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  Topic: Subaru mechanics in PNW that are willing to work on conversions?
2dogs1van

Replies: 40
Views: 1420

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:40 pm   Subject: Re: Subaru mechanics in PNW that are willing to work on conversions?
I drive a subaru powered syncro. Eion Monigold did the swap and he is happy to work on subaru engines. Great guy and great mechanic.
For the past 7 years I have driven a vanagon from Seattle to Flor ...
  Topic: Cost of turnkey Subaru Conversion
2dogs1van

Replies: 21
Views: 1010

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:46 am   Subject: Re: Cost of turnkey Subaru Conversion
PDX Westy wrote:Resources to look at would be RMW, NorthWesty and Small Car Performance.
If you are near Seattle, I would strongly urge you to talk to Eion Monigold on Westlake Ave too. He did my s ...
  Topic: Wall of shame
2dogs1van

Replies: 1559
Views: 381942

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:51 pm   Subject: Re: Wall of shame
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1924668.jpg
An appropriate van on the 4th of July
  Topic: STOLEN: 1986 Syncro in Seattle *FOUND*
2dogs1van

Replies: 69
Views: 3697

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:10 pm   Subject: Re: STOLEN: 1986 Syncro in Seattle
I'm driving around Magnolia today and will keep an eye out for it.
  Topic: Seattle summer meetup?
2dogs1van

Replies: 5
Views: 181

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:44 am   Subject: Re: Seattle summer meetup?
It would appear my idea went over about as well as a fart in church! lol
See you at Marymoor in November. On the eastside. In the rain. Smile
  Topic: Seattle summer meetup?
2dogs1van

Replies: 5
Views: 181

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:12 pm   Subject: Re: Seattle summer meetup?
Not sure I'm comfortable crashing the Kombi meet. Personally I think a vanagon specific meetup might be better. And Magnolia Blvd would be a great location for one. It's over a mile long with a city ...
  Topic: Seattle summer meetup?
2dogs1van

Replies: 5
Views: 181

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:13 am   Subject: Seattle summer meetup?
I know there is a terrific area meetup at Marymoor Park in November, but I'm wondering if there's any interest in a meetup on this side of the lake in the summer when the weather here is absolutely be ...
  Topic: What Songs Best Describe Your Vanagon?
2dogs1van

Replies: 65
Views: 2710

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:31 am   Subject: Re: What Songs Best Describe Your Vanagon?
I want something more dramatic like this aria and "bus" video for my van!
https://youtu.be/edcXsTBvQ8A
  Topic: Help me convince my Wife a Westy is not dangerous!
2dogs1van

Replies: 67
Views: 2746

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:13 am   Subject: Re: Help me convince my Wife a Westy is not dangerous!
The only time I've even thought about blowing over in my vanagon was when I crossed the Mackinac Bridge in 2014. The wind was gusting over 40 mph and I had to fight to hold the van straight in the gu ...
  Topic: propane canister (how to know how much is left inside)
2dogs1van

Replies: 14
Views: 264

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:02 am   Subject: Re: propane canister (how to know how much is left inside)
Finally, a topic on the Samba I know something about!
As a retired anesthesiolgist I can explain why a pressure gauge on a tank of propane will NOT tell you how much propane is in the tank. A tank ...
  Topic: Congrats Go Westy!
2dogs1van

Replies: 60
Views: 2656

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:30 am   Subject: Re: Congrats Go Westy!
It's a great achievement, and GoWesty should be rightly proud. Congrats!
(and reading this thread I'm reminded of one of the most important things my father taught me: "if you can't say someth ...
  Topic: Wall of shame
2dogs1van

Replies: 1559
Views: 381942

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:31 am   Subject: Re: Wall of shame
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1914095.jpg
  Topic: Cops pull over Westy 'hippie van' ~ Busted In Yosemite
2dogs1van

Replies: 30
Views: 1322

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:01 pm   Subject: Re: Cops pull over Westy 'hippie van' ~ Busted In Yosemite
Sorry about your experience. Van profiling by law enforcement is real. My van was profiled by border control agents a couple of years ago when I crossed back into the States from Canada at Internatio ...
  Topic: When are we getting another Van Dave?
2dogs1van

Replies: 41
Views: 1701

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 10:20 am   Subject: Re: When are we getting another Van Dave?
I must have missed that offer too. Sorry.
  Topic: When are we getting another Van Dave?
2dogs1van

Replies: 41
Views: 1701

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 8:05 am   Subject: Re: When are we getting another Van Dave?
I've been mulling this idea over for a while now and decided to finally post....
I think Dave really wants another van but he admits finances are tight right now. He has given us Sambanistas so muc ...
  Topic: Vanagons in the Wilderness Thread
2dogs1van

Replies: 1228
Views: 635096

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 6:07 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagons in the Wilderness Thread
Nope. Not Oregon. Carlton, WASHINGTON in the Methow Valley. 6 miles up Texas Creek Road. View is looking west at Sawtooth Range of Cascade Mtns. F.y.i. the largest single wildfire in the history o ...
  Topic: Vanagons in the Wilderness Thread
2dogs1van

Replies: 1228
Views: 635096

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 5:00 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagons in the Wilderness Thread
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1912375.jpg


https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1912376.jpg

Carlton, Washington
  Topic: Show me the stickers!
2dogs1van

Replies: 545
Views: 156841

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 6:06 pm   Subject: Re: Show me the stickers!
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1910983.jpg
  Topic: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
2dogs1van

Replies: 1429
Views: 58120

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 10:39 am   Subject: Re: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
That explains it. Thank you!!
  Topic: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
2dogs1van

Replies: 1429
Views: 58120

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 10:26 am   Subject: Re: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
so I bought my van and imported it from Canada. Oddly, whenever I hit a big bump in the road a few rice grains fall down from the headliner on to the dash and floor. Do you think the po lined the ce ...
 
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