Interest Gauge, Step On In

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Re: Interest Gauge, Step On In

Post by aopisa » Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:00 pm

In one sense, the time has gone by very quickly.

Yet, after this winter, anything that shows signs of life seems like years ago

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This seems like it escaped from my brain eons ago.

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I'm sure most of it will come back though! :flower:
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Re: Interest Gauge, Step On In

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:13 pm

aopisa wrote: In one sense, the time has gone by very quickly.
Yet, after this winter, anything that shows signs of life seems like years ago

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Can you SEE the horrible paint-matching on the left front of the BobD in your picture? That greenishness? I scratched that green off with my fingernails over the past five months
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(until I hit the repair area where the primer was too grippy so I had to finish removing all that green/ grey primer with GumOut).

Just repainted the left front five days ago in Casa Grande, AZ with my own paint-matching using a little Rustoleum black, some L90D white, some yellow, a shot of red, and the lousy spray paint from NAPA Auto Parts:

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aopisa wrote: This seems like it escaped from my brain eons ago.
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What on Earth is that hieroglyfic oddity? Cooling schematics for a Yankee nuclear power plant?
Colin :bom:
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 108,000 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 8:03 pm

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Can you SEE the horrible paint-matching on the left front of the BobD in your picture? That greenishness? I scratched that green off with my fingernails over the past five months
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(until I hit the repair area where the primer was too grippy so I had to finish removing all that green/ grey primer with GumOut).

Just repainted the left front five days ago in Casa Grande, AZ with my own paint-matching using a little Rustoleum black, some L90D white, some yellow, a shot of red, and the lousy spray paint from NAPA Auto Parts:

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aopisa wrote: This seems like it escaped from my brain eons ago.
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What on Earth is that hieroglyfic oddity? Cooling schematics for a Yankee nuclear power plant?
Colin :bom:

I thought that horrible green was the lighting and what Adobe Lightroom was doing to the photo. I was thinking to myself, "Colin is going to say something to me about mis-representing the color of of the BobD." Nice work. Is there a part number for that fingernail paint removal tool?

Isn't that a diagram of the Jarvik-7?
1977 Westy 2.0L F.I.

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 tvargs » Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:06 pm

Colin - Would thoroughly enjoy your company and mental/physical/emotional prowess for a day when you're in the Bay Area. -Tim
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Post by Amskeptic » Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:20 pm

tvargs wrote:Colin - Would thoroughly enjoy your company and mental/physical/emotional prowess for a day when you're in the Bay Area. -Tim
Would be happy to oblige in seismically quiet period. Please remain apprised of protocols and procedures and tell me again, when is it sunny and warm there????
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 108,000 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 tvargs » Sat Mar 19, 2011 12:16 am

We just came off the coldest summer, ever. November wasn't so bad, though!
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Post by Amskeptic » Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:02 pm

tvargs wrote:We just came off the coldest summer, ever. November wasn't so bad, though!
Then we might have to make it November then. I remember that summer, whining about the 52* and drizzly in Portland OR on July 4th! Then, when it finally hit 80* up there, I had to go the next day to . . . Eureka! 54* and marine layerish! It did hit 60 though and the sun came out a little in the afternoon.
When I finally hit the 118* in Baker CA, it was like home-sweet-home, put on a sweater and have some hot chocolate and warm up by the . . . asphalt.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 108,000 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 jeb1978 » Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:03 pm

Amskeptic wrote:
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!
Colin
Yup, regardless, I'm interested in a visit to what (if anything) can be done...
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Post by Amskeptic » Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:19 pm

Bartoli wrote:
Amskeptic wrote:
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!
Colin
Yup, regardless, I'm interested in a visit to what (if anything) can be done...
Oh I got some tricks. And I do love inspecting a nice air-cooled VW and finding 47 issues in 45 minutes.
Colin :cyclopsani:
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 108,000 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 jimbear » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:30 pm

I am most likely in.
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Re: Interest Gauge, Step On In

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:29 am

jimbear wrote:I am most likely in.
We mostly like your commitment sort of.
Colin :flower:
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 108,000 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 jimbear » Thu Mar 24, 2011 6:43 pm

Depends on timing and of course funds...mostly...
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Re: Interest Gauge, Step On In

Post by fancy pants » Thu Mar 24, 2011 7:32 pm

Hi Colin -

I could use a visit when you get to Portland.

John
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Re: Interest Gauge, Step On In

Post by Amskeptic » Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:42 pm

fancy pants wrote:Hi Colin -

I could use a visit when you get to Portland.

John
Well that would be nice. Maybe I could drive your VW sometime!
Colin
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 108,000 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 poptop tom » Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:55 am

Colin,

Count me in when you roll through in June. Still addressing a few issues. Hopefully none major.

I'll start compiling and list and knocking out what I'm immediately capable of!

Belleplaine and I are working on a guy, local to me, whose a new bus owner and could use your help. ((He also owns a microbrewery just 5 minutes from the shop)

Tom
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