Greetings From Washington

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Greetings From Washington

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:44 pm

Got the classic old Mercedes running for Cheryle, but it needs transmission work. Just around the garage was a view of snow-capped Mount Saint Helens, "easy there, ya don't want to waken that sleeping mountain". To the other side of this hilltop spread was the sawmill. What drives the sawmill?

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Why, a VW engine of course.

I had asked noone in particular, "do you suppose that engine misses driving around up hill and down dale?" but then I thought, this engine has a view that most other VW engines will never get to enjoy back in their compartments. Then I thought, "Colin, perhaps you think too much."
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On my way to next call. Had such a great time caravanning with glasseye and satchmo and the weekend in Maupin with IFBwax, LiveonJG, static, tristessa, pj, whc03grady, spiffy, gypsie, soooooo many people and pictures too. . .
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BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 129,490 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 94,225 miles

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Post by dtrumbo » Tue Jun 17, 2008 3:51 pm

This is like that NORAD website that tracks Santa's travels! Now he's in MY STATE!!! Woo hoo! Only four days 'til Christmas!
- Dick

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Post by tristessa » Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:17 pm

Amskeptic wrote:Got the classic old Mercedes running for Cheryle, but it needs transmission work.
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I hate to say it because I outta know, but what year & model is her Benz?

.. and the thought just occurred to me that if there's a good shop in Portland for MBZ transmission work, Tram outta know who it is. I *think* I'm still on speaking terms with him. :lol:

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Post by MeyerII » Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:33 pm

tristessa wrote:.. and the thought just occurred to me that if there's a good shop in Portland for MBZ transmission work, Tram outta know who it is. I *think* I'm still on speaking terms with him. :lol:
Of COURSE you are! But Tram doesn't come here: you have to go over to Franklins, the SEWR or TS for a consult.

 
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Post by spiffy » Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:10 am

Glad you are taking some time to mosey on thru the area. Give a few honks of the horn when ya pass the 56th Street exit along I-5. Too bad the weather is still playing games with us, I got all nice and toasty in Maupin and now 60* feels cold again.
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Post by tristessa » Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:59 am

MeyerII wrote:Of COURSE you are! But Tram doesn't come here: you have to go over to Franklins, the SEWR or TS for a consult.
I was being facetious & silly about being on speaking terms, and I see Trammy in the T3 forum over on ThatSite fairly often. :cyclopsani:

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Post by Amskeptic » Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:53 am

tristessa wrote:
MeyerII wrote:Of COURSE you are! But Tram doesn't come here: you have to go over to Franklins, the SEWR or TS for a consult.
I was being facetious & silly about being on speaking terms, and I see Trammy in the T3 forum over on ThatSite fairly often. :cyclopsani:
The MB is not going to be repaired before sale. It needs loving attention and that will most likely come from an enthusiastic new owner.
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BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 129,490 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 94,225 miles

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Post by ruckman101 » Sat Jun 21, 2008 4:18 pm

Indeedy. Running, but rough enough Colin wasn't able to diagnose wha da heck. Could be A, B, C, D, uhmn, or the fact the used engine dropped in wants to be mated to a manual transmission rather than the automatic in the car.

1972 250C (?). Two door coupe. Handsome handsome ride, body, interior in great shape. The original engine is around, as is the manual trans pieces off the engine currently in it.

Too many VW projects, can't afford Mercedes project, and, in reality, sale funds are financing the garage build. Gotta keep gas in the little engine Colin was kind enough to post photo's of, to mill the timbers for the garage, a replacement for the carport last winter's snows brought crashing to the ground.

And it's my opinion that that little engine is pleased as punch to be ripping boards from trees used to build shelter and all manner of things for folks. It's already supplied the lumber for Cheryle's house, and now a garage, plus countless other projects.


Thanks again Colin, for the brief stopover.
neal and Cheryle
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Post by glasseye » Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:40 pm

ruckman101 wrote:
And it's my opinion that that little engine is pleased as punch to be ripping boards from trees used to build shelter and all manner of things for folks. It's already supplied the lumber for Cheryle's house, and now a garage, plus countless other projects.

neal and Cheryle

Gawd. :drunken: I get my wood from a local sawmill and I think I'm cool because I know how to cut it to length. :cyclopsani:

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