Topic: whether weather?

or not. any idea what the weather(s) are going to be like? coasty cool for some, mountainy fresh some others, but i suspect deserty dry/scalding on the eastern side of them there mountains.

i'm trying to decide if i need to bring a roof or not.

this time i'll bring WARM CLOTHES for stupid-ass monterey.

Re: whether weather?

it never rains in oregon, right?

Re: whether weather?

you want a roof. But you want one that you can fold up and stash easily.

I Survived Hell on Wheels

Re: whether weather?

Having been born in Eugene and raised on the Oregon coast, then having spent the rest of my time, so far, living in either the Willamette Valley or Seattle as a geologist with field experience throughout the Pacific Northwest, my advice is:

No idea. The weather's a total crapshoot. Prepare for anything.

Glad I could be of help.

1982 MG Metro 1300: IOE 2015 Pacific Northworst GP, Longest Distance 2010 Cd'L Box Wine Country Classic
1980 KV Mini 1: Worst of Show and Fright Pig Supremo 2009 Concours d'Lemons
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Re: whether weather?

Coast could be cool, could rain, but might be very pleasant too. Central Oregon is more likely to be hot and dry.

You won't hit snow.

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1998 Volvo V90 with Explorer 5.0 Swap for Fun
1998 Volvo V70 XC AWD Beater with a Heater
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Re: whether weather?

mharrell wrote:

No idea. The weather's a total crapshoot. Prepare for anything.

Glad I could be of help.


hmm THANKS. i demand a refund for every cent paid!

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squirrel wrote:

you want a roof. But you want one that you can fold up and stash easily.

Like this? 

http://i.imgur.com/2HwBO0P.jpg

Re: whether weather?

FraidyCaptain wrote:
squirrel wrote:

you want a roof. But you want one that you can fold up and stash easily.

Like this? 

http://i.imgur.com/2HwBO0P.jpg

Perfect.

1971 Opel Kadett Caravan for Lemons Rally
1998 Volvo V90 with Explorer 5.0 Swap for Fun
1998 Volvo V70 XC AWD Beater with a Heater
2003 Land Rover Discovery for Reliability?

9 (edited by tomicdesu 2017-07-27 01:23 PM)

Re: whether weather?

FraidyCaptain wrote:

Like this?

NICE! i've always loved those things.

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My teammate and I are in the midst of devising a bikini top for our Midget.
We have the frame for the convertible top, but it takes up too much space in a car that never had enough to begin with.

That guy that likes the Oldsmobile Diesel for some reason.

Re: whether weather?

Debating on leaving the top at home to contend with the spirit of Lemons.  smile  If it rains or gets cold, gotta figure out how to deal with creativitiy.

Re: whether weather?

badbadbenbernanke wrote:

My teammate and I are in the midst of devising a bikini top for our Midget.
We have the frame for the convertible top, but it takes up too much space in a car that never had enough to begin with.

I hear corrugated aluminum works really well for a convertible roof.

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Re: whether weather?

therood wrote:
badbadbenbernanke wrote:

My teammate and I are in the midst of devising a bikini top for our Midget.
We have the frame for the convertible top, but it takes up too much space in a car that never had enough to begin with.

I hear corrugated aluminum works really well for a convertible roof.

We were thinking more along the lines of blue tarp.

That guy that likes the Oldsmobile Diesel for some reason.

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i made a roof out of that polycarbonate multiwall stuff, Polygal. it's light and stiff with the tubes longitudinally, but at the leading edge over the windshield when even a small amount of air got under it, it flapped and thrummed so much it made me fkn crazy. blue tarp wouldn't do that i think because it was shred into fuzz in only an hour or two. i now have a chunk of the old steel roof external skin on a pair of hinges. it don't flap.

blue tarp might be OK if you keep even the tiniest bit of air from lifting it. duck tape etc.

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http://selectric.org/59edsel/tom1.jpg

http://selectric.org/59edsel/tom2.jpg

Maybe a piece of tubing (conduit etc) across the front, with the roof material wrapped and sewn around it? then it needs to be held taut, and tied at the rear corners.

but I could be full of it.

I Survived Hell on Wheels

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David suggested we might want a working defroster for the Corvair because it's cold and damp where we're going. So today I put it all back together....now for a test drive, to see if it actually works. Pretty flaky crap, but it might help.

I Survived Hell on Wheels

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a big inverter and hair blowdryer? that stereo of yours is going to generate excess electrical power that you will need to dissipate. right?

hmm, i think i will bring a small window squeegie for the inside.  i may regret not having electric windshield wipers.

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I'd be more worried about wipers than a defroster. My heater core and vent box aren't hooked up right now, and my blower fan is super seized. I just get full face cowl vent pressure out of the dash vents.

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1998 Volvo V90 with Explorer 5.0 Swap for Fun
1998 Volvo V70 XC AWD Beater with a Heater
2003 Land Rover Discovery for Reliability?

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Our wipers are good on the Corvair. And rain-x helps some on it. Been through a couple heavy rains, it's ok.

I Survived Hell on Wheels

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After being caught in what local meteorologists called a "rain event", my teammate and I have decided to sacrifice the storage capacity. The rear of our soft top was rotted away but the top seems to be serviceable enough.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0lk6XIWVLRzeDZWcVlyVVFqSUk/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0lk6XIWVLRzMFhqS2c4UHRzNGs/view?usp=sharing

That guy that likes the Oldsmobile Diesel for some reason.

21 (edited by Red0ktober 2017-07-30 08:00 PM)

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badbadbenbernanke wrote:

After being caught in what local meteorologists called a "rain event", my teammate and I have decided to sacrifice the storage capacity. The rear of our soft top was rotted away but the top seems to be serviceable enough.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0lk6XIWVLRzeDZWcVlyVVFqSUk/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0lk6XIWVLRzMFhqS2c4UHRzNGs/view?usp=sharing

Broken pictures are broken.

1971 Opel Kadett Caravan for Lemons Rally
1998 Volvo V90 with Explorer 5.0 Swap for Fun
1998 Volvo V70 XC AWD Beater with a Heater
2003 Land Rover Discovery for Reliability?

Re: whether weather?

squirrel wrote:

Our wipers are good on the Corvair. And rain-x helps some on it. Been through a couple heavy rains, it's ok.

Yes, Rain-X. I didn't think about that for the rally prep, I'll put that on the list...

1971 Opel Kadett Caravan for Lemons Rally
1998 Volvo V90 with Explorer 5.0 Swap for Fun
1998 Volvo V70 XC AWD Beater with a Heater
2003 Land Rover Discovery for Reliability?

23 (edited by tomicdesu 2017-08-01 11:44 AM)

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windshield wipers, designed by Doctor Seuss

https://photos.app.goo.gl/1VrxFQVHoLMdk9Ik2

scrounged up a vacuum booster pump.

allegedly "electric" wipers will be introduced, "some day", but i don't believe it.


i will get RainX too. does anyone know if eel slime works?