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Manpot
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Loc: Tortola/ Sonoma, California
Love old Vee Dubs..
      #1619267 - 12/11/14 07:40 PM (76.103.201.77)

We are getting walloped up here in Sonoma with a ten year storm..so , of course, Immigration chose today to make me drive to Santa Rosa for an unbreakable 9 am meeting to renew my green card. To make sure I made it I jumped into "Speedy", my trusty 67 VW bus and headed out at dark thirty..the roads were flooded..tree limbs were down and cold rain dripped onto my feet through the ancient windscreen seals. But " Speedy" made it without a hitch. I drove back in even worse conditions and parked in the driveway. Ten minutes later Candace and I jumped back into go to lunch..the battery was as flat as a pancake. If the car had packed up on my way down it would have been a disaster..on the way back it would have been miserable but, no, " Speedy" made it all the way back to conk out..love those trusty old VW's. Now it's blocking my 56 Porsche that I had parked to keep dry during the storm..battery charger goes on tomorrow!! Missing Tortola today!!!!!!

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lindakay
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Loc: San Diego CA
Re: Love old Vee Dubs.. [Re: Manpot]
      #1619277 - 12/11/14 09:26 PM (174.65.46.210)

Glad you made it back to the ranch! Speedy rocks!! Expecting that storm down here in San Diego early tomorrow morning. Might have to head up to Sonoma for a fix in the next few weeks!!

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Orange_Burst
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Loc: Toledo, OH, USA
Re: Love old Vee Dubs.. [Re: Manpot]
      #1619338 - 12/12/14 08:58 AM (72.240.59.138)

Glad you made it back ok! On the news this morning, I saw some footage of your area, wow! The video I saw people were using kayak's in the parking lots.

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GlennAModerator
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Re: Love old Vee Dubs.. [Re: Manpot]
      #1619343 - 12/12/14 09:41 AM (174.64.142.233)

Hope you are keeping an eye on that creek other side of Hyde-Burndale. It is pretty flat around there.

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Manpot
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Re: Love old Vee Dubs.. [Re: GlennA]
      #1619361 - 12/12/14 12:58 PM (76.103.201.77)

The creeks were at flood level yesterday but dropping today with showers.."Speedy" started this am and I got my trusty buddy to the mechanic to check out..the old 356 is going to be thrpwn into duty today!

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HillsideView
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Re: Love old Vee Dubs.. [Re: Manpot]
      #1619406 - 12/12/14 05:01 PM (76.1.244.66)

Always keep a jumbo can of WD40 handy when driving the old ones in heavy weather. Some well placed shots of WD40 will dry out the connections real fast.

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Manpot
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Re: Love old Vee Dubs.. [Re: HillsideView]
      #1619417 - 12/12/14 06:00 PM (76.103.201.77)

Always do Bruce..I think that's what got me safely home through this nightmare!!

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