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Tech Session Sunday after the storm

posted Dec 18, 2009, 7:05 PM by VW Rob Alexander
Noonish Sunday. I'll try and make it too. I'll drive my tool box.  Did we say the address?

On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 5:49 PM, Rachel Barry <> wrote:
Sounds good to me!  And look outside!  It's SNOWING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sent from my iPhone

On Dec 18, 2009, at 17:46, <> wrote:

Sounds good ... pending Back River tides and snowfall over my way .... I'm kinda sitting on the dividing line. We'll see what tomorrow night brings.

---- "Jones wrote:
anytime is ok by me, but how does noon-ish sound to everyone?


From: Rachel
Sent: Fri 12/18/2009 5:07 PM
Cc: Patricia Turner; Warren C. Jones;;;;; Alexander of York
Subject: Re: tech session anyone?

I was just looking through the long long long email discussion and noticed that there's no time/address for Sunday.  Suggestions?


On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 9:57 AM, Rachel <> wrote:

Rust inhibitors are wonderful things.  I used POR15 on a few areas of the inner fenders on my '73 and coated the new pans (and near-perfect frame) with a wonderful paint called 'direct to metal'.  It's amazing what the proper treatments will do to prevent the car from rusting to the ground!

Tom, I'll have you know that I can and have changed my own oil!  I'm actually very good at it!  I just don't like doing so, so if I can get someone else to do it for me, all the better!  I am no good at anything having to do with wiring, however.  LOL. ;)  I've also added oatmeal raisin cookies to my list to bake tomorrow, so I'll definitely bring some cookies Sunday!


On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 8:52 AM, <> wrote:

Trish ... glad they gave 'er the once over ... good news indeed. Ithink the patient will recover well. Fortunately all the stuff you will need is readily available for a '67 ... I see a full recovery in sight and your baby will be boppin down the road again soon.

One thing we weill need to do is pull the seats/interior panels/carpet and get everything dried out. I bought a '67 some years back that had rain inside for three years and the NEW pans rotted from the inside out! We don't need that ... a good drying, cleaning, and application of a rust inhibitor from the inside of the pans and body will take care of that.

Blessings can be found within tragedies .... this is a great opportunity for a club project and learning experience for all ... and a chance for fellowship. Hugs & cookies for all :).


---- Patricia Turner <> wrote:
Dear Brave Bug-Doctor Posse:

I'm a Texas Girl, so snow was pretty rare down there but I have great
respect for driving in it. This is the only bug I've had that does not
have mud tires on it so I'm usually pretty fearless.

Looking forward to all that show up and I'll clear paths here and there
as everything is stacked to ceiling....where did I put the box with my

Had Poquoson Auto give bug a good WD40 soaking as a preventative
measure from underneath while on the rack to try and stop anty more
rust from doing it's thing. Dip stick didn't have foam but it was
higher by just a bit. and if I had my manual that the insurance guy
took off with, I'd try to drain but don't have a clue. That was the
whole purpose of gettin' the bug so Col. Daddy and I could work on it.
(He instructs...I do the work). He was a USAF pilot, flying B17s during
WWII and just about everything thereafter. "Oh, I love the smell of
gasoline, oil, WD40 in the morning"

Thank you all sooo much and see you Sunday!


On Dec 17, 2009, at 11:15 PM, <> wrote:

LOL ... I'll bake the cookies ... YOU change the oil :) Whichever
works best :)

See Trish .. we're a fun bunch :)

---- Rachel <> wrote:
Oh wow...  I think my brain is completely fried tonight!  I read
raisin" as "raisin filled".  YIKES!!!  I think I can handle oatmeal
raisin...  LOL

On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 10:33 PM, Rachel <> wrote:

Haha.  I think oatmeal raisin are a bit above our motivation level
Saturday, but I'll see what I can do!

I grew up in PA.  Snow??  Pffffft!  That's nothin!  I'm not
concerned with
snow...  Mostly the people who have no idea how to drive in the
snow, but
decide to anyway - lol.

See you Sunday (hopefully)!


On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 10:19 PM, <> wrote:

Hey!!!  She has a garage!
I'm jealous.

Hey Gang,

You have no idea how I appreciate your attention, help and concern!

This was my baby so I'm not giving up hope. Talked to Paul, the
of Poquoson Auto who came to tow car and evaluate. He works on
US cars and he's a really good guy with a great staff.that have
on my 95 lumina for over 10 years (and saved my a**) on extensive
repairs. He has been very helpful and encouraging. I appreciate his
honesty in saying he doesn't know much about bugs. He's impressed
the bug club is coming to the rescue! Said the best thing is that
was not started but will need a wiring harness, brakes, and other
electrical items. He said it is a very desirable car so not to give

Anytime is good this weekend...I'll be in the garage, cleaning,
and sanitizing...getting ready to take down sheetrock 24 inches
down to
floor to get out insulation for repair work from the flooding. In
Poquoson, we have a phrase, "I'm not complaining - I'm just
'cause everyone knows someone who got it worse.

My phone number is 868-5121 and parent's next door is 868-8902.

Thanks again, I look forward to your advice...and I'll buy lunch!

You are all the best!

Looking forward to your visit and evaluations!


On Dec 14, 2009, at 10:32 PM, Jeffrey Wilson wrote:

I am pretty sure I can make it Sunday.  Saturday is out because I
OIC for the Sheriff for a parade traffic detail.


----- Original Message -----
From: Warren C. Jones
To: Rachel
; Alexander of York;
Sent: 12/14/2009 10:05:06 PM
Subject: Re: tech session anyone?

okee doke...sunday's the vote so far.  i can do either day.


On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 9:59 PM, Rachel <> wrote:
I'd love to observe (not sure how much help I'd be, but I can
but Saturday's pretty much out for me as well.  Depending on the
time, it might be possible for us to come for a bit, but we're
to our annual Christmas cookie baking party!!!!!!!!  The gals
cookies while the guys play video games and taste test said

Sunday would be much better and it's possible that I might be
to bring some cookies.  :-)


On Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 9:47 PM, <> wrote:
I'd be glad to help ... but will be in Richmond on Saturday.
would work for me if that is possible.

Trish ... don't fret ... these ol bugs are tough ... let us work
our magic :).


---- "Warren C. Jones" <> wrote:
guys and rachel,

see Trish's note below.  just talked to her about her bug and
she'd like
some folks to come over and take a look, give her some ideas.

she is open pretty much all day on saturday and sunday.

what say you to an impromptu tech session saturday morning in
poquoson?  let
me know via email or call me @ 303-2177.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Patricia Turner <>
Date: Mon, Dec 14, 2009 at 8:25 PM
Subject: Re: PVWC Christmas Party, Dec 12, 2009
To: "Warren C. Jones" <>

Dear Warren:

I'm a member of the PVWC but haven't been to a meeting since
time before
the BugOut. I had the 67 red bug that I just bought in April
thrilled to join a club of true VW enthusiasts!

During the nor'easter, my pride 'n joy got flooded. Needless to
say, I'm
crushed by the loss. This was my 4th VW; my first was a 57, 2nd
was a 67,
3rd was a 66 and I waited 10 years to buy this one. She is a
California car,
an award-winner and was in great shape w/ a rebuilt 72 engine,
Fat Boy
exhaust system, she was a beauty.

I got an insurance check but the one group I towed her to here
town said
to just take the money. They do not work on VWs so I'd like to
still see if
I can get her operating and work with a group that understands
the magic of
VWs like our club does.

It's hard to say how bad it is, I know the wiring is trashed,
probably the
engine, starter, brakes, etc. Just had put on a brand new
generator on and
water didn't get that high. I just don't have the knowledge to
know if it is
a total loss and the insurane check would cover repairs.

I'm 58 years old, a caregiver for two parents in their late 80s
and that's
one of the reasons I couldn't save one was here to
me get her
to safety as we live right on the water and we were not
the high
water - we've lived here since 67 and it's never been that bad.

I hate to just give up and throw in the towel and would like
someone to at
least look at it to see if I should, so your advice on what to
next would
be greatly appreciated. With your advice, I'd like the club to
put their
heads together and tell me what to do. I remember my 57 came to
me with
plants growing in the floorboards in the back seat. My 67, I
"rolled out to pasture" at our farm in Quitman (east Texas)
I moved to
NYC. Came back two years later, put a charger on her and told
dad, "you
watch...she'll crank on the third try." And she did...the only
thing blowin'
out the exhaust were dirtdaubber nests! Took her in to Mineola,
Texas and
just had to get her inspected and the brake lights
than that,
she was ready to go. VWs have their own spirit and I don't want
to let his
one die. Please help!

Trish Turner

On Dec 6, 2009, at 10:14 PM, Warren C. Jones wrote:


PVWC Christmas Party and Picnic will be held at my house (121
Crescent, Yorktown)---Saturday, December 12 @ 6 pm.

Please call 757 867 7546 by Friday, Dec 11th (leave a message
if we don't
pick up) to let me know if you plan to attend.  Those that
signed up to
bring dishes at the meeting---I'm already planning on you
at the

Planning on a gift exchange...if you want to participate,
please bring a
present to exchange...i want to see if the lime green
reappears this year.

Ask that you bring a dish to share...We'll have soda, Lisa
she'd make
some kind of punch.


Categories below:

Main Dishes

I'll make a Christmas Chili.  :D

Ham?  Turkey?  Filet Mignon?



Pasta Salad---Rachel Barry

Potato Salad---Tom Norris

Baked Beans

Chips, dips----Jack Ashworth, Shek Ng


Desserts---Darlene Wilson, Marjory Eichelberger.

If anyone has other food ideas, feel free to chime in.

See you Saturday!