The Bug Club
A NH based car club for the vintage Volkswagen enthusiast
Loaner Tool Program
VWs were designed to be economical, but reliable transportation for the masses. The overall simplistic design and the affordability of ownership is why most of us fell in love with them to begin with.
This program is designed to assist and encourage Club Members to learn more about the mechanical aspects of their vehicles as well as the repair and maintenance of them. We offer the use of these tools as part of your yearly membership benefits. Many of these tools have very specific uses and would only be needed once in a while if purchased by someone. Instructions are available upon request.
Club Owned Tools:
Used for synchronizing dual carburetors
Clutch Alignment Tools
Type 1 engines with auto stick
Type 1, 2, 3 1600cc engines
Type 2, 4, & Vanagon engines
Crank Timing Gear Puller
For removing timing gear from Type 1, 2, 3 & 4 Engines (don't forget to remove the snap ring first)
Deck Height Measuring Tool
For measuring deck height and calculating compression ratio on Type 1 engines
Flywheel Lock Tool
Stops the crankshaft from turning while tightening or loosening the flywheel gland nut
Oil Filler Nut Socket
For removing oil filler housing nut
Oil Pump Puller
Used to pull the engine oil pump from the case after loosening case nuts
Valve Lifter Retaining Clips Set
Stops lifters from falling out during engine assembly
8mm 12 point Socket
For removing 12 point CV axle bolts
8mm 6 Point Socket
For removing 6 point CV axle bolts
36mm Axle socket
For use on Type 1 rear axle nuts
46mm Axle socket
For use on Type 2 rear axle nuts
Wrist Pin Punch
Used to drive out stuck wrist pins
Case Splitter Tool
Fits in oil pump hole and is used to split stuck case halves
Crank Pulley Puller
Used to remove crank pulley
Crankshaft End Play Tool
For measuring crankshaft end play on all Air-Cooled VW engines
Distributor Drive Puller
For removing distributor drive gear on all Air-Cooled VWs engines
Flywheel Seal Installer
Simple tool used to evenly press the rear main seal into the case on Type 1 engines
Oil Piston puller
Used to pull stuck oil pressure relief valve piston
Valve Guide Install Tool
For removing or installing 8mm valve guides
VW Rocker Arm Geometry Tool
For measuring push rod length on performance rocker arms
17mm Allen Socket
Used to remove transmission drain plug or IRS trailing arm pivot Allen bolts
Helping Hand Extension
The arm rest on the floor while bolted to the flywheel or a brake drum, allowing the gland or axle nut to be tightened or loosened without rotation
Dual Thread Size Wheel Balancing Adapter
Allows wide 5 wheels to be balanced on modern tire machines
Tools Available From Other Club Members:
VW Type 1 Tow Bar
For flat towing Type 1 VWs, uses a 2" tow ball, and the vehicle must be registered to legally tow this way.
*I also have magnetic lights if needed
(does not work on super beetles or excessively lowered cars)
Engine Starter Adapter
Allows the starting of an engine while out of a vehicle (it's not pretty, but works well)
Spring Plate Adjusting Tool
Used to remove or install torsion bar spring plates when adjusting rear suspension
Factory Valve Spring Remover
You can't take this home with you but your welcome to stop by and use it.
Need a specialty tool that we don't show available? Send us an email and tell us about it, we may be able to add it to the program or know of a member that has one you could use.
Loaner Tool Program Rules:
1. This program is only available to Club Members in good standing in the current year.
2. Users must fill out a sign out sheet.
3. Tools can be signed out for a maximum of 14 days and must be picked up and returned by the user.
4. Users must inspect tools prior to signing them out, all tools must be returned in the same condition as issued. It is the Club Member's responsibility to replace (pay for) any tools or tool components that are lost or broken while signed out to them.
5. The tool user assumes all responsibility for any damage or injury that may occur. Please wear safety glasses and take all safety precautions possible before attempting any repairs.
To sign out a tool and arrange pickup/return call, text or email Jason Rennick at 603-475-1543 or [email protected]