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Our new baby
Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:26 pm
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Our new baby
ruckman101
Straight, idles like a banshee.


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From the side
Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:25 pm
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From the side
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From the front
Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:24 pm
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From the front
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From the rear
Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:20 pm
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From the rear
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Inside
Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:12 pm
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Inside
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A bit rough, but doable.


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New Year's Eve '06
Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 3:24 pm
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New Year's Eve '06
ruckman101
No better combo than beer and more beer followed by pyrotechnics.


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Time for a shower
Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:21 pm
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Time for a shower
ruckman101
Now to get showered and off to work.


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Bertha
Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:20 pm
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Bertha
ruckman101
Bertha is happy, the engine just got back in and she fired up nicely.


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Found it.
Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2005 4:50 pm
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Found it.
ruckman101
Vacuum leak at the throttle control arm bushing of that oh so not groovy Mexican Bocar carb.


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How much is that advance anyway?
Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2005 4:26 pm
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How much is that advance anyway?
ruckman101
The high rpm test to find out, yep, in the danger zone.


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Is there hope?
Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2005 4:14 pm
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Is there hope?
ruckman101
Wadda ya mean my timing is 10 degrees too far advanced.


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Yikes!
Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2004 11:39 am
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Yikes!
ruckman101
That front air-dam looks a tad precarious.


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Yikes
Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2004 11:39 am
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Yikes
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Exhaust pipes really caught my eye.


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Yikes
Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2004 11:38 am
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Yikes
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Saw this thing for sale, then found it on Craigslist. Had to share. They called it a Vanayota. It's got a toyota engine in it.


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Some work done
Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2004 11:56 am
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Some work done
ruckman101
Cut and turned front beam, rear pre-torsioned.


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First baja
Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2004 11:53 am
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First baja
ruckman101
Still have to put it together, but I finally got it out of Ratt's garage.


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Here's Bertha waiting for her engine.
Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2004 11:43 am
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Here's Bertha waiting for her engine.
ruckman101
Bertha is a 1970 Riviera pop-top with a 1641 dp.


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Other half
Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2004 11:39 am
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Other half
ruckman101
Surprisingly, was able to basically rebuild only with a new crank and bearings, etc. Glad I shut her down.


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Close-up
Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2004 11:36 am
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Close-up
ruckman101
I'll wager it isn't a forged crank.


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It was a reconditioned crank.
Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2004 11:33 am
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It was a reconditioned crank.
ruckman101
Bertha was still running, but I shut her down and called a tow truck when I spotted the pulley jumping up here and there.


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The culprit
Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2004 11:30 am
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The culprit
ruckman101
This was my crankshaft, and pretty obvious why my van was running so poorly.


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And the green one.
Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2004 1:05 pm
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And the green one.
ruckman101
Sure sad to see them rusting away.


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And the back of the middle one.
Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2004 1:04 pm
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And the back of the middle one.
ruckman101
I hope these are someone's parts cars, but they don't look all that parted out.


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Front shot
Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2004 1:02 pm
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Front shot
ruckman101
They are crying for attention.


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I think they are all the same year
Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2004 12:59 pm
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I think they are all the same year
ruckman101
This one was the roughest.


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Pretty rough shape.
Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2004 12:57 pm
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Pretty rough shape.
ruckman101
Oregon isn't the kindest climate.


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Close up
Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2004 12:55 pm
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Close up
ruckman101
Don't know the story on these, maybe find out next year. This one obviously had a fire at some point.


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Some horse pasture bugs.
Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2004 12:41 pm
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Some horse pasture bugs.
ruckman101
I finally realized the bug I was looking at had been sitting, and peeked and spotted a second, grabbed the camera and by golly there were three.


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I sure had fun spotting all these campers
Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2004 12:36 pm
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I sure had fun spotting all these campers
ruckman101
And taking photos, and listening to them coming and going.


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Campers Campers Campers!
Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2004 12:34 pm
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Campers Campers Campers!
ruckman101
Nice weather, cold brews, freaky folks made for a great weekend


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Yep, another camper at this event.
Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2004 12:30 pm
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Yep, another camper at this event.
ruckman101
The Oregon Country Fair draws the hippies. Ya think they get pulled over frequently by the cops?


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All these campers made me pine for mine.
Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2004 12:28 pm
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All these campers made me pine for mine.
ruckman101
Mostly bays and vanagons, saw a dandy split, but not in use, and no photo.


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Yep, campers camping.
Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2004 12:27 pm
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Yep, campers camping.
ruckman101
Wish my camper was fixed. Had to use a tent.


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Oregon Country Fair campers in use.
Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2004 12:24 pm
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Oregon Country Fair campers in use.
ruckman101
A property owner next to the event turns his horse field into camping space.


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Campers at the fair.
Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2004 12:21 pm
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Campers at the fair.
ruckman101
Lots of campers at the Oregon Country Fair.


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