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MY Beetle in 2020 .... didn't drive it in 2019..
68AutoBug - October 12th, 2020 at 09:32 PM

Well, I still have My 1968 1500 Beetle semi automatic and it goes well... I just drilled out the SVDA distributor vacuum source.... seems it was blocked some how?? I had to redrill the hole... now the Vacuum advance works great.... only took Me... about 7 years to think about the problem.... and how to fix I've just replaced the rear brake linings & brake cylinders and front pads.... I just need to adjust the rear brakes now.... I also have a crack in the windscreen, but I have a new windscreen under My bed.... Now I just need to replace My failing Alternator.... this week.. getting hot in Scone - the Horse capital..

beetleboyjeff - October 12th, 2020 at 09:46 PM

Bug is still looking good Lee. Not jealous of the Scone summer heat

68AutoBug - October 12th, 2020 at 10:07 PM

Good Day Jeff...
Well I've had a bad couple of years with two knee replacements, & a heart pacemaker... in 2019 I was in 7 different ambulances.... NOT GOOD... but Now OK... Didn't drive My car for a year.... but now been driving it before it gets too hot to drive it...
Will be good to get to a VW show again....
One day ????



beetleboyjeff - October 13th, 2020 at 05:24 AM

Glad to see you have recovered.

I haven't seen that colourful engine for a while.

hellbugged - October 13th, 2020 at 05:35 AM

Good that period of medical issues has passed Lee and you have the beetle on the mend too.

You would still be getting around in yours Jeff?!

Yogie - October 13th, 2020 at 06:44 AM

Car is still looking great Lee. I hope your medical issues have now been sorted out.

I bet you had a big grin on your face when you finally got behind the wheel again.


68AutoBug - October 13th, 2020 at 07:51 AM

Thanks for the well wishes guys...
Yes great to be able to drive MY Beetle around town & 30 & 60 klms away.... Can't wait to go to a VW show...

Lee in the Horse Capital....

vw54 - October 13th, 2020 at 11:55 AM


Good to see your up n about

hulbyw - October 13th, 2020 at 01:26 PM

Glad you are now OK Lee. Being crook is no fun. Your '68 still looks great (a lot better than mine which is in bits in the shed). Enjoy driving it again

grumble - October 13th, 2020 at 04:07 PM

Good to see you on the forum again Lee I am also pleased that you are back i your beetle again, Cheers Les

beetleboyjeff - October 13th, 2020 at 07:25 PM

Originally posted by hellbugged
Good that period of medical issues has passed Lee and you have the beetle on the mend too.

You would still be getting around in yours Jeff?!

Yep, sure am. It turned over 715,000km today on my way back from Telegraph Point Timbers with a load of hardwood on the trailer

bushed - October 14th, 2020 at 11:02 AM

welcome back bug and bugger oops I mean vw Guru, Lee

68AutoBug - October 14th, 2020 at 05:08 PM

Many thanks....


Camo - October 16th, 2020 at 05:41 PM

Hi Lee,

glad you are on the mend and getting out in the old girl.

My Beetle has only been out once this year. Been a shit of a year for most people re the Corona (Not Toyota :smilegrin: )

Cheers, Kev

68AutoBug - October 16th, 2020 at 08:59 PM

Hi Kev,
Good to see you still have the Great Beetle and are still about....
I had a bad year [amnesia-falls-black outs etc] I was in 7 different ambulances in the one year.... Pacemaker fixed most of the problems...
Now its just old age .. Kev...

All the Best

Lee 68autobug in the Horse Capital... SCONE

Andy - October 17th, 2020 at 10:37 PM

Great to see your back in the beetle Lee, and good to hear your on the mend. Certainly sounds like a rough year for you.
Your car still looks as good as ever!

My beetle does not get out much these days, it's trapped in the back of the shed by other VW's...

68AutoBug - October 18th, 2020 at 02:32 AM

thanks, Richard , fingers crossed...
I am driving My Beetle when ever I can before it is too hot to drive..
with Temperatures 36-42C....

I hope You can get Your Beetle out some how...


LEE 68autobug.

Andy - October 18th, 2020 at 10:54 PM

That's not too hot for a beetle, but might be for the driver :). I'm glad it is not that hot here!
Mine is on club rego, so only comes out every now and then to turn it over. I do get to drive the type 3 and 411 instead though :)