Itinerant Air-Cooled Hot Hello From Texas

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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Hot Hello From Texas

Post by zblair » Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:28 pm

Afraid if you're looking for rain or even anything approaching a coolish 90*, you're out of luck. I forget which day we had hit 69 days and counting of no rain and it has been many weeks of triple digits. Most days right around 100* but we've had some 102's , 110's and a 112+ a time or two as well. Cracking books for grad school is perfect for weather like this, while I drink water and bask in my a/c. Hard to get up early enough to still walk Saffron. After about 9am, it's too late.

Jeffrey and Phred or Jeffrey and Bussey, rockin right a long, although he's been taking the Prius here lately for comfort's sake.

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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Hot Hello From Texas

Post by zblair » Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:58 pm

Just an FYI re; Central Texas. Massive Wildfire ACTIVITY! 13 counties and counting, due to windy conditions and low humidity, and thousands of acres are burnt/or still burning. I'm assuming you are in North or West TX still Colin, but in case you aren't.
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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Hot Hello From Texas

Post by Amskeptic » Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:08 pm

zblair wrote:Just an FYI re; Central Texas. Massive Wildfire ACTIVITY! 13 counties and counting, due to windy conditions and low humidity, and thousands of acres are burnt/or still burning. I'm assuming you are in North or West TX still Colin, but in case you aren't.
I am done with my Dallas call and am moseying up I-30 over to Arkansas, so I have missed all but some brown streakishness in the air. It is a very nice sunny 90 daytime/70 night time moonlit Texas countryside gloryin.
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Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 00,000/7 miles
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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Hot Hello From Texas

Post by steve74baywin » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:33 am

The temps have been dropping, you should be good for a while.

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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Hot Hello From Texas

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:25 am

steve74baywin wrote:The temps have been dropping, you should be good for a while.
I was good when it was hot, Steve. These frosty 70* nights and chilly 85* days are my just punishment. I hope to adapt to these plunging temperatures ...
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Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 00,000/7 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Hot Hello From Texas

Post by billiumboy » Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:31 pm

Colin - I sure hope I can talk you into coming back towards Dallas soon.

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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Hot Hello From Texas

Post by Amskeptic » Thu Sep 15, 2011 1:05 pm

billiumboy wrote:Colin - I sure hope I can talk you into coming back towards Dallas soon.
-Bill
Bill? I love Texas. I'll be back in late October or early November ... if my "new" car holds together.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 00,000/7 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Hot Hello From Texas

Post by jtauxe » Wed Sep 21, 2011 1:16 pm

How is That 70's Bus holding up, Colin?

When you left here, you were off to reclaim it. I assume that all went well.

BTW, did you get your LM-1 sensor and endplay shims that I sent to James Dwan?

The pickup is running wonderfully, aside from a bit of backfire on the deceleration. I must look into the decel valve, perhaps switching out with that very weird one that was in the '77 Westy.
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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Hot Hello From Texas

Post by Amskeptic » Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:10 pm

jtauxe wrote: How is That 70's Bus holding up, Colin?
When you left here, you were off to reclaim it. I assume that all went well.
I have no idea. I left your house and continued the Itinerary as POSTED IN THIS ITINERARY FORUM where there are many delightful stories and pretty pictures of my sprucing up the BOBD's exhaust and whatnot, as I traversed Texas in the BOBD to Atlanta, where I will be flying out, as POSTED IN THIS FORUM, to Portland OR on October 4th, to reclaim that 1970 bus!
jtauxe wrote: BTW, did you get your LM-1 sensor and endplay shims that I sent to James Dwan?
I did, and thank you. Why the smaller Type 1 shims? :scratch:
jtauxe wrote: The pickup is running wonderfully, aside from a bit of backfire on the deceleration. I must look into the decel valve, perhaps switching out with that very weird one that was in the '77 Westy.
Good idea.
Colin
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 00,000/7 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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