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  Topic: buying an electric choke
busdaddy

Replies: 2
Views: 55

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Yesterday 5:26 pm   Subject: Re: buying an electric choke
Is this a replacement part for an existing carb?, or are you contemplating a whole new carb?
  Topic: 78 westy rear roof rack bolts - how does it go together?
busdaddy

Replies: 5
Views: 104

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 4:55 pm   Subject: Re: 78 westy rear roof rack bolts - how does it go together?
This might help a little: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=622146&highlight=rack+screws
  Topic: Transmission seizes in reverse grinds in 2nd
busdaddy

Replies: 6
Views: 240

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Yesterday 4:52 pm   Subject: Re: Transmission seizes in reverse grinds in 2nd
The clutch adjustment doesn't sound terrible, but there's many factors that could cause the input shaft to still be spinning when the pedal is depressed. A slightly warped disc, crap on the splines pr ...
  Topic: 1300 runs only when starter is engaged
busdaddy

Replies: 17
Views: 330

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Yesterday 4:43 pm   Subject: Re: 1300 runs only when starter is engaged
Sound advice, but the OP says they already tested at the switch and got nothing on #15, sounds like China's finest strikes again......

The only other possibility I can imagine would be a severely w ...
  Topic: Transmission seizes in reverse grinds in 2nd
busdaddy

Replies: 6
Views: 240

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Yesterday 3:12 pm   Subject: Re: Transmission seizes in reverse grinds in 2nd
Welcome!
I wonder if the reverse issue is a brake binding up.
As for the second gear problem can you put it in gear with the engine shut off?, you could have a clutch adjustment issue, or a bad pil ...
  Topic: new battery no power-update
busdaddy

Replies: 24
Views: 484

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 3:06 pm   Subject: Re: new battery no power-update
What color is the smoke?, white?, blue?, black?, purple?
  Topic: Curil T case sealing specifics?
busdaddy

Replies: 5
Views: 342

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Yesterday 10:47 am   Subject: Re: Curil T case sealing specifics?
Give an acid brush a haircut so the bristles are ~ 3/8" long, then use it to dab the sealer on in an even thin layer all over the seam, it should have a texture like popcorn ceilings when you are ...
  Topic: The Stupid Question Thread
busdaddy

Replies: 9561
Views: 753328

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Yesterday 10:43 am   Subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread
Extra, the manifold goes right up against the case, use whatever size washers are required to bridge the slot in the manifold casting, don't do the final tightening until everything is installed so al ...
  Topic: 1300 runs only when starter is engaged
busdaddy

Replies: 17
Views: 330

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 9:24 pm   Subject: Re: 1300 runs only when starter is engaged
,,,,,,,. typically there is a "ballast" resistor in the circuit. the key switch has Start and Run..... in the Run position battery power goes through the ballast resistor to lower the volta ...
  Topic: Starts and runs, then won't
busdaddy

Replies: 6
Views: 253

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:25 pm   Subject: Re: Starts and runs, then won't
...both carbs getting plenty of fuel..
Even when it's acting up?, or in the driveway after it's cooled?
  Topic: 1300 runs only when starter is engaged
busdaddy

Replies: 17
Views: 330

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:23 pm   Subject: Re: 1300 runs only when starter is engaged
it runs like a beast with the starter engaged...would dirty points even allow that to happen?
Not likely, more like not run at all, sounds like it runs OK but loses power to the coil when you release ...
  Topic: 1300 runs only when starter is engaged
busdaddy

Replies: 17
Views: 330

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:32 pm   Subject: Re: 1300 runs only when starter is engaged
Everything you describe sounds like an ignition switch problem, new switches aren't all perfect right out of the box anymore.
Temporarily attach a test lead between the battery + and the #15 (+) ter ...
  Topic: new battery no power-update
busdaddy

Replies: 24
Views: 484

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:27 pm   Subject: Re: new battery no power-update
Even with ethanol sitting since this March shouldn't glue them shut (famous last words), it's more likely a vacuum leak if the timing hasn't changed since it ran last. When it's trying to fire (catch? ...
  Topic: new battery no power-update
busdaddy

Replies: 24
Views: 484

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 3:51 pm   Subject: Re: new battery no power-update
Start by testing the DR and the pump at the same time, depress the flap in the AFM while the key is on and listen for a click from the DR and the hissing of flowing fuel. (if you plan on taking more t ...
  Topic: This day in history
busdaddy

Replies: 531
Views: 59429

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 3:39 pm   Subject: Re: This day in history
30 freaking years ago today, wow time flies.......


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  Topic: 1971 Bay "time capsule" 32,000 og miles
busdaddy

Replies: 154
Views: 7340

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 8:50 am   Subject: Re: 1971 Bay "time capsule" 32,000 og miles
Last item for now I could use some input on is what size screw / thread pitch and the corresponding tap I need. This is the rear seat back screw that mounts it to the brackets. When I got the Bus, two ...
  Topic: new battery no power-update
busdaddy

Replies: 24
Views: 484

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 8:47 am   Subject: Re: new battery no power-update
That's the worst place to locate the relay, if you do replace it move it to the inside of the engine compartment out of the weather. To bypass it move the red/black wire from the relay to the spade te ...
  Topic: Advice on Vacuum Leaks
busdaddy

Replies: 7
Views: 184

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 8:42 am   Subject: Re: Advice on Vacuum Leaks
Sounds like a good place to start, here's how to find them: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=620083&highlight=smoke+tester
  Topic: Where does this spring go?
busdaddy

Replies: 3
Views: 207

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:06 pm   Subject: Re: Where does this spring go?
Correct on both accounts, it went to that bracket on the EGR valve, and you'll have to do some bending on the end with strong pliers to reshape a new hook.

Late models required two throttle return ...
  Topic: new battery no power-update
busdaddy

Replies: 24
Views: 484

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2021 9:03 am   Subject: Re: new battery no power
From the looks of the cable for the negative terminal in your gallery pics it's been a long time since it's been off and cleaned, red is also a bad choice for a ground cable, one bad jump starting mov ...
 
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