1958 VW Beetle
We went hiking at Wilson's Promontory. When we returned
to the trail head after a few days, exhausted, the car wouldn't start.
In the picture below I am checking the engine's earth connection or
something. As it turned out, the battery had simply died without warning.
We managed to push-start the beast and kept it running on the generator
all the way home.
bought a new custom-built 6-volt battery about two days before the engine
suddenly lost a valve seat and declared its overdue retirement. The
car had gone through five or six engines in its life, but this was the
last straw for me. I made the very difficult decision to send the old
green machine outside of the family after four generations and 36 years.
the original dark green paint colour inside the doors.
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