Hello! Log in or Register   |  Help  |  Donate  |  Buy Shirts New!  See all banner ads | Advertise on TheSamba.com  
Search found 179 matches
Forum Index Page: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9  Next
Author Message
  Topic: Vanagon row T-shirt interest -- Update: Now available!

Replies: 155
Views: 6240

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:26 am   Subject: Re: Vanagon row T shirt interest, respond if you would order
1 Large Black
1 Large Blue
  Topic: Recommend seat covers...

Replies: 36
Views: 2300

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:42 pm   Subject: Re: Recommend seat covers...
Like PDXWesty, I also have the costco wetsuit seat covers. They have held up nicely in the van, but in my car where I have had them on longer (3 yrs) have started to fade. They don't move around like ...
  Topic: 1986 Syncro CA smog (Vanistan 2.2) ***Solved***

Replies: 54
Views: 6120

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 9:46 am   Subject: Re: 1986 Syncro CA smog (Vanistan 2.2) ***Solved***
any updates?

I'm having similar issue with a low mile Vanistan engine. Valve adjustments have seem to help, but the engine is not holding a vacuum. Running too rich to pass smog. Sus ...
  Topic: Uphill speed for 1.9

Replies: 19
Views: 871

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:28 pm   Subject: Re: Uphill speed for 1.9
My syncro westy is slow even with the vanistan engine on the long uphills.

Many of the passes in my neck of the woods are steep with occasional relentless headwinds. I have learned to accept bein ...
  Topic: The big Vanagon failures, wrecks and fires thread!

Replies: 741
Views: 212787

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:25 pm   Subject: Re: The big Vanagon failures, wrecks and fires thread!
a new threat to Vanagons. Wonder how many barn yard finds are lost due to wildland fires?


https://www.politico.com/story/2019/01/18/pentagon ...
  Topic: Has anyone completed a Prius power conversion into a Vanagon?

Replies: 25
Views: 2551

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:13 pm   Subject: Re: Has anyone completed a Prius power conversion into a Vanagon?
With the right motivation and skills anything is possible. I too have a westy and a prius (interesting similarities on thesamba) , but with other higher powered electric motors potentially available, ...
  Topic: Best Trailer Setup? Post your pics!

Replies: 107
Views: 59393

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:27 am   Subject: Re: Best Trailer Setup? Post your pics!
Happy Earth Day Sambanistas.

Anyone have this set up? What is your experience or opinion? It looks well designed. Also sold at Gowesty.


I would l ...
  Topic: Filming musicians in my 84 Westy

Replies: 69
Views: 3738

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:13 pm   Subject: Re: Filming musicians in my 84 Westy
I think you are on to something here. Good job with the sound and video quality. You should add an short introduction to each video summarizing the intent or vision. Helps with explaining the conce ...
  Topic: Too Lean at idle, Failed Smog [email protected]

Replies: 14
Views: 2215

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:54 am   Subject: Re: Too Lean at idle, Failed Smog [email protected]
Had a similar experience this week with the smog testing in Reno, NV. That is, dilution in the exhaust at idle. At first, I thought I had issues with the new RMW exhaust with CA cat or the Vanistan e ...
  Topic: Vanistan exhaust: retorque, leaks, etc.

Replies: 88
Views: 9680

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:53 pm   Subject: Re: Vanistan exhaust: retorque, leaks, etc.
I am also having leaks in my exhaust installed in October. Less than 500 miles on the exhaust and vanistan engine.

any updates regarding the leaks?

Also can someone post some photos of the in ...
  Topic: Pre-purchase inspection in Reno?

Replies: 13
Views: 968

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:32 am   Subject: Re: Pre-purchase inspection in Reno?
I would suggest Valley Wagon in Carson City. I have been taking my vans there for several years. George is a great guy and they are pretty honest.
Valley Wagon
204 Sage St, Carson City, NV 89706
  Topic: Problem mounting RMW front bumper

Replies: 18
Views: 1958

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:39 pm   Subject: Re: Problem mounting RMW front bumper
It is now very clear to me now that the instructions mailed to me with the bumpers are dated or incomplete. Just like issues that pomfritz, markz2004, hybrid VW, pbrown, guybrush and others, my instr ...
  Topic: Problem mounting RMW front bumper

Replies: 18
Views: 1958

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:15 pm   Subject: Re: Problem mounting RMW front bumper
I am installing the RMW Twin Peaks on my 90 westy. There are two brackets on the end of the frame need that supported the original fiberglass bumpers. The installation instructions didn't say anythin ...
  Topic: 1984 Wolfsburg edition "build" thread

Replies: 48
Views: 4556

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:05 am   Subject: Re: New to Vanagons, what did I bring home exactly?
Nice van for the price. looks like it needs to be cleaned up a bit.

Valley Wagon in Carson City is a good trusting place to take it in for inspection/repair.
  Topic: High Sierra Music Festival

Replies: 15
Views: 3048

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 09, 2015 12:43 pm   Subject: High Sierra Music Festival
I've been going to HS for over 10 years. I look forward to it every year. It can get hot and we always bring shade structures to place in between our vans to keep the sun from baking the ground.
  Topic: Vanagon Gurus on US395 California and US95 Nevada

Replies: 16
Views: 1500

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:28 pm   Subject: Vanagon Gurus on US395 California and US95 Nevada
I've had better experiences in Carson City than Reno.

Valley Wagon
204 Sage Street Carson City, NV 89706‎
(775) 882-2350
  Topic: Selling Kaya...

Replies: 64
Views: 6768

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:28 am   Subject: Selling Kaya...
A few years back you mentioned you were passing through Tahoe and I wished I had the opportunity then to meet you. Sorry that you have to sell, but your van has some great character, highly recogniza ...
  Topic: My New 1990 Syncro Westy

Replies: 15
Views: 1102

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:17 pm   Subject: My New 1990 Syncro Westy
Welcome to the Orly Blue club!

  Topic: Good deals on Nice Vans

Replies: 6223
Views: 989930

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:13 pm   Subject: Good deals on Nice Vans
I see a couple vanagons but mostly bay windows. I wonder if this is a ploy to get folks to buy stuff.

  Topic: New Design custom WESTFALIA Skylight Screen with no velcro!

Replies: 231
Views: 33225

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:16 pm   Subject: New Design custom WESTFALIA Skylight Screen with no velcro!
stained glass would be cool.
just kidding..
Page 1 of 9 Page: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9  Next
All times are Mountain Standard Time/Pacific Daylight Savings Time
Jump to:  

About | Help! | Advertise | Donate | Premium Membership | Privacy/Terms of Use | Contact Us | Site Map
Copyright © 1996-2020, Everett Barnes. All Rights Reserved.
Not affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen of America | Forum powered by phpBB