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Old 11-18-13, 12:00 AM   #1
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Rare top secret footage that could have changed the course of WW2

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.....whoever put this video together had finally had enough of crawling around
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Old 11-18-13, 04:03 AM   #3
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That last bit of footage looks like it was taken from the British bouncing bomb used in dam busting. Funny stuff. We used to joke about dumping shredded Volkswagens out as chaff. Dumping actual Volkswagens probably would have been far more effective with the higher radar cross section. We need to start this program back up.
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Old 11-18-13, 02:24 PM   #7
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Herbie will not be happy about this. He may unfreeze Walt's head and attack Germany with it.
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Old 11-18-13, 03:25 PM   #8
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.....whoever put this video together had finally had enough of crawling around
on hands and knees and lying on his back to adjust the goddam valves and lifters.
Bah, compared to most cars my bug was a dream to work on.
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Bah, compared to most cars my bug was a dream to work on.
...and I bet that, like me, you got to do it a lot.
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If you've never ridden in a beetle, that's probably the best use of them.
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Bah, compared to most cars my bug was a dream to work on.
How many pennies did you use for points?
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My favorite bug 'bug' was how the coil wire would fall out. First and last time it happened to me after I got over the panic of being stranded out in the boondocks and looked in the engine compartment it took maybe a minute to figure out.

A couple of years later my younger brother had his bug towed home. When I popped the engine hatch made a quick movement, told him to crank it and it did he was amazed, relieved and angry (at having paid the expense of towing) all at once.
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If you've never ridden in a beetle, that's probably the best use of them.
It was my first car so I'll always have a fondness for them even though they were deathtraps.
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It was my first car so I'll always have a fondness for them even though they were deathtraps.
So you ARE a zombie! I knew it.
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Old 11-18-13, 04:16 PM   #15
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My college roommate's bug died on us during a holiday trip back home from Santa Barbara to Saratoga. We left it on the side of the road and came back a week later with a new rebuilt engine. Swapped it out on the side of the road in about 4-hrs and off we go!
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How many pennies did you use for points?
Pennies for points? Not sure about that, but I did adjust the points with a matchbook cover for the gap.
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I think he meant for a spark plug gap, but I'm never sure what right wing radicals mean.
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.....whoever put this video together had finally had enough of crawling around
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pffft! 45 minutes and you had the entire engine block out on the driveway!
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pffft! 45 minutes and you had the entire engine block out on the driveway!
.......probably quicker and easier than adjusting the damn valves without a lift.

Did you ever wonder why so many of us were doing all those engine swaps and rebuilds ?


My favorite VW bug memory (and they are numerous,) is the one I drove back for
my shipmate Bruce Bellman from Charleston, SC to D.C. when I got discharged from the Navy.

He looked at me and said, "Once you get going, it gets confused sometimes if you turn it off.
So you probably shouldn't do that." It had one of those little reserve fuel valve tube thingies
that you turned down to access the bottom of the tank when it started to miss a little at speed.

Between that and the 6 volt electrical system, it was the ideal transportation mode.
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.......probably quicker and easier than adjusting the damn valves without a lift.

Did you ever wonder why so many of us were doing all those engine swaps and rebuilds ?


My favorite VW bug memory (and they are numerous,) is the one I drove back for
my shipmate Bruce Bellman from Charleston, SC to D.C. when I got discharged from the Navy.

He looked at me and said, "Once you get going, it gets confused sometimes if you turn it off.
So you probably shouldn't do that." It had one of those little reserve fuel valve tube thingies
that you turned down to access the bottom of the tank when it started to miss a little at speed.

Between that and the 6 volt electrical system, it was the ideal transportation mode.
You were in the German navy?
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.......probably quicker and easier than adjusting the damn valves without a lift.

Did you ever wonder why so many of us were doing all those engine swaps and rebuilds ?


My favorite VW bug memory (and they are numerous,) is the one I drove back for
my shipmate Bruce Bellman from Charleston, SC to D.C. when I got discharged from the Navy.

He looked at me and said, "Once you get going, it gets confused sometimes if you turn it off.
So you probably shouldn't do that." It had one of those little reserve fuel valve tube thingies
that you turned down to access the bottom of the tank when it started to miss a little at speed.

Between that and the 6 volt electrical system, it was the ideal transportation mode.
Did I know you were in the navy? Can't remember. I was in Charleston for awhile...
Yeah, I know the 'reserve' valve.
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