That Little Dr. Death Deal In Atlanta

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Re: That Little Dr. Death Deal In Atlanta

Post by 71whitewesty » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:25 am

Happy Birthday! Hope you learn to sorta like your new phone. It can be handy but I commend anyone that can live without it too.

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Re: That Little Dr. Death Deal In Atlanta

Post by Filthy Dub » Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:03 pm

Amskeptic wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:17 pm
I am replying with this LG G6 "smart phone, trting to keep up with you darn kids, my eyes are watering. Hey. but I am cool now ... phoney to he'll.
( why don't photos display?
A smartphone? Say it ain't so.
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Re: That Little Dr. Death Deal In Atlanta

Post by airkooledchris » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:32 pm

Happy Birthday. This whole thread was a great read.

As for smartphones - it's just another tool. Use it for what you want, ignore the rest of it. Sounds like you have it well under control.
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Re: That Little Dr. Death Deal In Atlanta

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:51 am

Filthy Dub wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:03 pm
A smartphone? Say it ain't so.
It ain't so. It was a little dabble to see if I was just being resistant and stubborn.
Answer: Not just resistant and stubborn, but rather, old and fumbly.
The "Smart Phone" is hereby being trained and lobotomized to just play my damn music in the Lexus.
Colin :geek:

(in the interest of full disclosure, I unfortunately have to admit that I was honked AT, at a red/green light because I was trying to get the "smart phone" to display the "playlist". The shame. The shame)
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 00,000/7 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: That Little Dr. Death Deal In Atlanta

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:32 am

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Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:27 am
>snip>
BobD. Started right up. But I could smell a mouse-pee smell and that made me heartsick ....
<snip>
(to be continued)
.... and that is why I am driving the Lexus up to Atlanta in sixteen hours (enjoyin my toons!) to park it in the BobD's bay, and I am taking the BobD back down to Pensacola to detail it, put in the new window chrome, *paint the NaranjaWesty wheels that have been on it for two and a half years already!?!* and otherwise make it feel wanted again.
Colin

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*the godawful moment 11/25/15 that I hobbled the BobD with hardened square failed tires (and a bent rim)*

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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 00,000/7 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: That Little Dr. Death Deal In Atlanta

Post by BusBassist » Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:43 pm

What are you listening to on your list of toons?
Earth, Wind, & Fire?
Blood, Sweat, & Tears?
Led Zeplin?
Edward Elgar?
Philip Glass?
Stravinsky?
Asiab3?
John Coltrane?
Miles Davis?

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Re: That Little Dr. Death Deal In Atlanta

Post by vwlover77 » Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:42 am

I don't know exactly why, but that first selfie just tickled my funny bone to the extreme. The combination "WTF??? / Oh, SH*T!"" expression on your face is priceless, and also perfectly captures my own reaction to the view out the windshield of this crazy world at the moment.

Happy Birthday! I'll be joining you at milepost 59 in September. Hope it's a smooth road.
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Re: That Little Dr. Death Deal In Atlanta

Post by sped372 » Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:48 am

Happy birthday. I write this message to you from my phone. I despise it for anything significantly detailed but it's convenient for quick messages.
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Re: That Little Dr. Death Deal In Atlanta

Post by Amskeptic » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:34 am

BusBassist wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:43 pm
What are you listening to on your list of toons?
Earth, Wind, & Fire?
Blood, Sweat, & Tears?
Led Zeplin?
Edward Elgar?
Philip Glass?
Stravinsky?
Asiab3?
John Coltrane?
Miles Davis?

Please, Do Tell

Glad you asked, it is only a seven hour trip up so:

Jethro Tull - Aqualung
Rachmaninoff - duo Bösendorfers - Russian Easter
Philip Glass - 1000 Airplanes, Glassworks, Koyanisgatsi or however you spell it
Doors - Light My Fire, Strange Days
my beloved pissed-off Fiona Apple and Alanis Morisette first albums

I have to be careful with music. Music owns my moods far more than the other way around.
Colin

coming up ...

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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 00,000/7 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: That Little Dr. Death Deal In Atlanta

Post by Amskeptic » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:40 am

vwlover77 wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:42 am
I don't know exactly why, but that first selfie just tickled my funny bone to the extreme.
That phone takes pictures out both sides. You have to swipe something as yet misunderstood to get the camera to look out vs look back. The whole time I was trying to find the magic button, it was taking silent pictures triggered off the volume-up button .. .. ..
.. .. .. just like silent presidential campaigns waged off of Facebook members' shared food shots and kitty videos.
Colin

off to Atlanta
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 00,000/7 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: That Little Dr. Death Deal In Atlanta

Post by Curtp07 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:32 pm

Your foray into the new millennium was initiated with an overdose of the dreaded “selfie”.

Now get off Facebook and get back to work ;)

Wait till I show you what tumblr has to offer hahahahahah!

;)

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Re: That Little Dr. Death Deal In Atlanta

Post by jimbear » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:16 pm

Woah! I am back, 8 months later. I shut things down for awhile and started saving my pennies upon deciding to do a rebuild, or I should say, have a rebuild done. That being said, the engine is at our local club's mechanic's shop and awaiting his attention. I will continue this "train of thought" in the thread I started for my bus many moons ago.
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Re: That Little Dr. Death Deal In Atlanta

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:29 am

jimbear wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:16 pm
Woah! I am back, 8 months later. I shut things down for awhile and started saving my pennies upon deciding to do a rebuild, or I should say, have a rebuild done. That being said, the engine is at our local club's mechanic's shop and awaiting his attention. I will continue this "train of thought" in the thread I started for my bus many moons ago.

Please do keep us updated. I am about to pull the trigger on two sets of cylinder heads from Len Hoffman.
Colin
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 00,000/7 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: That Little Dr. Death Deal In Atlanta

Post by weisswurst » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:26 pm

Amskeptic wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:40 am
vwlover77 wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:42 am
I don't know exactly why, but that first selfie just tickled my funny bone to the extreme.
That phone takes pictures out both sides. You have to swipe something as yet misunderstood to get the camera to look out vs look back. The whole time I was trying to find the magic button, it was taking silent pictures triggered off the volume-up button .. .. ..
.. .. .. just like silent presidential campaigns waged off of Facebook members' shared food shots and kitty videos.
Colin

off to Atlanta
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Re: That Little Dr. Death Deal In Atlanta

Post by jimbear » Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:38 pm

Amskeptic wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:29 am
jimbear wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:16 pm
Woah! I am back, 8 months later. I shut things down for a while and started saving my pennies upon deciding to do a rebuild, or I should say, have a rebuild done. That being said, the engine is at our local club's mechanic's shop and awaiting his attention. I will continue this "train of thought" in the thread I started for my bus many moons ago.

Please do keep us updated. I am about to pull the trigger on two sets of cylinder heads from Len Hoffman.
Colin
Indeed I will keep you updated, if not somewhat involved. I am looking forward to the forthcoming itinerary schedule and hopefully, your passing through this area will coincide with getting the engine back in.

I am looking for suggestions and recommendations (specifically relating to parts and brands), questions to ask, and points to make with regards to working with my guy Clyde. Thanks in advance.
'74 Hardtop Westy
Pretty much stock engine setup

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