Walkabout Inbound-bound

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Re: Walkabout Inbound-bound

Post by tommu » Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:52 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

BusBassist wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:24 pm

And later in the day I came across this 1973 Westy just outside of Pocatello. It’s parked in a lot next to a repair shop/car lot. I spoke with the shop owner and he says I can have the bus for $2,000. Not sure how I would get this bus back to upstate NY - but it looks to have very little body rust.

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Jeff
From a single picture, that sounds like a deal. Using these guys https://www.fourcornerstransportservices.com you might be able to bring it home for $3 to $3.4K ?

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Re: Walkabout Inbound-bound

Post by Amskeptic » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:30 am

asiab3 wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:46 pm
A) Didja ever get to paint the intake runners with your primer and clear-coat combination? Or the upper cylinder tins??

B) Regular Emma says hello, and keep your eyes on your inbox for an 11mm red nail polish surprise…
(BigEmma endured her first drive on a public highway in over a year with shiny intake runners and upper cylinder tins!)

C) Going to be in Pensacola in February?
Robbie
a) No. Too many windstorms and fricken hurricanes coming up from the Pacific (?) Rosa and Willa. So, I bailed for more hurricanes back east.

b) My inbox? How about a mailbox? I got one temporarily . . . here in Pensacola.

c) Maybe. Depends on whether or not I go Full Feral.
Colin :cyclopsani:
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 93,996 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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Re: Walkabout Inbound-bound

Post by Amskeptic » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:10 pm

BusBassist wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:24 pm
Colin,
I came across this 1973 Westy just outside of Pocatello. It’s parked in a lot next to a repair shop/car lot. I spoke with the shop owner and he says I can have the bus for $2,000.
Wishing you dry weather and warmth as you travel to Louisiana.
Jeff

Does the Westy have the factory dual carbs?

Yeah, so speaking of "dry weather" and "warmth", yes, NaranjaWesty was dry through the rain from New Mexico through eastern Louisiana, and the heater had plenty of reserve capacity.

Last exit in Texas was this one, on the second day after I passed Exit "0" at the El Paso city limit. Texas is big. Please remember that the plastic garbage patch in the middle of the Pacific is now twice the size of Texas. Tell your children. Then apologize:

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See the clouds? Me too:

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The Mighty Mississippi . . . under clouds:

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More Mississippi Under Clouds:

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"What is that," you ask, "what IS that?" Thanks for asking. That is a Saturn Five booster rocket laying on its side:

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And that is the last damn photograph you get from the 2018 Itinerary Season. 22,000 miles since February 13th.
I am now in Pensacola. This miraculously fine NaranjaWesty was then treated to a deep cleaning here:

NaranjaWesty Three Years To The Day

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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 93,996 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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Re: Walkabout Inbound-bound

Post by xyzzy » Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:35 pm

Totally awesome. Thanks Colin.
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Encinitas, California USA

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