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EverettB Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:36 pm

EverettB wrote: RocketA wrote: Price includes tree and telephone pole?

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1319010

As someone said above - A solid white 15-Window.

I have known about that one for a while but I was told it was in a junkyard...

It's rough.


531 on the M-code plate... stiffer rear suspension.

I wonder why and what that means - heavy duty rear torsion bars or ?

Sniperx Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:06 pm

I read in the Bentley a year or so ago that ambulance buses, regulars, campers, and something else all had different spring plat angle settings. It might mean that. It may also have the freaky 1 ton 63 RGB setup.

crofty Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:53 pm

Thomas Pedigo wrote: I think this one deserves honerable mention... :shock:

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1194659

It was, scroll up!

cdennisg Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:21 pm

Sniperx wrote: I read in the Bentley a year or so ago that ambulance buses, regulars, campers, and something else all had different spring plat angle settings. It might mean that. It may also have the freaky 1 ton 63 RGB setup.

I'm 90% certain that 531 is the one ton option M-code.

EverettB Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:21 pm

1-ton is usually 215 and is not stiffer rear suspension.

cdennisg Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:36 pm

EverettB wrote: 1-ton is usually 215 and is not stiffer rear suspension.

The list on here says that 215 is the M-code for one ton, except for deluxe and microbus. I swear I have seen this mentioned or heard it mentioned somewhere before. "Stiffer rear suspension" could be one of those odd translation situations.

EverettB Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:59 pm

cdennisg wrote: EverettB wrote: 1-ton is usually 215 and is not stiffer rear suspension.

The list on here says that 215 is the M-code for one ton, except for deluxe and microbus. I swear I have seen this mentioned or heard it mentioned somewhere before. "Stiffer rear suspension" could be one of those odd translation situations.

Deluxe and Microbus - I don't know but I think that is because the 1-ton and a 1500cc was a package that was included in the 4xx series for those models. Like my '63 1-ton Deluxe has 424.

But I can understand if stiffer rear suspension also means tougher torsion bars, which means a higher load rating.

I checked some random M-code sheets I have and my parts book and 531 isn't listed at all.

EverettB Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:12 pm

I found an M-code listing I got with the birth certificate for my old '54 Single Cab.

It's in German.

M 531 is listed as:
mit härteren Federstäben, hinten
Modell: 221-228, 241, 244

Translation:
with harder spring bars, rear
Model: 221-228, 241, 244


M 215 is not listed on these sheets.

cdennisg Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:47 pm

EverettB wrote: I found an M-code listing I got with the birth certificate for my old '54 Single Cab.

It's in German.

M 531 is listed as:
mit härteren Federstäben, hinten
Modell: 221-228, 241, 244

Translation:
with harder spring bars, rear
Model: 221-228, 241, 244


M 215 is not listed on these sheets.

So can we surmise from this that 531 is the one ton M-code for Micros and deluxes? Interesting that it only mentions stiffer torsion bars, but nothing about the brakes.

Thomas Pedigo Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:38 am

crofty wrote: Thomas Pedigo wrote: I think this one deserves honerable mention... :shock:

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1194659

It was, scroll up! Please allow me to offer my most sincere apology... :roll:

Braukuche Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:00 am

OK you panel guys make big some big money on your rides. Paint the top so you can play checkers on it and have grandpa build a homemade camper interior and cash out.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/World-Class-Restore...35bd2ac462

UZI Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:50 am

Braukuche wrote: OK you panel guys make big some big money on your rides. Paint the top so you can play checkers on it and have grandpa build a homemade camper interior and cash out.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/World-Class-Restore...35bd2ac462

there is just no way anyone really bid $38K on that.

VWsArent4Hippies Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:34 am

spookymulder wrote: Thomas, by looking at the list of rides on your sig line I can easily come to the conclusion you are too ill skilled to make a determination on any car over $10K, let alone a $100K car.


wow...

williamblanda Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:56 pm

spookymulder wrote: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1319141 So much wrong with this bus, but my biggest gripe is that I thought it sold on ebay recently for something like $78K, the pics being used are even from the ebay ad and sadly, they suck. Oh yeah and why are all the Samba dipshits that think only a 100 point concours car should be for sale over $100K not commenting on this?

I think one just did...

cdennisg Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:13 pm

:D

broozebrothers Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:49 pm

:lol: :lol:

bugnut68 Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:29 pm

Braukuche wrote: OK you panel guys make big some big money on your rides. Paint the top so you can play checkers on it and have grandpa build a homemade camper interior and cash out.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/World-Class-Restore...35bd2ac462

Love the big-ass valve heads and only an Engle 110 cam... :lol:

joe56vw Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:50 pm

bugnut68 wrote: Braukuche wrote: OK you panel guys make big some big money on your rides. Paint the top so you can play checkers on it and have grandpa build a homemade camper interior and cash out.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/World-Class-Restore...35bd2ac462

Love the big-ass valve heads and only an Engle 110 cam... :lol:

it's called torgue actaully a good idea for a bus since it's so heavy

bugnut68 Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:22 pm

joe56vw wrote: bugnut68 wrote: Braukuche wrote: OK you panel guys make big some big money on your rides. Paint the top so you can play checkers on it and have grandpa build a homemade camper interior and cash out.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/World-Class-Restore...35bd2ac462

Love the big-ass valve heads and only an Engle 110 cam... :lol:

it's called torgue actaully a good idea for a bus since it's so heavy

If he wanted to maximize torque, he should have gone with 40x35.5mm heads... or perhaps that's what he's got and misquoted what's in the engine. Bigger valves with a smaller cam isn't (as far as I'm aware, at least) the route to more torque...I would see the larger valves as hindering the gas speed velocity through the heads with a smaller cam. Regardless, it's an odd combo.

Thomas Pedigo Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:56 pm

spookymulder wrote: Thomas, by looking at the list of rides on your sig line I can easily come to the conclusion you are too ill skilled to make a determination on any car over $10K, let alone a $100K car. I can appreciate a Stearman for what it is,even though I'm not in a position to own an original. I have built a 1/5th scale version with an actual 4stroke radial motor,but I suppose I'm probobly too "ill skilled" to make determinations on any bipe...fuk'n elitist... :?



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