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What the Heck Is It ?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by YamadudeXS650C, Dec 22, 2017.

  1. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I thought I'd revive WingedWheel's Clubhouse thread idea here in the Lounge.
    Hope he doesn't mind. Creds to him.

    So, today I was cleaning out some drawers and transfering the stuff to a new tool chest in the winter workroom.

    Came across this simple item which brought back a lot of memories. Hadn't seen one in maybe 20 or more years.

    Do you know what it is?

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  2. Downeaster

    Downeaster Everything in XS Top Contributor

    Appears to be home made, but not the first clue what it's for.
     
  3. Paul Sutton

    Paul Sutton Pipis Cooked on Corrugated Iron Top Contributor

    Is it a badly worn XS clutch push rod?
     
  4. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    Forget the little rod. I'm digging that vintage looking, brass edged yard stick. I'll bet it's the older piece!

    Ok my guess is a clutch alignment aid / home made tool? It's probably been shoved up the business end of a VW Bug if I know you!
     
  5. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Mailman is getting warm.

    The ruler: Vintage folding rule. I'll do a photo at some point.
     
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  6. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

  7. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Bob,
    The rule is one of my favorite vintage tools.
    You obviously have good taste...:)

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  8. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Air cooled VW fuel pump pushrod!
     
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  9. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    The award goes to Azman !

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    When the shadetree VW mechanic bought a hi-quality pump, they provided a new rod, so we ended up with spares hanging around in the shop.
    #1 in the diagram.

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  10. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    The fuel pump rod ran off the eccentric cam on the distributor drive shaft.
     
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  11. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

  12. littlebill31

    littlebill31 Smells of Raw Fuel

    Don't forget, there are 2 different sizes on the rod. Short and long.
    Don't mix them up (cough) a friend told me.;)

    I had to sand down the flange on my '71 last spring due to it getting fuel lock. The rod would get stuck in there.
     
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  13. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Yes, perhaps from the "Brass Era"

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  14. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Ah, yes, Bill, (cough) I do recall now that size matters on these rods !...:)
     
  15. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    You have a '71 Bug ?
     
  16. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I've stumbled upon another 1970's relic.

    Anyone know what this one is?

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  17. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Adapter for a VW engine for Type 2 or 3 rear engine mount ? Perhaps I'm wrong on this, but the pushrod in question is of the the long one for 40 hp to 1600cc dualport engines. Short rods were for the 36hp and earlier.
     
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  18. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Azman, the V-Dub Trivia King...:)
    another trophy in a matter of hours.
    [​IMG]nice work.
     
  19. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I will admit to being a VW enthusiast for decades. Built a few engines and owned a few Type 1 beetles and a '78 Westy Camper in the past. Still have a formidable collection of factory, Haynes and other maint manuals....
     
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  20. YamadudeXS650C

    YamadudeXS650C Central New York XS650 XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    One day in the early 80's I did a swap:
    - I wanted the bug engine from the '68 to go into the '70 bug,
    - and the '70 bug engine into my '69 Bus,
    - and the 71 bug engine into the 67 Ghia,
    and the '69 bus engine into a 66 bug for my girlfriend's daughter.Which she wrapped around a telephone pole within the week.
    ......I think I got that right......o_O
    Got all the swaps done in an afternoon.
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