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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Top-end Speedo Pics Reply with quote

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Does that speedo really go up to 120 mph? I guess ze Germans were nothing if not ambitious!

If you look closely I believe that is 120 km. That would be 75 mph.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Top-end Speedo Pics Reply with quote

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I must not have saved it on my phone, not that impressive really. Stock 4 cylinder car all around so about 225 km/hr. . .

You think 225 Km/h is not impressive? I get tickled silly whenever I get mine over 150 K!

Well in VW terms it's pretty good but in Porsche terms it's a bit on the doggy side. I will see what the weather brings on the weekend, it's time to start it up and splash the lube around a bit anyway. Wink

If it gets really nice I might take the Buggy out too. It will put the needle pretty well straight down!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Top-end Speedo Pics Reply with quote

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In my stock 36 HP 60 ragtop. This bug was a road warrior Very Happy
And yes, the speedometer was accurate. I have tickets to prove it
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Top-end Speedo Pics Reply with quote

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Here's the 55 topped out.
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Cold weather this season has turned the speedo into a squealing turkey so its been turned off. Shhh

Does that speedo really go up to 120 mph? I guess ze Germans were nothing if not ambitious!

Mine does the same thing on days when it"s retarded cold. "Squealing turkey" is an apt description.


I can't tell if you are joking but if not, that's 120 KPH, not MPH

120 KPH is 74.5 MPH
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Top-end Speedo Pics Reply with quote

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In my stock 36 HP 60 ragtop. This bug was a road warrior Very Happy
And yes, the speedometer was accurate. I have tickets to prove it

90 mph in a bone stock 36hp Bug?

Must've learned some tricks from Herbie.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Top-end Speedo Pics Reply with quote

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I can't tell if you are joking but if not, that's 120 KPH, not MPH

120 KPH is 74.5 MPH

Yeah, I was joking. But even 74.5 mph was still pretty ambitious in 1955!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Top-end Speedo Pics Reply with quote

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I can't tell if you are joking but if not, that's 120 KPH, not MPH

120 KPH is 74.5 MPH

Yeah, I was joking. But even 74.5 mph was still pretty ambitious in 1955!


'55 Owner's manual says 68mph, maybe downhill?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:36 am    Post subject: Re: Top-end Speedo Pics Reply with quote

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You have disappointed us! I looked at the title and thought "Swimsuit babes!" Shocked Very Happy

Moderator removed a Speedo swimsuit gal photo I had posted here.

I understand.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:58 am    Post subject: Re: Top-end Speedo Pics Reply with quote

Damn!

The Cusser always has the best smut, too!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:55 am    Post subject: Re: Top-end Speedo Pics Reply with quote

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You have disappointed us! I looked at the title and thought "Swimsuit babes!" Shocked Very Happy

Moderator removed a Speedo swimsuit gal photo I had posted here.

I understand.


Hereís what I understand some pics can be considered acceptable if they have VW content, maybe photoshop a logo in Very Happy. Iím old enough to remember the girls and VWs phase that DB & Hot VWís went through in the 1980s. Iíd have to say I find the female form beautiful, Iím not offended at all.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:58 am    Post subject: Re: Top-end Speedo Pics Reply with quote

I have an aftermarket VDO speedometer that goes to 150mph.
I also have 195/45/15s up front.
Iíll ever really know how fast Iím going.
It says Iím doing 110mph when my gps says Iím going 75
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Top-end Speedo Pics Reply with quote

the local moron vw club has become a T&A club...... hope it has stoped them from effing up other people bugs&busses....but I doubt it. I musta missed cussers pic..I like em fast... Shocked with big eyes...
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Top-end Speedo Pics Reply with quote

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I for one wont be effing around taking pics over 100 mph.I wonder whoo they texted the pics to while they were at it.......some things cant be fixed.


Ever eat a hotdog at a gas station? I wouldnít eat the sushi, but if Iím driving a dependable car well just maybe take a quick pic. Youíd be fun on the Gum Ball Rally 😀 BTW your wife took the picture. Very Happy
the wife said camera was the only thing in your car big enough to hold....I didnt know you guys had dependable vw's, I thought I was the only one since mine was my only car and driven like I stole it daily for over 150000 miles. and nobody else seems to drive their's daily as there skeered of doing it for what ever reason....
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Top-end Speedo Pics Reply with quote

Mark,
I have to agree with you on this.
I too was skeerd. I just finished up my 2276 and aside from a small oil leak on a pushrod tube of all things (#4 exhaust), it is more than I hoped for. Iíve been taking it out on progressively longer and longer runs, burned a little of the tires off and the usual load one way then the other to help the rings along.
This weekend I took the wife on a 6 hour round trip through the mountains.
The Ghia performed flawlessly (as did my wife...no complaining).
I ainít skeerd no mo.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Top-end Speedo Pics Reply with quote

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...I didnt know you guys had dependable vw's, I thought I was the only one since mine was my only car and driven like I stole it daily for over 150000 miles. and nobody else seems to drive their's daily as there skeered of doing it for what ever reason....

Me and you, buddy!

Mine is my only car, and not just my only car now, but my only car ever! The only other vehicle I own has the word "Huffy" written on it (and I got that one when I was nine, so I guess maybe I got some talent for keeping my wheels roadworthy!).

And I won't believe you drive yours like you stole it until I see a pic of your speedo at top end!

Unless, of course, you're skeered. Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Top-end Speedo Pics Reply with quote

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The only other vehicle I own has the word "Huffy" written on it (and I got that one when I was nine


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:57 am    Post subject: Re: Top-end Speedo Pics Reply with quote

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I for one wont be effing around taking pics over 100 mph.I wonder whoo they texted the pics to while they were at it.......some things cant be fixed.


Ever eat a hotdog at a gas station? I wouldnít eat the sushi, but if Iím driving a dependable car well just maybe take a quick pic. Youíd be fun on the Gum Ball Rally 😀 BTW your wife took the picture. Very Happy
the wife said camera was the only thing in your car big enough to hold....I didnt know you guys had dependable vw's, I thought I was the only one since mine was my only car and driven like I stole it daily for over 150000 miles. and nobody else seems to drive their's daily as there skeered of doing it for what ever reason....


Talk is cheap back it up with pictures, oh thatís right you donít know how.... 😂
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Top-end Speedo Pics Reply with quote

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I for one wont be effing around taking pics over 100 mph.I wonder whoo they texted the pics to while they were at it.......some things cant be fixed.


Ever eat a hotdog at a gas station? I wouldnít eat the sushi, but if Iím driving a dependable car well just maybe take a quick pic. Youíd be fun on the Gum Ball Rally 😀 BTW your wife took the picture. Very Happy
the wife said camera was the only thing in your car big enough to hold....I didnt know you guys had dependable vw's, I thought I was the only one since mine was my only car and driven like I stole it daily for over 150000 miles. and nobody else seems to drive their's daily as there skeered of doing it for what ever reason....


Talk is cheap back it up with pictures, oh thatís right you donít know how.... 😂


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Top-end Speedo Pics Reply with quote

About 8 months ago he posted a few, looked like copies of old Polaroids then mumbled something about Facebook to see more. Could it be he spends more time on FB ?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Top-end Speedo Pics Reply with quote

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About 8 months ago he posted a few, looked like copies of old Polaroids then mumbled something about Facebook to see more. Could it be he spends more time on FB ?

Bad spelling and grammar does not effect pictures so how would we know it was him? Confused
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