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  Topic: Type 4 rocker shaft shims
Amskeptic

Replies: 24
Views: 1699

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:29 pm   Subject: Re: Type 4 rocker shaft shims

Yes valves need to rotate, and the screws did that.

Since VW never used shims that I have seen, I am guessing they either lived with the differences between parts runs, or they tweaked the arms w ...
  Topic: Front Beam Replacement Questions
Amskeptic

Replies: 45
Views: 1312

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:04 am   Subject: Re: Front Beam Replacement Questions
Alright,
Ok.. All that said.



vwwestyman, I have modified all of my buses to include my own drain holes on each side of the pinchwelds where the laughable factory drain slots are sure to be clo ...
  Topic: 1.8 AW Code Type 4 bought to use as a spare...
Amskeptic

Replies: 16
Views: 473

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:09 am   Subject: Re: 1.8 AW Code Type 4 bought to use as a spare...
Thanks for the feedback so far. I believe I have determined I am dealing with a likely-stock 1.8 from a '74. Any other feedback on prep and things to deal with prior to installing would be great.

...
  Topic: Ran out of gas
Amskeptic

Replies: 36
Views: 990

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:02 pm   Subject: Re: Ran out of gas
For the first time ever in my life I ran out of gas. Embarassed Brick wall This happened while driving down a busy street to meet up with the fellas at the Lucky Lab. The 72 bus just died. Oh ya, Iím going ...
  Topic: Shifter Pops out of Cup
Amskeptic

Replies: 5
Views: 297

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:40 pm   Subject: Re: Shifter Pops out of Cup
Early Bay Shifter ...
Colin

https://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x133/73VW1800/Tech%202/003.jpg
  Topic: Con rod question
Amskeptic

Replies: 29
Views: 1114

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:24 am   Subject: Re: Con rod question
Great help, thank you guys!


Don't forget! Your new wrist pins must not fall through your fresh new connecting rod bushings like mine did yesterday! They are supposed to be a light press fit at ro ...
  Topic: Piston/cylinder damage ?
Amskeptic

Replies: 9
Views: 310

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:20 am   Subject: Re: Piston/cylinder damage ?
Hi all,

Looking for some advice on my pistons and cylinders. I need to know if theyre damaged and need to be replaced or if I could keep them. Iím very new to this, itís the first time Iíve remove ...
  Topic: Dakota Digital CHT gauge installed.
Amskeptic

Replies: 21
Views: 1190

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:03 am   Subject: Re: Dakota Digital CHT gauge installed.

A) maybe I'm over-reaching but ultimately, I'd like to just get this thing to sit at 375-380 * sustained on level ground @ 65 mph.
if I can hold 70 mph and stay at or under 390.

B) is there ...
  Topic: 2019 - Year In Review Stats
Amskeptic

Replies: 20
Views: 1119

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:58 pm   Subject: Re: 2019 - Year In Review Stats
Here we go once again!



1977 Basic Westfalia - 2.0L FI Type IV -
Miles driven: 19,373
Gallons of fuel consumed: 1,228
Overall MPG: 15.8
Number of Oil Changes: 6
Number of Valve Adjustments ...
  Topic: End Of The Year Update ...
Amskeptic

Replies: 4
Views: 457

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:51 pm   Subject: End Of The Year Update ...
It has been quite the year.

NaranjaWesty bought here at 41,843 miles in October of 2015 , now has 112,280 miles and is running well after my 17th Itinerant Air-Cooled lap:

https://i187.photobuc ...
  Topic: Checking In ...
Amskeptic

Replies: 10
Views: 530

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:50 am   Subject: Checking In ...
https://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x133/73VW1800/IAC%2019%2010/10%20DS%2010.jpg


https://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x133/73VW1800/IAC%2019%2010/10%20DS%2011.jpg
  Topic: What Kind Of Idiot ...
Amskeptic

Replies: 112
Views: 8300

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:08 pm   Subject: Re: What Kind Of Idiot ...
I have read all of the threads here to this point.
Posted on the Itinerant Air-Cooled site this morning.
Will be stepping back ...

A good friend has told me, "you will know who your friend ...
  Topic: What Kind Of Idiot ...
Amskeptic

Replies: 112
Views: 8300

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:29 am   Subject: What Kind Of Idiot ...
Yes, that was me in the video.

The question is:
What kind of idiot would throw a seventeen year career that he loves into mortal danger over an ice cream sandwich and two pieces of string cheese? ...
  Topic: Solution!!! found 10mm swivel foot adjusters for type 4 rock
Amskeptic

Replies: 265
Views: 28558

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:35 pm   Subject: Re: Solution!!! found 10mm swivel foot adjusters for type 4 rock
Exclamation Achtung Exclamation

'78+ North American buses usually have hydraulic lifters, which are not compatible with swivel-feet adjusting screws. The hydraulic lifters (happen to provide) constant contact (b ...
  Topic: hit a bump - engine starting rough
Amskeptic

Replies: 14
Views: 441

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:44 am   Subject: Re: hit a bump - engine starting rough
I have a dreaded single Weber progressive carb. The issue with this carb is that it runs rich and I cannot lean out the mixture.

You know what you need to do ...

Engine is flooding on hard right ...
  Topic: Points and condenser
Amskeptic

Replies: 14
Views: 540

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:37 am   Subject: Re: Points and condenser
I see there are two different points for my model. Will it matter which one?

There is a 01030 and 01011


Points that
a) fit in the provided pivot divot and allow your holddown screw to secure ...
  Topic: 1700, 1800, 2000 - What do you prefer? Why?
Amskeptic

Replies: 8
Views: 452

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:22 am   Subject: Re: 1700, 1800, 2000 - What do you prefer? Why?
...Does the later vanagon system have this ability?

Robbie

I don't know yet. There were several designs of the ECU and I think A/C compressor cycling affecting idle was an adjusted parameter. T ...
  Topic: Question Front Doors
Amskeptic

Replies: 1
Views: 140

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:01 pm   Subject: Re: Question Front Doors
I'm working on getting a 1968 bus that sit in upstate new york since 1987, back on the road. Over the last couple of years i picked up an extra set of doors, but I'm not going to need them for the bui ...
  Topic: Puzzling combination of Type IV issues - it runs this advanced?
Amskeptic

Replies: 82
Views: 3289

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:56 pm   Subject: Re: Puzzling combination of Type IV issues - it runs this advanced?
Just machine the step out and re-cc the heads. Also....carefully cc the dishes. Its been my experience that they vary a lot.

Saying the step makes an instant 5cc.....is also an issue. It depends on ...
  Topic: Puzzling combination of Type IV issues - it runs this advanced?
Amskeptic

Replies: 82
Views: 3289

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:52 pm   Subject: Re: Puzzling combination of Type IV issues - it runs this advanced?

This is my Dakota Beige 78' Westy that you helped me tune last year here in Marietta.
Should've listened to my gut and stayed stock. Damn.

I had a reputable aircooled machinist calculate my CR ...
 
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