68autobug
Hi
WElcome to the new year 2009 ...
 
only good thing is that the AUS Dollar is 69c to $1US..
and hopefully going UPwards..
 
and that Gasoline is just over $1-09c  at the moment
and supposed to be getting cheaper soon....
 
 
LEE
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bumblebee73
happy new year to you , 
gas prices here in virginia is at $1.49 a gallon for 87 octane , which is awsome compared to 6 months ago at $4.00 a gallon.

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68autobug

it cost Me around $70 + to fill My Beetle early in the year
with 95 Octane unleaded...
 
standard unleaded 89 is still $1-09 a liter here...
under -99c in the cities last week...

so down to around $47 to fill up on 95 Octane Now.
 
so many things are going UP but gas down..... Great..
 
Lee
 
 

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olspeed

Thank you and Happy New Year to you also! It's been cold up here for about 3 weeks now and the Burrrrrr factor is quite high. We have been at or around -45 in the evenings and up to -30 during the day, so haven't been out much. But I hope everyone else has had a great New Year.

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MY72BUG
...... and a Happy New Year from Ontario.  MY72BUG sits snug as a BUG awaiting the first signs of spring which can't come soon enough to our snow bound neck of the woods.  To keep a mechanical hand on something I bought a 1991 Chev Tracker mini SUV and am breathing life into it.  Only 68,000 km on it.  Some rust issues but nothing that my MIG welder and I can't attack.  $450  - I couldn't say no.  And up front the Chevy bowtie is being replaced with a nice big chrome VW emblem .... that will keep the police guessing!!
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68autobug
Hi
Well the summer has finally arrived .... 38C+ temperatures
but We had a big strom today and the temperature has dropped to 20C degrees....
 
Now I can go for a drive in My Beetle.... lol
 
with those cold temps You guys are getting in the Northern Hemisphere -it must really be hard to do much..
 
I try to wear thin gloves when working on gready or oily things to My beetle... but it IS much easier without thin latex gloves so it would be really difficult with thick gloves on...
 
Is that small Chev SUV really a chev or is it an ISUZU ??
 
all the best everyone
 
LEE
 

 
 
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BugMan
They guys in the northern part of the country have it much colder.  In south Texas, where I'm from, it's doesn't get as cold.  I think the coldest day so far has gotten down to about 30 F, but it only lasted for a day or two.  Average winter temps here are around 65 F during the day.  When I was still driving my camaro, I'd take the T-tops off on those pretty days.  Anyhow, glad to hear you can drive your beetle again.
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MY72BUG
The Tracker is actually a Suzuki.  This was one of those projects between manufacturers which saw the same vehicles coming off of the assembly line as  Trackers, Sidekicks, and I think Sunrunners.  There may also have been an Isuzu version.  They have good reputations for mechanical reliability but are known for biodegradable bodies.  Luckily, this one was a summer toy hence the low mileage.  It will give me a small four cylinder convertible with four wheel drive - a welcome addition to the fleet for our challenging climate.  ( and yes, it is snowing again today.  No global warming in this region!)
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olspeed
Yea it's still cold... -46F this morning at 5:00AM when I had to take my wife to her Share-a-van ride. My thermometer goes down to -60F, I sure hope it doesn't get to that mark. I have been in those kind of temps up on the North Slope but I live in South Central and we haven't seen it this cold for this long since the 60's. I try not to work in this cold anymore though, that's why I have my toy box. But my wife's car didn't start last night to get her home from where she gets picked up by the van. A friend of hers brought her home, so now I have to go back when it's light and get the thing running HA,HA. While my Bug isn't up and running yet I did get my Stewart Warner Gas heater up and ready to put back in my buggy. So I plan to take it and a tarp with me and warm things up. When I use to drive my Bug in the winter all the time I would carry a 8ft drier hose with me and a tarp. I started quite a few cars that way and even used it to help get a friends truck out of the ice at Knik river when it got froze in overnight. Anyway to all those down where it's warm have fun! And to everyone else stay warm!
Olspeed 
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Hi All
WOW we went from -36f to 10f above in around 12 hours... it's a heat wave! Got the wife's car started with the gas heater when it was still -20f. It took about an hour under the tarp to warm up and then it popped right off. The darn battery in my camera died though or I would have pictures. Sure do love that gas heater though. Anyway it's time to go run around in shirt sleeves  have fun everybody.
Olspeed

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68autobug
Hi Olspeed
well its 29th of January today
the HOT weather is here with a vengeance..
but while We are getting 38C inland , this time the coastal dwellers are getting 40-42C
really wierd... I wonder where the sea breeze went...?
I have driven My beetle a few times at night lately when the temperature has dropped...
but with this daylight saving thing, its still not getting dark until after 8PM...
 
Oh well... shirt sleeves aren't everything...  lol
actually, You are supposed to wear long sleeves and long trousers in Our summer as the depleted ozone layer really lets those UV rays burn Your skin in a few minutes...
 
so, working clothes -outside work- is a long sleeved polo shirt
[golf shirt] and long trousers.. and a cap or hat...
 
cheers
 
LEE  in the land of Sun and UV Rays etc....
 

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