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Technical forums => Vanagon concerns => Topic started by: vegiDsl on September 16, 2011, 07:18:57 PM

Title: looking for work space
Post by: vegiDsl on September 16, 2011, 07:18:57 PM
Can anyone help me with a place to R&R the head gasket on my Vanagon Westy turbo-diesel? i have the tools and the skill, i just don't have a place. my Westy is my only transportation so i may need help chasing parts. i am located in Glastonbury CT
please contact me here.
thanks
jeff
Title: still need space
Post by: vegiDsl on January 28, 2012, 01:54:06 PM
i still need a place to work.
i have a head gasket, a reman head, a rebuilt turbo, a rebuilt IP, replacement manifolds (JX) and all the tools and skill i need to repair my van. i can't do the work in a parking lot.
before i was disabled, i was a professional mechanic. i worked on British and European motorcycles and vintage and classic race cars. Want to see an engine i spun nuts and bolst on? look up Maserrati 8 CTF. i can't tell you which of the three was the one i had my hands on, it had no paint when i worked on it.
i don't bend as well as i did before chemo. i don't bend as well as i did before Lyme disease. and i don't bend as well as i did before forty. i really need warm indoor space.
it doesn't have to be a garage; anything with ground floor access and a door big enough for a Vanagon would do. there has to be a vacant factory, warehouse, machine shop, or what have you somewhere i can get too.
i'm dieing here.
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Post by: Vanagonjr on January 30, 2012, 07:18:03 PM
You could try a shout out on TheSamba and the Vanagon mailing list. There is only so much traffic here.

Sorry, I can't help, I work on a gravel driveway laying on a piece of cardboard - which I was doing much of this weekend.
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Post by: vegiDsl on January 31, 2012, 10:31:53 AM
Quote from: "Vanagonjr"
I work on a gravel driveway laying on a piece of cardboard - which I was doing much of this weekend.

i use to be able to do that. i'm just too old and beat up to do a head gasket in a driveway.
the real tragedy is this vehicle has the potential to be a reliable, eficient machine. i could make that happen, but i can't do it with the resources at hand.