Well it has come time. We finished of a previous engine build in an aircooled vanagon and promptly drove it out of the way to make space for hanging the engine in the first bus. The ’78 Rivi will be getting a manual transmission, 2.0L engine from a Vanagon (refitted tin but with the better/easier to access bosch alternator), and once titled cleanly in our name, a bob-tail style cut revealing a ready chassis to receive the 2nd bus.
Attached are some photos of the movement into the driveway. This is often a sticky point for us with dead/non-running vehicles as the slope is rather severe. A lunette to lunette tow bar chained to the tow point on the front end allowed Heather to back the bus carefully into the driveway. The low gearing of the 404.1 Unimog really does the trick. A learning experience for her, another day at a past job for me (pushing airplanes with something similar). Anywho, it is now positioned to have the automatic removed and a manual transmision fitted.
Oregon rain won’t stop us now!
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