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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I have to rant about my being cheap.

Back in May before the MOTF trip, I built a 1641 and purchased a HOTSPARK Distributor with electronic ignition.

All I can say is that after having checked ALL of the trouble shooting resolutions, that distributor DOES NOT WORK. It is a POS.

I have contacted HS a couple of times and each time it is the same that I have hooked it up backwards or the coil is incorrect etc.

The thing is that it actually did run for a SHORT time...barely...and then petered out.

Every time I open my paypal account I am reminded about this POS because the charge is still in there. That seems to be the only thing that worked in this transaction...6 months no payments...how about 6 months NO WORKING...

I got what I paid for...
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Official whine about vehicles and parts for sale Reply with quote

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/cto/5777548704.html
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Official whine about vehicles and parts for sale Reply with quote

Not technically a buggy, but holy hell, you could buy a real one for cheaper than this

https://www.amazon.ca/AMT-Original-Exclusive-Assem...manx+buggy


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Official whine about vehicles and parts for sale Reply with quote

slalombuggy wrote:
Not technically a buggy, but holy hell, you could buy a real one for cheaper than this

https://www.amazon.ca/AMT-Original-Exclusive-Assem...manx+buggy


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Holy Rat Snot Batman!

I just looked at mine, also in purple, and thought wow, I could build a new buggy, have a keg party, then still have money left over for breakfast.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:12 am    Post subject: Re: Official whine about vehicles and parts for sale Reply with quote

https://boston.craigslist.org/nos/cto/d/dune-buggy/6403201310.html
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:53 am    Post subject: Re: Official whine about vehicles and parts for sale Reply with quote

APPLEGREENVW wrote:
https://boston.craigslist.org/nos/cto/d/dune-buggy/6403201310.html


Looks like a good deal.

This one sold for a considerable amount more than that one.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Official whine about vehicles and parts for sale Reply with quote

Hmmm- porsche 917 replica-- looks fairly nice IMWO

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1774210032633504
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Official whine about vehicles and parts for sale Reply with quote

It is very nicely done, but IMHO it looks more like a Kelmark (spelling) kit car than a 917.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Official whine about vehicles and parts for sale Reply with quote

this seems a weird ad to me - there are clearly two cars involved here and yet the text (both english and german versions) just refer to 'the car'. and then it says 'the motor (singular again) can be moved freely by hand. No start attempts were made'...? why not I wonder Confused


www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2211809

now changed to just the coupe for half the price of both cars


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:41 am    Post subject: Re: Official whine about vehicles and parts for sale Reply with quote

beware! - stay away from women who cast no shadows Wink

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Official whine about vehicles and parts for sale Reply with quote

I noticed that too.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:10 am    Post subject: Re: Official whine about vehicles and parts for sale Reply with quote

I know it's ed roth but surely not worth that price?
www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2239462
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Official whine about vehicles and parts for sale Reply with quote

so if you want to check the oil do you have to take the body off?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Official whine about vehicles and parts for sale Reply with quote

Nice tail lights...

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If there were any on this "street legal" car. Confused

There are. The led strips on the roll bar. Tail lights not at the back of the vehicle would render it illegal in my state. But a great many cars claimed to be "street legal" may be street registered, but far from street "LEGAL".

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It's cool in some ways, buttttt........

6V headlight housings would fit the body and not look like an afterthought.

No doors is a maybe. I WOULD HOPE the body is a flip top with the pivot at the front. Don't think it is. That won't affect entry/exit.

OTOH, the builder just might question some aspects of my Baja or my buggy. I know that each has their own view of how to do things. That is the core of much of what I do and my philosophy of building a car. So I don't want my comments to be seen as judgemental and harsh. Maybe they might be observed as suggestions that will help others build their own a little less questionable.

Still kinda cool.

I like the sectioning of the body to bring the trim line down to the fender tops. And the overall concept is pretty cool.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:06 am    Post subject: Re: Official whine about vehicles and parts for sale Reply with quote

it's not everyday you see a one-off, lebanese, overpriced beetle based car!
https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1148218
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Official whine about vehicles and parts for sale Reply with quote

Hold crap... 79000

In US $ - Almost $97000

If I saw that car for sale I wouldn't even think $9700
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:57 am    Post subject: Re: Official whine about vehicles and parts for sale Reply with quote

Its cute for like 5 grand
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