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Shift Coupler

EMPI 16-5103 Urethane Shift Coupler ($15 off of eBay). I first tried putting the tube in from the right-hand side… …but the left-hand side works better, because you can get the spanner in on the right. You need a 10mm … Continue reading

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The Bad, The Good and hopefully not ugly

So previously I mentioned that I was contemplating using Hyundai tail lights. The Bad: On my way to work this morning stopped at Cape Korean Spares. They’re supposed to open at 08:00 but the first fellow pitched at 08:20. He … Continue reading

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Handbrake cables

For some reason the DPO used handbrake cables with a long sleeve — the one at the bottom in the picture. I think this might be from a Type 3. These hang out under the car and just look kak. … Continue reading

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Side X-ray view

From flickr Click to embiggen. Note the angle of the spare wheel and the battery location.

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Rear bearings

I’m not a huge YouTube fan (most posters waffle for ages and eventually tell you something they could have condensed into a few lines of text) but in this case, the video is more informative than the picture + text … Continue reading

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Brakes 3

Pictures of how to route the brake lines.  

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Brakes 2

The standard Beetle rigid brake pipe lengths are well documented but of course the Puma pipe from the front to the back is shorter, and my disk brake conversion also changes things. A Beetle has a wheelbase of 2400mm while … Continue reading

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Grommets from RPM. Grommet Code Description Price (Sep 2015)   267 Blind grommet for 12mm hole 1.12   270 Blind grommet for 15mm hole 3.35   20 Blind grommet for 20mm hole 3.56   562 17mm Grommet for pipe or … Continue reading

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Track rods and steering box

There’s something not quite right with the short track rod inside tie rod end. The others seem OK but when in doubt, replace them all. So 1 x PD-3989 (OEM 113 415 811), 2 x PD-3990 (OEM 113 415 812) … Continue reading

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Front brakes are Golf 1 calipers, mounted on a bracket I bought from the back of Car Magazine years ago. The anti-rattle clips go in like this. December 2013 I had a hard time fitting the brake pads until I … Continue reading

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