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  Topic: Please help me find this Bay I used to own! last in Phoenix Area
aeromech

Replies: 8
Views: 242

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:18 pm   Subject: Re: Please help me find this Bay I used to own! last in Phoenix Area
Now thatís one fine lady washing that bus but does she know the sunroof is open? Fat chance Iíd be able to get my wife to do that especially on football Sunday.
  Topic: 1971 shifter rod question
aeromech

Replies: 39
Views: 702

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:13 pm   Subject: Re: 1971 shifter rod question
Iíve run into this before. Youíd think the Chinese could get something this simple to fit. Try buying the Rhino coupler from CB Performance or reuse the original.
  Topic: The 1979 VW Transporter
aeromech

Replies: 93
Views: 14003

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:06 pm   Subject: Re: The 1979 VW Transporter
Zach,
Iím happy to hear the good news. This conversion couldnít have been done without Telford Dorr.
  Topic: Roseburg Oregon - Need a hand or recommendation
aeromech

Replies: 27
Views: 576

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:13 pm   Subject: Re: Roseburg Oregon - Need a hand or recommendation
Smell of gas and slow to crank. Might be flooded cylinders. Pull the spark plugs and try cranking. A leaky carburetor needle valve would cause this over night
  Topic: North Carolina area engine builders
aeromech

Replies: 12
Views: 306

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:07 pm   Subject: Re: North Carolina area engine builders
I would also recommend buying from someone local. Maybe Monkeynut is great. Do some research.

I lived in Greensboro from 1991 - 1998 and at the time could not find a good VW engine builder. That w ...
  Topic: North Carolina area engine builders
aeromech

Replies: 12
Views: 306

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:06 pm   Subject: Re: North Carolina area engine builders
Contact Jeff at http://www.gemvw.com/. Good guy. Let him build you a good engine and ship it to you.
  Topic: new motor for 71 sportsmobile
aeromech

Replies: 13
Views: 362

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:57 am   Subject: Re: new motor for 71 sportsmobile
My first big engine (2007 cc) broke a crank after a couple years. This was in about 1984. Seems like we had that happen to another samba member about two years back
  Topic: new motor for 71 sportsmobile
aeromech

Replies: 13
Views: 362

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:35 pm   Subject: Re: new motor for 71 sportsmobile
Ok, here goes.....

Iíve owned 3 different 1971 buses for a total of roughly 30 years. Yeah, Iím an old guy. That said, I think my current bus has the best engine.

Read this;

https://www.thes ...
  Topic: brake reservoir replacement
aeromech

Replies: 4
Views: 120

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:02 pm   Subject: Re: brake reservoir replacement
Odd that your lower reservoir broke like that. Was it original or aftermarket?
  Topic: Engine choice for my 71 Westy. Stay aircooled or go Subi
aeromech

Replies: 55
Views: 1424

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:33 pm   Subject: Re: Engine choice for my 71 Westy. Stay aircooled or go Subi
Please just google it.
  Topic: Engine choice for my 71 Westy. Stay aircooled or go Subi
aeromech

Replies: 55
Views: 1424

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:15 pm   Subject: Re: Engine choice for my 71 Westy. Stay aircooled or go Subi
It was the Weber progressive on a T4 that was icing. Duals have linkage problems especially the Redline linkage.
  Topic: Engine choice for my 71 Westy. Stay aircooled or go Subi
aeromech

Replies: 55
Views: 1424

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:59 pm   Subject: Re: Engine choice for my 71 Westy. Stay aircooled or go Subi
Hey Dan,
As I said before Iíve already done all those other carbs. There is always a drawback. This time I tried something different and Iím very happy with it. I could link numerous pictures of engi ...
  Topic: Engine choice for my 71 Westy. Stay aircooled or go Subi
aeromech

Replies: 55
Views: 1424

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:24 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 s ...
  Topic: 1968 Bus w/Propex = condensation problem. Fix?
aeromech

Replies: 14
Views: 824

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:54 pm   Subject: Re: 1968 Bus w/Propex = condensation problem. Fix?
We miss you Tom, wherever you are
  Topic: Propex heater and 'overlanding'
aeromech

Replies: 28
Views: 693

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:46 pm   Subject: Re: Propex heater and 'overlanding'
If you search this forum for Aeromech and propex you should find my installation into a 1968 bus. Lots of pics. After the job was done I never got feedback from the customer on it. I fired it up in my ...
  Topic: Engine choice for my 71 Westy. Stay aircooled or go Subi
aeromech

Replies: 55
Views: 1424

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:22 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. It never dies and runs great. Iíve never owned an air cooled that ran better
  Topic: Engine choice for my 71 Westy. Stay aircooled or go Subi
aeromech

Replies: 55
Views: 1424

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:03 pm   Subject: Re: Engine choice for my 71 Westy. Stay aircooled or go Subi
Advantages:

Runs great
More power
Quiet
Stroker crank yield bottom end power
Cheater cam idles great
Stock but modified carburetor for reliability

I have one in my personal 1971 and couldní ...
  Topic: Engine choice for my 71 Westy. Stay aircooled or go Subi
aeromech

Replies: 55
Views: 1424

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:08 am   Subject: Re: Engine choice for my 71 Westy. Stay aircooled or go Subi
Iíve only driven one Subaru powered VW and it was a Vanagon. A water cooled Vanagon originally. The quality of the workmanship was fantastic. It looked factory. The power was outstanding. Iíve never d ...
  Topic: Engine choice for my 71 Westy. Stay aircooled or go Subi
aeromech

Replies: 55
Views: 1424

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:42 am   Subject: Re: Engine choice for my 71 Westy. Stay aircooled or go Subi
my 1800

http://i433.photobucket.com/albums/qq58/aeromech32254/GarysThird1971Bus/DSCN7282.jpg

http://i433.photobucket.com/albums/qq58/aeromech32254/GarysThird1971Bus/Garys%20Engine.jpg

http:// ...
  Topic: Engine choice for my 71 Westy. Stay aircooled or go Subi
aeromech

Replies: 55
Views: 1424

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:04 am   Subject: Re: Engine choice for my 71 Westy. Stay aircooled or go Subi
Advantages:

Runs great
More power
Quiet
Stroker crank yield bottom end power
Cheater cam idles great
Stock but modified carburetor for reliability

I have one in my personal 1971 and couldní ...
 
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