Naranja Westy

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Naranja Westy

Post by Amskeptic » Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:07 pm

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67,800 miles 120/125/125/130 compression
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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 whc03grady » Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:46 pm

Does this post mean that NW is the ride of choice for the 2017 itinerary?
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).
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Post by Amskeptic » Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:43 pm

whc03grady wrote:Does this post mean that NW is the ride of choice for the 2017 itinerary?
It means that it is going to Florida.

IF I manage to find a suitable operating theater for an engine overhaul, I would like to transplant a new crankcase into Chloe's current engine and take the cow around for the main lap.
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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 zabo » Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:09 am

a new crankcase?

when are you leaving for florida?
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Post by Amskeptic » Sun Jan 15, 2017 12:23 pm

zabo wrote:a new crankcase?

when are you leaving for florida?


This poor engine began life with a blown rod through the case within three weeks of its rebuild.
Mike said, and I quote, " oops."
Welded magnesium case, loose main bearing nuts, add 78,000 miles of hard highway driving, and we have end play and a loose #1 main bearing.
It is time for me to have full ownership of the engine.
I am going to reuse all parts but the case and bearings.
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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 poptop tom » Mon Jan 16, 2017 2:54 pm

Amskeptic wrote:
zabo wrote:a new crankcase?

when are you leaving for florida?
This poor engine began life with a blown rod through the case within three weeks of its rebuild.
Mike said, and I quote, " oops."
Welded magnesium case, loose main bearing nuts, add 78,000 miles of hard highway driving, and we have end play and a loose #1 main bearing.
It is time for me to have full ownership of the engine.
I am going to reuse all parts but the case and bearings.
ColinFloridaLikeTomorrow?
Might be the solution to my problems as well.
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Post by Amskeptic » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:15 am

poptop tom wrote:
Amskeptic wrote:
zabo wrote:a new crankcase?

when are you leaving for florida?
This poor engine began life with a blown rod through the case within three weeks of its rebuild.
Mike said, and I quote, " oops."
Welded magnesium case, loose main bearing nuts, add 78,000 miles of hard highway driving, and we have end play and a loose #1 main bearing.
It is time for me to have full ownership of the engine.
I am going to reuse all parts but the case and bearings.
ColinFloridaLikeTomorrow?
Might be the solution to my problems as well.
What's your problem, poptop tom?
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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Post by TrollFromDownBelow » Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:57 pm

Personally, I'm hoping you do the next round with Chloe ... it's the only itinerant vehicle I haven't seen.... I've witnessed the Road Warrior, the Lexus, BobD, and NaranjaWesty.

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Post by Amskeptic » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:02 pm

TrollFromDownBelow wrote:Personally, I'm hoping you do the next round with Chloe ... it's the only itinerant vehicle I haven't seen.... I've witnessed the Road Warrior, the Lexus, BobD, and NaranjaWesty.

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Mke
Chloe is the prettiest.
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and the slowest
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 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:47 am

I'll look forward to seeing Chloe, however I am surprised with all the comfort creatures of NW that you aren't taking it again.
The twin westies have been all snuggled up in the garage for the last 3 months. We've had almost 3 feet of snow on the ground for about 45 days now. Epic winter here. Been snow catting right from the house. (Ps, I sold the vw powered snow trac :cyclopsani: and upgraded to a 1968 Tucker sno cat and have put more miles on it this last month that my regular cars.)
Anyway, looking forward to another visit!!

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Post by Jivermo » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:41 am

Whoa! A Tucker Sno Cat! Colin could extend the Itinerant Tour to year round by driving that around the country.

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Post by Filthy Dub » Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:55 am

Did someone say coming to Florida? :cheers:
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Post by weisswurst » Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:46 am

Filthy Dub wrote:Did someone say coming to Florida? :cheers:

I hope Colin wasn't stuck in any of those storms we had a few days ago, haven't heard from him yet... :pale:
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Post by Amskeptic » Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:10 am

weisswurst wrote:
Filthy Dub wrote:Did someone say coming to Florida? :cheers:

I hope Colin wasn't stuck in any of those storms we had a few days ago, haven't heard from him yet... :pale:
I was under the same hail and tornado watch as you were. I rode it out in Lakeland.
Today I am in Fort Myers, meandering to Miami.
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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Post by Filthy Dub » Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:55 am

Amskeptic wrote:I was under the same hail and tornado watch as you were. I rode it out in Lakeland.
Today I am in Fort Myers, meandering to Miami.
Colin
Didn't realize you were even here! Out on the coast I didn't notice it much, just rain, lightning and wind mostly.
1971 Westy Bay Window Bus

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