Saturday, July 21, 2007

UPDATE: July 21, 2007

I spent most of the day pouring over the VW factory wiring diagrams trying to figure out what the heck had happened, previously, to the poor VW's wiring. It had been patched, chopped, and re-connected many, many times. More than one "shade-tree-mechanic" had his hand in the wiring.
I call it: "Explosion In The Spaghetti Factory."
(I have most of it figured out. I applied battery power to the car and ... no smoke. That is good!)
I tested the vacuum pump (provides vacuum for the power brakes) and discovered the pump cycles ON/OFF every few seconds. That's an indication of a vacuum leak somewhere. Hopefully, it's just a hose leak and not the vacuum brake booster.
Saturday is a "honey-do" day. (By previous negotiations. lol) So, today we spent most of the day nailing up the wall covering (5/16" wafer board) on the remaining wall in Jacquie's glass workshop in the barn. It took twelve 4' x 8' panels ... most of which had to be cut to fit.
I'm "sorta hopeful" that the VW will be up and running by the end of next week ... sorta. A lot depends on what the meaning of "up and running" is!

Sunday is a R & R day.


Unknown said...

"Up and running" means driving it into town for an ice cream cone!

Hope you make it.

Jacqueline said...

I didn't mean for you to use the 'step stool' seat photo. It makes your little car look like the inside of a dump truck (not the cab, the inside of the truck).