# [tcb] Re: Home OK, you big math heads

• From: sammie smith <bugcollections@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
• To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
• Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 08:03:50 -0700 (PDT)

```76.4 mph

Denis Dodson <coocoo@xxxxxxx> wrote:      23 1/2" to 24"
----- Original Message -----
From: sammie smith
To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 8:51 AM
Subject: [tcb] Re: Home OK, you big math heads

Denis:  We can calculate if you will get a ruler and go measure the diameter of
YOUR rear tire.  Tire diameters vary by brand even for the same size.  So

Denis Dodson <coocoo@xxxxxxx> wrote:       I didn't know that this could be
calculated, but it will be fun to know.

If Johnny drove his 1963 Sundial camper at 4000 RPM and has a 412 ring and
pinion tranny with a straight axle kit (no RBGs) and his tires are P185/60 R15.
How fast was Lillie, riding shotgun, going?

----- Original Message -----
From: sammie smith
To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 7:58 AM
Subject: [tcb] Re: Home

Uh, he's running a straight axle.  No redux boxes.

Dan <ThatVWGuy@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:       In a '65 bus with stock transaxle
running 15" rims with 205/70R15 tires 4,000 rpms is about 63 mph.
----- Original Message -----
From: Denis Dodson
To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 11:00 PM
Subject: [tcb] Re: Home

Hence the backing off. It's late and I'm not going to go out and check my
tires. They are slightly smaller than stock, but not radically. I have a 412
ring and pinion tranny. So I don't know how fast I am going. I have a GPS that
will tell me, but I lost a power cable and it won't work without it.
----- Original Message -----
From: sammie smith
To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 9:48 PM
Subject: [tcb] Re: Home

Slow down Denis.  Don't know how your gearing is set up with your tires,  But
4,000 rpms should be about 80+.  That's too fast in a bus.

Denis Dodson <coocoo@xxxxxxx> wrote:           My speedometer is not accurate,
most aren't. I barely use it on the road. There were many times on this trip
home that I looked down at the Speedo and it was all the way around and pushing
on the "0" post. My reaction is to look at the tach and oil temp, and sure
enough, it was at 220 (too hot) and over 4000 RPM. Tie to back off. And I could
watch my oil temp go down.

----- Original Message -----
From: sammie smith
To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 9:26 PM
Subject: [tcb] Re: Home

That the oil temp stays the same (low) regardless of how fast you drive?

Denis Dodson <coocoo@xxxxxxx> wrote:   You guys are all so snotty.

The trailer went home with the other Arkansas folks. Murray made every mile
in spooky good shape. Wore headphones all the way home. the bus didn't make
any strange and worrifle noises. the oil temp went high when I pushed and
went down as soon as I backed off.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gerald V. Livingston II"
To:
Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 7:11 AM
Subject: [tcb] Home

> Got home about 10:30 last night.
>
> Only a 13 hour drive.
>
> And the man with the "Rescue Trailer" was nowhere to be found (I heard he
> was lost).
>
> The Rivi now needs:
>
> stub axle
> axle nut
> backing plate
> wheel bearings
> whatever else makes a passenger side rear wheel/brakes a complete unit.
>
> G2
>
>
>
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