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  Topic: Sad news.
Bob D.

Replies: 26
Views: 3508

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:25 pm   Subject: Sad news.
Great pics! Looks to me like you have the right attitude about prom and had some fun. Smile Now get that bus running again, it looks way too nice to be relegated to prop status. Wink
  Topic: Where to find S&S Headers
Bob D.

Replies: 6
Views: 855

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 3:34 pm   Subject: Where to find S&S Headers
I can't get the applicable section of the S & S website to work. What online retailer carries the 75-78 system?
  Topic: How far to go in accident repair
Bob D.

Replies: 14
Views: 1144

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 6:57 pm   Subject: How far to go in accident repair
I will go out on a limb and say that the $7,000 investment may not be as crazy as it sounds, because the days of cheap and plentiful bay buses are fading away faster than many of us realize.

Espe ...
  Topic: 914 2.0L & 091 Trans into 72 Bus?
Bob D.

Replies: 34
Views: 2841

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:04 am   Subject: 914 2.0L & 091 Trans into 72 Bus?
Put some Marvel Mystery Oil in the chambers, rotate the engine without the plugs by hand.

I am no expert, but just want to second this advice. A couple times over the years I had excellent resu ...
  Topic: Nascar trip
Bob D.

Replies: 5
Views: 499

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:40 pm   Subject: Nascar trip
The Monster Mile! Wink Glad you enjoyed the trip and your bus performed well. I'd love to make a similar trip someday.
  Topic: What wax do you use for your Bus?
Bob D.

Replies: 44
Views: 4662

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 9:51 am   Subject: What wax do you use for your Bus?
Razz Laughing Laughing Razz Yeah, the marketing verbiage is a bit over the top, isn't it!
  Topic: What wax do you use for your Bus?
Bob D.

Replies: 44
Views: 4662

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 7:56 am   Subject: What wax do you use for your Bus?
Zymol blue...the best wax I've ever used on any car

There is nothing wrong with it and I'm glad you like it. I just advised folks to note the distinction between this wax and all other zymol waxes ...
  Topic: What wax do you use for your Bus?
Bob D.

Replies: 44
Views: 4662

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:56 pm   Subject: What wax do you use for your Bus?
I am a recovering obsessive wax freak, Razz and IMHO there is nothing better than zymol. This is also the stuff I always used when detailing and reselling cars.

There is a big difference, howeve ...
  Topic: Surging Monster - 79 FI Bus
Bob D.

Replies: 13
Views: 1467

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 10:06 pm   Subject: Surging Monster - 79 FI Bus
Have you tried these three documents for overview and troubleshooting info?

http://www.type2.com/library/fuel/jetronic.htm

http://homepage.mac.com/ratwell/mirror/potts/index.html

http://www.t ...
  Topic: Looking to buy: is this the one?
Bob D.

Replies: 26
Views: 2189

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 9:39 pm   Subject: Looking to buy: is this the one?
I don't understand why you would limit your search to someplace nearby, when the pickings are so slim around here. Why not spend just a little bit more time and $, and broaden your search to include ...
  Topic: Testing FI Fuel Pressure FAQ
Bob D.

Replies: 44
Views: 34452

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed May 31, 2006 5:42 pm   Subject: Testing FI Fuel Pressure FAQ
...he has in fact broken everything he has attempted to fix. there is nothing i can do about this. if i were to supply him with a fuel gauge i would tell him to put it on his desk and admire it, that ...
  Topic: minimizing shift linkage slop
Bob D.

Replies: 15
Views: 2352

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue May 30, 2006 8:28 am   Subject: minimizing shift linkage slop
Just have to underscore Colin's comment above re shifter feel. The shifter when it is right is amazingly light, crisp and just plain enjoyable to shift. So, IMHO it is really worth the hassle to get ...
  Topic: 75-78 left rear support brackets
Bob D.

Replies: 21
Views: 4028

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun May 21, 2006 6:50 pm   Subject: 75-78 left rear support brackets
Karl, sent you a PM. Wink
  Topic: 75-78 left rear support brackets
Bob D.

Replies: 21
Views: 4028

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun May 21, 2006 2:19 pm   Subject: 75-78 left rear support brackets
I think any effort to make quality reproductions of NLA, hard to find or failure-prone parts for our buses is wonderful and should be supported. Count me in for one also.

As far as pricing, any ...
  Topic: ignition key hard to turn - pending problem?
Bob D.

Replies: 12
Views: 1480

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 8:41 pm   Subject: ignition key hard to turn - pending problem?


My keyring has ONE key, the key that fits my keyswitch and all my doors, the engine compartment key is in my glovebox

Step, if you want to go one better on your key set-up, send your engine c ...
  Topic: How to SELL a bus... advice, stories, etc.
Bob D.

Replies: 34
Views: 3370

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 4:37 pm   Subject: How to SELL a bus... advice, stories, etc.
So get out there and wax those door posts behind the hinges and the underside of the deck lid.
Colin Very Happy

Been there, done that! As tools are to Colin, waxes are to Bob D.! : ...
  Topic: How to SELL a bus... advice, stories, etc.
Bob D.

Replies: 34
Views: 3370

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 7:21 am   Subject: How to SELL a bus... advice, stories, etc.
For many years I bought specific models of older BMWs, Porsches and VWs, fixed basic stuff, then "flipped" them at a profit. A couple of summers during college I even supported myself this ...
  Topic: 71 that I picked up this weekend.
Bob D.

Replies: 24
Views: 1970

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri May 19, 2006 8:12 am   Subject: 71 that I picked up this weekend.
BIGTSV, a huge tip of the hat to you for saving this bus! Very, very cool. Cool Nice work and the best of luck fixing her up.
  Topic: Interior fan options - getting ready for summer
Bob D.

Replies: 12
Views: 2313

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 7:30 am   Subject: Interior fan options - getting ready for summer
The ambulance fans generate LOTS of air and they install easily and integrate perfectly--you can't even tell they are present. The dashboard vents generate an air stream that is kind of narrow--you w ...
  Topic: Tent trailer furnace into a Westy?
Bob D.

Replies: 20
Views: 9288

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 7:22 am   Subject: Tent trailer furnace into a Westy?
Any kind of propane heater is a good idea, in my opinion, as long as it is externally vented. Particularly in full Westys that already have the propane tank, it seems like a no-brainer solution if yo ...
 
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