Ed's Baja Bug build.

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Re: Ed's Baja Bug build.

Post by n8ball » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:03 am

Thanks for the hospitality Ed. I am glad we could help out. I'll be getting that dual port on the engine stand soon. But First I have to finish my engine stand adaptor and paint my ecotec block.

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Re: Ed's Baja Bug build.

Post by no1clyde » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:21 am

You are very welcome Nate, I hope you can get some use out of the things you took off my hands. I was able to send Nate and Tim home with some things I will never use but Richard was a harder sale LOL but he did take a few small things though. They also got me to throw some things away :D and I also think they may have helped in that some too :shock: . I DO have way to much stuff.

Saturday night we had a good time in the shop with a fire going in the wood stove and drinks and the shop TV on the supercross race, rounded out a very good day.

Thank you guys again for the help but also the good time and a break from my flood mind set :D

Ed

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Re: Ed's Baja Bug build.

Post by JUSSUMGUY » Wed Apr 12, 2017 10:46 pm

You never really know someone until you help clean their garage.:) Ed is a tinker and master mechanic for sure. Special homemade tools abounded in the tool boxes Nate cleaned. Was a fun time. Thanks for the hospitality Ed.

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Re: Ed's Baja Bug build.

Post by no1clyde » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:12 am

Thank you Richard for the help and the kind words. Another thing about me this showed is I AM A HOARDER :mrgreen:

I can't thank you guys enough for brightening my out look on this mess and for making the shop usable again.

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Re: Ed's Baja Bug build.

Post by dustymojave » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:50 am

Those who accuse us of being "hoarders" are just jealous of all the things we have that they don't.
:roll: I think they're all just people who can't hold on to anything.

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Re: Ed's Baja Bug build.

Post by no1clyde » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:08 am

LOL Well Dusty I am sure I could send you home with some interesting stuff for your hoard too, I don't mind you having more poop :twisted:

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Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:05 am

I don't either... but my wife does! :roll:

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Re: Ed's Baja Bug build.

Post by TimS » Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:36 pm

no1clyde wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:12 am
I can't thank you guys enough for brightening my out look on this mess and for making the shop usable again.

Ed
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I gained some valuable perspective on shop necessities. A wood stove and tv for sure.

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Re: Ed's Baja Bug build.

Post by no1clyde » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:07 pm

Well thank you Tim, I know you were a driving force to make this happen. I am glad we all had a good time and you guys got to see how I roll in the shop :shock: It was fun sitting around the wood stove watching the supercross race for sure and where we live the wood stove is needed :D

Today I cleaned dirt bike with my pressure washer.

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5 of the 9 there are running again and the other 4 will when I get to them. I also have my street bike running and am getting it cleaned up and will have it out of the shop soon.

Ed

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Post by bajaherbie » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:45 pm

nice Trail 70!
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Re: Ed's Baja Bug build.

Post by CentralWAbaja » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:53 am

Makes me feel good to see you getting things sorted out Ed.
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Re: Ed's Baja Bug build.

Post by no1clyde » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:44 pm

CentralWAbaja wrote:
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:53 am
Makes me feel good to see you getting things sorted out Ed.
Thanks CWB, I have a lot of things still to do but I am gaining. It will be awhile before I get back to my Baja but I did get a reversed Subaru transmission for it today :D

Ed

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Re: Ed's Baja Bug build.

Post by TimS » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:45 pm

no1clyde wrote:
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:44 pm
but I did get a reversed Subaru transmission for it today :D

Ed
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Re: Ed's Baja Bug build.

Post by Leatherneck » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:21 pm

no1clyde wrote:
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:44 pm
CentralWAbaja wrote:
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:53 am
Makes me feel good to see you getting things sorted out Ed.
Thanks CWB, I have a lot of things still to do but I am gaining. It will be awhile before I get back to my Baja but I did get a reversed Subaru transmission for it today :D

Ed
Tell us more about this transmission deal

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Re: Ed's Baja Bug build.

Post by no1clyde » Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:17 am

Thanks Tim, I am looking forward to having the Baja back running.

Not a lot to tell Leather, when I sold my yellow buggy I set the money aside for a Subaru transmission but was not ready to tear the car apart but now this flood has made me tear the car apart so it is time. I was going to reverse one I have but it had a few issues so I just ordered one ready to go and it is a much newer transmission than the one I had so that was another gain by getting it prebuilt. There are many small differences between the 091 and this transmission that will add up to me moving the motor and trans some and new mounts so I am not sure yet what all will have to be done and I need to take my parts car apart for its motor and wiring harness so I have a lot of work ahead :x :D

Ed

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