Classic VW Engine Rebuild, By Last Chance Auto Restore.com
We began with a dual port 1600 cc engine from a 1973 Volkswagen Beetle.
The engine ran with a miss and was smoking a bit . After performing a
compression test,(both wet and dry) , we determined the crankshaft and
bearings were fine.
We replaced the pistons, pots & rings. We had the valves redone and made
several upgrades along the way.....
Air-Cooled VW Beetle Heater Channel Replacement
In Bug Me Video -Volume 7 Heater Channel Replacement (full 1hr 45min
version available at www.mamotorworks.com part #323-307) we begin by
showing you what the heater channel looks like and the different kinds
available. We then move to our 63 sunroof bug and show where the channel is
located in the car and exactly where and how it is attached. We then drill
out the spot welds and cut the solid welds showing what tools can be used
and where care should be exercised. When completely loose we show how to
brace the door opening and lift the body enough to remove the old channel.
(Removing the body was demonstrated in Vol.6 and is needed info) Once the
channel is out we repair a badly rusted door post (A pillar) by butt
welding in a replacement panel. This is explained and demonstrated in clear
detail. Now the new channel is put in place; the body is lowered; and the
channel is welded back into place. Door alignment is given attention during
this final part. At this point we move on to a '70 beetle convertible. The
extra strengthening gussets and panels are pointed out and removed. Now a
procedure that allows the channel to be removed without lifting the body is
demonstrated. This is done by replacing the lower portion of the rear
quarter panel (which was badly rusted on our car) and replacing a strip of
metal in the front wheel well. Once these panels are removed the channel
can be maneuvered out the side of the body. Another manner of securing the
door opening is demonstrated here. With the channel back in place we show
how to do a lap weld with a joggle in the panel when replacing the lower
quarter panel. We show an inexpensive spot welding tool that can be used
with any DC arc welder and how to do a plug weld. All without warping the
flat panel. Just for fun, the last few minutes of the tape is filled with
outtakes from the video.
1 hour and 40 minutes of easy to follow instruction, Including:
■Heater Channel Replacement
■Lower Door Post Replacement
■Lower Quarter Panel Replacement
BackyardBuild Summer 2012 Turbo VW Bug preview.mpg
Here is a preview of how the car sits now, summer 2012. I have about 95% of
the bodywork done and have coated everything with 2 layers of black epoxy
primer. Lots more tune up has yielded a good running late model classic VW
beetle. As you can see I have a bunch of work left to do on the interior,
but all the gauges and lighting function. To beef everything up on the
3SGTE engine I had to utilize an aftermarket ECU, I chose the Vi-Pec. The
last part of the video shows what this setup can do. She's fast...
KITFOX VW LOOK.wmv
This is the sixth flight of my KITFOX VW - the engine now has 11 hours on
it and it is running strong with 900 to 1000 FPM climb and 80 MPH cruise -
it takes off in about 400 feet with a single pilot - have not flown duel
yet so don't know climb for two people - cylinder head temps at 275 and oil
temp at 210 - RPM is a solid 3200 and so far engine is great - should be
broken in in another 14 hours or so - will update as I go along -
Yaril's Volkswagen Type 3 - BRtv Episode 3
Imagine yourself back in the Do-Wop 1950s. Now picture what a young car
guy, hot rodder type, would look like. Then take that image, dip it in a
batter of Cuban heritage, add a good dose of upbringing and family values.
Follow that with a splash of love of all things vintage and cool, and
lastly add a great sense of style, attention to detail, and humility. Now
pull that person in the present time and drop him in Miami Florida. What
you might get, my not be too far off of Yaril Quintana.
Yaril is just about one the coolest and nicest people you can meet. He's
the owner of Yaril's Customs out of Miami Florida, and is the builder and
owner of this awesome VW Type 3. He's a hot rod builder and an incredible
craftsman, with award winning capabilities and an astounding sense of
attention to detail. His shop is as clean and as cool and anything else he
puts his name to. Just hanging out there, makes a normal person want to
run out, buy a junker and build it into a hot rod, or something as cool.
This video celebrates his awesome Squareback, and attempts to show a little
bit about the man himself, and what are the principles that drive the kind
of creativity that make a shop like his, a possibility, as well as a
realization to a life long dream.
Let me say again, you could almost not meet a nicer, cooler guy than Yaril
Quintana, with as much talent, humility, and just good core values, as the
ones that drive him.
We hope you enjoy this video. For more on this story and some cool pics
check out the whole update on Braggenrites.com
Volksplane Taking off, flying, landing in Comfort TX 3/20/09.
Volksplane Taking off, flying and landing in Comfort TX 3/20/09. It has a
2180 cc vw with 1.6x1 redrive turning a 72in three blade ground adjustable
IVO prop. Takeoff run at 1600 foot elevation is 500ft, climb at 950-1000
fpm and cruise at 100mph at 3000rpms. Top speed is redline of 120mph.