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bullet bumblebee
28 Feb : 07:47AM
Goodbye to February! It's been real. Really cold and snowy.
bullet hippieman88
16 Feb : 07:33PM
Oh thank bus-ness lol
bullet bumblebee
11 Feb : 08:57AM
Jo and Harriette I saw you guys got in loop B now. See you guys at Paddys Wagens! %%-
bullet jozonesc
10 Feb : 03:12PM
What loop is everyone on at Dreher Island in March? Jo and Harriette are on 014, Loop A. We hope we are near the rest of you. Please let us know. Thanks.
bullet Collie
09 Feb : 09:56AM
FYI: the GGB website is back up and running. Justin had 2nd thoughts and had me bring it back to life. You may breath now!
bullet Collie
09 Feb : 08:33AM
I am testing the gallery, its not going well. There are 3 active admins and we do our best
bullet woodyking
08 Feb : 11:53PM
Hi Collie. I see you tried to post a picture but it didn't work for you either. Who runs this site? If it doesn't have images, the gallery should be removed. If there are pictures in it, how can you get to them. I'm sure many have taken pictures and have them somewhere on here already. Thanks, Woody
bullet hippieman88
08 Feb : 08:14PM
Anyone heard news about Granny Groses Buses this year? Was curious cuz the website is no longer there.... Otherwise seeing about camping this summer somewhere not too far away from me in the hills. Btw, been awhile, hope all you moonies are doing well out there
bullet Collie
08 Feb : 04:06PM
The image gallery is too hard to use, make a new thread and start posting some pics! Maybe we will all follow suit....
bullet woodyking
08 Feb : 07:46AM
Hi Girls and Boys! I was at Edisto until yesterday and got to see several great VWs. I wished I could have stayed until they all got in, but not possible. I took pictures of the ones that were there Friday afternoon. I had a 1963 Campmobile, made many trips from Georgia to Texas, California, Mexico, in the early 1970s. 40 hp!!! No interstates either, all small town roads, mostly Hwy 80 for those who may remember...
I wish someone would post pictures of the clubs babies. The image gallery is non-existent for some reason. I know you must have pictures somewhere, how can I find them? Thanks, Woody King

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STEELEWOOD
Thu Sep 15 2011, 12:40PM
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Lilly, our 91 Westy has been sick since Buses on the Rive(2010),AAA delivered her to Chriss @ Ashville VW, he medicated her and we limped home to Wilmington. Missed Every Bus and Natural Buss this year. We shipped her to upstate NY for rehab session by Vanaru. Doc Hans installed a 2.5 Subie(2,700 miles), upgraded tranny(higer 3rd/4th gears) from Darel(AA Transaxle), clutch, cv joints, complete front end rebuild. Hans and Nel`lie personally returned Lilly(952 miles). I hope to drive her soon, I broke my clutch ankle @ High Country and the Doctors screwed me back together and now another rehab. Don
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patpainter
Thu Sep 15 2011, 04:14PM

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your gonna love it! Hans converted my 86 westy last summer. plenty of power,drives like a modern vehicle now. been to Florida last November and up to Canada this summer. without a hiccup. He also flew down to nyc. and drove it back to his shop to do the work
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GreenBus
Thu Sep 15 2011, 04:16PM

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Whats the cost for an engine swap?

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patpainter
Thu Sep 15 2011, 04:37PM

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ten grand out the door. alot of paintjobs , but i wouldnt hesitate to jump in it and cross the country tomorrow! my vw mechanic misses me havnt seen him in a year.
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Kudzu
Thu Sep 15 2011, 10:44PM
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What is the horsepower difference between a 2.2 and a 2.5?Any chance of a pic of the engine ?

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patpainter
Fri Sep 16 2011, 06:12AM

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the older 2.2 has 130hp the 2.5 has 175hp I dont have a camera but its a perfect fit, its a boxer engine.you can go to vanaru.com and see and read all about it.
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Fri Sep 16 2011, 06:58AM
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I do a lot of subie work, they are bad about oil leaks, and the later ones have head gasket issues, also they are an interference motor and a lot of components are one year only and they aren't easy to rebuild. otherwise they are good motors later md

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EdandRegina
Sat Sep 17 2011, 10:53AM
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I drove Lilly yesterday---runs great, lots of power and handles very well. Perfect traveling and camping vehicle now---look forward to when Don can push the clutch in so he can drive it. Until then, I am available to serve as the pilot.
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