Probably one of the biggest highlights from this move was when it came time to move his Porsche 914 from the garage. He was going to have to drive it across town, but one of the fuel injectors was leaking (fire hazard!!!) so a replacement was sourced. Luckily the 914 injectors are easy to replace, so a quick swap out in the morning and it was alive again after being in hibernation for a few years.
To play it safe, I followed along as he drove the 914 across town. It was so great to see the 914 running and on the road again. I have to say that I hope that maybe this drive will help motivate him to drive it more often, as it was a blast to see going down the road!!
The other high point of this move was a discovery that my brother made in his garage. As he was pulling down boxes and inspecting the contents, he made an interesting discovery. The first box he pulled was labelled "VW parts". It contained a nice original Type 1 doghouse fan shroud complete with factory stamps. It also contained a set of German dual port Type 1 head tin. We both recognized this as my stuff! I had VW parts up here and didn't even know it.
The second box was actually a plastic storage tote. We popped the lid on it and guess was in it? The Kadron carb set from my old single port 1835cc Type 1. The tote had the carbs, steel single port manifolds (with AN fittings for the balance tube), original one-piece linkage, and the aftermarket gauze element chrome aircleaners. There were a few other items, but that sight had me in shock!! I thought I had lost those many eons ago.
During my free time, I've thought about what I can best use these Kadrons for. I think eventually they will end up my '70 EMPI Imp on a "retro"-style 1679cc (88x69) that I intend to build, but in the mean time they will be seeing duty on my Bug. This summer will be about getting my Bug running with the stock carb, but next winter, when it is too COLD to be crawling on the asphalt up in Wyoming, I will take that moment to disassemble the carbs, freshen and rebuild them, update the linkage, fuel lines, etc., and detail everything to the max.
As usual, I will be sharing everything here on in the "VDub Geek's Garage"! Stay tuned!!
--the VDub Geek