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  • Newbold
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    Nice clean happy looking engine!

    What head gaskets and gasket surface preperation did you use?

    Vwfool
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    Hopefully you will be back on the road traveling soon

    BBWB
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    Nice clean happy looking engine! What head gaskets and gasket surface preperation did you use?

    Hey Travis. I just went with some DNJ parts from amazon. Went back to composite head gaskets. For surface prep, I just used 180 sand paper on a 12″ sanding bar I have, and cleaned up the mating surface. Checked it with a precision ground straight edge, and a .001″ feeler gage to check warpage.

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    John Jones
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    Ben can fix anything..  😎

    Audrey Jones
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    Woohooo!!! Glad to hear your bus will be back in action soon!! 🙌🏻

    BBWB
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    Woohooo!!! Glad to hear your bus will be back in action soon!! 🙌🏻

    Soon I hope. Been in a major funk lately, not real motivated. Might be the heat, that wears me down quick these days.

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    BBWB
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    BFB77DA9-770A-44D0-86C9-B1BFED1BE8C9Back to normal. First real trip to the model flying field today. About 40 miles round trip, temp cycling at 170-180, that’s perfect.

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    John Jones
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    Been in a major funk lately, not real motivated. .

    last week was that way for me… but I know exactly why.. 😎

    Audrey Jones
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    We all go through ups and downs… gotta learn what pulls us out of it and brings us joy 😎 Glad you got to go flying, Ben!!

    BBWB
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    Came home on a wrecker Saturday from the flying field. Pulling out onto the highway, felt something pop in the clutch. Clutch tube broke loose from the frame up front. Maybe cable is breaking to. I clamped a pair of vise grips on the clutch tube and bracket, but still couldn’t get enough clutch release to get in gear. So, I’ll have to do some trouble shooting. I’m getting to old for this crap! 🙂

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    Franz
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    Bummer Ben. Probably just the tube coming loose. The usually start breaking the welds at the torsion housing where the Bowden tube connects…if yours is broke at the front, I’m willing to bet its broken all the welds down the length of the tube.

    John Jones
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    Fuckign bummer Ben..

    I’m scared my next trip will end up that way… 😎  My bus is about worn out again!!!

    This is the kind of shit that forces a guy to buy some more modern reliable transportation…

    I understand if you sell it Ben…  But now you gotta fix it first!!! fuck man…

     

    BBWB
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    Bummer Ben. Probably just the tube coming loose. The usually start breaking the welds at the torsion housing where the Bowden tube connects…if yours is broke at the front, I’m willing to bet its broken all the welds down the length of the tube.

    Yea, I’ll be checking all welds. If it was just the front, vise grips would have got me home.

    Fuckign bummer Ben.. I’m scared my next trip will end up that way… 😎 My bus is about worn out again!!! This is the kind of shit that forces a guy to buy some more modern reliable transportation… I understand if you sell it Ben… But now you gotta fix it first!!! fuck man…

    I hear ya. I’m honestly considering selling/trade. If I could get ten grand cash and a usable non-project truck, I’d be a happy camper. Problem right now is with no real volume of new trucks on the market,  decent used trucks are through the roof.

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    John Jones
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    Seems like everything in life got 30% more expensive and 50% harder to get….   fuck.. Thats like 80% more complications!!!!  With only 20% patience left, a man is apt to say “Fuck it” these days….

    BBWB
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    Along with the clutch tube forward bracket pulling loose, I was eating another clutch cable. So put in another new one and a new boudin tube. On every cable I’ve installed lately, I’ve noticed a little piece of plastic sleeve on the cable. Thinking about this and noticing that my cable always breaks right where the boudin tube and clutch tube meet, I maneuvered the sleeve to this area. Can anyone confirm this is the correct use of this sleeve. Never occurred to me to ask about it before. 🙂

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

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