Itinerant Air-Cooled Prep I

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Itinerant Air-Cooled Prep I

Post by Amskeptic » Mon May 19, 2014 9:15 am

Preparing for the main lap here in Pensacola. Received a package of new real plastic window trim from Bug City. I thought this would allow me to have fresh chrome surrounds in the original full-size window rubber in the BobD. Two times 100" for $19.95 ea. ought to do it. Yay. Pulled the windshield in five minutes with just my fingers. Pulled the wipers and inside rear view mirror:

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Slathered the inside lip with lanolin hand cleaner:

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Poked the rubber to the outside of the pinchweld while pushing the glass outwards modestly:

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Pushed the windshield and watched the rubber just glide;

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Then, just picked up the windshield out of the channel:

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Hit the entire perimeter in between the two pieces of metal spot welded together:

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Such an airy view out:

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Then, THEN, I discovered that "100"" of chrome surround is actually only 71" and is too short. I called Bug City where the proprietor acted "surprised".
"That's the way we get it from our supplier."
I should have paid just $14.37, then."
"Well, that's the way we get it from our supplier."
"So I have this windshield out, and the two runs are too short, so what do we do now?"
"Well, I am really busy. It might take a couple of weeks"

We are still trying to work out this latest evidence of the Chiseling Of The American Consumer. Meanwhile, the BobD is sporting a ridiculous double-lower-clip with a section of the original chrome to take up the shortfall. I am apprehensive at the further assaults against integrity this car is likely to be subjected to:

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On December 10, 2010, I adjusted the free play in the then 64,000 mile BobD from .008" to .0035". This suggested that the original owner, who treated the transmission terribly, must have also been a horrendous clutch pedal rider. Amazingly, the end play today at 93,848 miles, is the same as the day I last adjusted it. Proof that my annoying little driving tips have their benefits . . . :pirate: :

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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: Itinerant Air-Cooled Prep I

Post by luftvagon » Mon May 19, 2014 12:59 pm

Colin,

;) Is that where you have been hiding?
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Post by hambone » Mon May 19, 2014 5:03 pm

Looks kinda cool that way...hell I'd leave it as a "conversation piece" and "overcoming shortcomings". You could complain about it for hours.
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Post by Amskeptic » Tue May 20, 2014 6:36 am

hambone wrote:Looks kinda cool that way...hell I'd leave it as a "conversation piece" and "overcoming shortcomings". You could complain about it for hours.
Complain only for hours? Days . . . months . . . into perpetuity.
My tombstone has already been engraved,
"They Said It Was 100 But It Was Really Only 71 Inches . . . "
By cracky, why when I was a pup, people CARED.

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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 weisswurst » Tue May 20, 2014 7:06 am

Amskeptic wrote:Yes, luftwagon, I am in Pensacola at the Law Firm that specializes in giving All Who Err the best in Due Process.
Colin

That's it! I'm going to build a "Colin attracting" structure :flower: in the great state of Florida so he can spend his days, weeks, months, complaining here too!
I'm going to make it on my property (look it up! Crystal River/Homosassa area) that just happens to be the exact 1/2 way point from Pensacola to Jivermo's cottage in Miami I heard about, then Colin would have 3 regular stop points in the state all 5 hours apart. Imagine all the "Colin time" we would achieve... :cheers:

Let's see, we are going to need an office style room possibly detached with a pullout couch for a bed.
No wait maybe someone has a spare bus seat so he feels like he's on the road?
would be a great place to put in some "book time" (how's that coming BTW?) :scratch:

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Post by Amskeptic » Tue May 20, 2014 10:28 am

weisswurst wrote:
Amskeptic wrote:Yes, luftwagon, I am in Pensacola at the Law Firm that specializes in giving All Who Err the best in Due Process.
Colin

That's it! I'm going to build a "Colin attracting" structure :flower: in the great state of Florida so he can spend his days, weeks, months, complaining here too!
I'm going to make it on my property (look it up! Crystal River/Homosassa area) that just happens to be the exact 1/2 way point from Pensacola to Jivermo's cottage in Miami I heard about, then Colin would have 3 regular stop points in the state all 5 hours apart. Imagine all the "Colin time" we would achieve... :cheers:

Let's see, we are going to need an office style room possibly detached with a pullout couch for a bed.
No wait maybe someone has a spare bus seat so he feels like he's on the road?
would be a great place to put in some "book time" (how's that coming BTW?) :scratch:

Jeffstartingconstructioninjuly or, I have this ready for you now!
I am in need of a possible engine rebuild space this winter . . . .
You can sleep on a bus seat?
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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 Jivermo » Tue May 20, 2014 12:08 pm

Come on down...the barn is available for your use for a rebuild. That would probably make two going on at the same time, at the rate I'm going.

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Post by weisswurst » Tue May 20, 2014 1:06 pm

Amskeptic wrote: I am in need of a possible engine rebuild space this winter . . . .
You can sleep on a bus seat?
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My Garage Mahal is at your disposal this winter! I will provide a 60's camping experience with the
aforementioned Scotty Serro Sportsman out back by the spring if you don't want to stay in the guestroom.
Come see the "real Florida" in Homosassa Springs....
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Post by weisswurst » Tue May 20, 2014 1:07 pm

outside of the building..
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Post by weisswurst » Tue May 20, 2014 1:26 pm

our little spring in the back, my brother's kid loves fishing in it too!
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Post by Jivermo » Tue May 20, 2014 5:29 pm

Weisswurtz, did you move from Hollywood? Looks like a great place.

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Post by weisswurst » Wed May 21, 2014 4:16 am

Yes, Jivermo, the boys first day of school is in August so we will be there "full time" then.
Our plan is to have him grow up in a more rural setting with chickens, goats and chores! It worked for me when I was that age living next to my uncle's farm. I would also like to host a camping trip if anyone is in that area or passing us in the future!
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Post by Amskeptic » Wed May 21, 2014 6:35 am

Jivermo wrote:Come on down...the barn is available for your use for a rebuild. That would probably make two going on at the same time, at the rate I'm going.
Three, if I bring Chloe's engine in the BobD, or the BobD's engine in Chloe. Bus Depot alleges to have German Mahle 2.0 pistons and cylinders for $499.00. Anybody believe them?

The book project needs a pair of handcuffs to bolt me to the desk. The winter interlude in upstate new York AGAIN wrecked my focus, my fingers, and my fine motor coordination.
It is official: you cannot stack cords of ash, shovel bucketloads of snow, eat like a prince, AND draw eyelashes on gnats i.e. tin screws on an 1:100 scale engine.
Because my eyes are failing, time is now of the essence.
Because my brain is failing, I can't remember what I was going to say next.
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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: Itinerant Air-Cooled Prep I

Post by luftvagon » Wed May 21, 2014 6:53 am

:bounce:
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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Prep I

Post by Jivermo » Wed May 21, 2014 7:00 am

If that is forthcoming, then perhaps it is time for the Itinerant to launch a Type IV rebuild video. Current videos, although helpful, seem to have left out some key points. Income from a video would enable a certain talented author/artist to complete the long anticipated aircooled work.

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