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  Topic: Trailer- Good or Bad?
NASkeet

Replies: 19
Views: 24288

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:02 am   Subject: Re: Trailer- Good or Bad?
Here's an interesting looking trailer that I found listed on British Ebay today, which is described as a "windsurfing trailer".

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/194197371233?hash=item2d3710b961 ...
  Topic: 78 Westy, knob on sliding door
NASkeet

Replies: 14
Views: 2805

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:14 am   Subject: 78 Westy, knob on sliding door
I found one in a yard a (long) while back. It had 2 small black plastic bolthead covers also, VW I think. I broke a few of the plastic interior handles in the helper position before I switched to the ...
  Topic: Lock toggle for sliding door
NASkeet

Replies: 8
Views: 198

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 10:09 am   Subject: Re: Lock toggle for sliding door
Check the 3D Printing thread; I think someone had considered printing them.

Robbie

I suspect that would be VERY expensive!

Why? And define “very expensive.”

3D printers are very expensive ...
  Topic: Gas strut assisted pop tops?
NASkeet

Replies: 51
Views: 19134

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:21 pm   Subject: Re: Gas strut assisted pop tops?
When I posted details of my 1973 VW 1600 Type 2Westfalia Continental elevating-roof upgrade, using readily available second-hand gas struts salvaged from a Volvo 300-Series hatchback, I was unaware of ...
  Topic: Bays and trailers
NASkeet

Replies: 354
Views: 121551

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:46 am   Subject: Re: Bays and trailers
I have since managed to find an Internet link for ERDÉ & Daxara in France, for which the postal address and contact details are as follows:

https://www.erde.fr/

https://www.erde.fr/contact
...
  Topic: Lock toggle for sliding door
NASkeet

Replies: 8
Views: 198

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2021 10:41 am   Subject: Re: Lock toggle for sliding door
Check the 3D Printing thread; I think someone had considered printing them.

Robbie

I suspect that would be VERY expensive!

Why? And define “very expensive.”

3D printers are very expensive ...
  Topic: Lock toggle for sliding door
NASkeet

Replies: 8
Views: 198

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:56 am   Subject: Re: Lock toggle for sliding door
Check the 3D Printing thread; I think someone had considered printing them.

Robbie

I suspect that would be VERY expensive!
  Topic: Idea for Bay Window Bus Product - Would like some feedback
NASkeet

Replies: 73
Views: 2762

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:23 am   Subject: Re: Idea for Bay Window Bus Product - Would like some feedback
In addition to a substitute main instrument binnacle, there is probably scope for various designs & sizes of single gauge-pod which closely-fits the contours of the dashboard top, that will accomm ...
  Topic: Canine co-pilots Thread
NASkeet

Replies: 679
Views: 113400

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon May 31, 2021 11:41 am   Subject: Re: Canine co-pilots Thread
Three out of the last four posts...NASkeet continues to prove that he thinks we are all stupid.

It never pays to make such assumptions one way or another, but I have witnessed too many people do to ...
  Topic: My restoration project, a 1971 Westfalia. Still learning.
NASkeet

Replies: 257
Views: 44112

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon May 31, 2021 11:14 am   Subject: Re: My restoration project, a 1971 Westfalia. Still learning.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1656014.jpg

If you are talking about the turn signal indicator light (on the cluster) it is normal that they blink at the same time. If you really want them ...
  Topic: Headlight dimmer/relay question..
NASkeet

Replies: 26
Views: 1888

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed May 26, 2021 11:55 am   Subject: Re: Headlight dimmer/relay question..
the wiring on the side of the relay indicates that is a completely different relay. In the silver one 56a and 56b are separate circuits. On the black one it looks like 56a and 56b are tied together. A ...
  Topic: Wiper switch leak
NASkeet

Replies: 13
Views: 1424

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed May 26, 2021 11:37 am   Subject: Re: Wiper switch leak
For what its worth, I changed my windshield washer hoses and replaced the pressurized system with this electric pump a few years back. It sits perfectly into the existing location and works well. I di ...
  Topic: Type 4 Cylinder Head Help
NASkeet

Replies: 14
Views: 405

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed May 26, 2021 11:17 am   Subject: Re: Type 4 Cylinder Head Help
In 1991, my father and I bought a second-hand, British specification, 1974 VW 1800 Type 2 panel van, with AP-Series, VW Type 4 style air-cooled engine (had the letter "X" as the engine-numbe ...
  Topic: Pulsating RPM 1971 bus
NASkeet

Replies: 10
Views: 168

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun May 23, 2021 9:54 am   Subject: Re: Pulsating RPM 1971 bus
Based on what you said I did have them hooked up correctly. With the new distributor in the problem seems to have gone away if so right now I'll stick with that.
And that would be Essex Ontario Canad ...
  Topic: Oil Temp Gauge Worth Having?
NASkeet

Replies: 40
Views: 1188

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun May 23, 2021 9:48 am   Subject: Re: Oil Temp Gauge Worth Having?
My oil temp gauge story involved the oil cooler flap pivot hinge breaking and thus the cooling flap was no longer forcefully directing air over the cooler. Mid summer road trip with no problems excep ...
  Topic: Type 4 Cylinder Head Help
NASkeet

Replies: 14
Views: 405

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun May 23, 2021 9:16 am   Subject: Re: Type 4 Cylinder Head Help
In 1991, my father and I bought a second-hand, British specification, 1974 VW 1800 Type 2 panel van, with AP-Series, VW Type 4 style air-cooled engine (had the letter "X" as the engine-numbe ...
  Topic: Oil Temp Gauge Worth Having?
NASkeet

Replies: 40
Views: 1188

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri May 21, 2021 11:55 am   Subject: Re: Oil Temp Gauge Worth Having?
Gauges are essential and I’ll tell you why.

Like others, I always took good care of the maintenance on my 1971 bus with 2007cc engine. Oil changed, valves adjustments, points, timing

So, the ...
  Topic: Pulsating RPM 1971 bus
NASkeet

Replies: 10
Views: 168

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri May 21, 2021 10:20 am   Subject: Re: Pulsating RPM 1971 bus
Sorry said that wrong, the gose on the front of the canister gose to the side of carb and the one on the back goes to front of carb.

This looks rather like stereotypical "Essex boys'" spe ...
  Topic: Oil Temp Gauge Worth Having?
NASkeet

Replies: 40
Views: 1188

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun May 16, 2021 9:20 am   Subject: Re: Oil Temp Gauge Worth Having?
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2177173.jpg

All of the of vertical ribs of fuel-tank-compartment bulkhead (i.e. firewall in USA parlance) in my 1973 VW "1600" Type 2 have a total ...
  Topic: Bays and trailers
NASkeet

Replies: 354
Views: 121551

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri May 14, 2021 11:06 am   Subject: Re: Bays and trailers
I recently found the following picture posted by “72boughitnew” in The Samba Gallery, of his 1972 VW Type 2 Westfalia campervan with an otherwise unidentified ERDE trailer, which is not featured in an ...
 
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