Non-Itinerant Greetings From Valdosta

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wcfvw69
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Re: Non-Itinerant Greetings From Valdosta

Post by wcfvw69 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:10 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

Amskeptic wrote:It is March 29, 2015 at 165,000 miles.
The master cylinder rebuild is still holding up fine.
Colin
I love these road side repairs that you have the huevo's to do and document for our enjoyment and entertainment.

Now, edumacate me.. So, there was a small burr or roughness in the bore that the rubber seal couldn't "seal", thus the leak?
1970 Westfalia bus. Stock 1776 dual port type 1 engine. Restored German Solex 34-3. Restored 205Q distributor, restored to factory appearance engine.

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Re: Non-Itinerant Greetings From Valdosta

Post by airkooledchris » Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:04 pm

Happy to see this one pop back up to the top. I had missed this report back in 2012.

Brake fluid does not taste good by the way.
1979 California Transporter

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Re: Itinerant Greetings From Valdosta

Post by Amskeptic » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:28 am

airkooledchris wrote:Happy to see this one pop back up to the top. I had missed this report back in 2012.

Brake fluid does not taste good by the way.
You develop a taste for it over time . . .

So, the master cylinder repair is still holding some 25,000 miles later.
Here's to Yer An Idiot Idiot's Luck.
Colin
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 97,179 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 77,717 miles

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Re: Non-Itinerant Greetings From Valdosta

Post by Kit Whistler » Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:52 am

Colin. Belk’s parking lot simply doesn’t deserve you.

Also—I am now, officially, going to tell every nosy cop and security man that sidles over in the midst of a breakdown that Sunshine’s disabled. An IAC phrase. Thought: Maybe, once yer “shop” gets rolling, you should design a compact, roll-out sign that’s pretty and that say “Disabled Bus. Repair in Progress.” Or somethin’ like that. I’d sure as hell buy one. It’d get good use too!

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Re: Non-Itinerant Greetings From Valdosta

Post by skip » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:44 am

That's a great idea Kit, maybe magnetic so it could be transferred between vehicles and reflective or safety orange. :salute:
Complexity is the enemy of reliability.

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Re: Non-Itinerant Greetings From Valdosta

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:37 am

Kit Whistler wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:52 am
Colin. Belk’s parking lot simply doesn’t deserve you.

Also—I am now, officially, going to tell every nosy cop and security man that sidles over in the midst of a breakdown that Sunshine’s disabled. An IAC phrase. Thought: Maybe, once yer “shop” gets rolling, you should design a compact, roll-out sign that’s pretty and that say “Disabled Bus. Repair in Progress.” Or somethin’ like that. I’d sure as hell buy one. It’d get good use too!

The pleasure of sizing up each unique situation requires the ultimate in ambiguity. Therefore, I prefer to let the hapless observer come to me ablaze with curiosity, indignation, or whatever else they choose to bring to the party.
Colin
(p.s. the master cylinder is plugging along yet)
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 97,179 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 77,717 miles

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