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  Topic: Vans in the Snow
Destructo

Replies: 549
Views: 97960

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:24 pm   Subject: Re: Vans in the Snow
Might have jumped the gun on waking up the old boy! Western Mass poor man's fertilizer.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1893750.jpg
  Topic: engine removal - it was all going so well...
Destructo

Replies: 53
Views: 1989

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:56 pm   Subject: Re: engine removal - it was all going so well...
Tsk Tsk look at that workspace.
  Topic: The yet to be named 87 Syncro build (or TYTBN)
Destructo

Replies: 62
Views: 8570

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:21 am   Subject: Re: The yet to be named 87 Syncro build (or TYTBN)
Atadloco,

I would love to hear your "pros/cons" list of EJ25 vs Zetec drivability. Lot's of people have opinions, yet haven't had the chance to actually install and drive both. Your re ...
  Topic: Boondocking in Northampton MA 2/17. Suggestions?
Destructo

Replies: 14
Views: 416

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:27 pm   Subject: Re: Boondocking in Northampton MA 2/17. Suggestions?
I'm always down to get a van meet in town and for anyone to use the driveway as a hotel.

Northampton has lots to do for such a small town.
  Topic: Boondocking in Northampton MA 2/17. Suggestions?
Destructo

Replies: 14
Views: 416

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:57 am   Subject: Re: Boondocking in Northampton MA 2/17. Suggestions?
An evening with Gaelic Storm

I would be down to grab a pre-show beer if anyone is down. Dirty Truth is right around the corner.

http://iheg.com/calvin_theater_main.asp
  Topic: Boondocking in Northampton MA 2/17. Suggestions?
Destructo

Replies: 14
Views: 416

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:34 am   Subject: Re: Boondocking in Northampton MA 2/17. Suggestions?
I just realized if you're only here for one night there is a free parking lot right behind the Calvin for the courthouse. If you keep the top down nobody should bother you. Also, across from the Nor ...
  Topic: Boondocking in Northampton MA 2/17. Suggestions?
Destructo

Replies: 14
Views: 416

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:31 am   Subject: Re: Boondocking in Northampton MA 2/17. Suggestions?
I'm in Westhampton 7 miles up the road from Northampton. You're more than welcome to camp out in my driveway. Send me a private message and we can set it up.
  Topic: What's your van-plan for 2018?
Destructo

Replies: 74
Views: 4141

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:36 pm   Subject: Re: What's your van-plan for 2018?
1. Procrastinate on all the same projects I've planned for the last 8 years and keep fixing things when they break instead of preventative maintenance.

2. Tell myself throughout the year "I'd ...
  Topic: back-up lights not working '87 Westy
Destructo

Replies: 16
Views: 641

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:42 am   Subject: Re: back-up lights not working '87 Westy
Your transmission reverse switch probably bit the dust.

http://www.van-cafe.com/reverse-light-switch-c593
  Topic: 1985 VW Vanagon GL Westfalia restoration
Destructo

Replies: 32
Views: 2920

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:57 pm   Subject: Re: 1985 VW vanagon gl westfalia restoration
Hey so about those playboys.....

Not too shabby of a starter van. Before worrying about a complete transplant, why not go and check the compression and see if you can get the old lump running firs ...
  Topic: Worth saving?
Destructo

Replies: 23
Views: 816

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:31 am   Subject: Re: Worth saving?
Maybe I'm the weirdo, but I would totally try and get that thing running just for fun and to test my skills of bringing things back to life. If the body and frame is in good condition it might be wor ...
  Topic: Bostig - Throttle body bolts (self tappers) for Zetec engine
Destructo

Replies: 12
Views: 371

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:04 pm   Subject: Re: Bostig - Throttle body bolts (self tappers) for Zetec engine
The throttle body threads into a plastic intake manifold. The screws used where self tapping screws with a small taper at the end. I have a set at home, I'll snap a pic with a quarter next to it for ...
  Topic: Sanchius and Tuna ride again...
Destructo

Replies: 310
Views: 23155

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 8:37 am   Subject: Re: Sanchius and Tuna ride again...

Eddie, as an alternative to boring the wheels, you can have the front rotor/hub turned to allow the wheels to bolt on. This also gives it a true hub-centric surface for the wheels to slide onto.
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  Topic: Sanchius and Tuna ride again...
Destructo

Replies: 310
Views: 23155

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 8:18 am   Subject: Re: Sanchius and Tuna ride again...
If you don't have the tires mounted, then I recommend taking them to a machinist to be bored out.

Since I already have the tires mounted, I am boring them out myself. For my old syncro, only a ...
  Topic: Sanchius and Tuna ride again...
Destructo

Replies: 310
Views: 23155

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 30, 2017 8:49 am   Subject: Re: Sanchius and Tuna ride again...
https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4173/34279536742_80608aa4c6_b_d.jpg

Sanchius, I have the same wheels for my ride as well. I haven't gotten around to installing them, but I know I'm going to have to ...
  Topic: Syncro Solstice 7: May 19-22, 2017
Destructo

Replies: 81
Views: 6664

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 18, 2017 11:46 am   Subject: Re: Syncro Solstice 7: May 19-22, 2017
Had a little issue on the way to Victor CO today. CV went bad climbing to Victor Pass. Replaced it on a pull out since I did not think we'd make it to town before it blew. New CV works fine. Very Happy

h ...
  Topic: Clutch Slave Cylinder needed in Vegas - Found
Destructo

Replies: 5
Views: 408

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:51 am   Subject: Re: Clutch Slave Cylinder needed in Vegas
SSWesty, be sure to check your hydraulic line from the master to the slave. I had a similar issue and thought it was the slave but found out that the hydraulic line had rusted a tiny hole in it and w ...
  Topic: You know you've spent too much time working on your van when...
Destructo

Replies: 44
Views: 2055

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:23 am   Subject: Re: You know you've spent too much time working on your van when...
...when you start a post like this and it goes like wild fire because we can't stop talking about ours and others vanagons.
  Topic: Blew another ignition switch
Destructo

Replies: 15
Views: 761

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:37 am   Subject: Re: Blew another ignition switch
Once I figured out why I had gone through 6 of them over the past three years, I tested all of my "fried" ones. Because you know, I own a Vanagon and seem to hoard old parts even if they're ...
  Topic: Blew another ignition switch
Destructo

Replies: 15
Views: 761

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:21 am   Subject: Re: Blew another ignition switch
Nope, these switches are all built to fail. If you look at the part where the tumbler engages the switch, it's made of cheap soft plastic. It only takes one strong turn of the key to deform the plas ...
 
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