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  Topic: Grand Canyon or Bust!!!!
Andy70Bus

Replies: 25
Views: 1002

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:02 pm   Subject: Re: Grand Canyon or Bust!!!!
Hey folks,

Thanks for all the encouragement!! I'll plan on posting updates to this as I go, but I do not own a smart phone so it'll be limited to whenever we find Wi-Fi Razz

SGKent - Yep, bringi ...
  Topic: Grand Canyon or Bust!!!!
Andy70Bus

Replies: 25
Views: 1002

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:09 pm   Subject: Re: Grand Canyon or Bust!!!!
My Bus:


https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1535047.jpg

Note: I am not dragging the trailer with me across country, it just happens to be in this picture Razz

- Andy
  Topic: Type 1 engine compartment seal replacement
Andy70Bus

Replies: 2
Views: 192

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:39 pm   Subject: Re: Type 1 engine compartment seal replacement
Hehe I got 'er done with the engine in place, but it was a pain. I loosened the engine tin across the back and used silicone lube to slide it through - about 1/4 inch at a time... Took about 2 hours ...
  Topic: Grand Canyon or Bust!!!!
Andy70Bus

Replies: 25
Views: 1002

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:22 pm   Subject: Re: Grand Canyon or Bust!!!!
SGKent -

It's a 1970 Westy with a 1915cc upright engine. The engine was built by Adrian Audirac and his crew at Headflow Masters in CA and only has about 2000 miles on it.

- Andy
  Topic: Grand Canyon or Bust!!!!
Andy70Bus

Replies: 25
Views: 1002

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:25 am   Subject: Grand Canyon or Bust!!!!
Hey everybody,

Well, it's finally here - the countdown to a "bucket list" trip Smile I've owned my Bus for 25 years, and always said I wanted to take it to the Grand Canyon, and it's finall ...
  Topic: Type 1 engine compartment seal replacement
Andy70Bus

Replies: 2
Views: 192

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 6:00 am   Subject: Type 1 engine compartment seal replacement
Hey folks,

I did a search on this topic and all I find are discussions for the foam seal on a Type 4.

For a T1-style (upright) 1970 Bus, can the rubber seal forward of the engine (between engine ...
  Topic: Oil leak up high on upright engine?
Andy70Bus

Replies: 14
Views: 693

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:48 am   Subject: Re: Oil leak up high on upright engine? - UPDATE
Hi folks,

Sorry I did not follow this up sooner, I "had" to go camping in the mountains for a few weeks so couldn't work on the bus Razz

I went back to solid valve covers and re-oriented ...
  Topic: Oil leak up high on upright engine?
Andy70Bus

Replies: 14
Views: 693

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:13 pm   Subject: Re: Oil leak up high on upright engine? -Update
I got the bus out for a run today with the 3/4 breather hose clamped. I brought it up to temp slowly at 55 mph or slower and some good hills. Checking repeatedly, I saw no oil leakage at all up to t ...
  Topic: Oil leak up high on upright engine?
Andy70Bus

Replies: 14
Views: 693

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:54 am   Subject: Re: Oil leak up high on upright engine?
Hi busdaddy, that thread you linked is the one that leads me to plan to try just clamping the breather hose between 3/4 and the breather box to try and stop the mess. If it works, then I know where a ...
  Topic: Oil leak up high on upright engine?
Andy70Bus

Replies: 14
Views: 693

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:24 am   Subject: Re: Oil leak up high on upright engine?
Hey all, thanks for the replies.

I pray that I don't need piston/ring work since this is new build with less than 2100 miles on it. It is a 1915cc with oversized valves, hydraulic lifters, progr ...
  Topic: Oil leak up high on upright engine?
Andy70Bus

Replies: 14
Views: 693

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 3:23 pm   Subject: Re: Oil leak up high on upright engine? - Update
Hey all,

Thanks for the feedback on this thread. After reading a lot more threads on this forum, I decided to update this one instead of starting a new one or piggybacking on someone else's.

Th ...
  Topic: Stock Headliner?
Andy70Bus

Replies: 36
Views: 3753

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat May 14, 2016 6:42 pm   Subject: Re: Stock Headliner?
Thanks for those pics, Notchboy - they are better than what I'd seen and at least give me some idea Smile

- Andy
  Topic: Stock Headliner?
Andy70Bus

Replies: 36
Views: 3753

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu May 12, 2016 12:04 pm   Subject: Re: Stock Headliner?
Hi folks,

Since this discussion was already here, I decided to add to it rather than start a separate thread.

Speaking of headliners, I have a 1970 Westy. I believe that the original headliners ...
  Topic: Oil leak up high on upright engine?
Andy70Bus

Replies: 14
Views: 693

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:32 pm   Subject: Oil leak up high on upright engine?
Hey folks, I have a '70 bus with upright engine, newer dual port with doghouse cooler, alternator, and a Weber progressive carb.

I am seeing oil seeping down the alternator stand from above the ang ...
  Topic: Saggy butt measurement for rear torsion bars 70' bus
Andy70Bus

Replies: 29
Views: 3333

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:24 pm   Subject: Re: Saggy butt measurement for rear torsion bars 70' bus
Hey folks,

Resurrecting this old thread. My '70 Westy was also real saggy in the rear. I did all the reading in advance and then took a "best guess". I had an uneven ride height in the ...
  Topic: 1970 Fuse Box Conversions
Andy70Bus

Replies: 15
Views: 8568

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 7:21 am   Subject: Male spade connector ID/nomenclature
Hey all -

I am planning to go the route that Bulli Klinik describes above, using the same Blue Sea fuse blocks.

In his third picture down, he shows how he configured the fuse block jumpers AND ...
  Topic: Speedometer reset
Andy70Bus

Replies: 138
Views: 87370

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:53 pm   Subject: A new wrinkle on the speedometer thread ...
Hey folks,

I have a 1970 Bus and it has the original speedo in it. I found this thread and the other big one and after reading them through, decided to try and fix mine.

Background: Recently, ...
  Topic: Ignition Lock Cylinder will not come out
Andy70Bus

Replies: 4
Views: 235

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:27 pm   Subject: Update!
Hey folks -

Once again, thanks for your speedy and helpful replies!!!

I found the other little hole (there was no cap on it), pushed in a wire, and the lock cylinder popped right out. Woot!

...
  Topic: Ignition Lock Cylinder will not come out
Andy70Bus

Replies: 4
Views: 235

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:25 am   Subject: Ignition Lock Cylinder will not come out
Hi folks,

I've read the posts I can find on here re: replacing or re-keying the ignition lock cylinder on my 1970 Bus, but none of them quite answered my problem:

Last night when I returned to m ...
  Topic: The Tire Sticky FAQ
Andy70Bus

Replies: 3561
Views: 609640

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:33 am   Subject: BFG T/A KO 195/75R14
Hey folks,

To follow up on my post earlier:

I went ahead and got myself a set of the BFGoodrich T/A KO's in 195/75R14 size. We just had a local Mavis Tire shop open, so I got them to price-matc ...
 
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