June 2013 Posts

SOLD — L456 Ruby Red ’67 Beetle

FOR SALE — L456 Ruby Red '67 Beetle

Sent over by a fellow reader of 1967beetle.com, this L456 Ruby Red ’67 Beetle appears to be a solid car. Sure, there are a few aftermarket items here and there, however, it would not take much to make this car perfect and 100% correct. Ruby Red is one of my all time favorite ’67 Beetle colors.

Status: SOLD
Mileage: 116,000 miles
Location: Fort Myers, Florida
Price: $10,800 OBO
Contact: Francis Motor Sports, Inc  |  (239) 313-5408

Restoring Heat Riser Tube Covers

’67 Volkswagen Beetle —  Restoring Heat Riser Tube Covers

Before we go further, let me say that the small tubes of the Intake manifold, which connect to the muffler, direct heated air to the aluminum-blanketed portion of the Intake manifold. The aluminum, which acts as a “heat sink”, quickly heats and transfers its heat conductively to the steel manifold, below the carburetor. The heated manifold pipe helps to vaporize the air-fuel mixture which is headed to the cylinder heads.

Where each small pre-heat tube departs the engine compartment to connect with the muffler, provides an opening where heated and/or exhausted air can enter the engine compartment—as well as opportunity for precious intake air to escape the engine compartment, thus robbing the Fan which is supplying cooling air to the oil cooler and across the cylinder and cylinder head fins.

2013 So Cal VW Classic

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It’s sad to say that I missed the 2013 So Cal VW Classic. However, our pal Timm Eubanks was on location, camera in hand. A huge thanks to Timm for providing his photography time and talent to 1967beetle.com.

Muffler Replacement

’67 Volkswagen Beetle — Muffler Replacement

If you own a ’67 Beetle, sooner or later you’re going to have to experience the intimate task of replacing the muffler. It can be a dirty job. Not to worry; 1967beetle.com is here to make sure you get the job done right. Let’s discuss the task.

With the engine cooled down, elevate your car with a floor jack at a comfortable working height. To allow for easy access to the muffler’s mounting location, support vehicle with jack stands (this also spares your knees from abuse).

Remove the rear engine tin (breast plate) and proceed to remove the old muffler. Due to the extreme changes in temperature, the securing hardware often becomes seized, making them difficult to remove. If excessive force is exerted, you risk shearing the studs from the cylinder head. Re-placing broken cylinder head studs is a tech tip in itself, BE CAREFUL. Do not hesitate to useheat on the nut, or invest in a nut cracker to break the nut(s) free.

The American Graffiti Car Show

’67 Volkswagen Beetle — Chassis

Sent over by our good pal Tom GriffinJeremy Goodspeed of Goodspeed Motoring was spotted with a ’67 Beetle chassis at The American Graffiti car show in Modesto yesterday. The show was sponsored by Kiwanis International (of which Jeremy is a member), and they are expecting to raise about $100K for children in need. There were upwards of 1,000 cars, including 4 Beetles and one special ’67 chassis.