the never ending project. 71 super build

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Re: the never ending project. 71 super build

just a minor update.
just put the car on jackstands. the wheels still spin free (a little dragging on the right rear, but non enough for me to be concerned) the peddle still feels like it should, and nothing appears to be leaking. so i think the breaks are good to go(still might go ahead and crack the bleeders just for good measure). hopefully this next week ill pick up tires. and maybe a clutch, idk we'll see how froggy im feeling.

currently trying to figure out what carbs i want. thinking of just using duel solex's cause they're cheaper, but im tired of being a cheapskate and i really want 40IDF's. this has me looking into carb linkages, coil mounts, and distributors, fuel pumps and regulators, and fuel line routing.


and for what it's worth, jacking up a lowered bug with flat tires is a pain in the ass!
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Re: the never ending project. 71 super build

Super_Randy wrote: September 17th, 2022, 5:30 pm... the peddle still feels like it should, and nothing appears to be leaking. so i think the breaks are good to go ...
Care for some fresh brake fluid?
I change it on my Bug every two years.
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wanting new fluid and wanting to do the work required for new fluid are 2 different things :lol:
plus the stock drums are temporary at this point. it'll be getting 4 wheel disc probably sometime next year and i can flush the system then.

don't you have to change the brake fluid in Germany every few years to pass inspection? heard that somewhere, not sure if it's true or not.

in the ever continuing progress. iv been cleaning and polishing the wheels. it's been at least 6 years sense i did that last. they're rustier than i thought, but are cleaning up pretty good with Turtle Wax and aluminum foil. maybe ill post a pic later.

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a crappy cellphone pic of the wheels. the one on the right the worst offender and came out decent. i did get lazy and didn't clean the grease out of the hubs, but whatever, grease prevents rust and its hidden behind a hub cap. ...and i still have to polish... ...after find them...
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Super_Randy wrote: September 18th, 2022, 4:49 pmwanting new fluid and wanting to do the work required for new fluid are 2 different things
Duh! Tell me about it!! :D I hate brake fluid! :evil:
Super_Randy wrote: September 18th, 2022, 4:49 pmdon't you have to change the brake fluid in Germany every few years to pass inspection?
No they don't check the moisture content in Germany.
They do in Austria and if it exceeds a specific threshold value the car fails the inspection AFAIK.
Super_Randy wrote: September 18th, 2022, 4:49 pmiv been cleaning and polishing the wheels. it's been at least 6 years sense i did that last. they're rustier than i thought, but are cleaning up pretty good with Turtle Wax and aluminum foil.
Looking good!
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