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  Topic: Running again: A Repair Ramble...
Daverham

Replies: 17
Views: 909

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:21 am   Subject: Re: Running again: A Repair Ramble...
Over a month later and she's still running like a top. It was definitely those loose wires inside the AFM plug.
  Topic: Fixing Up My Bus - 1978 Kombi!
Daverham

Replies: 125
Views: 33363

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:17 am   Subject: Re: Fixing Up My Bus - 1978 Kombi!
Some mountain biking and lunch in the Chuckanuts. That is all. Happy bussing, everybody.

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  Topic: Type 4 engine seal replacement
Daverham

Replies: 12
Views: 630

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:44 am   Subject: Re: Type 4 engine seal replacement
Just tuck it right in!
  Topic: Home-Made 2-inch Hitch Receiver for Late Bay
Daverham

Replies: 19
Views: 2502

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:09 pm   Subject: Re: Home-Made 2-inch Hitch Receiver for Late Bay
Great! Thanks for sharing the link. If that was an option when I did mine, I would have just ordered one up! Oh well, there's pride in doing it yourself, right?

I see his ad was placed December of ...
  Topic: Bays and murals
Daverham

Replies: 152
Views: 20853

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2021 12:49 pm   Subject: Re: Bays and murals
Cool pics. There's a great mural in my town... I'll have to swing by for a photo op.

I noticed your hitch rack. Well done! There aren't many of us Bay Windoy guys with hitch receivers. I made mysel ...
  Topic: Add me to the list of bucking, hesitation, now no start
Daverham

Replies: 64
Views: 2904

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:22 am   Subject: Re: Add me to the list of bucking, hesitation, now no start
Sounds kinda like what I just went through. Turns out it was 3 of the wires on the AFM plug. The plug was on the AFM nice and tight, but look at the wire terminals inside the plug. Some of them had be ...
  Topic: Fixing Up My Bus - 1978 Kombi!
Daverham

Replies: 125
Views: 33363

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:51 pm   Subject: Re: Fixing Up My Bus - 1978 Kombi!
Status report: After a couple months sitting idle due to a mystery problem (now solved), she's back on the road and I couldn't be happier. Had waffles in the bus with my kid for breakfast this morning ...
  Topic: Running again: A Repair Ramble...
Daverham

Replies: 17
Views: 909

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:54 am   Subject: Re: Running again: A Repair Ramble...
Two days and two short pleasure cruises later, she's still running like a champ. I'm going to change the oil and put new plugs in there (both are a bit overdue) - and see if I can avoid messing it up ...
  Topic: Engine Electrical Wire Identification (FI)
Daverham

Replies: 4
Views: 315

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:14 pm   Subject: Re: Engine Electrical Wire Identification (FI)
OK, since I just got some help, it's time to give back before I disappear again. I can knock off a couple of the easy ones.


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For this one (ab ...
  Topic: Running again: A Repair Ramble...
Daverham

Replies: 17
Views: 909

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:07 pm   Subject: Re: Running again: A Repair Ramble...
Oh and - by the way- this is what all my 4mm vacuum line connectors looked like after I pulled them off.

At first glance, they all looked pretty decent. The cloth wrap was hiding the fact that they ...
  Topic: Running again: A Repair Ramble...
Daverham

Replies: 17
Views: 909

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2021 12:52 pm   Subject: Re: Running again: A Repair Ramble...
we have also had the HALL wires inside the Distributor chaff touch and short intermittently on hard turns in one direction. (if yours is so equipped).

I did notice, while looking closely at everyth ...
  Topic: Running again: A Repair Ramble...
Daverham

Replies: 17
Views: 909

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2021 7:38 pm   Subject: Re: Running again: A Repair Ramble...
First, let me tell you how much I appreciate y'all taking the time to read all that and think about it and comment.

To answer your questions, I just replaced TS2 (parts-cannon style) yesterday. Th ...
  Topic: Running again: A Repair Ramble...
Daverham

Replies: 17
Views: 909

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:27 pm   Subject: Re: Running again: A Repair Ramble...
Well, here's a "fun" little update. The spark plug wires that I ordered arrived today, so I popped them on. One at a time. Nice and snug. I went to fire her up and... back to that same stumb ...
  Topic: Running again: A Repair Ramble...
Daverham

Replies: 17
Views: 909

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:40 pm   Subject: Running again: A Repair Ramble...
Back in at the end of March, my dear sweet bus left me stranded a few miles from home. Unfortunately, I live UPHILL from that location and I don't have a tow-bar. So I had her brought home on a flatbe ...
  Topic: Converting to Power Windows
Daverham

Replies: 28
Views: 1140

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:49 pm   Subject: Re: Converting to Power Windows
I have to clear up one thing that I'm feeling slightly guilty about...

So I grabbed one of those NOS window regulators that was suggested by Airschooled (thank you for that!), from Seriel-Kombi.com ...
  Topic: Thermostat repair actually worked
Daverham

Replies: 38
Views: 1215

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:52 am   Subject: Re: Thermostat repair actually worked
You need to find a "compounding pharmacy" for such things (that's a pharmacy where they can actually MAKE some of the drugs they sell on site). They have all kinds of chemicals that other pl ...
  Topic: Lower Vent/Wing Window Mounting Tab
Daverham

Replies: 6
Views: 225

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:35 pm   Subject: Re: Lower Vent/Wing Window Mounting Tab
I just took the whole assembly out. It looked like it would a very bothersome job (with all the rubber and trim, etc), but it was actually pretty straight forward. Read Bentley, watch a vid on YouTUbe ...
  Topic: Lower Vent/Wing Window Mounting Tab
Daverham

Replies: 6
Views: 225

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:16 pm   Subject: Re: Lower Vent/Wing Window Mounting Tab
Thank you for taking the time to help.

So... I forgot that I bought this little endoscope last year. Duh!

I poked it in there and I can definitely see where two rivets or screws appear to have b ...
  Topic: Lower Vent/Wing Window Mounting Tab
Daverham

Replies: 6
Views: 225

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:49 pm   Subject: Re: Lower Vent/Wing Window Mounting Tab
I can never get a good look at the rear edge of this thing...

See updated photo, below - there are two small holes here (red circles). I thought maybe a couple rivets broke off while I was pushing ...
  Topic: Converting to Power Windows
Daverham

Replies: 28
Views: 1140

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:34 pm   Subject: Re: Converting to Power Windows
I'm enjoying your post and following your install thread. Thanks for taking on this modification project and sharing with us. I'm curious if you looked at kits such as this and ruled them out or just ...
 
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