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petevw May 20th 2010 21:30

Can someone do this, or give me a hand?
Here's the story:

My cousin-in-law has a '63 beetle. The engine was rebuilt, bug was driven around until they got married. For 2 kids and 8yrs, it has sat in their garage in Oakville. He started it years ago a couple times, but it wouldn't idle.

Now my cousin calls me up, and wants to make the beetle a runner for their anniversary in 3 weeks. A surprise for him.

Problem is, i do not have the time to do this. Called Pat at Tune-right, and he has swore off of servicing aircooled yrs ago. He says no money in it, super cheap owners, and is always waiting for parts.

I'm going over to take a look at it soon. Haven't seen it in awhile. She hasn't said it, but i have decided I can do whatever i want with it.

Not much time here, so:
-get it running all stock?
-toss on some dual carbs, dropped spindles, beam, wheels, tires?

I don't have the time to do this solo. Can someone give me a hand for a couple bucks? Do this all in a day?

Who's got what that i can use?


Sandeep May 21st 2010 10:11


My vote is to get it running stock, if it runs but does not idle.

I'd like to help but don't have alot of free time myself.

Perhaps a meet in Oakville on one of these weekends or weeknights might be in order ? :D


chug_A_bug May 21st 2010 11:27

hey pete...
I'll give ya a hand can't tune the carbs but anything else I can do :D
I'm waiting on some parts so I'm on hold for abit...
and yes Sandeep a Meet is Needed soon time lol


Glock May 21st 2010 11:31

Pete , I'm down to help if you wish !

petevw May 21st 2010 17:36

Thanks for the responses guys.

I am going to go and take a look on Mon or Tues evening.


Originally Posted by Sandeep (Post 76124)
Perhaps a meet in Oakville on one of these weekends or weeknights might be in order ? :D

Next Thurs the 27th? Beer and food:

let ya'll know,

TunedPerfection May 21st 2010 22:40

Pete, I submitted my reply last night but for some reason it's not here :confused::confused:

I have spindles, I have the BRMs with tires as well. 135's and 205's like Pablo's oval. Forget the beam for now, but I do have a 4" coming in within the next 2 weeks. Slam it, get it running reliably, then worry about performance upgrades.
Unfortunately with the move I don't have time to help though. Sorry....:o

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