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  Topic: What is the actual OPTIMAL speed for MPG in a Vanagon?
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 7:44 pm   Subject: Re: What is the actual OPTIMAL speed for MPG in a Vanagon?
60 amps at 12 volts from an alternator is 720 watts or about 1 HP. Give up 10-20% for alternator efficiency but itís a lot less than an AC compressor
  Topic: LHD to RHD and taking sides
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 2:33 pm   Subject: Re: LHD to RHD and taking sides
Once Op figures out he importing the car into the EU, this will die On the vine
  Topic: 1995 EVC CV Joint Boot Replacement Surprise
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Replies: 3
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PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Yesterday 11:47 am   Subject: Re: 1995 EVC CV Joint Boot Replacement Surprise
Im not sure Im seeing the problem here. These things do come apart once you articulate them past the design point - thats normal.
  Topic: Help with 1974 Evinrude Johnson 25 outboard boat motor?
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PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Yesterday 11:44 am   Subject: Re: Help with 1974 Evinrude Johnson 25 outboard boat motor?
Get all the old gas out of it, new spark plug, oil the cylinders with 10-30, pull crank until the oil is spit out.

Fresh gas, 25:1 to start.

Vrooom
  Topic: Olympics and mild rant
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Replies: 14
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PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Yesterday 11:43 am   Subject: Re: Olympics and mild rant
One difference is its by choice.

Most of us dont have a choice of careers and have to set aside some of our dreams to provide for our families, its hard not to think of being an Olympian with out s ...
  Topic: Olympics and mild rant
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PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Yesterday 10:17 am   Subject: Re: Olympics and mild rant
Just because you are a professional athlete (or professional mother or professional garbage man or whatever) does not mean you can't suffer from mental health issues.

By covering professional athle ...
  Topic: A few neat things I did on my Vanagon build...
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 5:54 am   Subject: Re: A few neat things I did on my Vanagon build...
9.5isCanadian:

Happy to post pics & info about hitch design when I get a chance... packing for trip now! Basically, in words, I used the tow loops AND made an arm that goes under the bumper and ...
  Topic: Please don't be a jerk on windy mountain roads
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PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Yesterday 5:49 am   Subject: Re: Please don't be a jerk on windy mountain roads
Is it ok to be a jerk if itís calm and still air?
  Topic: Recomendation VW Specialist in Los Angeles Area
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PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Yesterday 5:48 am   Subject: Re: Recomendation VW Specialist in Los Angeles Area
Itís the inevitable March of Entropy to infinity
  Topic: Please don't be a jerk on windy mountain roads
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PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Yesterday 5:45 am   Subject: Re: Please don't be a jerk on windy mountain roads
Skills was in a hurry to meet Cacti.

Mans gotta doÖ.
  Topic: Olympics and mild rant
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PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Yesterday 5:35 am   Subject: Olympics and mild rant
Iím a bit tweaked by the hoopla over the Olympics and media coverage

I think itís disrespectful to cover the stress felt by coddled professional athletes , which is what Olympianís are, to those ...
  Topic: Going To The Dark Side-A Subaru Conversion
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 4:11 am   Subject: Re: Going To The Dark Side-A Subaru Conversion
here's a link to the topic on the SubaruVanagon group

https://groups.io/g/SubaruVanagon/topic/84298693#82296

Another portmanteau!
  Topic: Olympic Skateboarding
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Replies: 15
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PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Yesterday 1:07 am   Subject: Re: Olympic Skateboarding
Once I get cloud yelling inserted as a sport Iím going to get cirrus and acumulus all three medals.

Skateboarding in the Olympics! Whatís next? Sailing?

Over 50? Thatís still kids to me

The ...
  Topic: window AC in a Eurovan
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Replies: 1
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PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Yesterday 12:30 am   Subject: Re: window AC in a Eurovan
Slight tip outwards to keep the condensate draining outside.
You will be a cool cat with a small 5000 BTU/ hr unit
  Topic: Go West or Head East for August '21
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 12:27 am   Subject: Re: Go West or Head East for August '21
3 weeks? both

1 week from MI through Niagara Falls, then head to Boston, ferry to Provincetown, back through Cape Cod. mV ferry to the Island maybe?

Back home camp in Finger Lakes region, back ...
  Topic: Air Conditioning wiring issues and improvements. 89-91
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 12:13 am   Subject: Re: Air Conditioning wiring issues and improvements. 89-91
Auto wire is rated at 80, 105, or 125c depending on type

You are running some hot wires there, and if itís 80C rated wire at least one is in trouble.
  Topic: Bent vacuum hoses do they have part numbers?
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 11:57 pm   Subject: Re: Bent vacuum hoses do they have part numbers?
On the Volvo P80 line , 1992-2000, later years 1998-2000 there is anZl shaped and Long U shaped hose in the evap system thst is 18 mm ID that might work well here. Pics and part numbers to follow
  Topic: Safe harbor people needed , late AUG/ SEP NEBRASKA, WYOMING, ID
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PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:46 am   Subject: Re: Safe harbor people needed , late AUG/ SEP NEBRASKA, WYOMING, ID
Hey, Ab-skater----
I'm in far eastern Ioway just a dozen miles off I-80.
I'm too old to be much of a threat to anyone-------at least that's what my wife tells me.
Very Happy

Sheís a 6 foot 180 pound le ...
  Topic: Olympic Skateboarding
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Replies: 15
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PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:38 am   Subject: Re: Olympic Skateboarding
Itís another contrived sport to drive ad dollars, completely out of the Olympic spirit. I hope the weather forecast has some clouds for me to yell at tomorrow

I would also give out gold I medals o ...
  Topic: Eurovan 2000 VR6 Random Engine Stop
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PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:22 am   Subject: Re: Eurovan 2000 VR6 Random Engine Stop
When It doesnít start, you are st a firm in the road

1 pull a plug and check for presence if spark

2 measure the fuel pressure at the rail. You still need to set up the T fitting before hand. ...
 
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