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  Topic: 1970 Solex 30 Pict 3 issues/ one thing leads to another
Dana Champion

Replies: 219
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:23 pm   Subject: Re: 1970 Solex 30 Pict 3 issues/ one thing leads to another
Been a while.

My Westfalia turns 50 today !

June 4 1970

Had to give a shout out.

Peace everybody

Very Happy
Dana
  Topic: So long and thanks for the fish!
Dana Champion

Replies: 11
Views: 554

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun May 10, 2020 2:55 pm   Subject: Re: So long and thanks for the fish!
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2037755.jpg

Aerosurfer,

I myself havn't been that active here, due to life's circumstances

Now that you've sold your Vdub, you might look at something ...
  Topic: Vanagon Seat Loan in Ventura County?
Dana Champion

Replies: 3
Views: 200

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:39 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagon Seat Loan in Ventura County?
I have a '70 poptop campmobile, as well as a late Vanagon Westfalia poptop.

Im not positive, but I believe they changed the rails on the later bus, maybe '76.

The Vanagon Westfalia seat base is ...
  Topic: Mice are ruining my life - Please help!
Dana Champion

Replies: 57
Views: 3186

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:26 pm   Subject: Re: Mice are ruining my life - Please help!
I started a thread myself about rats.

I have recently caught 12 mice, yes 12 in a Victor electronic rat zapper.

They cost about $45, and work well.

You can use peanut butter in the bait door ...
  Topic: Go Westy LED dash lites vs. Superbrightleds / Stock
Dana Champion

Replies: 14
Views: 740

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:33 pm   Subject: Re: Go Westy LED dash lites vs. Superbrightleds , and Stock
Here's the Superbrightled, in the speedo, with the GoWesty LED in the tach.
Superbrightled is brand new. GoWesty led is several years old. Not sure if the light changes after use.

https://www.the ...
  Topic: Just bought a 1970 T2 - Need some help
Dana Champion

Replies: 6
Views: 129

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:17 pm   Subject: Re: Just bought a 1970 T2 - Need some help
Welcome, and and congrats on your score!

You may have luck pulling the sliding door handle to get a new key made. If the locks still use one key.
  Topic: Go Westy LED dash lites vs. Superbrightleds / Stock
Dana Champion

Replies: 14
Views: 740

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:53 pm   Subject: Go Westy LED dash lites vs. Superbrightleds / Stock
Hi all,
I have the GoWesty blue LED dash lites in my '88 Westy. Had them for several years now. The two up top for the tach, and for the speedo come on, go off, get dim. Rather frustrating.

The li ...
  Topic: coolant overflow tank empty
Dana Champion

Replies: 5
Views: 224

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 10:19 am   Subject: Re: coolant overflow tank empty
The overflow tank is non pressurized. There are fill marks on the tank. Fill it with your coolant mix, or distilled water. Drive it, and check the tank.
Very Happy
  Topic: First Spring Drive and now a brake problem
Dana Champion

Replies: 3
Views: 104

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 10:31 am   Subject: Re: First Spring Drive and now a brake problem
Have you checked you're power assisted brake hoses for leaks ?
  Topic: What years are BEST to buy, what years to AVOID? (common issues)
Dana Champion

Replies: 12
Views: 820

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:17 pm   Subject: Re: What years are BEST to buy, what years to AVOID? (common issues)
I've had type 2s for years. I currently have a '70, and an '88 auto, both Westfalias.

I had planned on getting a EVC. I prefer the Vanagon lower bed ; Nice and flat.

I like the '01-03. Drove o ...
  Topic: Thoughts on these lights?
Dana Champion

Replies: 18
Views: 1199

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:41 pm   Subject: Re: Thoughts on these lights?
Those taillights look kinda cool in the picture.

If you go to their website, they have oem Hellas. Looks like they're on sale.

Overseas shipping ads a little.

Can't go wrong there, hopefull ...
  Topic: If the Westy did not exist, what would you buy?
Dana Champion

Replies: 248
Views: 55747

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:43 am   Subject: Re: If the Westy did not exist, what would you buy?
Maybe one of these:
https://pleasureway.com/tofino/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIt7fnitbu3gIVWFcBCh1UtwouEAEYASAAEgL4WfD_BwE

Pretty cool !

[youtube]https://youtu.be/w5qGbbk922o[/youtube]
  Topic: If the Westy did not exist, what would you buy?
Dana Champion

Replies: 248
Views: 55747

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:05 pm   Subject: Re: If the Westy did not exist, what would you buy?
Just found this. Looks pretty cool.


[youtube]https://youtu.be/wykfla-Bmz4[/youtube]
  Topic: Rear heater core leak -OMG! Something to fix!!
Dana Champion

Replies: 2
Views: 162

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:05 am   Subject: Re: Rear heater core leak -OMG! Something to fix!!
I had the same situation several years ago.

Having had aircooled busses for years, the thought of blocking it off was NOT even a thought! Love that heat when you want it.

Merry Christmas !
  Topic: Cool Bus Pics
Dana Champion

Replies: 5191
Views: 179930

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:20 pm   Subject: Re: Cool Bus Pics
Getting a little sideways !


https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1850736.jpg
  Topic: What TIRES fit? The ultimate tire thread!
Dana Champion

Replies: 880
Views: 283240

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:01 pm   Subject: Re: What TIRES fit? The ultimate tire thread!
That Nokian looks good. Great price too. The 65 is a little taller, and might need a higher load rating because of the taller sidewall. ? it's not much taller. I think I'm going to stay with 60's.
My ...
  Topic: What TIRES fit? The ultimate tire thread!
Dana Champion

Replies: 880
Views: 283240

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:56 am   Subject: Re: What TIRES fit? The ultimate tire thread!
Considering running Sumitomo HTR A/S PO2 215 60 16 with a load rating of 99, on my '88 2.1 auto Westfalia, with (existing) 16" GoWesty Mercedes style wheels.

Anyone running these ? Thoughts ...
  Topic: 1970 Bus Wiring
Dana Champion

Replies: 3
Views: 208

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:10 am   Subject: Re: 1970 Bus Wiring
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The blue wire with red stripes on my '70 goes to the interior light switch far left, in dash. Controls the passenger compartment light.
:i ...
  Topic: Badge or not?
Dana Champion

Replies: 6
Views: 800

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:10 am   Subject: Re: Badge or not?
1988 US models were introduced with the small round vw logo above the latch on the hatch. Same year the fiberglass bumpers were put on GL's, Carats.

VW Logo
  Topic: Switching to no-sealed headlights
Dana Champion

Replies: 12
Views: 432

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:53 pm   Subject: Re: Switching to no-sealed headlights
Hella H4's ! My choice for 7" round headlights. And they're German ! I have them on my '70.

Idea
 
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