[T3] Sophy Update

Jim Adney jadney at vwtype3.org
Tue May 16 04:25:47 PDT 2023

Wow, John, those carbs look awesome. Does he blast those parts with 
baking soda? Sophy still looks great; it's hard to believe that it's been 22 
years since you bought her. Once you owned her, how long did it take to get 
her drivable, and then into this beautiful, final condition?

It's also hard to believe that we are ALL now 22 years older!

We're looking forward to seeing a bunch of our east side Type 3 friends at 
the Gilmore Aircooled Gathering in June. I've got 2 cars coming from 
Wisconsin, but I'm still hoping that others may decide to attend. Have you 
heard anything from Bob & Sue Heydt?

I still need to get my '71 out of the garage and see how drivable she is. I 
don't expect any problems: I've started her a few times over the winter and 
more recently, but you never know.... Tires remain a consideration. These 
are getting old, and new, good quality 165SR15s are not so easy to find 
these days.


On 16 May 2023 at 2:36, john carartbyjohn.com wrote:

> Hard to believe that I brought her home 22 years ago this month!  
> Some of her history can be found here:
> https://www.carartbyjohn.com/Type3Website/66Squareback.html
> I wanted to start this thread because I recently had her original carbs professionally rebuilt by Tim at VolkzBitz.com.  He did a great job.  Micro-mediablasting the carb bodies, replating all of the linkage bits, installing thread-in barbed fuel inlets, rebushing all of the shafts, complete rebuild kit, the works...  
> This is what I sent Tim...
> https://www.carartbyjohn.com/SophyUpdates/SophyCarbsOld.jpg
> This is what I got back about 6 weeks later...
> https://www.carartbyjohn.com/SophyUpdates/SophyCarbsNew.jpg
> I got them installed last weekend.  Dial-in was really easy with all of the slop gone.  Sophy is running better than ever and ready for the next 150k miles.
> https://www.carartbyjohn.com/SophyUpdates/SophyFrontView.jpg
> https://www.carartbyjohn.com/SophyUpdates/SophyRearView.jpg
> I even restored her year of manufacture license plate as a treat...
> https://www.carartbyjohn.com/SophyUpdates/SophyPlate.jpg
> Took her out for a Sunday cruise for ice cream.  Felt great to be back driving her after the long winter.  I think she is ready for the drive out to the All Air-Cooled Gathering in mid-June.
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Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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