[tcb] Re: Which one?
- From: "Denis Dodson" <coocoo@xxxxxxx>
- To: <tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2011 18:47:45 -0600
I am standing in snow, so I( might be biased, but I wouldn't go North at all without a car that was working and warm. I know that you are a pioneer woman, unafraid, but you say wieder is missing glass? That eliminates him right off. You know more about Donner and he has a big comfy bed that you can stack with blankets for when you break down. I would take the bug, except that you can't sleep in it very comfortably. If it was me, I'd rent a cheap car and go and get back. -----Original Message----- From: tcb-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tcb-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Julie Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2011 2:39 PM To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [tcb] Which one? On Thursday I will work half day and then drive up to Dallas to yes once again see The Flaming Lips and then make it back to Austin to work on Friday. But there's a big decision to be made, which VW is best up to the challenge. Donner is leaking engine and tranny oil, he needs an alignment, and he makes a small collection of strange noises, but he is good at taking me places and has wonderful disc brakes. Wieder the zebra Bus has two snow tires at this point (and I can get two more tomorrow if I want to pay a pretty penny, is it really going to snow anyways?) He has a new engine, he makes no strange noises and he does not leak any fluids. I was told to change his tranny cuz he was growling but on further inspection his throwout bearing and flywheel nut were trash and his rear main engine seal was leaking but those problems have been addressed and he doesn't growl currently. His heat works better than Donner's but he is still without glass in his sunroof, I figure I can tape some plastic up there to cut down the breeze. He is not tried and tested though. And then of course I can borrow my mom's '67 Beetle. Yes the same one that gave me so much trouble yesterday. I ended up having her towed, she was beyond a parking lot repair, my mechanic finished working on her at 11:45 last night. I got home at 1ish this morning and she drove well. Her heater cables aren't currently hooked up, I suppose I could fix this before the trip. And like Wieder she is not tried and tested. I am not experienced at driving Beetles but I assume that they handle the wind better than a Bus. I think I am going to try and take Wieder. Julie
- [tcb] Which one?
- From: Julie
- [tcb] Which one?