 25, 2022 1:00 pm

Use a heat gun to soften the rubber.
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Re: Mike's 64 Beetle

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Tue Apr 26, 2022 7:53 am

Thank you gentlemen!
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