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Post by Amskeptic » Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:46 am

Hello,

I am on a late-season walkabout to miss the "cold" wave coming through Atlanta, and as importantly to miss every bit of news between now and the election. In Chloe, southbound on I-75, I have as my destination a favorite abandoned industrial park layout in which to camp, do the stupid spring plate bushings for real, and tear the engine down to reinstall Bookwus' original cylinder heads. The week ahead promises upper 70s and sunny sunny sunny, as opposed to y'all on the northeast who are bracing for a storm. My condolences and best wishes.

In the evening hours, I shall start adding up and organizing every receipt received over the summer. Then I will post the results. My condolences and best wishes to me too.
Colin :alien:
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,220 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Post by yondermtn » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:03 am

As an accountant and a bus owner, I'm eagerly awaiting this year's results.
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Post by Bleyseng » Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:50 am

Wow, sounds like a fun plan. I missed the head rebuilding of Bookwus's heads. Last I saw they had the wrong size valves in em. what's the scoop on em? Take em to Len for a complete restore? Titanium valves with chrome seats with ceramic coatings? :study:
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Post by Amskeptic » Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:57 pm

Bleyseng wrote:Wow, sounds like a fun plan. I missed the head rebuilding of Bookwus's heads. Last I saw they had the wrong size valves in em. what's the scoop on em? Take em to Len for a complete restore? Titanium valves with chrome seats with ceramic coatings? :study:
I dropped them off at Performance Workshop in Riverside CA for new exhaust seats and I supplied the new correct-sized Osvat (Italian) exhaust valves that I bought long ago in response to diminishing valve clearances.

I of course worried and fretted and pestered the guy about his seat installation techniques and the attentiveness of his work force. Talked with the guy who was going to do the actual seat installation and gave him a link to this site. "Your seats will be exercised thoroughly and in front of many people who will tune in to see how they hold up." "No problem," he assures me. "Am skeptic," I tell him. But the heads look good with no sand-blasting residue, plenty of Prussian blue on each valve seat, and properly inserted guides (though I do not know if they nailed the interference spec). Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeere's hopin'.
Colin
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,220 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Post by zabo » Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:21 pm

Im envious of your reclusive mechanical excursion. :king:

Enjoy
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Post by glasseye » Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:50 pm

Amskeptic wrote: I have as my destination a favorite abandoned industrial park layout in which to camp
Can't wait to see the location pix. :bounce:
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Post by SlowLane » Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:04 pm

Amskeptic wrote: plenty of Prussian blue on each valve seat
Erm, isn't the machinist supposed to remove that stuff when he's finished the job?
More importantly, did he properly set the valve-to-seat contact width by trimming it with the 75-degree and 15-degree cutters?
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Post by Bleyseng » Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:01 am

Nah, its like the money shot in porno as you need proof that he did it. It burns off the minute you fire it up.
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Post by SlowLane » Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:57 am

its like the money shot in porno as you need proof that he did it.
Now there's an unsavoury image... :pukeleft:
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Post by Amskeptic » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:00 am

SlowLane wrote:
its like the money shot in porno as you need proof that he did it.
Now there's an unsavoury image... :pukeleft:
I had no idea . . . anyways, yes, the valve seat widths are 2.2mm intake 3.0mm exhaust at a perfect 1mm+ away from the margins.

It is 62*. I am afraid I shall perish in the frightful cold.
Colin
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,220 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Post by Amskeptic » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:19 pm

zabo wrote:Im envious of your reclusive mechanical excursion. :king:

Enjoy
I am envious of your ability to re-socialize me out to pizza on Wednesday, November 7th. I might need a lot of beer, depending on Amy's Election Results phone call earlier in the day.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,220 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Post by locoqueso » Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:36 am

Hey Colin, how did the 2013 results turn out?
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1982 Mercedes-Benz Estate Wagon (300TD-T) - S123 3.0L T.D. - 142,000m
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Post by Sylvester » Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:35 pm

locoqueso wrote:Hey Colin, how did the 2013 results turn out?
Heck yeah Colin cracked a million this year.
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue, I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace. Where never lark, or even eagle flew. And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod, The high untrespassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

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Post by Amskeptic » Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:45 am

Sylvester wrote:
locoqueso wrote:Hey Colin, how did the 2013 results turn out?
Heck yeah Colin cracked a million this year.
Well, I will certainly tell you the 2013 results when 2013 has indeed finished up. Meanwhile, I have not finished compiling the confetti of receipts for 2012. I am on the road. When I have a desk, and a cup of coffee, and have drained the wanderlust out of my bloodstream, I shall organize, collate, add up and subtract, and publish the gruesome totals of my contribution to Exxon-Mobil and Motel6 and various mostly-stunned auto parts stores "what year is it?" and "where's the engine in that thing?" yep, at least ten people this last summer asked me that. Felt like 1950 all over again.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,220 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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