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Re: 2011 Itinerary 06/09/11

Post by hambone » Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:51 am

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Re: 2011 Itinerary 06/09/11

Post by TrollFromDownBelow » Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:37 pm

I can vouch for the new car smell .... couldn't believe it myself ... they used to sell that stuff in a bottle. :flower: The other thing that amazed me (although I guess it shouldn't have) is the car appeared more pristine than when I saw it last year... like...oh 20k-30k miles ago?
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Re: 2011 Itinerary 06/09/11

Post by Lanval » Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:46 pm

TrollFromDownBelow wrote:I can vouch for the new car smell .... couldn't believe it myself ... they used to sell that stuff in a bottle. :flower: The other thing that amazed me (although I guess it shouldn't have) is the car appeared more pristine than when I saw it last year... like...oh 20k-30k miles ago?
It's sick that as Colin puts more miles on the van, it arbitrarily returns closer and closer to its original state. That's just wrong.

Next time he's here I'm gonna think up something to set him back a little. The last one worked OK, but a complete can of Gum Out apparently can only strip so much paint. Hmmmm....

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Re: 2011 Itinerary 06/09/11

Post by bajaman72 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:07 am

Lanval wrote:
TrollFromDownBelow wrote: The other thing that amazed me (although I guess it shouldn't have) is the car appeared more pristine than when I saw it last year... like...oh 20k-30k miles ago?

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Re: 2011 Itinerary 06/09/11

Post by whc03grady » Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:44 am

Ludwig--1974 Westfalia, 2.0L (GD035193), Solex 34PDSIT-2/3 carburetors.
Gertie--1971 Squareback, 1600cc with Bosch D-Jetronic fuel injection from a '72 (E brain).
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Re: 2011 Itinerary 06/09/11

Post by Runamuck Bus » Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:13 pm

Actually, it's Gibsonia, PA. I don't know where Colin came up with that location (Gibsonville). In spite of himself, he made it here (Gibsonia) in fine fashion. We started the day plumbing the deep sink trap and things just got better from there.
The map is a nice idea, good job!
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Re: 2011 Itinerary 06/09/11

Post by jonyem » Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:12 pm

When looking at the list of dates at the front of this thread, can't help but think "wow, that's a busy summer" but then look at the map and you get a sense of how large an undertaking like this is. Kudos to you good sir, and I look forward to your visit in exactly one month from today.
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Re: 2011 Itinerary 06/09/11

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:28 pm

jonyem wrote:When looking at the list of dates at the front of this thread, can't help but think "wow, that's a busy summer" but then look at the map and you get a sense of how large an undertaking like this is. Kudos to you good sir, and I look forward to your visit in exactly one month from today.
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Re: 2011 Itinerary 06/15/11

Post by sped372 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:10 am

Or are the exhaust valves the "Colin" of the engine... reveling in the heat while the rest of the engine parts prefer to stay somewhat cooler?
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Re: 2011 Itinerary 06/09/11

Post by whc03grady » Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:58 am

Runamuck Bus wrote:Actually, it's Gibsonia, PA.
Fixed.
I also tweaked the markers for the Highest (jtauxe), most Northerly (jonyem), Southerly (exoticdvm), Easterly (RandyinMaine), and Westerly (aircooledchris) stops.
Amskeptic wrote:Imagine being the exhaust valves in the BobD.
"Where we going?"
"Uh let's see, Montana."
"Where are we now?"
"That would be Iowa."
"Oh great, that's two million twenty five thousand four hundred more cycles and it's hot out, I quit."
"No, come on, you have already done one hundred thirty nine million two hundred seventy thousand cycles since Hamburg Germany back in May 1978."
Colin
Remind those sassy valves that this year's Iowa-Montana leg has a welcome intermission in Idaho: 1,080 miles instead of 1,189! And I've moved 110 miles/2 hours closer to Des Moines! Huhn? Yeah?
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Gertie--1971 Squareback, 1600cc with Bosch D-Jetronic fuel injection from a '72 (E brain).
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Re: 2011 dates of June 6th,7th or 11th

Post by keithebbert » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:22 am

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keithebbert wrote: work on our Van on July 6th. This would guarantee that you would make it before we leave for the Country Fair.
Proposal 2: July 11th. We get back from the Country Fair on the 10th.
Tentative yes, but not locked in.
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Colin,

Just wanted to let you know that I have provided my deposit a couple weeks ago and have not seen our name on your list yet. I know that the date is still tentative and that's fine. I can see your trip is going well and we are looking forward to seeing you in the Columbia River Gorge. Missed you at the RendezVW.

Thanks

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Re: 2011 Itinerary 06/23/11

Post by airkooledchris » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:20 pm

Welcome to the board Keith! Again, it was a real pleasure camping out next to you guys at the RendezVW
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Re: 2011's So Far Itinerary List

Post by tristessa » Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:06 pm

Amskeptic wrote:Less? Never!
Finally stumbled across the reference I'd seen that caused me to make the claim
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Re: 2011 Itinerary 06/23/11

Post by Hippie » Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:58 pm

Yep. It's got new car smell.
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Re: 2011 Itinerary 07/01/11

Post by BumbleBus » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:42 am

Amskeptic wrote: July 04 D whc03grady...................... Anaconda MT
(July 6 satchmo/glasseye ..........................Pullman WA
(July 7 Gorge Runner ................................. down a ways WA)
July 08 D 71vistacruzer....................... Portland OR
Dang... me, Little Train & Shebus were just thinking of pooling funds to get you to Whitefish, MT for a day to give all our bays a quick once over so we know what we're dealing with. I saw you had a few days after Mitch, but now it looks like you don't. If those fall through or you're willing to shoot 5hrs north of Anaconda on the 5th let us know. Pullman ain't too bad from here via 90 or 2. Weather is supposed to be 80s and sunny with 0 humidity... not like I'm trying to tempt you or anything. Glacier National Park is only 20-30min east of us. Tempt. Tempt. Tempt.

Edit: Oh yeah.. dunno if you're a hockey fan, but the Stanley Cup will be in town the 5th as well. Tempt. Plus I work at the ski resort so could comp you an alpine slide ride, lunch & a scenic lift ride. Tempt.

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Re: 2011 Itinerary 07/01/11

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:20 pm

BumbleBus wrote:willing to shoot 5hrs north of Anaconda on the 5th?
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 94,615 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,990 miles

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