Category: Tech Tips

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

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.

1967 Beetle Buffering O-Ring

Someone said, “Never say never and never say always!” A cute saying when you first hear it but “meaty” when you think about it. It was a piece of advice given to Neva and me

NOS German 12V Bosch Short Coil

Hello, ’67 Beetle community. For some of you, there’s nothing like installing a correctly restored German VW 105-1 carb. For others, it’s that feeling when you realize your engine case is the correct and one