1966 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Restoration
This is a 1966 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia I recently did the finish body work and paint on. The sheetmetal replacement was performed by Kelly "Metwiz" Brown. Color is Porsche Guards Red. The car is going back to the owner for re-assembly. Music by The Wind-Ups.
This is How you Pickup a Locomotive on the Road. Vol. 1
On July 30, 2011, I headed north From Colorado Springs to Palmer Lake, Colorado to do some railfanning. Needless to say it was not just any day of railfanning.
On this day, BNSF 4871 was leading the H-DENBEL, a priority freight from Denver to Belen, NM. Dispatch told the crew of the 4871 to cut off from the train, and pick up BNSF 9412, a SD70MAC on the Palmer Lake house tracks. In order for them to pick up the 9412, the 4871 had to hook up to it nose to nose, because this was a one way in track with the switch facing north. The next forward facing unit, BNSF 672 would cut away from the 9412, and 4871 and become the new leader. The 9412 and 4871 reversed out of the house tracks to hook up to the new leader now parked on the main track.
All in all this was a simple power grab, and all this was performed in roughly 2 hours.
1971 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Engine Start
First time starting up the 2333 cc engine (91x84mm) that I installed in my wife's freshly restored 1971 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia convertible. Yes, I know my coil is installed upside-down. The after-market wire harness was installed with too little slack to reach a downward-pointing coil. This is temporary.