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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:27 pm    Post subject: Got 4 new tires Reply with quote

Just installed 4 new BF Goodrich All Terrain TA KO 195 / 75 R14 to my VW Bat Thing.....

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting side rear window configuration. Was that something added to the top AFTER ordering it? Or was it ordered with the top from the beginning.

Oh,....nice tires.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Drove up to the trailhead for Trout Peak (it's the peak in the background, right above the convertible top) today. Thing did amazing on the tougher parts of the road. Good hike, but not all the way to the top. Check out the trail description - if any of you are ever in Cody, let's drive up again!

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wes.......

Once I get Hermann raised back to standard height...figure next spring....and dependable enough for the trip, we might bring him over to Cody.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Let me know if you need any cable connectors. I have some extras.

Thanks for the offer! Yes, I will be needing those connectors as well.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BNMike,

That would be awesome. We could take a couple of drives if you like. We could "trade" if you want, as I went to school in Spearfish a long time ago. I would love to get to the hills with my family. Maybe if you come over here, you could take us on adrive when we get over there.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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BNMike,

That would be awesome. We could take a couple of drives if you like. We could "trade" if you want, as I went to school in Spearfish a long time ago. I would love to get to the hills with my family. Maybe if you come over here, you could take us on adrive when we get over there.

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Sounds like a plan Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Semper_Dad wrote:
Interesting side rear window configuration. Was that something added to the top AFTER ordering it? Or was it ordered with the top from the beginning.

Oh,....nice tires.


Here in Monterrey Mexico, is a guy that makes taylor made tops for any convertible, like things, jeeps, trackers, bugs, etc.

When I ordered him my new top (about 1 year ago) I asked him to modify the original top with this side windows, because I wanted to have better rear view, and a more original thing....

Also I told him to modify the opening of the front side curtains, and made it larger, so I could get more fresh air.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I installed my new steering gear box. Sa-Wheat!! It removed an ugly rattling noise and vibration from my Thing. I haul butt down some wash-boarded sandy roads to my house. It's ALL tight now. Man, what a huge difference.

I had bought some paint for a future project. Eastwoods "Hot Rod Flatz" Orange paint. I think I'm going to take on the rest of the body in the spring after the snow season. Just a thought right now. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Took my girls for a fall country cruise. Love that gas heater!

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Goofing off looking at some sheep
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My little one can't see unless we open the door Sad , she'll grow out of it
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We spent and hour or two cruising and checking out farm animals and wildlife. Great afternoon.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome day CaseyDenise!! We had a country drive yesterday, but it was in the GP....
But, today Our Thing lost her go.... Engine is Out!!! Teardown will be this week, and rebuild to follow!!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like you had a good time Casey.

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Took my girls for a fall country cruise. Love that gas heater!

Ha, I'm still riding with the top down.
Gas heaters are great, I may have to poke some holes in the 74 and put mine in.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a damn thing. I'm sad about that too. i need to figure out why i have a major loss of power after i put new heads on it. hmmmmm
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Not a damn thing. I'm sad about that too. i need to figure out why i have a major loss of power after i put new heads on it. hmmmmm



Hmmm, Combustion chamber size difference?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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norcalmike wrote:
Not a damn thing. I'm sad about that too. i need to figure out why i have a major loss of power after i put new heads on it. hmmmmm



Hmmm, Combustion chamber size difference?


thats what im thinking. its the only logical explanation
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Installed a set of Hella driving lights and went for our (probable) last drive for this year. Oh ya, took some pictures too! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New fuel filter and fuel pump...thought I was having fuel delivery issues... turned out the plastic ring in my electronic ignition was cracked and causing the sputtering, coughing, rough running issues! Installed a new electronic ignition. Thought what the heck while I'm here I'll change out the plugs (a bit of a challenge with the dual carb set-up), adjust the valves and get her timed... All that in a little over 3 hours! A quick cruse around the block tells me everything is working! Laughing

If you can't rebuild it in the parking lot of Walmart...you shouldn't own one!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I replaced the non-existent shift rod bushing. WOW what a friggin' difference, it truly is like night and day....

Also tightened down a trailing arm pivot bolt that was working it's way loose, and checked my valves, it always feels good to say you checked your valves not adjusted your valves.

Then I popped the front doors off and dropped the top and took it for a little drive to a buddies house...
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Saw her for the first time since they finished the paint. She still has some minor things to perfect but she's starting to look like a car again. Got to put some stuff back on her. Bringing her as is to the Pasco County Bug Jam next weekend for a sneak peek.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PS....this was the day we brought her home...

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