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  Topic: Replacing differential bearing 091 transmission
TomWesty

Replies: 30
Views: 594

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:49 pm   Subject: Re: Replacing differential bearing 091 transmission
How did you set the preload on the bearing?

Also I am confused how cooling the bearing and heating the shaft would make it go together easier, what am I missing here?That had me confused as well.
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  Topic: Replacing differential bearing 091 transmission
TomWesty

Replies: 30
Views: 594

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:07 am   Subject: Re: Replacing differential bearing 091 transmission
How did you set the preload on the bearing?

Also I am confused how cooling the bearing and heating the shaft would make it go together easier, what am I missing here?That had me confused as well.
  Topic: Engine choice for my 71 Westy. Stay aircooled or go Subi
TomWesty

Replies: 55
Views: 1431

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:05 pm   Subject: Re: Engine choice for my 71 Westy. Stay aircooled or go Subi
I can start my bus dead cold. No warm up and set off to work.

So. Cal dead cold is probably a bit warmer then So. Colorado dead cold. Wink. Your set up is sweet, stoked youíre happy with it!I buste ...
  Topic: Body Panel Replacement - A First Timer's Journey...
TomWesty

Replies: 125
Views: 4224

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:55 pm   Subject: Re: Body Panel Replacement - A First Timer's Journey...
How tough it is to fix minor dents beside the seams? I'm thinking if I leave a few inches beside the seam it will save me some aggravation. There are a few dent right next to the seam though, can th ...
  Topic: Body Panel Replacement - A First Timer's Journey...
TomWesty

Replies: 125
Views: 4224

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:06 pm   Subject: Re: Body Panel Replacement - A First Timer's Journey...
A few things about those big "flat" panels on a bay.

Rear arch repair panels are, and have always been, poor so be prepared to spend a lot of time on them.

Flat panels aren't really f ...
  Topic: how to clear the snow off your late model vw bus
TomWesty

Replies: 8
Views: 342

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:06 am   Subject: Re: how to clear the snow off your late model vw bus
Do you smoke dope before snow removal, or after snow removal or both?
  Topic: Vw bus rebuild Denver/Brekenridge CO
TomWesty

Replies: 14
Views: 390

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:13 pm   Subject: Re: Vw bus rebuild Denver/Brekenridge CO
Before you do anything, change the fuel filter.or you can go through all of the other crap only to find that you should have changed the fuel filter.
  Topic: 1971 westfalia restoration
TomWesty

Replies: 5
Views: 180

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:37 pm   Subject: Re: 1971 westfalia restoration
Welcome , and welcome to the (unofficial) Ď71 club!
  Topic: '76 Westy dumped all oil, found this thing in the blood trail...
TomWesty

Replies: 14
Views: 424

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:55 am   Subject: Re: '76 Westy dumped all oil, found this thing in the blood trail...
Iím exposing my ignorance here. Is this problem solely a type 4 issue?
  Topic: Overlanding a VW Bus Around The World?!
TomWesty

Replies: 517
Views: 44032

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:30 am   Subject: Re: Overlanding a VW Bus Around The World?!
How about a good $50 come-along, a mess of straps, and 4 foot section of heavy rebar as a dead man. Mechanical systems don't rely on running engines and operating electrical systems. A section of chai ...
  Topic: Overlanding a VW Bus Around The World?!
TomWesty

Replies: 517
Views: 44032

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:03 pm   Subject: Re: Overlanding a VW Bus Around The World?!
First off, it is a real winch. It is a real winch with more hp and torque than the average PTO or electric winch. ..... You are asking little more of your drive train than you would be in any ďstuck ...
  Topic: 1970 Riviera Camper Build
TomWesty

Replies: 40
Views: 2448

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:56 pm   Subject: Re: 1970 Riviera Camper Build
Are those Honda Mini-Trail 50s? Those things are waaaay cool. I wish Honda still made them.
  Topic: Timing gun changes RPM when trigged pulled
TomWesty

Replies: 67
Views: 1404

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:11 am   Subject: Re: Timing gun changes RPM when trigged pulled
Not to mention, when I set it with a static light, the location changes...I can hook the light up to a ground and then negative terminal on the coil and each time I do it, I can turn the distributor c ...
  Topic: Overlanding a VW Bus Around The World?!
TomWesty

Replies: 517
Views: 44032

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:01 am   Subject: Re: Overlanding a VW Bus Around The World?!


Thereís an interesting discussion about winches on the club80-90 Syncro forum ->

Not sure about the weight currently, there isn't much in there at the moment, will report back once the basi ...
  Topic: Will a pict 30-3 work with 009 distributor?
TomWesty

Replies: 38
Views: 913

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:00 pm   Subject: Re: Will a pict 30-3 work with 009 distributor?
Iíve run Compufire for nearly 25 years with zero problems. Never have to gap them or check the dwell. Not even a shadow of doubt in their reliability if properly installed. One less maintenance item t ...
  Topic: It's official - I now have time to work on my bus!
TomWesty

Replies: 49
Views: 1647

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:49 pm   Subject: Re: It's official - I now have time to work on my bus!
That's great news, Steve.

I have "retirement fever" right now, but need to hang on until June 2021. Then both my wife and I plan to retire together and explore the mountain west. Come Nor ...
  Topic: Overlanding a VW Bus Around The World?!
TomWesty

Replies: 517
Views: 44032

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:47 pm   Subject: Re: Overlanding a VW Bus Around The World?!


Thereís an interesting discussion about winches on the club80-90 Syncro forum ->

Not sure about the weight currently, there isn't much in there at the moment, will report back once the basi ...
  Topic: Rear torsion bar rust, how much is too much?
TomWesty

Replies: 25
Views: 684

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:41 pm   Subject: Re: Rear torsion bar rust, how much is too much?
I wouldnít think surface rust would cause fatigue failure. If itís gone deeper then you might have a problem.
  Topic: 100,000 miles - another lap of the country
TomWesty

Replies: 267
Views: 10190

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:58 am   Subject: Re: 100,000 miles - another lap of the country
It never fails to astound me just how FAR off topic these threads can be derailed. Shocked

But it's all good... It provides us with endless entertainment. DancingIím 62 years old so Iíve been ...
  Topic: 1970 Riviera Camper Build
TomWesty

Replies: 40
Views: 2448

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:44 pm   Subject: Re: 1970 Riviera Camper Build
That is one sweet engine! What carbs are those?
 
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