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Bentley

Post by hambone » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:01 pm

Anyone have a spare Type3 Bentley out there that they'd like to part with?
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Re: Bentley

Post by tristessa » Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:50 pm

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Re: Bentley

Post by hambone » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:59 pm

Yeah not bad. It's looking like I'm gonna get it stabilized and get rid of it, just needs too much work for me to take on.
Anyone looking for a '72 squareback sanded to bare metal with surface rust? Gutted and supposedly ran 2 years ago. It may behoove me to at least get it sanded and primered.
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Re: Bentley

Post by hambone » Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:34 pm

Closer inspection seems to reveal 87k original miles...I'm going to see if it will start after a quick tuneup and draining the gas. Original factory muffler!
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Post by Amskeptic » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:22 pm

hambone wrote:Closer inspection seems to reveal 87k original miles...I'm going to see if it will start after a quick tuneup and draining the gas. Original factory muffler!
Update??
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Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,885 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
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Re: Bentley

Post by hambone » Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:06 pm

See that other thread, oh yes YOU'VE been THERE I see.
I did get a Bentley thru Amazon.
The car itself seems to have 87k miles but the engine is a replacement. Looks to be low miles on the bottomend, new heads and good compression (on #1 at least.) I'm starting to see the potential of the car.
The type3 section is the ghost town of the IAC. Almost as bad as Camping.
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Post by Amskeptic » Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:26 pm

hambone wrote:See that other thread, oh yes YOU'VE been THERE I see.
I did get a Bentley thru Amazon.
The car itself seems to have 87k miles but the engine is a replacement. Looks to be low miles on the bottomend, new heads and good compression (on #1 at least.) I'm starting to see the potential of the car.
The type3 section is the ghost town of the IAC. Almost as bad as Camping.
Stop it. You don't want me to start plaguing you with twittle to fill them up.
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Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,885 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
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Re: Bentley

Post by ruckman101 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:24 am

I'm a camping lurker.


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Re: Bentley

Post by static » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:47 am

Now wait a goddarned minute!

My main interest in VW campers is their usefulness. I camp camp camp and have little interest in whatever makes them run. But until you guys show more interest in camping south of the Siskiyous, I remain, as always, your humble camping lurker too.

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Re: Bentley

Post by tristessa » Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:53 am

static wrote: But until you guys show more interest in camping south of the Siskiyous
I'd love to get some of these guys camping at least down in the Trinity Alps, possibly as far south as the lower Russian River, but nobody seems too interested. It's like anything over 60 miles is too long a drive for camping unless it's the San Juan islands or something...
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Post by static » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:16 pm

tristessa wrote:It's like anything over 60 miles is too long a drive for camping unless it's the San Juan islands or something...
I can kinda see that anything over 150 miles out is pushing it for a weekend camping trip when you gotta work on Monday, but come on, folks!

To my esteemed friends in Oregon and Washington: Northern California has some cool stuff. Come and see!

Now then: a little rant about the bus scene around here: I understand "different strokes for different folks" and all, but I feel like I live in a big sea of VW campers but that few like to use them much (if at all) for actual camping.
Oh, but have a "show and shine" and they all come out of the woodwork. Phooey! /rant

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Re: Bentley

Post by sailorkh » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:53 pm

static wrote:Now then: a little rant about the bus scene around here: I understand "different strokes for different folks" and all, but I feel like I live in a big sea of VW campers but that few like to use them much (if at all) for actual camping.
Oh, but have a "show and shine" and they all come out of the woodwork. Phooey! /rant
Where are you going to be this weekend?

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Post by sailorkh » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:56 pm

tristessa wrote:[quote="static"But until you guys show more interest in camping south of the Siskiyous
I'd love to get some of these guys camping at least down in the Trinity Alps, possibly as far south as the lower Russian River, but nobody seems too interested. It's like anything over 60 miles is too long a drive for camping unless it's the San Juan islands or something...[/quote]


I'm interested. :salute:
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Re: Bentley

Post by sailorkh » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:58 pm

tristessa wrote:I'd love to get some of these guys camping at least down in the Trinity Alps, possibly as far south as the lower Russian River, but nobody seems too interested. It's like anything over 60 miles is too long a drive for camping unless it's the San Juan islands or something...

I'm interested :salute:
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Post by Bleyseng » Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:09 pm

static wrote:
tristessa wrote:It's like anything over 60 miles is too long a drive for camping unless it's the San Juan islands or something...
I can kinda see that anything over 150 miles out is pushing it for a weekend camping trip when you gotta work on Monday, but come on, folks!

To my esteemed friends in Oregon and Washington: Northern California has some cool stuff. Come and see!

Now then: a little rant about the bus scene around here: I understand "different strokes for different folks" and all, but I feel like I live in a big sea of VW campers but that few like to use them much (if at all) for actual camping.
Oh, but have a "show and shine" and they all come out of the woodwork. Phooey! /rant
I made it down to outside of Ashland, Ore a couple of weekends ago. Damn thats a long ass drive from Seattle and driving I5 with everyone having to pass and cut in front of the one damn camper on the road is a pain. My solution is to let Monique drive and I fall asleep in the back as she goes 75-80mph letting no one pass her. She complains that the westy doesn't get the best gas mileage! 16-17mpg
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