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crukab Sun Jul 25, 2021 12:47 pm

I made my Truck earn it's keep today:


cdennisg Sun Jul 25, 2021 3:27 pm

^^^ Nice. Been using my single cab for firewood chores, too.

David Raistrick Sun Aug 01, 2021 8:27 am

drove it 30 miles yesterday. basically the first time since 4/8/2018 (after NBDS). Somehow I got another 50 miles between no dough and 1/19 when I put it on the lift to do the brakes.....but I dont remember what those miles were. Then people started dying, so it sat on the lift.

down on power - PRI-G helps a ton at keeping/restoring old fuel, but isn't perfect. added 10 fresh gallons to the ~5 that were in there, but it didn't help much. Have to burn some more fuel through it, hopefully it will pick back up.


threw away the EIS/CIP1 66-67 turn signal switch. the electrical contact arm inside just wanders around. the screw holes that hold the switch into the housing were drilled to large, so the screws just go right through, and those screws themselves are long enough to bind the mechanism... and of course it suffered the exact same aways-cancels-right-signal problem the stock switch has since '98 if the cancel ring is installed.

installed LED dash lights - turns out my intermittent oil light was a triple combo: bad sender (the space would move in and out...), split terminal at the bulb, and the bulb itself was loose in it's socket..... the auto-pal/stardrive LEDs are pretty nice so far. and the LED dome festoons too. need to get another pair for the rear dome that I forgot about.

fixed the front dome - it stopped working a few years ago. ended up cleaning the switch contacts, and slightly rejiggling them so they touched better. it's still a bit finicky, but it works now.


oh - and the butty's bits throttle linkage? With the boot upside down (small end down) it doesnt bind up on the boot. The as-shipped length of the arm between the pedal and the linkage is also significantly too short - pedal was so low I couldn't heal-toe when needed to catch it dying at idle. it is adjustable - so plan to adjust it (and free it up before you install it!!).


I've got some sort of misfire I need to figure out too - I can hear the odd pop at idle, and more so during decel. guess I should pull the plugs and look.

David Raistrick Sun Aug 01, 2021 8:29 am

oh and:

I had to trim the new WW floor mat a bit: at the base of the throttle pedal, it was binding on the pedal coming up off the floor. I took maybe 1/4" off to the rear (FIF) of the pedal and now it's moving freely.

pyrOman Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:22 am

“Rest stop” somewhere in Arkansas… starter relay gave up the ghost! :roll:


MrWhoopee Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:04 pm

Big Day! Drove her to the painter to have the wounds and indignities of the last 26 years healed.

Pau Tue Aug 03, 2021 11:38 pm

It wasn't precisely today, but since October'20. Finishing garage for the '67 deluxe (or the '60 SO23?) at home .
Funny time coming!



Have a nice day

LAGrunthaner Wed Aug 04, 2021 2:54 am

Beautiful. =D>

Pau wrote: It wasn't precisely today, but since October'20. Finishing garage for the '67 deluxe (or the '60 SO23?) at home .
Funny time coming!



Have a nice day

BarryL Wed Aug 04, 2021 6:41 pm

Hand arced front shoes.


Close enough.


Scuffed drums all ready to reinstall.

Daddybus Fri Aug 06, 2021 5:17 pm

pyrOman wrote: “Rest stop” somewhere in Arkansas… starter relay gave up the ghost! :roll:


Looks like some ruby slippers are in order.

Mile High Puma Sat Aug 07, 2021 2:17 pm

Took 33 years but finally got the interior painted in my 65 DC


LAGrunthaner Mon Aug 09, 2021 2:58 pm

Beautiful Mile High Puma, I love it.

Mile High Puma wrote: Took 33 years but finally got the interior painted in my 65 DC


Mile High Puma Mon Aug 09, 2021 3:53 pm

Thanks, hope to get the roof done next.

mikelars Thu Aug 19, 2021 7:32 pm

I have a question - I am trying to quiet down my 1966 Split Bus. So far I have changed my tires to Hankook Vantra 195/75r14 which are great and very quiet. Next I put dynamat and foam sound insulation over the entire luggage compartment and inside the engine compartment on the 2 top panels (behind the fuel tank was too hard to reach without taking everything out.

Lastly, I am considering changing from a Vintage Speed Superflow to the Gene Berg 4 to 1 Merged 1.5 inch header GB932HBH and the quiet muffler that goes with it.

Does anyone have any feedback on whether the merged header performs better, whether the quiet muffler on a merged header is quieter? Lastly, I want the tailpipe to come out where the cutout is on the rear apron, but all the single mufflers bend back in on the right side of the bus.

Part of me wants to take the GB971HB and re-weld it so the tailpipe actually comes out where the apron cutout is.

Thoughts on the Berg header and muffler option?

mikelars Thu Aug 19, 2021 7:51 pm

(I have a 1904 with a 74mm crankshaft and 90.5 pistons, dual Weber 40, dual port heads with 35.5/32 valves, and 1 1/2 inch flanged heater boxes). The Vintage Speed exhaust is not merged, and it is the long barrel looking one with the 63mm big pipe

https://store.vintagespeed.com.tw/CLASSIC-SUPER-FLOW-VW-SPLIT-WINDOW-BUS-EXHAUST-SYSTEM-p87513434

But it just seems like it is loud - but if I drop $500 on the Gene Berg stuff it would be nice to know if it is actually quieter and if the merged header is better for my engine build…

David Raistrick Thu Aug 19, 2021 8:51 pm

mikelars wrote: Lastly, I am considering changing from a Vintage Speed Superflow to the Gene Berg 4 to 1 Merged 1.5 inch header GB932HBH and the quiet muffler that goes with it
.....
Thoughts on the Berg header and muffler option?


I can't speak to the specific berg muffler - but I've never seen a "quiet" muffler ("quiet pack") that was anywhere near quiet. I think they're "quiet" compared to zoomies and stingers....

My vintagespeed "stock style" is about the quietest I've seen for an upright other than genuine german stock mufflers with a single damper. It's a low rumble, and far from the loudest part of the drivetrain at road speeds.

If you're looking at megaflows and merged 1.5" headers - you're usually not going to find "quiet" goes well with "high performing" in the VW world - there just isn't enough length to get both. And really, most upright vw exhausts aren't quiet anyway.

mikelars Fri Aug 20, 2021 4:20 am

Ok, so you are talking about this one?

https://store.vintagespeed.com.tw/Stainless-Steel-...p201392897

If I use that on a 1904 with stock valve size (dual port) and 218 cam, could it be quieter than the VS Superflow without totally killing my power?

I know it is all hypothetical - but any educated guess helps…

dgsaz Sat Aug 21, 2021 12:06 pm

mikelars wrote: Ok, so you are talking about this one?

https://store.vintagespeed.com.tw/Stainless-Steel-...p201392897

If I use that on a 1904 with stock valve size (dual port) and 218 cam, could it be quieter than the VS Superflow without totally killing my power?

I know it is all hypothetical - but any educated guess helps…

Similar boat here. I'm removing my 1 3/8" EMPI 4/1 and installing the VS Sport Muffler: https://store.vintagespeed.com.tw/CLASSIC-SUPER-FL...-p87513431

Here's what I've learned, the 4/1 header does produce more HP (2-3) than a similar sized performance muffler, however, these HP come into play at high RPM that some cars never reach except for a dyno pull. The VS unit gives more low end torque and mid range power,

Are you running the Sport Muffler or the Super Flow? The Sport is good for 125 HP before it becomes restrictive. At that mpoint they recomend the Super Flow, 125 HP+.

I just got a new toy, the DUb Dyno App. Tons of fun.

I plugged in your engine specs and ran it with 4 exhaust systems to see the effects HP and Torque. Here's what I found:

Stock Exhaust: 66.5 HP / 107.2 FT/LBS
1 3/8" w/ Muffler: 87.5 HP / 117.i FT/LBS
1 1/2" w/Muffler: 84.6 HP / 113.4
1 5/8" w/ Muffler: 80.1 / 110.2











You can see I'm in the process right now

As I said, the 4/1 does give more HP on the Dyno or in a race RPM environment,
otherwise the VS works for real day to day driving and it's quieter, by some.

And while I'm at it, I'm making recordings of the change in sound from 4/1 to Muffler and record the 912 engine. I'm using the Voice Memos app on my iPad.

From the right corner, 5' out, 5' over' 5' up (step ladder), record from the same location each time Cold starts. The playback is quite clear and the 5x5x5 gets you far enough away so you hear exhaust notes rather than valve train noise. Head phones.

that's enough babbling for one morning.

dgsaz

mikelars Sat Aug 21, 2021 6:59 pm

Really interesting to see those Dyno stats - The VS I have is the 155-706-052SF, so it is a super flow. So it might even be too much flow for my 1904? Is there such thing?

I really like the fit and the look of the Vintage Speed. It is just slightly louder than I would like, and of course a few extra HP would be great. But I am not yet convinced I should get the Gene Berg 932HBH with “Quiet Muffler” yet because it might be louder or look crappy by comparison.

I’ll post a photo of my setup…

mikelars Sat Aug 21, 2021 7:10 pm

Here is my VS Superflow:






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