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  Topic: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has?
a2wolfsburggli

Replies: 118
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:30 am   Subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has?
18" Audi Twist Rims.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2089807.jpg
  Topic: Spax shocks
a2wolfsburggli

Replies: 12
Views: 520

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2021 7:20 am   Subject: Re: Spax shocks
no direct experience with them but the fronts may be a real challenge to adjust. not sure the wheel wouldn't hit the control arm

Not any harder than the Koni's that you have to removed from the low ...
  Topic: Soundproofing inside front firewall and wiper motor lubrication
a2wolfsburggli

Replies: 22
Views: 1037

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:33 am   Subject: Re: Soundproofing inside front firewall and wiper motor lubrication
After years of having a non-operating defrost fan, I finally have the dash out. It really wasn’t that bad!

I have a serous case of while-I’m-in-there-itis though….

I saw some photos here some ...
  Topic: Westy front shocks need more compression damping...
a2wolfsburggli

Replies: 18
Views: 792

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2021 8:51 am   Subject: Re: Westy front shocks need more compression damping...


The stock 1.6d NA isn't strong enough to push 15 or 16" tires at 6000' altitude - and I don't go near modern highways. At all.


A 15" or 16" rim'd tire isn't going to be any di ...
  Topic: Rostra cruise module mounting locations
a2wolfsburggli

Replies: 30
Views: 810

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:03 am   Subject: Re: Rostra cruise module mounting locations
a2wolfsburggli,
How many magnets did you use for your signal generator? Based on the Rostra instructions it seems 2 would be in order as the Vanagon is sort of a front wheel drive configured in reve ...
  Topic: Solved!: Battery warning light intermittant
a2wolfsburggli

Replies: 10
Views: 397

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:13 am   Subject: Re: Solved!: Battery warning light intermittant
Update: New voltage regulator from FLAPS (Meyer brand?? knock-off but works) brings charging back to normal operation. I'll order a spare and keep it in my on-board storage spares kit. Thanks all f ...
  Topic: Rostra cruise module mounting locations
a2wolfsburggli

Replies: 30
Views: 810

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:50 am   Subject: Re: Rostra cruise module mounting locations
I've given some thought to extending the harness by cutting the 8 primary wires and soldering in additional 4-5' lengths for each wire? Was this pretty much your approach? Pedal switches? Are you r ...
  Topic: Rostra cruise module mounting locations
a2wolfsburggli

Replies: 30
Views: 810

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:34 am   Subject: Re: Rostra cruise module mounting locations
I purchased the dash mount switch. At the time, I was wanting the RF bus it's no longer available and I did not think the cruise stalk was an option for my year. Duh.

There were a few reasons I d ...
  Topic: Rostra cruise module mounting locations
a2wolfsburggli

Replies: 30
Views: 810

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:08 am   Subject: Re: Rostra cruise module mounting locations
Recently purchased a Rostra universal control module (250-1223) for my recently purchased 1990 2WD, 2.1 waterboxer with manual gearbox.

For those who have completed a non-GW install, where did you ...
  Topic: 90 Westy - square lights - LED's
a2wolfsburggli

Replies: 38
Views: 4880

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 18, 2021 8:09 am   Subject: Re: 90 Westy - square lights - LED's
They're making LED replacements now that have elements 360 degrees around. I don't see any for H4's yet.

These are for H7's: (not for our vans.)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07ZR2GLQR/ ...
  Topic: Upgrading my headlights
a2wolfsburggli

Replies: 80
Views: 10755

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 10, 2021 1:42 pm   Subject: Re: Upgrading my headlights
Wow, did we just revive a 5yo post from the depths of thesamba?

There are a lot of LED replacement bulbs out there now that could be very suitable for our headlights too.

I just "upgrad ...
  Topic: What's on your GW waiting list that is currently out of stock??
a2wolfsburggli

Replies: 55
Views: 2540

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 06, 2021 11:23 am   Subject: Re: What's on your GW waiting list that is currently out of stock??
As someone who has installed several Megasquirt PNP kits (and currently has a turbo e30 running on Megasquirt) I would not attempt to convert the van to Megasquirt. It's a pain enough with a drop in k ...
  Topic: What's on your GW waiting list that is currently out of stock??
a2wolfsburggli

Replies: 55
Views: 2540

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 06, 2021 6:51 am   Subject: Re: What's on your GW waiting list that is currently out of stock??


They are developing EFI and I have notice a lot more items they have developed last time I was on their site.


Multiple others have engineered Microsquirt and Holly EFI systems. Posted right ...
  Topic: What's on your GW waiting list that is currently out of stock??
a2wolfsburggli

Replies: 55
Views: 2540

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 6:26 am   Subject: Re: What's on your GW waiting list that is currently out of stock??
80% of what GoWe$ty sells can be made from scratch, found at another supplier, bought from Ebay, Amazon or AliExpress or figuring out who their supplier is and going direct to them.

Usually for a ...
  Topic: homemade no weld step to upper bunk
a2wolfsburggli

Replies: 25
Views: 1023

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:28 am   Subject: Re: homemade no weld step to upper bunk
first of all, thanks to all the contributors. super helpful in keeping my vanagon running.

$13 of black iron pipe from local hardware store:

3/4" flange
3/4" x 10" nipple
3/4&qu ...
  Topic: Time for the Rubber Gloves
a2wolfsburggli

Replies: 31
Views: 773

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:25 am   Subject: Re: Time for the Rubber Gloves

I am 6’ 4” at 190lbs and wear XL gloves due to finger length although my fingers are slender as is my body morphology. So no squeezing effect for me.

I feel your pain brother. 6'2" and 185 ...
  Topic: How can I undo the slave cylinder line?
a2wolfsburggli

Replies: 30
Views: 549

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:35 pm   Subject: Re: How can I undo the slave cylinder line?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udeoSS7Iqos
  Topic: Testing TPS in real time
a2wolfsburggli

Replies: 13
Views: 400

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:48 am   Subject: Re: Testing TPS in real time
Alligator clamps and a test light or amp meter in line should do just peachy while running.

Connect up. Start, idle, go to back, trip TPS with a pick or small screw driver, look at the amazing ...
  Topic: Holley Terminator X EFI - it works!!!!!
a2wolfsburggli

Replies: 46
Views: 1664

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:38 am   Subject: Re: Holley Terminator X EFI - it works!!!!!


the quality of the power and mpg increase is of course up to how well its tuned! not using a cat, or having to pass emissions opens things up on that front as well.

your numbers are probably in ...
  Topic: Holley Terminator X EFI - it works!!!!!
a2wolfsburggli

Replies: 46
Views: 1664

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:24 am   Subject: Re: Holley Terminator X EFI - it works!!!!!

considering the efi hardware itself is ~$1100, and someone else tuned it, i would throw out a random number of $3000 once its all said and done.


That's a good chunk of change for just an efi a ...
 
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