Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 17:56:25 -0700
Reply-To: Rocket J Squirrel <camping.elliott@GMAIL.COM>
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From: Rocket J Squirrel <camping.elliott@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: Your GoWesty Engine...how do you like it?
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Arranging 8 kids and 2 dogs and a fire under/in a Shady Boy and a van
musta took some doing. Did the van smell like smoke the rest of the year?
Mike "Rocket J Squirrel" Elliott
84 Westfalia: Mellow Yellow ("The Electrical Banana")
74 Westrailia: (Ladybug Trailer company, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.)
On 10/12/2009 5:30 PM Peter T. Owsianowski wrote:
> Once in the Mannistee Nat'l Forest - 2nd day of two-tracking, it began to
> rain shorty after breakfast. 4 adults, 4 kids, 2 dogs. We sat under the
> Shadyboy in a soft rain (most of the day. Had a nice little fire that kept
> going in the rain, smoke going the other way. Had a nice Monopoly game,
> beers, lunch. Kids played cards in the bus, parents sat out under the
> awning. Have not been able to repeat that as our kids moved into the
> teenage years, the rain made it really difficult to keep them interested.
> '79 Westy "Aardvark"
> '87 Westy "Joe's Van"
> On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 2:38 AM, Jake de Villiers <
> firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Play music, read, play Scrabble, tell stories, bake bread, play euchre,
>> write a song, play chess, go for a walk, argue about
>> hockey/baseball/politics/war/premarital sex/the meaning of meaning...gee
>> Mike, I thought you were all grown-up! =)
>> On Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 9:33 PM, Rocket J Squirrel <
>> email@example.com> wrote:
>>> Okay guys, plenty of you have provided encouraging and enlightening words
>>> in favor of camping in the rainy condition.
>>> So -- followup question:
>>> What do you find fun or satisfying to do when sitting under your van's
>>> awning in the rain? Once the novelty has passed and you're beginning to
>>> notice that it's kinda cold, damp, and gray.
>>> I gotta sell my son on the idea.
>>> Mike "Rocket J Squirrel" Elliott
>>> 84 Westfalia: Mellow Yellow ("The Electrical Banana")
>>> 74 Westrailia: (Ladybug Trailer company, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.)
>>> Bend, OR
>>> On 8/28/2009 8:59 AM RICHARD KOERNER wrote:
>>>> You wrote, "...In May, I took my camper to GoWesty to have the new
>>>> higher-compression engine put in along with a lot of other work....."
>>>> SO...tell me about that engine! Is it the 2.3? You must have
>>>> had (like I do) the 1.9; how do you like the new one? How much did it
>>>> Running higher octane like they recommend? How does it perform on long
>>>> grades? What other stuff did they "strongly recommend" with the new
>>>> and how much did all that cost?
>>>> My 1.9 is running great, but at 174,000 miles on original everything
>>>> (motorwise), I've got to really start planning for the future. Subie
>>>> too complicated and expensive, no Zetec here in Southern California, not
>>>> interested in the inline-4 route, so a "better" wasserboxer like GoWesty
>>>> offers seems the cleanest solution. And, I would have them do the
>>>> work for me, they're only 250 miles away.
>>>> 85 Vanagon GL
>>>> San Diego
>> 1984 Vanagon GL
>> 1986 Westy Weekender "Dixie"
>> Crescent Beach, BC