RustabusParticipantMarch 15, 2022 at 11:15 pmPost count: 2548
I still pulled the Buddy card and have you working on just a Barely early model 67 green frog turd instead of cooler shit!!! Sorry and Thanks!!😂😂😀👍Audrey JonesModeratorMarch 17, 2022 at 6:20 amPost count: 995
White Lightning is getting more than just a spring tune up!! 😅 looks like painters grinding is gonna help us with this project 😜RustabusParticipantMarch 17, 2022 at 7:21 amPost count: 2548
Yeah, I got a bit more of a surprise than I was expecting when we started to dig into my Bus….. I was hoping for a brake job and overall tuneup but as soon as we really started to dig in Franz noticed my oil cooler was leaking pretty bad, so we pulled the motor and then noticed that the crank was extra wobbly☹️😕😕 Bad News!!! But I’m in the BEST PLACE for bad VW news👍 Motor is already stripped down and on a pallet headed over to Painters!!!! Pretty much dodged a bullet, my throw out bearing was on its last leg too😕 I’m sure I was due for a break down this Summer in a really inconvenient spot!!!!😳FranzModeratorMarch 17, 2022 at 1:54 pmPost count: 4811
Who let that homeless guy in the compound?😁RustabusParticipantMarch 18, 2022 at 7:39 pmPost count: 2548
Baja RIPPED home! Thanks!!!!!!! Well, actually it’s slow as hell up the hills as usual but since I’m running a little 1600 with big knobby tires, a huge roof rack and lots of gear it’s pretty zippy!!! Kinda wanna run up some Spring melt muddy roads outside of town!!!!👍👍👍👍FranzModeratorMarch 20, 2022 at 10:04 amPost count: 4811
Good news! The lock-up issue must have been that crappy float filling a cylinder with fuel.
Sorry about white lightening. I hope we can get it back together in time for Moab.
Found some large 12” frogger stickers for the race car paint scheme we’re going to do.
And some classic Marlboro sponsorship.
Daisy air rifles
super swamper tires
fly racingJohn JonesModeratorMarch 21, 2022 at 7:35 amPost count: 9404
Oh Rusty!!! Always a good time!!!
Boy I hope we can have you back together by Moab.. I guess you could just bring the baja…RustabusParticipantMarch 22, 2022 at 5:51 pmPost count: 2548
Called Painters, motor is there but it sounds like they will be at least a month out!!!! Crossed fingers they will be faster!!!👍👍👍🤞🤞🤞🤞👍👍👍🤞🤞🤞😀Baja is all good!!! I can rock a tent and make Moab!!!👍RustabusParticipantApril 2, 2022 at 10:48 pmPost count: 2548
Gotta call on the motor, can’t rush a project but I am REALLY hoping that the engine is good enough for a nice rebuild!!!🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞RustabusParticipantApril 12, 2022 at 2:25 pmPost count: 2548
Just got a call from painters they said my motor was in very good shape given that it was rebuilt 11 years ago. Bad news is my case is shot! 😩😩😩😩Gave them the go ahead for a new case and they are going to also replace one bad head I had. Everything else was good for rebuild👍👍👍 So, except for an additional $1300 kick in the dick on my rebuild, White Lightnin will be rolling Soon!!!Pat KModeratorApril 15, 2022 at 8:01 amPost count: 2518
We will build it if it comes.Audrey JonesModeratorApril 20, 2022 at 7:15 amPost count: 995
Imagine all the miles you’ll put on white lighting once it’s got a fresh engine!! I think you need to plan a big trip once it’s done!! 😄
the Baja will work great for Moab and perhaps be a little less stressful than taking your brand new engine out there 😜
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