[T3] Sophy Update

Keith Park topnotch at nycap.rr.com
Tue May 16 17:06:22 PDT 2023

Nice!  They look new, well..  basically are new!
Good to hear Sophy getting attention...  I put 750 miles on Hothe in the past week,
No issues, other than a bad speaker from too much Metallica keeping me alert on the
Way home from the camp Sunday nights.

Topnotch Restorations
topnotch at nycap.rr.com
71 Squareback  “Hothe”
65 Notchback  “El Baja Rojo”
93 RX7  “Redstur”
13 Subaru Outback "Blendin"

-----Original Message-----
From: type3-vwtype3.org <type3-vwtype3.org-bounces at lists.vwtype3.org> On Behalf Of john carartbyjohn.com
Sent: Monday, May 15, 2023 10:37 PM
To: type3 at vwtype3.org
Subject: [T3] Sophy Update

Hard to believe that I brought her home 22 years ago this month!  

Some of her history can be found here:

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…


This is what I got back about 6 weeks later…


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.


I even restored her year of manufacture license plate as a treat…


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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