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  Topic: Wolfsburg West Poptop Canvas opinions?
Cap10323

Replies: 21
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 3:26 pm   Subject: Re: Wolfsburg West Poptop Canvas opinions?


i have a friend in PA that knows him and someone that worked for him in the past. word on the street is there always was very little in stock... and they take your order and then in turn order it ...
  Topic: Wolfsburg West Poptop Canvas opinions?
Cap10323

Replies: 21
Views: 286

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 1:27 pm   Subject: Re: Wolfsburg West Poptop Canvas opinions?


I tried to order a canvas from BusDepot 3 times. And while it said it was in stock, they refunded my order and I never got it..

same here. i placed almost a 1k order with them about 4-5 months ...
  Topic: Wolfsburg West Poptop Canvas opinions?
Cap10323

Replies: 21
Views: 286

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:02 pm   Subject: Re: Wolfsburg West Poptop Canvas opinions?
i'll bet you bus depot doesn't have it in stock. in 20+ years of trying to buy anything from them they have had nothing i needed in stock....ever

I tried to order a canvas from BusDepot 3 times. An ...
  Topic: Crazy rear vent window seal
Cap10323

Replies: 9
Views: 280

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:24 am   Subject: Re: Crazy rear vent window seal
At least you tried. I ditched the smokers window so Icould back on the road. I might replace it at some point.

Mine has a rusted frame, and I certainly won't be messing with it when it comes time t ...
  Topic: Copper nuts (exhaust)
Cap10323

Replies: 23
Views: 902

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 10:22 am   Subject: Re: Copper nuts (exhaust)
Since I live in the rust belt. I always use the copper nuts, and then slather everything in the high temp nickel anti-seize.

I just replaced my exhaust manifold on my daily driver Subaru (rusted o ...
  Topic: best anti-theft measure for bus?
Cap10323

Replies: 45
Views: 1300

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:26 pm   Subject: Re: best anti-theft measure for bus?
Someone get ahold of Mark Rober and see what he can come up with. Based on how far he went after someone stole a package off of his porch (https://youtu.be/h4T_LlK1VE4) - im sure he could come up with ...
  Topic: Burglar Protection while sleeping
Cap10323

Replies: 77
Views: 2650

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:15 pm   Subject: Re: Burglar Protection while sleeping
My neighbors niece was a young, free-loving girl with a Bay Westy who traveled about in her 20's with her dog. She was found murdered at a rest stop. The trucker who murdered her was later found in ...
  Topic: Will this fuel injector fit?
Cap10323

Replies: 1
Views: 66

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:06 pm   Subject: Re: Will this fuel injector fit?
You have to transfer the rubber mounting ring onto the new injector(or buy a new one), and also install the circular bracket that bolts the injector to the intake manifold. (Both parts shown on right ...
  Topic: Burglar Protection while sleeping
Cap10323

Replies: 77
Views: 2650

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:51 pm   Subject: Re: Burglar Protection while sleeping
I think it basically boils down to the same thing as the "Best Anti-Theft Measure" thread.

It all depends on where you are located.

If you're located in an area with high levels of a ...
  Topic: The mystery of failing clutches
Cap10323

Replies: 52
Views: 1323

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:11 pm   Subject: Re: The mystery of failing clutches

A well made pressure plate will easily last 90,000 miles. Disks less. If the hub is good a new lining can be riveted on.

My family put 300K miles on a Mazda 323, and never replaced the clutch or ...
  Topic: best anti-theft measure for bus?
Cap10323

Replies: 45
Views: 1300

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:14 pm   Subject: Re: best anti-theft measure for bus?
pro tip from a state trooper friend of mine....

tell them you have a gun in the car. even a bare chassis with a S/N will get them looking for it.

so go buy a cheap gun, strip it to the chassis ...
  Topic: Don't want to salvage! Help!
Cap10323

Replies: 11
Views: 558

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:51 pm   Subject: Re: Don't want to salvage! Help!
Good for you but Shaun chose the wrong exhaust. What else is wrong?

Looks like the pea shooters were on there at the time of the fire. So it may not be the fault of the restorer!
  Topic: best anti-theft measure for bus?
Cap10323

Replies: 45
Views: 1300

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:49 pm   Subject: Re: best anti-theft measure for bus?
Somebody who had their Honda stolen told me the reason was that a single Honda key would fit several different cars.



This is true for most 90's Japanese cars. For example, Subarus from 92-00 ...
  Topic: best anti-theft measure for bus?
Cap10323

Replies: 45
Views: 1300

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:04 pm   Subject: Re: best anti-theft measure for bus?
I live in northern Ohio, where older Honda vehicles are a huge target. And there's practically nothing you can do short of locking the car in a building to prevent a determined thief from stealing one ...
  Topic: L-jet on a 2,4l motor possible?
Cap10323

Replies: 7
Views: 231

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:35 pm   Subject: Re: L-jet on a 2,4l motor possible?
you'll need to change the injectors to something that flows more fuel or it will plateau out at a lower RPM.

Yeah. Assuming you calculate the injector size based on engine size (there are online to ...
  Topic: 1972 Westy has a stuck drivers side rear drum
Cap10323

Replies: 13
Views: 270

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:23 pm   Subject: Re: 1972 Westy has a stuck drivers side rear drum
I tapped the hole down hole and used a bolt to push it off.


https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2102444.jpg

Great idea. I'll have to remember that going forward.
  Topic: Electronic ignition for fuel injection
Cap10323

Replies: 32
Views: 594

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 8:58 pm   Subject: Re: Electronic ignition for fuel injection
My Bus still has points, but the next time it's time for a new set. I plan to go with the Pertronix replacement.

I've heard great things about Pertronix from a myriad of people.
  Topic: Turn off Air Vents
Cap10323

Replies: 10
Views: 207

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:30 am   Subject: Re: Turn off Air Vents
I had this issue.

I just replaced the seals on my flaps with some self-adhesive weatherstripping I bought at home depot. And it worked great. Virtually zero leakage.
  Topic: Value of a panel van vs a camper?
Cap10323

Replies: 15
Views: 351

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:32 am   Subject: Re: Value of a panel van vs a camper?
I think Skills assessment is a good "real world" value.

But within collector circles the uncommon vehicles. (Panels, Pickups, etc) demand higher prices than they would to Joe Schmo.

...
  Topic: 1979 VW Bus Westfalia - First Restoration Project
Cap10323

Replies: 62
Views: 2232

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:28 pm   Subject: Re: 1979 VW Bus Westfalia - First Restoration Project
Oof. That's a drag.

I would go ahead and remove half of the manifold. You don't need to take off the whole thing, just the one side.

You can try to remove the stud via drilling or welding a nut ...
 
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