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Lunken Airport

Today, we flew south to Lunken Airport to meet up at the Sky Galley resturant in the old terminal.

Flying to Lima, OH

We flew to Lima, OH to pick up a 16v cylinder head which I will deliver to Karl in Colorado.

Flying around Ohio

Cathy Boyko signed my hood, and she made a special-edition PURPLE thumbtack for where she lives in Canadia! πŸ˜€Β  (Yes, Canada is spelled like that intentionally); see the post below for pictures of her PURPLE Scirocco!

Last night went to the REAL Crispie Creme Donut store in Chillicothe, OH.

Today, we flew in Daun’s Cessna 172 to Urbana, OH to have breakfast. On the way, we saw Dayton, OH, and the Air Force Air and Space Museum. We met friends at Urbana, OH. We flew in formation out of there. From the air we saw the F-16s parked at Springfield-Beckley.

Then we rode in Daun’s Mk1 Scirocco to a flea market, and I bought a thermoelectric cooler for $20. Maybe that will keep me from having to carry 40lbs of Ice!!

Next, we returned to the airport at Clinton County, and saw the Ohio Highway Patrol aircraft – the one on the signs marked “Speed enforced from aircraft”.Β  We flew back in a tail dragger Cessna 180.

Next: we fly a Piper Arrow.

Drive Home

These pictures include shots of the PA turnpike, and also of an accident I passed on I-70 in Western Pennsylvania.


Daun’s plane is a Cessna 172


Up in Daun’s Plane!

The Number 53

53 is the chasis code of the Scirocco. 53A is the Mk1 Scirocco (1975-1981) and 53B is for the Mk2 (1982-1988)

Missouri Driving

Posting from Warrenton, MO – which is just west of St. Louis. Whee! πŸ˜€

My car and a Bridge!

Arrival in Kansas City, MO

We’re not inΒ  Kansas anymore! Kansas SUCKS!

Posting from Hays, KS

Internet is slow here. Verizon’s wireless barely works, it roams, and it connects slow and not at all. Luckily, the hotels here have wireless spilling over into nearby parking lots!

First Gas Stop: Limon, Colorado

I filled up with 6.171 Gallons after 202.2 Miles – so that means I got about 32.76 MPG on that last tank! Not bad, CIS!!
It’s 06:45. Here I come, Kansas!

Departing Aurora, CO for Kansas City, MO

I’m leaving on I-70 east. The sun rises at 5:35 am, it’s 5:04 right now. I’ll be out of the metro area FAR before rush traffic.
I’ll be postin’ at every fuel stop! Muahahaha!

Trip to Loveland, CO

I took a quick trip tonight up to Loveland, CO to see Karl Krupke – a local Scirocco nut! πŸ˜€ We had dinner at Old Chicago…

Another Junkyard!!

Bwahahahah! This yard is a U-Pull-and-Pay in Aurora, near Zeno and Colfax.

This yard didn’t have too much. Two Cabriolets, a bunch of Mk2 Jettas, two aircooled VWs, and a Toyota “Audi 5000” πŸ˜€

Fixing the Megasquirt

Trying to fix the Dasher’s megasquirt problems. After a day of tinkering, it does run… Not perfect yet though.

Saturday Salvage Yard Trip

Today we went to a salvage yard in North Denver. Lots of good stuff!

We pulled the LONG battery cables out of two different e30 BMWs – and there were more there.

We got an oil cooler setup from a Volvo turbo.

There were a few interesting VAG cars there, including many Audis – even an Audi V8.

Pikes Peak again

Pikes Peak as seen from Colorado Springs.
Then BUST!! πŸ˜€ (you know, Pikes Peak or Bust!)

Garden of the Gods

I took a trip through Garden of the Gods. This is why Colorado is called Color-rado (red)

Salvage Yard Run

Went to A1 U-pull-U-pay in Colorado Springs. Lots of neat stuff there. Most of it is rust free…

Pikes Peak or Bust!