Category Archives: Mechanical

This category is especially interesting to those who want to learn a bit about the mechanical aspect of owning a bus, as well as some good info on the International 6.9/7.3L IDI diesel engines found in Ford 80s and early 90s Ford trucks and vans.

Transmission Mission – Mooresville, NC (NASCAR Country)

Wow, I am stunned… About 2 weeks ago, as we were driving from Asheville to Hot Springs, NC Edna’s transmission gave out. She wouldn’t move forward nor backward… nothing. We were on the side of the road all day, at … Continue reading

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Austin Tea Parties – Austin, TX

Ahhhh, a great little break for the tea bus. Edna (the tea bus) and I had been on the road, serving tea, and working pretty hard for the previous five month, and Austin offered us a place to decompress, do … Continue reading

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Autumn Update – Flagstaff, AZ

Howdy, folks! Another season is upon us, and the most exciting news I have to share is that WE LEFT THE WEST COAST! Right now we are in Flagstaff, AZ on our way to The Herb Folk Gathering – the … Continue reading

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OJAI! Would you like to go on an adVENTURA? – Ventura County, CA

Well yes, I would! Kidnapping my friend Ally, we left Nevada City bound for Ojai. Taking a couple days to get there, we stopped at junkyards to look for another injection pump for Edna along the way. Old highway 99 … Continue reading

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Merry Xmas! Winter Update – Nevada City, CA

  Well, it seems as if the craziness of Spring and Summer caught up with us, and our focus over the course of fall has shifted from outward craziness (serving tea, events, traveling) to more inward craziness (many, many bus … Continue reading

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Weekend of Tea – Eugene, OR

    I knew I was going to be heading to Eugene on Sunday for the second Free Herbalism Project event (see blog entry from the first one here). As time drew nearer, I began to think I should head … Continue reading

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In the Studio with Elephant Revival – Woodinville, WA

  Bear Creek Studio is a paradise for musicians. This live-in recording studio was built out of an old barn buried in the forest northeast of Seattle on a small creek. Edna and I were lucky enough to spend two … Continue reading

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New Radiator and Transmission Cooler – Eureka, CA

After much overheating on our recent trip to CO, and continued overheating even after replacing the fan clutch, water pump, thermostat, and heater hoses, I realized that the radiator was the culprit. I noticed some build up in the radiator … Continue reading

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Colorado – First Trip off the West Coast

I think it’s safe to say the Edna’s first voyage off of the west coast was due to love. I fell in love with a woman 6 years ago, and re-fell in love with her over a year ago. She … Continue reading

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Front End Work – Nevada City, CA

In the early evening we rolled into Nevada City, a place I’ve never been. I was blown away. Wow, this town is awesome! It’s in the heart of gold country and is probably one of the most well preserved towns … Continue reading

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