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Offline Mordrake

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« on: November 08, 2004, 08:03:16 AM »
So there I was setting off on a long haul drive in my 72 Superbug..  just finished doing up the engine with bigger pots and dual carbs... had 2 weeks to get her tuned and worked in before starting out.  Had the back seat, passenger seat and trunk filled to the gills with all my stuff not moved by the movers or myself to the new house in Manitoba.

And then it happened.....

About 10 KM short of Barrie Ontario, about 5 KM into a 2200 KM drive, engine dies....  I coast over to the side of the road, and try cranking it over......  nada....  

try again....   not even the starter turning this time, and now the steering wheel is locked  WTF!!

So.. ended up getting it towed to a friends place until I can come back and get it sorted out because I HAVE to be in Manitoba in time or I will be AWOL!!
 
Bought a Jeep, got it insured, crossloaded everything from the Bug and set out in the span of 3 hours!  (fastest car purchase of my life)

Went back this summer with the Jeep and a tow bar to drag the Ol' Girl out to Manitoba kicking and screaming if need be.  Turns out what happened is under the metal tumbler for the key in the steering colomb is a plastic switch which turns with the key, and it had cracked in half... not letting power to the engine, starter solenoid, and also not allowing the key out or steering wheel to turn.

Anyone have any Idea where I can get another one?

Thanks in advance!

Offline James Buchan

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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2004, 09:22:45 AM »
AWOL? Are you stationed in Shilou?

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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2004, 11:18:39 AM »
Ayep posted out here in Shilo...   working for 1 RCHA (The Artillery) as a Mechanic.

 ;)

Didn't think many people knew Shilo existed : ]

Offline James Buchan

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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2004, 02:15:37 PM »
I spent3+ months there doing QL2 when I first mustered, I was a Westie (Royal Westminster Regiment)for a number of years.

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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2004, 09:06:10 AM »
So anyone know where I can get a new one?

Thanks ; ]

Offline Bruce

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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2004, 01:52:01 PM »
Airspeed!!!!!!

Offline Mordrake

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« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2004, 05:11:02 AM »
Thats what I was thinking, but the online cataloge is lacking and short of travelling 3K KM to BC.....  well......

Found one here:

http://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/DetailsL...m?ID=111905865K

But not sure where it would be comming from or if thats Canadian dollars..

Kinda hoped Airspeed could sell me one ; ]

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« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2004, 06:46:34 AM »
wolfsburgwest, that would be USD

Just call AIRSPEED, they will take care of ya!

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« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2004, 07:40:54 AM »
Or email Geoff/Dan/Jim.

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« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2004, 12:30:37 PM »
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Thats what I was thinking, but the online cataloge is lacking and short of travelling 3K KM to BC.....  well......
 
What, they don't have telephones where you live??????
Ever heard of e-mail????????
Geeeez, do I have to come over there and tie your shoes for you?
 

Offline Mordrake

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« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2004, 06:34:07 AM »
Ya ya ya...  gots a telephone thingy....  dont have internet conn at home, usin my work computer (shhhhhh...).

In the boonies so no high speed avail at my house, unless I want to pay fer sattalite!!$$$$

Will call tonight!

Shesh  :rolleyes:



Now I got to think of a list of things I need:

-Ignition switch
-Trany side (Front or rear?) crank engine oil seal.
-New running boards
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