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  1. 17 hours ago, Ronnie said:

    You can also go one step further in getting the attention of the driver behind you. I added a tiny flasher, smaller than a nickel, for just the third brake light.  It goes inline with the wire powering the light so no need to run additional wiring. I have it set to flash the third brake light 5 times and then it stays on steady to alert drivers behind that I'm stopping. Found it on Amazon.


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    Do they make a 6 volt.


  2. On 3/29/2021 at 11:24 AM, F&J said:

    You must look at the tire for wording as to if it is a tubeless or tube type tire.  That relates only to the tire itself.  If it's marked tube type, you must use a tube because the inner layer of rubber can allow air into the cords and cause a growing bubble.


    If it is marked tubeless, then the tire is fully sealed.  Then put Flex Seal over the rim rivets after cleaning them good.


    If the tire is not marked at all about tube vs tubeless, go back to the ad where you bought the tires before trying to go tubeless.


    put up a pic of the outer rim so we can see if they are bead lock style.  Some here don't know what we are talking about:  A beadlock on a stamped steel car rim is just a shallow groove pressed into the rim, and it does 2 things: it keeps the tire bead from unseating if the tire was nearly flat, or went flat before you can stop the car. It also forces the bead to be perfectly centered on the rim hoop.


    In rare cases, some defective repro tires don't center themselves perfectly on the rims without beadlocks.  Just look at both sides of the tire right at the rim edge to make sure they look centered after airing up.


    On the older non-bead lock rims, these were used with tubes in most cases, but VW still had not added beadlocks to the early 60s bugs and some were tubeless tires. 


     BTW, a beadlock rim is the one that makes a very loud POP when finally getting the bead to seat with lots of pressure.  It often takes way more pressure to get them to finally seat, than what the tire pressure calls for.



    You are missing the swear job and Band-Aids in your kit.

  3. Don't consider changing engines until you know what you have.  If you decide you have to change out engines, drive the car with what engine you have and find out if there are other issues.  You may find that you like the car as it is.  Almost any engine can be rebuilt but some don't need to be.  Finding a good mechanic may be the hard part unless you are willing to take it on with help from this group.Nice car.

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  4. On 2/11/2021 at 1:14 PM, lump said:

    One of my favorite things about meetings and tours of the Southern Ohio Chapter of the AACA as a kid in the 1960's was riding in Robert "Skip" Ison's Chevrolet fire truck. I rode in it, climbed all over it, rang the bell, cranked the siren, and generally had a ball. GREAT fun memories in an antique fire truck! 


    I'm at work now, but I'll add to this story later...

    Skippys fire trk Jimmy at wheel.jpg

    Did you know Dick Schroder who also had a fire truck in the Southern Ohio Chapter.  A lot of fun but slow.

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