Emma is a 1952 MG TD replica car that came to live with us several years ago. Wendy had sold her classic mini to a fellow collector and was missing owning a unique car and I made the suggestion that a replica car would be nice looking and because underneath it all it was a Beetle type VW that could repaired in any number of places. Sometimes unique car owners have a post-partum experience and no matter how attractive the new car might be, nothing can replace those old feelings. A different classic Mini, actually three, came to live and our house and Emma fell into neglect until after prodding from Wendy, I decided to get Emma roadable again. In the past various mechanics had worked on Emma. Sometimes the results turned out well and other times not so much but, they were always pricey. In the future, I decided I could do the work just as well as the $100/hour VW mechanics; after all, it is a 1968 or 1970 VW Beetle underneath it all. Me doing the mechanical work is only possible because YouTube has a video how-to for every part of every VW made. You can view some on the Useful Links Page.
One of the nice things about owning a replica car is you can modify it without destroying its value. I’m in the process of installing a power outlet for the GPS and I wouldn’t think of cutting two 1 1/2 inch holes in the dashboard for the 12v dc and the two USB power outlets in a real MG TD. In Emma that’s no problem. Power Outlet Image.