2012 Schedule 10-15-12

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Re: 2012 Itinerary Schedule - upd 02 18

Post by Amskeptic » Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:50 am

Sylvester wrote: This Bus may take a week of a Colin visit!

I know, bad joke.
I hate to say it, but that is a gorgeous photograph and I am painting it.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 103,007 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: 2012 Itinerary Schedule - upd 03 01

Post by vdubzen » Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:28 pm

If your visit to NM is in early July, i would love for you to come by the house and work with me on my 68 bus. my goal is to have her road worthy in time for the july 28th campout in flagstaff. i will start getting the list together.
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Re: 2012 Itinerary Schedule - upd 03 01

Post by Amskeptic » Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:06 am

vdubzen wrote:If your visit to NM is in early July, i would love for you to come by the house and work with me on my 68 bus. my goal is to have her road worthy in time for the july 28th campout in flagstaff. i will start getting the list together.
Let's have that list . . . Mr. President.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 103,007 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: 2012 Itinerary Schedule - upd 02 18

Post by Amskeptic » Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:08 am

thenexttownshend wrote:
Amskeptic wrote:
Sylvester wrote: This Bus may take a week of a Colin visit!

I know, bad joke.
I hate to say it, but that is a gorgeous photograph and I am painting it.
Colin
Its her white eye brows isnt it?
It is the very last man made object I'd like to see on Earth as it reverts to lush balance.
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 103,007 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: 2012 Schedule -Now WithAll New Dates upd 03 17

Post by shawnhigh » Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:44 pm

That pic rocks, I think I found my new screen saver
thanks for sharing
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Re: 2012 Schedule 04-17-12

Post by bigbore » Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:26 pm

So Amskeptic how are you going to fit in your run up here to Alaska for some trany lessons this summer? :drunken:

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Re: 2012 Schedule 04-17-12

Post by airkooledchris » Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:08 pm

I have a friend in Minneapolis that could use a half or whole day to get their engine a once over. They need to drive a 74 hightop adventurewagen from Minneapolis to Seattle later this fall, and the engine is already pretty low on compression. (sub 90# on one cyl at least)

I half walked them through getting it started over the phone today, after it sat in their back yard for the past two years. it's a 2.0 with dual dellorto carbs, and I don't know if it's solid or hydraulic lifters unfortunately. either way the lifters probably haven't been touched once since the engine was built 5-6 years ago in South San Francisco. it also hasn't driven much since then, other than to move to Minnesota.

He's wanting to, maybe, limp it back to Seattle if possible. I told them to trailer the thing and work on it when they have time, but he seems to think it'll make it (because it's always made it before, and with their last bus as well.) I think they are just lucky to have never broken down before.

Anyway, I know the schedule is filling up and I don't see enough of a gap for them, but if it's possible ill relay the date and the pricing info and try to get you two together and (hopefully) get that bus back out to the west coast. It's a cool bus that deserves a lot of love, it's just been neglected for a while and needs a good Dr to lay hands upon it....
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Re: 2012 Schedule 04-17-12

Post by Amskeptic » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:42 am

airkooledchris wrote:I have a friend in Minneapolis that could use a half or whole day to get their engine a once over.
What is their time frame?
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 103,007 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: 2012 Schedule 04-18-12

Post by bigbore » Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:59 pm

My frist trip down the Alcan was in a 71 sqaureback I went from Anchorage to Tucson to pickup my girl friend in 1979 I made up a bed in the back boy I was younger and thiner back then. Going through the Arizona dessert in mid summer for one from Alaska was a bit much but the old type 3 never let me down I did start a main seal leak going home about 600 mile from home but kept it full made it home fixed it the next week. Say Colin do you have a shop? if so where is it at?

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Re: 2012 Schedule 05-15-12

Post by whc03grady » Wed May 16, 2012 11:50 am

Okay, here's a map. Clickable version here.

Of course the specifics of the route to be taken are fictitious, given Colin's tendency to wander in search of pastures and desert washes and such, but should be good enough to give some appreciation of the journey's length. The markers are color-coded by month, with the number inside being the date.

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Ludwig--1974 Westfalia, 2.0L (GD035193), Solex 34PDSIT-2/3 carburetors.
Gertie--1971 Squareback, 1600cc with Bosch D-Jetronic fuel injection from a '72 (E brain).
Read about their adventures:
http://www.ludwigandgertie.blogspot.com

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Re: 2012 Schedule 05-15-12

Post by hambone » Wed May 16, 2012 12:12 pm

Maps are SO soothing! Ahhh like a silent Zen master, no BS.
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Re: 2012 Schedule 05-15-12

Post by Xelmon » Fri May 18, 2012 12:37 am

Grady, that is a bitching map!

And man that looks cool. :)

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Re: 2012 Schedule 07-12-12

Post by hambone » Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:38 pm

It is simply amazing that 1 man can do all of that, and with grace. Kudos, sir. :salute:
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Re: 2012 Schedule 08-22-12

Post by drozdenko » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:26 am

woohooo..I have a "D"...

One minor tweak to save you from driving around Coventry looking for me is that I live in Bristol, which is about 35 miles west on Rt 84. (My town listed is Coventry)

I can't wait!

Thanks again for stopping.

Lee
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Re: 2012 Schedule 08-22-12

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:21 am

drozdenko wrote:woohooo..I have a "D"...

One minor tweak to save you from driving around Coventry looking for me is that I live in Bristol, which is about 35 miles west on Rt 84. (My town listed is Coventry)

I can't wait!

Thanks again for stopping.

Lee
Can we do you on the 13th or 14th? I just got a cancellation from MR. iwantmybustorun.
Colin
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 103,007 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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