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  Topic: Rear vent (smoker) window hinge
beetleman217

Replies: 6
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue May 10, 2022 6:10 pm   Subject: Re: Rear vent (smoker) window hinge
This sheds a lot of light on how the thing is built... thanks.
So that clamp is actually hiding inside the window frame, I wasn't even aware of its existence, as all I can see is what you see in the ...
  Topic: Rear vent (smoker) window hinge
beetleman217

Replies: 6
Views: 264

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon May 09, 2022 9:05 pm   Subject: Re: Rear vent (smoker) window hinge
Is there a diagram or photo of the stud? I'll post a photo of the window sill - there's no hole that goes through so I can't understand what the heck was there in the first place. Also, I'm not tryi ...
  Topic: Rear vent (smoker) window hinge
beetleman217

Replies: 6
Views: 264

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun May 08, 2022 9:39 pm   Subject: Rear vent (smoker) window hinge
My rear vent window's frame was rusted badly and I was able to find a nice replacement.

However, I'm not sure how the glass frame bottom hinge connects to the bus. There's just a hole in the windo ...
  Topic: Looking for a video of the chocolate beetles circa 2013
beetleman217

Replies: 1
Views: 631

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2021 9:42 pm   Subject: Re: Looking for a video of the chocolate beetles circa 2013
Posting a reply to my own thread...
Found the song - it's "Down the Road" by C2C
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpc3cCxWNkU
But the video with the bugs seems long gone Sad
  Topic: Looking for a video of the chocolate beetles circa 2013
beetleman217

Replies: 1
Views: 631

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:39 pm   Subject: Looking for a video of the chocolate beetles circa 2013
So around the beginning of 2013 there was this video online that was made by someone I believe from Europe, it featured 2 beetles - one was an oval if memory serves and one was a later, both were in c ...
  Topic: What's your MPG (miles per gallon) fuel gas mileage FAQ
beetleman217

Replies: 693
Views: 131451

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:58 pm   Subject: Re: What's your MPG (miles per gallon) fuel gas mileage FAQ
I will measure the idle rpm as well as the oil pressure and report back. However, since the symptoms I described appeared as soon as the bus left the shop after the distributor swap, it is likely that ...
  Topic: What's your MPG (miles per gallon) fuel gas mileage FAQ
beetleman217

Replies: 693
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:16 am   Subject: Re: What's your MPG (miles per gallon) fuel gas mileage FAQ
Hi Bill. thanks for the response. The engine has 4972 miles on it since rebuilt. The oil light problem started as soon as it came out of the shop after the distributor swap. I'm running 10-30 oil, and ...
  Topic: What's your MPG (miles per gallon) fuel gas mileage FAQ
beetleman217

Replies: 693
Views: 131451

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:10 pm   Subject: Re: What's your MPG (miles per gallon) fuel gas mileage FAQ
So I took the advice of this forum and bought a beautifully rebuilt SVDA distributor from member wcfvw69. This is the 022905205S Bosch that is the correct one for my 77 fuel injected engine.

I had ...
  Topic: Shaking front end when under load
beetleman217

Replies: 10
Views: 1243

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:35 am   Subject: Re: Shaking front end when under load
The problem is now solved. My old tires were shot. The were old and dry rotted and when they showed me them at the shop I was shocked. You couldn't tell they were that bad looking at them on the bus. ...
  Topic: Shaking front end when under load
beetleman217

Replies: 10
Views: 1243

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:52 pm   Subject: Re: Shaking front end when under load
Thanks guys for all the input, even if it was apocalyptic at times (flywheel coming off!)

The bus is in the shop now and after initial testing they think the rear tires are causing the wobbling. Th ...
  Topic: Tires on a Westy?
beetleman217

Replies: 20
Views: 924

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:14 pm   Subject: Re: Tires on a Westy?
The more I dive into this the more I want meaty off road tires. While the BFGoodriches seem to have been discontinued, I found the 27 General Grabbers to be very similar.

I could not find that st ...
  Topic: Tires on a Westy?
beetleman217

Replies: 20
Views: 924

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:40 pm   Subject: Re: Tires on a Westy?
Ron,

Can you advise on the difference between the 185's and 195's that you offer on your site? While I usually prefer stock setup, I'm thinking in this case the bigger the better.
  Topic: Tires on a Westy?
beetleman217

Replies: 20
Views: 924

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:53 pm   Subject: Re: Tires on a Westy?
I also have those same BFG's and love them. Check around though, they may have stopped making them in this size.

I can't find these anywhere online. So probably discontinued?
  Topic: Tires on a Westy?
beetleman217

Replies: 20
Views: 924

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:14 pm   Subject: Tires on a Westy?
The time has come for new tires for my 1977 Westy.

So I understand there's the reinforced sidewall issue - it is not recommended to use passenger car tires but rather tires that adhere to VW's spec ...
  Topic: Shaking front end when under load
beetleman217

Replies: 10
Views: 1243

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 10:27 am   Subject: Re: Shaking front end when under load
Could be steering damper?

It's not the steering wheel that's shaking, steering feels normal. Also, if it were, it would not be happening only under engine load, but all the time or at least randoml ...
  Topic: Shaking front end when under load
beetleman217

Replies: 10
Views: 1243

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 9:46 am   Subject: Shaking front end when under load
I was camping last weekend when on the way home (after a successful 200 mile trip) I started to feel shaking of the front of the bus, which seemed to be coming from the right corner. I suspected the f ...
  Topic: Tailgate and Brake light help
beetleman217

Replies: 22
Views: 1385

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:00 pm   Subject: Re: Tailgate and Brake light help
Thank you all for the input.

Wiggling the terminals that attach to the body fixed everything before I had a chance to take the assembly out. I must've moved them unintentionally when f'ing around i ...
  Topic: Tailgate and Brake light help
beetleman217

Replies: 22
Views: 1385

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:17 pm   Subject: Re: Tailgate and Brake light help
Checked the ground, it is solid.

So I assumed the 3rd is "robbing" the left brake light of power, so today I tried something else. I connected the 3rd to BOTH brake lights by means of a c ...
  Topic: Tailgate and Brake light help
beetleman217

Replies: 22
Views: 1385

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:58 pm   Subject: Re: Tailgate and Brake light help
I just installed a third brake light and have an electrical oddity. I connected its positive wire to the left brake light terminal with a piggy back connector. Its ground wire is simply screwed into t ...
  Topic: What's your MPG (miles per gallon) fuel gas mileage FAQ
beetleman217

Replies: 693
Views: 131451

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:22 am   Subject: Re: What's your MPG (miles per gallon) fuel gas mileage FAQ


Don't buy that distributor. It's a Cadrone remanufactured Bosch distributor. Search Cardone on this site. They are junk rebuilds. I've taken apart several of this Cardone rebuilds. They were all w ...
 
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