My 66 beetle "Scooter"

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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by Jon65 on Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:02 pm

Nice, it has a great stance. Cool

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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by pwmcguire on Sun May 04, 2014 9:00 pm

Went on an adventure on Sunday. Went to church and all was well with Scooter. I went back to get the kids and Scooter started spitting and sputtering and lost power. I pulled into a gas station and made sure I had gas. He seemed to perk up so I decided to drive it home 3/4 of the way home he starts spitting and sputtering again. I pulled in to Lowes. I had to tow it home. My wife went and got the kids. I got home and opened the gas tank and hear a hiss. The vent line was clogged. I thought that was my problem. I got scooter running again. by this time everyone was back at church. I took off to the church again. Scooter started spitting and sputtering again, I towed him home again. I have narrowed it down to vapor lock or a bad coil, but this problem popped up after 3000 miles. I'm leaning toward a bad coil. I was able to get a Borg warner coil out of advance auto. I moved my fuel line to a better location and installed the coil, but ran out of time tonight, Testing will be tomorrow. All I wanted to do is get ready for the poker run next week
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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by bakertim2 on Sun May 04, 2014 10:37 pm

Condenser can do the same thing. I had a couple fail me recently.
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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by dlandvw3 on Mon May 05, 2014 8:53 am

bakertim2 wrote:Condenser can do the same thing. I had a couple fail me recently.

Ditto, I've had it happen a couple of times and it was the condenser not the coil. Sputtering, spitting, acting like it's running out of gas.
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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by pwmcguire on Mon May 05, 2014 5:31 pm

dlandvw3 wrote:
bakertim2 wrote:Condenser can do the same thing. I had a couple fail me recently.

Ditto, I've had it happen a couple of times and it was the condenser not the coil.  Sputtering, spitting, acting like it's running out of gas.

Yeah! your right, I forgot, I just switched out of old electronic points to a new Bosch Mexican distributor. The distributor itself is two years old but never used.
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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by pwmcguire on Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:54 pm

Late update: Fuel Pump. The fuel pump was shot and when the engine warmed up it stopped pumping and the bowl went empty. The poker run went ok. I started with a bad clutch and ended with a bad clutch on the way home the float needle stuck and flooded the carb. I fixed it on the road side and kept going
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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by pwmcguire on Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:58 pm

Changed out the clutch From a 180 mm to a 200 mm. I clearance the
bell housing. I had to use a starter from Oreilly's because I had no og 12 volt starters.
I hate it, its embarrassingly loud
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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by pwmcguire on Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:01 pm

Up to date: Got a wheel from Tim and pulled out my spare to sand blast and paint them. I have to decide on what wheels for the rear.
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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by fluxcap on Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:41 am

pwmcguire wrote: I had to use a starter from Oreilly's because I had no og 12 volt starters.
I hate it, its embarrassingly loud

Don't worry. If it's like any of the five starters I've bought/swapped at oreillys, you'll be replacing it soon! Maybe the next one will be quieter, lol.

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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by pwmcguire on Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:17 pm

Well its time for an update. I installed some of a cheap black carpet kit to go with my homemade center headliner and my homemade door cards and picked up dual kads and rebuilt and installed them and had my rear wheels widened to 6 inches with 205's installed.



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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by bakertim2 on Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:00 pm

Looking good.
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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by pwmcguire on Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:09 pm

Its about time for an update. I installed all new rubber in my doors, cleaned and greased my window regulator and a new vapor barrier. Mixed and matched and pieced together vent windows with nice chrome. No more rattles.


Custom built a dash grill for an 85 mm VDO Tach I picked up on the samba, along with custom paint from Oreilys auto parts in Mableton. They scanned my dash and reproduced a perfect shade to match my dash. It turned out awesome.



Replaced the windshield that cracked coming home from BAP and new pop out gaskets.



I picked up this awesome metal cooler that looks brand new for the roof rack. I plan on using it to go to Cherokee NC.

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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by bakertim2 on Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:11 pm

Someone has been busy.
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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by stuco on Fri Aug 07, 2015 2:46 pm

Nice work on your bug! I love the way you did the wheels. I've been considering making a suitcase stereo system like that as well, nice job. In my honest opinion, I like the stock seats better but its your car. Keep up the good work.

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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by pwmcguire on Fri Aug 07, 2015 3:02 pm

I still have the original stock seats to put back in but right now a new engine jump's to the top of the list. These seats are temporary so I can drive it as I work on it.
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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by fluxcap on Fri Aug 07, 2015 4:04 pm

That tach/grill looks great!

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Re: My 66 beetle "Scooter"

Post by pwmcguire on Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:29 pm

Wow it's been over a year since I've updated. I had some issues with the 1600 engine so I replaced it with the original 1300 to get me through summer. I had been collecting NOS parts and other parts since I got the car. Its been running great, I kind of like the 1300 over the 1600, it sounds more like a beetle. Added a custom coke bottle shifter.



Still waiting on the stock interior because its kind of pricey.
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