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Midwest Meets West

Post by whc03grady » Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:26 am

lilpig88 and whc03grady met last night for a comparison of two old buses whose owners probably expect more from them than one should of 35+ year-old vehicles.

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There was mutual admiration, I hope I'm not incorrect in reporting, of one another's rides. He liked Ludwig's sound, I liked Li'l Pig's--that the bus's name, right, lilpig88? "Li'l Pig"?--moxie and apparent pluck (just look at that face).

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We retired to a nearby bar and grill for brews, gossip, biographies, ill-informed advice (that last one just from me), and to wait out a noisy cloudburst.
Ludwig--1974 Westfalia, 2.0L (GD035193), Solex 34PDSIT-2/3 carburetors.
Gertie--1971 Squareback, 1600cc with Bosch D-Jetronic fuel injection from a '72 (E brain).
Read about their adventures:
http://www.ludwigandgertie.blogspot.com

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Re: Midwest Meets West

Post by Amskeptic » Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:34 pm

whc03grady wrote:lilpig88 and whc03grady met last night for a comparison of two old buses whose owners probably expect more from them than one should of 35+ year-old vehicles.
There was mutual admiration, I hope I'm not incorrect in reporting, of one another's rides. He liked Ludwig's sound, I liked Li'l Pig's--that the bus's name, right, lilpig88? "Li'l Pig"?--moxie and apparent pluck (just look at that face).
We retired to a nearby bar and grill for brews, gossip, biographies, ill-informed advice (that last one just from me), and to wait out a noisy cloudburst.
I am in a noisy cloudburst as I write, friggen monsoons and mountains'll do that.
That is pretty good to usher in a new human being and just hit the road. lilpig88's ride reliable as of Livingston MT?
Colin
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: Midwest Meets West

Post by lilpig88 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:08 pm

Yes yes!
The bus did wonderfully well as expected (as expected is always nice, right?)
And so did the piglet (surprising but nice)
We just made it home but I intend to write a bit more in the coming days.

It was a real pleasure to hang out with whc03grady
although I had really hoped to get that drag link replaced...time and storms did not allow.

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