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1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle 1303 S Part 5: It’s Running Again (So Far…)

In our previous report, I narrated how I injured the middle finger of my right hand while I was trying to restart our 1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle 1303 S project car that stalled along a dark road on November 22, 2020. The doctor advised me to rest and NOT work on anything that would aggravate the swelling of my middle ...

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Dahon Classic III EP 203 Folding Bike Part 1: Unfolding Freedom for Free

With the COVID-19 pandemic confining most of us indoors, we’ve decided to turn our attention (and our wrenches) from the project cars that are parked outside our home to the bicycles that are parked inside. Some of our readers may scoff at this development but please remember that bicycles are human-powered wheels, which makes it a subject worthy of Power ...

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1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle 1303 S Part 4: Reviving Our Project Car

I have neglected most of our personal project cars due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the lack of sufficient funds. As most of you, our dear readers, can recall, I got this 1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle 1303 S from the late Ildefonso “Fons” Caluag in June 2019 as a gift or token of appreciation for helping restore his beloved cream ...

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1976 Mitsubishi Celeste 1600ST Part 12: Finishing Touches at JSK Custom Paint and Auto Works with Meguiar’s

The work on our Power Wheels Magazine Project Car, the 1976 Mitsubishi Celeste 1600ST is almost complete. Owned since new by ROPALI Chairman Roberto “Bob” P. Alingog and commissioned for restoration by his son, Aldous Rex Alingog, the Celeste was recently fitted with a brand-new set of Bridgestone Ecopia EP-150 tires – 175/70R13s in front and 185/70R13s at the back – that ...

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1976 Mitsubishi Celeste 1600ST Part 11: Getting New Shoes

When we last left our Power Wheels Magazine Project Car, the 1976 Mitsubishi Celeste 1600ST owned by ROPALI Chairman Roberto “Bob” Alingog and commissioned for restoration by his son, Aldous Rex Alingog, the newly upholstered interior has been installed and the technicians at JSK Custom Paint and Auto Works were just buttoning it up for completion. Hawkeyed readers will notice ...

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1976 Mitsubishi Celeste 1600ST Part 10: Installing the Interior

In Part 9 of our Power Wheels Magazine Project Cars series on the 1976 Mitsubishi Celeste 1600ST that we are helping restore for our good friend Aldous Rex Alingog, we narrated that the car has been painted and was in the process of being reassembled. The reassembly of a 44-year-old Japanese sports coupe is not as easy as it seems. ...

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1976 Mitsubishi Celeste 1600ST Part 9: Reassembly In Process

When we last saw our Power Wheels Magazine Project Car at the workshop of JSK Custom Paint and Auto Works in Marulas, Valenzuela City, it was freshly painted in glossy red. Most of the major components like the 1600 cc engine, 3-speed automatic transmission, front and rear suspension, front disc brakes and rear drum brakes, and power-assisted steering system have ...

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