Monday, January 12, 2009
But bad news, when we got home and shut him down, he didn't want to restart (we think it's a he, stubborn bastard). So I checked the battery voltage and the voltage was pretty low, then I remembered that while I was driving the generator light would flicker on and off, so I am currently testing the voltage regulator and alternator, more to come.
All in all we are excited, I charge the battery (unhooking it completely) then start it and let it run for a while, it's good to hear it run.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
I got my first experience with The Bus over my Christmas trip back to MO. What had originally been planned as an inaugural short trip in the bus turned in to a trip to the VDubb shop with the green machine in tow.
Matt piloting the bus out of the garage and onto the trailer.
We hauled her to B & C auto repair, an Osage County classic that started out as a VW junk yard that eventually grew into a you-haul-it-here-we'll-get-er-working-again-just-don't-ask-too-many-questions type of place. After talking to THE Ozark Wood-Hippy who runs the place for a while, we left feeling somewhat comforted that Mike would treat us right. The news came New Years Eve, the bus once again was breathing life!
Now it's just all those nickel-and-dime issues that need to be addressed (inspection, insurance, licensing, cosmetic repairs, etc. etc.), but as far as getting the machine out of the garage, we are well on our way. Not saying that she'll actually make it to the desired destination every time or anything, but we're well on our way. First accessories to invest in: functioning fire extinguisher and a full set of emergency tools.
Oh let the posts of busly adventures come flying in (at 45 mph).