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Post by Amskeptic » Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:04 pm

Visted locoqueso after the marathon in Indiana with Poptoptom. Locoqueso had a bus that would not release its clutch. This bus is the closest relative to the BobD in the country, it has its original Taigagrun paint which is pretty much in better condition than the BobD's along the front doors and front end. It has but 140,000 miles, and it has Inspector Otto's sign-off paint and the emission code still on the original engine tin paint.

Locoqueso's first engine drop at 4" and 37 minutes:
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And 75 minutes later, it was free of the car:
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Looks like we had an oil leak causing clutch dust/oil mud that stuck the disk to the flywheel friction surface. We had to pry the disk off of the flywheel:
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And look how clean the engine got after a bit of thorough cleaning:
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After some detail work sanding the flywheel and the pressure plate and installing a new 0-ring and front seal:
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. . . . we slapped that sucker back in, actually, it mostly reinstalled itself, and we took a test drive, a smooth-clutching test drive. With such a lovely original VW Westfalia, locoqueso is becoming aware of the awesome responsibility of being a steward of one of the last magnificent examples of a time long gone.
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BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 129,490 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 94,225 miles

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Post by Hippie » Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:23 pm

I can't track you at all this year...where you going next? Stop by if you pass through Iowa, huh?

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Post by locoqueso » Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:33 pm

It was a great day. I was able to drive the bus around last weekend and the shifting was so smooth. Thanks again for all of your help Colin! This was my fourth visit in about 28 months. It was probably the most physical, but also the most rewarding.

I appreciate the kind words about my bus. I'm just thankful the original owner tried to take care of it over the years.
1978 VW Campmobile (P-21) Westfalia - T2 2.0L F.I.- 151,000m
1982 Mercedes-Benz Estate Wagon (300TD-T) - S123 3.0L T.D. - 142,000m
1993 Dodge Maxi Van (190 SLF) InterVec Falcon - B350 Magnum 5.9L F.I. - 70,000m

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Post by Amskeptic » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:28 am

locoqueso wrote:It was a great day. I was able to drive the bus around last weekend and the shifting was so smooth. Thanks again for all of your help Colin! This was my fourth visit in about 28 months. It was probably the most physical, but also the most rewarding.

I appreciate the kind words about my bus. I'm just thankful the original owner tried to take care of it over the years.
Keep me posted on the mystery oil leak that has developed. You might have an opportunity to see how well you learned the engine removal operation when you drop that sucker again to JB Weld the gallery plugs or sumpin. It can't be the front seal, not with that beautiful case surface and careful installation of the new flywheel o-ring and front main seal. So? Is it transmission oil or engine oil?
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BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 129,490 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 94,225 miles

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Post by mattg » Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:55 pm

I wish I knew that you were in the area - we should of gotten the northern illinois iac together - of course with this wind I am not drivin anywhere in my bus.
I'm all out of ideas and I've tried nothing.

77 Westy 2.0 FI

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Post by Amskeptic » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:15 pm

mattg wrote:I wish I knew that you were in the area - we should of gotten the northern illinois iac together - of course with this wind I am not drivin anywhere in my bus.
Man . . . wudda cudda shudda been nice.
I got this Itinerary Thang posted up that actually lists cities and dates . . .
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BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 129,490 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 94,225 miles

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Post by Lanval » Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:49 am

Amskeptic wrote:
mattg wrote:I wish I knew that you were in the area - we should of gotten the northern illinois iac together - of course with this wind I am not drivin anywhere in my bus.
Man . . . wudda cudda shudda been nice.
I got this Itinerary Thang posted up that actually lists cities and dates . . .
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Maybe you should put me back on it, and see if you can scare up a few bux between where you are, and where you're going.... :-s

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Post by nathan@el » Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:25 pm

Maybe you should put me back on it, and see if you can scare up a few bux between where you are, and where you're going.... Eh?
I have to agree with Lanval! I could use your assistance again too!
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~20,000 on engine

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Post by Amskeptic » Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:24 pm

nathan@el wrote:
Maybe you should put me back on it, and see if you can scare up a few bux between where you are, and where you're going.... Eh?
I have to agree with Lanval! I could use your assistance again too!
It shall come to pass . . . in a Lexus? in a poor bus that deserves a break?
Stay tuned.
Colin
BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 129,490 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 94,225 miles

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Post by nathan@el » Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:33 pm

It shall come to pass . . . in a Lexus? in a poor bus that deserves a break?
Stay tuned.
This is great news Colin! We still have to get my van running well with the new distributor so I can actually pass smog! Then I can be legal again. I've been driving around the past two months with expired registration! Not so good...

Have you been in touch with Lanval at all? My schedule is pretty flexible.

--Nathanael
Orange 1980 Vanagon L Westy
~190,000 miles on body
~20,000 on engine

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Post by Amskeptic » Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:31 pm

nathan@el wrote:
It shall come to pass . . . in a Lexus? in a poor bus that deserves a break?
Stay tuned.
This is great news Colin! We still have to get my van running well with the new distributor so I can actually pass smog! Then I can be legal again. I've been driving around the past two months with expired registration! Not so good...

Have you been in touch with Lanval at all? My schedule is pretty flexible.

--Nathanael
I will be at his house November 12 and 13. You and I could set up for 15th?
Colin
BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 129,490 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 94,225 miles

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Post by nathan@el » Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:26 pm

I will be at his house November 12 and 13. You and I could set up for 15th?
The 15th sounds great to me! And wow, Lanval has reserved TWO days! You guys must have a large project ahead of you...
Orange 1980 Vanagon L Westy
~190,000 miles on body
~20,000 on engine

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Post by Amskeptic » Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:31 pm

nathan@el wrote:
I will be at his house November 12 and 13. You and I could set up for 15th?
The 15th sounds great to me! And wow, Lanval has reserved TWO days! You guys must have a large project ahead of you...
Nah, just another . . > . . .

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BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 129,490 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 94,225 miles

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Post by nathan@el » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:08 pm

Colin, I just saw Lanval yesterday. We took the pop-top off of his Vanagon so it could fit in his garage, in preparation for your visit--which it did, just barely.

I don't know if he has PM'd you yet, but he was talking about possibly switching the days that you work with him to Sunday and Monday, and then work with me on Saturday, since it works better for his teaching schedule.
Orange 1980 Vanagon L Westy
~190,000 miles on body
~20,000 on engine

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Post by Amskeptic » Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:08 pm

nathan@el wrote:Colin, I just saw Lanval yesterday. We took the pop-top off of his Vanagon so it could fit in his garage, in preparation for your visit--which it did, just barely.

I don't know if he has PM'd you yet, but he was talking about possibly switching the days that you work with him to Sunday and Monday, and then work with me on Saturday, since it works better for his teaching schedule.
I will reserve Sunday and Monday for Lanval, and an emergency Tuesday for FUBAR list.
You and I can shoot for Saturday, but be prepared, be very prepared for Thursday. I might not make it out there in a timely fashion.
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BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 129,490 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 94,225 miles

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