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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
    on hands and knees and lying on his back to adjust the goddam valves and lifters.
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    seems legit
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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.
    Flying a jet is no different than riding a bicycle. It's just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
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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.
    The few, the proud, the likely insane, Metro-Atlanta bicycle commuters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Twain
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    If you've never ridden in a beetle, that's probably the best use of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    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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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
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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.
    pffft! 45 minutes and you had the entire engine block out on the driveway!
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    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Twain
    Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
    .......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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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    You were in the German navy?
    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Twain
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
    .......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.
    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus View Post
    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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