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  Topic: Engine Rebuild?
Whaanga

Replies: 5
Views: 198

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:04 am   Subject: Re: Engine Rebuild?
For what itís worth, my 73 bus has a 1.7 engine that came from a 914 and it works very well. It has excellent pull from 2nd to 3rd gear and from 3rd to 4th it will really zip along if required.

Fro ...
  Topic: Bus Pulls to Left
Whaanga

Replies: 49
Views: 761

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:00 pm   Subject: Re: Bus Pulls to Left
How much are you driving per month, and is it in stop and go, town roads, or Highways?

I drive my bus about 2,500 miles a year (April-November).
I mostly do city driving

And the responses fro ...
  Topic: Bus Pulls to Left
Whaanga

Replies: 49
Views: 761

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:23 pm   Subject: Re: Bus Pulls to Left
Does your pedal "height" change when your rears need adjustment?

No, there is no change in pedal height.

The backing plate holes are for screwdriver leverage. The spring tabs welded o ...
  Topic: Bus Pulls to Left
Whaanga

Replies: 49
Views: 761

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:09 pm   Subject: Re: Bus Pulls to Left
I hope itís ok to jump in here and pose a related question:

While my brakes do not pull one way or the other, (and my 73 bus has rotors on the front and drums on the back) both rear backing plates ...
  Topic: Mystery Type4 tin
Whaanga

Replies: 15
Views: 470

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:18 pm   Subject: Re: Mystery Type4 tin
it looks like the engine in the original post came out of a 914 - with the oil fill and dip stick on the top. Perhaps these tins are a carryover from its life in a Sports car.
  Topic: Dash lights - heat/fresh air lights
Whaanga

Replies: 20
Views: 585

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:33 pm   Subject: Re: Dash lights - heat/fresh air lights
Thanks All -

You can see my dash lights and climate control indicators with the non working lights.

I love the LED lights ivwshane, Where does one purchase these?

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/ ...
  Topic: Dash lights - heat/fresh air lights
Whaanga

Replies: 20
Views: 585

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:12 pm   Subject: Re: Dash lights - heat/fresh air lights
Thank You for your response telford dorr -

I'll follow your instructions and report back. The most frustrating thing is, these lights used to work. Not sure what happened from then until now.
  Topic: Dash lights - heat/fresh air lights
Whaanga

Replies: 20
Views: 585

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:43 am   Subject: Re: Dash lights - heat/fresh air lights
Thanks BusDaddy,

Yes, I've studied the schematic in the Bentley and am still trying to understand how to interpret the information.

For the grey/red wire in the photo, there is a ground wire th ...
  Topic: Dash lights - heat/fresh air lights
Whaanga

Replies: 20
Views: 585

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:19 am   Subject: Re: Dash lights - heat/fresh air lights
I'm still working to resolve the non-working heat/fresh air lights on the dash.

The photo below shows the back of the dash. I know the bulbs are good and I've followed the ground wires and they're ...
  Topic: Dash lights - heat/fresh air lights
Whaanga

Replies: 20
Views: 585

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:41 pm   Subject: Re: Dash lights - heat/fresh air lights
Thank you. This is helpful. The thing I still canít get through my head is that the lights work for the speedo/gas gauge and are wired in series to the heat/fresh air sockets. I know the bulbs are wor ...
  Topic: Dash lights - heat/fresh air lights
Whaanga

Replies: 20
Views: 585

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:15 pm   Subject: Re: Dash lights - heat/fresh air lights
Thanks Telford dorr,

Please forgive my lack of electrical diagnostic experience but am I checking the bulbs or their mounting socket? And how does one evaluate the ground issue for these two non wo ...
  Topic: Dash lights - heat/fresh air lights
Whaanga

Replies: 20
Views: 585

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:51 pm   Subject: Dash lights - heat/fresh air lights
Iím working to diagnose why the lights that illuminate the heat and fresh air indicators in my bus dash are not working. Theyíre tied in to the lights that illuminate the speedometer and gas gage - wh ...
  Topic: Another oil leak to track down
Whaanga

Replies: 17
Views: 570

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:10 pm   Subject: Re: Another oil leak to track down
Not sure about Adult World ---

But another quick update: I checked the oil pressure switch and it's dry as a bone. I'm not losing LOTS of oil but to me, any oil loss is not ideal. I think I'll try ...
  Topic: Another oil leak to track down
Whaanga

Replies: 17
Views: 570

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:49 am   Subject: Re: Another oil leak to track down
I purchased Viton seals from Pelican Parts:

https://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/ksearch/pel_search_2016.cgi?command=DWsearch&make=POR&description=%2509021-109-345-AV-INT

https://www.pel ...
  Topic: Another oil leak to track down
Whaanga

Replies: 17
Views: 570

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:01 pm   Subject: Re: Another oil leak to track down
I think I found the source - it looks like itís coming from under the push rod tube:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1942720.jpg
  Topic: Another oil leak to track down
Whaanga

Replies: 17
Views: 570

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:27 pm   Subject: Another oil leak to track down
I have a 73 bus with a 1.7 type 4 engine and am trying to track down a small oil leak on the 3/4 cylinder side of the engine. Within the last two years I have replaced all of the seals (main, fan, oil ...
  Topic: The Air-Schooled 2019 Tour Thread
Whaanga

Replies: 183
Views: 9313

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:55 pm   Subject: Re: The Air-Schooled 2019 Tour Thread
Well,

How about - - - -




"The Beatles"
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1941223.jpg
  Topic: The Air-Schooled 2019 Tour Thread
Whaanga

Replies: 183
Views: 9313

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:36 pm   Subject: Re: The Air-Schooled 2019 Tour Thread
Can you be in this "VW Band" if you drive a Ford? ... asking for a friend

Yes - so long as you keep a steady beat, have a good sound, and leave the Ford parked out back.
  Topic: The Air-Schooled 2019 Tour Thread
Whaanga

Replies: 183
Views: 9313

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:02 pm   Subject: Re: The Air-Schooled 2019 Tour Thread
Whaanga, those are some nice looking P-basses. Wish you lived in WY. Iím always looking for a good bass player. Iíd like to have a big olí Bay bus jam session some time. Maybe we could all meet up dow ...
  Topic: The Air-Schooled 2019 Tour Thread
Whaanga

Replies: 183
Views: 9313

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:10 am   Subject: Re: The Air-Schooled 2019 Tour Thread
Are you driving your bus on this UpState interstate-maze trip?
 
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