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I can tell you are a dedicated 250cc guy. Nice beemer. Almost bought a *really* high mileage one back in the 70s in Alexandria, Va. Got past that young and stupid.
I've run 250 s & 350s for most of my riding life. Enough performance and still cheap to run. Insurance in Ontario is based on engine size and it goes through the roof on larger bikes, especially sporting stuff which can have a surcharge of up to 100%. So a tuned 250 roadster can be something of a bargain thriller!
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Nice packside pics! I especially love the 2002. I had a '74, and always lusted after the earlier, much better looking round taillight models.
Me too!
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Ooooooo..... a type 3 VW... my first car was a type 3 fastback.

What a POS.. but aren't all "first cars"

And yes, it had a great bum.
Mine was a '68 Bug that was a good little runner. My friend had a sweet red squareback I lusted after. My family used to be huge VW lovers, with my Uncle having 4 or 5 beautifully restored type 2s and his boys, suped-up bugs.
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The Italians also had their Beetle, it was called Fiat 600: https://it.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiat_600

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Me too!



Mine was a '68 Bug that was a good little runner. My friend had a sweet red squareback I lusted after. My family used to be huge VW lovers, with my Uncle having 4 or 5 beautifully restored type 2s and his boys, suped-up bugs.
My fastback was a great little car when running, but it was blessed with Bosch's first generation solid state electronic ignition which a too complicated to ever work properly.

VW issued a kit to correct its many flaws. It consisted of a lovely manifold set and two downdraft Weber carbs. Too bad I couldn't afford it!
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My fastback was a great little car when running, but it was blessed with Bosch's first generation solid state electronic ignition which a too complicated to ever work properly.

VW issued a kit to correct its many flaws. It consisted of a lovely manifold set and two downdraft Weber carbs. Too bad I couldn't afford it!
My '78 bus ran great. They must have worked the kinks out by then.

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My '78 bus ran great. They must have worked the kinks out by then.

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actually, by 78 I believe they had dumped the original system and put the mechanical system in place pretty much everywhere. My buddy had it on his two mid seventies Volvos and I had it on my 81 SAAB 900, by then it was truly bulletproof as long as nobody screwed with it.

the original electronic system from the early seventies is truly the work of Satin. I have a friend who has it in a 72 350SL Benz and its starting to be really entertaining to keep that thing running.
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Not gonna lie: If someone favorably compared me to a Vespa, aesthetically or otherwise, I'd probably be pretty flattered. I will admit to being a bit biased, though. Laughing emoticon
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For me, it's the 1960 Karmann Ghia, in terminally oxidized green. :Drool
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You and me both.
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For me, it's the 1960 Karmann Ghia, in terminally oxidized green. :Drool
Another beautiful and unappreciated backside.
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Another beautiful and unappreciated backside.
The Karmann Ghia was a car that for the line was the most "Italian style" of German cars, on the other hand the Ghia design contributed a lot.
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The rear ends of many vehicles look super sexy, but few compare to the front end of a classic VW Beetle...

A woman was chastising her husband for spending so much time at the party with a sexy loooking woman wearing a tight leather outfit.
"But she smells just like a new car!" he explained.
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Personally I wouldn't compare anybody's ass to anything. There are just so many ways this can go wrong!
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Yes, but it's the first place they end up when it goes wrong ... Facepalm emoticon
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25 years later and she still gets me every single time I walk by.



but I totally stepped in it with the dr. mrs. the greasy the other day. she was less than thrilled with the jeans she had bought-- and said as much!
and me being a dumbass chirped up, that yeah, they were less than flattering.

a night on the couch has done my neck a great disservice.

I am an idiot.
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The thing is I've always thought Vespas had big asses.. Lambrettas were more svelte but sometimes you want a few curves on your better half.
Thanks for the gender-neutral language. We don't see that much around here.
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25 years later and she still gets me every single time I walk by.



but I totally stepped in it with the dr. mrs. the greasy the other day. she was less than thrilled with the jeans she had bought-- and said as much!
and me being a dumbass chirped up, that yeah, they were less than flattering.

a night on the couch has done my neck a great disservice.

I am an idiot.
A character like you couldn't have anything but a car like this, that's a compliment.
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… me being a dumbass chirped up, that yeah, they were less than flattering.

a night on the couch has done my neck a great disservice.

I am an idiot.
Greasy,

This made me laugh! Thanks!

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Thanks for the gender-neutral language. We don't see that much around here.
we're trying.

I know that I'm abrasive and whatnot. the dr. mrs. the greasy has been working on me to edit my language appropriately. which, in years of working in shops is difficult not to fire off very crude insults.

I'm now learning to choose my words a little more carefully, especially the important ones. but I'll still drop a fuck you too on any person.
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Greasy,

This made me laugh! Thanks!

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and really, I mean *yet*

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A character like you couldn't have anything but a car like this, that's a compliment.
I know that I'm a ridiculous person. I've been told as much. but the second I got in and grabbed the wheel I knew deep down that we'd be together for a long, long time. granted, I had owned other cars by then, and definitely some cool shit. and definitely faster. and nicer. but this was it. and I knew the moment I got in.

besides this one, there's only a very small handful of others that I've lusted after. nothing exotic. nothing flashy.

I've built, sold and crashed enough of them. but that bucket list remains.

it's like the girl with the sideways bangs and cat eye make up...
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It is clear that you are a typical American of the early 70s class, by definition the best period of the pre-motor age before the oil crisis of those years. This is the reason for the love for Lambretta and the choice to be a mechanic. Too bad that in Italy we could not be / have a human-machine identification through vehicles like yours ... Our little two-four-wheeled boxes weren't exactly an extrusion of our personality, especially for mechanics enthusiasts like me, forced even from unfavorable economic situations.
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…(suspect the war department first)…
Ha! If you mysteriously disappear, I will advise the authorities.

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I know that I'm a ridiculous person.
But what do you say, you are not a ridiculous person at al.
You are just a person with his way of doing and being and maybe someone is fine and others less but it is pleasant for me to read your posts and see your lifestyle; freedom is to be and do what you want.
Can I see a photo of the interior of that car?
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Can I see a photo of the interior of that car?
I'll second that motion.

I had a 1969 Chrysler Newport. Talk about junk in the trunk. Looked like this :

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To this day I miss that car. Got t-boned by a kid in a Suburban. He hit me in the passenger side, pushed me into the car in the other lane and that car up onto the sidewalk.

If I hadn't been broke and living in an apartment, that 383 with the 727 Torqueflite would have been boxed up in my Dad's barn for a future car. Sadly, it was a total loss and I had to scrape money together just to get my stuff out of it from impound.

I could ride around all day long in that car, sunglasses on, listening to Mancini's "Peter Gunn" and just know I was the coolest cat on the street.
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That's back when cars had trunks and straight lines.....
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I could ride around all day long in that car, sunglasses on, listening to Mancini's "Peter Gunn" and just know I was the coolest cat on the street.
For a moment an image of you formed in my mind.
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Passenger riding position
Proper way to ride a vespa
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I'll second that motion.

I had a 1969 Chrysler Newport. Talk about junk in the trunk. Looked like this :

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To this day I miss that car. Got t-boned by a kid in a Suburban. He hit me in the passenger side, pushed me into the car in the other lane and that car up onto the sidewalk.

If I hadn't been broke and living in an apartment, that 383 with the 727 Torqueflite would have been boxed up in my Dad's barn for a future car. Sadly, it was a total loss and I had to scrape money together just to get my stuff out of it from impound.

I could ride around all day long in that car, sunglasses on, listening to Mancini's "Peter Gunn" and just know I was the coolest cat on the street.
Ha! I had a 71 with a 383/727

Wound up t-boning a SL500 on my way to meet my folks for dinner. Guy ran the light and I tore the thing in twain. Still rolled to dinner and pulling up at the valet in a busted up smoking shit box was hilarious.

Ran it back home and a trip to the junkyard and she was good as new. Probably better, because I dropped in a new cam while the radiator was out and a Weiand intake while everything was apart.

You could sit four across the back and front seats, or like, lay down flat, if you know what I mean.
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Nah. More like the back of your helmet being bumped by her front of helmet. Boop. Boop. Boop. The whole ride.
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I often did it too with girls friends or sisters of friends, but then they asked me: "what are you doing?" And I: "I have to try the new brakes!" Laughing emoticon
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Ha! I had a 71 with a 383/727

Wound up t-boning a SL500 on my way to meet my folks for dinner. Guy ran the light and I tore the thing in twain.
That sounds ... exciting.
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Ran it back home and a trip to the junkyard and she was good as new. Probably better, because I dropped in a new cam while the radiator was out and a Weiand intake while everything was apart.
That car was so easy to work on. The water pump went on the way to a friend's house. We changed it in a parking lot with hand tools. I swear there was so much room under the hood you could stand in front of the radiator..
greasy125 wrote:
You could sit four across the back and front seats, or like, lay down flat, if you know what I mean.
"I got me a Chrysler, it seats about twenty
So hurry up and bring your jukebox money"

I could sit in the middle of the front seat and not touch either door. Amazingly big.

The story behind it was weird. I think I've told this already, but I'll do it again. I was on car #3 delivering pizzas in Florida. A 1980 Ford Fiesta. The water pump went. I knew a mechanic and he told me I either had to drop the engine to change it or cut a hole in the front fender an pop-rivet it back in place when it was done. OR ... an older guy had dropped off this car and died while it was in for service. None of the family wanted the car, so for the Fiesta and $300 I could have it.

I swear I could have put the Fiesta in the trunk of that Chrysler.
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greasy125 wrote:
a night on the couch has done my neck a great disservice.
Confucius say :

Woman who put man in doghouse, soon find him in cathouse
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