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RE: [T3] drove the fastback, finally!!!


Far out!  Wow, even a "phat", cool!

Hey, take off the air cleaner, keep the engine lid off, wear a long sleeve
shirt and jeans, close every window, and take her down the 1/4-mile in 95+
degree weather...I think you'll notice the heat from the blowtorches then!
:)  The sounds you are hearing sound normal to me -- I mean, that's what the
engine sounds like with the lid off, not that I can hear your engine from
here :)

   Toby "going for the 'no-heater-boxes' look as well" Erkson
   air_cooled_nut@pobox.com  <-- Please use this address for email
   '72 VW Squareback 1.6L bored and stroked to 2.0L, Berg five-speed
   '75#$n 914 1.8L, R.I.P., ORPCA member
   '95 VW Jetta III GL 2.0L, P-Chipped, Jamex sport suspension
   Portland, Oregon, http://www.pobox.com/~toby_erkson/

> -----Original Message-----
> Hey volks, I just got back from the 2nd official drive in my 
> fastback...  The burger-tosser at McD's flipped out when he 
> saw it - "Oh
> man, what kind of car is that?"; "that's old school..."; even 
> got a "phat"
> out of the deal...Oh yeah,
> there's not really a rear trunk floor yet either, and hence 
> no engine cover.
> Had to shut it off to hear my order being repeated, right now 
> it sounds and
> feels like I'm being chased by a herd of angry sewing 
> machines wielding
> blowtorches.  Seems that either the unconnected heater boxes 
> (sorry, Toby,
> it's Florida) or some vacuum effect sucks the heat off the 
> engine pretty
> well.  I didn't realize how much hot air it would be putting 
> off.

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