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Post by Amskeptic » Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:59 pm

While Arizona's population and towns like Prescott, are unfortunately growing in terrible ways, I must say I love, and always will, the countryside. Drink this in:

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Today's little tourney had me bounding down a gravel road whoa! but no whoa, the hill was too steep, so ka blang! went the belly pan. Oh well. Continued on and shot these:
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Here is a photograph of our very first land plant forms that began to oxygenate the atmosphere. Thanks, lichen.
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On my way out of the gravel road-come-rock garden, I spared the belly pan and hit the engine carrier so hard it took the left engine mount bolt clean off and bent the engine carrier into the fan housing. Nice, says I . . . Don't worry about it, says bus. I loosened the through-the-frame bolts and let the reconfigured carrier find its new comfortable spot:
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For utterly unknown reasons, this car is running better than it ever has.
Colin
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 93,996 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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Post by Birdibus » Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:27 pm

battered but happy :flower:
71 bus, 74 westy

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Post by Amskeptic » Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:32 pm

Birdibus wrote:battered but happy :flower:
That would be me. Cars take on the characteristics of their drivers.
Hell, my belly pan is . . . ahhh, anyways.
Colin
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 93,996 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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Post by Velokid1 » Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:58 pm

I'm excited to see ya, Colin.

And Prescott has grown on me. Dare I say, it's become my Home. For now. We're loving our little life here for so many different reasons.

Anyway, safe travels. See you in about 36 hrs.

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Post by Hippie » Sat Sep 20, 2008 6:24 am

VW engineers knew the approach angle on a Bus was small so that's largely what the belly pan is on there for, in my opinion. =D> Roll on!

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Post by Velokid1 » Fri Sep 26, 2008 8:03 pm

We had a most productive 1/2 day, I must say. And it was great to catch up with you, Colin.

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Only about a tsp of gasoline in my ear canal this time, which is an improvement over the last IAC visit!

Here in a couple weeks, I'll dig down deep into replacing every vac hose and fuel line in my bus (again!) and replace a couple pieces of glass, and some other minor things and we'll be set, our family.

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Post by Amskeptic » Fri Sep 26, 2008 8:09 pm

Velokid1 wrote:We had a most productive 1/2 day, I must say. And it was great to catch up with you, Colin.

I'll dig down deep into replacing every vac hose and fuel line in my bus (again!) and replace a couple pieces of glass, and some other minor things and we'll be set, our family.
I was appalled at the condition of your new hoses. And the fact that Logan is so much closer to high school age already. But I shore did enjoy driving your Westy. Could have used more time for Beer Philoshophy.
Colin
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 93,996 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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Post by Velokid1 » Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:35 am

Indeed we could have used more time for shootin' the breeze, although I don't know these days how much wisdom I have to offer. It's incredible to me how much I thought I knew 15 years ago, only to wake up in my 30s and go, "Uh, oh no... I don't really know much at all."

I DO plan, when I get a few minutes, to take a look at all my hoses and write down dimensions, etc. and report here on IAC on the hoses NOT TO BUY from NAPA. The sad thing is, I remember being appalled by how much money I left at that NAPA counter when I bought all that shit.

And it wasn't just NAPA... the horrid vac hoses in question I got at our last remaining VW parts shop here in town. You would THINK they'd know better!

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Post by dtrumbo » Sat Sep 27, 2008 11:08 am

I know it requires a little planning ahead, but I buy all my VW parts by mail order from known-reputable online dealers.

I really like this one. http://www.autohausaz.com/ They ship the day you order, and given where you live, you would receive your order the next day. Everything I've bought from them is good quality and, at least so far, I've been very happy with them.

I buy Gumout and GL-4 gear oil at NAPA, and that's about it.
- Dick

1970 Transporter. 2015cc, dual Weber IDF 40's
1978 Riviera Camper. Bone stock GE 2.0L F.I.
1979 Super Beetle convertible.

... as it turns out, it was the coil!

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