Emergency Engine Teardown Thread

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Re: Emergency Engine Teardown Thread

Post by glasseye » Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:04 am

"Adventure is discomfort, recounted at leisure"
Somebody-or-other.

Another epic tale. :salute:
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Re: Emergency Engine Teardown Thread

Post by steve74baywin » Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:11 am

Amskeptic wrote:so I can hate on the Christmas music and enjoy a hot cup of coffee (free refill! she saw my saga in the intersection!) while I wait for my sweatshirt to dry out ... and to chat with you all of course.
ColinItRunsOnceMore
I miss out on all the fun.
Seems I was away for your accidents, and now this.
I've been busy over here, haven't read anything here on the IAC, until today.

Well, hope you make it to Atlanta, you got one day.

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Re: Emergency Engine Teardown Thread

Post by Elwood » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:01 am

Amskeptic wrote:
Elwood wrote:
Lanval wrote:Epic. Someday I must write your tale in dactylic hexameter.

Michael L

Oh brother im so impressed.
If this is dripping scorn, let me know, Elwood ... so I can delete it.
Elwood has been passed by many a fast Cadillac, did he care?
No. He drove to the Arctic Circle and back.
Colin :cyclopsani:

"O Brother, Where Art Thou ?" a Coen Brothers film loosely based on Homer's Odyssey. Satire set in rural Mississippi. Very funny and well done.

I was not being scornfull and would welcome reading anyones take on your travels, however, when you add your humor it is delightfull.

Delete if you think it keeps the peace with Lanval.

Elwood and I pay little attention to who or what pass us on the road.
the smiles and peace signs say it all.
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Re: Emergency Engine Teardown Thread

Post by IFBwax » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:43 am

Bravo!!!
The best navigators aren't sure where they're going until they get there. And then they're still not sure.

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Re: Emergency Engine Teardown Thread

Post by Amskeptic » Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:12 pm

IFBwax wrote:Bravo!!!
IFBwax!, nice to see you round these parts.
I owe you a picture and am delighted to be less than a week away from actually sitting at a drawing board for the first time in two years.
Colin
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 111,075 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: Emergency Engine Teardown Thread

Post by IFBwax » Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:51 pm

I remember. And Lani just got braces!!! Ha!
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Re: Emergency Engine Teardown Thread

Post by satchmo » Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:00 pm

glasseye wrote:"Adventure is discomfort, recounted at leisure"
Somebody-or-other.

Another epic tale. :salute:

"An adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered."

Also by Somebody O. Other
By three methods we may learn wisdom:
First, by reflection, which is noblest;
second, by immitation, which is easiest;
and third, by experience, which is bitterest. -Confucius

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Re: Emergency Engine Teardown Thread

Post by hambone » Wed Nov 23, 2011 9:16 pm

Save your nickels and get some decent heads, kid.
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Re: Emergency Engine Teardown Thread

Post by Amskeptic » Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:04 pm

hambone wrote:Save your nickels and get some decent heads, kid.
I have already bonded with these dirty little pound puppies. As long as they work, I am using them.

.... Original Heads Compression: 115/120/120/125
"New" Yuma Heads Compression: 140/150/140/140
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(*** I might have overflycut to clean up that barrel groove)
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 111,075 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: Emergency Engine Teardown Thread

Post by dingo » Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:32 pm

i like that higher compression....im curious, does the optimal igniition-timing shift in relation to a change in compression ?
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Re: Emergency Engine Teardown Thread

Post by johnl » Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:42 pm

Colin, I can't believe that I have not heard from at least a dozen people about "some old guy in shorty shorts and a wife beater broke down in one of them bugbuses on Louiville Ave.". I am considered by most people (not me!) to be the resident vw guru in WEST Monroe and I hate that my first post has to be an apology for the a-holes in Monroe. I won't chastise you for not calling me to help because I can't remember if I've PMed you my number! I'm glad you made it out of this god-forsaken town and if you come this way again look me up. Peace, good road and WRITE THE BOOK!!! John

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Re: Emergency Engine Teardown Thread

Post by Amskeptic » Thu Nov 24, 2011 5:22 pm

johnl wrote:Colin, I can't believe that I have not heard from at least a dozen people about "some old guy in shorty shorts and a wife beater broke down in one of them bugbuses on Louiville Ave."
Aw shucks, I was in black Levis and a purple sweatshirt on Martin Luther King Blvd when I was spoon feeding it gas into the parking lot at dusk in the rain. So, yeah, maybe one or two people ...
johnl wrote: I hate that my first post has to be an apology for the a-holes in Monroe.
People inside their cars were ... not especially helpful, but the people I met in person were all very nice.
johnl wrote: WRITE THE BOOK!!! John
That's what i'm here to do, once I digest this Thanksgiving dinner.
Good grief, my stomach is sitting here :shaking2: "are you kidding? are you kidding? a month of road food and now THIS????"
Colin
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 111,075 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: Emergency Engine Teardown Thread

Post by James Dwan » Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:16 am

Elwood wrote: James, hope you are better. I think what you did for Colin was great for all of us on IAC to see. I know what you mean about watching him work his wonders.

btw I love your white walls on your beautifull splittie! What are they? may I ask?

Barb/Elwood
I'm still coughing up lung cookies but feel fine, thanks. Those ww tires are BF. Goodrich Silvertown 6.70 - 15 load range B 4 ply polyesters They make me happy when I look at them :flower:

Amskeptic wrote: HOW IS YOUR BUS RUNNING?? We did spend a day with it while my cold remitted and your cold built up. I had fun driving your Type 4 bus like a double-clutching maniac, "dang scooter! these little buggies really move OUT now".
Colin
Bus is running fine but still takes about 30 seconds to start initially but only 5 seconds after that until it gets cold again. I'll need to address that before it turns cold on Monday. Sorry to hear about your intersection nightmare. Mybe you should put FI into that Bus :joker:
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