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After I (more or less) finished my 1966 Volkswagen Fastback the "Volksback", it was time for another challenge, here it is!

Mittwoch, 27. Januar 2016

Spark plugs

The new motor still doesn't run perfect. The timing has been adjusted and the carburator, too. I think that the spark plugs are too "cold" for the amount of fuel/air mixture - So I will replace them with these:
 BP6ET - 3 electrodes and a "hotter" spark - I hope this helps...

Sonntag, 24. Januar 2016

Annoying rear seat vibration

The rear seat was rattling since day one. The rubber which is usually monted in Mexico-made beetles was missing, resulting in a permanent rattle. During the Rosmalen meeting I found a nice set of rubber straps.

As there appears to be only 1 strap on those cars, I try it with 1 strap also:
Hopefully the rattling will be gone now!

Donnerstag, 21. Januar 2016

Steering woes

Even though I refurbed the original steering box, there was still too much play, so I ordered a new TRW steering box. I use the same thing in my Type 3 since years without any issues:
This weekend I will install it to have a more precise feeling in the steering wheel!

Samstag, 9. Januar 2016

Rosmalen parts

Ralf and myself made a trip to the Kever Winterfestijn in Rosmalen, Netherland. We met some friends and concentrated on parts hunt. Ralf found a lot of stuff for the Avis beetle, I just collected a few things for the Streaker:
A nice, OE VW Oil filler cap, a switch, a sheet of stickers, 2 beauty rings for the rear view mirrors and a more sturdy aluminum pipe for the heater system. On the far right is a set of rubber straps to fix the upper part of the rear seat properly. It rattles always during driving which drives me nuts!

Freitag, 8. Januar 2016

a hefty receipt...

Today I received the receipt for the TÜV inspection. I understand that a lot of work and time was involved. The receipt reflects this. It almost exactly met my highest expectations...
(€uro this is...)