This Will Not Do

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Re: This Will Not Do

Post by sped372 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:20 am

RSorak 71Westy wrote:I'm loving the fact of a type 1 bus tour.....
Same here. Looking forward to reading/seeing it. Photos of the Duck always made me do a double take... it's the same year and color as ours but obviously without the Westy kit.

The Duck:
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Schnappi, the Duck's brother:
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I wonder how close they were on the assembly line. Hope you enjoy the backroads Colin!
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Post by Amskeptic » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:55 am

sped372 wrote:Hope you enjoy the backroads Colin!
Heck, I'll take just a sunny day. This weather has me almost upside down.

I will throwing myself upon the mercy of others starting today.

Engine pull of the To Be Renamed Ruptured Duck to desperately try to cancel a vibration in the engine.
Attempt to switch over CHT gauge to Type 1 #3 spark plug area.
Lubrication/bearing/brake check.
Transfer all my travelling road show to TBRRD.
This at Hambone Manor.

Keith Ebbert appointment in White Salmon Washington will be the first TBRRD journey.

:silent: If it is a FAIL:
Put everything back in the BobD and scram to California and rest of itinerary, after dropping off the TBRRD at pj's CandyApple Red Volkswagen Palace in Battleground (his wife offered to sacrifice the garage spot of her daily driver, it just brings tears to my eyes). Fly to Portland from Atlanta GA to pick up TBRRD after the itinerary or, my preference,
do a road trip to Portland and have full tool back-up with a willing co-driver.

:thumbleft: If it is a success:
The BobD gets to rest at the pj Palace until I fly/drive to Portland from Atlanta in late September.
or something
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,885 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,899 miles

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Re: This Will Not Do

Post by sped372 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:08 am

It'll be interesting. In my experience a T1 bus knows only a loosely defined schedule. It gets there when it gets there. Hopefully it doesn't throw a wrench into your punctual-itinerant style.
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Re: This Will Not Do

Post by hambone » Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:19 pm

I find my bus to be exceedingly reliable and punctual; however it is a bit slower. All of my camp trips are planned on a pretty thin margin, and God knows if the road will still be there when you get there! But after many years of this, I see that it is an exceptional vehicle for these high demands. Incredible really.
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Post by sped372 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:25 pm

My sentiment has nothing to do with reliability. All I mean is that in a modern car I can pretty much judge how long it will take to get somewhere based solely on how many miles must be traveled. 100 miles? An hour and a half. Just about anytime, anywhere. In the bus? Could be anywhere on up to three hours. It just depends. How many stops and starts? Hills? I can't plan to be somewhere within a 5 minute window. Wouldn't trade it for anything.
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Post by sailorkh » Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:39 pm

Amskeptic wrote: To Be Renamed Ruptured Duck TBRRD.
Rename the Duck?? I think the name is just fine as is
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ruptured_Duck_(B-25)

If you need any help or work spaces in the SF Bay area, let me know. Maybe we could even meet for beer and pizza and give a toast to the DUCK! :occasion5:
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Re: This Will Not Do

Post by hambone » Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:43 pm

I like Bookwus better. Reminds me of my pal.
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Post by dtrumbo » Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:58 pm

How about 'Troy' since he was thrown under said bus for the first page and a half of this thread.

I kid, I kid. :flower:
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Post by BellePlaine » Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:30 pm

sailorkh wrote:
Amskeptic wrote: To Be Renamed Ruptured Duck TBRRD.
Rename the Duck?? I think the name is just fine as is
I'm curious as well for an explanation for the need to rename. I don't get it. Doesn’t the RD have good mojo?
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Post by poptop tom » Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:19 am

BellePlaine wrote:
sailorkh wrote:
Amskeptic wrote: To Be Renamed Ruptured Duck TBRRD.
Rename the Duck?? I think the name is just fine as is
I'm curious as well for an explanation for the need to rename. I don't get it. Doesn’t the RD have good mojo?
....and the BobD is still the BobD afterall.
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Post by Amskeptic » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:25 am

poptop tom wrote:
I'm curious as well for an explanation for the need to rename.
I don't get it. Doesn’t the RD have good mojo?
....and the BobD is still the BobD afterall.

Imagine you have picked up a great soul of a dog from the pound.
You looked into the dog's eyes and you see a spirit.
The pound person says, "the dog's name is Miss Kibbles".
You say, "thanks, bye."
And you think to yourself, "This will not do."
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,885 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,899 miles

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Re: This Will Not Do

Post by BellePlaine » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:35 am

I understand, but try thinking of it like it's the Boy Named Sue. Built to be tough. Better yet, think of it like that B-25 Mitchell from the Doolittle Raid. Those planes were known to protect their crews and despite terrible punishment.

Whatever you do, of course, will be fine.
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Post by Amskeptic » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:40 am

dtrumbo wrote:How about 'Troy' since he was thrown under said bus for the first page and a half of this thread.

I kid, I kid. :flower:
Troy's still standing, next to Consternation there.
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Onwards ...

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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,885 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,899 miles

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Re: This Will Not Do

Post by Gypsie » Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:35 pm

If you must change the name and if you are looking for feedback I vote "Bookwus"...
So it all started when I wanted to get better gas mileage....

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Re: This Will Not Do

Post by dtrumbo » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:41 pm

Amskeptic wrote: Onwards ...
Excellent.
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1978 Riviera Camper. Bone stock GE 2.0L F.I.
1979 Super Beetle convertible.

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