I was driving home from work the other night on the freeway in the ‘58 bug and it started spudering and cutting in and out of power. I looked at my gas gauge and realized it was pegged on empty. Lucky for me, I was right at an exit near a gas station. I managed to make it, the engine cutting off as I rolled up to the pump. (Turned out to be a bad condenser)
While I was filling the tank, a car pulled up to me and the kid on the passenger side translated for his dad. He asked where I go for service and I told him I just work on it myself. He said that he has a bug just like mine, but the brakes need work and the engine doesn’t always start. I gave him my number and told him we can figure something out.
We figured a time and I came over one morning to look it over. We got it to start and pumped the brakes to find any leaks. I ended up replacing all 4 brake hoses and bled out the whole thing. Still need to remove all drums to unsieze the adjusters and replace at least one wheel cylinder. I’m stoked that we ran into each other! I need something to work on without spending my own money, and he’s saving big by having me Work in his driveway! Also I get to work on my Spanish, which I have been pretty passionate about lately anyway. Win win win??
us after hours hackshows just trying to “keep up with the Jones’s”