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Old 20th March 2008, 14:34   #1
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Default My BEETLE TO Fire Today...FINALLY

i fell like a child today
my yellow beetle which went through a year of restoration is finally ready to fire today.
its my second beetle, the other being the blue convertible which i have posted in another thread.
this car had engine issues and was not developing oil pressure at all,
thanks to karl and keith in helping me locate mr. mahesh panchal who has worked on the engine since two weeks ans has just finsihed installing it this morning.
this afternoon we are planning to crank it
all fingers crossed, hope she develops pressure and runs well
im damn excited and nervous
pics as soon as she starts
wish her all the best
p.s SHES A BEAUTY
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Old 20th March 2008, 14:39   #2
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I can see you excitement mate. All the best Allan.
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Good luck. Hope she makes it this time.
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Old 20th March 2008, 14:51   #4
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Actually I would be more excited than you, as this would mean Mahesh would have more time on his hands to work on my car!
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Old 20th March 2008, 16:13   #5
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All the very best mateThe Beetle is one car that always captured my imagination.
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Ha.

This moment is one humdinger,

Best of luck to you and your car,

Hope she starts.

Awaiting your Bugs pics soon.

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Old 20th March 2008, 17:19   #7
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That is great! Two beetles! Hope the engine cranks this time.
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I know how you feel. Hope it starts off well!
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Wishing you many many happy miles on the bug. Do post pics of work in progress, if you have please.
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All the best dude!!! Hope it runs fine! Pls post pix of your baby asap! Also, pls post pix of your convertible too.
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Old 21st March 2008, 00:18   #11
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well well well it did start
sounded superb
that mahesh is quite the guy old fashioned but great none the less
small problem
carb needs to be changed cause there is continous vacuum
i have a spare 34 but thats too much. a 28 is best
will change the distributor to a 009 also
bangkok here i come
really pleased with the engine though
was smiling througout the entire mondy thursday mass
and karl sorry buddy already gave him the convertible morris' engine
and two dailmer's are in line.
will post pics once the car is up and running cause im scared to post them now

anyways heres of my blue convertible and there is a fiat for you as well mr. karl

sorry -just getting used to the uploading directly stuff
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and karl sorry buddy already gave him the convertible morris' engine
and two dailmer's are in line.

will post pics once the car is up and running cause im scared to post them now
Attention everyone who has been pestering me why my Beetle is not yet on the road. Direct all complaints to xtreme power

Mahesh is indeed old fashioned, but you need old fashioned people to work on old fashioned cars dont you?

Put up some pics man, whats the issue?

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Nice vert. Is that a 68 or a 69? Are those Cheviot wheels?


I wonder how many beetle verts are there in India? I've seen pics of about 3 or 4.

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Oh! After reading the over excited title of this thread, I thought your car caught fire today. :

Great job there man. More to come, I guess.
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Old 22nd March 2008, 10:41   #15
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I wonder how many beetle verts are there in India? I've seen pics of about 3 or 4.
Here are all the pics I have, starting from a 57, and I think the latest is a 74. My count is 10 cars, but thats including the Yellow GDL 2968 which appears suspect if you see the windscreen. The owner however insisted it was a genuine convertible. I doubt it.
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