Date: Sun, 26 Dec 2004 10:40:03 +0100
Reply-To: Calle <vw.vanagon@TELIA.COM>
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From: Calle <vw.vanagon@TELIA.COM>
Subject: Re: From the vw news rumor mill - NVC
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Seen and taking a test ride :)
Tīwas in the old days (late seventies ) when I used to work at a gas station
that also had a workshop....
The NSUīs werenīt too common, I guess there was 10 or something Ro 80īs in
town and they vanished rather quickly since the engines was really crappy
I talked to the guy who owned that particular car and he was in the Ro 80
owners club board and told me that they used to flash the headlight as a
"hello" signal when they met on the street and if it wasnīt just the guy
next door they followed up with a number of headlightflashes to show how
many enginechanges they have had to do !!
Makes the WBX look like a masterpiece in reliability :-)
Btw, I didnīt enjoy driving the car that much, was just like any
medium/large size english or german car of the time even if the engine did
sound a bit different !
I took a ride in a MGB GT V8 at about the same time and THAT was a treat,
the acceleration was like that of my friends -70 Mustang Boss but you didnīt
have to slow down when the road turned :-))
Happy New Year
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Haugland" <PublicJohn@AOL.COM>
Sent: Saturday, December 25, 2004 6:57 PM
Subject: Re: From the vw news rumor mill
> Funny.. I had a 13b in a 74 pickup and I seem to recall it had NSU
> on the engine. That should have been proof enough. Anyone ever seen a
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