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  • ColeB
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    haha I will post some photos soon! School/work is kicking my ass this week. Emilee is BEYOND excited. I forgot to ask about the title. All good. Metal work soon! Ill email you about that JJ. I think you need to do your metal work Jesse haha

    ColeB
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    That NEW NEW!!! WOOOOHOOOO! New heads, piston and cylinder kit, Push rod tubes and new gasket and seal kit. And hydraulic lifters! Pretty fancy.

    Franz looked at the inside of the case and checked the end play and it looks pretty good!

    Emilee washing the packing oil off of stuff, getting ready too stack the motor.

    Torquing the heads! Franz also found us a 009 distributor that emilee and I cleaned up and “rebuilt”.

    Getting the rocker arms together and installing the pushrod tube retention spring.

    Franz showing us how its done setting up her empi 40 dual carbs! This thing is a ripper! Thanks Franz!!!

    All together and ready to test the motor! Ill put a video together a bit later of all the little videos I have of it running and testing.

    Carbs tuned in and timing done. Time to put the resurfaced flywheel and new clutch kit on.

    Dont forget the new throwout bearing!

    All in! Those type 4 motors are a lot harder to get in than the type one motor! Damn! ALot more tin and tin screws too… 😳 

    Pedals felt a bit sticky…. she wanted to take a look…. Lots of moab left on that bus. and there will be more moab dirt in this bus for years to come… haha installed a new throttle cable and lubed up all the pedals, tightened the clutch and changed the transmission oil! Then we set it down and it started right up and she drove off! Ill post a video soon. Thanks again to Franz, Pat, JJ and gretchen for all the hospitality and help and fun times! SO awesome!!! Learned a lot with this one… hopefully it is good to go for a while to come! Cuz id rather work on type 1 motors…  😉 😉 😆 Also need to replace the oil cooler on this in the next couple weeks… for some reason it has a type 1 cooler on it. could’ve been part of the problem for the previous owner….

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    John Jones
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    Nice update Cole.. Thank you… Thank you very much…   No one likes a dead forum….  if you know what I mean.  😉  😉

     

    ColeB
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    Here is the video! This thing RIPS!!! That cherry bomb straight pipe exhaust is LOUD. I told her we could get her some empi exhaust but she said “I want people to know I’m coming when I’m about to pass them!” hahaha so funny. She just needs some tires and a few other things like add to the interior and wax the outside and a couple other loose ends and then she will be ready to rock and roll! Thanks again guys! Link if the embedded link doesn’t work: https://youtu.be/OOOgh3z4hUs

    ColeB
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    From Tony. Snow here in Utah the last couple days! Emilee is locating some tires and I ordered a new oil cooler! Should be set in the next few weeks! Need to clean the paint up too.

     

    I also saw saw a video of Tony taking it for a spin around the block… I knew he couldn’t resist big girls hahaha

    Rustabus
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    Uh Oh! Big Girls?!?!? 😉 Next you are gonna be referencing riding a scooter when yer friends aren’t watching!!!!!!! 😉  😉  😀

    ColeB
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    Got Emilees new oil cooler today! Gonna try to put it in next week because I’ve gotta make a run to Phoenix to pick up a trailer this weekend

    Rustabus
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    Any updates Cole???????

    ColeB
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    Not really… I think emilee has made up some curtains but thats about it… We found her some tires that’ll work while she saves up for some Maxxis Bighorn Lt truck tires, those will go on next week. Ive got her engine seal and her oil cooler we just need to find the time to do it. School has been kicking both of our asses! I head to KCW next weekend, but I think the weekend after that we will be able to get this stuff done! She’s getting antsy and wants to camp in her bus! I don’t blame her haha I am antsy too.

    John Jones
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    Not really… I think emilee has made up some curtains but thats about it… We found her some tires that’ll work while she saves up for some Maxxis Bighorn Lt truck tires, those will go on next week. Ive got her engine seal and her oil cooler we just need to find the time to do it. School has been kicking both of our asses! I head to KCW next weekend, but I think the weekend after that we will be able to get this stuff done! She’s getting antsy and wants to camp in her bus! I don’t blame her haha I am antsy too.

    I bet your antsy to camp in her bus.. 😉  😉  😉  😉  😉  😉

    ColeB
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    I am antsy to camp in her bus. We’ve got a weekend camp out/ climbing trip planned in a few weeks and it’ll be a good shake down drive for her bus. Just a couple hours away. Should be a lot of fun! Just have to get that stuff swapped out first

    John Jones
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    Is this gonna be there this weekend??  😎   Are you gonna bring out a posse of chic climbers??  😎  might make for some badd ass photo’s…. 😎  I hope it’s hot out….. 😎 scorching… 😎

    ColeB
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    haha I don’t know if it’ll make it… Still haven’t tried to change her oil cooler yet with trying to get my DC ready. If I can get the DC running right in the next couple days I will try to change hers out in time. I might need to take it over to Team Fedex and borrow his lift to make it faster.

    ColeB
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    69CB6648-9F79-41E0-8983-F44B98D64AECEmilee got her curtains in tonight! Pretty cool, she found them at savers. They are even on curtain rods. Pretty fancy haha

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    she also took her bus over to Jason’s house last night and he helped her get all her electrical sorted. All her lights, signals and speedo work now!

    Next week we reserved a spot in Tony’s garage and are going to use his lift to pull her motor back out and change her oil cooler! Then she should be about ready for Moab. She can just play around with her interior until the campout and do short test drives around town ??

    Pat K
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    Nice work. ??

    We will build it if it comes.

    Franz
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    You don’t need to pull the engine.

     

    Just take the rear tin off, remove the fan, and loosen the fan housing. You should be able to get things loose enough to wiggle the cooler out.

     

    I’ve done this job laying in the dirt.

     

    ColeB
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    Ok, I’ll give it a whirl! It just seemed like that type 4 cooler is so big that it’d be hard to squeeze in there.

    emilee
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    Cole has convinced me to make an account to keep you all updated. Here a couple photos from taking all my fat chick tin off to switch the oil cooler out a couple days ago. I shed a tear every time I take out a tin screw that took me an hour to put on. B69911D3-5E4C-42DE-A1B9-5E6F51E8DAA679EA8617-5CA0-4398-B3CD-A70FD00DE2C4

    FCED87AA-4CDC-49E9-801B-50F03BCA4661Thanks for letting me crash you’re house and tools Tony, I know it’s against your religion to have bay windows over. Much appreciated.

     

     

    baywindows are the shit, fuck you.

    BBWB
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    You feel the pain of all mechanics that have to take something apart again. Your bus will be better off for your attention. I’m still a little jealous you snaked the sale of your camper, as I had asked Sonny’s son on Friday if he would sell it.:) Super glad it has a good home.

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

    Franz
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    Ha! Did you get the job done then? That is not easy.

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