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dubtype1 Sat Jul 12, 2008 3:39 pm

arod wrote: pblanco10 wrote: Aside from Mr Fusion is being able to hit that ellicit 85 mph in my SC :shock:
85mph is overrated. 85mph in a SC and i will be like.... :shock:

Im like that :shock: when I hit 85 in the Jetta! :lol:

wide5guy Sat Jul 12, 2008 4:34 pm

Grand_Pooh-bah wrote: wide5guy wrote: Grand_Pooh-bah wrote: I think you just might make it, not sure yet [-o< Well put in a good word in for me with the head hancho! I've heard he's a good guy! :-k

O.K. , I'll have my people talk to your people to see if we can set something up. Maybe we can throw in a cool avatar or somthing meanwhile.

P.S. how are my kid's doing, did you get the milk money i sent you? :wink: I think you have enough kids, but I'll take the money. I did notice a resemblence, but thats another thread! :wink:

rudygetz Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:59 am

Where is everyone? Good Monday Morning :x

vwcuervo Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:25 am

Let me know if you're interested in a set of Original Wide Five Sprint Stars. I will have pics available soon! Wheels are in Miami!


Danny
[email protected]

82-T/A Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:29 am

Hey guys,

I'm on Ramsey's e-mail list, but I haven't participated in anything yet. I've been busy with school and work and it's pretty much prevented me from really participating like I want to. I have a 1973 VW Type-2 Bus. I bought it as nothing more than a shell with a motor and transmission in it. I've completely gone thorugh it, replaced all of the factory wiring with NOS stuff from a 72. All new trim, etc etc...

You can see my entire progress here:

http://www.PontiacPerformance.Net

Click on "Current Cars" and go down to my VW Bus (sorted by year).


It runs really nice now, but I'm still having a couple of small problems. When I've been driving it for a bit, the motor seems to get really hot and it tends to diesel when I shut it off. I don't know if that's because it's overheating, or if it's because of the Webber progressive dumping a bit more fuel into the motor?

Also, it's really hard to shift. I've managed to figure it out, more or less... but if I'm in 3rd gear, and I'm slowing down to make a turn, 9 times out of 10, it won't allow me to down shift into 2nd. On a few rare occasions, I can't do anything, so I have to come to a complete stop (wherever that may be, in the middle of the road, wherever) and then put it in first and I can start driving again.

I've replaced most everything in the shift linkage (new spring under the shifter, new shifter plate, new shifter bushing (that square thing). Not sure what else I need to do... but that's really the major thing that's preventing me from taking it around the town so to speak.

I'm still working on the interior, but I hope to be done by winter time.


Here's a more recent picture of my Bus:




ern Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:46 am

I love it when a plan comes together!

rudygetz Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:05 am

no one mentioned the gtg on saturday night. no american muscle showed up but 7 of us aircooled did. It was a good time, shooting the shit.

Anyone down to gtg this weekend?

Old Skool Dubba Mon Jul 14, 2008 7:43 am

OSD's just checkin in..Good to see you guys are back.!! 8)

TheKid1966 Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:43 am

showed up at longhorne at 945 and there was only 2 vw's there could have been cause of the rain or that we showed to late atleast I got to cruise with the legend (jerry) in his 55 oval so whens the next meet???

RAMZROD Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:58 am

rudygetz wrote: gtg on saturday night. 7 of us aircooled did. It was a good time, shooting the shit.

Who showed up? I had just come in from out of town and the weather didn't help either...

Todd, welcome to the thread! Sweet looking bay.

Ramsey

synthetik77 Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:03 am

I rode in with rudy in my 62 ...but man the weather was @#$% all day ..nontheless it was cool to hang out...count me in for the next one

[email protected] Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:38 am

i went but the weather sucked.

Thingamabob Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:59 am

I showed up late with the wife in the Jetta..... :oops: I saw a few peeps.....Jerry, Gus,Frank :181_orange: ,JC? with Green bug......

Spanish Flea Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:21 pm

The weather is just part of the scene. And it was the reason i didn't go. Sorry Gus, but your 15% didn't really help.

Spanish Flea

TheKid1966 Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:35 pm

I showed up with jerry and zoly I was the one with the 1966 beetle primer and green zolys the one with the white 74 beetle with the bra in the front. The weather held up for the rest of the night so we just cruised over to the Kendall ale house...

rudygetz Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:53 pm

[email protected] wrote: i went but the weather sucked.

I got your message about the 62...Thanks for the heads up. So the guy just cut the roof? Sucks

RAMZROD Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:05 pm

Rudy, post your before and after pics of your bus...

bugginmiami Mon Jul 14, 2008 4:06 pm

Good to see some new blood down here into vw's! I tell you I do see them driving around more now than I have for a long time, which is cool. There are even 2 people at my school (employees, not rich kdis of course) that drive air cooled, every day. Maybe something to do with gas, but still, they are on the road. I found some old pics from back in the day btu dont ha ve a scanner, Ill take them to school one day and scan some. They are mostly rides that hav e been posted already, some of Ceasars, Petes, Jerrys vert, Pats bay, my 69, etc. Ill get to it!

jasonw
Miami V-dubs/wide5/etc!

arod Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:06 pm

bugginmiami wrote: Good to see some new blood down here into vw's! I tell you I do see them driving around more now than I have for a long time, which is cool. There are even 2 people at my school (employees, not rich kdis of course) that drive air cooled, every day. Maybe something to do with gas, but still, they are on the road. I found some old pics from back in the day btu dont ha ve a scanner, Ill take them to school one day and scan some. They are mostly rides that hav e been posted already, some of Ceasars, Petes, Jerrys vert, Pats bay, my 69, etc. Ill get to it!

jasonw
Miami V-dubs/wide5/etc!

funny you should say that. i have been driving my bug to work over the last year on fridays, no big deal right. since it is summer time and i don't have to take the kids to school in the morning. so i have been driving it more and more. all of a sudden i am getting all this attention and getting asked questions like , 'where can i get a cheap bug?' , 'those thing are real good on gas.' 'i don't see many around'. i give them all the same look :lol:

trylordurben Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:17 pm

Spanish Flea wrote: The weather is just part of the scene. And it was the reason i didn't go. Sorry Gus, but your 15% didn't really help.

Spanish Flea

hey jeff that was my 15% i was giving you. heck you could have taken all 100 cause i never made it out there either.

i think the welder turning off while i was welding due to near by lightning had something to do with it.

took the girl out to dinner, cant remember the last time we did that. :lol:



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