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Old 08-10-2013, 07:22 PM   #2409
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I wanted to share these pics with the mutants, and let you know we are in Sioux Falls, SD. The bad thing is that the coolant reservoir has sprung a leak and I have to figure out how I can get it fixed, why the manufacturer used plastic is beyond me I know they all do, but it just doesnt make sense to me.

Anyway tomorrow is a new day.

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Old 08-10-2013, 07:31 PM   #2410
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Dogpatch, did you lasso him with your rope lights?
Wait, wait....(puzzled)
Rope lights have a functional purpose?
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:32 PM   #2411
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I wanted to share these pics with the mutants, and let you know we are in Sioux Falls, SD. The bad thing is that the coolant reservoir has sprung a leak and I have to figure out how I can get it fixed, why the manufacturer used plastic is beyond me I know they all do, but it just doesnt make sense to me.

Anyway tomorrow is a new day.

Cheers !!!

Sorry about the tank...but the pictures are great
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Old 08-10-2013, 07:36 PM   #2412
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I had one too. Straight 6, 3 on the column. You couldn't get it to NOT run. With I had it back also.

Is that the one with the engine in the center, right next to you? If so, my brother has/had one. I couldn't get him to turbo it. Not because of lower longevity. It was because he was a cheap money monger.
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Dogpatch, did you lasso him with your rope lights?
Clothes hanger hook on the end of a broom handle.
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Is that the one with the engine in the center, right next to you? If so, my brother has/had one. I couldn't get him to turbo it. Not because of lower longevity. It was because he was a cheap money monger.
Yes, the engine was inside between the two front seats. Had to crawl over it to get in the back. No access from the front. At minimum wage I wouldn't have turbo'd it either then but it was plenty fast enough for me.

Got it second hand from a office supply business, it was a delivery panel van. Nice and light, never did put much weight in it. In those days I hadn't mutated to a full fledged RV yet.
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Yep that's where that little sewing machine of an engine sat. Since my van was not insulated at all, it was ice cold in the winter even with heater on full blast. I remember how easy it was to park in tight spaces ... short wheel base allowed for super tight turning.

Back then I was not deeply concerned about fuel mileage, but I think it was probably pretty darned good. I'm sitting here thinking that it would not take much convincing to get me to go on a hunt for a completely restored '62 Ford van. I'd love to rig it for a toad. Wife would hate forever though. She would sooner walk than ride in my old van.
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Knowing my brother, he probably told the owner that where the motor is causes cancer and they need to give it to him for proper disposal. Yea, he's that way.
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We interrupt this regularly scheduled program to bring you this news flash......

RVM12 wrangles another rattlesnake while attempting to cut his grass.
Where ARE you in BC that you get those? I need to avoid at all costs. Don't like snakes at all, even though I had a corn snake for 10 years to try and get over my phobia. It only worked or that particular snake, It finally died of old age.

BTW, I saw a Crosley at a Cruise In in Middlebury, Indiana last Thursday night. Very neat!
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BTW, I saw a Crosley at a Cruise In in Middlebury, Indiana last Thursday night. Very neat!
Catch it and put a SB Chevy in it.
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Where ARE you in BC that you get those? I need to avoid at all costs. Don't like snakes at all, even though I had a corn snake for 10 years to try and get over my phobia. It only worked or that particular snake, It finally died of old age.

BTW, I saw a Crosley at a Cruise In in Middlebury, Indiana last Thursday night. Very neat!
We live in the Okanagan.
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We live in the Okanagan.
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That makes sense! Pretty dry there. Couldn't imagine rattlers on Vancouver Island, lol. Will be back to work when I get home next week in Ontario for VIHA (Vancouver Island Hospital Association) via the magic of the Internet.
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Good morning my fellow mutants! Been a while since I posted a ponder. So here goes:

“Too often. . .I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen.” – Louis L’Amour

Been years since I read my dads Louie L'Amour books so when I came across the above lots of things came to mind. But of course the RVM way was right there - slow down, see and enjoy. Let the journey be the destination.

Recently a thread on full time budgeting caught my attention. Full timers budgeting a monthly fuel expense based on an average 1,700+ miles a month. I was taken aback. That seemed like vacation miles to me. Now how far and fast one travels is a personal decision, but knocking off 20,000 miles a year, year after year would be a stretch and a half for me. Too many shoe houses, giant chickens and big balls of string, foil and rubber bands to see. Not to mention a fall High School football game in some small town located next to nowhere.

So mutants - I know many of us are not full time - but we can have thoughts on the matter - that's the beauty of the ponder? So what do ya think? I'm thinking that unless I have to be somewhere - and I plan not to - 1,000 miles a month is too much. Maybe 750 tops, just slow rolling and letting the journey be the destination.
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