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  Topic: Automatic or Manual?
airschooled

Replies: 11
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Today 11:04 am   Subject: Re: Automatic or Manual?
I love all the automatics; either would be a fine choice if it is well taken care of. The earlier style prefers a stock engine configuration for compatibility, while the later style doesn't particular ...
  Topic: Clutch kits
airschooled

Replies: 43
Views: 1464

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Today 10:36 am   Subject: Re: Clutch kits
Hi All.. adding another question regarding clutches!! I to have a a 1970 bus. Just got a new 2.1 air cooled engine with Performance clutch, built by ACE! My transmission has been upgraded to a freeway ...
  Topic: "Getting out of storage" checklist
airschooled

Replies: 4
Views: 90

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Today 10:25 am   Subject: Re: "Getting out of storage" checklist
My Winterizing worksheet has a Spring wake-up section at the bottom. On the left side, second link down.

https://www.airschooled.com/resources


Of course, much of the Spring list implies that y ...
  Topic: 1979 carburetor to fuel injection conversion
airschooled

Replies: 18
Views: 248

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 4:27 pm   Subject: Re: 1979 carburetor to fuel injection conversion
Bummer about your smog shop.

I would qualify for that new program, except I drive too many miles for collector insurance... Laughing

Steve, do you or anyone else have the EO number for a Ď79 CA ...
  Topic: 1979 carburetor to fuel injection conversion
airschooled

Replies: 18
Views: 248

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 3:03 pm   Subject: Re: 1979 carburetor to fuel injection conversion
BTW, Washington State stopped smog testing as of this year. Dancing
Maybe California can follow suit. (Although the smog testing, repairs and enforcement make a lot of money for a lot of people in ...
  Topic: 1979 carburetor to fuel injection conversion
airschooled

Replies: 18
Views: 248

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 2:59 pm   Subject: Re: 1979 carburetor to fuel injection conversion
What's a smog test?

A sure-fire way to keep all the late bays in California running like tops.
  Topic: 1979 carburetor to fuel injection conversion
airschooled

Replies: 18
Views: 248

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 1:52 pm   Subject: Re: 1979 carburetor to fuel injection conversion
Robbie - can you clarify... don't you need to install the EGR system to pass smog in CA? (This is just ploy to get one more thing out of my garage). I read you are going to use the EGR hole for an ...
  Topic: 1979 carburetor to fuel injection conversion
airschooled

Replies: 18
Views: 248

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 11:07 am   Subject: 1979 carburetor to fuel injection conversion
Hi everyone,

With Tour cancelled this year I'm helping a few people out locally, and the current project is a '79 Westy that has been smogged for cash under the table for a decade. Now the owner wa ...
  Topic: Paint Matching
airschooled

Replies: 17
Views: 225

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:50 am   Subject: Re: Paint Matching
Steve- check under the elevated pop-top Wink

The underside of your deck lid is quite green as well, but those #3 Philips screws don't always come out easy.

Any professional paint shop should ...
  Topic: "There she dribbles...."
airschooled

Replies: 61
Views: 1350

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:15 am   Subject: Re: "There she dribbles...."
Yes! The sealant has to come out! A) if it doesnít, you used the wrong sealant B) if you exhale smoke, youíre wasting money. Wink perfect watermark on that picture.

Itís a fine line between th ...
  Topic: Colorado's San Juan Scenic Byway
airschooled

Replies: 20
Views: 456

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:09 am   Subject: Re: Colorado's San Juan Scenic Byway
Good luck! Keep it rubber side down, and donít roast the wheel bearings at 85mph Razz

Have fun,
Robbie
  Topic: Early '68 Rear brake issue
airschooled

Replies: 13
Views: 150

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:38 pm   Subject: Re: Early '68 Rear brake issue
Ok I went downstairs and grabbed Bentley... 68-70 drums all have the same functional ID, so you should be able to run 69-70 drums in a pinch until you get the correct quality part.

For the readers ...
  Topic: Early '68 Rear brake issue
airschooled

Replies: 13
Views: 150

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:09 pm   Subject: Re: Early '68 Rear brake issue
As far as I know, 68-70 drums are the same except for the splash-guarding slot in the drum, and corresponding lip on the backing plate.

Anybody have firsthand experience putting. 69-70 drum on a 6 ...
  Topic: Bus Depot "disk brake upgrade kit"
airschooled

Replies: 3
Views: 288

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:29 pm   Subject: Re: Bus Depot "disk brake upgrade kit"
Yes, the kit is fine if you don't mind a little grinding.

What part of the story are we missing where a $20 seal set won't replace your dust caps? Razz

Robbie
  Topic: Front tortion bars reinstall
airschooled

Replies: 6
Views: 91

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:18 pm   Subject: Re: Front tortion bars reinstall
Alignment of the leaves is critical. I 3D printed a jig that can live inside the beam, and it keeps the leaves aligned for installation into the beam, and installation of the torsion arms.

https:/ ...
  Topic: "There she dribbles...."
airschooled

Replies: 61
Views: 1350

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:13 pm   Subject: Re: "There she dribbles...."
If the engine lives its life at full throttle, the weight of the car doesn't matter. Load is load. Wink
  Topic: Early '68 Rear brake issue
airschooled

Replies: 13
Views: 150

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:11 pm   Subject: Re: Early '68 Rear brake issue
Wolfsburg West has them in stock and ships daily all over.

The quality is superb; still made in Germany, and WAY better than the other available drums.

https://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/Details ...
  Topic: "There she dribbles...."
airschooled

Replies: 61
Views: 1350

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:18 am   Subject: Re: "There she dribbles...."
Andy, you bring up a good point, because T1 and T4 engines have very different rotational support. T1 engines make more noise in the cab, because the mustache bar gives the engine leverage on the chas ...
  Topic: 1800cc Type 4 engine rebuild - 74 westy
airschooled

Replies: 65
Views: 1496

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:30 am   Subject: Re: 1800cc Type 4 engine rebuild - 74 westy
Still kind of in a holding pattern. I'm waiting to hear back from Web Cam on an ETA for the cam and followers. I received a voicemail from Faith, that it would be no problem to have the cam redone. It ...
  Topic: Crusher - next to go in when saved
airschooled

Replies: 132
Views: 5900

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:17 am   Subject: Re: Crusher - next to go in when saved
Up near the heater bellows area on the drivers side there is a valve with a small tap off line off the brake booster vacuum line. Not sure why or where you would want to have an extra vacuum tap off. ...
 
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