Hot Wheels Super Treasure Hunt Found

Super Treasure Hunt '69 Corvette RacerWe were recently roaming the aisles of our local box store and came across this little treasure on the pegs. It’s been years since we found a Treasure Hunt on the pegs, so we were both surprise when we came across this Hot Wheels ’69 Corvette Racer Super Treasure Hunt hanging on the pegs. It was a great find and we shared the same excitement as we did when we found our first treasure hunt many, many years ago.

Custom Matchbox ’35 Ford Truck

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Another Custom Hot Wheels ’49 VW Truck

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Mabel Maintenance

Mabel MaintenanceMabel MaintenanceMabel MaintenanceMabel MaintenanceThe other day when I updated Mabel’s fuel lines and performed an overall maintenance inspection, I noticed that most of her vacuum plugs were beginning to dry rot a bit. Nothing major, but something that still needed to be addressed. I also noticed that her drivers side low beam head light wasn’t working properly as well. A quick trip to Amazon, I found the necessary caps for all of the vacuum ports and placed the order. 11 dollars and 2 days later, the vacuum ports are fixed. As for the low beam on the drivers side headlight, a quick spray for contact cleaner on the back of the fuse box took care of that. She’s now road worthy and ready to put on some miles.

Updating Mabel’s Fuel Delivery For Safety

Fuel Delivery UpgradeFuel Delivery UpgradeFuel Delivery UpgradeFuel Delivery UpgradeFuel Delivery UpgradeFuel Delivery UpgradeFuel Delivery UpgradeFuel Delivery UpgradeFuel Delivery UpgradeFuel Delivery UpgradeFuel Delivery UpgradeFuel Delivery UpgradeThere seems to have been a rash of engine fires lately that really grabbed my attention. Common causes seem to be bad/wrong fuel lines, fuel inlet to the carb and fuel filter location. I’ve had 9 vintage VW’s over the years and I’ve always placed my fuel filter in between the fuel inlet on the carb and the fuel pump. Considering the amount of loss that I’ve read about recently, I’ve decided to make Mabel a little safer. New and proper fuel lines (hers were just replaced a couple of years ago), relocation of the fuel filter, new clamps and new threaded barb for the fuel inlet on the carb. The video is pretty much self explanatory, though my video skills aren’t the best. I’ve also provided a list and link to everything that I used. Hope you find the video beneficial.


Inlet that I used:

Inlet that I considered, but didn’t use:

Drill bit for tap, size C:

Tap that I used:

Fuel filter that I use:

Clamps for the fuel lines:

Fuel hose:

Custom Hot Wheels ’52 Chevy Pickup Finished

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Custom Hot Wheels ’52 Chevy Pickup

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