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  Topic: Door speaker placement
alman72

Replies: 27
Views: 430

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed May 12, 2021 8:02 am   Subject: Re: Door speaker placement
2 vintage Realistic speaker boxes behind my seats with a bunch of extra cordage to move them around anywhere when i am parked. even outside on the roof.
  Topic: Wilco Rear Swing out Spare Tire carrier or...
alman72

Replies: 6
Views: 200

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue May 11, 2021 8:17 am   Subject: Re: Wilco Rear Swing out Spare Tire carrier or...
if i could find a nice weatherproof/UV proof bag or container, i would seriously consider putting it up in my luggage area. I never keep anything up there anyway.
  Topic: Tachometer wire routing tips please
alman72

Replies: 9
Views: 405

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun May 09, 2021 2:09 pm   Subject: Re: Tachometer wire routing tips please
there is no wire in the diagnostic plug that goes all the way up front, is there?
  Topic: Rusted star adjusters
alman72

Replies: 11
Views: 261

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 8:46 am   Subject: Re: Rusted star adjusters
there was talk awhile ago that a 50/50 mix of ATF and acetone works better than most everything. watched a couple Tube videos that tried really hard to be scientific, and it seem to do really well. Ra ...
  Topic: Type IV Manual
alman72

Replies: 19
Views: 528

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 5:06 am   Subject: Re: Type IV Manual
funny not/funny, but an actual owners manual for the year of vehicle you are interested in. Besides the engine, lots of little tidbits of knowledge. You see it on the samba quite frequently. "the ...
  Topic: What Year?
alman72

Replies: 32
Views: 882

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:28 pm   Subject: Re: What Year?


blah. . . blah . . .blah. . . I would LOVE to have a Syncro!

Your money might be best spent on upgrading that Syncro into a camper. It can be done. The hardest part is doing a poptop roof prop ...
  Topic: What Year?
alman72

Replies: 32
Views: 882

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:46 am   Subject: Re: What Year?
the damn internet....amiright?
  Topic: Getting a Type 4 engine to start after 10 years
alman72

Replies: 28
Views: 920

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:27 pm   Subject: Re: Getting a Type 4 engine to start after 10 years
Pictures of OP engine
No engine bay seal, probably disintegrated over the 10 years. Center mount carb with some FI components still in engine bay. But based on these two photos, I wouldn’t turn the k ...
  Topic: Buying a Bay Window
alman72

Replies: 218
Views: 5632

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:05 am   Subject: Re: Buying a Bay Window
totally helpless guys could take the bolt to a small time hardware, not big box. A clerk can tell you your threads count/pitch/metric or sae.
or you start grabiing nuts and see what fits the bolt. a ...
  Topic: 12v 600watt Cabin Heater for '76 bus
alman72

Replies: 25
Views: 672

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:47 am   Subject: Re: 12v 600watt Cabin Heater for '76 bus
small woostove ?
been done a few times. My fave also has a trap door on the floor for ice fishing.
edit-it MAY have been a split..
  Topic: Before and after body and paint work.... (Lego!)
alman72

Replies: 17
Views: 684

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:55 am   Subject: Re: Before and after body and paint work.... (Lego!)
kinda looks like Benny might be seated in the spaceship. THAT would have been funny stuff.
  Topic: Q: Heat and Power
alman72

Replies: 10
Views: 244

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:45 am   Subject: Re: Q: Heat and Power
the ground on the defrost likes to break. lefthand side, on the hinge. check and see if wire from window spade to body is broken.
nice to see another Mgander on the samba.
  Topic: Buying a Bay Window
alman72

Replies: 218
Views: 5632

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:36 am   Subject: Re: Buying a Bay Window
i also have the single progressive. on mine, when you take off the spring, the gas pedal loses its "return" from the floor. it is also hooked to the breather box. feel free to unhook it and ...
  Topic: Pricing my bus project help (1975 Westy) rust, engine, etc.
alman72

Replies: 47
Views: 1233

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:23 am   Subject: Re: Pricing my bus project help (1975 Westy) rust, engine, etc.
Stick fresh gas in it and see if it starts. If the motor is toast, that's a lot of $ and time to invest with the rust issues too.
Unfortunately you have some problematic rust areas (safety). I'd prob ...
  Topic: Buying a Bay Window
alman72

Replies: 218
Views: 5632

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 4:53 pm   Subject: Re: Buying a Bay Window
https://redirect.viglink.com/?format=go&jsonp=vglnk_161939468684513&key=952877567594ba15090512b8e2de0e66&libId=knxtl22d0100zvpz000DL4bo3l8wn&loc=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesamba.com%2Fvw%2Ff ...
  Topic: Before and after body and paint work.... (Lego!)
alman72

Replies: 17
Views: 684

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2021 9:19 am   Subject: Re: Before and after body and paint work.... (Lego!)
look how wavy that back corner is. welded too hot. Filled with bondo. Laughing
  Topic: Getting a Type 4 engine to start after 10 years
alman72

Replies: 28
Views: 920

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:33 am   Subject: Re: Getting a Type 4 engine to start after 10 years
if stored outside, window rubber will be likely cracked and leaking. likes to leak on the front windshield right down onto the fusebox and a couple of relays, like blinker and wipers.
  Topic: Rear Heat Outlets
alman72

Replies: 1
Views: 88

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 7:33 am   Subject: Re: Rear Heat Outlets
dont know about new, but orig german metal from Busted Bus,
or check the classifieds for "parting out" with different years that have the same configuraton as a 70
california bus, could ...
  Topic: Pop Top Roof Rack (Vintage/Luggage Style) - Where to Buy?
alman72

Replies: 11
Views: 464

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 5:34 pm   Subject: Re: Pop Top Roof Rack (Vintage/Luggage Style) - Where to Buy?
these have some reach
https://www.ebay.com/itm/373099983240?hash=item56de7df188:g:jwYAAOSwIFhf44n3
  Topic: Fixed odometer (I think) but now no turn signals? (SOLVED)
alman72

Replies: 4
Views: 132

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 1:50 pm   Subject: Re: Fixed odometer (I think) but now no turn signals? (SOLVED)
glag you have resolution, and thanks for the closure!!
 
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