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Colin, someone, anyone...help Stef

Post by whc03grady » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:18 pm

She means well but needs a day with Colin more than anyone I've ever come across.

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Re: Colin, someone, anyone...help Stef

Post by asiab3 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:24 pm

Anyone who races a vintage Volkswagen in the Lemons race deserves a long, difficult, and financially upsetting journey. Why would it be ok to disrespect the factory engineering like that?

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Re: Colin, someone, anyone...help Stef

Post by whc03grady » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:32 pm

I think her heart's in the right place. There wouldn't be anything wrong with "racing" a well-running ACVW in Lemons, would there?

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Post by Bleyseng » Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:05 am

Hahah, now that is funny. Racing a aircooled without the cooling stuff... no wonder it got too hot and burned the pistons.
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Post by whc03grady » Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:19 am

Myself, I'm inclined to forgive even such an egregious oversight. No less a ACVW-knowledgeable figure as hambone once asked here whether it was or wasn't right to see all that pavement beneath a Type 3 engine when he looked down on it, like, was it missing something. Odds approach 100% that anyone helping Stef with her 411 has never seen a living specimen before in their life. I've been in the "scene" (that is, keeping my eyes open and scouring junkyards) for over 25 years now, and I can count on one hand all the 411s I've seen. Did I know fer sure whether their engines were shrouded up in cooling tin, like a Type 3, or upper/lower split like everything else (I think) is? No.

And again, racing in LeMons isn't racing in any meaningful sense of the word--it's driving whatever you have as fast as you can. Any owner's manual will tell you that driving flat-out in a well-maintained ACVW is perfectly fine, top speed being cruising speed and all. I've implored her to come here to gain knowledge and get that 411 up to "racing"--that is, normal, stock--specs.
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Re: Colin, someone, anyone...help Stef

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:59 am

Bleyseng wrote:
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Hahah, now that is funny. Racing a aircooled without the cooling stuff... no wonder it got too hot and burned the pistons.
Like the Type 3, it doesn't need the cooling stuff. It needs only an intact boot between the body and the cooling fan. I think she was over-advanced.
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Re: Colin, someone, anyone...help Stef

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asiab3 wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:24 pm
Anyone who races a vintage Volkswagen in the Lemons race deserves a long, difficult, and financially upsetting journey. Why would it be ok to disrespect the factory engineering like that?

Robbie
You and I are going to. And you will discover that the ghost of Porsche comes through. These cars love a good run.
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Re: Colin, someone, anyone...help Stef

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:01 am

whc03grady wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:18 pm
She means well but needs a day with Colin more than anyone I've ever come across.

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I had an answer for her. But I can't remember my password/key, stupid Kinja crap.
Do you have an account on Jalopnik?
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Re: Colin, someone, anyone...help Stef

Post by whc03grady » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:57 am

Indeed. I've implored her by pm and in the comments. I also got a note a while back that she 'follows' me.
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Re: Colin, someone, anyone...help Stef

Post by asiab3 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:26 am

Amskeptic wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:00 am
asiab3 wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:24 pm
Anyone who races a vintage Volkswagen in the Lemons race deserves a long, difficult, and financially upsetting journey. Why would it be ok to disrespect the factory engineering like that?

Robbie
You and I are going to. And you will discover that the ghost of Porsche comes through. These cars love a good run.
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Find a sponsorship or a car and I'm in!

My current ACVW driving record is 22 hours in one sitting. Average speed over 956 miles appears to be 43.5 mph.

Though mom's bug is notoriously fun to counter-steer on Mulholland Ave.
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