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  Topic: How much have you towed?
Alan Brase

Replies: 47
Views: 1577

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 1:15 pm   Subject: Re: How much have you towed?
Sorry I misinterpreted "standard" as "stock" not manual transmission.

ďThey sayĒ the Auto trans is touger than the manual trans.
That could be true. 💪🏼💪 ...
  Topic: Did I just screw up these REAR BEARINGS, or is this normal?
Alan Brase

Replies: 73
Views: 2080

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:26 pm   Subject: Re: Did I just screw up these REAR BEARINGS, or is this normal?
Hi Ed,

swap the axles to the opposite side and be good.


Max
Upvoted.
The single worst thing for CV's is torn boots and sand. I had one get noisy once on a car I just bought. Laid under the ...
  Topic: Did I just screw up these REAR BEARINGS, or is this normal?
Alan Brase

Replies: 73
Views: 2080

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 4:02 pm   Subject: Re: Did I just screw up these REAR BEARINGS, or is this normal?
I have to say it is remarkable how durable these bearings are. Certainly a good idea to push in some new grease.
But in the 600,000 miles I have driven in about 8 different Vanagons and never had a r ...
  Topic: Did I just screw up these REAR BEARINGS, or is this normal?
Alan Brase

Replies: 73
Views: 2080

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 3:30 pm   Subject: Re: Did I just screw up these REAR BEARINGS, or is this normal?
I made a typo, a meant

"And I would not trust that inner seal to last very long."

If you feel the bearings are okay don't touch that.

The dirt I am afraid of is not between #14 - #1 ...
  Topic: Air cooled Vanagon overheating
Alan Brase

Replies: 17
Views: 490

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:33 pm   Subject: Re: Air cooled Vanagon overheating
Did anyone notice he has a CARB? Not sure if that is the 49 state or the CA version distributor.
I think the guy that put the carb on needs to get the timing set right.
Yeah maybe the carb needs re ...
  Topic: How much have you towed?
Alan Brase

Replies: 47
Views: 1577

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:24 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: BAT Buses
Alan Brase

Replies: 225
Views: 15400

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:50 pm   Subject: Re: BAT Buses
Look at this rusty, bondoed up turd. Itís pretty bad when Kline points it out on a budget engine rebuild receipt.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1967-volkswagen-bus-35/
Yes, wow. Getting closer ...
  Topic: Porsche 912 air cleaners
Alan Brase

Replies: 6
Views: 288

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:11 am   Subject: Re: Porsche 912 air cleaners
You have pictured later 912 filters. Early 1965-6 ones are much lower profile and would very likely fit.
The good news is that VW made actual factory manifolds to mount Solex 40PII carbs, so you cou ...
  Topic: Dealer parts?
Alan Brase

Replies: 45
Views: 1000

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 2:57 pm   Subject: Re: Dealer parts?
I'm sure that would be pretty good. id of the bore is not real important I'd bet the lip seals can accomodate at least 1mm over size.
.../quote]

NO.

Bore size is VERY important. The lip seals.. ...
  Topic: Dealer parts?
Alan Brase

Replies: 45
Views: 1000

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 9:44 pm   Subject: Re: Dealer parts?
I'm sure that would be pretty good. id of the bore is not real important I'd bet the lip seals can accomodate at least 1mm over size.
Besides you and me I bet there are not 50 people on theSamba that ...
  Topic: Dealer parts?
Alan Brase

Replies: 45
Views: 1000

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:28 pm   Subject: Re: Dealer parts?

At one point in time.....Cardone.....had excellent parts. This started to cease....in my experience.....right in the mid 90's.

Cardone = Car Done. they have been epic trash right along with Dorma ...
  Topic: Dealer parts?
Alan Brase

Replies: 45
Views: 1000

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2021 6:57 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: Dealer parts?
Alan Brase

Replies: 45
Views: 1000

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:49 pm   Subject: Re: Dealer parts?
Back in the 80's I could do some reasonable trade with the dealer. Especially special items or close out. I had a 4 year old 1978 Champagne edition bus. I got to talking with the parts man, I could h ...
  Topic: Split case Tranny in 63 Bus
Alan Brase

Replies: 12
Views: 730

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:58 pm   Subject: Re: Split case Tranny in 63 Bus
Anybody that grew up on old American cars should know how to double clutch an get it in 1st while rolling. Just gotta spin up the input parts till close to the same speed as it will be when in gear. ...
  Topic: Split bus headed towards Mendocino County fire
Alan Brase

Replies: 6
Views: 620

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:48 pm   Subject: Re: Split bus headed towards Mendocino County fire
I can't see a bus in the pic or video you linked. Did you have a better link?
Did the bus look like this?

https://www.instagram.com/p/CTv5aKJLuY6/
Perhaps... 60 years ago.
  Topic: BAT Buses
Alan Brase

Replies: 225
Views: 15400

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:31 pm   Subject: Re: BAT Buses
That kombi went for over $35k with a cargo door that looked like it went through a SWAT team action.

The condition of which was not hidden from the bidders. What should it have sold for?

Never s ...
  Topic: Holey Cannoli
Alan Brase

Replies: 48
Views: 3680

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:46 am   Subject: Re: Holey Cannoli
Well the proper way to test that tank is put a little gas in it and strike that cap. #2gunfire
Might want to use some PPE. the brass schrpnel would kill you. Slug would be tight in the sharkbite.
...
  Topic: Holey Cannoli
Alan Brase

Replies: 48
Views: 3680

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 4:16 pm   Subject: Re: Holey Cannoli
Just discovered this and I like your style. Fabricating is different for every single person and I think I might learn from you.
Having said that, I disagree with the fuel tank outlet. (Not the sock. ...
  Topic: Name This Part (engines, body, misc.)
Alan Brase

Replies: 132
Views: 19752

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Sep 11, 2021 9:59 pm   Subject: Re: Name This Part (engines, body, misc.)
Sliding door spacer shim? While up on a ladder cleaning out crud I found this shim thing in the the upper sliding door support for the slider, it was laying down loose in the channel. I have never eve ...
  Topic: Holey Cannoli
Alan Brase

Replies: 48
Views: 3680

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:00 am   Subject: Re: Holey Cannoli
you may want to reach out to dave cook and talk transmission longevity on these things.

his ate itself in short order, as did many others with a diseasel hammering thru one of those transmixers
U ...
 
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