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  • gianni
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    Does the pop top work correctly Gianni?

    It’s fully functional  😉

    Audrey Jones
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    Last night we camped in a weird little spot off a dirt road right before St George. On the way down to the spot, we questioned the steepness but decided it was okay.. On our way out this morning it was way softer than expected.. after the third or fourth try and letting some air out of the back tires we were able to make it out! I’m sure the engine bay doesn’t look so clean anymore 😎

    oh man!! Hahaha sounds like fun now you made it through!! 😂

    Pat K
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    Does the pop top work correctly Gianni?

    It’s fully functional 😉

    That’s good!!! Cant wait to see a little G or Willy running around with you two here soon.

    We will build it if it comes.

    gianni
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    Cant wait to see a little G or Willy running around with you two here soon.

    ew.. i can definitely wait for that..

    Gretchen Jones
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    Will had to call in the A team for repairs😁😁😁😁😁

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    I love going on adventures in our bus!!!

    mtnbus
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    Looks like the ladies have it under control !

    Audrey Jones
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    ColeB
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    Will had to call in the A team for repairs😁😁😁😁😁 1FD220B5-2D09-46C1-8C34-513A38CD1565 228A5A0E-4AD9-4D14-B184-1F79EA6F5F2A

     

    hell ya! Drop the tools and walk away Will! They got it handled

    John Jones
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    It’s as cute as a button to see a Girl working on a car😁😁😁😁😁😁😁  Two is outstanding!

    So Willy…  I was thinking this morning, sorry for my late help…  but now that you have exhausted all the other culprits of a foul running engine….  my thought is exhaust seat and or stem.  That lash cap fell off for a reason.  Your valve stuck open, lash cap fell off, piston tapped it back in, almost in😁😁😁. That was the ticking you were trying to exsplain to me😁😁.   I’ll bet if you take your rockers off and lay a straight edge on the stems, that one is short. Same thing I have done Twice.    You can’t run stock heater boxes on big 2 Liters in the summer.

    Audrey Jones
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    Well, Will pulled his engine yesterday so he could investigate deeper what’s going on… pulled the heads off and they looked good but one side was super tight… 🤷🏻‍♀️
    got some assistance from Craig and Sandra too!!! 😁

    Franz
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    It’s as cute as a button to see a Girl working on a car 

     

    I agree, Will is so cute when hes trying to work on his bus. 🙂

    ColeB
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    Did you fix it Will?

    John Jones
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    👍🏻🙏

    Willy
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    Ya, whoops. I’m way behind on updating this so here’s a dump.

    Gianni and I drove this thing out overnight last week but lost a lash cap and the rocker loosened up outside Baker. Re-did the valve adjustment and got back on the road. Drove till 5:30am when the sun was coming up and pulled down into a canyon to sleep. Turned out the hill we drove down was way softer and had to air way down after the 4th try. Hung out in St George and went the rest of the way starting at 3am. Gianni was a super helpful co-driver. 3F0A8A7C-5308-41CF-93AE-547DAE20B977A2C469E4-5925-4011-889C-6C7EF1220442

    Made it to KCW without any other issues but decided to give it a full tune up to be safe and put the new 1 5/8” heater boxes on. Found the lash cap in the oil sump.

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    We re-torqued the heads and it seemed like we got a bunch of turns on them. As we were leaving for a river trip in Salida my bus got super hot and slowly died in front of the shop, so Audrey graciously let us ride with her to camp in Buena Vista with Greta.

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    When we got back Audrey, Gianni, Craig, and I tore into the motor to inspect the heads and pistons because we could hear a small clicking noise when turning it over. It was also super hard to turn by hand. Everything looked good though, so said what the hell and put it back together, re-torqued heads in sequence and did valves blah blah. Stabbed the motor back in, seems to be running fine now? No weird noises, not too hot. JJ took it for a spin and it did great. I’ll drive it some more next week and figure it out.

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    For now it’s just chilling at KCW while Audrey, Gianni, and I are doing another float trip this weekend. This time for 3 days down the Green River!

    mtnbus
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    Hell yea Will !

    love the co pilot photos ! hahaha…

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