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smvijayan 18th June 2015 04:01 PM

Acquired a Blue Classic Volkswagen Beetle
 
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Hello ,

finally managed to get this beetle from a good guy from chennai. now that i start to make it perfect the distance and availability of annual leaves are the killer factors.

and Mr.Pavan seems to be busying himself only for lucky Bangalore beetle owners :).

for the moment, its upto fix a wheel hub, steering wheel logo, vw mud flaps, body chromes...i also feel the engine needs some attention as im aware its getting too hot before it halts...

CARleone 18th June 2015 05:51 PM

Re: blue beetle
 
[cheers] That's a beautiful bug. I am Jealous. All the best on restoration. Pics... Keep them coming. Loving it[clap]

-CARleone

HARI GANGADHARAN 19th June 2015 02:12 PM

Re: blue beetle
 
Nice paint job and the color suits this classic car.Post some more pictures.Eagerly waiting for it.[:)]

350Z 19th June 2015 02:31 PM

Re: Acquired a Blue Classic Volkswagen Beetle
 
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Originally Posted by smvijayan (Post 449986)
finally managed to get this beetle from a good guy from chennai. now that i start to make it perfect the distance and availability of annual leaves are the killer factors.

Heartiest congratulations! If there's a classic car I'd someday love to have in my garage, it's definitely the Beetle. This thread is going to be an interesting read. Keep us posted. [thumbsup]

Drive Safe,
350Z

incarnation 19th June 2015 05:19 PM

Re: Acquired a Blue Classic Volkswagen Beetle
 
Hey there Smvijayan congratulation on aquiring the beauty. its a classic, i so much love these. im glued to this thread now. have subscribed already.best of luck on the restoration.[clap]

vu2gte 21st June 2015 07:18 PM

Re: Acquired a Blue Classic Volkswagen Beetle
 
The fuel pipe that you are using is unsuitable and could also cause a fire. You should use the black braided type. Somebody seems to have fitted a Fiat carburettor, I hope that it is jetted properly. I think the original fuel pump has been substituted with an electric one, a good idea would be to introduce a fuel return line which would help a lot

smvijayan 30th June 2015 03:20 PM

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thanks vu2gte. im thinking of changing the fule lines. i agree with u. yes its a fiat carb..the problem i have is the overheat...an expert from mumbai said the pulley should be fixed to a electric fan. im trying to figure out if the fan is running all the time for the 1968 or only during the engine start (as per the mechanic in chennai). for the moment im convinced that there is some mechanical alteration required to keep the heat down. as i live in a area where the parts are plentifull, my prob really is the engineering(dont have any beetle guys in chennai) who can advice me which part is required to make it really fit.

ok some more pics :)

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my sissy and my uncle enjoying the ride's :)

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incarnation 30th June 2015 07:13 PM

Re: Acquired a Blue Classic Volkswagen Beetle
 
why dont you try and get info from the volkswagon showroom itself they sure will be in a position to help you or provide old service manual for it. which in turn can help get the idea of the engineering around it. or else try this link it sure would give you some idea.

TheSamba.com :: 1970 VW Beetle Owner's Manual

Ambylovers 30th June 2015 11:20 PM

Re: Acquired a Blue Classic Volkswagen Beetle
 
Hi,
Car is looking in stock condition except its painting. Hope all the parts are available online for this car to restore back to original shape.

smvijayan 8th July 2015 03:37 PM

Re: Acquired a Blue Classic Volkswagen Beetle
 
im not convinced of the engine condition. decided to send the motor to bangaluru to aircooled mater - pavan kadam :). I hope when it returns..he is able to drive it all the way from bangalore to chennai - no break downs or excessive over heat :) and looks more chrome and stock

vu2gte 9th July 2015 06:04 AM

Re: Acquired a Blue Classic Volkswagen Beetle
 
Someone who obviously has no knowledge has put a locally available alternator. The original dynamo had a fan at the rear end which sat inside the black shroud. Your car is a potential fire bomb the way it is now.

smvijayan 10th July 2015 04:37 PM

Re: Acquired a Blue Classic Volkswagen Beetle
 
Vu2gte! your finding is correct. This is what made me lost hope on the local mechanic an move the car in a truck al the way to Bangalore where this is a bug specialist. I wish we have someone here in chennai for that. Im not lucky.

carslover 22nd July 2015 08:34 PM

Re: Acquired a Blue Classic Volkswagen Beetle
 
Very nice job! I love the colour. suits the car very well. And good luck with restoring it to its best!

P3T3R 23rd July 2015 01:00 AM

Re: Acquired a Blue Classic Volkswagen Beetle
 
It's Goa registered. Any idea who the original owner is? Also it has new registration. So must have been originally been registered somewhere else. There use to be a lot in Goa. Not anymore.

smvijayan 23rd July 2015 05:21 PM

Re: Acquired a Blue Classic Volkswagen Beetle
 
no idea mate. i bought it via car restorer in chennai.


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