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  Topic: Best sound deadening for bus
Joey

Replies: 9
Views: 270

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Today 2:49 am   Subject: Re: Best sound deadening for bus
I removed close to 20 lbs of Dynamat from my bus along with scraping brushed on tar-like-goop off the walls and it didn't make much if any difference in noise. In the rear I have a fold out westy bed ...
  Topic: Front tortion bars reinstall
Joey

Replies: 6
Views: 94

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:34 am   Subject: Re: Front tortion bars reinstall
I just put a cable-tie around the torsion stack about an inch in from the end then slide it in.
  Topic: WHAT year is my bus?!
Joey

Replies: 18
Views: 456

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:25 am   Subject: Re: WHAT year is my bus?!
No need to replace the nose. Get these to cover up the top signal light openings - https://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=VWC%2D211%2D805%2D050%2DPR

then cut out the rectangular holes ...
  Topic: WHAT year is my bus?!
Joey

Replies: 18
Views: 456

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:49 am   Subject: Re: WHAT year is my bus?!
1972. My guess is the front nose has been partially changed.
  Topic: Front inner wheel bearing removal
Joey

Replies: 14
Views: 315

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:17 am   Subject: Re: Front inner wheel bearing removal
I've used the (MIG) welding method a few times. Worked everytime.
  Topic: Rear Shocks
Joey

Replies: 7
Views: 209

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:04 pm   Subject: Re: Rear Shocks
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=590596
  Topic: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”)
Joey

Replies: 947
Views: 88857

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:05 pm   Subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”)
Great attention to detail.
  Topic: Trailing arms wont rotate
Joey

Replies: 4
Views: 208

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:32 am   Subject: Re: Trailing arms wont rotate
Attach the knuckle to the top torsion arm first then use a jack to raise the lower torsion arm up to the knuckle.
  Topic: Best cheap Carburetor
Joey

Replies: 17
Views: 808

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:47 am   Subject: Re: Best cheap Carburetor
A few months ago I bought one of these carbs - https://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=C24%2D113%2D129%2D031%2DKC

It ran okay out of the box but turning the volume control screw did no ...
  Topic: Trailing arms wont rotate
Joey

Replies: 4
Views: 208

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:23 am   Subject: Re: Trailing arms wont rotate
The center anchor that the torsion leaves pass through is crimped to the beam tube so it doesn’t rotate even without the grub screw in place. The grub screw only centres the torsion leaves and stops t ...
  Topic: Best cheap Carburetor
Joey

Replies: 17
Views: 808

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:30 pm   Subject: Re: Best cheap Carburetor
I want to drive while I mail and get my solex redone.

Rolling Eyes

Does that mean he should rebuild it himself?

No. Just pointing out that he's already doing what they are suggesting - mailing out ...
  Topic: Best cheap Carburetor
Joey

Replies: 17
Views: 808

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:03 am   Subject: Re: Best cheap Carburetor
Don't throw money away. Talk to Tim at www.volkzbitz.com and buy a rebuilt from him and then send him your core for a refund on the core charge.
Yes this, he even sends you a fancy box to send your c ...
  Topic: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”)
Joey

Replies: 947
Views: 88857

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:17 pm   Subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”)
Case together today.

End play measures .0026 with 3 shims...

End play should be .0027" to .005". You're soooooo close...
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/manuals/1971withoutguessw ...
  Topic: What would you do?
Joey

Replies: 38
Views: 1316

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:51 pm   Subject: Re: What would you do?
I don't like pop-tops so I'd keep the '74.
  Topic: This Panel Van Confuses Me
Joey

Replies: 33
Views: 1892

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:18 pm   Subject: Re: This Panel Van Confuses Me
Nothing about that engine compartment says reliable driver to me. Sloppy wiring. Sloppy fuel plumbing. Crummy aircleaner. Oil fill and breather are ehhh. China 36hp shroud. I'd budget the extra money ...
  Topic: Trying to figure out gear ratios for a big nut but I'm an idiot.
Joey

Replies: 3
Views: 155

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:17 am   Subject: Re: Trying to figure out gear ratios for a big nut but I'm an idiot.
The formula is:

MPH x final drive ratio x 336 ÷ tire diameter.

Read [url=https://www.hotrod.com/articles/speed-rpm-gear-ratio-tire-size-formula/#:~:text=The%20unreduced%20formula%20for%20findin ...
  Topic: Deck Height and CC
Joey

Replies: 5
Views: 189

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:53 pm   Subject: Re: Deck Height and CC
I'm guessing your shims are .040 inches and not millimeters?

I just recently did top end rebuilds on two '79 type 4 engines and when setting up the compression ratio I ended up using .040" sh ...
  Topic: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”)
Joey

Replies: 947
Views: 88857

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:20 am   Subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”)
I got my shift boot, bowden tube boot and heater cable seals from Wolfsburg West. Less than a year later they all fell apart and fell off. Junk!
  Topic: Spluttering
Joey

Replies: 13
Views: 266

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:04 am   Subject: Re: Spluttering
My '65 recently had hesitation and stumbling problems. One day it would run okay then the next day it would run crappy. I pulled the fuel tank and discovered that the fine mesh filter sock was almost ...
  Topic: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”)
Joey

Replies: 947
Views: 88857

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:40 am   Subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”)
You need this starter bushing:

https://www.cip1.ca/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=ACC-C10-5765
 
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