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« Reply #320 on: January 12, 2014, 11:59:17 PM »
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http://youtu.be/tbFu1r_erw0
Yeah, doesn't quite appear to match this one.
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« Reply #321 on: January 13, 2014, 12:12:44 AM »
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Well, wasn't the Volkswagen the poor man's Porsche?
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« Reply #322 on: January 13, 2014, 02:40:14 AM »
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I just ran across a print of a vehicle I owned some fifty years ago.
Can anyone guess what kind of engine it has in it?





Air-cooled?

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« Reply #323 on: January 13, 2014, 02:46:05 AM »
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Primarily for Rob,

A bygone English chariot parked at a bygone Art Deco service station in a light industrial area.






Hi Walter,

I remember those well; they stick in my mind as being early examples of silver paint, though I might just as easily be confused. Confused, as I also recall early pissing contests between twelve-year-olds too, where gravity played no apparent part in the proceedings. Must be all in the mind, if not on the top of the head...

That was most certainly not a Golden Age.

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« Reply #324 on: January 13, 2014, 09:54:15 AM »
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Looks like a VW.
Bryan wins the Kewpie Doll!

And yes, this was from the famous "356" series. The Carrera was Porsche's top of the line model at the time (the speedometer read up to 160 MPH or 260 KPH), and this one had been used exclusively for racing about 10,000 miles. By then the engine was shot and someone replaced it with a Porsche Super engine which for a year or two had roller bearings instead of plain bearings. My brother and I bought it with the Super engine and enjoyed it for a while until the bearings burnt out. My repair guy had a VW engine available which he plugged in as a loaner to keep me driving until he could replace the Porsche bearings.

This was during the winter, and it was soon enough after Porsche split off from Volkswagen that the VW engine just popped right in and everything connected perfectly --- except the heater ducts. So I went that winter without heat in a Porsche with a VW engine and no heater.

One of my finest moments in that car was when I was waiting at a red traffic light when a Triumph came roaring up behind me, sounding as if he wanted to drag. As soon as he got close enough to read "Carrera" he calmed down and became very sedate, never realizing how slow my zero-to-sixty time would have been.

Ah, the good old days!
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« Reply #325 on: January 13, 2014, 11:02:55 AM »
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Bryan wins the Kewpie Doll!

And yes, this was from the famous "356" series. The Carrera was Porsche's top of the line model at the time (the speedometer read up to 160 MPH or 260 KPH), and this one had been used exclusively for racing about 10,000 miles. By then the engine was shot and someone replaced it with a Porsche Super engine which for a year or two had roller bearings instead of plain bearings. My brother and I bought it with the Super engine and enjoyed it for a while until the bearings burnt out. My repair guy had a VW engine available which he plugged in as a loaner to keep me driving until he could replace the Porsche bearings.

This was during the winter, and it was soon enough after Porsche split off from Volkswagen that the VW engine just popped right in and everything connected perfectly --- except the heater ducts. So I went that winter without heat in a Porsche with a VW engine and no heater.

One of my finest moments in that car was when I was waiting at a red traffic light when a Triumph came roaring up behind me, sounding as if he wanted to drag. As soon as he got close enough to read "Carrera" he calmed down and became very sedate, never realizing how slow my zero-to-sixty time would have been.

Ah, the good old days!




That is a wonderful introduction to the mind arts of the photographic firmament!

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« Reply #326 on: January 13, 2014, 11:53:51 AM »
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That is a wonderful introduction to the mind arts of the photographic firmament!

Rob C
Visuals can be effective. I'm considering putting a "Carrera" label on the back of my bicycle, but somehow I don't think that would work as well.
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« Reply #327 on: January 13, 2014, 01:31:20 PM »
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Visuals can be effective. I'm considering putting a "Carrera" label on the back of my bicycle, but somehow I don't think that would work as well.



You never know! I've seen old white vans claiming to be recycled Ferrari. They get treated with respect.

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« Reply #328 on: January 13, 2014, 03:20:57 PM »
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You never know! I've seen old white vans claiming to be recycled Ferrari. They get treated with respect.

Rob C
I might try that. Or maybe Bugatti. I believe it was old man Bugatti who once famously said, "Cars were made to go, not stop."
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« Reply #329 on: January 13, 2014, 03:38:00 PM »
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I might try that. Or maybe Bugatti. I believe it was old man Bugatti who once famously said, "Cars were made to go, not stop."


I'm pretty sure that was the year his first hydraulic brakes failed.   


I'm just sayin...

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« Reply #330 on: January 13, 2014, 05:32:22 PM »
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I'm pretty sure that was the year his first hydraulic brakes failed.   


I'm just sayin...


I think you're right. And I suspect that's what prompted his comment.
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« Reply #331 on: January 13, 2014, 09:41:16 PM »
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Does this count as a vehicle if it is missing a few bits....?? Grin

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« Reply #332 on: January 13, 2014, 10:48:00 PM »
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Sure it does.
It's a good companion for Mike's post #55, Rocco's #201, or my #256 in this thread.
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« Reply #333 on: January 14, 2014, 01:02:23 AM »
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Sure it does.
It's a good companion for Mike's post #55, Rocco's #201, or my #256 in this thread.


Indeed!

Mike.
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« Reply #334 on: January 15, 2014, 12:28:52 PM »
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I have fond "young man"  memories of VW's, one of them was the reliability. I can't ever remember breaking down in one. And the smell of a Beetle's interior- why do they all smell the same? Maybe it was the stuffing they used in the seats, who knows.

After lusting after the " SO CAL" look of the Beetles with dropped suspensions as seen in the imported US magazines  I eventualy got one of them, a 1969 model but sporting a 2.1L liquid cooled flat four from the Microbus line. I eventualy fitted it with two 38IDA Webers and scared the crap out of the local hot shots in their Golf GTI's.

But then I grew up and bought a 4x4.
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« Reply #335 on: January 15, 2014, 03:01:13 PM »
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I have fond "young man"  memories of VW's, one of them was the reliability. I can't ever remember breaking down in one. And the smell of a Beetle's interior- why do they all smell the same? Maybe it was the stuffing they used in the seats, who knows.

After lusting after the " SO CAL" look of the Beetles with dropped suspensions as seen in the imported US magazines  I eventualy got one of them, a 1969 model but sporting a 2.1L liquid cooled flat four from the Microbus line. I eventualy fitted it with two 38IDA Webers and scared the crap out of the local hot shots in their Golf GTI's.

But then I grew up and bought a 4x4.


That was your big mistake: you should have bought a Hasselblad and moved to SoCal instead. And so should I, but probably wouldn't have been allowed in.

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« Reply #336 on: January 17, 2014, 01:58:11 AM »
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I can think of worse jobs: http://eastonchang.com/

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« Reply #337 on: January 20, 2014, 07:38:37 PM »
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I know this Volkswagon is at least 20 yeas old but have no clue as to year or model. Wish I could have gotten better shots, but he was dodging seagull poop and there were lots of objects between him and the camera...surely someone out there knows this car.

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« Reply #338 on: January 20, 2014, 09:58:06 PM »
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Type 3 Fastback, i reckon.

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« Reply #339 on: January 21, 2014, 12:40:25 PM »
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Type 3 Fastback, i reckon.

Frank

I think you are right Frank. Can't remember them being available here in South Africa though.
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