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  • In Georgia they won’t title any vehicle as old as mine.  MY TDr is on a 71 VW chassis so they won’t even consider it. Registration was pretty simple with bill of sale. Moneypenny is registered as a 1971VW-Other. Still wish I had a title for it though because without it Moneypenny is destined to live forever in Georgia. Unless the laws change.…[Read more]

  • newkitman replied to the topic Sun Visors in the forum General Discussion 8 months ago

    Tried the MG Magic visors with and without my aviator sun glasses yesterday and in the early evening. Visors and sunglasses worked about the same except the aviator sunglasses give me more definition. So going to stick with sunglasses. Can’t say about fog because it very seldom gets foggy out in my area of Georgia.

  • newkitman replied to the topic Sun Visors in the forum General Discussion 8 months ago

    Greggs. Are you saying wear the yellow tinted lenses and look through the MG Magic sun visors? Wondering what that would look like? I normally wear my prescription aviation sun glasses, even in the fog, and it helps quite a bit. Haven’t mounted the MG Magic sun visors yet. Perhaps today. Mine are the dark green. I’ll have to mount them and give…[Read more]

  • newkitman replied to the topic Sun Visors in the forum General Discussion 8 months ago

    Bill. I got the sun visors from MG Magic. Was thinking of using their brackets and using the tv advertised visors on those. Still on the fence about them though. Thanks for your input.

  • newkitman started the topic Sun Visors in the forum General Discussion 8 months ago

    Have any of you seen the ads on tv and internet about the sunshade that is a clear, yellowish plastic that improves visibility? I’m thinking of getting a set and trying them out on Moneypenny. What do you think…worth the money or just a waste of dollars?

  • Roy and Jack.

    Glad you folks weathered that storm with little damage. Prayers were answered for you. And down in Oak Island, SC, John Barry faired okay as well. Glad our TDers are all safe and unharmed.

  • Noel. You are correct tires for sure and possibly the jel coat depending on how it sat all that time; like stored under cover, out of elements in carport/garage etc. I would definitely check the brakes. Probably change the fluid and any rubber brake hoses. The metal portions of the brake lines should be okay…just need a good cleaning out when…[Read more]

  • Like Bill. Mine is Cream and Brown. I think I got mine from MG Magic. Either them or Moss Motors.

  • Ed. For vintage color VW wiring diagrams, go to http://www.thesamba.com and click on the technical tab and then wiring diagrams. They cover type 1, 2, 3, 4, Ghia, Thing  and K70 whatever that was. Hope this helps ya.

  • Ed. Nice work on the Spyder. Listen…if you get tired of cars, we have a B-17 at the Warner Robins Museum of Aviation that we’re restoring that could use your sheetmetal work! No prior aircraft or military service required.

  • Bill. Great videos and photos. Question…what does the 14 5/3 stand for?

  • mglondonroadste. If your brake master IS mounted to the VW frame head (Napolean’s Hat) you need to disconnect the MC bolts from the inside but DO NOT pull them out all the way. The frame head piece is double-walled with a spacer sleeve over the bolts between the walls (to prevent buckling should the bolts be over torqued.) If you pull the MC…[Read more]

  • I used the wiring diagram from a 71 Beetle as my TDR is on a 71 beetle chassis. These are the connections for my lights.

    Light Switch
    Terminal 1: one RED wire – Power in
    Terminal 2: one YELLOW wire – to instrument lights; one WHITE wire to Fuse 2 on fuse panel (input side)
    Terminal 3: Unused
    Terminal 4: One YELLOW wire – to Hi Beam Relay…[Read more]

  • Before you take it to Midwest, check the headlight (high beam) relay. I believe the headlight power goes through the hi beam relay  either before the headlights or before the switch. If that is not working or properly connected, neither headlight will work.

  • Ricrx7. I also have two sockets on mine. Look in the sockets. The socket with two contacts is the tail/brake light combo. The single contact (mine is on top) is the turn signal.

  • newkitman replied to the topic Carlisle 2018 in the forum Clubs and Show 12 months ago

    Bill. How did you not manage to take that cool trike home with you? Great photos.

  • newkitman replied to the topic Moneypenny Lives! in the forum VW Based Kits 12 months ago

    Thanks guys. Moneypenny gets a break today as its 90% chance of thunderstorms. Its raining right now. But she’s covered nicely and I’ll get back to her tomorrow after my shift at the Robins AFB Museum of Aviation. I volunteer there Tuesdays and Thursdays. Info desk in the AM and afternoons I scoot over to the next hangar and help restore the B-17…[Read more]

  • Paul. Thanks for the photos. That should work nicely!  🙂

  • newkitman replied to the topic Moneypenny Lives! in the forum VW Based Kits 1 year ago

    Gotta change the oil and get her seats in and then take the top and tonneau cover to our local “Over the Top” convertible top specialists. I’m going to let them handle the convertible top install and fit the tonneau cover. Almost there!

  • newkitman started the topic Moneypenny Lives! in the forum VW Based Kits 1 year ago

    Before a bit of downpour came to my neck of the woods, I took the trickle charger off Moneypenny’s battery and cranked her up. I pulled the plugs and used my remote start switch to crank the engine over and get the oil to all the internals. With that complete I put the plugs in her and made sure the electrical was properly connected and sat on the…[Read more]

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