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Old 21st July 2009, 21:15   #241
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maybe within few days, the Bus might fire.

And that time is not very far.......
Hope that happens before August 2nd week
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Old 21st July 2009, 23:20   #242
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So your daughter is a TBHPian in the making. Good heir to your Volkswagen collection sir. Waiting to see the bus in person. Will surely contact you when i come to Bangy.
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So your daughter is a TBHPian in the making. Good heir to your Volkswagen collection sir. Waiting to see the bus in person. Will surely contact you when i come to Bangy.
I am going full speed to finish it, even if its at the absence of my mechanic

Usual off today, give the door pads and the rexine to the upholsterer, finish a bit of office work, come back home and now my work starts, getting the carb stand(Initial intake manifold) done.

Used 1.75 mm metal pipe to get this unit fabricated by my local fabricator. 4 hrs and 4 kms of walking up and down from home to shop(So that the measurements dont go wrong) by 7:00pm in the evening the manifold is ready.Hoorraaay....

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by God's grace one will come searching me soon,

And that time is not very far.......
Come home tomorrow, i have one Bus muffler lying with me
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Old 23rd July 2009, 21:32   #245
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Come home tomorrow, i have one Bus muffler lying with me
, never expected to get one so soon.

Thank you very much, the muffler suits perfectly on the engine, little bit of work needed to be done, which is DONE as of now.

Thank you once again.
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Thats work on the fast track sir. My Bangy visit is postponed again as i am upto a sudden plan to visit Kuwait for next 10 days. Will be coming to Bangy after that.

The rate at which its going on now, i am sure i can see the bus running by then.
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Thats work on the fast track sir.
The rate at which its going on now, i am sure i can see the bus running by then.
you wont know guys, Finished complete buildup of the engine with muffler and the accelerator cable.

my mechanic still out of town, i am egging myself to fit the engine myself and start it(That would be overconfidence) i better wait for couple of days more.

So guys, last bit of work left and their status

1) Door pads = 50% complete, monday fitting on the bus
2) Engine = 90% complete, wait for the mechanic to come and start
3) Brakes = Rear brakes done( myself), wait for mechanic to do the front
4) Winder glasses = Ready at the factory, get them installed

That ends the restoration saga. Hope all of these fall in place at the required time.
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Hi Folks,

Monday seemed a bit promising, Nothing much at work post lunch i head back soon to my upholsterers place.

The doorpads were ready but only few parts

Anyways, get them home and start my DIY fitting,

Even the doorpads were DIY's of a different kind (Design It Yourself), used a bit of chrome inside to get some classic touch, and fitting the pads onto the metal took some time, used the pressing clips rather than the holding type clips.

Let the pics do the talking
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Pavan, good work and hope to see the bus on road at the earliest and we need to go on meet on this very bus.
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Pavan, good work and hope to see the bus on road at the earliest and we need to go on meet on this very bus.
As you say gowdre

By the way things are turning up, it looks like it would be me, myself and myself who needs to fit the engine and start it also

Since my mechanic is a newly wed guy, he's seldom in town these days.

One more day tomorrow, and i'll take things in my hand, let me see if i "MAKE IT OR BREAK IT"
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Mechanic back in town and for all the last minute shopping, work started late night at 10:00pm.

He starts marking the firing order, setting the tappets.

One hour per cylinder, by 2:00 (am) he finishes first part of his job, it was too late or rather too early for the next day and we call it a day.

Next part of the job will be completed tonight, and hopefully we will be starting the bus today. yaaaay...

On the other part of the pending work, i get remaining doorpads and by noon fitting is complete, only 2 more panels at the aisle is pending.

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Thats great news sir, I am glad, its going to fire. I am coming to Bangy this weekend. Can i see the running bus then? I ll be thrilled to join you there.
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Thats great news sir, I am glad, its going to fire. I am coming to Bangy this weekend. Can i see the running bus then? I ll be thrilled to join you there.
Maybe , maybe not buddy, sure, do drop in this weekend.

Things were exciting till late night again (2:00 am)

Things done yesterday

1) Transmisssion oil --- CHANGED
2) Engine oil --- CHANGED
3) Engine --- MOUNTED

1:45 am my mechanic cranks the engine for the first time after 8 yrs( the engine had been idle for almost 6 yrs with the previous owner and its been idle for further 2 yrs with me.

1:50 am we still continue cranking, with the wiring not still complete, we had trouble with grounding, but the STARTER (Main Culprit) did not respond to our pleas.

So guys, yet another day to wait for the Engine to FIRE.

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Feels so nice to see the bus nearly ready, from what i saw last.

Wishing you Good luck again, for the final startup job and hope to see it soon. Now, do we need to take prior appointments before dropping in?
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good to see the engine mounted in the bus.

Pawan - eager to see the engine fire. Praying and keeping the fingers crossed.
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