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  Topic: 1978 Champagne first bus
airschooled

Replies: 1061
Views: 104696

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 1:21 pm   Subject: Re: 1978 Champagne first bus
Damn boys! I didn't notice this thread had replies. Kirk, glad to see you're still kickin'! And You're taller than you look in pictures! LOL

Lately the bus has been driving really well. Lots of pow ...
  Topic: Tachometer illumination too bright
airschooled

Replies: 7
Views: 180

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:05 pm   Subject: Re: Tachometer illumination too bright
I use a 20ohm ceramic in-line and the tach is just a hair brighter than the stock gauges at full output. Colin wires the stock gauges to full brightness and uses the headlight switch rheostat to dim t ...
  Topic: Emergency break question
airschooled

Replies: 10
Views: 225

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:06 am   Subject: Re: Emergency break question
Oops- yes! Second result Wink

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Empi-98-6118-Anchor-Pin-Parking-Brake-Lever-Bug-Bus-Ghia-Squareback-All-Years/122898678397?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182 ...
  Topic: Emergency break question
airschooled

Replies: 10
Views: 225

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:12 pm   Subject: Re: Emergency break question
I Google'd "VW bus handbrake pin" and the number one result was:

https://www.mtmfg.com/part/view/emergency-brake-lever-retaining-pinvw-bus-1955-79?part=211-711-341A&gclid=CjwKCAiAuoqA ...
  Topic: Engine break-in
airschooled

Replies: 27
Views: 1400

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:28 pm   Subject: Re: Engine break-in
it seems to run much better with the timing set to 38 degrees total advance.

Is this with the hose on or off? 28-32btdc is our safe max with the hose OFF, around 40 is normal with the nose on.
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  Topic: Best Valve Adjust Screw brand ?
airschooled

Replies: 16
Views: 312

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:22 pm   Subject: Re: Best Valve Adjust Screw brand ?
The best are the Porsche-brand swivel foot screws. At $30 each they're not cheap, but they're the best quality AND they make your seats/guides last longer.

http://vwparts.aircooled.net/Porsche-Valv ...
  Topic: Automatic Transmission not shifting into 3rd
airschooled

Replies: 5
Views: 165

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:13 am   Subject: Re: Automatic Transmission not shifting into 3rd
After a routine flush & fill, do not attempt any surgery on a 003 until you have verified your vacuum modulator is a) holding vacuum and b) adjusted correctly.

For B, hydraulic pressure must be ...
  Topic: 1970 Westy wiring / electrical questions
airschooled

Replies: 15
Views: 220

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:26 pm   Subject: Re: 1970 Westy wiring / electrical questions
Lets see the new harness.......
  Topic: 1976 Bus - Brakes Mysteriously Faded, Then Came Back -
airschooled

Replies: 26
Views: 429

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:34 am   Subject: Re: 1976 Bus - Brakes Mysteriously Faded, Then Came Back -
It's been mentioned here before, but some new cylinders have the rear brake light switch mounted planar with the front switch, and that can get in the way of the handbrake cable. Good cylinders mount ...
  Topic: Autolite Starters (from Kragen/Schuck's/Checker/etc.)??
airschooled

Replies: 41
Views: 5013

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:26 am   Subject: Re: Autolite Starters (from Kragen/Schuck's/Checker/etc.)??
That's the Air-Schooled Math Test for ya If something costs twice as much, but lasts four times as long, is it really more expensive?

https://moneywise.com/a/boots-theory-of-socioeconomic-unfairne ...
  Topic: Another thread for the *best* replacement panels..was rear ended
airschooled

Replies: 20
Views: 610

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:22 am   Subject: Re: Another thread for the *best* replacement panels..was rear ended
I just dressed up a freshly painted bus this week, that had both rear corners replaced with the Klockerholm panels. The left side went together without a hitch, so even if you got the cheap panels you ...
  Topic: Window Regulator Problem with New Replacement..! Includes blood!
airschooled

Replies: 9
Views: 240

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:23 pm   Subject: Re: Window Regulator Problem with New Replacement..! Includes blood!
the top forward part of the regulator will not sit under that lip.....it comes up too high. If I tuck the regulator under the lip......then it can't be bolted because the holes don't line up.

This ...
  Topic: 73 Beetle Fuel Pump Flange
airschooled

Replies: 3
Views: 96

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:22 pm   Subject: Re: 73 Beetle Fuel Pump Flange
Obligatory "new parts usually need this modification while OG parts don't" post:

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-QDI74acLY[/youtube]
  Topic: 1972 Westy front shocks and calipers
airschooled

Replies: 6
Views: 99

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:05 pm   Subject: Re: 1972 Westy front shocks and calipers
68-70 buses had smaller lower shock mounting studs/shock sleeves. Post a picture if you'd like a definite answer on if you have a stuck sleeve or incorrect shock/torsion arm combination.

A bus I wo ...
  Topic: 11th annual Family Road Trip!
airschooled

Replies: 45
Views: 1300

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:04 pm   Subject: Re: 11th annual Family Road Trip!
Yeessssss! Always love your videos, and the editing was fantastic! Can't wait for the next one Smile
Robbie
  Topic: I set valve clearances at the 10 timing mark. Bug is not happy.
airschooled

Replies: 28
Views: 728

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:15 am   Subject: Re: I set valve clearances at the 10 timing mark. Bug is not happy.
Back in ye olden daze, the Germans set the valve lash to .004" because that is exactly what was required for the engine. In the late sixties, VW couldn't figure out why American engines (their la ...
  Topic: 1974 Safare Camper
airschooled

Replies: 12
Views: 244

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:15 pm   Subject: Re: 1974 Safare Camper
Nice high top! Is the camper interior original? 😍

Still rocking the factory dual carbs? Most 72-74 high-tops I work with seem to have them, in various state of (sometimes dis)function.
  Topic: 1973 Automatic Bus
airschooled

Replies: 6
Views: 160

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:51 pm   Subject: Re: 1973 Automatic Bus
Hi and welcome! Nice elbow grease you've put in so far. Smile

Pictures go a long way on here, so grab some of the engine compartment, underneath the dash, and anything else you have questions about.
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  Topic: The Stupid Question Thread
airschooled

Replies: 9297
Views: 704567

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:51 am   Subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread
I have found bearing-destroying chunks lurking in the bottom of my tubs after cleaning new cases We are the oil filters on a Type 1 engine!
  Topic: Evidence you indeed own a old Hippie bus
airschooled

Replies: 45
Views: 1629

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:47 am   Subject: Re: Evidence you indeed own a old Hippie bus
Prophet Bus!

Definitely that, and not an engine/emissions code for factory assembly!
 
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