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scruffy
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Florida Keys?

Post by scruffy » Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:49 pm

Would there be any possibility of tempting you to come on down to Key West for a day?

Let me know

Jim Sweet AKA Scruffy

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Re: Florida Keys?

Post by Amskeptic » Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:58 pm

scruffy wrote:Would there be any possibility of tempting you to come on down to Key West for a day?

Let me know

Jim Sweet AKA Scruffy
Sure. What is on your list?
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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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My List

Post by scruffy » Thu Feb 28, 2008 6:16 pm

Hey Colin,
I have a 1982 westfalia, 35K on the Boston Bob rebuild. it's actually in pretty good shape.
My list? General look-see, AFM adjustment, Brake inspection, Investigate oil leak from after-market oil-cooler adapter. That should keep us busy for a bit.

Thanks

Jim Sweet

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Re: My List

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:07 pm

scruffy wrote: My list? General look-see, AFM adjustment, Brake inspection, Investigate oil leak from after-market oil-cooler adapter. That should keep us busy for a bit.
Yep, and I am pretty good at finding new horrifying things that must be attended to. . . .
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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Oh HORRORS!

Post by scruffy » Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:37 pm

That's kinda what I figured. Better now than sometime "down the road"
My plan is to hit the road next year and travel. I'm pretty good with a wrench, but I'm always open to learning more.
Let me know when you want to come to Key West. For now my daze off are Tuesday Wednesday.

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Itinerary 08

Post by orng bus driver » Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:48 pm

I would like to be penciled in for a visit when you come thru Ohio. I dont know what my bus needs yet, and it is 2600 miles or so away.( I bought it while on vacation. The bus is in Templeton, California and I am in Canton, Ohio, awaiting shipping at a reasonable price. I could get it shipped right now if money were no object) All I know that is wrong with it right now is that something is draining the battery. My goal is to make it a good runnin bus year-round in the cold Ohio winters. Maybe even with a heater that heats?!?
So how long do I have until I have to commit ? (that sounds like something I said to HER last night)
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Post by glasseye » Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:51 am

Reminds me of a motorcycle ad I saw on TV.

Day exterior, large country porch. Grandpa and two youngsters are whiling away the summer afternoon.

Grandpa: "Yah, I was gonna buy a Harley and ride it across the country"

Kids: "Oooooh! Did ya, Gramps, did ya?"

Grandpa: "Nope. I bought vinyl siding instead."
"This war will pay for itself."
Paul Wolfowitz, speaking of Iraq.

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Post by Amskeptic » Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:24 pm

After my editing, your post looks like a Grandpa interrupting the dinner conversation about commodities futures, "heh, that li'l Plymouth sure could go like scat. . . . . ."

So, deposits? Folks, deposits.
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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Post by dtrumbo » Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:32 pm

Amskeptic wrote:So, deposits? Folks, deposits.
Colin
Just sent mine. June can't come quick enough! Especially since it snowed here (again!) yesterday.
- Dick

1970 Transporter. 2015cc, dual Weber IDF 40's
1978 Riviera Camper. Bone stock GE 2.0L F.I.
1979 Super Beetle convertible.

... as it turns out, it was the coil!

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Post by Amskeptic » Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:34 pm

dtrumbo wrote:
Amskeptic wrote:So, deposits? Folks, deposits.
Colin
Just sent mine. June can't come quick enough! Especially since it snowed here (again!) yesterday.
Sn-sn-sn-snowed? No no no no we don't don't do snow and Volkswagen valve adjustments at the same time. No. We don't.
Colin 82* and muggy here in Austin
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 dtrumbo » Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:52 pm

Amskeptic wrote:Sn-sn-sn-snowed? No no no no we don't don't do snow and Volkswagen valve adjustments at the same time. No. We don't.
That's why we have the three-bay shop. \:D/
- Dick

1970 Transporter. 2015cc, dual Weber IDF 40's
1978 Riviera Camper. Bone stock GE 2.0L F.I.
1979 Super Beetle convertible.

... as it turns out, it was the coil!

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Post by Amskeptic » Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:25 am

dtrumbo wrote:we have the three-bay shop. \:D/
Ahhh yessss. Bring it on.
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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Post by BusBerd » Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:50 pm

Hey Colin,

Minnesota seems underrepresented this year! What say ye to a day in Minneapolis? Can do?
remember the bad rebuild? (rocker arm supports in upside down, etc) Well it is running a little better now. Let me know if/when you may have time.
I have no specific goal other than to fine tune the engine (and fine tune my understanding of my engine). I am taking it to Yellowstone and back next week.

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Post by Amskeptic » Sat Apr 05, 2008 10:01 am

BusBerd wrote:Hey Colin,

Minnesota seems underrepresented this year! What say ye
Ayeeee. Greys Lake IL on the 7th of June, Missoula MT on the 11th. . . . can we pull this off?
Cilin
ARE YOUR BRIDGES ABLE TO SUPPORT MY LOADED BUS?
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 renobdarb » Sat Apr 05, 2008 5:27 pm

Hmmmmm... can I convince you to cruise the bus through the Tetons to Jackson, Wyo., around June 9 or 10 on your way to Missoula? Maybe we could do just a half-day if you're in a rush...

BusBerd... just want to make sure you're aware most of Yellowstone roads won't begin to open until April 18...

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