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WouterMerwie
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New to aircooled

Post by WouterMerwie » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:55 pm

Hi everyone. I am new to the aircooled life. I just bought a 1600 twinport beetle. Didn't even see the year model I was so excited. My wife obviously thinks I am mad, my boys think I am the man and my neighbour says he's glad its not him. Lol. Image

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Tony Z
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Re: New to aircooled

Post by Tony Z » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:57 pm

Welcome Wouter - I hope you have many happy miles in your bug.
Step 1 - close off those big holes in the lower rear engine tin, they let hot air from the exhaust into the engine bay and this increases the temperature of the air that cools the engine. Cool air comes from the top, hot air goes out the bottom, you need to keep these two apart!!!

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Re: New to aircooled

Post by AlanH » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:31 pm

Welcome Wouter, and also install a sealing rubber around the engine tin between the body and engine.

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Re: New to aircooled

Post by jolas » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:22 pm

My wife obviously thinks I am mad, my boys think I am the man and my neighbour says he's glad its not him. Lol.

:lol:

yeh man, this is sounding quite familiar :hangloose:

welcome to the madness :zhelp:

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John Alves
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Re: New to aircooled

Post by John Alves » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:29 pm

one picture is not enough, post more please
No sense being pessimistic. It wouldn't work anyway.

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WouterMerwie
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Re: New to aircooled

Post by WouterMerwie » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:53 pm

John Alves wrote:one picture is not enough, post more please
Ah. Will do. Its a fixer upper thats for sure. Just started work on the carb. I am replacing the gaskets and making sure the settings are right. I will post some pics as I go along.

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Re: New to aircooled

Post by Haans » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:00 pm

Wouter,.... do not take the advice lightly. These manne know what they are talking about,.......close that thing up before you travel anywhere!
Whilst you are the man back at the ranch,.......enjoy it with the boys,....and don't forget to smooch mommy over as often as possible,.......it will bite you in the rear and ear !
Trust me,....keeeping everybody happy is a juggle!

Regards Haans

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