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VW Type 3 Replacement Carburetor Linkage

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I'm working on an old Volkswagen Type 3 for a friend, she's sort of an automotive foster child. The car in question is a 1972 VW Squareback named Adelaide and she is in surprisingly good shape except for her motor. But fortunately I have in my warehouse a spare Type 3 engine that

Guest Post: The Ferris Hybrid

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By Brandon Boyer In 1901, Queen Victoria of The United Kingdom passed away. The same year Ferdinand Porsche developed the first ever hybrid vehicle, the Löhner-Porsche Mixte Hybrid. Today the spirit of Victorian ingenuity and know-how lives on. In Chilly Big Rapids Michigan, a small group of international engineering

Fixing a musty smell in my 2007 Toyota Yaris

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Towards the end of last summer my 2007 Toyota Yaris developed a musty smell in the cabin whenever I ran the A/C. This is a common problem in many cars but the Yaris seems particularly susceptible, probably because it lacks a mesh screen behind the air intake vents below

A Visit to the Seal Cove Auto Museum

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This past August the ladies and I took the bus up to Acadia in Maine for a week long vacation.  We stayed at the Bar Harbor KoA  and had a lovely site right at the water's edge.  While we were there we visited the Seal Cove Auto Museum on Mount

Steam Trunk Industries Ratrod!

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I love Ratrods, but many of the ones that you see at shows have become so formulaic that I now find them dull.  Stream Trunk Industries has done a brilliant job taking the best of the mainstream Ratrod scene and blending in some Steampunk to build a car that

Toyota Yaris Battery Light On – Repair

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The day after I returned from SteamCon in Seattle I got into the car to go to the day job and discovered that my battery light was on in my 2007 Toyota Yaris.  Being an old Volkswagen man I resisted the urge to get out and hammer on the