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rick m
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Driving Hot VWs for 44 Years Strong!


« on: July 16, 2012, 05:43:15 am »

Hard to believe it has been 35 years since Anne and I built this car as newly weds.  The year was 1977. Had all the traditional trimmings of a Cal Looker. The 1700cc motor had an Engle 120 cam, a BRS 383 centrifugal distributor (that now resides in Frenchy DeHouix's split window), dual webers, a unique dash with OPEL GT VDO guages in a crazy plaid padded dash, real EMPI 5 Spokes, close ratio trans built by Don Ward (Der Wagon Shop - Orangevale, California), and a host of other goodies. This was a true driver. Drove to Bug-In 22 from northern Cal.

One of the shots was taken on a visit to Point Dume, Malibu, where my wife's grandmother lived on the cliffs above ZUMA BEACH. What great car. A testament to the old machine 88 piston/barrels and small motor combos.  I'd drive this car anywhere.

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Rick Mortensen
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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2012, 16:28:32 pm »

Cool photos Rick..   Grin Grin Grin  I think you might have been skinnier than me if that was possible !!   Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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Volkswagens Limited, DKP I
Celebrating 56 years of Volkswagens in my life 1963-2019

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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2012, 19:20:16 pm »

John...when my wife sees these shots...she keeps reminding me that I had no body fat...opposed to my current reality! LOL  The metabolism does not slow down with age...our activity does.  I am trying to win back that boyish figure...but not as skinny as these pictures.  :-)

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Rick Mortensen
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2012, 19:32:01 pm »

The metabolism does not slow down with age...our activity does.  I am trying to win back that boyish figure...but not as skinny as these pictures.  :-)


I don't think I'd want to be that skinny again.  I've tried to have less fat and the general "old guy" look and have found it is pretty much a loosing battle.  You can improve but must stay at it continually.  I'm not up for that one.  Please pass the BUTTER  !!   Wink Wink
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Volkswagens Limited, DKP I
Celebrating 56 years of Volkswagens in my life 1963-2019

Life is a learning experience and then you die but when you do you've lived a good life if you contributed to your fellow man.
rick m
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Driving Hot VWs for 44 Years Strong!


« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2012, 20:30:56 pm »

John...I agree. I actually looked pretty thin....that is what 165 lbs at 6ft looks like...Way to lean!  LOL

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Rick Mortensen
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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2012, 02:12:10 am »

The mouse motor with the first dual carbs....

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Rick Mortensen
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2012, 07:15:36 am »

Here are a few more shots of the crazy dash I built for the car...

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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2012, 11:14:40 am »

I very like the old pictures, it takes some ideas ...  Wink
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