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  Topic: Sad news... No more Liveworkwander Ripley videos
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 12:55 pm   Subject: Re: Sad news... No more Liveworkwander Ripley videos
As we are getting older the stresses of driving a vintage vehicle all over the continent is beginning to wear on us. Replacement parts are not as high of quality and need to be replaced more than the ...
  Topic: 1989 Westy Makeover: GoWesty 2.3L Engine plus plus plus
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:44 pm   Subject: Re: 1989 Westy Makeover: GoWesty 2.3L Engine plus plus plus
Now although that video above loves to make it look like acrylic/plexiglass is second best, it does come in a "bullet resistant" grade as well: https://www.acmeplastics.com/acrylic-sheets/ac ...
  Topic: 1989 Westy Makeover: GoWesty 2.3L Engine plus plus plus
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:59 pm   Subject: Re: 1989 Westy Makeover: GoWesty 2.3L Engine plus plus plus
Brrrrrrrrr! It's getting colder by the hour around here: https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/news/article/frigid-october-weather-for-the-prairies-with-more-rounds-of-snow-record-cold-temperatures-in- ...
  Topic: Cip1.com Moving Sale
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:53 pm   Subject: Re: Cip1.com Moving Sale
These guys have a sale every month of the year -- or so it seems. You have to watch prices carefully to find out which of those months has the lowest price on an item you've got your eye on. Wink ...
  Topic: Confounded gas caps are a joke
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:33 am   Subject: Re: Confounded gas caps are a joke
https://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=VWC%2D251%2D201%2D551%2DC

In case you're looking to top off an order for free shipping.
  Topic: 1989 Westy Makeover: GoWesty 2.3L Engine plus plus plus
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:54 pm   Subject: Re: 1989 Westy Makeover: GoWesty 2.3L Engine plus plus plus
"Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to read is based on a true account of a crime. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent..." ***

It was a SLO day in The Cit ...
  Topic: 1989 Westy Makeover: GoWesty 2.3L Engine plus plus plus
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:53 pm   Subject: Re: 1989 Westy Makeover: GoWesty 2.3L Engine plus plus plus
Sorry for the delay in responding. I had to confer with that wise, old great horned owl but he didn't return to the top of the pole behind our garage until dawn this morning.

So I asked him the ete ...
  Topic: 1989 Westy Makeover: GoWesty 2.3L Engine plus plus plus
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:08 pm   Subject: Re: 1989 Westy Makeover: GoWesty 2.3L Engine plus plus plus
Remember when I said I had a slim window of opportunity to get the warranty work done? I beat that window by a day. It's like December around here right now! More snow and freezing temperatures don't ...
  Topic: 1989 Westy Makeover: GoWesty 2.3L Engine plus plus plus
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:18 pm   Subject: Re: 1989 Westy Makeover: GoWesty 2.3L Engine plus plus plus
The weather ahead spelled trouble with a capital T so I took to some binge driving in order to keep the 20W50 from turning into oily ice cream. I had one point on the compass yet to drive and that was ...
  Topic: 1989 Westy Makeover: GoWesty 2.3L Engine plus plus plus
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:07 pm   Subject: Re: 1989 Westy Makeover: GoWesty 2.3L Engine plus plus plus
Thanks VV!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all the Canucks reading this!

Yesterday I was finally getting a little more confidence in the repairs -- no leaking GoWesty hose again for one thing -- so off I ...
  Topic: 1989 Westy Makeover: GoWesty 2.3L Engine plus plus plus
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:17 pm   Subject: Re: 1989 Westy Makeover: GoWesty 2.3L Engine plus plus plus
Okay, VicVan, here's the update:

As you saw, Fritz aka Frankenstein's monster was out of the ICU on Wednesday afternoon. I told Jesse to drive it back and forth to his place for a couple of days to ...
  Topic: 1989 Westy Makeover: GoWesty 2.3L Engine plus plus plus
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:27 pm   Subject: Re: 1989 Westy Makeover: GoWesty 2.3L Engine plus plus plus
To Err is Humane; to Forgive, Divine.
Alexander Pope
An Essay on Criticism (1711)

No one is perfect. EVERYONE makes mistakes. Pope was using Old English so his spelling of human was correct for ...
  Topic: 1989 Westy Makeover: GoWesty 2.3L Engine plus plus plus
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:21 pm   Subject: Re: 1989 Westy Makeover: GoWesty 2.3L Engine plus plus plus
Let's get back to the driving force, so to speak, behind all my troubles: Pistons. Wonky ones at that!

Recall that Jesse ran out of the back of the shop with a very scored/scratched/gouged piston t ...
  Topic: 1989 Westy Makeover: GoWesty 2.3L Engine plus plus plus
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:11 pm   Subject: Re: 1989 Westy Makeover: GoWesty 2.3L Engine plus plus plus
Now just because you end up in the exclusive GoWesty Belly Flop Club doesn't mean you can't steer your way back onto the highways and byways of the land. But you need 1) GoWesty Warranty Coverage 2) T ...
  Topic: 1989 Westy Makeover: GoWesty 2.3L Engine plus plus plus
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:06 pm   Subject: Re: 1989 Westy Makeover: GoWesty 2.3L Engine plus plus plus
In the previous post, I mentioned never fully trusting the original engine either. I'm not paranoid, I'm just careful based on past experience(s).

I dug into my Westy files for an exchange between ...
  Topic: 1989 Westy Makeover: GoWesty 2.3L Engine plus plus plus
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:05 pm   Subject: Re: 1989 Westy Makeover: GoWesty 2.3L Engine plus plus plus

Revisionist history is a Lucas Valdez specialty! I'd love to see the actual numbers on the engine failures broken down by engine size. Shocked

Oh, I wouldn't be that harsh on Lucas. I just rec ...
  Topic: 1989 Westy Makeover: GoWesty 2.3L Engine plus plus plus
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:56 am   Subject: Re: 1989 Westy Makeover: GoWesty 2.3L Engine plus plus plus
"DO NOT go down to Tony's" ... "DO NOT go down to Tony's"...DO NOT go down to Tony's"... "DO NOT..."

That mantra was going through my head and being replayed over ...
  Topic: 1989 Westy Makeover: GoWesty 2.3L Engine plus plus plus
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:24 pm   Subject: Re: 1989 Westy Makeover: GoWesty 2.3L Engine plus plus plus
So this morning at the crack of dawn -- it was a colourful sunrise by the way -- I got up and prepared for the final SLAPPing drive in Fritzie. Well, I was sure hoping it'd be the last one. Throwing t ...
  Topic: 1989 Westy Makeover: GoWesty 2.3L Engine plus plus plus
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:29 pm   Subject: Re: 1989 Westy Makeover: GoWesty 2.3L Engine plus plus plus
Once Stefan's neighbours hand delivered my Canada Post parcel to him -- the one containing the questionable Chinese fuel injectors -- he went right at it.

Here's what he found: one of the fuel inje ...
  Topic: 1989 Westy Makeover: GoWesty 2.3L Engine plus plus plus
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:20 pm   Subject: Re: 1989 Westy Makeover: GoWesty 2.3L Engine plus plus plus
"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds"
Unofficial Motto of the United States Postal Service

True to ...
 
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