Itinerant Air-Cooled Greetings From Oregon

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Post by Amskeptic » Sun Aug 26, 2007 6:07 pm

It has been a whirlwind of compressed scheduling since L.A. As I drove up the I-5 corridor from the Southland, I shot some film clips of climbing up the Grapevine and the Altamont Summit and Grants Pass and a couple of clips showing you how to use every inch of the road while hurtling down the other side.

This is Mount Shasta looking a bit bereft of snowpack.
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This is Mount Shasta when I drove past in August 2003.
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And this shot of Lake Shasta looks awfully similar to Lake Mead which is damn close to half empty itself. It appears that we are sucking our lakes dry out west.
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I drove along a cell tower access path along the lake and took this shot at the edge of the roadway.
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Since then, I have done three more calls in the Portland area, camped under the stars and under the lights at Wal*Mart and lightly flogged a Camper Special (which I will do a write up on shortly in the Type 2 forum), and I even drank two beers at the Lucky Lab with some of our greater Portland area VW aficionados here, met Gypsie himself for the first time.
Colin :drunken:
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,885 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,899 miles

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Post by hambone » Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:39 am

A pleasure seein ya again. Safe travels as always.
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Post by dhoch14 » Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:53 am

have fun on the rest of your trip colin. Thanks for all the help.

I took the bus to the beach on Friday and she ran like a champ. Although there was some slight oil leakage from the right valve cover. Guess I'll put some RTV on there next time. :)

-dave
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Post by Amskeptic » Mon Aug 27, 2007 6:38 pm

dhoch14 wrote: Guess I'll put some RTV on there next time. :)
Fie! Off with his head!
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,885 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,899 miles

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Post by dhoch14 » Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:32 pm

just keeeeeeeeding.

I'm thinking maybe the valve cover is warped. guess, I'll figure it out when I get to it.

in other news....I need an expert opinion if possible. I've tracked down two options for a new brake booster:

1) used for $50.
2) rebuilt for $75 + shipping.

what does yee wise one recommend?

-dave
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Post by Westy78 » Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:56 pm

dhoch14 wrote:just keeeeeeeeding.

I'm thinking maybe the valve cover is warped. guess, I'll figure it out when I get to it.

in other news....I need an expert opinion if possible. I've tracked down two options for a new brake booster:

1) used for $50.
2) rebuilt for $75 + shipping.

what does yee wise one recommend?

-dave
Rebuilt by who? The only outfit I've heard that rebuilds them is down in Texas I think. Haven't heard anything bad about them. If it were me I'd go for the rebuilt. With a used one you don't know how worn the diaphragm is inside.
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Post by dhoch14 » Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:59 pm

The one I am referring to is in Texas. The Bus Co referred me to them.

I might go that route too. That way, I at least know I'm getting something working and not trusting someone's word.
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Post by Velokid1 » Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:01 am

Uh dudes, Oregon SO totally rocks.

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Post by hambone » Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:10 am

And thankfully there is still wilderness here. I'm not sure why but most humans clump to the land of concrete traffic and mad-mazes...Which is fine by me otherwise there wouldn't BE wilderness.
I'll just be glad when my spaceship comes to get me. I've had about enough.
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Post by soulful66 » Fri Aug 31, 2007 8:07 pm

Those photo you are posting are making me jealous that my bus has to many issuses to go out on the trip! Have fun, and keep those photos coming.
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Post by Amskeptic » Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:05 am

soulful66 wrote:Those photo you are posting are making me jealous that my bus has to many issuses to go out on the trip! Have fun, and keep those photos coming.
Best Regards,
John
Get your issues squared away. It is a weird thing, I am sure, to have issues continuing to crop up, a real hit against the necessary basic trust that you must have to comfortably hit the road. . . but there IS such a thing as life with a trustworthy bus.
Colin
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,885 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,899 miles

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