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Old 05-07-2008, 05:19 PM   #41
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In Africa Wally took his Motor Scooter

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That makes my day, I am still laughing.
Different lands, different travel modes.

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Old 05-07-2008, 05:22 PM   #42
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French Onion Soup

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It maybe just a little late to question the action.

Wally also carried a motorized bicycle on his back bumper, suggest that today and see how long and evolved the thread gets. Wally got things done.

Looks like a motor on the bike front wheel, Pee Wee can you tell us?
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In Paris one moring in 1956 Wally woke my Mother up about 3:30 AM. He told Helen get dressed we're going to have French Onion Soup. Off they went on his Solex bike, my Mom on the back riding side saddle. Wall's second home was Paris...he knew where the best Onion Soup was made and when it was ready. Yum, yum!

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Old 05-07-2008, 05:29 PM   #43
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Fantastic shot - I adore this Pee Wee, thanks for posting it. We have a 1960 GS150 that I'd love to take when we're Airstreaming, either on a front mounted hitch like Wally did... or inside the trailer, positioned so it straddles the axle.
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When the bike is in the trailer it appears to be a men's bike when the bike is on the ground it is a women's model.
If you look closely at the bike mounted on the trailer, what appears to be the top bar of a men's bike is actually the sill of the window on the trailer. So, no top bar = the woman's bike seen on the other photo.
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Hey PeeWee!

Thanks for the picture of my favorite Ras Tafari in post #32!
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Fantastic shot - I adore this Pee Wee, thanks for posting it. We have a 1960 GS150 that I'd love to take when we're Airstreaming, either on a front mounted hitch like Wally did... or inside the trailer, positioned so it straddles the axle.
Hi Brad,
I have one of these Honda Passports that might end up on the front of my truck some day....Nice Vespa.
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Rock on, Gary. Post a shot when you actually go through with it!
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Those scooters are awesome! That would be a great way to get around once you get where you're going
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Puppies for you.

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Sweet VW in post #15. I love the old air-cooled cars.
Last year I took this pic at Whiskey Row and Gurley Street in Prescott, AZ.

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Last year I took this pic at Whiskey Row and Gurley Street in Prescott, AZ.

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It's got Labs in it. That's an automatic plus in my books!

This is my Kai in my old VW Westfalia. He was 5 months old at the time.

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It's got Labs in it. That's an automatic plus in my books!

This is my Kai in my old VW Westfalia. He was 5 months old at the time.

I will post on the SNU a stroy of the friendship that Wally had with Hans Knobel and the Knobel family. They owned the Westfalia Werkes that changed the Combe to the Camping Van. Also in 1956 Wally purchased a cargo carrier from Westafalia Werke to carry stuff. We also used this carrier on the African Caravan in 1959.

This will be a tale for another day.

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Hi, I bought this motor scooter to take with us on Airstream trips, but it is too heavy. [originally thought we could carry it on the back of our trailer] well that wasn't a good idea. Maybe if my wife sees a picture of a Vespa on the front of the tow vehicle she might let me do it.
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1955 International Tailer Rally Bubble and VW (Wally and Stel in attendance)

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I had a '60 VW van (air-cooled, 6v, joke wipers, etc.) and I called it a Rolls & Hardly because it rolls down one hill and hardly gets up the next.

My best time for pulling the engine out was 19 minutes from the time that I pulled up and switched the motor off - I did it so many times I got that fast.
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You could pull one out of a miro bus faster because it slid straight out and you did not have to get the car up for the engine to clear the back.

Throttle Cable through Fan Shroud
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Lift car up drop motor out with floor jack.

I can't remember about the starter, did one of the gearbox bolts go through it also? The last time I did it was 1967 little fuzzy now.
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my first car was a 62 vw. It had a 36hp motor and the odometer read 00356 when I bought it. It had been around once. Top speed was 40 mph. After three weeks I blew the engine and put in a 2200cc porsche motor and a high performance transmission. The new top speed was 115mph. I sold it to a GI that was going back to Texas so I could go to college. The next day he totaled it. Selling that car was one of three things I regret in my life.
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My 78 bus had a 2 litre engine. Pulling one of those was work compared to pulling the older 1200 & 1600's.
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my first car was a 62 vw. It had a 36hp motor and the odometer read 00356 when I bought it. It had been around once. Top speed was 40 mph. After three weeks I blew the engine and put in a 2200cc porsche motor and a high performance transmission. The new top speed was 115mph. I sold it to a GI that was going back to Texas so I could go to college. The next day he totaled it. Selling that car was one of three things I regret in my life.
Has a similar experience with another car........but what were the other 2????

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