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Still Alive . . .

Post by Amskeptic » Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:03 am

Somehow . . .



Much flux in Minnesota. Challenges. Today is another dual carb retrofit, Grifftenstein.

Yesterday, we tore up Belle Plaine's heater cables with a dremel attack.

Day before, oh my:

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Stay tuned. This is llarosa16's bus, Betty Anne, and we *are* getting this car back together if it kills me.
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Post by the miz » Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:09 am

...well, at least we got to spend some time together talking VW, enjoying grilled meats and learning about the malting process at Rahr Malting Co. in Shakopee on a lovely MN evening! -miz
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Post by satchmo » Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:25 pm

My worst nightmare. Look at all those splices....

Good luck. :geek:

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Post by jcbrock » Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:57 am

the miz wrote:...well, at least we got to spend some time together talking VW, enjoying grilled meats and learning about the malting process at Rahr Malting Co. in Shakopee on a lovely MN evening! -miz
That does it, I never find out about these things. I'm hittin' the Oregon Trail (checks pemmican supply...yep, good to go).
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Post by Bleyseng » Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:05 am

Looks like my Ghia's did. Find a old wiring harness and replace the odd wire with the real color coded stuff and solder the splices using shrink wrap tubing to make it like new.
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Post by the miz » Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:58 am

jcbrock wrote:That does it, I never find out about these things. I'm hittin' the Oregon Trail (checks pemmican supply...yep, good to go).
...if I didn't work at Rahr, I mightn't have know about it either...next year we'll try to be better about putting up a posting about the "MN IAC social" a few days ahead of time.

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Re: Still Alive . . .

Post by EskimoTom » Thu Jun 18, 2015 4:54 pm

Aloha. First time posting for me here on Itinerant-Air-Cooled.

At Belle Plaine's suggestion, I made the trek down from Cold Spring MN to visit Chris while Colin was in Belle Plaine (June 16TH).

My self appointed role was to take pictures because Colin is always asking for you folks to put them up here and you know you get so busy working, there is no way to take any pictures while you are in the groove.

I figured I could lend a hand where needed and stay outta the way during the quality time between the two. I did help dust off a blower motor housing, help tug and twist a doomed heater cable and I snapped a bunch of pictures. I was that useful hand you need when both of you are under the vehicle and you need the special tool that's still in the tool box.

I will leave it to Belle Plaine to post up his summary of the trip visit along with all the pictures.

If you just can't wait to see them, you can find them by going to the Samba gallery, use the search function then include: "AmSkeptic Visits Belle Plaine," as the keywords.

I didn't want to steal the commentary of the experience from Chris, but I also wanted to introduce myself, let people know the visit was real and at least, it didn't rain while I was there, but it was on the way.

I came away with a down right positive impression of the experience. I intend to save my pennies and get on next year's Itinerary.

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Re: Still Alive . . .

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:10 am

EskimoTom wrote:Aloha. First time posting for me here on Itinerant-Air-Cooled.

At Belle Plaine's suggestion, I made the trek down from Cold Spring MN to visit Chris while Colin was in Belle Plaine (June 16TH).

My self appointed role was to take pictures because Colin is always asking for you folks to put them up here and you know you get so busy working, there is no way to take any pictures while you are in the groove.

I figured I could lend a hand where needed and stay outta the way during the quality time between the two. I did help dust off a blower motor housing, help tug and twist a doomed heater cable and I snapped a bunch of pictures. I was that useful hand you need when both of you are under the vehicle and you need the special tool that's still in the tool box.

I will leave it to Belle Plaine to post up his summary of the trip visit along with all the pictures.

If you just can't wait to see them, you can find them by going to the Samba gallery, use the search function then include: "AmSkeptic Visits Belle Plaine," as the keywords.

I didn't want to steal the commentary of the experience from Chris, but I also wanted to introduce myself, let people know the visit was real and at least, it didn't rain while I was there, but it was on the way.

I came away with a down right positive impression of the experience. I intend to save my pennies and get on next year's Itinerary.

Eskimo Tom
Good to meet you, Tom. Glad to see you here. Pictures. We need pictures. Chris, how 'bout those heater cables, yaah?
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Post by poptop tom » Fri Jun 19, 2015 7:57 am

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Re: Still Alive . . .

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:52 pm

poptop tom wrote:Here is the album!
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_ ... t_dir=DESC
Lot of pictures. They could not do justice to the horrors we committed on the left heater cable.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 91 414 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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Re: Still Alive . . .

Post by asiab3 » Fri Jun 19, 2015 8:56 pm

Amskeptic wrote:
poptop tom wrote:Here is the album!
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_ ... t_dir=DESC
Lot of pictures. They could not do justice to the horrors we committed on the left heater cable.
Colin HailRainLightningWiiiiiindThunDER atIowaBorder
There are captions on the pictures, so I'm trying to find a way to read them sequentially…
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Re: Still Alive . . .

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Jun 19, 2015 9:09 pm

asiab3 wrote:
Amskeptic wrote:
poptop tom wrote:Here is the album!
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_ ... t_dir=DESC
Lot of pictures. They could not do justice to the horrors we committed on the left heater cable.
Colin HailRainLightningWiiiiiindThunDER atIowaBorder
There are captions on the pictures, so I'm trying to find a way to read them sequentially…
I have been granted permission to poach them and fold them into the write-up.
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Here's one:

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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 91 414 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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