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i bought another one......then another
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Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 07:15 AM
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ok boys i just piked up a 70' auto stik bug.....with the intent of making it a 4 speed with clutch....big mistake....pain in my a$$ ok so i drag it home,drill hole in rear and run clutch cable,change the pedals,change teh stik,pull old tranny,install 4 speed......then the damn thing duzn seem to be shifting rite....so i chek everything i know to..then BAM!!!!! it hits me the old tranny is 3 speed so its 1st is in the new trannys 2ng so then i decide the shift-shaft is to short so i pull the tranny only to discover the shaft comes out the front....reinstall tranny,pull shaft change for one thats ruffly and inch longer,then put it all bak together,take off rear tire and then i get a shok......it seems to have about an inch or 2 shorter wheelbase than a regular bug and i can just barely fit a 31'....so i am about to crank the torshuns when i notice it has them duble bars...so i set the splines where i want em then caint get the bar bak in enuff to start the spring plate bolts...then it only gets wors...so i finally get it bak to gether...the other side went a lil' better but not much.then i chek my electrical...no lites,fix that...mount baja kit,drive an hour and a half to get an engine that is suposed to be a running 1600 only to find out it really a 1300 so now i am pissed but have really no choice if i am to get this thing on the road,get it home have to by a fuel pump then a regulator..the i enstall the moter crank it and it fires off,runs great then i push the clutch in at it stays at the floor,so out comes the moter t/o bearing has busted a clip,so i order a new bearing,and clips just to b safe send the old lady to pic it up 45m away she gets home he has sent me the wrong one....so now i am S.O.L fer a few more days,then i get a call and a guy s has a "complete" car with all the peaces i need and needed days b4 fer $150 i get him down to $80 so now i have all these new parts and some "broken in" parts AND a running 1500 !!! normly i would be happy but just the fact of it all pissed me off...any way needed to vent sorry fer all that long wind

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Post Post subject: Re: i bought another one......then another
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Whew! I gotta take a nap after reading all that Mr. Green But it looks like im not the only one with the Bug Bug Shocked Cool


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Post Post subject: Re: i bought another one......then another
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i want to know how the "tranny" felt with you slingin it around and callin it names Razz Laughing Laughing

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Post Post subject: Re: i bought another one......then another
Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 12:38 AM
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yeah i'm getting ready to go talk to the guy with that other chassis, hopefully bring it home.


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Posted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 02:07 AM
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Man I thought I had bad luck with stuff.....hope all works for the best now man...and post some picks of the project.


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