Posted 02-21-2005 at 04:25:52
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I wanted to thank everyone yesterday, but got home too late.
After lots of phone calls, we managed to find a rebuilt generator in Frederick so Pam and I drove to the sons place. Had a spare battery with us, in case the replacement failed and we had to go to "plan B" which was drive it back home to our local mechanic (A guy who from the 60s only works on air-cooled vintage VWs, but knows them inside and out.)
Unlike most cars, there's lots to do in replacing the generator on a 72 Bug, but kid had almost all the tear-down done by the time we got there. He installed the alternator with just a little help from me, then put it all back together. Charged the battery with my charger, because by this time it was near dead.
So, car is charging again, everyone is safe and sound and we all spent a very nice day together visiting his pigsty....I mean apartment. :-)
thanks for the advice, it was good to know that Plan B was going to be an option...especially since I hadn't found an alternator at the time I wrote my question. And thanks for checking, too!
Y'all have a great one,
Tom A / Bkeepr