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Old July 8th, 2019, 12:45 PM   #51
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Showing the Volksrod colors . Good on ya !
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Old July 22nd, 2019, 04:51 PM   #52
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I decided I was going to drive the bug to my chiropractor visit this morning. Didn't go quite as well as expected.

I had it warming up in the driveway and it shut off and would not restart. So I took the truck instead. When I got home I checked it out. The points were completely closed up. Odd... it ran fine last time I cut it off. No wear on the block and the screw was tight. Reset the gap, and it fired right up. I let it run about 5 minutes and heard excessive valve noise on 3-4 side. Decided to readjust them since I was in a maintenance mood anyway. Number 4 intake valve was loose. I backed the swivel foot adjuster off to check the swivel on it. The ball fell out! Not sure how that came to be. So I just threw a stock rocker shaft on it to be able to drive it to the garage. I am going to order new rocker/shaft assemblies and I think I am going to upgrade my valve springs while I am at it.


I think it knew something was getting ready to go to hell and it adjusted it own points so that it died in the driveway and wouldn't leave me stranded on side of the road with a bunch of busted up parts! It was doing me a favor.
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If one of my buddies pulled into my driveway and got out of that, I'd punch him right in the colon.

That thing looks like a blue clitoris.
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Old July 30th, 2019, 03:04 PM   #53
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I got it all squared away yesterday. New high rev valve springs will alloy retainers, new swivel feet, and I put the new 1.25 rockers on it that I had saved for when I got the motor broke in. Also put new door mirrors on it since the old ones were starting to flake the chrome. I went with stainless this time. I am back in commission now and hoping for good weather this weekend for a local car show I am planning on being in.
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Old August 7th, 2019, 08:50 PM   #54
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It’s interesting how our projects seem to look out for us at times. In the last year my Single Cab and sidecar rig have both ‘stranded ‘ me at home until I was able to chase down and repair the problem. Sounds like your ride was just taking care of you.
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Old August 10th, 2019, 02:52 AM   #55
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No doubt, I will take breaking down in the driveway any time. I have AAA, but can only imagine the damage that would be done trying to get it on a rollback.

I had a good time at the show this past weekend. Took home a "Top 25" trophy in an all-makes show again.






Best in show went to Gary's 1967 chop-top split window.



Nice to see 2 of the 3 VW's there do well in a sea of American muscle and street rods.


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Old August 10th, 2019, 03:00 PM   #56
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Sweet! It’s always nice to be acknowledged for your hard work.👍👍
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Appreciation of hard work is always a good thing. Good for you.
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