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thecrewkid
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 13 EmptySun Mar 16, 2008 6:50 pm

Top weekends work guys... afro afro afro afro
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Shamrockez
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Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 13 EmptySun Mar 16, 2008 6:57 pm

Ta! Just gotta do the tappets, bolt the wipers on and connect up the motor, adjust the washers, bolt the rear bumper on, add fuel and find the chucky for the drill so we can change the bit to fit the last popout catch.


She's all ready for MOT then Wink
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thecrewkid
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Male Number of posts : 8406
Age : 40
Location : Bridgwater
My Ride(s) : '04 LWB T5.. Restored escort RS turbo estate.
Registration date : 2006-08-30

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 13 EmptySun Mar 16, 2008 6:58 pm

Wicked little list you've got down to now afro afro afro
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Shamrockez
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Shamrockez

Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 13 EmptySun Mar 16, 2008 6:59 pm

Yep! Very Happy If we can find the chucky we can get it all done after dinner I expect Very Happy
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dubberatlast
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Registration date : 2006-09-01

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 13 EmptySun Mar 16, 2008 7:22 pm

What even the mot tongue lol! nice work guys cttp it is then Wink
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Shamrockez
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Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 13 EmptySun Mar 16, 2008 7:35 pm

Yes we now have our own MOT testing station Laughing

Yep all on course for CTTP - fingers crossed the MOT doesn't throw up any nasties, the registering goes ok and Scoops has booked good weather! Very Happy
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Mr Scoops
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Mr Scoops

Male Number of posts : 38009
Age : 46
Location : Weston super Dooper
My Ride(s) : 1991 Vanagon GL Westfalia 2.1: 2011 A3 S-Line
Registration date : 2006-08-19

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 13 EmptySun Mar 16, 2008 8:19 pm

Shamrockez wrote:
and Scoops has booked good weather! Very Happy


affraid

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thecrewkid
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thecrewkid

Male Number of posts : 8406
Age : 40
Location : Bridgwater
My Ride(s) : '04 LWB T5.. Restored escort RS turbo estate.
Registration date : 2006-08-30

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 13 EmptySun Mar 16, 2008 8:28 pm

You better not of forgot that dude Wink
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Big Blue Betty
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Age : 39
Location : Bridgwater, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 71 Bay Camper Betty, 69 Bug Minty, 57 Ragtop Oval Bery. 67 Split Hugo! 83 MK1 Golf Cabriolet Star!
Registration date : 2007-05-06

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 13 EmptyMon Mar 17, 2008 4:51 pm

Blimey Lucy, The end is near! Roll on CTTP!!!!

xx
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Shamrockez
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Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 13 EmptyMon Mar 17, 2008 6:11 pm

I know - it's scary, isn't it?! Shocked
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Shamrockez
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Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 13 EmptySat Mar 22, 2008 7:17 pm

Finally got the other popout fitted. And the valves adjusted - it turned out that there wasn't any shims behind them. I took the rocker off Joey's old engine and fitted that one (with shims) and it adjusted up nicely! Anyway - I thought i'd take some pics of what she's looking like now as she looks 'complete' - something she hasn't looked like for years! It's hard to get a pic of the 'whole' of her in the garage, but you get the idea. Hopefully tomorrow or Mon I can drive her outside and take some proper pics.

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Dirty Dave
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Dirty Dave

Male Number of posts : 2306
Age : 39
My Ride(s) : These days, I walk!
Registration date : 2006-08-19

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 13 EmptySat Mar 22, 2008 9:11 pm

Only 3 more weeks to go (I think?!?), can't wait to see it up close! Twisted Evil
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thecrewkid
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Male Number of posts : 8406
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Location : Bridgwater
My Ride(s) : '04 LWB T5.. Restored escort RS turbo estate.
Registration date : 2006-08-30

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 13 EmptySat Mar 22, 2008 9:51 pm

Oh god thats the one... oh yeah thats the one Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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Shamrockez
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Shamrockez

Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 13 EmptySat Mar 22, 2008 11:07 pm

It'll be touch and go if I can get her reg in time for CTTP - she goes into the garage on the 2nd for brake work etc then MOT. Depends on what he find wrong with her and how long it takes to fix! Then I've got to reg her..... Shocked
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Shamrockez
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Shamrockez

Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 13 EmptySun Mar 23, 2008 11:16 am

Just fixed the handbrake - the little stick wotsit which goes on the ratchet - it had flipped round and wasn't ratcheting.

Charged the battery up last night and getting some fuel today so hopefully we might get her moving under her own steam! Which will make a change from us pushing her around in the garage - no idea why, but Joey's much easier to move about than she is! I used to be able to push Joey in and out of the old garage on my own with engine and interior in. But I could never get Bella back in on my own very well when she had no interior and no engine! Shocked
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thecrewkid
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thecrewkid

Male Number of posts : 8406
Age : 40
Location : Bridgwater
My Ride(s) : '04 LWB T5.. Restored escort RS turbo estate.
Registration date : 2006-08-30

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 13 EmptySun Mar 23, 2008 11:58 pm

Hey Lucy we need the days update... Wink


50cm each way test drive.... Bet you were jumping round like a muppet lol! lol!
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Shamrockez
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Shamrockez

Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 13 EmptyMon Mar 24, 2008 9:12 am

Laughing I've not stopped grinning yet! Very Happy

Well we got some more fuel for her and charged her battery last night and yesterday afternoon we fired her up! She idled on her own beautifully and there was no backfiring or hesitation on pressing the accelerator cable Very Happy Then I tried to move her to see if that worked - and it did! Very Happy So we went 50cm forward to the freezer an 50cm back to Joey Laughing

I did a little video of her running - but it sounds a bit pants! i think it's because the mic on my camera isn't good and it's in the garage which won't help! But anyway:
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Shamrockez
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Shamrockez

Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 13 EmptyMon Mar 24, 2008 4:40 pm

Well she emerged from the garage for the first time today! Very Happy

Got a video of her coming out - she gets stuck on the chunk of metal which holds the padlock for the security bar Embarassed I'll add that when it finally uploads! So we had to put some wood under her wheels to get her out!
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Got her down on the road with a little scraping and a little bit of angling....
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Mr Scoops
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Age : 46
Location : Weston super Dooper
My Ride(s) : 1991 Vanagon GL Westfalia 2.1: 2011 A3 S-Line
Registration date : 2006-08-19

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 13 EmptyMon Mar 24, 2008 4:46 pm

Looking good!! afro

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Shamrockez
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Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 13 EmptyMon Mar 24, 2008 4:48 pm

thanky Very Happy

here's the vid:
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thecrewkid
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thecrewkid

Male Number of posts : 8406
Age : 40
Location : Bridgwater
My Ride(s) : '04 LWB T5.. Restored escort RS turbo estate.
Registration date : 2006-08-30

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 13 EmptyMon Mar 24, 2008 4:58 pm

Yeah yeah yeah now we're talking.. Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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nomates
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Location : weston-s-mare
My Ride(s) : 1967 fridolin and 1966 (award winning-and yea i am being gay) ghia and 1960 bubble car
Registration date : 2006-11-19

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 13 EmptyMon Mar 24, 2008 8:08 pm

afro Cool
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Shamrockez
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Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 13 EmptyMon Mar 24, 2008 10:20 pm

Cheers guys. Gotta sort a few issues out now. Think I need to put the front up a click cos I'm not sure I'll get very far if the road is bumpy Laughing

And sort out the clutch weirdness.
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Dirty Dave
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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 13 EmptyTue Mar 25, 2008 9:17 pm

Shamrockez wrote:

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afro afro afro afro .... Nuff said!!!

Looks totally spot on, can't wait to see it up close! Cool
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Female Number of posts : 2047
Age : 35
Location : Curry Rivel, Somerset
My Ride(s) : 98 New Beetle, 1958 Bug, 1966 Split, 2006 T5, 71 Bug, 72 Bay and 61 Split.
Registration date : 2006-11-21

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PostSubject: Re: Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle   Bella - 1958 Australian Beetle - Page 13 EmptyTue Mar 25, 2008 9:18 pm

don't get too close - you might catch something Shocked Laughing
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