Itinerant Air-Cooled Wyoming . . .

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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Wyoming . . .

Post by the miz » Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:04 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

Amskeptic wrote: Mr. Wyoming Highway Patrolman thankfully stopped and parked right on the shoulder white line to make subsequent pick-ups move all the way into the passing lane. He hung out with me through the fuel filter clean out,
It never ceases to amaze me how readily Colin makes friends with local law enforcement! The Wyoming State Troopers seem to be a friendly bunch, though. I once met a Wyoming Trooper after being rear ended by a toothless Nebraskan tailgater on an otherwise empty Wyoming highway north of Cheyenne...we needed to apply the velocity retarders to avoid hitting a mule deer...the Nebraskan did not follow suit. So we met a nice trooper...he did a horrible job of filling out the accident report...but he was nice, that notwithstanding.

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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Wyoming . . .

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:46 pm

wcfvw69 wrote:I've been shocked that he's put up with the dirty tank for as long as he has.
It helps me meet people. It is so boring having a perfect Volkswagen year after year.

Nobody takes interest or pity with:
"WOW! That is a beautiful van! Did you restore it?
"Naw, I just wash the windows occasionally."
"OK, bye."

You know, this Volkswagen here has been utterly flawless so far. The smoothest, quietest, most demure VW I have ever driven. I have spent $0.00 on repairs in the past 13,000 miles. It is getting 16-20 mpg, the original brake fluid soaked rear shoes have been fine, I haven't checked the dwell or timing since Atlanta. YAWN.

So much better with:
"HEY BUDDY, WHAT THE H*LL ARE YOU DOING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAMN ROAD?"
"F*CK YOU A$$HOLE, MY FUEL FILTER IS CLOGGED."
"GET RID OF THAT PIECE OF SH*T AND DRIVE A REAL CAR!"
"YOU CALL THAT CRAPTASTIC PIECE OF PLASTIC A 'REAL CAR'? HAH!"

So yes, it is getting a bit tedious to clean the filter a lot, but I do not have the circumstance yet to immobilize this car and get transportation with the tank on my lap to a gas tank cleaning professional, wait for it to be done "next Tuesday, we're slammed" and get it all back in and onwards to meet my appointments.
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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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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Wyoming . . .

Post by hambone » Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:48 pm

Yep. I know you like to push your luck mechannickly.
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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Wyoming . . .

Post by SlowLane » Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:46 am

Amskeptic wrote:
wcfvw69 wrote:I've been shocked that he's put up with the dirty tank for as long as he has.
It helps me meet people. It is so boring having a perfect Volkswagen year after year.

So yes, it is getting a bit tedious to clean the filter a lot, but I do not have the circumstance yet to immobilize this car and get transportation with the tank on my lap to a gas tank cleaning professional, wait for it to be done "next Tuesday, we're slammed" and get it all back in and onwards to meet my appointments.
All right, perhaps one of (us?, we? :scratch: ) imminent customers could step up and source a tank for you, get it cleaned and waiting for your visit. Call it enlightened self-interest, in the spirit of helping to ensure a future supply of Itinerant Tutelage.
Not to put a crimp in your people-meeting agenda, of course.
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