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2bugtony Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:52 am

Hi
yesterday I started this 74 westy I just got. It hadn't been started in 22 years. After sanding the point and getting it some fuel it didn't turn 5 times and started. Acorns and mice was coming out of everwhere.

onion456 Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:36 am

i ground down the stud bosses on my passenger side exhaust header (using my brand new ryobi angle grinder- yeehaw!), getting ready for when my time-sert kit shows up from scott, hopefully she'll be running again soon!

barryben Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:51 am

sorted thru the nice box of used FI bits a kindly dubber passed my way :wink:

westy@7000 Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:08 am

went on a picnic
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TexasAirCooler Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:17 am

Nice. :)

gmag69 Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:22 am

Sat in the chair at the computer and looked out the window at it setting in the yard covered in snow. :cry:

busdaddy Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:24 am

2bugtony wrote: Hi
yesterday I started this 74 westy I just got. It hadn't been started in 22 years. After sanding the point and getting it some fuel it didn't turn 5 times and started. Acorns and mice was coming out of everwhere.

Don't drive it like that until you have removed all the tin and gotten that crap out of the fins and oil cooler.

mywifesghia Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:44 am

I put on doors pulls, no more opening the window to close the door!
And after 8 months of no tunes...a stereo!

Bay Window Steve Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:32 am

Patrick199 wrote: Man, those tail lights made me want to hurl. Thanks for getting rid of them.
I have a feeling you're going to find some very interesting hack jobs as you get to know your new bus.

No shit. Apparently the tails were activated by toggle switch, as is the horn and blinkers. I removed a ton of superflous wiring. I like it though. Its a solid bulkhead non walkthrough.

2jmotorsports Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:40 am

Thought about how to get it running again so I can get it out of my parents' garage and into my own garage... :-k

tractoman Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:06 am

Saturday I took my kids to a cub scout hike in the Westy and had a picnic afterwards. We were loving it...

griest77 Mon Mar 03, 2008 9:17 am

I made a new floor out of vinyl and inserted a peace sign :P

Jerry Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:00 am

Do you have pictures? Would love to see it!

Quadratrückseite Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:46 am

BeetleWarrior wrote: I got tired of the bay not running... So I figured heck with it.

Before:


After:


:twisted:
OMG - I thought that was a Photoshop job at first!
(until I looked at your other pics)
How much are you selling that front windshield for? (assuming it's crack and chip free)

crxgames Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:09 am

I fixed my sticking throttle. Accelerator pedal had so much dirt/rust stuck in it at the floor that it'd stick half way down to fully down. Lubed up the underside parts of the system and cable as well. I went ahead and attached a return spring too.

Jeff Geisen Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:13 am

[quote="jerry's70westy"]Do you have pictures? Would love to see it![/quote]

... speak for yourself only please.

hazetguy Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:24 am

"What did you do for your Bay yesterday?"

nothing. i looked at it as i walked past it. i will start it this wednesday or thursday to move it out of the driveway (about 30' ).

Redd73 Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:27 am

i looked at it a few times and put off fixing it again.

but that was mostly due to working on locating the leak in the fish pond out back, prepping a section of the garden, and planting a bunch of stuff in the greenhouse.

Jerry Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:38 am

griest77 wrote: I made a new floor out of vinyl and inserted a peace sign :P

I would love to see a picture of your floor. I think the world could use a little more "peace" myself!

Jerry Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:58 am

Installed new screens in my jalousie screen frames that just arrived.



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