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An Aside

Post by Amskeptic » Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:23 pm

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But first, I just had to wax the insides of the air intake scoops . . . don't want that little rust creep that occurs from the inside out on those louvres:

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. . . which put me into an art muse, because these cars are designed with more sophistication than may meet the eye. The air-cooled VW beetle and bus had masterful transitions from one plane to the next. There is no clumsy angle to these cars:

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. . . this one turned out "arty".

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A cow without grass gets grumpy. These two were in New Mexico high plateau country off I-40:

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Whereas, cows surrounded by luxuriant grasslands like this spot in Texas outside Amarillo, they have pride:

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I have some photographs of our Los Alamos visit, but I a
m rushing a bit to get to Houston. And how dare you accuse me of having a loose oil filter that caused spatters all over the back of the BobD, I am hurt by your scurrilous accusations . . .
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BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
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Post by Hippie » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:59 pm

"There are no clumsy angles to these cars"

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Sorry. I had to.

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Post by chitwnvw » Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:15 pm

I remember as a kid reading my dad's 356 Registry and they talked of the curves somehow reminiscent of a female hind side. I had know idea although I was eager to find out!

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Post by bretski » Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:31 am

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"Ed, this is not the car I ordered. I distinctly ordered the Antarctic Blue Super Sports Wagon with C.B. and optional rally fun pack. "
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Post by Hippie » Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:17 am

bretski wrote:"Ed, this is not the car I ordered. I distinctly ordered the Antarctic Blue Super Sports Wagon with C.B. and optional rally fun pack. "
:laughing3:

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Post by airkooledchris » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:48 pm

Amskeptic wrote: I just had to wax the insides of the air intake scoops . . .
a stick with a piece of wadded cotton on the end?

that just can't be easy to get into. I always wished there was a way to detach those scoops for servicing.
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Post by hambone » Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:50 am

My inside air scoops a covered with a hard black spotty mold. Ugh. Lots of rain ya know.
If you cram a rag into a vent slot then hold it there with fingers as you wax it is possible. A typical VW repair really, hold and pray.
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Post by chitwnvw » Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:07 am

hambone wrote:My inside air scoops a covered with a hard black spotty mold. Ugh. Lots of rain ya know.
If you cram a rag into a vent slot then hold it there with fingers as you wax it is possible. A typical VW repair really, hold and pray.
High pressure sprayer at a do it yourself car wash will clean that moldy Portland scum off.

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Post by mattg » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:09 am

Hippie wrote:
bretski wrote:"Ed, this is not the car I ordered. I distinctly ordered the Antarctic Blue Super Sports Wagon with C.B. and optional rally fun pack. "
:laughing3:


If you think you hate it now wait until you drive it.
I'm all out of ideas and I've tried nothing.

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Post by Hippie » Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:26 am

mattg wrote: If you think you hate it now wait until you drive it.
LOL! You guys are GOOD!

Hambone, where you get the picture of the little owls?
Owls are my all time favorite birds...That is a cool pic.

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Post by hambone » Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:31 am

I don't remember, just thought it was cool. An armful! :drunken:
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