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Mr Jones kindly lifted his skirt and showed us his motor the other day. Playing around in there found that the mechanic who installed the electronic ignition did NOT bundle the wires correctly. The power wire’s insulation had melted onto the engine (we run a bit hot- still figuring that part out) and as a result the sparks that resulted shorted out the wiring in the ignition up front.
Ordering a new ignition kit this week. And then I get to learn how to put it in! 🙂
Everyone is posting pictures of their recent gas purchase totals. Here in lovely California gas prices are $4.25 on average for low grade unleaded. I saw a truck deulie come up at $130.00, & have seen a few others at $100.00 and $120.00 etc.
Mr Jones, was hitting empty yesterday so I stopped for a quick fill up.
Maybe everybody should drive an old VW? 😉
Read it and weep. $22.98
earlier yesterday, cruisin down the I-80 somewhere around Rodeo.
It’s Mr. Jones SPA DAY!!!!
Doesnt he just LOOK happy and glowy?
Tune Up: Compression Check, valve adjustment, spark plugs, cap and rotor, clean idle jet, oil change, clean sump, lube chassis, check transmission oil, brake check, hose check, belt check,
headlight fuse replaced
valve cover gasket
replace fuel hoses
replace fuel filter
install….OH YES…. a brand spankin new……ELECTRONIC IGNITION.
Great blog just thought I’d share:
Mr Jones is impatiently awaiting his spa week in January, for his schedule maintenance. There is a list of things to be done. And the money is almost put together.
Until I start updates on the long awaited Spa Day, I’ve decided to highlight some Holiday VW art.
Today I’m highlighting an art piece done by an artist Ryan Conners. I love her stuff, its fun, and colorful!
She has a blog and sells her art on etsy, check her out! Buy from her! Stimulate your economy by buying locally!
(posted with artists permission)
Now, if I can just get Ryan to do a yellow bug with a black cat and an orange dog…my ornament collection will be complete! 🙂
I was able to do a tiny bit of side-tripping and took some ‘from the car snaps’ of some of my favorite places in California. Namely: Salinas Valley & Monterey. (my favorite because this is hometown territory for me.) I should mention these are just i-phone pix. And that sunrise picture below. Has had no color enhancement done.
Ok, I’m sorry, How much fun would this be?
A crisp autumn day, a festive picnic table, some turkey casserole, mashers, my grandma’s pumpkin/pecan pie, and a jug of warm cider, all out the back of a VW T2 bus? All we need are pilgrim hats!!!
Happily making plans for future Thanksgivings….