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  Topic: Convert Westy Fridge to 1 lb Propane bottle?
LynnsABCs

Replies: 5
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:27 pm   Subject: Convert Westy Fridge to 1 lb Propane bottle?
Can you Convert Westy Fridge to 1 lb Propane bottle like you can the stove?
  Topic: DIY - Red Tek conversion
LynnsABCs

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Views: 215304

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:57 pm   Subject: DIY - Red Tek conversion
Don't buy this one, it won't pull a low-enough vacumn:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/718241.jpg

This is the one you need at Harbor Freight and looks like it's on sale 1/2 price:

htt ...
  Topic: Mexican Beetle Engine Parts
LynnsABCs

Replies: 2
Views: 875

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:25 am   Subject: Mexican Beetle Engine Parts
Is there a vendor who sells the oil filter and ignition parts to fit the 1998 model 1600 Mexican Beetle. The one with fuel injection and modern ignition? Thinking of buying one and wondered if there w ...
  Topic: 87 Weekender--What Is It Worth?
LynnsABCs

Replies: 24
Views: 3490

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:43 pm   Subject: 87 Weekender--What Is It Worth?
Found some more receipts so parts total is up to $3,800. The Porsche guys all say to hide all receipts and not keep a running total so your wife won't find it. Probably good advice.

Two different p ...
  Topic: 87 Weekender--What Is It Worth?
LynnsABCs

Replies: 24
Views: 3490

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:51 pm   Subject: 87 Weekender--What Is It Worth?
I listed the Van in the Classifieds this afternoon although it hasn't shown up yet. Be interesting to see what happens.
  Topic: 87 Weekender--What Is It Worth?
LynnsABCs

Replies: 24
Views: 3490

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 10:48 am   Subject: 87 Weekender--What Is It Worth?
More Photos:

http://s89.photobucket.com/albums/k225/lynnsabcs/87%20Vanagon/?albumview=slideshow
  Topic: 87 Weekender--What Is It Worth?
LynnsABCs

Replies: 24
Views: 3490

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:36 pm   Subject: 87 Weekender--What Is It Worth?
Maybe I was unclear. The $3,500 spent does not include the original purchase price.
  Topic: 87 Weekender--What Is It Worth?
LynnsABCs

Replies: 24
Views: 3490

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:02 pm   Subject: 87 Weekender--What Is It Worth?
The 911 is a '71 and goes to my son post mortem.

I realize the economy sucks and this is a poor time of year to sell, but show me a running poptop for less than $3,000 and add $3,500 in part receip ...
  Topic: My AC Rebuild Project
LynnsABCs

Replies: 36
Views: 21312

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:26 pm   Subject: My AC Rebuild Project
Sorry for the long delay. Too many projects and car shows got in the way.

I bought the $100 AC pump thing at Harbor Freight and pulled the vacumn to 30 for about 30 minutes and it held that vacumn ...
  Topic: 87 Weekender--What Is It Worth?
LynnsABCs

Replies: 24
Views: 3490

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:14 pm   Subject: 87 Weekender--What Is It Worth?
The van has been in the South the last 5 or 6 yrs. My receipts are at home on the rebuild, so I don't remember but I think it was installed in Colorado. The underside of the bus looks great with mini ...
  Topic: 87 Weekender--What Is It Worth?
LynnsABCs

Replies: 24
Views: 3490

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:22 pm   Subject: 87 Weekender--What Is It Worth?
Unfortunately, not an option.
  Topic: 87 Weekender--What Is It Worth?
LynnsABCs

Replies: 24
Views: 3490

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:10 pm   Subject: 87 Weekender--What Is It Worth?
I had a mild heart attack 18 months ago and decided to buy a Vanagon Camper to travel in anticipation of retirement in 3 to 5 yrs. After spending about $3,500 in parts and about 100 hrs or my work on ...
  Topic: My AC Rebuild Project
LynnsABCs

Replies: 36
Views: 21312

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:48 am   Subject: My AC Rebuild Project
Pete. The word from this list is pull a vacuum to 29 hg and it should hold that level overnight.

I called the independant foreign car repair guy I use and he quoted me $250 to pull a hard vacuum an ...
  Topic: My AC Rebuild Project
LynnsABCs

Replies: 36
Views: 21312

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:05 pm   Subject: My AC Rebuild Project
The compressor is a Sanden 7411A and was $245 + 16.06 shipping. Total $261.06.
  Topic: My AC Rebuild Project
LynnsABCs

Replies: 36
Views: 21312

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:56 pm   Subject: My AC Rebuild Project
Well I was wrong on the vacumn reading. I only have 20 hg.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/586959.jpg

I can spend $150 to buy a better vacumn pump on ebay or take it to a pro and have th ...
  Topic: My AC Rebuild Project
LynnsABCs

Replies: 36
Views: 21312

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:06 pm   Subject: My AC Rebuild Project
The tech at Southeast Air told me to drain and fill with 8 oz of oil. I used the same Ester for the compressor and some for the suction side hose. If you take off one of the screw on caps and rubber s ...
  Topic: My AC Rebuild Project
LynnsABCs

Replies: 36
Views: 21312

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2009 5:08 am   Subject: My AC Rebuild Project
I've got a 2 hp compressor and I agree that the target 29 hg number is better. This was just a first run to see if the system will hold vacumn.

Happy to report that this morning, I had no loss of ...
  Topic: My AC Rebuild Project
LynnsABCs

Replies: 36
Views: 21312

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:10 pm   Subject: My AC Rebuild Project
Managed to work on the AC tonight. I installed the new compressor last week and started to hook up the new hoses and realized I had the wrong fittings on the compressor. Called the AC guy and he deduc ...
  Topic: My AC Rebuild Project
LynnsABCs

Replies: 36
Views: 21312

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:27 am   Subject: My AC Rebuild Project
If you look at the photo of the new compressor, there is a fitting on the left center of the compressor. Remove, drain shipping oil (or old oil in an existing compressor) and refill with 8oz of Ester ...
  Topic: My AC Rebuild Project
LynnsABCs

Replies: 36
Views: 21312

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 3:30 pm   Subject: My AC Rebuild Project
Worked a few hrs. Sunday afternoon. The new hose must have had a burr in the threads of the fitting for the low pressure switch so I bought a tap and die and finally got the switch installed. That mea ...
 
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