1960 SO-23 A.K.A. Gunther

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Re: 1960 SO-23 A.K.A. Gunther

Post by Kirk » Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:01 pm

I was unable to do much to the bus the last couple of weekends because of vacation.....
but this weekend I hit it hard and it's now back on all four wheels.

It needs some double checks and adjustments before I bless it completely.....
but I rocked it down the road today at an easy 65mph (even in the wind).

Hope you see it soon at a camp out near you........

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Marla
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Re: 1960 SO-23 A.K.A. Gunther

Post by Marla » Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:21 am

I am very excited to have the bus moving again... 1679cc with Big nuts!

I can't wait to drive him out to some events.

Big, big thanks. :D
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Re: 1960 SO-23 A.K.A. Gunther

Post by Ken » Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:52 am

Can't wait to see that "bad boy" on the road again. :D
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Re: 1960 SO-23 A.K.A. Gunther

Post by wwebner » Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:29 am

Had the opportunity to drive Gunther home from Kirk's :D runs like a Swiss watch.
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Re: 1960 SO-23 A.K.A. Gunther

Post by Marla » Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:36 pm

He's home safe a sound. Running and moving like a champ. Kirk did a great job.

Thank you so much Pam and Bill for helping me with getting him home. Looks like I will have a bus for Oktoberfest. :D
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Re: 1960 SO-23 A.K.A. Gunther

Post by Ken » Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:37 am

That's great news. :D :D :D
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Re: 1960 SO-23 A.K.A. Gunther

Post by Kooper271 » Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:19 am

What an awesome bus!
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Re: 1960 SO-23 A.K.A. Gunther

Post by Marla » Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:57 am

Thanks Austin!


Went to Oktoberfest this weekend and was able to sleep in my own bus this time! :D
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Re: 1960 SO-23 A.K.A. Gunther

Post by CraigOnTheBoat » Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:35 pm

I bet you were itching to exercise your big nuts.
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Re: 1960 SO-23 A.K.A. Gunther

Post by Marla » Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:59 pm

It's been a little while since I have given an update on Gunther, mainly because I haven't done anything with him.

I was having electrical issues at the rear end so I did some trouble shooting last fall after KI. I figured out that it was the turn signal switch, so I had to replace it. Sean was nice enough to give me one from his stash but it ended up not working. One of the connectors was bad and a solder connection was broken. So, I bought an aftermarket one.

I took advantage of the warm weather today and went out the garage to replace the switch. I replaced the switch but kept the original housing. The wires on the new switch were different colors than the original, but I managed to figure out which wires went where and got it all hooked up. I am happy to say that his rear end is now lighting up and flashing as it was intended to.
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