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  Topic: Using Two AC Condensers in Series
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 7:54 pm   Subject: Re: Using Two AC Condensers in Series
I wiil have to check my temps coming out of the vents. One tip is cover your fresh air intake in the front grille if you havent replaced the vent flap seals in the dash. Otherwise you will have hot ou ...
  Topic: Instrument Circuit Foil Replacement Kits
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Replies: 12
Views: 433

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 7:36 pm   Subject: Re: Instrument Circuit Foil Replacement Kits
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1296048.jpg

This is my GoWesty install of the instrument cluster harness in my 1984 westy Wolfsburg. I can't believe its been 5 years since I installed it. I ...
  Topic: Using Two AC Condensers in Series
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Replies: 28
Views: 720

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 18, 2020 6:51 pm   Subject: Re: Using Two AC Condensers in Series
Thanks for the tips Dobryan and Ahwahnee. I was thinking of white vehicle wrap for the top of the poptop instead of paint. Also insulating the undersode of the poptop with a new headliner. Going to s ...
  Topic: 85 Weekender AC overhaul
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 18, 2020 8:19 am   Subject: Re: 85 Weekender AC overhaul
On my 1984 wolfsburg they are above the fuse panel on drivers side A pillar. Here is a diagram of my AC.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1327376.jpg
  Topic: Using Two AC Condensers in Series
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Replies: 28
Views: 720

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 18, 2020 8:07 am   Subject: Re: Using Two AC Condensers in Series
Here in hot and humid Miami i am running r134a with a parallel flow condenser. It is not cool enough for me. I do need to retint my windows with that new ceramic tint. My old tint has faded to nothin ...
  Topic: Rust Above Front Washer Reservoir
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 08, 2020 8:07 am   Subject: Re: Rust Above Front Washer Reservoir
Thanks 4Gears4Tires and SteveM for responding. I am been checking out Mar-Hyde. I have never used that. Do you paint after using it. I appears no one in Miami carries it. Have to order it from Amaz ...
  Topic: Rust Above Front Washer Reservoir
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Replies: 4
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 07, 2020 2:10 pm   Subject: Rust Above Front Washer Reservoir
Has anyone had a problem with finding rust above the front windshield washer reservoir. I recently replaced the reservoir with a new one and found rust. Since my Westy is a Florida van I have almost ...
  Topic: Blaze cut set off in summer heat?
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:45 pm   Subject: Re: Blaze cut set off in summer heat?
I live in Miami and have had mine installed for 2 years with no problem. The highest temp down here i drove it in was 102 degress. It is unusual to get that hot here. Usually the temp is 90-96 degree ...
  Topic: Insulation to replace the stock insulation?
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:35 am   Subject: Re: Insulation to replace the stock insulation?
I agree with MultiMan MV's approach. In 2012 I applied Hushmat (like Dynamat) to the kitchen wall and then 1/2" Dynaliner on top of it. Prior to this I cleaned and painted the seam with POR15 s ...
  Topic: Protection from Banditos
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Replies: 66
Views: 3249

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:19 pm   Subject: Re: Protection from Banditos
How do you secure expensive camera gear. DSLR lenses etc. when you leave the van do you carry it all with you. Those lenses are heavy along with pro level bodies. Not fun to carry it all. Also how do ...
  Topic: 1984 Westy loses speed going uphill
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Replies: 20
Views: 627

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:54 pm   Subject: Re: 1984 Westy loses speed going uphill
I just put on a new catalytic converter and got an increase in power. The idle is also smoother. I had the original cat. My van is low mileage only 60,000. All kind of crap came out of the old convert ...
  Topic: 1984 Westy loses speed going uphill
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Replies: 20
Views: 627

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:53 pm   Subject: Re: 1984 Westy loses speed going uphill
I just put on a new catalytic converter and got an increase in power. The idle is also smoother. I had the original cat. My van is low mileage only 60,000. All kind of crap came out of the old convert ...
  Topic: Hook up box location measurement
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Replies: 6
Views: 220

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:56 pm   Subject: Re: Hook up box location measurement
Hope this helps https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1060114.jpg

And this

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1060113.jpg
  Topic: How do I remove heater vents (dash left) - for access to ground
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Replies: 23
Views: 1034

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:54 pm   Subject: Re: How do I remove heater vents (dash left) - for access to ground
As I recall, they have tabs on each side and snap into place when installed. I think you have to depress the tabs on the side to remove them. First remove the hose that is attached to the vent. Try ...
  Topic: Spending money on upgrades to the Westy vs. Peace Vans Modern
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Replies: 91
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:46 pm   Subject: Re: Spending money on upgrades to the Westy vs. Peace Vans Modern
Here is another option thst just came out. Looks like a modern Westy.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1832467.jpg[/img]

This is made by Pleasure-way.
https://pleasureway.com/tofino/
  Topic: Who will insure Westy's for they're worth?!!
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Replies: 65
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:03 pm   Subject: Re: Who will insure Westy's for their worth?!!
I have an Agreed Upon Value of my 1984 Westy of $16,500. I sent them detailed photos and my agent told them I have all the receipts for my work done, which I do. I have spent $20,000 since 2010. I ...
  Topic: Fort Lauderdale meet-up?
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Replies: 33
Views: 1089

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:34 pm   Subject: Re: Fort Lauderdale meet-up?
Markscullen I would be up for either venue, your place or Birch State Park. The last meet-up you hosted was great. It was nice to meet the South Florida Vanagon owners. Let me know the date and what ...
  Topic: Bleeding coolant
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Replies: 30
Views: 1082

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:09 pm   Subject: Re: Bleeding coolant
Based on my mechanics experience, I would turn on the front heater to high when you bleed. otherwise you risk an air bubble going to the radiator. Ask me how I know. After my mechanic replaced my coo ...
  Topic: Fort Lauderdale meet-up?
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Replies: 33
Views: 1089

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:37 pm   Subject: Re: Fort Lauderdale meet-up?
Mark, thank you for hosting a great get together. You did a great job bringing us together and thanks for the nice lunch. I met a lot of very nice people and had great discussions about our Vanagons ...
  Topic: Best vanagon insurance in NH?
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Views: 377

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:10 am   Subject: Re: Best vanagon insurance in NH?
I have State Farm with an agreed upon value of $16,500. The premium is about $ 450 per year. Insured as an antique vehicle. They do have a mileage limit but i havent exceeded it. They don't require it ...
 
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