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  Topic: Good deals on Nice Vans
Morris_82

Replies: 5885
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:31 pm   Subject: Re: Good deals on Nice Vans
A long, long, long way south of that price.
Maybe 2500-3000 ?

Oh wow. No wonder they were ready to sell it when I offered $7000 cash.

Looks like it has been maintained very well, new fuel and ...
  Topic: Good deals on Nice Vans
Morris_82

Replies: 5885
Views: 901616

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:00 am   Subject: Re: Good deals on Nice Vans
$10,900 is the asking price for this pretty clean 91 tin top. Dealership is super motivated to move it though... What's a fair price?

https://www.lakesideautobrokers.com/vehicle-details/used-1991-v ...
  Topic: Steamed: Coolant Leak (2.1L)
Morris_82

Replies: 6
Views: 370

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:58 pm   Subject: Re: Steamed: Coolant Leak (2.1L)
Thanks, everybody! I checked it out more today and found coolant leaking out the shaft area of the coolant pump. I loosened the belt and was able to wiggle the pulley all around. Guess it's the pump a ...
  Topic: Steamed: Coolant Leak (2.1L)
Morris_82

Replies: 6
Views: 370

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:06 pm   Subject: Steamed: Coolant Leak (2.1L)
Hey Guys and Gals,

Recently bought an '86 Weekender and took it out for a couple trips in Colorado. Near the end of our last excursion, only 5 short blocks from home, my girlfriend noticed steam co ...
  Topic: Air Cooling Flaps - Where might one get them?
Morris_82

Replies: 6
Views: 1045

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:14 pm   Subject: Air Cooling Flaps - Where might one get them?
I made a poor assumption. I figured the T4 buses used the same flaps as the T4 Vanagon. I have since learned otherwise (by word of mouth -er- email), but can find no hard proof. Are they the same or d ...
  Topic: Air Cooling Flaps - Where might one get them?
Morris_82

Replies: 6
Views: 1045

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:17 pm   Subject: Air Cooling Flaps - Where might one get them?
Awesome info, gents. Thanks. Looks like all those sources have what I need and way more.

Also, I got a few hits on my wanted ad, which was a very pleasant surprise. I guess these things aren't as r ...
  Topic: Air Cooling Flaps - Where might one get them?
Morris_82

Replies: 6
Views: 1045

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:53 am   Subject: Air Cooling Flaps - Where might one get them?
My camper special is frustratingly close to being finished. The CS is awesome, but Morris' PO left a nice surprise:

I was getting ready to install the cooling tin and realized I have no thermostat, ...
  Topic: Have you named your van?
Morris_82

Replies: 111
Views: 11805

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:25 am   Subject: Have you named your van?
I think it's almost a requirement to name your van. It becomes a part of the family, really.

Mine is Morris, as in Slo-Mo or Mo-lasses. Though I may have to rename him once I get his Camper Specia ...
  Topic: Plastic Sleeves on Engine Case Bolts
Morris_82

Replies: 11
Views: 1240

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:06 am   Subject: Plastic Sleeves on Engine Case Bolts
And the award goes to rsxsr. I posed the question to the guys at Aircooled Technology (I'm building a Camper Special) who said the insulators were used at the factory to ease engine assembly. They don ...
  Topic: slder inside panel redo pics
Morris_82

Replies: 1
Views: 727

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:29 am   Subject: slder inside panel redo pics
very snazzy. Cool

is there some padding in there, too?
  Topic: Plastic Sleeves on Engine Case Bolts
Morris_82

Replies: 11
Views: 1240

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:21 am   Subject: Plastic Sleeves on Engine Case Bolts
and now i have been educated.

i have the victor reinz gasket set; i'll rifle through it when i get home (and the garage temperature allows for human habitation).

thanks sambanistos!
  Topic: Plastic Sleeves on Engine Case Bolts
Morris_82

Replies: 11
Views: 1240

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:30 pm   Subject: Plastic Sleeves on Engine Case Bolts
The Search is not strong with me. I've tried all day and found nothing. So here goes:

When taking my 2.0L AC engine apart for rebuild, I found all the plastic sleeves on the thru-case bolts (6 of t ...
  Topic: Gauges - Post Pics!
Morris_82

Replies: 349
Views: 196091

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:56 am   Subject: Gauges - Post Pics!
i'm lovin' all these installs. lots of food for thought.

something i haven't seen is putting an aftermarket speedo or tach inside the cluster. i'd like to do it and it seems pretty easy. but if it' ...
  Topic: Space Shuttle vs. Vanagon
Morris_82

Replies: 21
Views: 3250

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun May 16, 2010 8:51 pm   Subject: Space Shuttle vs. Vanagon
i know a way to level the playing field: convert a Vanagon for spaceflight.

kinda like the Winnebago in SpaceBalls...
  Topic: Flat towing an auto vanagon?
Morris_82

Replies: 7
Views: 1325

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 8:10 am   Subject: Flat towing an auto vanagon?
You are correct, sir!

The Bentley says you can flat tow auto vans up to 30 miles and up to 30 mph, but not farther or faster.

You could always disconnect the drive shafts from the rear wheels, ...
  Topic: Name your child after your Vanagon?
Morris_82

Replies: 15
Views: 3256

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 15, 2010 7:55 am   Subject: Name your child after your Vanagon?
Just another Saturday, ripping out the sink cabinet in my Westy while listening to NPR's Car Talk. I hear a caller describe how she and her husband first started dating after a trip in their "van ...
  Topic: Good deals on Nice Vans
Morris_82

Replies: 5885
Views: 901616

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:42 am   Subject: Good deals on Nice Vans
I found this one on my company's classifieds. Reposted here, where people will appreciate it.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=951740

1991 Vanagon Carat in Lagrange, GA. Soun ...
  Topic: Torque converter and plate rotates 1 inch before engine rota
Morris_82

Replies: 22
Views: 2951

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:32 pm   Subject: Torque converter and plate rotates 1 inch before engine rota
removing the flex plate...you all make it sound so eeeeaaaaasssssyyyy.

I'm struggling with mine right now. For instance, what size are the five double hex bolts? 9mm is a wee too small, and 10mm a ...
  Topic: West Coast Westy Trip
Morris_82

Replies: 20
Views: 4190

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:57 am   Subject: West Coast Westy Trip
I took a similar trip a couple years ago on my honeymoon. Unfortunately, it was pre-Westy. Two places in Northern California stick out:

[url=http://www.yorkville-cellars.com]Yorkville Cellars

[u ...
  Topic: Dropped Part in Conyers, GA
Morris_82

Replies: 5
Views: 1064

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:45 pm   Subject: Dropped Part in Conyers, GA
I did flat tow it...on a trailer. I was barely intelligent enough to read that here and in the Bentley beforehand. Unfortunately, my tranny is having problems for other reasons.
 
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