Check the choke? My 74 super beetle had a faulty choke, the wire connection was cracked, and the spring mechanism inside was no good. I replaced it and haven't had any problems since.
Did you replace the fuel line from the tank to the chassis? On mine there was another filter there, I do not know if it was there to begin with, or an aftermarket precaution. Either way it helps keep the crud from the leaded fuel these cars once used out of the line before it goes to the pump to clog it up and cost even more money.
Also check to make sure the v-belt is on firm, sometimes as it heats up they stretch, and it doesn't cool the motor properly.
Make sure the engine tins and seals are on also, with the heater openings plugged or tunnelled outside the engine cavity, overheating cracks the block, and magnesium blocks that they used in VW's get harder and more brittle with the higher temperature they are exposed to.
Next time you go to pick up parts, go to a VW specialty shop where they work on classic VW's, those people are normally very generous when it comes to troubleshooting.
Monday, August 9th, 2010 AT 5:59 AM