Category: Tech Tips

Restoration Tips & Tutorials, How-to Videos, etc.

VW 105-1, 30 Pict-1 Carburetor – Part III – Stuck Choke Plate Shaft

With colder weather, especially, the Chokes on our 1967 Beetles with the 30 Pict-1 Carburetors play an even more important part in the starting of the car.  We want the Choke Plate to be closed

VW 105-1, 30 Pict-1 Carburetor – The Choke Processes, Part 2

In Part I, we examined the elements of the Choke Processes.  In this article, we want to adjust the Heating Element so that the Choke Plate will respond properly as the engine is working to

12 Volt Starter Bushing Removal and Installation Using DIY Tools

1967 Beetle Owner and Reader Beth Leverman, of Dallas, Texas, submitted the following method for Bushing Removal and Installation using tools at hand.  Thank you, Beth for working this up and for the photos! To

Starter Bushing Removal & Installation

Your Starter fails and when you purchase a new one, the instructions tell you that unless you install a new Starter Bushing, the warranty on the new Starter will be voided. Starter Bushings become worn

1967 Beetle Carburetor Choke Heater Element

History saved the day for those of us who own 1967 Beetles–here’s why: In the 1970s, when I first began dealing with ’67 Beetles, carburetor work was complicated by the antiquated Choke Heater Element’s design.