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  Topic: 1981 (@wileythewesty) TDI conversion, from ground up
M_atthewanderson

Replies: 103
Views: 6792

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:22 am   Subject: Re: 1981 (@wileythewesty) Vanagon Airhead 2.0 FI. Build Log
Looks really good, great job righting that wrong. Did you find your seams were okay, no pitting?

I hear the smokes thick there, stay safe.
  Topic: 1981 (@wileythewesty) TDI conversion, from ground up
M_atthewanderson

Replies: 103
Views: 6792

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:13 pm   Subject: Re: 1981 (@wileythewesty) Vanagon Airhead 2.0 FI. Build Log
Yikes those are expensive. What’s the gain?

True, but cheaper than doing it again from parts and effort perspective, especially if you include a proper alignment. Nothing like that upper control ar ...
  Topic: 1981 (@wileythewesty) TDI conversion, from ground up
M_atthewanderson

Replies: 103
Views: 6792

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:43 pm   Subject: Re: 1981 (@wileythewesty) Vanagon Airhead 2.0 FI. Build Log
Great chassis cleanup. While down there I would recommend replacing suspension bushings, especially the upper control arm bushing with a polyurethane replacement.
  Topic: Air-cooled: INSANE oil leak in three spots, does not stop
M_atthewanderson

Replies: 15
Views: 1360

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:27 am   Subject: Re: Air-cooled: INSANE oil leak in three spots, does not stop
It's really fortunate that's all it was. Make sure your crank case breather valve isn't obstructed. The pressure will look for another way out.
  Topic: Air-cooled Oct. '79 9-seater Vanagon
M_atthewanderson

Replies: 31
Views: 2564

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:22 am   Subject: Re: Air-cooled Oct. '79 9-seater Vanagon
Very cool, great find, I'd be really interested in seeing the front seats.
  Topic: 1969 Bug Build
M_atthewanderson

Replies: 227
Views: 62816

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:15 pm   Subject: Re: 1969 Bug Build
The 68 doesn't have an IRS? I thought all >67 had. Its awesome you where able to score a bug you knew of for 18 years. Will feel like a new car compared to your yard find.
  Topic: Solder Or Crimp??
M_atthewanderson

Replies: 8
Views: 796

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:49 pm   Subject: Re: Solder Or Crimp??
I prefer however the connectors engineered. I've only done electrical on vw's and audis, 60s to present, and they're all crimped. Nevertheless, if I purchased an awesome connector that was engineered ...
  Topic: Solder Or Crimp??
M_atthewanderson

Replies: 8
Views: 796

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:21 am   Subject: Re: Solder Or Crimp??
I work in aerospace and they don't solder. Professional crimpers and connectors are much more readily available from ebay, alibaba and amazon then they used to be. I dont think theres an excuse anymor ...
  Topic: 1969 Bug Build
M_atthewanderson

Replies: 227
Views: 62816

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 2:14 pm   Subject: Re: 1969 bug yard find build
Looking good. Have you driven it?
  Topic: 81 air cooled idles fine, dies under load
M_atthewanderson

Replies: 5
Views: 344

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:54 pm   Subject: 81 air cooled idles fine, dies under load
That sounds like the AFM. I've had the same situation on mine twice. First time i bought a used one, worked for a while but went out again. I've had my current one for around 7 years now. There is a t ...
  Topic: 1969 Bug Build
M_atthewanderson

Replies: 227
Views: 62816

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:20 pm   Subject: 1969 Bug Build
Lookin really good. I like the rack. It's not one you typically see on a bug you don't typically see Cool
  Topic: My 1968 Beetle....being brought back to life!
M_atthewanderson

Replies: 16
Views: 1579

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:45 am   Subject: My 1968 Beetle....being brought back to life!
For me, everything post NHTSA Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and Regulation laws in 1967, and implemented in 68. bumpers got bigger and tail light got an additional bulb and lens color for tur ...
  Topic: My 1968 Beetle....being brought back to life!
M_atthewanderson

Replies: 16
Views: 1579

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:32 pm   Subject: My 1968 Beetle....being brought back to life!
I call >67 fat chicks, but i know some people its >72 for beetles. I think theres a locked thread on this discussion somewhere. All i know is the more im in reader rides lately the more i need a ...
  Topic: My 1968 Beetle....being brought back to life!
M_atthewanderson

Replies: 16
Views: 1579

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:16 pm   Subject: My 1968 Beetle....being brought back to life!
Are you going to have a rake stance? Super clean engine, looks great. This is one of the cleanest >67 builds i've seen lately. Are you keeping low chrome?
  Topic: My 1968 Beetle....being brought back to life!
M_atthewanderson

Replies: 16
Views: 1579

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:34 pm   Subject: My 1968 Beetle....being brought back to life!
Great color. What are your plans? Engine, wheels interior?
  Topic: 1969 Bug Build
M_atthewanderson

Replies: 227
Views: 62816

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:48 pm   Subject: 1969 Bug Build
have you tried some CLR like cleaner on the hood and fender? Or did you want to keep the rust look? looking great. A 69 in similar condition was my first car, youre making me really rethink my priorit ...
  Topic: Air cooled Vanagon engine
M_atthewanderson

Replies: 7
Views: 595

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:04 am   Subject: Air cooled Vanagon engine
It could be the crank pulley seal too. Do you have the same amount of oil behind the bottom of the fan housing? The ratwell site is a great resource for the type 4 engine.

Is there oil on the engi ...
  Topic: STOLEN: 1987 Vanagon in Seattle, WA **FOUND**
M_atthewanderson

Replies: 53
Views: 4242

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:16 pm   Subject: STOLEN: 1987 Vanagon in Seattle, WA **FOUND**
You may want to call any "Towed at owners expense" signs posted at the shop or contact the current tenant/owner to see if they towed it. I did drive by the old shop after he moved to Westlak ...
  Topic: Really BIG brakes! Porsche Cayenne
M_atthewanderson

Replies: 74
Views: 31630

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:57 pm   Subject: Really BIG brakes! Porsche Cayenne
This is simply amazing. I really like the wood mockup.
  Topic: How many air cooled owners do we have?
M_atthewanderson

Replies: 171
Views: 19430

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:19 am   Subject: How many air cooled owners do we have?
1980 owner since 2003. Cant believe its been that long.

I've thought about plumbing it and putting in a 1.8t in but part of me thinks I'll regret it. Plus, I want a 914 really bad and like how thei ...
 
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