The one about Sylvester, Samantha and the windshield

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Re: The one about Sylvester, Samantha and the windshield

Post by Bleyseng » Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:53 pm

Nah, you just grew a beard. :bounce:
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Re: The one about Sylvester, Samantha and the windshield

Post by Sylvester » Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:49 am

Amskeptic wrote:December 2003
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On the contrary, I believe we have both weathered well!

On a footnote, Colin swung by my house on his way to adventures in Alabama. Samantha had been giving me carburetor fits since earlier this Spring. I was having issue with idle, and to no end I was taking it out of gear and nursing the throttle at stops just not to let Sam die. When I timed and set the dwell in January, Sam developed the idle issue. I adjusted the idle to no avail. When Colin came back to ask about Samantha, we checked the booster hose (Well Colin did, and put a temporary fix on the end, there was an issue with it beginning to crack, it really needs replaced). The carburetor could not be tuned, so in a suggestion that would make a Indy 500 pit crew green with envy, we took the carburetor off and disassemble it in the driveway. My RTV fix from last year was at it's end, and RTV had plugged the pilot jet. That is number 34 here on this exploded view.

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We cleared it, reassembled the carburetor and put it on. After some fine tuning Sam was off and running great! Really I would not have been looking for that, but Colin did. Now I can stop and not fear an idle drop and die. Great job Colin!
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: The one about Sylvester, Samantha and the windshield

Post by Sylvester » Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:23 am

Say, am I the only one posting the Colin visits? I want to see what everyone is up to! Don't do it all in blogs or Facebook! I want stories!
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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Post by Amskeptic » Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:30 am

Sylvester wrote:Say, am I the only one posting the Colin visits? I want to see what everyone is up to! Don't do it all in blogs or Facebook! I want stories!
Visited RSorak 71Westy and luftvagon two days ago. They responded somewhere in the Type2 forum.
I will do a post when I come up for air.
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Re: The one about Sylvester, Samantha and the windshield

Post by Will » Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:01 am

Amskeptic wrote:
Sylvester wrote:Say, am I the only one posting the Colin visits? I want to see but something what everyone is up to! Don't do it all in blogs or Facebook! I want stories!
Visited RSorak 71Westy and luftvagon two days ago. They responded somewhere in the Type2 forum.
I will do a post when I come up for air.
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Re: The one about Sylvester, Samantha and the windshield

Post by airkooledchris » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:13 pm

Sylvester wrote: I guess we will see if we keep the Rust Monster at bay.


well, didja?


Im hoping to get a lesson in keeping-rust-at-bay (or away from my bay if possible!) this years visit and curious how your results turned out over time.
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Post by Amskeptic » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:34 pm

airkooledchris wrote:
Sylvester wrote: I guess we will see if we keep the Rust Monster at bay.


well, didja?


Im hoping to get a lesson in keeping-rust-at-bay (or away from my bay if possible!) this years visit and curious how your results turned out over time.
I think he has to come back from Afghanistan . . .
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Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 108,000 miles
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Re: The one about Sylvester, Samantha and the windshield

Post by Sylvester » Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:16 pm

Amskeptic wrote:
airkooledchris wrote:
Sylvester wrote: I guess we will see if we keep the Rust Monster at bay.


well, didja?


Im hoping to get a lesson in keeping-rust-at-bay (or away from my bay if possible!) this years visit and curious how your results turned out over time.
I think he has to come back from Afghanistan . . .
Colin :colin6:
Indeed, this was to be the winter of me versus rust cage match, two go in but only one comes out. However, I am downrange in Afghanistan like Colin says so it will be a next winter project. My Bus waits patiently for me back at the base, in the motor pool. I wonder if it drives the base commander crazy to see it there.
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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Post by Amskeptic » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:46 pm

Sylvester wrote:I wonder if it drives the base commander crazy to see it there.
"Fricken HIPPY car. What has happened to my military? Why, when I was a sargeant, we were only allowed to drive metallic blue Corvettes. That was when we were MEN. It's Bill Clinton's fault. Don't ask? I wouldn't have. Don't TELL? I would have telled that soldier THERE IS NO WAY YOU ARE PARKING SOME PINK VOLKSWAGEN HIPPY VAN ON MY BASE, but no, I have to be sensitive to "diversity". I just have to wait for my retirement, I can do this . . . . . pink and 'baby bluue. "
Stomps off to his barracks, tripping over his own boots . . . . . .
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 108,000 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: The one about Sylvester, Samantha and the windshield

Post by Sylvester » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:51 am

Amskeptic wrote:
Sylvester wrote:I wonder if it drives the base commander crazy to see it there.
"Fricken HIPPY car. What has happened to my military? Why, when I was a sargeant, we were only allowed to drive metallic blue Corvettes. That was when we were MEN. It's Bill Clinton's fault. Don't ask? I wouldn't have. Don't TELL? I would have telled that soldier THERE IS NO WAY YOU ARE PARKING SOME PINK VOLKSWAGEN HIPPY VAN ON MY BASE, but no, I have to be sensitive to "diversity". I just have to wait for my retirement, I can do this . . . . . pink and 'baby bluue. "
Stomps off to his barracks, tripping over his own boots . . . . . .
Hehe, damn hippies anyway. I do remember, back in the late 80's on Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio, there was a 70's green Bay with a lot of stickers on the back. It must have been an older Master Sergeant or higher who drove it, a Vietnam Veteran with almost 20 years in, because he had on there:

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I need some of them old bumper stickers.
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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Post by Amskeptic » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:11 am

Sylvester wrote: Image
That is the Reactionary Banner Of The Vietnam War, right there.
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 108,000 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Post by airkooledchris » Fri Dec 27, 2013 4:43 pm

Ooh La La, french pornspam!
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Re: The one about Sylvester, Samantha and the windshield

Post by Amskeptic » Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:30 am

airkooledchris wrote:Ooh La La, french pornspam!
Please . . . tell us more. I am thoroughly lost.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 108,000 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Post by zabo » Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:39 am

Amskeptic wrote:
airkooledchris wrote:Ooh La La, french pornspam!
Please . . . tell us more. I am thoroughly lost.
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were a bunch of spam post- i cleared them out :sleepy2:
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Re: The one about Sylvester, Samantha and the windshield

Post by Amskeptic » Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:49 am

zabo wrote:
Amskeptic wrote:
airkooledchris wrote:Ooh La La, french pornspam!
Please . . . tell us more. I am thoroughly lost.
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were a bunch of spam post- i cleared them out :sleepy2:
Thank-you. Do we have some "new members" from overseas? I have not activated any accounts without a "Who Is" check . . . ???
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 108,000 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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