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  Topic: Time to say goodbye
82WestyMan

Replies: 15
Views: 1120

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:49 am   Subject: Time to say goodbye
Just wanted to touch base with the forum one last time.
I sold my beloved 82 Westy of the weekend to a very nice gentlemen named Alan from Clemson.
I want to thank everyone for all the help this for ...
  Topic: Resale Value of Air-Cooled Westfalias
82WestyMan

Replies: 9
Views: 762

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:50 am   Subject: Resale Value of Air-Cooled Westfalias
Hello friends, I apologize for not posting in years. Sort of ran out of mods to do and haven't had an unsolvable issue in ages.
Because I've been out of the loop for so long, I haven't followed what ...
  Topic: Oil Change in Woodland Hills CA? (1982 2.0L AC)
82WestyMan

Replies: 7
Views: 569

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 6:22 am   Subject: Oil Change in Woodland Hills CA? (1982 2.0L AC)
Hello all. I'm taking a road trip w/ my Lab in my 82 A/C Westy.
Can anyone recommend some place to change my oil? I have the oil and filter.
The engine is a Raby Camper Special with a Timecert (?) ...
  Topic: 82 Manual Trans: Output Shaft Play: Advice/Help?
82WestyMan

Replies: 3
Views: 230

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:00 pm   Subject: Re: 82 Manual Trans: Output Shaft Play: Advice/Help?
Thanx for the advice, I'll take a look for that wear but I'll travel and sleep better
  Topic: 82 Manual Trans: Output Shaft Play: Advice/Help?
82WestyMan

Replies: 3
Views: 230

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:43 am   Subject: 82 Manual Trans: Output Shaft Play: Advice/Help?
I was changing the inner CV boot on the drivers side and as I was reinstalling the CV to the transmission output shaft flange,
I noticed some perceptible 'up/down' play in the output shaft, very slig ...
  Topic: Wiper Shaft - Broken: Left Side FIXED
82WestyMan

Replies: 22
Views: 1540

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 11:29 am   Subject: Re: Wiper Shaft - Broken: Left Side / NO DASH PULL
Well it turns out, you DON'T need to pull the dash to replace the left side
I removed the instrument cluster, moved the 2 vent air hoses out of the way, undid the nut on the outside and the 2 phillip ...
  Topic: Wiper Shaft - Broken: Left Side FIXED
82WestyMan

Replies: 22
Views: 1540

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:24 pm   Subject: Re: Wiper Shaft - Broken
Thanx one and all
We have a winner and a project for the weekend
Pulling the dash isn't exactly my favorite project but at least it's not my first rodeo...
I appreciate the drill and tap advise but ...
  Topic: Wiper Shaft - Broken: Left Side FIXED
82WestyMan

Replies: 22
Views: 1540

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:11 am   Subject: Wiper Shaft - Broken: Left Side FIXED
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1623516.jpg
(driver's side windshield wiper shaft)

Ok, how screwed am I?

I'm planning on a 10-12K Road Trip in about 5 weeks and want a reliable fix.
I ...
  Topic: Urethane Steering Coupler?
82WestyMan

Replies: 3
Views: 285

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:58 am   Subject: Urethane Steering Coupler?
I'll make it quick
I'm working to get as much play out of the steering wheel as possible.
Is a Urethane Steering Coupler available for vanagons?
I read somewhere the coupler for ghias is the same. ...
  Topic: Raby CS Kit / 82 Westy- The Build
82WestyMan

Replies: 166
Views: 42280

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:15 pm   Subject: Re: Raby CS Kit / 82 Westy- The Build
How time flies... fast forward to 2017

I've got about 25K on the engine these days.
Those miles include many camping trips in the Southern Appalachian mountains, one trip up to Acadia NP and a cou ...
  Topic: Laser / Tool Welder
82WestyMan

Replies: 23
Views: 1421

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:57 am   Subject: Re: Laser / Tool Welder
Just out of curiosity...
Why are you going to all this trouble instead of just getting a new hose made?
  Topic: Just damaged the fibreglass pop top - any advice?
82WestyMan

Replies: 34
Views: 4270

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 3:36 am   Subject: Re: Just damaged the fibreglass pop top - any advice?
If you don't want to tackle it yourself, look for Boat Repair.
My Westy's PO had done something similar and during my restoration, I had it fixed very resonably
  Topic: ALLDATA database for vehicles at library
82WestyMan

Replies: 5
Views: 398

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:02 pm   Subject: Re: all data database for vehicles at library
"this data base"???
  Topic: Engine replacement
82WestyMan

Replies: 19
Views: 1166

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 6:37 am   Subject: Engine replacement
This question is almost an oxymoron.
Cheap Parts ($) + Good Labor ($$$) = Bad Engine
Quality Parts ($$$) + Bad Labor ($) = Bad Engine
Quality Parts + Good Labor =$$$

I work in manufacturing (au ...
  Topic: How much have you spent on points?
82WestyMan

Replies: 7
Views: 442

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 4:15 am   Subject: How much have you spent on points?
I gave up on the 'Points/Condenser' design a long time ago (2008)
Put in a Pertronix Ignitor electronic ignition unit and just carry a spare points/condenser 'just in case'
First unit crapped out on ...
  Topic: Fix your Buzzing Luggage Rack in 30 seconds for FREE
82WestyMan

Replies: 19
Views: 1728

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 1:55 am   Subject: Fix your Buzzing Luggage Rack in 30 seconds for FREE
I didn't want to lose the drainage so I decided not to caulk the seal
All I did was use three short pieces of fuel line (about 1")
Slit them down the wall and wrapped them around the luggage ra ...
  Topic: New aircooled motor from HeadFlowMaster
82WestyMan

Replies: 9
Views: 683

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 01, 2015 8:58 pm   Subject: New aircooled motor from HeadFlowMaster
I guess the real question is what style case HFM is using.
AC Vanagons use Type 4 cases, be sure that's what he's quoting

I bit the bullet and got a Camper Special from Jake. Interestingly enough, ...
  Topic: New 81 Vanagon owner
82WestyMan

Replies: 16
Views: 821

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:20 am   Subject: New 81 Vanagon owner
First, sweet ride, nice score on an A/C. Wish my 82 looked that good and taken care of when I got it
The Bentley is invaluable but remember, it was written to be a comprehensive guide for a mechanic ...
  Topic: No/Low compression after replacing jugs and pistons
82WestyMan

Replies: 64
Views: 4014

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:06 am   Subject: No/Low compression after replacing jugs and pistons
I suspect the real question is 'how' you 'blew up' your 2.0L A/C engine?
What failed?
I assume because you replaced your pistons and cyl's, it was the rings on your pistons that failed.
The quest ...
  Topic: Show me the stickers!
82WestyMan

Replies: 564
Views: 164914

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:33 am   Subject: Show me the stickers!
Here's the latest one

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1303091.jpg
 
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