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  Topic: What I'm starting with.
Iowa Mark

Replies: 6
Views: 520

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:42 pm   Subject: Re: What I'm starting with.
Thanks guys. I spotted this car about 30 years ago and was told no to a sale. It was growing into the ground even then. The man's widow was cleaning out all of her late spouses junk and I made an offe ...
  Topic: What I'm starting with.
Iowa Mark

Replies: 6
Views: 520

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:09 pm   Subject: What I'm starting with.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1941372.jpg Except for the wheels, just what got pulled from the weeds.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1941371.jpg Yes, those look to be Empi buggy ...
  Topic: Speed-o question
Iowa Mark

Replies: 3
Views: 289

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:34 pm   Subject: Re: Speed-o question
its for a lowlight ghia
Bingo! Just checked out a low light rebuild and there it was in the dash. The guy who used to own this car was not afraid to modify things. Must be a hundred extra holes in it ...
  Topic: Speed-o question
Iowa Mark

Replies: 3
Views: 289

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:15 pm   Subject: Speed-o question
The oval window I drug home a few months ago has a speedometer in it that seems odd. VDO 90 mph date stamped 7.56 with a non clear needle and a large hole on the top of the dial for, I suspect is the ...
  Topic: Thinning the herd - what should I sell, what should I keep?
Iowa Mark

Replies: 18
Views: 2170

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:43 pm   Subject: Thinning the herd - what should I sell, what should I keep?
Another way to look at this is whether it is the driving and using the cars, or is it the process of restoring and bringing another one back to life? I know several car nutz that have lots of cars and ...
  Topic: Any Medics in the House?
Iowa Mark

Replies: 16
Views: 1602

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:55 pm   Subject: Any Medics in the House?
Iowa is a hotbed of sin and depravity. It only seems disgusting because of the median age of it's residents.
  Topic: I've seen the light LOL
Iowa Mark

Replies: 35
Views: 4060

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:27 pm   Subject: I've seen the light LOL
I love making lemonade! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
  Topic: Oops Moments and Re-do's
Iowa Mark

Replies: 27
Views: 3841

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:36 pm   Subject: Oops Moments and Re-do's
Ordered 0.50 under main bearings and 0.25 under rod bearings for a build. Started checking fit when they came in and realized they were supposed to be 0.25 under mains and 0.50 under rods. Crap! Reo ...
  Topic: BusBug and BugBus
Iowa Mark

Replies: 4
Views: 1950

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:54 pm   Subject: BusBug and BugBus
Been done. I spotted this one at the Omaha show several years ago.

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h233/Iowamark/motionsickness001-2.jpg
  Topic: New Berry Mini-T build
Iowa Mark

Replies: 54
Views: 21021

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:23 pm   Subject: New Berry Mini-T build
I've posted this here before. This is my take on the issue with Mini T body to shock tower interference. Relocate the lower mount and weld a new offset tower. Install ball joint shock. Works great oth ...
  Topic: Compression fitting for fuel line
Iowa Mark

Replies: 40
Views: 8692

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:11 pm   Subject: Compression fitting for fuel line
On something like this I use a compression fitting that has a brass olive, not steel. That way the soft olive (I think some people call them ferules) compresses/deforms rather than the thin-wall pipe ...
  Topic: Brake bleeding made easier?
Iowa Mark

Replies: 26
Views: 3942

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:45 pm   Subject: Brake bleeding made easier?
Dale:
never could find proper way to cap reservoir/master cylinder to get seal for pressure system

I have one I made from an extra reservoir cap. Drill a 3/8" hole in it and insert & sc ...
  Topic: New Berry Mini-T build
Iowa Mark

Replies: 54
Views: 21021

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:00 pm   Subject: New Berry Mini-T build
She wasn't old enough to drive when that picture was taken. And even now she continues to take after her mother in the vertically challenged department. The car was set up for me and the seats were fi ...
  Topic: New Berry Mini-T build
Iowa Mark

Replies: 54
Views: 21021

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:11 pm   Subject: New Berry Mini-T build
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h233/Iowamark/DSC00096.jpg

On my Mini T, I left the pedals in their original spot and moved the shifter back about 6 inches. Seating was sort of a lay down affair. ...
  Topic: What kind of "rock" is this?
Iowa Mark

Replies: 15
Views: 2872

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:48 pm   Subject: What kind of "rock" is this?
Meteor shit!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPpQCarlncY
  Topic: fly fishing
Iowa Mark

Replies: 35
Views: 8129

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:52 pm   Subject: fly fishing
For something different, try dry flies on bull frogs. Shocked Hellofafight.
  Topic: What do you guys REALLY think of Bicycle lanes?
Iowa Mark

Replies: 146
Views: 13704

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:59 pm   Subject: What do you guys REALLY think of Bicycle lanes?
I, for one, am sick of people complaining about bike riders in their way, slow traffic in their way, old people in their way, out of town people in their way, farm machinery in their way, animals in t ...
  Topic: Holding Up Traffic -Drive You Nuts or Don't Give a Damn?
Iowa Mark

Replies: 203
Views: 16668

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:45 pm   Subject: Holding Up Traffic -Drive You Nuts or Don't Give a Damn?
On the freeway, I just stay in the right lane and cruise. That is what the right lane is for. That situation does not bother me one bit.

Yup, keep right except to pass. Very Happy At least that's what th ...
  Topic: Holding Up Traffic -Drive You Nuts or Don't Give a Damn?
Iowa Mark

Replies: 203
Views: 16668

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:22 am   Subject: Re: Holding Up Traffic -Drive You Nuts or Don't Give a Damn?
Mark,
Out here, the speed limits are posted all right. Doesn't mean anyone pays attention to them. Until the red and blue lights come on behind you... Seriously, I have cruised at 80+ and damn nea ...
  Topic: Holding Up Traffic -Drive You Nuts or Don't Give a Damn?
Iowa Mark

Replies: 203
Views: 16668

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:27 pm   Subject: Re: Holding Up Traffic -Drive You Nuts or Don't Give a Damn?
Mark, that may certainly work in Iowa, out here the speed limit is apparently just a suggestion since if you're going 65 anywhere but the slow lane, you'll be run over. Of course, that does not apply ...
 
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