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Theres something lurking
21-DEC-2003

There's something lurking

There's something lurking in the garage!

So, after getting it filthy just driving it home, and spending the rest of the day making space for a car in the garage, today I had a chance to tinker. Ironing out those little problems you get in old cars that have been taken to pieces. My chosen (non standard) front wheel/tyre combo doesn't work - terrible bump steer, plus tyres rubbing on fenders, so it's running the stock wheels on the front again. Back to the drawing board on that one. A missing split pin from the end of the speedo cable has been fitted, so the the speedo works, and it's had a good wash. It's really very shiny! Next on the list, replacement bulb for the interior light, and a check over of the engine which was salvaged from the previous car, having only done 2,500 miles, but it hasn't run for years until now. All good fun!

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virginiacoastline14-Feb-2004 21:25
Hey, your steering is on the wrong side (JUST KIDDING!)
TechnoZoom23-Dec-2003 15:04
Absolutely marvelous! Well done picture too!
Mike R 23-Dec-2003 08:53
I like to think that I struck up a friendship with that engine. I have hugged it more than once ballanced on a trolly jack! I thought everyone should know that although the engine had only done 2500 miles, many of them were done in quarter mile bursts of energy, with much success with Dave at the wheel (he framed his first winners cheque!). I look forward to being reunited with 1641cc of music in its new home soon.

Mike
digicam_neophyte23-Dec-2003 02:12
Nice image. These volkswagon shots always remind me of my father .. we had a bug when I was a kid ... I can still remember the vinyl smell that car had. Thanks for the memories.
David Mingay22-Dec-2003 12:43
Well spotted, Pall, the gear shift is a US aftermarket item from the father of VW tuning, Gene Berg, and very nice it is too! With that and the rev counter, Chris, should that be "as happy as the proverbial sand boy-racer"?
Pall Gudjonsson22-Dec-2003 10:18
The gear shift lever looks unorthodox to me :)
Very fine shot - gives me a real nostalgic feeling
Chris Brooker21-Dec-2003 22:40
Apart from the rev counter it all looks very familiar.
Mine had a shelf across under the dash board.
I dare say you are like the proverbial Sand Boy!!