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Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:12 PM
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So as some of you know, my baja was in the shop getting new pistons. Well, new pistons turned into new spark plugs, wires, cap, rotor, massive carb adjustment, and a terrible blow on the budget. But, damn. I almost dare say it is fast now. The drag between the gears form the big ol tires? Gone. You can just feel how much it wants to go. I love it. Saturday is supposed to be nice and I have the day off. We'll see what happens :)~


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YES!

Sounds like you have reaffirmed your love for the bug.

Good luck!

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take it easy on it for at least 500 miles before killin it.... Wink


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Ya the love has been mostly restored. Just gotta give it some brake work this Saturday morning then I'll probably get more footage which I will not stall to share Smile


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WOW! So I wrestled with the first rear axle nut for a while and man were the brakes bad. Cracked, scratched, and even peeling off. The second drum though oh my god! The nut did NOT want to come off. Spent hours working on it. Ended up grinding it off and putting a new one on but the brakes were a bit nonexistent! Haha there was literally NO asbestos on the shoes at all! On Monday I'm getting a new drum or the one I have repaired. I had some brake shoes lying around that were used but in great condition so that's what's going on instead. Tomorrow I'l probably change the front ones. On a brighter note, I was able to wire my tachometer. Got it used for $10 at a VW graveyard Smile Works nice and even has a light that comes on with the speedometer light too Smile 5 hours well spent. Test drive next weekend?


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Ha I spent 80 bucks on brakes. Got pics of your vw?


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www.youtube.com/user/V...ly1974Baja Thats my YouTube channel, I have 2 videos of my baja and one of my friends bug


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Glad to hear you've rediscovered your love, Billy. Very Happy
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I watched your videos. VERY COOL! Puts a smile on my face knowing I'm very close to getting out and playn' myself. NOT WITH MYSELF you ingrades... Laughing


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lol. I still will always love my bugs (hell I have to I have a tattoo of the pistons and 1432, lol) but I was just so discouraged. My wallets are so emtpy after all the repair workI've been having to do, lol.


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