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Post by Amskeptic » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:48 pm

I thought I was going to escape it, but I actually drove into it. Tomorrow 's forecast is for record temperatures, 113* highs with plenty of challenging hills on CA 299. Sorry, valves, valve seats, #1 exhaust valve guide.
This engine's first extreme heat test is tomorrow.
Yeah, then poom! 54* in Eureka CA in the AM, a high of 65* .

Posts and photos of Seattle on down shall, must, occur.
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Post by airkooledchris » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:34 am

With every window in the house wide open and the fan's all on - the family room was 84* in the late afternoon. We were nearly immobile with heat exhaustion. :p

Hopefully the overall slower top speeds of the 299 will help keep those temps in check. Redding to Willow Creek are certainly going to sustain 100+ temps until you get much closer to the coast. The last 30 miles to the coast should drop a degree per mile, head temps rejoice.
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Post by Amskeptic » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:39 am

airkooledchris wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:34 am
With every window in the house wide open and the fan's all on - the family room was 84* in the late afternoon. We were nearly immobile with heat exhaustion. :p

Hopefully the overall slower top speeds of the 299 will help keep those temps in check. Redding to Willow Creek are certainly going to sustain 100+ temps until you get much closer to the coast. The last 30 miles to the coast should drop a degree per mile, head temps rejoice.

A quick valve adjustment pretty much right after this post, and off we go. It is already 97* in Redding, and it is 9:38 AM.
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Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 94,615 miles
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Post by hambone » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:11 pm

DAMN YOU AND YOUR WANDERLUST KELLOGGGGGGG
Yeah but seriously "next time" hunker down for a couple days until the wave passes. You WERE invited ya know! :flower:
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Post by wcfvw69 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:08 pm

Ppppffttt... A bunch of sissies on this site! :bounce: Live a summer in Phoenix heat and you'll understand what torture is. :)
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Post by asiab3 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:18 pm

wcfvw69 wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:08 pm
Ppppffttt... A bunch of sissies on this site! :bounce: Live a summer in Phoenix heat and you'll understand what torture is. :)
Been there, done that! It was hotter in Central California than Phoenix last week when I drove it, and it's hotter in Oregon right now as I wait for my two gallon water bottle to fill up...

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Post by Bleyseng » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:04 pm

Try Suriname for awhile as its normally 95F and 95% humidity by 10AM so most people take a nap at 4:30 to 6 pm and then come out as it's much cooler at night.
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Post by Amskeptic » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:03 pm

wcfvw69 wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:08 pm
Ppppffttt... A bunch of sissies on this site! :bounce: Live a summer in Phoenix heat and you'll understand what torture is. :)
Pshaw. Death Valley citizens always say that those Phoenix types like to brag it up but they wilt when the temperature hits 127*. They clutch their Suns parasols and faint into their air-conditioned SUVS. Besides, you get used to it day after day after day.
I do NOT get used to 113* in Redding and only 62* in Eureka just hours later. That is cruel. That makes my water jugs collapse. That makes me collapse in shivering disbelief. Chloe hardly cares. Today's tippy top CHT after a 4,000 ft climb at the border, 384*. Average hill climb 375* Cruising rpm level 364* Ambient temps 100-113*. Car did a lot better than I didididididididd.
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Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 94,615 miles
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Post by Bleyseng » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:10 am

I would wilt too at 127F! Hottest I have been in was in India for a wedding in June, 114F and we were inside this wedding hall that was soo hot with the smoke from the brazer blazing away.
I drove home from Lucky Lab in that 95F heat going 65-70mph with 375-405F CHT's and oil hit 230F for a while but gas mpg was only 13.
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Post by Amskeptic » Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:37 am

So, I was worried about my little brown cow out there in the broiling heat having to gallop for extended periods amongst the trucks and hill-climbing lanes under the relentless sun. Naaaaaaaaah, did fine:

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It was hot down on through Eugene on the way to Medford, the hottest spot in the northwest yesterday:

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62 mph @ 3,700 rpm or so:

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Coming down the hill:

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Beautiful downtown Grants Pass, it's about zoning:

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Here at the border, I recalled some earlier years chasing warmth and dryness, but today was *glorious*:

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I had to filter the heck out of these California pictures due to haze:

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I was expecting more snow on Shasta after that winter everybody has been telling me about:

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Sorry about your little traffic problem over there, folks, we're good over here:

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Another endless construction project still endlessly projecting:

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But, wow! the best water level I have seen of Shasta Lake since 1986:

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I took photographs of everybody playing in the dirt down there a couple of years ago . . . not this year:

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Redding CA was 113* with a "feels like" temperature of 129*

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That is 233* on the left valve cover:

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. . . and only 207* on the right valve cover, the side that I NEED to stay cool with that cracked #1 exhaust valve guide boss:

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A little toasty in here, but not too bad considering the banzai run on I-5. I didn't photograph the crankcase/oil temp reading but it was around 233*:

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I will add some comparison shots of Shasta later, but I need to get the laundry out of the dryer and hit the road to the frozen far west of Eureka.
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Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 94,615 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
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Post by asiab3 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:49 pm

Wheeeeww that was a nasty one. I bailed off I-5 south of Eugene; my cabin floor mat clocked 129* on the IR thermometer, but I couldn't snap a picture... The coast highway construction stops might just be worth the opportunity to grab the heater levers. I'm enjoying the hell out of this detour and the opportunities to pump my own gas. Did Chloe's ambulance fans get a workout?

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Post by wcfvw69 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:33 pm

You guys are ANIMALS to drive non-AC equipped VW's in 113* heat! I get and understand that a well tuned VW can handle it but not me. My VW's only see morning runs (early morning) during the Phoenix summer heat, especially when the moonsoons are around. What's the movie line? "I'm to old for this shit" or even better "A man has to know his limitations! :drunken:
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Post by sped372 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:42 am

Did 100deg across New Mexico and Texas a few years back, dang hot. Wasn't all that bad... until you stopped moving!
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