Does anyone have any information on where I can get an after market kit for putting air conditioning in a 73' beetle.

Also I was wondering if anyone knows about putting in an automatic transmission in a 73' beetle.
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http://www.iceac.com/ makes a kit to get A/C in your Beetle. They've been in the VW scene for years and make a great product.

 

You'd probably have to find a used or rebuilt Autostick to convert your Beetle from standard to automatic but most people would ask you why. It would be a huge job to change it over with lots of other parts required besides the transmission.  

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Hi,

Yes, You would need to find an autostick gearbox plus all the other parts.... the autosticks were very well engineered...

and there are many still going strong, after all these years..

They are fun to drive...

and they will bolt straight in.... but there are many parts, as the system is somewhat complicated..

Parts for autosticks are getting harder to find....

 

If You want to change over to an auto stick, make sure its from a Beetle that was driven recently, and it worked OK....

 

Best of Luck

 

Lee Noonan - 68AutoBug - Australia -

 

 

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Thank you all so much for all your replies.

My 74' super beetle convertible is idling off a little bit, is there anyway to adjust that?

Also has anyone ever changed the fuel gauge in the gas tank? I ordered the part, but have never done it before, is it pretty self explanitory?
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We have an article about carb maintenance over at SuperBeetles.com. Here's a link to it: http://www.superbeetles.com/Tech_talk/may.htm

 

From the looks of it all you have to do is disconnect the wires, remove the retaining ring and the sending unit should come out of the tank. Do the reverse to re-install and you're good to go!

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Hi Again

 

I have heard of two type 3 fully automatic transmissions being fitted to Beetles, but this is a very difficult conversion, as the transmission is too wide for the VW Beetle's chassis.

So, some cutting and welding and fabrication etc is needed...

 

cheers

 

Lee Noonan - 68AutoBug - Australia -

 

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Lee-mines up and running now-absolutely awesome to drive.Don't know how to do a link if anybody is interested.

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Hi
 
Did You install a fully automatic from a type 3?
or an Autostick??
 
I have spoken to two people who fitted the fully automatic..
to a beetle...
 
its a job I wouldn't take on..
 
cheers
 
Lee
 
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nnturbo
 
show us Your pics
or the links please...
 
thanks
 
Lee
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Lee-it's nbturbo-don't know what happened with the nnturbo-must have pressed a wrong key when I registered.I have the full auto Type 3 and 2.7lt Type 4 motor in the Oval.It's finally finished and mobile.Have had a lot of dramas with the fuel injection-started with Delco ECU(no good) then bought a Haltech to replace the Delco which bought along another load of issues,but all is good now. 

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And this is what makes it for me-no left pedal.I still need to do throttle pressure checks because it hangs on a little too long on the 1-2 shift with a fair bit of throttle-just have to back of for a split second and it drops in straight away.Most corners under light throttle it stays in top gear and yet can still pull away like a rocket.If I flatten the pedal,it kicks down to 2nd and I have to hang on.I think the gear change issues are the low manifold vacuum because of the large throttle bodies.

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Hi nbturbo..
 
Thanks for the photos..
I can see where the cutting of the rear forks was done..
still, too big a job for Me to attempt..
 
You've done a great job..
Your beetle looks good and very different
to anything I've seen...
 
 Congratulations
 
You have a Very Unique beetle...
 
a lot of time money and energy went into that project..
 
thanks nb
 
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Hi Gary
 
I see you are from South Australia.
good to see another Aussie on Here...
 
You can also use VW Superbeetles forum
it has supers and standard beetles...
 
Your engine compartment is very neat... 2700
and full of type 4 engine ... lol
 
a Job well done..

Tell Me, what model is your beetle??
I'm stumped..!!

 
cheers
 
Lee

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Hi again Gary,
 
so its an oval beetle...
 
is the chassis original too??
 
any pics of the complete rear of the car..
 
thanks again
 
Lee
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No,I used another early 60's pan as the base and found just the back of another pan to get another set of frame horns.I had already converted the original pan to IRS for the manual box,but thought it a waste to cut it up.It's a 55 Oval,but I fitted a later rear panel from a fuel injected Beetle to get more room for an exhaust on the Type4,so had to have the later engine cover.This also helps in getting some more air into the motor.The guards are Aero's, which the rears will only take the big lights.

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