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    What a cool car Russ & an even cooler digs !!!

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    Thanks Russ! Do you service early 911's with MFI or are you purely a private shop?
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    No, sorry, David... this is my storage & service shop/man cave. If you're in need of an MFI specialist there are at least two reputable guys on each coast.
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    Beautiful man cave Russ. Who are these reputable guys and where are they located?

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    Wow that's beautiful !! And sunroof too !!

    Any chance it's coming to Amelia Island next month for the VW coachwork class ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullethead View Post
    No, sorry, David... this is my storage & service shop/man cave. If you're in need of an MFI specialist there are at least two reputable guys on each coast.
    Very cool car Russ. I will reluctantly admit that I had a drive-by dream about it last night; we were doing a tune-up on it and I couldn't find a fuel filter. Absolutely true story!

    Some guys dream about women... my Nirvana is achieving perfect valve clearance.


    Hopefully I'll get to see it on a trip to Sebring.
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    It was a rather sad day, somewhat overcast with the smell of rain in the air,,,

    With a dry driveway in her sight she awaited an afternoon cruise around the 'hood'. (weekly run around)

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    With excited expectation she fired up....

    It was the beginning of the end of what had been a reliable and faithful companionship that was (and I hope) a respect of each other,, as the ageing sometimes have a soft spot for.

    She had always been older than I, having been born in 1956 however I always enjoyed the company of the 'like'.

    Even pampering her that day was not enough,, she had an issue with the incline outside the house and decided to become emphysemic so I had NO choice other than put her to bed.

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    Rotation stuff up.

    So moving right along..

    56 was sold with tears from my Millennial daughter,, calling me every explicit ''germanic'' name under the sun,,

    Ol 56,,,,, gone... So,,

    To make amends I came up with 1 of 2 choices..

    A,,, perpetual persecution from my daughter (( jee dosn't anyone realise that Im suffering loss here ??))

    B,,, rectify the problem.

    After a ( surprisingly hahaha ((dont tell Liz) respectful amount of mourning and chastising I realised that a newer puppy was required..

    RESULT.....

    Well I am delighted and after the crap I got over the 56 I needed some MORE love.

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    Jan 1966

    I will miss my 56 VW. She was like a clock, never ever letting me down,, even at night with the amber full beam 6V headlights attracting more bugs and night fly's than my eye's were respected to see ahead on the road.

    SOLD to a lovely family with under 10yr old kids who just want to relive the beauty that we enjoyed.
    Mark

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    That's a pretty nice replacement after you've kicked yer Kafer to der kerb, Mark. Dry those tears.

    Good color on the Beetle. Here's it's cousin, also a '56 but with extra-special massaging under the skin. Collier built this thing in the late '80s, Ludvigsen wrote a piece on it a couple of years ago worth reading. The idea was what would Porsche have produced had they been asked by Volkswagen for a Mille Miglia competitor? A rare thing to see, they brought it out to play this afternoon. Originally, it once sported a 547 4-cam... now it's got something more pedestrian: a VW Type 4 that makes stupid go-fast waaay beyond Her Doktor Fuhrmann's fevered imaginings. The intake plenum is a work of art and the pea-shooter exhaust is a dummy. Amazingly quiet, totally baddass. Check out the oil door behind the side window. Loaded with tricks it's a testament to what one can do with unlimited resources.

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    Russ

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    '62 356S Notchback Hotrod
    '67 S Das Geburtstagsgeschenk
    '68 T Targa Sporto
    '70 914/6 GT

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    Speachless, wish I was there.

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    Are those carbs? Or a trick sano EFI set up?

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