• Remebering The Yugo GV.

    From Joe Franklin@1:261/1304 to All on Sun Feb 4 07:28:25 2018


    Just wondering if any of you out there in BBS land remember the good old Yugo.

    I fix up old and odd ball cars to pass time over the winter months. As a mechanic I try and find cars that I don't see or work on in my day to day life.
    A few years back it was a VW Rabbit, Then an datsun 610, this year its a 1988 Yugo GV.
    I found it a few hours away in need of some serious work, and decided the time was right to see for myself if the Yugo really was the worst car ever built.
    I'm about 70% back together with it, and I can tell you already... IT IS NOT!
    It its a funky little car with the bare essentials needed to function.

    If I had to critisize it for anything it would be that they decided to use old school vacum switching valves to control everything in 1988! This car sould have had an o2 sensor, ect, map sensor, and at least a electronicly controled carb if not fuel injection.
    But to save money they installed one heck of a convoluted air pump/egr/thrmostatic control system that looks like it was thought up by a grade schooler.

    Still it seems well built, and for a 30 year old car its in good overall shape.

    So any former Yugo owners out there? Any first or second hand stories to share?

    Next year I was thinking about tracking down a Dihatsu charade, another rare
    flop.

    take care.

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  • From Mark Hofmann@1:261/1304 to Joe Franklin on Wed Feb 7 21:07:15 2018

    Just wondering if any of you out there in BBS land remember the good old Yugo.

    I remember them very well. They remind me of the modern day Smart Car (in size).

    I will say that I think it is cool that some people keep and restore some rare non-collectable cars.

    Not that long ago I saw an old "Family Truckster" stationwagon on the highway from the 1970s. It was in great shape, complete with the fake woodgrain and all. It was just neat to see it on the road and in great shape.. :)

    - Mark

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  • From Conrad J. Koehler@2:292/854.200 to Joe Franklin on Sat Feb 10 19:43:12 2018

    Hi Joe!

    Just wondering if any of you out there in BBS land remember the good old Yugo.

    It was popular here in West Berlin for a short time in my youth. But then, after Germany's reunification, these cars became pointless because you could suddenly buy a Trabant for 1 symbolic Deutschmark, with almost infinite supply in cheap spare parts, or spare cars. :-D The estate versions had actually a bit
    of space, and for a 26hp engine, it had good low end torque, being a 2 stroke. Powered AND lubricated by a gasoline-oil mix, like a chainsaw, the noise and odour it emitted at a quick start from a traffic light is hardly rivalled by anything that would drive on a street. ;-D
    When we were in East Berlin for the first time, still before reunification, the
    whole city smelt like 2 stroke exhaust gas.

    The last time ever that I saw a Yugo standing around was probably 15 years ago. Im the most popular online car sales marketplace in Germany, only 1 Yugo is listed for sale - a 1993 model for the East European market, imported by a collector. So, there's really not much left of it. ;-) In comparison, there are
    280 Trabant for sale....


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  • From TOM WALKER@1:123/140 to JOE FRANKLIN on Wed Apr 18 20:09:16 2018
    Just passing thru after a long absence. I well remember the Yugo and it
    WAS closest to the worst car ever imported as my daughters husband bought
    one.
    But I did not expect much else as it was Russian Copy of a Fiat and they
    made some very bad cars on their own for the common man.

    tom Walker

    Just wondering if any of you out there in BBS land remember the
    good old
    Yugo.

    I fix up old and odd ball cars to pass time over the winter months.
    As a
    mechanic I try and find cars that I don't see or work on in my day to day life.
    A few years back it was a VW Rabbit, Then an datsun 610, this year its a 1988 Yugo GV.
    I found it a few hours away in need of some serious work, and decided the time was right to see for myself if the Yugo really was the worst car ever built.
    I'm about 70% back together with it, and I can tell you already... IT IS NOT!
    It its a funky little car with the bare essentials needed to function.

    If I had to critisize it for anything it would be that they decided
    to use
    old school vacum switching valves to control everything in 1988! This car sould have had an o2 sensor, ect, map sensor, and at least a electronicly controled carb if not fuel injection.
    But to save money they installed one heck of a convoluted air pump/egr/thrmostatic control system that looks like it was thought up by a grade schooler.

    Still it seems well built, and for a 30 year old car its in good overall shape.

    So any former Yugo owners out there? Any first or second hand stories to share?

    Next year I was thinking about tracking down a Dihatsu charade,
    another rare
    flop.

    take care.

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    (1:261/1304.0)

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  • From Mike Powell to TOM WALKER on Thu Apr 19 20:46:00 2018
    But I did not expect much else as it was Russian Copy of a Fiat and they
    made some very bad cars on their own for the common man.

    The Russian's, or Fiat? :)

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  • From ED KOON@1:123/140 to JOE FRANKLIN on Sat May 26 17:46:44 2018
    On Feb 04, 2018 07:28am, JOE FRANKLIN wrote to ALL:

    Just wondering if any of you out there in BBS land remember the
    good old Yugo.

    I've had a bunch of them back when they could be bought as cheap as Chevy Vega's. Really not bad cars. That Fiat engine was underpowered but otherwise good little cars.


    ... Just my two cents worth - don't shoot the messenger :)
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  • From ED KOON@1:123/140 to TOM WALKER on Sat May 26 17:49:26 2018
    On Apr 18, 2018 08:09pm, TOM WALKER wrote to JOE FRANKLIN:

    Just passing thru after a long absence. I well remember the Yugo and it
    WAS closest to the worst car ever imported as my daughters husband
    bought one.

    Hi Tom..

    I'm taking a little blogging vacation. The net has turned into Google censorship city!

    Hope all is well.. :)

    ... Just my two cents worth - don't shoot the messenger :)
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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to ED KOON on Sun May 27 10:43:56 2018
    Re: RE: Remebering The Yugo GV.
    By: ED KOON to JOE FRANKLIN on Sat May 26 2018 05:46 pm

    I've had a bunch of them back when they could be bought as cheap as Chevy Vega's. Really not bad cars. That Fiat engine was underpowered but otherwise good little cars.

    I remember people complaining about them but they were never the owners. :)

    Those old Fiat designs weren't bad - I went to high school in sunny California where rust wasn't a problem, and there were a bunch of Fiat 128 coupes, sports, and X1/9s around. It seemed like the electrics were more of a problem than the engines.

    I'd always liked boxy, fast cars -- wanted to get a Fiat 128, put an air dam on it, throw a weber carb on it, campagnolo mags, stickier tires... but I was in a school full of Camaros and Chevelles.

    Back then, I had a Fiat 850 Spyder - convertible, rear-engine 903cc pushrod 4 cylinder. 0-60 in 18.9 seconds.
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  • From ED KOON@1:123/140 to KURT WEISKE on Sun May 27 19:06:48 2018
    Those old Fiat designs weren't bad - I went to high school in sunny
    California
    where rust wasn't a problem, and there were a bunch of Fiat 128 coupes,
    sports,
    and X1/9s around. It seemed like the electrics were more of a problem
    than the
    engines.

    Fiat used Bosch if I'm correct. Better than Lucas.. Prince of darkness!


    I'd always liked boxy, fast cars -- wanted to get a Fiat 128, put an
    air dam on
    it, throw a weber carb on it, campagnolo mags, stickier tires... but I
    was in a
    school full of Camaros and Chevelles.

    Those were the days.. :)

    Back then, I had a Fiat 850 Spyder - convertible, rear-engine 903cc
    pushrod 4
    cylinder. 0-60 in 18.9 seconds.

    Had one of those.. Neat cars in their days.


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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to ED KOON on Tue May 29 06:24:02 2018
    Re: RE: Remebering The Yugo GV.
    By: ED KOON to KURT WEISKE on Sun May 27 2018 07:06 pm

    Fiat used Bosch if I'm correct. Better than Lucas.. Prince of darkness!

    Veglia Borletti, a rung above Lucas, but no Bosch or DELCO.

    Sticker seen on a TR-6 bumper:

    Q: Why do the British drink warm beer?
    A: Because they have Lucas refrigerators!

    I had a friend in high school with a TR-6, and her alternator died. She had the choice of another Lucas alternator or a DELCO alternator for 2/3s of the price and she picked the Lucas. That one failed in a year.
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  • From ED KOON@1:123/140 to KURT WEISKE on Tue May 29 10:51:42 2018
    On May 29, 2018 06:31am, KURT WEISKE wrote to ED KOON:

    Sticker seen on a TR-6 bumper:
    Q: Why do the British drink warm beer?
    A: Because they have Lucas refrigerators!

    LOL! Have to remember that one!

    I had a friend in high school with a TR-6, and her alternator died. She
    had the choice of another Lucas alternator or a DELCO alternator for
    2/3s of the price and she picked the Lucas. That one failed in a year.

    Many many moons ago when i was young and single i has a 1973 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan.. Worked all day waxing and detailing it for Friday night. It never failed to lose it's lights or the air conditioning quit..

    Ended up trading it in for a Corvette :) Damn Lucas!!

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  • From Kurt Weiske@1:218/700 to ED KOON on Tue May 29 12:29:08 2018
    Re: RE: Remebering The Yugo GV.
    By: ED KOON to KURT WEISKE on Tue May 29 2018 10:51 am

    Many many moons ago when i was young and single i has a 1973 Jaguar XJ12 Sedan.. Worked all day waxing and detailing it for Friday night. It never failed to lose it's lights or the air conditioning quit..

    Everyone I knew who loved Jags had 3 of them - I assumed it was because they ran a third of the time.

    My cousin is a mechanic, mostly works on German and Japanese cars. He got a "Mechanic's Special" E-type 2+2 he was working on and he said it was a whole different world from german cars. Don't know if he had the V12, but it did have a lot of carbs. :)
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  • From TOM WALKER@1:123/140 to ED KOON on Fri Jun 1 17:12:30 2018
    On Apr 18, 2018 08:09pm, TOM WALKER wrote to JOE FRANKLIN:

    Just passing thru after a long absence. I well remember the Yugo and it WAS closest to the worst car ever imported as my daughters husband
    bought one.

    Hi Tom..

    I'm taking a little blogging vacation. The net has turned into Google censorship city!

    Hope all is well.. :)

    ... Just my two cents worth - don't shoot the messenger :)


    I still take a peak once a month or so. I am still breathing but it is
    becoming difficult because of my 20 years in the Navy breathng second
    hand smoke and asbestous fiber
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  • From ED KOON@1:123/140 to TOM WALKER on Sun Jun 3 09:47:14 2018
    I'm taking a little blogging vacation. The net has turned into Google
    censorship city!

    Hope all is well.. :)

    I still take a peak once a month or so. I am still breathing but it is becoming difficult because of my 20 years in the Navy breathng second
    hand smoke and asbestous fibers.

    Sorry to hear that.. We're all not as yound as we used to be for sure.

    The BBS is still running on that Dell you donated. Sincerly appreciate that!

    ... Just my two cents worth - don't shoot the messenger :)
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  • From Tr 0ll@1:229/310 to Kurt Weiske on Sat Sep 1 23:04:57 2018
    Q: Why do the British drink warm beer?
    A: Because they have Lucas refrigerators!

    I heard the same joke on Archer just the other day.

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  • From ED KOON@1:123/140 to TR 0LL on Sun Sep 2 08:37:20 2018
    On Sep 01, 2018 11:08pm, TR 0LL wrote to KURT WEISKE:

    Q: Why do the British drink warm beer?
    A: Because they have Lucas refrigerators!

    I heard the same joke on Archer just the other day.

    Reminds me of a Jag XJ12 i had back then. Every Friday night something electrical failed. Air Conditoning one week and the Lights the next.

    ... Too Much Bullshit from Liberal Lunatics!
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  • From Tr 0ll@1:229/310 to ED KOON on Sun Sep 2 14:37:12 2018
    On 09/02/18, ED KOON said the following...

    On Sep 01, 2018 11:08pm, TR 0LL wrote to KURT WEISKE:

    Q: Why do the British drink warm beer?
    A: Because they have Lucas refrigerators!

    I heard the same joke on Archer just the other day.

    Reminds me of a Jag XJ12 i had back then. Every Friday night something electrical failed. Air Conditoning one week and the Lights the next.


    Just don't let Jeremy Clarkson anywhere near it...

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