John JonesModeratorAugust 20, 2022 at 7:12 amPost count: 11220
Sometimes I feel like the head coach… and my guys are my star players.. There is no doubt I am my guys biggest fan.. I’m sure I have complimented those two more than any other person has since they lived at home with mama!!! 😎 😎 😎 I have seen enough people come and go from here that it is clear as water that Pat and Franz are the two that are supposed to work here…. 😎
It’s been awhile since I have had anyone like Pat was when he started hanging around here.. Bringing me beer every night… He would show up after his day job to help me work on something till I kicked him out and I went to bed… 😎 He was determined to get a job here… and he kept hanging around, bringing me beer and helping me out and just showing genuine enthusiasm. He was showing up because he really wanted to… and He still does to this day!!!
And Franz. Before he worked here… He was a diesel mech and came down and spent his whole paycheck every time he got paid on dropped spindles, polished 5 spokes and a slammed dub.. I still remember him telling me he wanted to work here soooo bad he would work for free for a week to prove himself to me… That’s awesome.. Been awhile since I had any young blood like that… That kind of enthusiasm is so hard to find now days.
Audrey starts school Monday!! yeah! That’s where she is supposed to be.. 😎 I gave it a fair effort to try and get one of my Kids to work at KCW.. But it is simply not in the cards… She loves VW’s and the VW life… But I don’t think she dreams of dirty shop work…. 😎 😎 😎 And I couldn’t agree more!!!! I thought I had her for a second… 😎 Life is GRIT!!! 😎 Then I thought for a second she could just help me with my intranet stuff, social media ya know… 😎 She is good at it… How about them REELS???? Off the charts shit!!!! Hard to do!!! But the Return On Investment is just not there for me or Audrey… I would call this my second push with the social media, and all the while trying my best to avoid facebook!!!! It is also tough having family working for you, I know this.. I have lived that movie already!! AND, I dislike me causing Audrey any extra screen time… We get enough these days.. 😎 So I asked her to step away from it…
I’ll post some stuff on the gram from time to time, and Audrey will when we are racing and on the road…. I enjoy it… it’s just a useless time suck…. There are components of my machine that the internet hype building effort seems to turn gas right into water… it just can’t entice or lubricate. excite or motivate that part of the machine.. And I love my machine the way it is… Firing on ALL cylinders…. So I reckon I should adjust that mixture screw in a bit so I can keep the machine running as smooth as possible… 😎 Best lean idle…. 😎
Now my website… that’s not changing!!!! That’s about our work and our customers. and believe it or not… NONE of my customers or people who spend money with me give a fuck about instagram.. But they do post on my site!!! Dan, Tom, Cory, Tom… None of them post on IG.. But they look at how they spent their money everyday… 😎
Retired 😎 😎John JonesModeratorAugust 21, 2022 at 5:59 amPost count: 11220
I had to get that downloaded and out of my brain yesterday.. 😎 I’d been wrestling with that stuff for a few weeks in my head.. 😎 😎
Retired 😎 😎John JonesModeratorAugust 21, 2022 at 6:51 amPost count: 11220
I guess I need to make the pamper my main project next week.. It has to drive 1400 miles before we can race that bad ass OVAL!!! 😎 1131!
Oil change, valves…I have never touched these heads, as far as torquing. I am trying to do an experiment on this engine, and not touch my heads.. I have single springs, regualar size cam, stock rockers with solid shafts,,, ofcourse.. 😎 My valves have never changed since I put this one in.. If I go to check them, and they are really loose, I will know my head is coming off…. 😎
Retired 😎 😎John JonesModeratorAugust 22, 2022 at 6:19 pmPost count: 11220
Pamper on the lift!! Oh boy had the pamper taken a whipping the last few years.. I can see more cracks to weld up in the frame up front.. I go hard👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Retired 😎 😎John JonesModeratorAugust 23, 2022 at 6:25 amPost count: 11220
I guess if I can shove a shim in there, I should probably resign that rocker🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨🤨.
Retired 😎 😎WillyModeratorAugust 23, 2022 at 7:34 pmPost count: 1678
Yikes, I didn’t even know you could wear them in that direction!John JonesModeratorAugust 24, 2022 at 5:59 amPost count: 11220
The now sanddrail motor, old kombi motor had excessive side play in the rockers.. when it got up on boost it sounded like it was pinging… but it was all the side play in the rockers. There is some side load in this design, and it definitely wears out shins over time, especially if you have big or dial springs
Pamper should be ready to rock!
Retired 😎 😎WillyModeratorAugust 24, 2022 at 1:56 pmPost count: 1678
I like this ultralight direction all of your stuff is going. A minimalist camper interior.John JonesModeratorAugust 25, 2022 at 6:10 amPost count: 11220
Yeah, I am trying to lighten things up.. I have tried having everything with me everytime and ready for every situation and all that jazz, 2 kayak’s 2 propane bottles, fire pit, pit bike, bicycle’s etc!! The pamper can do it… but it is heavy on the mechanicals.. Heavy on the wallet too!! And since I do my own work… It’s a little hard on me too… 😎
I mean.. only if you drive it… 😎 😎 If you just store it and drive it just to keep the fluids moving.. it will last a long time!!
Trailers are for broken busses… 😎 😎 and I would rather just fix it where it breaks and keep driving… 😎
Retired 😎 😎John JonesModeratorSeptember 7, 2022 at 6:50 amPost count: 11220
Build busses.. watch your assets grow… 😎 😎
Retired 😎 😎John JonesModeratorSeptember 21, 2022 at 9:20 amPost count: 11220
I have sooo many projects I want to work on…. and only so much energy.. 😎
Eddie called about my silver bullet trans.. already on it I think…
Pamper doesn’t know yet, but it is probably gonna get a new roof.. 😎
Single cab needs a million hours put into it, and now is the time..
Sandrail needs a tune up and oil change and it’s ready to roll..
Class 11 needs a new roof, should be a quick job right?????? 😎 😎 😎 😎
I would love to participate in erics Drag Racing program, but that requires a whole build too..
I guess all I have is time… Sounds like I have plenty to fill it… 😎 Damn work is taking about 10 hours of my day!!! 8-(
Retired 😎 😎John JonesModeratorSeptember 21, 2022 at 3:41 pmPost count: 11220
I had to remind myself.. it’s no hurry.😜😜😜😜😜😜.
Retired 😎 😎Gretchen JonesModeratorSeptember 22, 2022 at 6:36 amPost count: 1248
I think we need a little throw back Thursday!!!! This is an awesome pic of John (age 21) and his Tech Sergeant(and good friend) in the Air Force!!!! John should tell you the story behind his red bug… The Heartbeat of Germany… Awesome pic😍😍😍😍
BTW… John rarely has his shirt off, but underneath that RC racing shirt he’s cut/ripped😍😍😍
I love going on adventures in our bus!!!RustabusParticipantSeptember 22, 2022 at 8:02 amPost count: 2852
That’s some Vintage Awesomeness!!!!
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