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  • ColeB
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    I also think a slightly larger SAE screw might work. Which you’re more likely to find in rural Utah. I will still send another distributor though

    emilee
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    Cole over-nighted me a new distributor with electronic points day after I broke down. SO NICE OF HIM. I had time yesterday to throw it in. It being my first time taking out and putting in a new distributor, it gave me a bit of grief but eventually I got it. Haha. So I went to wire it properly, (not mixing up the negative and the positive wires), and didn’t have an extra spade on the positive side of the coil. I thought the fan to my heater boxes wasn’t extremely necessary, as I would rather have my bus running than have heat. So I unhooked that wire and plugged in the new distributor. I was STOKED. And guess what. NOTHING. NO SPARK. I about had a heart attack and thought I did everything wrong. After what seemed like years going through every possible thing I could have done wrong, retracing ALL of my steps probably 4 times, FaceTiming Cole and talking to Danny McGee for probably 2 hours a piece, Cole and I thought about plugging that damn fan wire back in. It occurred when I had my key turned on—and had my test light out, and barely touched the fan wire to the positive side of the coil. I heard a magical noise. I sprinted up to the front of my bus and turned off the key. I knew that was it. Haha. The next morning I convinced my professor to drive me to Blanding to get a spade with a split connector ends—not sure what the technical term is for this piece…., (I was in Bluff for a school trip building a tiny house). The piece looks like this. 82561E6E-E9AC-4634-8FC5-FDD25C340A23

    So this morning in a crazy rainstorm after the hour and a half  road trip with my professor for the .23 cent piece..hooked her in and what do you know. My timing was barely off. I am a professional. So proud. 7AE66350-A9BB-43B7-8A43-58B459F48A6B

    Not perfect, but my bus ran the 5 hours home, no problems whatsoever. Only real excitement was 35 mph in this snowstorm this morning.9D8EC4F7-5C65-4CAB-BA0C-178415E3486E

    My windshield wipers started squeaking so loud and I was just laughing by myself because I was so happy. What a fucking awesome spring break. I am so proud. I love adventures in my bus. ❤️

    baywindows are the shit, fuck you.

    Franz
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    Good job. You got this VW stuff handled. Just have to figure it out and fix it.

    mtnbus
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    Way to go Emilee !

    ColeB
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    She killed it! Good work Em

    BBWB
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    Nice work! My two daughters knew how to fix their cars too. At the least, they could diagnose the problem and explain to me what was happening. I have lots of funny stories about them and some of their early boy friends getting schooled on cars.

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

    Pat K
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    Nice work! Im glad you use this sweet bay in all its IV glory. Stay air cooled strong.

    We will build it if it comes.

    emilee
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    See you soon KCW!! Franz, let’s hit the trails!! 3EBEA176-BD24-4567-A988-F10F5F3CA22C995C7DD2-4C26-4CA8-A975-F5357C112269

    baywindows are the shit, fuck you.

    Kleake
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    Looks like Emily needs a bike rack

    emilee
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    Good weekend. Went down to the swell, climbed a tower, then on to Indian creek! Nothing’s better than waking up in the desert in my bus. 73EC70D7-C306-48D7-A4A2-573223A079CFA6E2671E-C457-44A2-8BDC-5C5E9648FFC767232E13-C2B0-4411-A58C-601EEC8EA83EEBCDE8B9-A978-4F08-80FC-B3BCBA12B9AB0FEF8C30-BBB4-4008-BF0E-03526C6B8405

    baywindows are the shit, fuck you.

    Jeremy
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    Very cool. That’s just what they are made for.

    ColeB
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    Im so happy you get out in your bus. Every weekend you just hop in and go for it! This is like weekend 3 with no issues! So cool.

     

    Still leaking more more oil than I’d like… we should probably pull that motor in a couple weeks and put a new pulley seal in. I think that’s where it’s coming from….

    mtnbus
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    so sick !

    John Jones
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    Good weekend. Went down to the swell, climbed a tower, then on to Indian creek! Nothing’s better than waking up in the desert in my bus. 73EC70D7-C306-48D7-A4A2-573223A079CFA6E2671E-C457-44A2-8BDC-5C5E9648FFC767232E13-C2B0-4411-A58C-601EEC8EA83EEBCDE8B9-A978-4F08-80FC-B3BCBA12B9AB0FEF8C30-BBB4-4008-BF0E-03526C6B8405

    Your pretty awesome too Emilee…   Even if you are a bay window girl… 😎

    emilee
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    Feeling more and more like home everyday! I LOVE MY BUS! IMG_3068

    baywindows are the shit, fuck you.

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