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  Topic: Cell phone questions...stupid ones!
Manfred58sc

Replies: 19
Views: 440

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Yesterday 5:48 pm   Subject: Re: Cell phone questions...stupid ones!
^^^^^ still the best way to go^^^^^^. I absolutely hate phones in general, nothing but a gigantic distraction time suck. $7 phone will take a call, send wonderful low resolution pictures, and text. As ...
  Topic: Gas prices where you are
Manfred58sc

Replies: 2754
Views: 197694

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 7:55 am   Subject: Re: Gas prices where you are
^^^^^^ It hurts to read all that math.

$3.09 at the pump next to the house.
  Topic: Best way to ship heavy bulky parts, besides greyhound
Manfred58sc

Replies: 6
Views: 152

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 7:51 am   Subject: Re: Best way to ship heavy bulky parts, besides greyhound
Watch out!!! Fastenall has divided the country into 2 "Zones" , West and East- no shipping between zones. Greyhound has canceled a large number of terminals accepting packages and things are ...
  Topic: eBay
Manfred58sc

Replies: 17
Views: 800

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Wed May 12, 2021 5:54 am   Subject: Re: eBay
Still a good source for obscure parts ( mostly non-VW ). I have run into a few no-paypal situations ( I also contact the seller w/regrets). Have not sold anything in years as they are small seller unf ...
  Topic: Front Axle Beam Grease
Manfred58sc

Replies: 7
Views: 253

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed May 12, 2021 5:47 am   Subject: Re: Front Axle Beam Grease
I've switched to full synthetic Super Lube, repels water and has far better lab tests . You will notice an improvement right away ( Ive been servicing my Bus beam for 35 years, wait- that could sound ...
  Topic: Is This Really Happening In Europe?
Manfred58sc

Replies: 64
Views: 4104

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Tue May 11, 2021 7:00 am   Subject: Re: Is This Really Happening In Europe?
OECD is a very legit source of information. They respond and advise to governmental requests ( they wrote a scathing analysis of car scrapping schemes aka " Cash for clunkers"). OECD advice ...
  Topic: Shop apron. Have you thought of using one?
Manfred58sc

Replies: 26
Views: 550

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Fri May 07, 2021 5:22 pm   Subject: Re: Shop apron. Have you thought of using one?
Every now and then I do, but I make sure not to use the pockets as a tool caddy ( One slip and you stab yourself multiple times ). I like them when I'm using sprays or paints.
  Topic: Is the Idiot's book really that valuable?
Manfred58sc

Replies: 102
Views: 2216

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 8:18 pm   Subject: Re: Is the Idiot's book really that valuable?
I still think the book has value because of its gentle nature in recommending different levels of involvement. I did not start wrenching on ACVW, I started on Mopar V-8's. My first ACVW ( 64 Bus), loo ...
  Topic: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
Manfred58sc

Replies: 52715
Views: 5416582

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat May 01, 2021 8:21 am   Subject: Re: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
^^^^^ or "offer"-with no price ^^^^^^. Don't make me guess what you want to make on your sale. That's your job. These sellers act like they are putting their virginity on the market. Samba r ...
  Topic: Advice for first Beetle build?
Manfred58sc

Replies: 9
Views: 288

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:55 pm   Subject: Re: Advice for first Beetle build?
Make sure the heater channels are solid, pans can be patched. Engines are not so cheap anymore so learn how to evaluate the bottom end of the engine at least. Put aside $300 for a brake rebuild so you ...
  Topic: Left Inner wheel tub - availability?
Manfred58sc

Replies: 3
Views: 76

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 12:54 pm   Subject: Re: Left Inner wheel tub - availability?
I can supply this section, pm for details
  Topic: Is This Really Happening In Europe?
Manfred58sc

Replies: 64
Views: 4104

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2021 7:02 pm   Subject: Re: Is This Really Happening In Europe?
I'm sure Poland is not going to crack down on any car owner for a very long time. Also the EU is showing some serious strain since Brexit so blanket implementation will be difficult. Same goes for Wyo ...
  Topic: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
Manfred58sc

Replies: 52715
Views: 5416582

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2021 6:48 pm   Subject: Re: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
Sunk up to its ass for 30 years in med-west humidity and rot. Gaping holes in the frame at very sensitive areas, yet you " ignore the rust and drive as is "!

Absolutely appalling. Just be ...
  Topic: Mechanic recommendations in western US
Manfred58sc

Replies: 9
Views: 286

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 8:08 pm   Subject: Re: Mechanic recommendations in western US
The rules of the road have changed on many levels. A break down may well involve parts that are hard to come by ( and expensive ). covid protocols do not allow many tow drivers to transport anyone in ...
  Topic: Is This Really Happening In Europe?
Manfred58sc

Replies: 64
Views: 4104

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:46 pm   Subject: Re: Is This Really Happening In Europe?
Almost all roads have time, place, and manner restrictions ( no walking along side interstates, no hitch hiking, etc.etc.). The amount of law concerning access to public space is tremendous ( starting ...
  Topic: Getting a Type 4 engine to start after 10 years
Manfred58sc

Replies: 28
Views: 920

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:22 pm   Subject: Re: Getting a Type 4 engine to start after 10 years
After it starts, the push rod tubes, oil cooler seals, and maybe the main seal will start to drip,drip,drip. then after a few warm ups they will happily leak. I've revived many ACVW, pull the engine, ...
  Topic: Cool ACVW Junkyard and parts offer.
Manfred58sc

Replies: 10
Views: 504

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:40 pm   Subject: Re: Cool ACVW Junkyard and parts offer.
Nice car! Nice offer! Best of luck in your enterprise.
  Topic: Is This Really Happening In Europe?
Manfred58sc

Replies: 64
Views: 4104

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:37 pm   Subject: Re: Is This Really Happening In Europe?
As much as I like cars ( owning them, working on them, etc.) I have always known that driving is nothing more than a privilege provided by the state. It may take a while longer but the end of many par ...
  Topic: Some Vintage Films For All Vintage Fanatics
Manfred58sc

Replies: 7
Views: 390

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:19 am   Subject: Re: Some Vintage Films For All Vintage Fanatics
Cycles South is also one of my faves, they leave Denver in the early 70's , right in the hood I grew up in. What a very different time.

Good posts
  Topic: Scored a local 71 Westy
Manfred58sc

Replies: 421
Views: 29625

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:45 am   Subject: Re: Scored a local 71 Westy
Tidy fit on the hitch, thanks for the up close pics. Thoughtful of VW to provide the tapped holes for this option. I've towed with a Bus before , hills take a bit more to get over ( not like you're go ...
 
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