Itinerant Air-Cooled Greetings From PNW

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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Greetings From PNW

Post by airkooledchris » Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:15 pm

Amskeptic wrote:
Bleyseng wrote:I gave up on Seattle and drove down to Ashland for some warm weather and camping. yay, sunshine!
Now that I have decided to leave, your weather in Portland shall recover. I apologize for tarrying and delaying your summer. You shall have a string of lovely summer days while I go visit the 58* mists of the Eureka CA coastline.

Executive decision:
Bookwus Bus stays in PNW. I pick it up in the fall. The engine vibration yes, but as importantly, lean-out/bog/hesitation in carburetor has whitened the plugs. :silent:

Would have loved to see the bookwus bus, but will hopefully get another shot either in the fall (that's when our summer is, nudge nudge) or next year.

Don't be too discouraged about coming here. It's only 58* and foggy/misty in the morning, before climbing to a near-unbearable 65* with bright sunshine by 11 o'clock.
Coffee and stocking caps will be available, until the :sunny: joins in.
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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Greetings From PNW

Post by Gypsie » Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:12 pm

airkooledchris wrote:
Don't be too discouraged about coming here. It's only 58* and foggy/misty in the morning, before climbing to a near-unbearable 65* with bright sunshine by 11 o'clock.
Coffee and stocking caps will be available, until the :sunny: joins in.

Chris,

you best get yerself some earplugs to deal with the incessant whinin...uh... comments about the icy conditions... :pirate:

Though if you can get a shot with Colin in his shortpants and mukluks I think you could make a mint...
So it all started when I wanted to get better gas mileage....

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Post by ruckman101 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:35 pm

Well, not having a prior reference to the vibration of concern that initiated the efforts to address this past Tuesday, and along for the test drive after efforts to address were made, there was still an alarming out of balance low rpm thing going on I'm glad I have never experienced in Bertha. But it was better, Colin and the 'bone agreed.

The type 1 force is strong.


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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Greetings From PNW

Post by Hippie » Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:09 am

Come back through the midwest. Hot and sunny, finally. And hot. And hot.
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Post by Amskeptic » Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:33 am

hambone wrote:Yes, that carb isn't right. Bogging, lack of power. I am disappointed you won't be slowing down however and enjoying the fruits of an early bay.
I think Mike's parts stash still has a couple carbs left, that would be a fitting combo.
Speaking of Mike's parts stash, he promised me the original rear interior lamp/headlamps/wiper/emergency flasher knobs. Know where they are? These Beetle ones are ............... tacky.

I definitely want to have a relaxed mosey when I drive the BookwusBus, not this crazed interstate stuff that the BobD handles with aplomb.

Did your weather improve the moment I escaped? Of course it did.
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Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,220 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Greetings From PNW

Post by Xelmon » Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:38 am

Amskeptic wrote:Did your weather improve the moment I escaped? Of course it did.
:flower:
Ohhh don't be so harsh on yourself Colin. It always gets nice around the last weekend of July, first of August.

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Post by hambone » Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:23 pm

Hot sun and orange evenings. Deepest blue.
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Post by Sylvester » Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:38 am

Hippie wrote:Come back through the midwest. Hot and sunny, finally. And hot. And hot.
Back in the 100's here in Georgia! If someone can spontaneously combust in a mall parking lot, then I was awfully close yesterday to doing just that. BTW I now have a house with a man cave! No more engine drops in a parking lot with Colin again!
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue, I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace. Where never lark, or even eagle flew. And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod, The high untrespassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Greetings From PNW

Post by dtrumbo » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:49 am

Sylvester wrote:BTW I now have a house with a man cave! No more engine drops in a parking lot with Colin again!
The other day I was lamenting that the garage in my new house is a wee bit smaller than the shop at my old house. Then I bitch-slapped myself out of it when I remembered that some of our esteemed forum members don't even have a garage of any kind. Congrats on the upgrade and thanks for reminding me just how good I have it.
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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Greetings From PNW

Post by Amskeptic » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:09 pm

dtrumbo wrote: I remembered that some of our esteemed forum members don't even have a garage of any kind.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,220 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Greetings From PNW

Post by ruckman101 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:25 am

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dtrumbo wrote: I remembered that some of our esteemed forum members don't even have a garage of any kind.
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Glad you've starting sorting through some photos. That shot is so classic.


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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Greetings From PNW

Post by jonyem » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:05 am

Amskeptic wrote:
dtrumbo wrote: I remembered that some of our esteemed forum members don't even have a garage of any kind.
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Looks cleaner than most garages I've seen.
Late 1973 ASI/Riviera conversion.

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