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  Topic: Overall dimensions-moving trailer
Bohdan

Replies: 5
Views: 254

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 5:59 am   Subject: Re: Overall dimensions-moving trailer
Greetings. I haul my car in an enclosed trailer. Mine is 8.5 x 16. Granted I could be a bit shorter, but I think you will have challenges on putting it in their enclosed trailer. Good luck
  Topic: 7 headlight
Bohdan

Replies: 4
Views: 432

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:28 am   Subject: 7 headlight
Looking to change my headlights to something else. Led or halogen. Is the Thing headlight seven inch? Would rewriting be required? Mighty obliged [/s]
  Topic: Spring Washer on Fan
Bohdan

Replies: 12
Views: 1097

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:32 am   Subject: Re: Spring Washer on Fan
Oh my goodness. I don't know why my nut loosens itself on the fan. I think I put enough muscle into it that nothing would be able to budge. (albeit, I didn't use a torque wrench). Has anybody had th ...
  Topic: Shimmy when braking
Bohdan

Replies: 9
Views: 418

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:29 pm   Subject: Re: Shimmy when braking
Yes, I have a new steering dampener and tie rods. No loose play in the box. The 1/2" I heard that is suppose to be there. The tires, shock absorbers ,ball joints are still not changed. When I w ...
  Topic: Shimmy when braking
Bohdan

Replies: 9
Views: 418

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:38 am   Subject: Re: Shimmy when braking
Thanks and I thought about that. However, the puzzling thing is that I can go regular speed with perfect harmony at 55, but if I tap the brakes at 45 mph for a second and after I release the brakes, ...
  Topic: Shimmy when braking
Bohdan

Replies: 9
Views: 418

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:35 pm   Subject: Shimmy when braking
Gents, I have an issue. When I apply the brakes, I get a shimmy. Only at about 45 mph. When that happens, I have to slow to 35 mph to stop the shimmy. I can get it to 55 mph no problem. New tie rods, ...
  Topic: Shock absorbers
Bohdan

Replies: 7
Views: 560

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:07 am   Subject: Re: Shock absorbers
Thanks guys. That is a good idea. It would need to be done anyhow. THnaks again. Cheers
  Topic: Shock absorbers
Bohdan

Replies: 7
Views: 560

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 6:51 am   Subject: Re: Shock absorbers
New tie rods on both sides. Tires are okay from observation. Appears ball joints are okay. Put in a new steering damper too. Apparently, happens just sporadically. Not over a bump or anything. Seems ...
  Topic: Shock absorbers
Bohdan

Replies: 7
Views: 560

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:08 pm   Subject: Shock absorbers
Hey gents, is it possible that bad shocks can make the front shimmy? Not every time, at 40 mph , I will get a severe shimmy. It's not every time. Possible that by chance at a certain frequency that ...
  Topic: Spring Washer on Fan
Bohdan

Replies: 12
Views: 1097

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:55 pm   Subject: Re: Spring Washer on Fan
Thanks gents. I have elected to go opposite. Even though some literature that I. Saw from some diagram should the other way.
  Topic: Spring Washer on Fan
Bohdan

Replies: 12
Views: 1097

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:17 pm   Subject: Spring Washer on Fan
Gents, I have a dilemma and I couldn't get a definitive answer so here it goes.

The washer that goes on the fan is labeled as a "spring washer". This is between the fan and the nut tha ...
  Topic: For all you tie rod end experts out there.....
Bohdan

Replies: 8
Views: 802

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:46 am   Subject: Re: For all you tie rod end experts out there.....
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1573400.jpg

I rented this from Auto-Zone because I didn't have too many options. Thought it would be a whole day ordeal. Took about three minutes when the bo ...
  Topic: For all you tie rod end experts out there.....
Bohdan

Replies: 8
Views: 802

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:42 am   Subject: Re: For all you tie rod end experts out there.....
Thanks guys. can I heat it with a propane torch do you think? I think the ball joint separator would have worked great.. until I cut I of the knuckle.
  Topic: For all you tie rod end experts out there.....
Bohdan

Replies: 8
Views: 802

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:33 am   Subject: For all you tie rod end experts out there.....
Okay, if I had to do this over, I probably would not have done this. Any ideas on the removal of this beast? I thought I could grind off the tie rod end and pop the bolt out............ yeah right? M ...
  Topic: Woodruff Key
Bohdan

Replies: 0
Views: 113

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:38 am   Subject: Woodruff Key
gents, is the woodruff key the same for all the components? I am thinking the pulley's mostly.

My alternator pulled came real loose and further investigation, it appears that there was lot of play ...
  Topic: Is it possible? Replace manifold boot in place?
Bohdan

Replies: 10
Views: 506

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 5:38 am   Subject: Re: Is it possible? Replace manifold boot in place?
Thanks. I was able to successfully remove the left intake manifold. I had to only loosen the heater riser pipe. In the meantime the manifold cracked and the piece holding to the block broke off. Than ...
  Topic: Is it possible? Replace manifold boot in place?
Bohdan

Replies: 10
Views: 506

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:51 am   Subject: Re: Is it possible? Replace manifold boot in place?
Mighty obliged guys. I guess a weekend project. Cheers
  Topic: Is it possible? Replace manifold boot in place?
Bohdan

Replies: 10
Views: 506

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:07 pm   Subject: Re: Is it possible? Replace manifold boot in place?
Thanks guys. Do I have to take some metal out too? Cheers
  Topic: Is it possible? Replace manifold boot in place?
Bohdan

Replies: 10
Views: 506

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:09 am   Subject: Is it possible? Replace manifold boot in place?
I have a bad boot on the intake manifold. Last time I replaced these, I took the engine out. Since the one I need to replace is on the left, ( little more room without the carburetor in the way), do y ...
  Topic: another exhaust question
Bohdan

Replies: 6
Views: 753

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:51 am   Subject: Re: another exhaust question
I would agree with yarkle. Five is about right. I have the ceramic coated Tri-Mil and love it. It is on a show car. ...On the trailer....off the trailer........
 
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