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Well, I first thought my starter was dead, trying to fire up the #MeyersManx #Dunebuggy #Volkswagen for the first time this year.
First a little background, ever since the 1964 was converted to 12 volts, I have been bragging that the original 6 volt starter and ring gear from the 1300 cc has been starting the buggy for the past 45 years. Yup, I’m driving the same car from when I turned 16 years old… I bought the 1964 Beetle to replace the rusted and battered 1958 chassis.
Anyway back to my dead starter, it turned out to be my jumper cables were broken. Connected the battery directly and everything worked, after a few tries, to get the fuel pumped up to the carbs from sitting over the winter… the sweet, sweet sounds of the 1600cc powerhouse.
All I have to do now is finish putting it back together again from #ProjectChassis
#BadManxBuggy Bri @ http://www.BadManxBuggy.com