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Doodoob



Joined: 06 Jul 2011
Posts: 98
Location: Spokane, WA

PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:52 pm    Post subject: New here Reply with quote

Well I figure I would go ahead and post up and say Hello! I just got an assignment to Fairchild AFB. I will be heading up that way in December to drop off a couple of vehicles and then bringing the family up in January. Currently we are at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas NV. I have a 67 Bug that is my daily driver here. Looks like it will only be a spring/summer driver there. I look forward to getting up to WA and getting settled in. So I havent had a chance yet to go through the entire site but wanted to say hi and ask you all what is the aircooled scene like up there? Are there any shops close? I have attached a few pics of my Bug.....



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JCWagar



Joined: 19 Mar 2011
Posts: 73
Location: Newport

PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice ride indeed. Have a safe trip and welcome to the Northwest.
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SprÝ Norsk



Joined: 24 Aug 2005
Posts: 331
Location: Oly

PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Northwest is fantastic, I hope you will enjoy it. As for shops and the scene...nothing like the southwest unfortunately. Nice six seven!
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floydismydog



Joined: 17 Sep 2010
Posts: 156
Location: Vay, ID

PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HI. You'll like it here compared to Fallon. I think anyway. I used to fly into Fallon occasionally when I was in the Navy. Don't be so quick to think about putting that bug away for the winter. There's lots of fun to be had in empty parking lots full of snow!

I am an excellent driver. (from Rainman). However I suck at mechanics; I'm lucky enough to have an excellent tech and friends from this site that help me out when I need it.

That WAS you I waved at the other day coming from Sandpoint wasn't it JC?

It's sunroof weather!!! Smile

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I love my bus
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youngm357



Joined: 08 Sep 2009
Posts: 29
Location: Liberty Lake, WA

PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:26 pm    Post subject: FAFB Reply with quote

My wife is WA Air Guard and works full time at the base. Feel free to send me an email: mike@gothouse.com and let me know if you need any help with the transition.
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Doodoob



Joined: 06 Jul 2011
Posts: 98
Location: Spokane, WA

PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! I might just hit you up when I get there. For now we are trying to look for a place to live. Any suggestions on areas?
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JCWagar



Joined: 19 Mar 2011
Posts: 73
Location: Newport

PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes My friend Susan, we recognized you and were thrilled to have seen you on the road.
A Vay Day is still in my summer plans.
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Doodoob



Joined: 06 Jul 2011
Posts: 98
Location: Spokane, WA

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well the engine took a crap and stopped running on 11 August 2011. So I contacted a fellow V-dubber for some help. Seeing as its been about 20 years since I toar down and overhauled an engine I figured this was the best route. He already had a 1600 he was starting to build up so we are going from there. Here is what we found when we disassembled it;


New engine thats getting built;
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ONEBADBUG



Joined: 25 Oct 2003
Posts: 418
Location: Spokane

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never seen a cam gear do that, what the hell? Tell me more.
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Doodoob



Joined: 06 Jul 2011
Posts: 98
Location: Spokane, WA

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We found no other damage inside the case that could cause it or even related to this. My friend and I are both stumped on how it happened. I was coming home from work and the car started to sound a little wierd at lower RPM's so I kept them up trying to nurse it home and it died 2 blocks from my house.
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motofly196



Joined: 23 Jun 2008
Posts: 438
Location: Medical Lake

PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just one spot on the cam gear? Any pieces from the case webbing missing? That's freakin' weird! Aftermarket cam I could believe...faulty Chinese crap.....but an OEM VW cam...weird. Hang that sucka' on the wall o' shame!

Scott
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smithe



Joined: 28 Jan 2009
Posts: 277
Location: Spokane

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome and nice ride. I work on FAFB, currently driving a decent running '73 Super. Look me up when you get here, I work in Comm.
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Doodoob



Joined: 06 Jul 2011
Posts: 98
Location: Spokane, WA

PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! I will do that.
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Doodoob



Joined: 06 Jul 2011
Posts: 98
Location: Spokane, WA

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More progress........if all goes well it will be running on the stand in the AM.

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Doodoob



Joined: 06 Jul 2011
Posts: 98
Location: Spokane, WA

PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pic of it all finished up on the test stand


Compresion Specs

20 Second video after the break in.
http://youtu.be/A3N-UUAWTYQ
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