The 2013 Itinerary - upd Oct 19

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Re: The 2013 Itinerary - updated 03/26

Post by Amskeptic » Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:18 am

vwlover77 wrote:Most excellent!!!!!
I am hankering for pizza n beer. Will be in a 48 net horsepower 1970 bus, which puts me in the middle of early Galagher and late you.
Colin
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: The 2013 Itinerary - updated 03/26

Post by vwlover77 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:57 pm

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vwlover77 wrote:Most excellent!!!!!
I am hankering for pizza n beer. Will be in a 48 net horsepower 1970 bus, which puts me in the middle of early Galagher and late you.
Colin
We can take a nice "evolution" photo of our 3 in a line.... 1959, 1970, 1978 ! If others from the LEAKOIL contingent are available, additional years can be added. I'm looking forward to meeting Chloe!
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Re: The 2013 Itinerary - updated 03/26

Post by Amskeptic » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:18 pm

vwlover77 wrote:
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vwlover77 wrote:Most excellent!!!!!
I am hankering for pizza n beer. Will be in a 48 net horsepower 1970 bus, which puts me in the middle of early Galagher and late you.
Colin
We can take a nice "evolution" photo of our 3 in a line.... 1959, 1970, 1978 ! If others from the LEAKOIL contingent are available, additional years can be added. I'm looking forward to meeting Chloe!
A sweetheart jersey brown cow, standing there, chewing her cud, bam! kicks you in the teeth! you look around what was that? just standing there chewing her cud.
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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: The 2013 Itinerary - updated 04/10

Post by Curtis4085 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:58 pm

Colin are you coming to Colorado? Sure could use a visit.

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Re: The 2013 Itinerary - updated 04/10

Post by Amskeptic » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:11 am

Curtis4085 wrote:Colin are you coming to Colorado? Sure could use a visit.
Here's how it works:
You don't ask me if I am coming to Colorado, you TELL me I am coming to Colorado.
Then I say "yes I am coming to Colorado."

So, do I pass through Colorado around August 10th, or do I visit Colorado around August 10th?
That would be up to you.
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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: The 2013 Itinerary - upd April 26

Post by poptop tom » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:39 am

Colin doesn't use a jack. He uses osmosis.
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Re: The 2013 Itinerary - upd April 26

Post by hambone » Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:28 pm

Why only 4 days in Portland this year? You're usually here for a couple weeks.
I only gripe because I only see your skinny ass once a year. Not enuff.
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Re: The 2013 Itinerary - upd April 26

Post by airkooledchris » Fri Apr 26, 2013 2:22 pm

didn't there used to be a ton of Portland folks that actually did appointments?

I thought the same thing when I saw the schedule, but just wondered if Colin had simply trained the area out of needing his assistance anymore!
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Re: The 2013 Itinerary - upd April 26

Post by Amskeptic » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:02 am

rallybug wrote:So how much can be expected to get done in my day? And what would you bring with you in the way of tools that the average Joe wouldn't have in their toolbox? LM-1, for instance?

For example, my list includes (but don't necessarily all need to be done :withstupid: ):

Engine tuneup and getting it running right
CO leaks into the cab - might be from the engine bay or further along the exhaust system
New gas tank sender fitted but not registering at gauge up front
Firewall not fitted properly
Check brakes
Slider refresh
Driver's door lock refresh

I'm ordering new plugs, wires, TS2, strainer gaskets and already have oil and filters (oil and fuel), new belt, spare rotor. Hopefully the new plug wires will be better than the last set, where two have already come apart where the wire meets the plug connector :angryfire: . Anything else while I have an open order with Bus Depot? :cyclopsani:

I have axle stands and ramps, but only the factory jack at the moment.
This is exactly the sort of post that belongs in my inbox so we can have a PM dialogue about what we can expect to accomplish, and what parts we need. We are not going to do it here, it would be a real mess.
Colin

(p.s. all VW spark plug connectors are supposed to screw into the end of the wire. You just turn them in clockwise. You promise yourself to not pull on the wire when you are trying to remove the connector next time)
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: The 2013 Itinerary - upd April 26

Post by Amskeptic » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:06 am

airkooledchris wrote:didn't there used to be a ton of Portland folks that actually did appointments?

I thought the same thing when I saw the schedule, but just wondered if Colin had simply trained the area out of needing his assistance anymore!
This is what happened. Look at all of the competent Portland mechanics niow. Even the hoola hoop girl did a masterful engine overhaul. Some Bob dude is running his own VW repair business, now.

It is a terrible thing to be a teacher.
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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: The 2013 Itinerary - upd April 26

Post by airkooledchris » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:08 am

Amskeptic wrote:
Look at all of the competent Portland mechanics now.

It is a terrible thing to be a successful teacher.
Colin
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Re: The 2013 Itinerary - upd April 29

Post by hambone » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:34 pm

Couldn't do it without you.
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Re: The 2013 Itinerary - upd April 29

Post by vdubzen » Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:20 pm

and i am out. my planned august time off will now have to be spent back east in virginia with family.

one day colin, i will be seeing you.
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Re: The 2013 Itinerary - upd April 29

Post by ruckman101 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:44 pm

I'm sure I have long ago told Colin that if he is successful at his job he puts himself out of business. Shining testimonial, actually for the value of the service beyond the dollar.


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Re: The 2013 Itinerary - upd April 29

Post by airkooledchris » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:36 am

I just realized that the visits have already begun (did they ever really end?) - with two already logged as completed.

yay. let's all do a better job at taking at least ONE picture to include in a short summary to share with others, to help better explain what the hell it is we do to those who haven't done it before.
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