Itinerant Air-Cooled Greetings From Oregon

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Itinerant Air-Cooled Greetings From Oregon

Post by Amskeptic » Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:04 pm

This is a beautiful country. Although I have been complaining incessantly about being gyped of a hot sunny summer so far, there have been some stunning vistas.

South Dakota I-90
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Washington Mount Saint Helens
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Oregon Mount Hood
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How can you not be in love with this planet?

I am in Portland for the next week. Hope to get a Lucky Lab gathering together. . . .
Colin
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Post by Birdibus » Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:49 am

I'm sure we can order a heatwave for you when you come to southern California. We just ended a 5 day stretch over 105 degrees, one day of which was 110. (melting)

Cloudy skies and snowy mountains seem appealing to me right now. Very lovely photos.

I have sold the trailer and now we have room to work on VWs in the shade of the carport. I bought some fogger jets to use with drip irrigation tubing, in case we need some relief from heat.
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Post by IFBwax » Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:30 am

Colin the forecast for our day together is 98. I hope they're wrong.
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Post by Mr Blotto » Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:37 am

IFBwax wrote:Colin the forecast for our day together is 98. I hope they're wrong.
Just put the diet coke on a constant IV drip - he will be fine.... :geek: :geek:
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Post by IFBwax » Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:40 am

Mr Blotto wrote:
IFBwax wrote:Colin the forecast for our day together is 98. I hope they're wrong.
Just put the diet coke on a constant IV drip - he will be fine.... :geek: :geek:
It's not Colin I'm worried about. Those tight shorts he wears are like those G-Force, blackout suits fighter pilots used to wear that contrict your blood vessels from going to your legs.

I, on the other hand, am in trouble.
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Post by hambone » Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:45 am

Your handy NWS forecast for Portland:

Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 75. Calm wind becoming northwest between 6 and 9 mph.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Northwest wind between 5 and 9 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 76. North northwest wind between 5 and 9 mph.

Wednesday Night: Increasing clouds, with a low around 52. Northwest wind between 5 and 9 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Northwest wind between 5 and 7 mph.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 54.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 93.

Friday Night: Clear, with a low around 56.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 95.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 95.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87
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Post by dhoch14 » Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:52 am

only 76 for tomorrow? awesome.

who is taking bets that I did NOT get every single part for the rebuild with colin?

I'm saying the odds are 5/2 that I got it wrong. Of course, secretly I'm hoping I didn't, but you never know....

I had to have the German girl go to Always today to pick up Rod bearings b/c Dan Hall (said they had a pair, but were rusted), Trafton, and Halsey didn't have any.

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Post by Bookwus » Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:50 pm

Hiya dhoch,

Did you give Discount Import Parts a call on those bearings?
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Post by dhoch14 » Tue Jun 24, 2008 2:27 pm

yes i called Discount. They are my #1 choice for parts since they have a store in beaverton.

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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Greetings From Oregon

Post by amishman » Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:07 pm

Amskeptic wrote:This is a beautiful country. Although I have been complaining incessantly about being gyped of a hot sunny summer so far, there have been some stunning vistas.


Colin
Come on down to California. Hot hot hot and so smokey from billions of fires you can't see your weenut when going to the potty outside. Lookslike crap down here.

:blackeye:

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Post by Ritter » Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:25 pm

amishman wrote:and so smokey from billions of fires you can't see your weenut when going to the potty outside. Lookslike crap down here.

:blackeye:

tj
I'll second the notion. Although it's been a little cooler than last week's 105*.
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Post by IFBwax » Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:26 pm

You guys need to move up here. The beer's better too.
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I can't believe you said that.

Post by pj » Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:40 pm

I can't believe you said that, not the part about the beer you maybe right on that.

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Post by bean5446 » Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:42 pm

A Lucky Lab meet? Whilst I and the family are in Portland? Oooooh, maybe we could swing my in our, gasp, Honda Crv. Totoro's clutch decided to start slipping pretty good on Monday. :( So no camping this weekend like we thought. Anyway, I'll keep my eyes peeled for any info on a time/date for the Lab.
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Re: I can't believe you said that.

Post by IFBwax » Tue Jun 24, 2008 3:42 pm

pj wrote:I can't believe you said that, not the part about the beer you maybe right on that.
Hey I moved here from Phoenix, by way of California. I figure Californians are going to move up here anyway, might as well be cool folks with VW Buses in tow.

Though PJ, it can't be hot where you live...right?
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