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  Topic: Stumped-engine will not go in
Riff Raff

Replies: 28
Views: 1161

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Jan 02, 2022 10:28 am   Subject: Re: Stumped-engine will not go in
Any time I install a new clutch plate, I'll take a rat tail file and file off a small amount of the "peaks of the spline right at the end that will first contact the input shaft.
I'll then tak ...
  Topic: Blind spot detection
Riff Raff

Replies: 23
Views: 1180

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2021 9:55 am   Subject: Re: Blind spot detection
I would have to use spidey sense of where all the cars around me were.


This ^^^^

And this:
When I was significantly younger, I had many character building jobs.
Amongst them was workin ...
  Topic: Field find 1954 Canadian custom
Riff Raff

Replies: 467
Views: 52760

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Thu Dec 30, 2021 4:25 pm   Subject: Re: Field find 1954 Canadian custom
Excellent work!

Still cheering you on from out west!
  Topic: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab.
Riff Raff

Replies: 286
Views: 30232

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Dec 30, 2021 4:23 pm   Subject: Re: 1959 Mango walkthru metal rehab.
Still cheering you on!!

Love what you have done for this bus!!
  Topic: The Adventures of a 1958 Palm Green/Sand Green (PGSG) Westfalia
Riff Raff

Replies: 51
Views: 3490

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Dec 24, 2021 7:25 am   Subject: Re: The Adventures of a 1958 Palm Green/Sand Green (PGSG) Westfalia
Volkswagen sticker under the hatch

That does not signify Canadian, likely a dealer addition or later owner. The Volkswagen you are referring was painted below the rear window and this bus would be ...
  Topic: Field find 1954 Canadian custom
Riff Raff

Replies: 467
Views: 52760

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Mon Dec 13, 2021 2:00 pm   Subject: Re: Field find 1954 Canadian custom
Hey thanks! Sometimes I wonder if anyone other that VW_Jimbo is watching.

Don

Hey, following along and cheering you on

Keep up the good work.
  Topic: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
Riff Raff

Replies: 53259
Views: 5537008

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2021 7:40 am   Subject: Re: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
Maybe erb can put it in his "62 bus for fun"?
  Topic: Found An Abandoned Split Window - Need Help With Identification
Riff Raff

Replies: 41
Views: 6489

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2021 7:43 am   Subject: Re: Found An Abandoned Split Window - Need Help With Identification
The recent torrential rains may have re buried that beast!

If you do get a 20 on it and devise a strategy, post up your intentions.
A couple of us Alberta boys may be up to help out with the adve ...
  Topic: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
Riff Raff

Replies: 53259
Views: 5537008

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2021 4:44 pm   Subject: Re: Official whine about Buses and parts for sale
When did the speedometer housing change from sharp to rounded corners? Was it 62?
Late late '61 model year, like June 1961.

Late June even.
I had a June 12 61 15 window that was pointy speedo pod
  Topic: Front disc brake conversion
Riff Raff

Replies: 904
Views: 181686

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2021 4:56 pm   Subject: Re: Front disc brake conversion
Not much to add to this thread, but I did a 944 NA front disc conversion on the 306 Kombi last winter with a kit from vDub Engineering (Lanner). Excellent kit BTW
As the bus is stock height, there wa ...
  Topic: People placing WTB notes on your Bus
Riff Raff

Replies: 47
Views: 2660

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2021 6:56 am   Subject: Re: People placing WTB notes on your Bus

Be a good ambassador.
Don't Be An Asshole.


Best advice yet - in ten words or less
  Topic: Forest Find 1961 Mouse Grey 11-Window Standard
Riff Raff

Replies: 250
Views: 29044

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 7:11 am   Subject: Re: Forest Find 1961 Mouse Grey 11-Window Standard
Nice to see you are still progressing on the bus.

Still a really cool bus too!!
  Topic: Howl type sound for every rotation of front tire
Riff Raff

Replies: 2
Views: 167

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Oct 16, 2021 7:24 am   Subject: Re: Howl type sound for every rotation of front tire
Could be a few things.
Edge of shoe rubbing on the drum, inner drum snout rubbing on internal hard lines, or, like Barry suggested, return spring rubbing.
Could be drum rubbing on backing plate.
I ...
  Topic: Need draglink info.......
Riff Raff

Replies: 4
Views: 277

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:28 am   Subject: Re: Need draglink info.......
Here are pics of 55-67 drag link.
Note that the body lengths are slightly different between a factory DL and an aftermarket DL.
However, the overall length between the captive pin and the end of the ...
  Topic: What did you do for your Bus today?
Riff Raff

Replies: 13253
Views: 1692452

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:43 pm   Subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today?
This is the far left end of the bell curve labelled "Exciting Things Done to Your Bus Today", but I haven't needed to do anything for the bus all season. It has performed flawlessly and has ...
  Topic: BC trip 2021 - 6000 miles
Riff Raff

Replies: 19
Views: 966

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2021 1:54 pm   Subject: Re: BC trip 2021
Great pics, great trip!

Very nice to meet you and Mary.
Nice that you could stop by, even if it wasn't under ideal circumstances.

Glad to hear you made it home safe and sound.
  Topic: When did they change the transmission mount on the torsion tube?
Riff Raff

Replies: 6
Views: 273

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:22 pm   Subject: Re: When did they change the transmission mount on the torsion tube?
IIRC, it was sometime in late August 59 that the tunnel trans became standard in buses.

Edit: Wrong! See later posts below.
  Topic: Completely Unexpected Help! Ya gotta read this...
Riff Raff

Replies: 13
Views: 729

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 8:44 am   Subject: Re: Completely Unexpected Help! Ya gotta read this...
It's like we find each other sometimes.

Right you are.

I had an interesting experience in the early 80's

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=141228&highlight=
  Topic: Value of a 66 Westy
Riff Raff

Replies: 27
Views: 1650

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2021 6:22 pm   Subject: Re: Value of a 66 Westy
Minus the Westy kit itís a kombi with a hole in the roof.
It looks like they plastered over battery tray rot. I bet thereís even more fun surprises under that paint. Iíd stay clear of it unless the p ...
  Topic: Today in Bus hunting history...
Riff Raff

Replies: 19390
Views: 3821424

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 9:42 pm   Subject: Re: Today in Bus hunting history...

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2210170.jpg
Black knob for auxiliary heater?

I believe so.
Similar yo the one on my (Canadian) 59 Kombi

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/207994 ...
 
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