Engine Sound Absorber

I’ve received a handful of emails in the past 2 weeks about sound absorbing behind the ’67 Beetle firewall. I highly recommend the 3 piece kit that Wolfsburg West offers. Part number: 111813805. It’s German-made tarboard and fits like what left the factory when your pride any joy was brand new. The cheaper (Brazilian) kits are much thinner and use a very lightweight tarboard. Do yourself a favor, keep it German.

You can also install sound deadening on the inside of your firewall. (Assuming your rear interior is out) This quiets things down a great bit!

My friend Chris Vallone of Classic VW Bugs also offers this same suggestion in these very helpful video tips.

Airhead Parts Mentions 1967beetle.com

Airhead Parts mentions 1967beetle.com on their blog.
Thank you!

Recommended Reading – Volkswagen Bentley Manual

I get about 10 emails a week from people asking what literature might be good for them to purchase for their new project. I recommend the Volkswagen Beetle and Karmann Ghia Official Service Manual Type 1: 1966-1969. You can purchase it here (affiliate link).

More info from Bentley Publishers:

This book features full wiring diagrams (including 6-volt systems), convertible top repair, carburetor rebuilding (30 PICT-1 and 30 PICT-2) and comprehensive year and model specifications and troubleshooting tables. Like the later-model Type 1 manual, this is a comprehensive source for service and repair information.

New Color Wiring Diagrams! The hardcover edition of this book now features an eight page color supplement with reproductions of original full-color Type 1 technical schematics.

Technical features:

  • Full data and instructions for all major repairs on engines, clutches, and transmissions.
  • Rebuilding and adjusting the carburetor for maximum economy and reduced exhaust emissions.
  • How to rebuild disc and drum brakes for safer stops with older cars.
  • Taking the play out of worn front ends and steering gears.
  • How to align front and rear wheels for reduced tire wear and lower rolling resistance.
  • Troubleshooting, replacing, or repairing every component of the electrical. system-with full wiring diagrams for every model.
  • Complete specifications and instructions for money-saving tune-ups.
  • Spark advance curves that will help you spot fuelwasting, worn-out distributors.
  • Do-it-yourself body repairs that help keep older bugs looking new.
  • Plus the comprehensive Volkswagen factory tolerances, wear limits, adjustments and tightening torque specifications that you’ve come to expect from Bentley manuals.

A must-have resource for anyone who owns a ’67 Beetle.

Advanced VW – Decatur, GA

Atlanta to Decatur on my Bike

I’d like to take this moment to thank Bobby at Advanced VW in Decatur, GA for rebuilding my engine back in 2006. I was in the infant stages of my restoration, and Bobby took the time to educate me about keeping the original engine in the car. Now if only I would not have tossed that German tire jack when I was cleaning out the trunk area! Thanks again Bobby for all your help. Advanced VW can be reached at: 404-373-7963

’67 From Above