Initial Interest Gauge

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Re: Initial Interest Gauge

Post by Amskeptic » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:55 am

rallybug wrote:
Any time after April is good for us - with enough warning, Gin can take time off to look after the sproglet.
Perhaps your sproglet will grow up someday to fit right in with this bunch of smart alecks who will still be looking for initial interest gauges . . . may I remind them that these gauges *must* be properly compensated for renumerative reasons and don't forget, bias, especially if the junction is expected to be cold.
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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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Post by khargis » Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:40 pm

Hey Colin. This is kris with the 78 bus. Moved from portland to Boise idaho and was hoping you would be passing through. I saw a couple salt lake, but thought I would drop ya a line and check in. Hope you are doing swell and look forward to hearing back. Travel safe! Kris
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Post by Amskeptic » Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:14 pm

khargis wrote:Hey Colin. This is kris with the 78 bus. Moved from portland to Boise idaho and was hoping you would be passing through. I saw a couple salt lake, but thought I would drop ya a line and check in. Hope you are doing swell and look forward to hearing back. Travel safe! Kris
I plan on passing through . . . stay tuned and PM me with your wish list.
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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: Initial Interest Gauge

Post by Ronin10 » Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:00 pm

You can count on me for a day whenever you make it up to the Seattle area.

If it were tomorrow, it would be air/fuel ratio tuning, but I expect (hope) to have enough time to finish that before you would arrive. If you're not up to the Pacific Northwest until the summer or fall, it may be installing a rebuilt transmission. Of course, with Greta, the list is long, so the options for work are numerous. Once I know your schedule, I can probably hone in/commit to something more precisely.
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Post by Amskeptic » Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:03 pm

Ronin10 wrote:You can count on me for a day whenever you make it up to the Seattle area.

If it were tomorrow, it would be air/fuel ratio tuning, but I expect (hope) to have enough time to finish that before you would arrive. If you're not up to the Pacific Northwest until the summer or fall, it may be installing a rebuilt transmission. Of course, with Greta, the list is long, so the options for work are numerous. Once I know your schedule, I can probably hone in/commit to something more precisely.
Plan on rebuilt transmission installation . . . you guys are only getting a visit at your maximum annual temperature peak this year . . . I earned it after Bellingham last summer.
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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: Initial Interest Gauge

Post by locoqueso » Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:35 pm

Please add me to the list for a stop near Chicago.
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Re: Initial Interest Gauge

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:48 am

locoqueso wrote:Please add me to the list for a stop near Chicago.
You shall be added. How is your front main seal? We ask these things . . . .
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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: Initial Interest Gauge

Post by locoqueso » Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:46 pm

Amskeptic wrote:You shall be added. How is your front main seal? We ask these things . . . .
I think the main seal is good. I'll get back under there and take another look after it warms up. I do have a leak at the oil strainer but I just didn't get the gasket sealed after the last oil change.

The exhaust manifold flanges are still leaking. There just isn't any surface left. I had a little store credit saved up so I ordered a pair with rebuilt flanges.
1978 VW Campmobile (P-21) Westfalia - T2 2.0L F.I.- 151,000m
1982 Mercedes-Benz Estate Wagon (300TD-T) - S123 3.0L T.D. - 142,000m
1993 Dodge Maxi Van (190 SLF) InterVec Falcon - B350 Magnum 5.9L F.I. - 70,000m

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Re: Initial Interest Gauge

Post by BellePlaine » Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:36 pm

A link to the Deposits/Details page was just emailed to the Twin Cities VW Bus Group. I hope that we can build on last year.

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Re: Initial Interest Gauge

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:16 am

BellePlaine wrote:A link to the Deposits/Details page was just emailed to the Twin Cities VW Bus Group. I hope that we can build on last year.
That is a handsome picture.
Let's do Minneapolis at the pinnacle of summer heat . . . :sunny:
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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Post by 71whitewesty » Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:07 pm

I'm still on board, just trying to figure out when you're coming through Oregon, Hood River to be exact. I want to make sure I'm going to be around and not out in far away places in the Bus!

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Re: Initial Interest Gauge

Post by Amskeptic » Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:29 am

71whitewesty wrote:I'm still on board, just trying to figure out when you're coming through Oregon, Hood River to be exact. I want to make sure I'm going to be around and not out in far away places in the Bus!
I'll stick your name in the soup up there. I must attend a wedding in New York on September 20th. It has required a massive pivot to the schedule . . . like this:
late April into May: New Jersey/Maryland/Virginia/Carolinas/Georgia
June: Texas/New Mexico/Arizona/California
early July: Nevada/Utah
late-July: Oregon/Washington
early August: Idaho/Montana/Minnesota
late August: Illinois/Indiana/Michigan
September: upstate New York/Vermont/Maine
October: Connecticut/downstate New York/New Jersey/Maryland
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: Initial Interest Gauge

Post by aopisa » Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:19 am

Hey Colin-

Yes, it has been a brutal winter here to be sure. Please put me in for September. I will contact Waterdawg today as I am sure he will want an appointment too.

List is forthcoming, but weeks away since we are buried under snow and the bus is still in hibernation.
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Re: Initial Interest Gauge

Post by WaterDawg » Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:55 am

So glad to see the Itinerary up.
I've been waiting since October 23rd for you to "see" my bus. Even though you saw it before it was my bus. =D>
I'm less than an hour North of Tim (aka AOPISA) right off Rt 30 on Lake St. Catherine in Poultney, VT.
Two Car garage, large level lot can accommodate a dozen buses :thumbleft:
What ever works for you, I'll make it work for us.

Sandy has been anxiously awaiting the final melt off of snow.
We'd also be open to bring both buses here for a two day visit in one spot to save you travel time.
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Re: Initial Interest Gauge

Post by Amskeptic » Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:44 am

WaterDawg wrote:So glad to see the Itinerary up.
I've been waiting since October 23rd for you to "see" my bus. Even though you saw it before it was my bus. =D>
I'm less than an hour North of Tim (aka AOPISA) right off Rt 30 on Lake St. Catherine in Poultney, VT.
Two Car garage, large level lot can accommodate a dozen buses :thumbleft:
What ever works for you, I'll make it work for us.

Sandy has been anxiously awaiting the final melt off of snow.
We'd also be open to bring both buses here for a two day visit in one spot to save you travel time.
I have your list safely saved in my 2014 Itinerary Folder.

Please read up on the vapor barrier replacement in the Body/Hardware Forum. It will give you an interesting new perspective on water incursion through the extractors in your doors.
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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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