2020 Initial Interest Gauge

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2020 Initial Interest Gauge

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:06 pm

Welcome to the 2020 Itinerary.

This thread is where you post your interest in a visit, where you are located, and when you'd like your appointment to occur. Please feel free to briefly share a rundown of what you'd like to accomplish.


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BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 116,898 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 84,465 miles

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Re: 2020 Initial Interest Gauge

Post by Pearl76 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:59 pm

Yes, Pearl would like/needs a visit! Our son is getting married late June so we won't be available from approx June 19 - June 30. Let us know if that fits into your schedule and if so we will get our deposit in pronto!

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Re: 2020 Initial Interest Gauge

Post by BusBassist » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:29 pm

We’re planning on dual carb install and balancing here in Rochester.

Hoping for anytime in May or June or Mid August. Will be away most of July/early August.

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Re: 2020 Initial Interest Gauge

Post by TrollFromDownBelow » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:34 pm

Poor Don....you just love trotting out that photo...
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FI ...8 completely solid lifters.... now it's both kinda noisy and leaky, but she sure runs good!
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Re: 2020 Initial Interest Gauge

Post by BusBerd » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:43 pm

Ruthanne & I would love to have you come help with our bus this year in Minneapolis. I am not sure yet what we should whittle down our concerns to. But I wanted to make sure we get on the schedule. At this point, our summer is flexible. We haven't decided yet if we are going to do our Yellowstone trip with the bus again this year, since we have a 1 yr old now. Anyway, we will be watching to see how the schedule formulates to see if we can secure a day or half-day with you. Thank you, Colin! Safe travels!
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Re: 2020 Initial Interest Gauge

Post by misszora » Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:01 pm

Miss Zora could use some TLC to ensure she makes it to and from Burning Man in late August/early September.
I'm replacing the wiring harness with a new one right now in hopes it will help me narrow down - or eliminate! - the ongoing issue of the intermittent bucking and chugging.

June would be a good time. Weather is lovely.
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Post by wdollie6 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:22 am

Colin, definitely interested but for the first time it will be on the 70 Fasty, engine running (somewhat) and rust repair going fairly well. Front inner fender repairs are done, rear seat/battery tray area will be done this week followed by the heater channel replacement, a skill test for sure.

When you arrive we will hopefully be able to focus on the FI/engine nuances associated with a Type 3. By the way the exhaust system has been replaced so no more mice debris, I promise. As always the May/June time frame would be best, spring in upstate NY.

Ooops, finally read all of the information related to the 2020 lap, unfortunately September in NY will not work as my youngest daughter is going to be married at that time. This will be followed by a trip that will take me out of the country for two weeks, so I am sure I will miss this years lap, very disappointed but nothing to be done.

The only dates that work in September are in the first week of the month, I'll cross my fingers that will work with the schedule.

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Post by NewBeginningsAgain » Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:36 am

Central Ohio
June preferred, but flexible
78 Westfalia

- Air-Cooled 101 review
- Transmission assessment and plan
- Rust assessment and plan
- Electrical forensics:
1. Brake light circuit blows fuses
2. Horn - not working when it should, occasionally blows when it shouldn’t
3. Kitchen light - not lighting

- Evaluate the need to:
1. Replace all ball joints, DS tie rod end, sway bar bushings and align front end
2. Replace both rear engine mounts, oil cooler, cooler seals, front crank seal, dipstick boot

- Replace a few hoses
- Diddly stuff
NewBeginningsAgain


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1969 Transporter, Savannah Beige - Sold. Regrets
1966 Deluxe Microbus, Lotus White - Lost in New Mexico

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Re: 2020 Initial Interest Gauge

Post by Amskeptic » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:35 am

TrollFromDownBelow wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:34 pm
Poor Don....you just love trotting out that photo...
It was safely anonymous until you identified the owner of this Most Amazing VW Entropy Ever ... :cyclopsani:
BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 116,898 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 84,465 miles

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Re: 2020 Initial Interest Gauge

Post by Amskeptic » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:38 am

Pearl76 wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:59 pm
Yes, Pearl would like/needs a visit! Our son is getting married late June so we won't be available from approx June 19 - June 30. Let us know if that fits into your schedule and if so we will get our deposit in pronto!
It looks like late August ... currently.
Colin :flower:
BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 116,898 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 84,465 miles

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Re: 2020 Initial Interest Gauge

Post by Amskeptic » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:41 am

BusBerd wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:43 pm
Ruthanne & I would love to have you come help with our bus this year in Minneapolis. I am not sure yet what we should whittle down our concerns to. But I wanted to make sure we get on the schedule. At this point, our summer is flexible. We haven't decided yet if we are going to do our Yellowstone trip with the bus again this year, since we have a 1 yr old now. Anyway, we will be watching to see how the schedule formulates to see if we can secure a day or half-day with you. Thank you, Colin! Safe travels!
Mid-to-late August? Stay tuned! Need your list as it develops.

Congratulations, take the one year-old with you!
Ask lilpig88 about the daughter who hit the road with them at three weeks-old.
Colin
BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 116,898 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 84,465 miles

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Re: 2020 Initial Interest Gauge

Post by Amskeptic » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:43 am

wdollie6 wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:22 am
Colin, definitely interested but for the first time it will be on the 70 Fasty, unfortunately September in NY will not work as my youngest daughter is going to be married at that time. This will be followed by a trip that will take me out of the country for two weeks, so I am sure I will miss this years lap, very disappointed but nothing to be done.

The only dates that work in September are in the first week of the month, I'll cross my fingers that will work with the schedule.

but nothing to be done. That is not the voice of a CEO. We'll figure something out. I might be in the Squareback when I loop through.
Colin
BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 116,898 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 84,465 miles

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Re: 2020 Initial Interest Gauge

Post by Amskeptic » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:45 am

NewBeginningsAgain wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 6:36 am
Central Ohio
June preferred, but flexible
78 Westfalia
I have your list in your dossier. Looks doable. Don't know if June or late September yet!
Colin
BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 116,898 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 84,465 miles

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Re: 2020 Initial Interest Gauge

Post by Mccandmore » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:40 am

Yes, we're definitely in for another IAC visit to St. Louis.

I'd like to replace the front beam on our '74 Westy (assuming I can find a good new-to-me front beam).

Per prior years, I'm limited to weekends and holidays. Family travel is still being sorted out so let me know your general time frame for this part of the country and we can hopefully lock down a date.

-McCandmore

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Re: 2020 Initial Interest Gauge

Post by jimbear » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:03 am

I'd like to get in for the first leg if it works with both our schedules. I'm In Athens, GA... I will hopefull be ready to put the new-to-me-motor in the bus and get it going. I am anticipating being ready no later than mid-march. If all goes well, is this a day job? I'd also like to put in a new windshield and plastigauge the original engine to make sure it is good to go for its rebuild. :salute:
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Pretty much stock engine setup

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