The TBRRupturedDuck Travel Thread

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Re: The TBRRupturedDuck Travel Thread

Post by sped372 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:59 am

Amskeptic wrote:You want to cruise at 60, you get sleepy with boredom.
60 on the interstate is either scary or boring, depending on the traffic. 60 on the highway is bliss; there's so much more to see. I find myself getting bored on the interstate even at 72 in a "modern" car.
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Re: The TBRRupturedDuck Travel Thread

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:14 am

sped372 wrote:
Amskeptic wrote:You want to cruise at 60, you get sleepy with boredom.
60 on the interstate is either scary or boring, depending on the traffic. 60 on the highway is bliss; there's so much more to see. I find myself getting bored on the interstate even at 72 in a "modern" car.
I had this conversation with Hambone a few years ago. He said secondary roads were the more beautiful. I have discovered that interstates actually do the better job of avoiding the trashy displays of corporate big-box cookie-cutter strip mall visual litter every ten miles or so as you get snared in tedious stoplight derbies, at least out west. I think I will be doing more secondary roads with the TBRRupturedDuck until I get a read on its engine.
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Re: The TBRRupturedDuck Travel Thread

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:17 am

Elwood wrote:Colin, Barb reporting here. Had help today jacking up and finding wheel bearings undamaged but the part that has the adjustment threaded bolt with allenhead, had come loose and had 1/8 " play that was causing wheel to wobble and make the noize. Only have driven less than 200 miles and will need to replace the worn out bolt so that it can be tightened properly.

So once again thanks for your help and advice.

Safe and fun travels to you, storm brewing on the mountain this week, snow level expected at 7 thou but Im at 5 to 6 so should be ok. Not at all ready for winter and fall up here is usually warm and beautifull so bring that new guy up for a visit if it feels right. Would give my Elwood some inspiration. I have started to do a little polishing on the old chipped paint and he loved it :flower:
On our side of the car? On the right side?
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 101,475 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: The TBRRupturedDuck Travel Thread

Post by sped372 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:23 am

My point is that if you want a true sense of where you are, take the highway. If you want a filtered and truncated reality that holds the truth at arms-length take the interstate. I agree, at times you find yourself buried in frustration with stop-light hell but it's only because that's what's actually there... and I like getting a real sample, for what it's worth. I don't have any striking memories of driving on the interstate; I have plenty (ranging from staggeringly beautiful to downright bad) from the highway. The low points make the highlights shine even brighter. We were talking about not being bored, right? :cyclopsani:
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Post by Amskeptic » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:41 am

sped372 wrote:I don't have any striking memories of driving on the interstate

I do. :flower:

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Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 101,475 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
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Post by Elwood » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:57 am

Amskeptic wrote:
Elwood wrote:Colin, Barb reporting here. Had help today jacking up and finding wheel bearings undamaged but the part that has the adjustment threaded bolt with allenhead, had come loose and had 1/8 " play that was causing wheel to wobble and make the noize. Only have driven less than 200 miles and will need to replace the worn out bolt so that it can be tightened properly.
On our side of the car? On the right side?
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No it was the passenger side that you replaced the bad bearings on. The allenhead was so worn out that it took two sizes to even get a grip, will have to be replaced soon.

I try to avoid interstates because of the truck traffic and speed. but agree with Colin on the small towns with traffic lights and no redeaming scenic value. Getting out of LA area is a major pain and one of reasons I don,t travel much.
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Post by rustbus » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:24 am

Today is the big day yeah!

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Post by ruckman101 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:55 pm

It's starting to rain. Colin must be landing.


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Post by Sylvester » Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:57 pm

ruckman101 wrote:It's starting to rain. Colin must be landing.


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Post by Hippie » Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:46 pm

Elwood wrote:I try to avoid interstates because of the truck traffic and speed.
Me too. I like the small towns, usually. Big city stoplights is a drag though. old Route 66 is fun to follow through New Mexico and east up through Oklahoma.
Some highways are faster and more direct than the interstate too.
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Post by glasseye » Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:47 pm

Interstates are like eating at McDonalds. It's not a meal, rather a solution to a problem.
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Re: The TBRRupturedDuck Travel Thread

Post by Hippie » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:24 pm

glasseye wrote:Interstates are like eating at McDonalds. It's not a meal, rather a solution to a problem.
Well said.
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Post by Amskeptic » Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:11 pm

Elwood wrote:
Amskeptic wrote: On our side of the car? On the right side?
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No it was the passenger side
That is our side, the side I worked on. :shaking:
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 101,475 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Post by Elwood » Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:59 am

Yes, it was the "Our" side that was confusin' Ha Ha I was totaly useless that day and took you to mean us as in "drivers" side. Anyway do not want to look a gift horse in the mouth and Dennis even mentioned your knowledge and how it would have been easy to think that the bolt was tight enough, considering its sad shape.

Welcome to the west coast??? I think.
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Post by Hippie » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:26 am

Elwood wrote:Yes, it was the "Our" side that was confusin' Ha Ha I was totaly useless that day and took you to mean us as in "drivers" side. Anyway do not want to look a gift horse in the mouth and Dennis even mentioned your knowledge and how it would have been easy to think that the bolt was tight enough, considering its sad shape.

Welcome to the west coast??? I think.
Is that one of those crappy aluminum nuts with the cross bolt that pinches the nut tight on the shaft?
I hate those. They strip out or stretch and fatigue--and seem to get loose by themselves. I miss the old Beetle style one-time winged washer that you bend over the flats of the nut. I never had trouble with those kind.
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