Latest post of the previous page:12/20 - early morning
Capering from Phoenix, Arizona!
Another interested buyer purchased an inspection of the car two weeks before I arrived. I found two perfect tie rods on the car. As it turns out, the bug doesn't have a steering damper. This inspector sounds like a winner.
The distributor (205M, vacuum advance only) had a blown vacuum can, so I popped my spare German 009 in. Of course I fell for the rookie maneuver of the 009 being clocked differently, so I had an embarrassing backfire starting it up... The accelerator pump seemed to be squirting gas out of the carb body, so I swapped in my spare H30/31. Bummer, because I LOVE the vacuum only distributor/ carb combo. I timed it and took it around the block and gave him cash. Spent some time changing fuel lines and inspecting other mechanicals. All the valves were around .002 to .003 lash, so I know the shop that maintains this bug is questionable. Also, they did the $300 "inspection" and didn't catch the blown distributor and gas leak. Good god...