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  • Was watching episode 12 of the TV series Salvation which aired last night. (Good series by the way). At the end of the show when they finish scenes from next week’s show they closed with a company logo and on it is the rear of a TD. I thought that was pretty cool.

  • Thanks Bill. Cleanup in my part of town is complete. The southern part has crews working. There are power crews from Georgia, Miss, Tenn, Ala and I believe Ky giving a hand.

  • Made it through Irma with no damage. I had Moneypenny covered with two tarps that I folded double. One small branch from the pecan tree in back poked through the tarps and got the floor pans wet. That was it. We were luckier than a lot of people here in the Warner Robins/Macon area. Still about 45,000 without power but again the Lord blessed us…[Read more]

  • It looks like the spare tire holder was hacked/damaged by someone. On mine, the spare tire holder fits into the opening of the engine cover from the inside and then bolted in place. And like Roy said “Don’t be afraid of fiberglass work.  It isn’t as hard as most would have you believe.”

  • newkitman replied to the topic Exhaust/Muffler in the forum VW Based Kits 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Schu,

    Do you by chance remember what type of SUV you got the heat shield from.

  • newkitman replied to the topic Exhaust/Muffler in the forum VW Based Kits 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Schu,

    Do you by chance remember what type of SUV you got the heat shield from. We have a pick and pull that I can peruse to find one.

  • newkitman replied to the topic generator help in the forum General Discussion 6 months ago

    Don’t forget that when you get the new or rebuilt generator installed you will have to “flash” the generator to set up its magnetic properties in the windings. Simple job that some folks forget about.

  • newkitman replied to the topic Brake Bleeder Fitting in the forum VW Based Kits 6 months ago

    Thanks for the good info. Toller, I like the idea of that checklist. Perhaps you can dig it out and post it here on the forum. It definitely sounds like something we can all use.

    As for bleeding the brakes, this is the second time in a year I’ve had to do this. Air appears to be seating into the closed system. With all the bleeders and metal…[Read more]

  • newkitman replied to the topic Brake Bleeder Fitting in the forum VW Based Kits 6 months ago

    Thanks for the good info. Toller, I like the idea of that checklist. Perhaps you can dig it out and post it here on the forum. It definitely sounds like something we can all use.

    As for bleeding the brakes, this is the second time in a year I’ve had to do this. Air appears to be seeping into the closed system. With all the bleeders and metal…[Read more]

  • I was going to bleed my breaks and the bleeder fittings are seriously tight. I’ve sprayed PB Blaster on them to loosen them up but was wondering if I can remove the bleeder, put a light coat of anti-seize compound on the threads. Then install the bleeder and bleed the brakes.

  • I’d first check the ground wire. Could be loose. Pull the headlight and check the headlight connector. The ground wire (if VW color coding is used will be BROWN.) If not VW wiring it’ll be black and probably will NOT run all the way to the dash. Most likely it’ll run to the chassis somewhere near the headlight area. My TD is a Fiberfab and is…[Read more]

  • A couple of other things.

    The new alternators come internally regulated therefore the current external voltage regulator is no longer required. You may find some outfit selling externally regulated alternators but there are not many.  The external voltage regulator can be removed but I’d save it.

    You’ll have to change the fuel pump and fuel…[Read more]

  • Okay. I had some damage to my passenger door due to the severe storms. I removed the door, made the repairs and am currently painting. I have some photos to post which leads to these questions.

    (1) When I first add a photo, I go to my gallery and add the photos; then in the topic post, I select the photos I want to add and cut and paste.…[Read more]

  • Daniel san. Wax on!  Drive on! So speaks Miagi!

  • I tend to get my cork valve cover gaskets from a vendor at VW shows. I manage to keep a dozen on hand as spares and when I get down to four gaskets, I pick up some more at the next VW show. I usually get them cheaper there.

  • Greg. ALWAYS go with the cork gaskets. Even VW at the Chattanooga car plant says to stick with the cork gaskets.

  • No update. Decided to worry about that after I get the car on the road. Perhaps I’ll consider it sometime next year. Once I drive her around I’ll know if I really want to go that route.

  • Beal. Pillnparts has a ford based kit and knows that configuration pretty well. Mine is a VW based kit so I’m not all that certain about the other non-VW kits. I’d follow the pinto based assembly manual and if that bracket is left over, then use it as in the VW  manual fir you want.

  • Beal. Billnparts has a ford based kit and knows that configuration pretty well. Mine is a VW based kit so I’m not all that certain about the other non-VW kits. I’d follow the pinto based assembly manual and if that bracket is left over, then use it as in the VW  manual if you want.

  • newkitman replied to the topic Bug-a-paluza in the forum Clubs and Show 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    Linda and I went to the Bug-A-Paluza in Chattanooga today. Had great weather and other than getting the truck bogged down in some mud, we had a fun time. Plus I scored not one but two rims with tires. And both for only $20. They’re in good shape and all they need is a little bit of cleanup. The tires are 215R15s. A little worn but that’ll give me…[Read more]

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