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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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don't forget to FLOG YOUR RIDE!

I'll report back to if he doesn't. Laughing
Jeffery, My report can be swayed by some good craft beer. Wink
Thanks David. You have coached me well Miagi-San Wink
I will likely be the highlight reel Laughing
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Tom. We surely will have enough beer, and, there will be ample reserves of fine Oregon Wine for all. I am not a big wine drinker but more of a cheap beer drinker, but, for you, whatever it takes Cool

Time to go load the family wagon and begin packing the SyncWest.

But, I am confused....who is this Jeffery you speak of?
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK. Bedtime.
Cleaned, preened, stocked, locked and loaded......the SyncWest. Currently sans cabinetry... Unusual to me.
Is 5 hours too long? Embarassed
S to the Z in the M O A B.
Off in a few hours. It's stormy.
1022 miles is gonna hurt.
Hold me.
Woooooooot!
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeffrey, Have a safe trip. I guess you are bringing cool weather with you which is good for Moab. Just don't bring the wind.

My sister-in-law just left this morning for West Linn. I told them to keep and eye out for you. If you see a grey Ford Focus flash it's lights at you it will probably be them.

See you tonight.
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And, like a Turd of Hurdles, we are OFF o~

See you all there.

Cool

Let's ROLL!
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not going to make it. Just can't do it....
You guys have a blast!
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mundopacheco wrote:
Not going to make it. Just can't do it....
You guys have a blast!
Miguel
Leaving Moab Monday, Miguel. Call if you wanna try Sat-Sun.
Got some incredible bubbly as incentive(2 cases Shocked ).

110 miles to Rich's. Woot. Now leaving Snowville.
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Midnight arrival at the Estate or Rich, Love my Westy. Leaving in the morning at 09:00.
Great drive over here. Great co-pilot, no major wind.....

Just toasted with a nice bottle of Argyle Brut.

Night all!
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hoping to leave Glenwood about 3:30 this afternoon. See you this evening. 2 out of 3 weekends in the Utah dessert with Syncros. Life is good Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not looking good for me and Moab. I'm about to get loaded onto a flat bed for the 2nd time in 2 months.

Have fun guys.
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We're pulling for a quick fix Dave. In Green River. Just about there. Quick burger stop. I'm ready for shorts and beer. Soon.

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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vickery is back in business. VWlovr due @8. Haven't seen tom and Juanita yet but arrived @ 340 MT. 2 other ancillary Westys at camp, both / we, both in close proximity. I'm all good. Can't wait for a few more friends. Peace all.
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

carterzest wrote:
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WOT, no pix yet?
Hurry up thursday for the pix!
Twisted Evil
There will be a mandatory photo/video blackout imposed on this event until its over. Thought you knew.

Ha, I knew you would post a pic! Very Happy
More please, I am not going to another syncro type event until aug 16-19th Wink .

Have fun at zesty festy
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great trails today , Bull Canyon, Geminii bridges, swimming at Mill creek.
No carnage. Flogged my ride as did everyone. Vickery 2 tows but he flogs better than the rest of us Very Happy
John from AZ here. Having a bigass steak in town due to the 35 mph wind at camp. Secret spire tomorrow.
Gonna sleep early tonight, 4am bedtime last night talking with great friends.
Woot!
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back in SLC. Had a weird rattling sound under hard acceleration and an intermittent sputtering like lack of fuel. Dropped the driveline and made it to meet with HansJ, who works at Utah imports in SLC. He put it up on the lift and we found that I had dented my rear skid plate so under heavy load, it would vibrate my skid plate running forward so it sounded like it was the front right cv, or?
Pulled the skid plate off and reinstalled the driveline and back in business. On the way out of his shop and up the hill to Rich's, the sputtering happened again Evil or Very Mad Hans came right up and we fiddled with a few connections and got up the hill to Rich's. Tomorrow morning, we'll meet Hans again to clean out the motor compartment and use some dialectic grease on the suspect connections, check the fuel filter, fuses, add some fuel additive, and drive around town a bit. Van ran and drove perfectly this trip and I can only suspect the culprit to be dust and dirt from the 60 mph sandstorms we navigated through.

What a great trip. We hit all trails we'd planned for and even got to go swimming. Last night, we had the most awesome wild/stealth camp site with sunken firepit and just a spectacular view.
Some amazing video to come, including extensive vanagon surfing video.
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woke up to this yesterday morning. Stealth camp.

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Wait until Dustin, Jahbah~D, posts his night shots Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good time guys. Here's Jeffrey powering up a gnarly sand hill.

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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 1:48 pm    Post subject: Link To My You Tube Video Reply with quote

Here's what I got:

http://youtu.be/U4XFTy0ky3E

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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 2:52 pm    Post subject: Staun Tire Deflators Reply with quote

Some of the guys asked about the tire deflators I use. Here's a link:

http://www.amazon.com/Staun-SCV5-Tire-Deflators/dp/B000FPYEUC

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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's killing me being on the damned edge network. I will start uploading tomorrow night. HansJ is THE MAN! Spent @ 4 hours on his days off from Utah Imports getting me back on the road. Took off my flogged rearmost skid plate that was causing the mysterious rattle, followed me to Rich's last night @11pm, then met me at the shop this morning to troubleshoot the stalling and lack of power. Thanks so much Hans and Utah Imports for the use of your shop after hours. Thanks to Rich and panny for the hospitality. What a great group we had out.
Made it to Ontario, OR @6:30 pm. White knuckle as I was still experiencing intermittent sputtering under load. Worked out the bad tank of gas from Huntington Evil or Very Mad and filled up with super and a butt ass expensive treatment of octane boost and into Boise, I was doing 75 effortlessly(on downhills of course). Off the freeway, still sluggish. Replacing my air filter tomorrow. Think the power steering leak with all the dust, coupled with the shitty gas, was my power zap. Now, to find a. Anagon airfter in Ontario in the AM. Keep em coming.
Previewing Jabbah~D's epic photos now. These are sure to be some of the best vanagon event photos EVER! I'm serious!!!

Keep em coming folks!
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 9:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Link To My You Tube Video Reply with quote

JohnnyBfromPeoria wrote:
Here's what I got:

http://youtu.be/U4XFTy0ky3E

John B.


Great footage Johnny, especially of my white 2WD and Dave Vickery's blue 2WD hanging with the Syncros. There was some serious sand and we made it look pretty easy with our aired down tires. I learned so much from Dave. Never thought I would be doing those things in my 2WD.
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