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1966 beetle tranny mounting

 
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frwent
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:52 am    Post subject: 1966 beetle tranny mounting Reply with quote

The frame for my 1966 Bahama Blue VW was stored for 10 years on its end in my shop. Above the floor on bricks. But the shop floods. Now the sockets for the tranny bolts are rusted and will not thread the mounting bolts. I have tried wire brushed on a Dremel tool and wire brushes with handles and cannot get the two mounting bolts to start.

Any ideas here?? Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buy a spare Trans/horn bolt. Use a cutting wheel to cut grooves in bolt. Maybe three or four. It will chase the threads and the grooves will hold the dirt. I'm not sure of the thread size or pitch. I am sure if you found a tap to the right size it would cost a fortune. Use plenty of oil or WD-40 when cleaning threads. Best of luck, Casey
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved to Mechanical/Technical thread
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought this WAS the Technical / Mechanical section???

Idea: find a cork that will fit into the bolt holes. Cut the corks short, but not too short ...then plug the holes with corks. Using a syringe filled with vinegar, push the needle through one cork and fill the bolt hole with vinegar ...let it work for 24 hours or so. Use a metal 'bottle brush' style wire brush to clean the threads ....repeat. repeat. Might also work using styro foam instead of cork. Did this once to fix a bike ....

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is there now, but was originally posted in new member introductions. Much better help available here.....
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...or, you could the vinegar trick by standing the frame up again, and putting each socket in a container with enough vinegar in it to cover the threads ...and let it soak for a few days. Same difference ....
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