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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by pwmcguire on Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:08 pm

rpm750 wrote:Do a search on Google for a voltage regulator circuit. I'm sure you can find one and get the components from Radio Shack to build it.

Or buy this one...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/DC-DC-Converter-12V-Step-down-to-6V-15W-Power-Supply-/250865670470

I was going to keep it 6 volt but with the new engine I'm going to 12 volt
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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by rpm750 on Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:40 am

pwmcguire wrote:
rpm750 wrote:Do a search on Google for a voltage regulator circuit. I'm sure you can find one and get the components from Radio Shack to build it.

Or buy this one...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/DC-DC-Converter-12V-Step-down-to-6V-15W-Power-Supply-/250865670470

I was going to keep it 6 volt but with the new engine I'm going to 12 volt

Yeah set the car/engine up for 12v but use the regulator to power your vintage radio. Best of both worlds.
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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by pwmcguire on Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:44 pm

I got the used 1600 dp in the baja and it runs nice. I built a 12 volt flasher relay setup for the 66 and converted all of the lights to 12 volt. I still have to do the windshield wiper and horn. I'm still trying to sell the baja so progress on the 66 is slow. here are some pics of the flasher relay Update: the horn turned out to be 12 volts already and got a voltage transformer for the wipers.








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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by pwmcguire on Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:02 pm

I moved Scooter into the garage and got temporary seating the day I sold my 73. I picked up a box of parts from clyde to finish my engine and engine compartment. I picked up a 20# sandblaster from Harbor Freight. I got one wheel sandblasted and painted and a tire installed.







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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by bayboy87 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:54 pm

nice! love the interior! keep it up! whats your plans for the body?
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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:57 pm

I am interested to see how those wheels look on the car.

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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by Hookdriver on Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:10 am

Those wheels should look pretty sharp. Great progress man!
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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by pwmcguire on Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:51 am

I'm probably going to do a white interior and the blue's do not quite match but it still looks good. I'm more mechanicaly inclined than artistic. The wheel color is rustoleum gloss night tide. Once the rims have some wear and the car is shined up, it should look even better. I customized the empi hub cap with vw logo center caps from ebay. I got the hubcap's with the rims and I didn't want Empi on it



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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by Grifspop on Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:29 pm

Nice job on the wheels and hubcaps
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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by Jon65 on Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:52 am

Very good job on the hubcaps. They look really sweet. Cool

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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by pwmcguire on Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:21 pm

I've been busy working on the 66. I cleaned up the engine compartment. I'm getting ready to install the engine this weekend. I should be ready for the cruze the Coop show. No pictures this time, you can see it at cruze the coop.
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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by pwmcguire on Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:55 pm

I got side tracked today. I went to a yard sale in Alpharetta and picked up a few things for the beetle. I got a siren, a distributor, a round vdo electric fuel gauge, and a holly dual progressive carb and intake to rebuild. Met ggaagg57. I did manage to get the engine installed with my wife's help. I should have scooter running tomorrow



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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by pwmcguire on Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:44 pm

I been running around like a chicken with my head cut off working 10 hr days, but I managed to get a few things done. I installed my dome light, radio antenna, fixed my wipers, installed new rubber on the popouts and a new windshield and rubber. I fabricated a shifter for my little michelob tap handle and installed a quick shift kit. I ordered and recieved my seatbelts and I need to install them. I will post pictures later. In a non vw related matter I installed 2 sliding glass doors in my house as well









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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by pwmcguire on Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:24 pm

Well, I was having some issues with my cross arm for the throw out bearing so I replaced it and it still squeals when I step in in the clutch. I know the transmission is bad, the output shaft has play, so I'm on the look out for another transmission. I'll see how this goes.
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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by pwmcguire on Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:49 pm

well I'm a noob when it comes to transmissions. I didn't realize that there is play in the ouput shaft and that it should wobble a bit, as long as there is no in and out movement. The first crossarm was EMPI, enough said. I picked one up from Clyde and now It is centered and I'm in business. The engine goes back in tomorrow.


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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by pwmcguire on Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:05 pm

The engine is in and Scooter is shifting great. I'll drive it local for a few days. It's first big trip will be to BAP, I can't wait.
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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by pwmcguire on Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:31 pm

Been a while since I've updated this. Scooters been driving good, the bearings went in the alternator. I've cleaned and cleaned. I replaced all of the tie rods. I added running boards this week
 
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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by jotty on Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:24 am

Looking nice bro!!

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finished building my radio and speaker in a suitcase

Post by pwmcguire on Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:19 pm

Here is a link to the video





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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by Muffler Bearing on Mon Dec 09, 2013 9:28 pm

That is on my long list of to do's. looks good.
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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by 67vdub on Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:28 pm

Looking good man. It will sound good too. Btw that was a great song you keep turning off. lol! 
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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by Jon65 on Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:41 pm

That's really sweet, man! ^^And X2 on the song. Cool

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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by pwmcguire on Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:40 pm

I put new shocks on scooter a while back and saw that the top holes in the shock tower were rusted out. I picked up a used front beam for scooter this weekend. and stripped it down.

Now on to rebuilding it.
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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by pwmcguire on Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:15 pm

built and installed a 2 inch narrowed beam with drop spindles



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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by bakertim2 on Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:28 pm

Well done.
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