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  Topic: 1971 Bay "time capsule" 32,000 og miles
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Today 4:57 pm   Subject: Re: 1971 Bay "time capsule" 32,000 og miles
Hmmm. Look at that nice 1971 four bolt apronÖ.😎
  Topic: How much have you towed?
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 1:53 pm   Subject: Re: How much have you towed?
That last picture is a tort lawyers wet dream. Thatís grossly overloaded for that vehicle.

Iím sorry but Iíve got to say it.

You have absolutely no idea what youíre talking about.

I think Iíl ...
  Topic: Torsion Bar Socket
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PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Yesterday 4:58 am   Subject: Re: Torsion Bar Socket
Two Tekton 27mm , $20

Lop off one end and tack it on to the other with 220V glue

Better quality than that pos
  Topic: shore power, inside outlet, and grounding?
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 4:49 am   Subject: Re: shore power, inside outlet, and grounding?
There is some horrific advice in this thread. If you canít sort it out, have a pro wire this. This can kill you, as can some of the suggestions upthread
  Topic: HERE WE GO!! .... 1990 Tintop!
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 4:45 am   Subject: Re: HERE WE GO!! .... 1990 Tintop!
Dave..a drywall mixing tub from Loweís will slide right under there, and costs $6

If you get rainwater in it, just add 50 ml of gas, touch it off to burn the HC, then dump the residual in a safe pl ...
  Topic: How much have you towed?
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 4:38 am   Subject: Re: How much have you towed?
That last picture is a tort lawyers wet dream. Thatís grossly overloaded for that vehicle.
  Topic: Finding Vacuum Leaks with a Cigar
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 4:28 am   Subject: Re: Finding Vacuum Leaks with a Cigar
Scottys audio works great in the body shop, for paint removal.
  Topic: 1971 High Top Bus. Hole in metal sheet on roof.
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 4:27 am   Subject: Re: 1971 High Top Bus. Hole in metal sheet on roof.
A six inch vent will cost a lot of money, a four inch will work fine. Fanning a plate to adapt the six to four is easy in fiberglass
  Topic: 1971 Bay "time capsule" 32,000 og miles
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 4:25 am   Subject: Re: 1971 Bay "time capsule" 32,000 og miles
A vote to send the OG beauty 34 PICT to the carb gurus here

By the time you buy a dip tank amd solvent, you spent more than half of the rework cost by a guy who has done a thousand of these and wil ...
  Topic: Dealer parts?
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 4:20 am   Subject: Re: Dealer parts?
anyway, parts are shit today. i just went thru 3, yes THREE master cylinders on a split window bus before i got one that wasn't trash....and those were TRW.


Are you getting counterfeit TRW or AT ...
  Topic: Flat tow and possible snow
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 4:00 am   Subject: Re: Flat tow and possible snow
Glad you took it slow

Laughing

Steve Kent said it all , above..

You should not be towing if you need chains to go on the highway with that much weight behind you, especially in any hilly terr ...
  Topic: Finding Vacuum Leaks with a Cigar
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Replies: 19
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 3:53 am   Subject: Re: Finding Vacuum Leaks with a Cigar
I didn't know what a "stage stick" was, and then was intrigued about how you build a smoke machine with a drum stick after googling it!

I hope using sage helped exorcise the demons plagui ...
  Topic: 1971 High Top Bus. Hole in metal sheet on roof.
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:33 am   Subject: Re: 1971 High Top Bus. Hole in metal sheet on roof.
Anyone who dives into a Bus with verve and elań is far beyond our judgement.

Kudos to diving in. Driving a stick takes a week to master and a Bus is one of the easier to drive. Just make sure ...
  Topic: Finding Vacuum Leaks with a Cigar
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Replies: 19
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:24 am   Subject: Re: Finding Vacuum Leaks with a Cigar
I built mine with a stage sage stick and small compressor, pictures in my gallery

Corrected [/s]
  Topic: Dealer parts?
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Replies: 45
Views: 900

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:22 am   Subject: Re: Dealer parts?
Itís still 3-4x for OE over aftermarket.

Why would anyone pay $150 for a Volvo caliper , when I can get a Cardone for $40 , seize up the pot metal caliper side pins in one winter, ruining the pads ...
  Topic: 1971 High Top Bus. Hole in metal sheet on roof.
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:55 am   Subject: Re: 1971 High Top Bus. Hole in metal sheet on roof.
Welcome to the madness, Tracy. Here is the obligatory greeting

[youtube] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snckhUVo8XU [/youtube]
  Topic: Dealer parts?
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Replies: 45
Views: 900

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:52 am   Subject: Re: Dealer parts?
Itís still 3-4x for OE over aftermarket.

Why would anyone pay $150 for a Volvo caliper , when I can get a Cardone for $40 , seize up the pot metal caliper side pins in one winter, ruining the pads ...
  Topic: crack in cylinder head stud hole/broken stud inside
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:45 am   Subject: Re: crack in cylinder head stud hole/broken stud inside
Get that presmogged first. Passing with low compression will be problematic.
  Topic: Poll: Long drive, did you make it? 1,000+ miles
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:43 am   Subject: Re: Poll: Long drive, did you make it? 1,000+ miles
How do you guys make these trips without jerrycans?
  Topic: Rancho Trans Vs. AA Transaxle
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:40 am   Subject: Re: Rancho Trans Vs. AA Transaxle
A GEX trans rebuild would be awesome, especially if it had hand-planked rods and a gold plated money back guarantee.

You left off URO sealsÖ..guaranteed to self heal after leaking, when all the flu ...
 
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