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  Topic: how long has your gas water heater lasted?
Erik G

Replies: 20
Views: 380

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Yesterday 2:03 pm   Subject: Re: how long has your gas water heater lasted?
I just replaced a cheepo 1985 water heater last year. I bet the new Rheem doesn't last 10 years
  Topic: Cross Country in a 66 Square
Erik G

Replies: 134
Views: 8261

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2022 7:21 pm   Subject: Re: Cross Country in a 66 Square
How is this going?
  Topic: Why does my universal case have one 8mm and one 10mm?
Erik G

Replies: 20
Views: 831

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2022 1:13 pm   Subject: Re: Why does my universal case have one 8mm and one 10mm?
Do people really use their dipsticks? If I were burning or leaking oil or lost oil pressure I'd know before having to pull the stick. Just curious..

Laughing

I'm guessing you don't know much abou ...
  Topic: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
Erik G

Replies: 53275
Views: 5540749

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2022 12:54 pm   Subject: Re: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
more brazillian junk https://offerup.com/item/detail/1339301928?

auction? liscense? salvage? Would like to know that story but not enough to ask LOL

Depending on the state/auction some auto auct ...
  Topic: Why does my universal case have one 8mm and one 10mm?
Erik G

Replies: 20
Views: 831

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2022 12:37 pm   Subject: Re: Why does my universal case have one 8mm and one 10mm?
yes, IRS type 3's use a mustache bar and yes that's a type 3 case. the dipstick adapters are the wrong angle, so be prepared to break it and epoxy it in the right place. You also won't have a spot ...
  Topic: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
Erik G

Replies: 53275
Views: 5540749

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2022 11:47 am   Subject: Re: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
more brazillian junk https://offerup.com/item/detail/1339301928?

auction? liscense? salvage? Would like to know that story but not enough to ask LOL
  Topic: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
Erik G

Replies: 53275
Views: 5540749

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Jan 16, 2022 11:59 am   Subject: Re: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
If you want some interesting reading on the topic, search: "ship of Theseus" fraud
California does not like it.

That's funny, I mentioned these new bus bodies to my wife last night and s ...
  Topic: Good socket 36 mm for gland nut ?
Erik G

Replies: 15
Views: 350

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:57 pm   Subject: Re: Good socket 36 mm for gland nut ?
torque multiplier https://www.shop.kaddieshack.com/VW-Flywheel-and-Axle-Nut-Torque-Multiplier-16-9602.htm
  Topic: BAT Buses
Erik G

Replies: 451
Views: 33363

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:00 am   Subject: Re: BAT Buses
Agree with most of the above but not all of it. There have been some very nice buses sold at auction. In my opinion altering the scene enough to cause some of what we are seeing. VW Buses at BJ was ...
  Topic: Confused: Inner tie rod ends
Erik G

Replies: 4
Views: 187

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:28 pm   Subject: Re: Confused: Inner tie rod ends
you only need one angled tie rod end, the inner left. there is a difference between early and late on the outers. I bought an NOS tie rod that had the ends. It was super convenient because I could j ...
  Topic: BAT Buses
Erik G

Replies: 451
Views: 33363

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2022 4:56 pm   Subject: Re: BAT Buses
65K is insane for that bus. I honestly wouldn't buy it period but damn
  Topic: BAT Buses
Erik G

Replies: 451
Views: 33363

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:14 pm   Subject: Re: BAT Buses
functional carb? what?

Seriously other than the red paint and blocking the holes in the rear tin I think yall are way over reacting. Looks like a standard 1500-1600sp with a 30/31 carb and a 009 ...
  Topic: Trying To ID An Early VW Engine Block
Erik G

Replies: 3
Views: 334

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2022 4:17 pm   Subject: Re: Trying To ID An Early VW Engine Block
the face has been milled down and re-stamped
  Topic: When a warranty is not what it says
Erik G

Replies: 26
Views: 672

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2022 4:14 pm   Subject: Re: When a warranty is not what it says
Tires, Batteries, etc anything on the car with one of those warranties I generally keep in the glove box just in case. That way if I show up at another location and need to swap it I have it ready.
...
  Topic: When a warranty is not what it says
Erik G

Replies: 26
Views: 672

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2022 4:13 pm   Subject: Re: When a warranty is not what it says
First of all F-Walmart. If you shop at Walmart you are part of the problem.

Don't buy a battery at Advanced Auto. They are independently owned franchises, their computers do not talk to each o ...
  Topic: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
Erik G

Replies: 53275
Views: 5540749

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2022 4:05 pm   Subject: Re: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
as far as i know, here in the wild wild west (south) in Georgia a title is not required for anything older than 25 years.

At present that would be good for cars from the mid 80s

Seller is in CA ...
  Topic: Engine run on
Erik G

Replies: 9
Views: 328

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2022 4:37 pm   Subject: Re: Engine run on
what carbs are you running?
  Topic: BAT Buses
Erik G

Replies: 451
Views: 33363

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2022 4:02 pm   Subject: Re: BAT Buses
functional carb? what?

Seriously other than the red paint and blocking the holes in the rear tin I think yall are way over reacting. Looks like a standard 1500-1600sp with a 30/31 carb and a 009 ...
  Topic: BAT Buses
Erik G

Replies: 451
Views: 33363

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2022 8:22 am   Subject: Re: BAT Buses

Just imagine how bad this thing must run, with no air preheat, an 009, single port, no heater or defroster.

None of this should affect drivability much. 009 Single port? no prob
  Topic: Wide Whitewall Recommendations (other then Coker)
Erik G

Replies: 18
Views: 792

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2022 9:46 am   Subject: Re: Wide Whitewall Recommendations (other then Coker)
yep, current 1st hand experience would be nice. Thanks
 
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