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https://www.flickr.com/gp/farsightful/50Rq05 Title transferred, plates ready to install as soon as I reread the thread about front plate mounting, so I am a speedster owner. It is said to be a 2017 VS build, and does seem to be a close cousin of Troy's triple-black job with the same 1914 engine, same trick radio, but not the mile-deep paint.

Projects planned: (1) white tonneau seen in another thread. (2) backup camera, surprisingly inexpensive on Amazon. (3) heat driven by blower rather than the engine fan. (4) quieter muffler? Neighbors' patio is just beyond the rhododendrons.

Just for the photo-shoot, note the nostalgic USA license plate, last seen on my beetle convertible on the autobahns of cold war West Germany. The sticker says it needs to be renewed in 1974.

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Good for you! Welcome as well Workin progress,  I think that is what every women calls her husband as they try to fix you

Where to you plan on putting the camera?

The can fan force air is pretty neat, one old member had a cold air vent installed to add outside air in as well... and the madness or upgrades continues.

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@wrkinprogress , the shiny metal underneath the carpet flap is a removable sheet metal cover that allows access to bits underneath. The bits underneath are the connection between the shifting shaft (that runs back through the tunnel from the shifter) and the transaxle.

That shaft runs through a replaceable nylon bushing that wears out over time. To replace the bushing, you need to unhook the shaft under the access panel and slide it forward, out of the bushing.

If you look up 'PITA' in the dictionary, you will see a little picture of the bushing there.

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@wrkinprogress , the shiny metal underneath the carpet flap is a removable sheet metal cover that allows access to bits underneath. The bits underneath are the connection between the shifting shaft (that runs back through the tunnel from the shifter) and the transaxle.

That shaft runs through a replaceable nylon bushing that wears out over time. To replace the bushing, you need to unhook the shaft under the access panel and slide it forward, out of the bushing.

If you look up 'PITA' in the dictionary, you will see a little picture of the bushing there.

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PITA, indeed! That's why I decided it was recently well worth paying my favorite mechanic the one hour's labor he needed to fix my Qwik-Shifter. Inasmuch as that bushing "died" after over 10 years of "not-so-soft" use, I figure I'm ahead of the game...this time, that is!

@wrkinprogress

I'm curious if your back-up camera broadcasts to your phone or is it hard-wired to a monitor?  I had one on my very 1st Speedster and thought it was a great idea, especially when I had luggage on the luggage rack, but it turned out to be pretty useless.

As I recall, I mounted my camera to the license plate light and mounted my 7" monitor underneath my stereo housing.  I figured out some way of making it so I could flip it down and then back up when I didn't need it so it was out of the way.

What I didn't take into account was that we drive these cars with the top down and I quickly discovered that I couldn't see the monitor screen during the day and at night the car headlights behind me totally washed out the monitor.

I hope you have better luck.

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Troy: I'll play with it this weekend and shoot photos. It's https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B071D5CN9D and has a hardwired 4.5 in. screen. I can picture the problems you describe, and I hope to be able to mount it far enough into the footwell not to be washed out by daylight and yet not uselessly far away. Maybe in a little black shroud? I'm very spoiled by backup cams on everyday cars, and one side of my driveway is the brick wall of the house, so I'm motivated to adapt it some way.

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