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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Another poor sap with Bus fever Reply with quote

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I love reading op-ed articles from literally every city newspaper outside of California.

“Traffic is getting worse!”
“Mac N Cheese dishes are $14!”
“Rent is going up due to gentrification!”
“Beers are nearing $8 a pint!”

And those are just the papers from Oregon and Colorado... Razz


Yes. It totally sucks here in Oregon. Better to keep moving east to wherever.
I’ll stay here and keep folks diverted east towards Nebraska. I’m sure taxes in California are better, plus the weather, and cost of living is fantastic in Cali. Why would you leave? Carry on 😉
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Another poor sap with Bus fever Reply with quote

I love reading op-ed articles from literally every city newspaper outside of California.

“Traffic is getting worse!”
“Mac N Cheese dishes are $14!”
“Rent is going up due to gentrification!”
“Beers are nearing $8 a pint!”

And those are just the papers from Oregon and Colorado... Razz
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Another poor sap with Bus fever Reply with quote

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It's amazing how life can change suddenly when you're not looking... Shocked

This long-term born-n-raised California boy is picking up stakes and moving to Florida.

As many have mentioned in other threads, the cost of living in California is rising with no end in sight, and available work in my field is slowing down. Luckily, I have an excellent job opportunity in Orlando that is too good to pass up.
So this California Hillbilly is headin' East! Arrow



that's cool! just don't be like this guy:


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Interesting. When I lived in California in the 80's, this bumper sticker was all over the locals cars.

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Now, everyone in the country needs one that says "Welcome ex-Californians, now go back home".

Hell, I moved out of there in the early 90's. Even then, there was a waiting list to get a U-haul as so many people were pulling the rip-cord and bailing from there.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Another poor sap with Bus fever Reply with quote

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Stuartzickefoose wrote:

Stop mid day, his HOA sucks Laughing no nighttime camping! Crying or Very sad


What? Bill doesn’t have a HOA in his neighborhood Think Laughing



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HOA? Pppfffttt.. someone discussed one once. Funny, he hasn't been seen in years since... My 'hoods' a bit rough.... Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:12 am    Post subject: Re: Another poor sap with Bus fever Reply with quote

KentPS wrote:
It's amazing how life can change suddenly when you're not looking... Shocked

This long-term born-n-raised California boy is picking up stakes and moving to Florida.

As many have mentioned in other threads, the cost of living in California is rising with no end in sight, and available work in my field is slowing down. Luckily, I have an excellent job opportunity in Orlando that is too good to pass up.
So this California Hillbilly is headin' East! Arrow



that's cool! just don't be like this guy:


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:49 am    Post subject: Re: Another poor sap with Bus fever Reply with quote

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Stop mid day, his HOA sucks Laughing no nighttime camping! Crying or Very sad


What? Bill doesn’t have a HOA in his neighborhood Think Laughing
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Damn that Xevin... Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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I dont hate anyone on the Samba - except for Xevin - who brought me cold coffee in the morning.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:44 am    Post subject: Re: Another poor sap with Bus fever Reply with quote

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Stu:
If you are still hanging around SoCal in mid-April, Xevin and I may have to track you down when we tootle thru the OC and San Diego. So don't head north quite yet, okay?




All goes well i will start here in march:
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So ill be in cali for a while. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:17 am    Post subject: Re: Another poor sap with Bus fever Reply with quote

Andrewtf:
I may just have to stretch my route a little bit to the north so I can meet you, Mrs TF, and Murphy after all this time. We've shared parts, stories and Riviera insights, and I've met Emma, Sven and the Big E, but not the rest of the gang yet. That oversight needs to be corrected. Very Happy

White74Westy:
I'm looking forward to meeting a new group of fellow VW aficionados. What part of FL do you live in?

Wcfvw68:
You are high on my list to meet, Bill. You've provided so much good info in the past couple years, as well as a beautifully rebuilt, correct distributor. I'd love to meet you and Eva. And see your distributor rebuild process, if possible.

Stu:
If you are still hanging around SoCal in mid-April, Xevin and I may have to track you down when we tootle thru the OC and San Diego. So don't head north quite yet, okay?

Sambosamba22:
As I've said before, your thread was my first read in The Samba, and provided me with a lot of incentive even before Chloe was delivered to me. So heck yeah, I'd love to meet you and see the PushPop.
As for the accent... well, I have this terrible habit of unknowingly imitating people's accents while talking with them. My former father-in-law was a Texan, and the first time we met, he started laughing uncontrollably after a couple hours. He was laughing at a Texas accent coming out of a California boy. I found out later my former wife was horrified that he might punch me when I started talking that way. But we ended up being great friends, and still are even though his daughter and I split 35 years ago.
So if I start sounding a little too native, try not to punch, okay Sam? Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:22 am    Post subject: Re: Another poor sap with Bus fever Reply with quote

Driving through the Southeast, you know where to find me.
The Eureka Springs show is the last weekend of August. Roughly 300 VW's in one of the oldest, funkiest towns in the state, folks from 12 states come to this show.
Kent, you're more than welcome to attend, us "Southerners" would be happy to welcome you and give tips on an appropriate accent Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Another poor sap with Bus fever Reply with quote

wcfvw69 wrote:
KentPS wrote:
It's amazing how life can change suddenly when you're not looking... Shocked

This long-term born-n-raised California boy is picking up stakes and moving to Florida.

As many have mentioned in other threads, the cost of living in California is rising with no end in sight, and available work in my field is slowing down. Luckily, I have an excellent job opportunity in Orlando that is too good to pass up.
So this California Hillbilly is headin' East! Arrow

Plans call for moving everything except Chloe this May. And then in the Fall, I'll fly back and take a leisurely drive east in Chloe, stopping to see whatever looks good along en route. I'm hoping to cross paths with a few Sambanistas on the way. And if there are any big meets around that time of year (later Sept or Oct.), I'll make travel arrangements around it.

Any recommendations of VW gatherings in the south that occur around Sept or Oct? Also, I'm open for ideas on routes or great stopping places along the way. I'm pretty unfamiliar with any camping opportunities east of Arizona. Embarassed
And I'm especially interested in avoiding congested metro areas.


Wow... there's a life change. You're going to love, love, love the humidity! Oh and the bugs are epic as well. You're going from 120° 8% humidity to 105° with 100% humidity.

Well played! Laughing

Reach out when you cross the desert thought PHX. You can stop by and say hi to Eva and I.



Stop mid day, his HOA sucks Laughing no nighttime camping! Crying or Very sad


I will say his hospitality and friendly family sure made up for it though Very Happy Bill is a great guy!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Another poor sap with Bus fever Reply with quote

KentPS wrote:
It's amazing how life can change suddenly when you're not looking... Shocked

This long-term born-n-raised California boy is picking up stakes and moving to Florida.

As many have mentioned in other threads, the cost of living in California is rising with no end in sight, and available work in my field is slowing down. Luckily, I have an excellent job opportunity in Orlando that is too good to pass up.
So this California Hillbilly is headin' East! Arrow

Plans call for moving everything except Chloe this May. And then in the Fall, I'll fly back and take a leisurely drive east in Chloe, stopping to see whatever looks good along en route. I'm hoping to cross paths with a few Sambanistas on the way. And if there are any big meets around that time of year (later Sept or Oct.), I'll make travel arrangements around it.

Any recommendations of VW gatherings in the south that occur around Sept or Oct? Also, I'm open for ideas on routes or great stopping places along the way. I'm pretty unfamiliar with any camping opportunities east of Arizona. Embarassed
And I'm especially interested in avoiding congested metro areas.


Wow... there's a life change. You're going to love, love, love the humidity! Oh and the bugs are epic as well. You're going from 120° 8% humidity to 105° with 100% humidity.

Well played! Laughing

Reach out when you cross the desert thought PHX. You can stop by and say hi to Eva and I.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Another poor sap with Bus fever Reply with quote

KentPS wrote:
Also, I'm open for ideas on routes or great stopping places along the way. I'm pretty unfamiliar with any camping opportunities east of Arizona. Embarassed
And I'm especially interested in avoiding congested metro areas.


Maybe try to get a hold of Colin (Amskeptic). I'm sure he could give you plenty of advice on those sorts of things!

We'll look forward to seeing you, when you and Chloe get to the sunshine state.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Another poor sap with Bus fever Reply with quote

I got a recommendation.......

My house.

Murphy will need a snuggle buddy as Big Emma will have flown the coop long before then.

Robbie can tell you where to find the key.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:21 am    Post subject: Re: Another poor sap with Bus fever Reply with quote

It's amazing how life can change suddenly when you're not looking... Shocked

This long-term born-n-raised California boy is picking up stakes and moving to Florida.

As many have mentioned in other threads, the cost of living in California is rising with no end in sight, and available work in my field is slowing down. Luckily, I have an excellent job opportunity in Orlando that is too good to pass up.
So this California Hillbilly is headin' East! Arrow

Plans call for moving everything except Chloe this May. And then in the Fall, I'll fly back and take a leisurely drive east in Chloe, stopping to see whatever looks good along en route. I'm hoping to cross paths with a few Sambanistas on the way. And if there are any big meets around that time of year (later Sept or Oct.), I'll make travel arrangements around it.

Any recommendations of VW gatherings in the south that occur around Sept or Oct? Also, I'm open for ideas on routes or great stopping places along the way. I'm pretty unfamiliar with any camping opportunities east of Arizona. Embarassed
And I'm especially interested in avoiding congested metro areas.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Another poor sap with Bus fever Reply with quote

I dare the new pin to wear!
I greased it with a giant dollop of Corn Head Grease. Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Another poor sap with Bus fever Reply with quote

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Grease is clearly overrated. Wink Another Bay forum member meticulously greased that pin for years on his bus. It never had any wear on the pin.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Another poor sap with Bus fever Reply with quote

SamboSamba22 wrote:
Where’s this pivot??

It is where the clutch cable attaches to the clutch pedal.
It's a wee bit tricky to access, but not too bad.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Another poor sap with Bus fever Reply with quote

Where’s this pivot??
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Another poor sap with Bus fever Reply with quote

I scored bigtime this past weekend... Dancing

At BBB, dstimm (Daryl) stopped by for a beer and a good chat. He mentioned he had a friend in Encinitas who had a running 2.0l GE engine for sale... with AMC heads! Daryl was kind enough to put me in contact with the seller, and I drove over and picked it up yesterday. It's a working engine, but has low compression on #3.

My original thought was to harvest the heads, rebuild them, and use them on the 1.8l I'm building (with lots of help from my very experienced type 4 engine friend). However, he suggested ditching the 1.8, and concentrate on building up the 2.0. So that's the focus currently. Once the heads are rebuilt, we will re-evaluate.
....

On a different subject, when Robbie was here last, he showed me how to access the clutch cable and clevis pin...
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Whew! Caught that baby in the nick o' time! Robbie had me grease up the pivot point. Now the clutch is smooth as new.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:35 am    Post subject: Re: Another poor sap with Bus fever Reply with quote

Always kind, always supportive. Kent, you’ve done a marvelous job, it’s amazing what a fella can learn from an old forgotten bus. Almost makes ya feel like smilin and cryin’ Laughing
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