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Re: Interest Gauge, Step On In

Post by Sluggo » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:49 pm

I'll definitely need your help this time around.
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Re: Interest Gauge, Step On In

Post by jeb1978 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:58 pm

I could use my steering looked at....
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Re: Interest Gauge, Step On In

Post by Amskeptic » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:09 pm

Bartoli wrote:I could use my steering looked at....
Still bugging you? I need to be reminded if you have a long list of new parts under there, like tie rods and drag links and ball joints, the summ of which will make your car damn close to undriveable until they loosen up.
Colin
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: Interest Gauge, Step On In

Post by Amskeptic » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:15 pm

Hippie wrote:
Amskeptic wrote:...Then I would have to twist everybody's arms to remind them that maintenance and repairs is good any time of the season Actually.
Colin :cyclopsani:
Depending on the area and the season, good for the bus. Not so good for the mechanics. Freezing drizzle or cold rain and wind anyone?
See, that is exactly my point. No one wants to suffer a day of my whining and complaining and shivering and dramatic escapes from the garage to catch 15 seconds of sun between the scuttling clouds. If I go across in the broiling heat of summer under a beating sun, then we all get to enjoy loose muscles and good humor just before you pass out complaining of black dots in your field of vision. Ask Myopolis . . . poor guy.
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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: Interest Gauge, Step On In

Post by Hippie » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:34 am

Naughty old heat stroke. I quit shivering at about 85* myself.
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Re: Interest Gauge, Step On In

Post by jeb1978 » Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:09 pm

Amskeptic wrote:
Bartoli wrote:I could use my steering looked at....
Still bugging you? I need to be reminded if you have a long list of new parts under there, like tie rods and drag links and ball joints, the summ of which will make your car damn close to undriveable until they loosen up.
Colin
Steering box isn't new. Pretty much everything else is (front beam, shocks, ball joints, drag link, both tie rods, swing lever bushings, steering damper). Even the Hankook RA08 tires were put on new after the front end rebuild.

Been about 10,000 miles since all the parts. Still tight.
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Re: Interest Gauge, Step On In

Post by Amskeptic » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:27 pm

Bartoli wrote:
Been about 10,000 miles since all the parts. Still tight.
It is criminal, the decision-making of some of these parts suppliers.
There appears to be no known cure but insane amounts of driving.
We can try to install zerk fittings but even a serious dose of grease did not help the Road Warrior loosen up, and I was doing hundreds of miles of dirt rock-strewn roads.
I still miss that car!
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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: Interest Gauge, Step On In

Post by midatlanticys » Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:53 am

CK - pls pencil us in for an October (November?) day, starting in Austin then Westwards towards NM - Thanks!!
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Re: Interest Gauge, Step On In

Post by Amskeptic » Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:33 pm

midatlanticys wrote:CK - pls pencil us in for an October (November?) day, starting in Austin then Westwards towards NM - Thanks!!
You want an appointment right when you wake up your bus, or is later, like Los Alamos, NM good?
Colin
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: Interest Gauge, Step On In

Post by midatlanticys » Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:09 pm

Amskeptic wrote:You want an appointment right when you wake up your bus, or is later, like Los Alamos, NM good?
Colin
If & whenever our paths cross will be fine. Lets see how the '11 schedule comes together, but yes, Los Alamos would also be good, possibly great!!
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Re: Interest Gauge, Step On In

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:38 am

midatlanticys wrote:
Amskeptic wrote:You want an appointment right when you wake up your bus, or is later, like Los Alamos, NM good?
Colin
If & whenever our paths cross will be fine. Lets see how the '11 schedule comes together, but yes, Los Alamos would also be good, possibly great!!
There is a good bunch of people up in Los Alamos, bright, humorous, bus-loyal, they all design the latest deadly weapons with total planetary annihilation as their goal, and they all have pianos in their houses as well as curious children surrounded by spectacular scenery.
Colin :shaking2:
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: Interest Gauge, Step On In

Post by aopisa » Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:29 pm

I can't blame you for avoiding the East after this wretched winter. If you happen to get some appointments going in the New England area, I think it's time for a refresher and continuation of the Bus 101 course. Let me know if things start to gel for a NE swing.
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Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate. - Chuang Tzu

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Re: Interest Gauge, Step On In

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:51 am

aopisa wrote:I can't blame you for avoiding the East after this wretched winter. If you happen to get some appointments going in the New England area, I think it's time for a refresher and continuation of the Bus 101 course. Let me know if things start to gel for a NE swing.
You are on my list. Late May-ish? More leaves on the trees this time!
Colin
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: Interest Gauge, Step On In

Post by aopisa » Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:28 pm

Amskeptic wrote:
aopisa wrote:I can't blame you for avoiding the East after this wretched winter. If you happen to get some appointments going in the New England area, I think it's time for a refresher and continuation of the Bus 101 course. Let me know if things start to gel for a NE swing.
You are on my list. Late May-ish? More leaves on the trees this time!
Colin
Yes, warmer and greener! Our buses might just fade into the surroundings like chameleons!
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Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate. - Chuang Tzu

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Re: Interest Gauge, Step On In

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:13 pm

aopisa wrote:
Yes, warmer and greener! Our buses might just fade into the surroundings like chameleons!
Does it seem like almost a year ago?
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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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