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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:11 pm

you'd soon send her back - have you not read this thread?! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:17 pm

Luc'

I would be willing to put up with it for a car that looks as cool as Bella!!
I am kinda used to it anyway, I can't even fully name the Notch, I just call it the Shiny Shitter!!!


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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:26 pm

Mr Scoops wrote:

I can't even fully name the Notch, I just call it the Shiny Shitter!!!


at least your truthfull lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:17 am

If I ain't I'm only kidding myself! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:51 am

Mr Scoops wrote:
Luc'

I would be willing to put up with it for a car that looks as cool as Bella!!
I am kinda used to it anyway, I can't even fully name the Notch, I just call it the Shiny Shitter!!!


At least your Notch gets you to places though Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:03 am

Yeah, to classy campers, and SOMETIMES back again!! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Mon Sep 21, 2009 11:07 am

Ha ha ha ha. Cock!

lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:05 pm

Wurz wrote:
Yeah, to classy campers, and SOMETIMES back again!!





....that made me chuckle .....


when the notch and the ghia went to bridgwater doing around 85mph ....all the way there ,funk me was it a cool sight on the M5 that day
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:36 pm

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Very Happy Very Happy yep that's a green one - she's finally passed her MOT!!!!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy



Thanks to the guys at the garage for getting her through and letting me be there with her.

I went down this afternoon to help with her tracking. Sorry for the bad pics - I took my camera but forgot to put batterys in it, so the phone had to do:


Pretty spot on:


Then she went over to the MOT bay:


Got poked and prodded, then brake tested:



I'm very, very happy! It's not quite sunk in yet I don't think! Going to pop up to Bristol to register her this week. Knowing my luck they'll want to inspect her and the process will drag on for ages - but never mind, I've got all winter to do that.
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:48 pm

....fairplay
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:56 pm

well done hun. its been years in the makeing lol but got there in the end Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:08 pm

dubberatlast wrote:
well done hun. its been years in the makeing lol but got there in the end



...No shit , the mot guy was 19 ,when he first saw bella
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:45 pm

Shamrockez wrote:
I've got all winter to do that.

Hmmm, not if you're going to be driving it to the meet on Friday.

Now pull yer finger out!!

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:52 pm

she won't be registered by then Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:52 pm

oh - and thanks everyone Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:52 pm

Nice one Lucy, and about time this cool ride saw the road!!
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:23 am

YEE HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA...


Well done Lucy really pleased for you...
Now she's MOTed she's got to behave herself.... Right??????


Can't wait to see her rolling around the streets.. Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Tue Sep 22, 2009 6:43 am

I'm not sure she knows how to behave lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:39 am

well done Lucy i knew you would get there, cant wait to see her at a meet or a show (and you know where i am if you want to sell her lol)
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:43 am

Hooray! Well done great news chuffed for ya! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:51 pm

Ok, over the last couple of weeks I've been trying to build up my confidence with Bella over a few short runs. The first time I took her out, we did about 10 miles. I was very impressed with her ride quality. I thought it might be harsh and crashy, but she's actually really comfortable and smooth! What wasn't comfortable and smooth was the engine! There was a bit of popping and backfiring and a serious lack of power in 4th, especially if there was a slight incline! So Moby advised a change of dizzy.

New dizzy arrived and I fitted it this week. On Friday I thought I'd take her down to the petrol station and pump her tyres all up to the right pressures. I got about 30 metres down the road and cough, bang, splat.... nothing.... oh goodie.... so I wandered back up to the garage and came back armed with some tools. Turns out the dizzy wasn't seated down far enough. I was trying to get it seated right (along with a man from over the road who'd come out to see if I needed help), and for about 20 mins nothing was working. No matter what position the engine was in, or how hard I pushed on it, it wouldn't go! That was, untill Steve drove up the road on his way home. He put the window down on his T5 and looked at us, and 'clunk' in it went! That will teach me to try and take her out without Steve being present. She loves Steve!

Anyway - onto today. After I finished work we took her out to take some nice piccys of her Smile

This time she ran absolutely perfectly. No backfires, popping, or a missed beat. She pulled away out of junctions at the pace of a normal car and on the hill which I had to go down to 2nd on last time, she flew up in 4th Very Happy

Anyways - here's the pics:











I'm starting to build my confidence with her quite nicely now. I did another 8 or so miles in her today and go up to 55mph with plenty of 'oomph' left in the tank Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:25 pm

Fair play to ya sounds like ya havin fun in her looking awesome as always! Twisted Evil Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:03 pm

very cool pic of the car in the woods
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:08 pm

loving it Very Happy does look pretty damm cool
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:17 pm

Bella rocks Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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