EJ20G into 67 Bug

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Post by surfbeetle » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:56 pm

Thanks Jeff. I bought one of those bubble and magnetic camber gauges from Amazon as well as a 36 mm wrench. I'll get it adjusted one way or another. I suppose I could have used channel locks but I didn't think that far.
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Post by surfbeetle » Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:42 am

Got out there today and changed the spark plugs and also messed around with the front end. I’m having an issue with the air ride beam going up and down. I got this beam for free from a friend. It’s just a 2” narrowed beam with thru rods and air shocks. I thought there was a problem with the shocks that were on it so I changed out the shocks with a pair I bought new a few years back from Airkweld. Still no change, the beam doesn’t want to raise up on the drivers side when aired up to 100psi from my shop compressor. I need to bite the bullet and just get a new Airkweld beam and be done with it.
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Post by GS guy » Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:25 pm

How is the movement of the trailing arms with no shocks? Trailing arms binding in the beam bushings? I've read especially the urethane bushings have to be "reamed" to get the right fit on the T-arms. Not exactly sure how you'd ream these though, maybe some kind of stiff sanding flap wheels run inside them (like a hone)? I gather there are no "springs" left on the front end with this type of set-up, that is left up to the shocks used (air shocks or coil-overs).
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Post by surfbeetle » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:20 am

Yeah something obviously is binding along with the wheels hitting the fenders if I drop it all way. I really need a 4” narrowed beam so instead of messing with this one, I’m gonna contact Airkweld and get a beam. Since I have the shocks, spindles and brakes already, the cost shouldn’t be too bad.
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Post by surfbeetle » Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:21 am

Yeah something obviously is binding along with the wheels hitting the fenders if I drop it all way. I really need a 4” narrowed beam so instead of messing with this one, I’m gonna contact Airkweld and get a beam. Since I have the shocks, spindles and brakes already, the cost shouldn’t be too bad.
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Post by surfbeetle » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:14 am

Wow, just noticed that the previous two posts are duplicates. What the heck? Oh well... We sold our house and we're moving to another more rural part of town so as a result I've been packing up the garage. Ugh, what a nightmare to pack up 15 years of crap in the garage. On a positive note, I drove the bug up to the gas station the other day and filled it up for the first time in 16+ years. I plan to drive the car to the new house, it's about 11 miles. Once we're moved in and settled, I will get the Airkweld beam and then get the engine finally tuned on a dyno.
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Post by turboedbug » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:17 pm

16 years sounds about where i am with mine lol

Cant wait to see the new beam installed!
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Post by surfbeetle » Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:10 am

Yeah it’s been a long time coming. I stopped driving it years ago when the engine dropped a valve seat on #3. We bought a diesel Suburban instead of fixing the bug, the growing family took priority as it should. I’m finally at a point where after “eating the elephant one bite at a time” the car is getting drivable.
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Post by surfbeetle » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:07 am

Last week I drove the car 11 miles from our old home to our new house, it drove pretty well. I found that the boost control is not properly set, the car pulled hard but the blow off would occur way too soon. The boost is set for 7psi. It will be a while before I can work on it. I had parked the car in the garage and when the movers moved us on Saturday, instead of unloading a bunch of stuff into a shed that's on the property, they put all that crap in the garage around the car, I was at the old house making sure we got everything. So I'm not too happy about that since now I have to move that crap 150 uphill to the storage shed.
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