Re-Engine Emma — Winter Project

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  • #266811

    happyjack
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    @happyjack

    I guess the easiest solution would be a  Vicenc-style plan modified for the South — park it in January and take it out again when rains end in March…:-)

    Happy Jack
    "EMMA" Red BCW TDr on 1971 VW w/ rebuilt 1641cc
    Dual Kadron, mild street SCAT cam and lifters Hide away exhaust and headers
    "MANYPENNY" White CMC TDr '78 Ford Pinto components w/ 1988 Mustang II 4 cyl w/ Weber

    #266812

    rosebud-and-bill
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    @rosebud-and-bill

    What about “The April Showers?”

    Bad Bill

    #266813

    happyjack
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    @happyjack

    …the April showers are not as bad as the Jan/Feb cold and ice.  My blood must have really thinned out since I moved to NC 30 ears ago.  I prefer to leave that cold weather driving to folks in higher latitudes, like Ed and Bill and Paul….and that Michigan, Minnesota, Montana etc. crowd.

    Happy Jack
    "EMMA" Red BCW TDr on 1971 VW w/ rebuilt 1641cc
    Dual Kadron, mild street SCAT cam and lifters Hide away exhaust and headers
    "MANYPENNY" White CMC TDr '78 Ford Pinto components w/ 1988 Mustang II 4 cyl w/ Weber

    #266814

    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    First time I ever drove my Duchess on public roads, it snowed. Not a lot. But enough to christen the car. I finished her in December 1982. And was going to drive her no matter what.

    Coldest drive is probably a tie between the Pumpkin run a couple years ago and heading to the VA Beach show a couple years ago.

    Air temp was around 30 degrees both times. And yes, the roof was down.

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

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    #266815

    lrh
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    @lrh

    Almost makes me want to get on the road today in the snow while it isn’t freezing yet. 😉 Naaaah!

    Looks like NC will be warmer but wetter than normal during the next few months, if weather predictions are to be believed. Average for where I am though, and May tends to have a little more rain than April.
    About the getting in and out of car with side curtains… practice makes perfect. Well, no, that’s probably an untruth in this case. More like it can get easier, until there’s any trouble with snaps and zippers.
    I learned pretty quick how much I needed to unzip and unsnap to let the door swing open, then just limbo in or out of the car.
    Feeling lucky to be expecting only an inch of snow here, but the ice is what’s going to make me stay home tonight and tomorrow.
    Wishing everyone else as much of a trouble-free bad weather weekend as possible.
    #266816

    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    Snowing here and I had the same idea–until I came to my senses. I really do want some Bridget-in-Snow pictures though.

    #266817

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    I was thinking along the same lines as Ed but I was pushing snow up to my hood on the Subaru this morning. Had to dig myself out twice just to get to work. Traction not the problem, just not enough ground clearance. The MG can rest quietly.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #266818

    happyjack
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    @happyjack

    Subaru??  If BILLNPARTS has one to go along with his Tdr it’s gotta be a WRX…!!!  as in speed, agility, fun to drive — sort of like a Tdr, only with the speed and agility added…

    Happy Jack
    "EMMA" Red BCW TDr on 1971 VW w/ rebuilt 1641cc
    Dual Kadron, mild street SCAT cam and lifters Hide away exhaust and headers
    "MANYPENNY" White CMC TDr '78 Ford Pinto components w/ 1988 Mustang II 4 cyl w/ Weber

    #266819

    lrh
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    @lrh

    Or maybe a Subaru Legacy? 😛


    Don’t know about Bill … my previous DD was a Subaru Impreza Sport AWD.

    No significant snow until 8 years after I bought it. Finally got to try driving in about 6 inches (8″ off the road), same as its ground clearance. Only drove a couple miles when I realized the wheel wells were solid with snow and ice making turns difficult until chiseling it out. 😮 Other than that it held the road great, but probably would have froze in place if I parked anyplace. 😀 That much snow happens here only every 10 years so I went back to a FWD drive car.
    #266820

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    Sorry to disappoint. 2012 Impreza Limited. 2.0 with the CVT.
    billnparts2016-01-24 06:18:25

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #266821

    lrh
    Participant

    @lrh

    Nothing wrong with that!

    Since I never drove a WRX, and the Impreza looked about the same to me, it never mattered that I wasn’t driving a turbo race/drift car. Although mine being a hatchback… well… I couldn’t see it from the outside while driving anyhow. 😆
    #266822

    happyjack
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    @happyjack

    So I guess it makes sense to just have a car for every season — AWD for winter, a pick up for those mandatory spring trips to That “blue” or that “orange” Big Box Home Improvement store, and a very fine Tdr for the rest of the year…!!!

    Happy Jack
    "EMMA" Red BCW TDr on 1971 VW w/ rebuilt 1641cc
    Dual Kadron, mild street SCAT cam and lifters Hide away exhaust and headers
    "MANYPENNY" White CMC TDr '78 Ford Pinto components w/ 1988 Mustang II 4 cyl w/ Weber

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