Ga daar maar eens aanstaan. VW-freak Jamie Orr ziet op een mooie maandagochtend een zeldzame Golf III Harlequin te koop staan. Alleen: de wagen bevindt zich 4500 kilometer verderop en is zo ongeveer klaar voor de sloop. Een transporteur betalen om het unicum naar zijn shop te brengen, behoort niet tot de (financiële) mogelijkheden. Dus boekt Orr gewoon een vliegtuigticket en steekt zijn koffer vol met gereedschap, klaar voor de reanimatie van de eeuw. Een beeldverhaal via Instagram.
Finally vacuuming out all the broken glass from the trunk and carpet…! I'm sad to see the Bay Area in the rear view mirror, but it's time to road trip. We're projecting to be in Sacramento, California in 1 hour, and then Reno, Nevada in 3.5 hours, hopefully around 1am. #Œ #harlequinrescue #orchideuro #vw #junkyard #golf3 #golfharlequin #california #bayarea #sacramento #renonv #roadtrip #usa
Our first 'on the road repair'.. During a routine fluid check whilst switching drivers, we noticed an oil leak. It was from the new oil pan gasket, and was 100% my fault. I didn't have the weight to spare in my suitcase so I didn't bring a torque wrench. I guesstimated on the bolts, but two had started to loosen. Unfortunately I still don't have a torque wrench, so I quickly tightened them up a little tighter than before, and we didn't even to move away from our highway offramp repair location. Onwards to the @eurowerksclub GTG and @definitelymaybeprobablynot in Minneapolis, Minnesota. #Œ #harlequinrescue #orchideuro #vw #junkyard #golf3 #golfharlequin
Ohio! Another state, and another fill up! The last complete fuel tank's worth of driving was flawless – crushing the miles, both in traffic and cruising the turnpikes. The air conditioning is working great, and the oil level's steady and it looks nice and clean. No misfires really either. Negatives? Steering vibration, braking vibration, control arms are really bad, and shocks/mounts feel old. The gauge cluster kinda sucks generally. No rear view mirror on the windshield. No radio. Apart from that, it's pretty spectacular. The paint and the fender dent and other damage is part of the story. I don't know what comes next on the project, other than very specifically driving the next 550 miles tonight. I hope the car, and my luck, holds out. We are so close to making my goal of 5 days. I'll try to update as much as possible. ❤️ #Œ #harlequinrescue #orchideuro #vw #junkyard #golf3 #golfharlequin
[Volg Jamie op Instagram]