Category: Tech Tips

Restoration tips & tutorials, how-to videos, etc.

What Is This Part?

What Is it? Recently, Reader Beth Leverman, who is rebuilding her 1967 Beetle, messaged me, with photos, of her inner door mechanism rebuild. She has had to innovate—as we all learn when working on our

12 Volt Starter Bushing Removal

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

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.

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