Date registered: Jan 2005
Vehicle: 2008 PT, 1998 neon--1965 VW 1200
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
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RE: how many bits in a volkswagen?
progress?!?! how much is one boy supposed to do in a day?!
running the wiring through that damned heater channel in the floor was progress enough for me!
tomorrow i endeavor to bolt up(temporatily) the drivers floor pan, install the steering shaft/coupler, pedal cluster and finally the steering wheel.
the wiring i will remove(again!) and temporarily build a 'just make it run' harness for pulling it in and out of the garage.
thats the plan right now-- to get it putting along under its own power. ill take it to my grandmothers house(she has a 10 acre trailer estate with guinea fowl and goats and cows a lake and even a rooster!) so i can get my cousin chigger(yes, chigger) to weld the pans in for me permanantly.
it hasnt run in 18 months or so, i took the oil out of it and mr wasabi has been sharpening his claws on the back tire, so i dont know how well itll do, but the tires have all held air the last few years=)
ive rotated the engine by hand(with the alt belt) whenever ive thought about it--it still spins ok, so im thinking itll start fine after the fuel system gets its prime back[:)]
youre impressed that a froot can work on an automobile? the only reason i ever learned is because the car is my familys bread an butter. if youre going to use one, i think it only right that one has a strong knowledge about them! at least to be able to fully service one if you HAVE to.
how *anyone* can trust(or properly use) a machine they know nothing about is way beyond the scope of my comprehention! its the exact reason why i wont fly. you just cant pull over and fix it when it dies. at least i can swim and walk[:D]
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