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  Topic: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
WildIdea

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Jan 01, 2022 2:49 pm   Subject: Re: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
Happy new year folks! I was excited to have Brian invite me to his machine shop to work on my cases a bit more.

Since the last line bore session at his house, I was given some home work and doing m ...
  Topic: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
WildIdea

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:30 am   Subject: Re: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
Brian said he had the thrust bearing in hand and recently a night came up for us to take on the line bore job together. Of coarse Brian could have just done it himself, but neither of us wanted that. ...
  Topic: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
WildIdea

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:48 pm   Subject: Re: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
Staying on the front door lever topic, I eventually got the return springs in hand and got the mechanisms all clean and put back together.

I had started on the passenger side because it was just m ...
  Topic: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
WildIdea

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2021 6:50 am   Subject: Re: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
I realized my lever's return spring is broken so have some new coming for a swap out.

where does one find new lever return springs?

I reached out to Wolfsburg West. I should be seeing them short ...
  Topic: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
WildIdea

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2021 8:06 am   Subject: Re: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
I had a strange feeling wandering through the forums…….hmmmmm what’s happening with my favorite Kombi?

I've been wandering around here too! I guess its time for an update.

I've been trying my be ...
  Topic: Jerome Jamboree XXX
WildIdea

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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:52 pm   Subject: Re: Jerome Jamboree XXX

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2220094.jpg

That last one is for WildIdea.

Thanks for sharing the pics KentABQ! Looks like a great time!!
  Topic: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
WildIdea

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:44 pm   Subject: Re: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
Very cool! I was the second owner of the 1960 so23 that belonged to that Dries VW paper temporary tag (last known in the UK). I searched for more info at the time but came up with nothing. I've tuned ...
  Topic: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
WildIdea

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:07 pm   Subject: Re: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
I'll add that Matchbook to the dealer listings on the site - nice find!

I see Rushmore VW listed in the 1970/1975 dealer books on the site so Yes, it must be later / Bay Window era.

I can't read ...
  Topic: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
WildIdea

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2021 10:20 pm   Subject: Re: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
If you run your fingernail across a bearing saddle does your fingernail hang up on a ridge?

You know, it does hang up a little BarryL.

Thanks for checking in GermanKrew and AKdude and others. I ...
  Topic: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
WildIdea

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:51 pm   Subject: Re: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
Getting caught back up on this build.
A pleasure to read as always.
Thanks for taking the time to document. Love the detail. Cool

If you have Brian_e in your corner, you have no need for worry.
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  Topic: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
WildIdea

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:13 am   Subject: Re: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
Little update on the engine. As I mentioned the 40hp engine that came along in the bus is getting set aside for now. I’m going to see about the condition of the case on another engine that I have on h ...
  Topic: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
WildIdea

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2021 5:44 am   Subject: Re: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus


I would clean that engine up externally, oil the cylinders with Marvel Mystery and let them sit a week, flush it with diesel or solvent, refill with fresh oil, and get it running. Run it around i ...
  Topic: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
WildIdea

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2021 10:20 pm   Subject: Re: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
^^^ I todaso. Brian and Jake have this figured out.

Brian and I have had a few bursts of text throughout the last few days and this is what we're thinking....with a quick backstory.

Back when I ...
  Topic: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
WildIdea

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2021 9:15 pm   Subject: Re: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
well since you're asking for opinions Laughing

first off, I wouldn't bother messing with that existing engine any more...

Since you want to retain the gas heater, that rules out dual carbs for an ...
  Topic: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
WildIdea

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2021 9:05 pm   Subject: Re: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
I have a stock not perfect 1600 in mine and I am building my bus to use, the stock set up is going because long distances we’re becoming a pain droning along.

So I will build something bigger, but ...
  Topic: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
WildIdea

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2021 9:02 pm   Subject: Re: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
Build a mild stroker single port, single carb. Pretty sure Brian and Jake have that one figured out.

Stock is great, but stock isn't great against modern traffic, if that is the intended use .

T ...
  Topic: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
WildIdea

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2021 5:16 pm   Subject: Re: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
I was able to perform a leak down test on the engine a few days ago, all in the off chance the heads and cylinders still had compression. First for me, but Brian walked me through it the night before ...
  Topic: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
WildIdea

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2021 8:49 am   Subject: Re: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
I like to think of my project as a “sympathetic resurrection”. I don’t want to erase its history. But, it needs to operate in a significantly different environment than it was designed for. And, it sh ...
  Topic: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
WildIdea

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2021 7:58 am   Subject: Re: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
In an inconspicuous place you could try a black Sharpie on the lighter colored areas. I’ve used that for chips and scratches on furniture. I got a giant set of Sharpies at a Craft Supply place. Anothe ...
  Topic: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
WildIdea

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2021 9:32 pm   Subject: Re: Room for one more? WildIdea's 1960 camper bus
Hi Folks, I've been after my steering wheel since last march and instead of posting up little dribbles of progress on it, I saved it up to post all at once.

A buddy of mine had made a puller for m ...
 
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