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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by Bugger » Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:33 am

wilnic wrote:Hi Guys, I am from Annlin, PTA, new to the ACVW scene.

Bought my son last year a 1600 twin port beetle that desperately needs an engine overhaul.

I have rebuild a few engines in the past, but never an air cooled vw one. Just stripped and cleaned everything last week, so I will start soon to ask some questions. Just love forums with lost of technical info/knowhow, so i know I am at the right place.

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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by AcidHawk » Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:01 pm

Hi Guys,

Sean here. Been working on boats and my Defender for a bit (hobby not commercial). I am a little handy with the tools I have but have always shied away from anything mechanical. I bought my son a buggy (1400 Ford motor in it) but was worried about the safety/reliability (floor pans are terribly rotten). Ended up getting him a different car that is a bit more reliable etc...

So, long story short the buggy has been standing in the garden for about 4 years. Call it a midlife crisis if you will, but I have started getting interested in rebuilding this little thing. What I do know at this point is that I want to replace the 1400 Ford with a VW air-cooled engine (I am thinking the 1600 Dual Port ... but that may change as I learn more).

What I am finding is that there is a massive amount of information, but that a lot of this information includes details that are taken for granted ... E.g. some of the part include numbers/measurements that may mean something to you gurus but mean nothing to someone like me with no experience in motors etc.

So ... truckloads of reading and studying ... next ... standby for the questions to start... :wink:

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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by retrovan » Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:20 pm

Welcome here, nice to see interest in going back to Aircooled, as I always think its the sound and personality of the aircooled that makes it so desirable.

@Pine is our buggy expert, sure he will be more then willing to give info needed.

Start a project thread, and lets have some photo's to get use in the mood.

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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by Bugger » Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:28 pm

AcidHawk wrote:Hi Guys,

Sean here. Been working on boats and my Defender for a bit (hobby not commercial). I am a little handy with the tools I have but have always shied away from anything mechanical. I bought my son a buggy (1400 Ford motor in it) but was worried about the safety/reliability (floor pans are terribly rotten). Ended up getting him a different car that is a bit more reliable etc...

So, long story short the buggy has been standing in the garden for about 4 years. Call it a midlife crisis if you will, but I have started getting interested in rebuilding this little thing. What I do know at this point is that I want to replace the 1400 Ford with a VW air-cooled engine (I am thinking the 1600 Dual Port ... but that may change as I learn more).

What I am finding is that there is a massive amount of information, but that a lot of this information includes details that are taken for granted ... E.g. some of the part include numbers/measurements that may mean something to you gurus but mean nothing to someone like me with no experience in motors etc.

So ... truckloads of reading and studying ... next ... standby for the questions to start... :wink:
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New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by Herbie » Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:50 pm

Welcome AcidHawk. Enjoy the project. I have learnt a lot on this forum...plenty of wisdom in the search function.
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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by Chrisbezui » Tue May 12, 2020 1:28 pm

Hi guys,

Long time listener, first time caller...

I just bought my first bus, a 1970 Lowlight (I think it's a Microbus Deluxe, but unsure). Due to arrive this weekend.

I am a total newbie when it comes to anything mechanical (or anything at all for that matter), but I will attempt to service the engine myself and make sure it is fit for installation.

I look forward to soaking in the knowledge of this forum (it's also the first forum I aim to be actively a part of).

Cheers!
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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by Vintage man » Tue May 12, 2020 3:55 pm

Welcome Christiaan

Plenty help here ,that why my bus runs so lekker.

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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by V6 Capri » Wed May 13, 2020 11:06 am

Welcome! Looking forward to pictures of the bus.
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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by Herbie » Wed May 13, 2020 8:53 pm

Welcome Christiaan. Welcome and enjoy!


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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by Autovilla007 » Wed May 20, 2020 5:20 pm

Finally my Autovilla has arrived and I can call myself an aircooled owner and can properly introduce myself.
My name is Graham, living on the KZN South Coast. I have gotten stuck in, where I can, on renovation of a 1981 Autovilla with 2L aircooled engine. I'm going to be needing lots of advice and feedback, so I am grateful for this forum and any who are able to give advice or any old comment. After this post, I will be posting on projects any issues as they arise. My first will be my fuel tank woes. Would appreciate any advice there as well.
Thanks. :D
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