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  Topic: insurance on restored 1978 Westfalia
SGKent

Replies: 40
Views: 7200

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu May 06, 2021 7:35 am   Subject: Re: insurance on restored 1978 Westfalia
I worked in the insurance industry for 50 years prior to retirement 3 years ago.
Here’s my take. The person you talk with on the phone is a salesman, not an underwriter. Underwriters make the final d ...
  Topic: insurance on restored 1978 Westfalia
SGKent

Replies: 40
Views: 7200

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 1:12 pm   Subject: Re: insurance on restored 1978 Westfalia
The camping exclusion is in most agreed value policies. They have it on their web pages too. The problem seems to be that if they make an exception and insure one for camping they must insure all or ...
  Topic: insurance on restored 1978 Westfalia
SGKent

Replies: 40
Views: 7200

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat May 01, 2021 5:48 pm   Subject: Re: insurance on restored 1978 Westfalia
I don’t understand the issue people are having with insurance. Is it because many are calling companies that specialize in classic cars or is it a state issue?

When I was with State Farm, I was ab ...
  Topic: insurance on restored 1978 Westfalia
SGKent

Replies: 40
Views: 7200

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat May 01, 2021 1:09 pm   Subject: Re: insurance on restored 1978 Westfalia
This is news to me

Getting a burger or a drive to the beach to look out over the sunset is a pleasure use which is covered. I had a long talk with the USAA American Collector's policy people yester ...
  Topic: insurance on restored 1978 Westfalia
SGKent

Replies: 40
Views: 7200

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:50 am   Subject: Re: insurance on restored 1978 Westfalia
I had a good conversation with Steve Kent this morning. From what he said it sounds like I'll call American Collectors via USAA. That's what he uses. I do have a garage so they can Zillow me all da ...
  Topic: Daily Driver Insurance
SGKent

Replies: 42
Views: 2004

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:48 am   Subject: Re: Daily Driver Insurance
update - American Collectors will no longer insure any overnight use or even daily use type things on the new renewals. I ended up going thru American Bankers who referred me to a company who uses the ...
  Topic: How do you insure your bus, and for how much?
SGKent

Replies: 35
Views: 1032

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:45 am   Subject: Re: How do you insure your bus, and for how much?
just an update - American Collectors thru USAA will no longer cover occasionally camping with a new underwriter they have. I spoke with USAA, American Collectors and American Bankers who used to under ...
  Topic: wiring - dash
SGKent

Replies: 4
Views: 165

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:55 am   Subject: Re: wiring - dash
ken madsen at thebusco, Chris at busted bus, Avery's air cooled in Kelso WA. be sure you get the right part number or from the correct year if you don't look it up in the fiche.
  Topic: wiring - dash
SGKent

Replies: 4
Views: 165

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:19 pm   Subject: Re: wiring - dash
you can sand and fill the cracks with JB Weld, then clean well and use Bulldog with Sem GM Black plastic spray to repaint it. Will look like new.
  Topic: Late Bay heater cable connection
SGKent

Replies: 14
Views: 693

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:11 pm   Subject: Re: Late Bay heater cable connection
the factory cut the sheath about 1" down from the top of the cable so the housing floats. It helps balance the defrost to walk thru. Colin did a write up on it if you can find it. I don't recall ...
  Topic: Late Bay heater cable connection
SGKent

Replies: 14
Views: 693

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:06 pm   Subject: Re: Late Bay heater cable connection
motorcycle cable lube works wonders even on a new cable.
  Topic: Front of transmission metal mounting fork / yoke at nose of gear
SGKent

Replies: 10
Views: 230

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:18 pm   Subject: Re: Front of transmission metal mounting fork / yoke at nose of gear
Thought I would see if the fiche's had anything to shed on this subject. According to the fiche, the original parts are:

1972 - 1979 mount 211 599 227 (from VIN 212 2000 001)
1972 - 1979 bracke ...
  Topic: Front Door Handles
SGKent

Replies: 3
Views: 138

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:41 pm   Subject: Re: Front Door Handles
good used handles and have them re-keyed to match the ignition and other locks. My go to guys are Ken Madsen at TheBusco, Chris at Busted Bus, or Avery's Air Cooled in Kelso Washington. I use Gabe fo ...
  Topic: Saving 2 litre heads questions/video
SGKent

Replies: 4
Views: 220

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:01 pm   Subject: Re: Saving 2 litre heads questions/video
unless you are a machine shop with the correct tools don't even go there. I can give 10 good reasons that a self done valve job is a waste of your time and money, not to mention you will never get the ...
  Topic: Oil Bath Coconut Fiber Replacement
SGKent

Replies: 6
Views: 1044

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:29 pm   Subject: Re: Oil Bath Coconut Fiber Replacement
A search engine is your friend

https://www.amazon.com/Cleaner-Breather-Chalmers-Ferguson-CockShutt/dp/B073WQNXW1

https://www.etsy.com/listing/928627243/coconut-husk-fiber-orchids-crafts-pet?ref= ...
  Topic: best anti-theft measure for bus?
SGKent

Replies: 45
Views: 1512

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:51 pm   Subject: Re: best anti-theft measure for bus?
CA DMV lost all their data to computer hackers according to new articles. The hackers can sell VIN and location.

That said, I forgot about the Trunk Money option. Funnier than hell.

[youtube]ht ...
  Topic: fresh engine rebuild, it finally started, but.... It's Alive!!
SGKent

Replies: 80
Views: 2520

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:46 pm   Subject: Re: fresh engine rebuild, it finally started, but.... It's Alive!!
great job. You'll be really happy with how it runs now.
  Topic: best anti-theft measure for bus?
SGKent

Replies: 45
Views: 1512

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:45 pm   Subject: Re: best anti-theft measure for bus?
locked garage when you aren't driving it, and keep an eye on it.

My dad spent some time in Asia after WWII. He said that things can be so bad sometimes even watching your car someone will steal f ...
  Topic: The mystery of failing clutches
SGKent

Replies: 52
Views: 1404

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:48 pm   Subject: Re: The mystery of failing clutches
Anyone ever used a clutch overhaul service?

https://www.falconauto.com/
I don't know them but it was not uncommon to reline clutches and brakes in the 40's thru 70's. It wasn't until throw away c ...
  Topic: soundproofing?
SGKent

Replies: 14
Views: 443

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:27 pm   Subject: Re: soundproofing?
More to the point, what kind of soundproofing are you recommending that is “breathable?”

I use automotive jute. It is made of synthetic fibers, insulates, sound deadens, and dries if it gets moist. ...
 
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