2017 Itinerary . . . updone!

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Re: 2017 Itinerary . . . upd 02/28

Post by Amskeptic » Thu May 11, 2017 8:00 am

tristessa wrote:
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Amskeptic wrote:
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I am trying to keep a lid on a lot of nonsense in my life right now.

I've heard it said that nonsense is better than no sense at all...

Looking forward to your annual Portland visit. Hopefully it'll actually be SUNNY AND WARM by the end of July, we are SO SICK of rain and cold here...


I will try to bring sunny and warm. It is 88* and sunny here in Atlanta.
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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: 2017 Itinerary . . . upd 05/08

Post by Schwing » Thu May 11, 2017 2:04 pm

Deposit sent via paypal for my 5/21 appt. Thanks Colin!
I will have coffee in case you need a top-off.

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Re: 2017 Itinerary . . . upd 05/08

Post by sgkent » Thu May 11, 2017 3:26 pm

Did Chloe survive? A little course of antibiotics solve the case of the shudder?
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Re: 2017 Itinerary . . . upd 06/01

Post by TrollFromDownBelow » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:15 pm

IAC Social gathering in SE Michigan June 19.

Hippie, I sent you a PM; Wes Simpson, couldn't find your username....PM me and I will send you my address and contact info. Anyone else interested in swinging be by, PM me and I will provide my address and phone #. Colin will be here for a half day visit. BBQ and beverages will be provided. I live in Saint Clair Shores, MI.

Cheers,
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Re: 2017 Itinerary . . . upd 06/01

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:54 am

TrollFromDownBelow wrote:
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:15 pm
IAC Social gathering in SE Michigan June 19.

Hippie, I sent you a PM; Wes Simpson, couldn't find your username....PM me and I will send you my address and contact info. Anyone else interested in swinging be by, PM me and I will provide my address and phone #. Colin will be here for a half day visit. BBQ and beverages will be provided. I live in Saint Clair Shores, MI.

Cheers,
Mike


Man oh man, I hope it is sunny and warm. It is 49* and raining here in New Hampshire on June 6th??
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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: 2017 Itinerary . . . upd 06/06

Post by TrollFromDownBelow » Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:17 pm

Supposed to be pushing a nice, humid 90 degrees by the beginning of next week, but hey, this is Michigan...may be in the 50's when you visit. :blackeye:
1976 VW Bus aka tripod
FI ...8 completely solid lifters.... now it's both kinda noisy and leaky, but she sure runs good!
hambone wrote: There are those out there with no other aim but to bunch panties. It's like arguing with a pretzel.
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Re: 2017 Itinerary . . . upd 06/14

Post by TrollFromDownBelow » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:09 pm

Looks like Hippie, Wes's dad Jeff, and DJ/Droper from Carleton swinging by Monday late afternoon for a social visit. Anyone else interested, send me a PM and will provide my contact info.

Hey Colin, bit the bullet tonight, and cut the seal out on the windshield. Good news is no rust through just surface rust, so will be able to get all the prep work done on Saturday and shoot the lip Sunday am...plenty of time to cure before you get here Monday.

BTW - Calling for a high of only 76...but it will be sunny!
1976 VW Bus aka tripod
FI ...8 completely solid lifters.... now it's both kinda noisy and leaky, but she sure runs good!
hambone wrote: There are those out there with no other aim but to bunch panties. It's like arguing with a pretzel.
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Re: 2017 Itinerary . . . upd 07/06

Post by hambone » Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:43 pm

What is happening when you are in Portland?
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Re: 2017 Itinerary . . . upd 07/06

Post by asiab3 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:37 am

July 31st, Lucky Lab? I'll be there!

Assuming I can recover from a night of drinking at RustySub's house… Last year was rough…

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Re: 2017 Itinerary . . . upd 07/06

Post by Amskeptic » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:24 am

asiab3 wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:37 am
July 31st, Lucky Lab? I'll be there!

Assuming I can recover from a night of drinking at RustySub's house… Last year was rough…

Robbie


I can barely follow this conversation. So, yeah, generator bearings look like they will allow me to make it to the west coast, but I have not yet filled you in on the horrendous details of the War To Remove The Old Bearings From The Armature.
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: 2017 Itinerary . . . upd 07/10

Post by 71whitewesty » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:39 am

I have a few generators in various condition if you need anything when you get out my way.

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Re: 2017 Itinerary . . . upd 07/06

Post by sgkent » Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:35 pm

Amskeptic wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:24 am
asiab3 wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:37 am
July 31st, Lucky Lab? I'll be there!

Assuming I can recover from a night of drinking at RustySub's house… Last year was rough…

Robbie


I can barely follow this conversation. So, yeah, generator bearings look like they will allow me to make it to the west coast, but I have not yet filled you in on the horrendous details of the War To Remove The Old Bearings From The Armature.
Colin

I have a press and special pullers etc to remove bearings... I am thinking it is the starter that has that special split ring on the end that is a one time install. That said I seem to recall that the generator bearings sometimes eat the housing away so the bearing no longer is a snug fit. Somewhere in this USA should be a pile of about one million 38 amp generators and 6 - 10 million 30 amp generators. One would think there would be lots of good cores around, and it would make more sense to snag one, have the armature turned and growled then rebuild it. Swap and do the same to the old one that came out to keep as a spare.

Did you buy a spare crankshaft from the folks I referred you to, and if so are you rebuilding your engine here? Robbie asked me about crankshaft grinders and I found one in LA that does outstanding work. They do a lot for the racing world. I don't know what their lead time is. If one only needs a polish and clean that is easy at home. But we need to know if you are planning on stopping here for a week or so to do the work.
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Re: 2017 Itinerary . . . upd 07/10

Post by hambone » Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:09 pm

Wow, I'm excited to see you too.
http://greencascadia.blogspot.com
http://pdxvolksfolks.blogspot.com
it balances on your head just like a mattress balances on a bottle of wine
your brand new leopard skin pillbox hat

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Re: 2017 Itinerary . . . upd 07/10

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:42 pm

hambone wrote:
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:43 pm
What is happening when you are in Portland?
hambone wrote:
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:09 pm
Wow, I'm excited to see you too.

You going to be at the Lucky Lab July 31st?

You going to invite me over for a sit?
Where?

I don't know what is happening in Portland. I have no reason to be in Portland but to serve you, my esteemed customers and to visit you, my esteemed friend. So invite me over. As you can see, it is a tight little schedule these days. No more ten-call marathons in Portland anymore. They all patronize some local guy.
Colin

Jul 26 D Mechanicjay ....................................Seattle WA
Jul 28 D 71whitewesty ................................Hood River OR
Jul 30 D Rusty Sub .....................................Portland OR
Aug 4 D pdlrofdrms ......................................Eureka CA
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: 2017 Itinerary . . . upd 07/11

Post by airkooledchris » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:23 am

More stops in Eureka than in Portland?

When your job is teaching those to fix things themselves, a true sign of accomplishment is *not* having too many repeat customers.

Luckily, some of us forget it all a year or so later and need the nearly yearly reminder of wrights and rongs.
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