Itinerant Air-Cooled in New Mexico

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Itinerant Air-Cooled in New Mexico

Post by Amskeptic » Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:06 pm

Not really an intermission anymore as I am heading east to get back to work where I left off.

New Mexico abandoned farm:
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I love these swoopy fenders surrounding that lump of an engine:
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This is a "crash" box (non-synchromesh) where you can see the gears themselves slide across the mainshaft. This here is a three-speed + reverse:
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Clutch action was surprisingly heavy:
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As were the brakes which are mechanical pull-rods working on expander cams inside the drums. My guess is that this thing would have been a handful on a major downhill with curves:
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Here is an exteral contracting band emergency brake lining, working on a drum at the end of the transmission. What made these so delightful that they had to be outlawed was that they would stop the driveshaft but the rotational inertia would split at the differential, giving you one wheel going forward and the other backwards. . . this promoted. . . . . accidents.
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Then dammitall, wouldn't you know it, I got stuck again.
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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 Velokid1 » Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:14 pm

Hahaha!

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Post by Birdibus » Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:31 pm

LOL!
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(That house looks like adobe)
71 bus, 74 westy

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Re: IAC New Mexico > east

Post by Sylvester » Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:10 am

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Well, did you get it running again?I bet they didn't have spare parts at the FLAPs.
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue, I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace. Where never lark, or even eagle flew. And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod, The high untrespassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

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Post by Amskeptic » Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:45 pm

Later in New Mexico, I took an exit down some ranch road to get out and stretch.

Look! Horse!
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And then there were two!
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The first horse I think was the boss, as he was continually scoping out the situation:
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Then, as I was just taking in the scenery on this beautiful afternoon far from the foibles of humanity, I realized a new twist on the Theory of Relativity. Sometimes you think you are taking in the scenery. . . sometimes, it is the scenery that is taking you in:
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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 zblair » Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:48 pm

WOW!
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Post by Sluggo » Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:48 pm

Amskeptic wrote:Then, as I was just taking in the scenery on this beautiful afternoon far from the foibles of humanity, I realized a new twist on the Theory of Relativity. Sometimes you think you are taking in the scenery. . . sometimes, it is the scenery that is taking you in:
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Nice!
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Post by mojo » Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:55 pm

wonderful pictures!

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Post by Amskeptic » Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:04 pm

mojo wrote:wonderful pictures!
Thankee, miss. I am in Amarillo for a couple of hours before heading east still further. Said goodbye to all that open sky over buttes country, now it is flat and grassy. The west has such a pull on me right now.
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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 vwlover77 » Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:07 pm

Beautiful!

Ussins here in Ohio have been having absolutely boootiful weather this week! When ya fixin' ta be in these here parts?
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Post by Amskeptic » Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:30 pm

vwlover77 wrote:Beautiful!

Ussins here in Ohio have been having absolutely boootiful weather this week! When ya fixin' ta be in these here parts?
Soon. Like October One-er-so.
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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 Sylvester » Sat Sep 27, 2008 9:57 pm

Amskeptic wrote:Image
Imagine this photo if you were moving 65 MPH.

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!11
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue, I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace. Where never lark, or even eagle flew. And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod, The high untrespassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

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