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  Topic: The mania deepens: 1991 Full Westy rescue
dobryan

Replies: 437
Views: 27616

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 10:02 am   Subject: Re: The mania deepens: 1991 Full Westy rescue
Sweet.

The front door gaskets are pretty thick, so is the rear hatch gasket. I have had success closing the door on a coaxial cable with no ill effects. YMMV.
  Topic: Another Hot Foot question.
dobryan

Replies: 19
Views: 600

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 9:11 am   Subject: Re: Another Hot Foot question.
I added the ford valve on the interior heater hose and it works great. I left the stock valve open in place.

Notice that you can use the stock heater cable to activate the ford valve.

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  Topic: Vanagon Taller transaxle
dobryan

Replies: 10
Views: 288

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 5:38 am   Subject: Re: Vanagon Taller transaxle
I have been running an '87 westy with a subaru 2.5 for over 15 years. I had a transmission built many years ago with a taller third and fourth gear. Stock tire diameter. Hated it. It was great on t ...
  Topic: Did I just screw up these REAR BEARINGS, or is this normal?
dobryan

Replies: 67
Views: 1752

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 9:12 am   Subject: Re: Did I just screw up these REAR BEARINGS, or is this normal?
He said he learned that the engine is full of nuts and bolts, that if you are in an emergency, can be scavanged to repair a more critical part of the car.

Rod bolts make great exhaust bolts in a pi ...
  Topic: Very strange "no power" phenomenon with '89 2.1 (SOLVED)
dobryan

Replies: 40
Views: 2123

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 8:07 am   Subject: Re: Very strange "no power" phenomenon with '89 2.1 (SOLVED)
It isnít your running problem but on your distributor photos I donít see a dust cap below the rotor.
If you look closely at the installed distributor cap without the dust cap installed there will Be ...
  Topic: Reviving a Syncro
dobryan

Replies: 439
Views: 41217

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 6:41 am   Subject: Re: Reviving a Syncro

She tracks her Golf R at High Plains raceway. I have to remind her that we're not the kind of people who can afford new tires and brake pads every time she goes out for laps. I liked it better when ...
  Topic: Did I just screw up these REAR BEARINGS, or is this normal?
dobryan

Replies: 67
Views: 1752

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 5:20 am   Subject: Re: Did I just screw up these REAR BEARINGS, or is this normal?
Looks nice and clean!

Did you service the CVs too?
  Topic: Vanagon Security and Theft Prevention Thread
dobryan

Replies: 37
Views: 2880

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:39 am   Subject: Re: Vanagon Security and Theft Prevention Thread
Cross referencing this other topic here.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=568723&highlight=gps
  Topic: Did I just screw up these REAR BEARINGS, or is this normal?
dobryan

Replies: 67
Views: 1752

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:42 am   Subject: Re: Did I just screw up these REAR BEARINGS, or is this normal?
Ed,

You need to take off the CV's and service them. Really. Clean them up, inspect for abnormal wear, regrease, install. I would run the old boots if they are not torn. New boots have been a pro ...
  Topic: Poll: Long drive, did you make it? 1,000+ miles
dobryan

Replies: 770
Views: 83970

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 12:54 pm   Subject: Re: Poll: Long drive, did you make it? 1,000+ miles
2000 miles from Maryland to Utah for Syncro Solstice.

(Full disclosure, I did have to reattach the throttle cable at the engine when it pulled out of the barrel nut.)

My office currently. Work ...
  Topic: HELP! 1980 2.0 Aircooled Stuck in CO, won't start
dobryan

Replies: 11
Views: 420

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 3:24 pm   Subject: Re: HELP! 1980 2.0 Aircooled Stuck in CO, won't start
Glad you are back on the road! Very Happy
  Topic: Vanagon Security and Theft Prevention Thread
dobryan

Replies: 37
Views: 2880

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Sep 18, 2021 3:19 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagon Security and Theft Prevention Thread
I do not see how extra door locks help at all. If I want to get in the nearest rock will get me in.
  Topic: Sanchius and Tuna ride again...
dobryan

Replies: 667
Views: 59680

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2021 4:28 pm   Subject: Re: Sanchius and Tuna ride again...
Thanks for taking us along. I can smell the coolant from here.
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
dobryan

Replies: 11551
Views: 2052720

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:16 am   Subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today?
I installed a speedisleeve on the trans ouput hub and then drove down to Basye VA for some lift access downhill mountain biking and when I got back I looked under the van. Still leaking! I installed a ...
  Topic: Build thread: Aussie Westfalia Conversion
dobryan

Replies: 268
Views: 23500

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:12 am   Subject: Re: Build thread: Aussie Westfalia Conversion
Awesome! Enjoy!
  Topic: Denver Vanagons & Microbrews (like Cars & Coffee, but tastier)
dobryan

Replies: 189
Views: 13464

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2021 7:34 pm   Subject: Re: Denver Vanagons & Microbrews (like Cars & Coffee, but tastier)
Thanks everyone for making this fellow from Maryland feel
so welcomed. And there were awesome buses here. Beautiful builds Iíd love to see more of here on the samba.


https://www.thesamba.com/vw ...
  Topic: T3 Technique Ball Joints - Not created equal
dobryan

Replies: 42
Views: 2568

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2021 7:10 am   Subject: Re: T3 Technique Ball Joints - Not created equal
Oh my!

I'll order several sets.

Take my money.....
  Topic: Fiberglass bumper/cladding repair
dobryan

Replies: 31
Views: 1251

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2021 6:58 am   Subject: Re: Fiberglass bumper/cladding repair
I might be wrong here, but I once heard the term "clip" referred to the part which was ruined in the accident. This means if you want the front part of a car you need to order a rear " ...
  Topic: Cost of 1.9 -> 2.1L engine
dobryan

Replies: 22
Views: 693

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:07 pm   Subject: Re: Cost of 1.9 -> 2.1L engine
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=525798
  Topic: Portable cooler that fits in fridge space
dobryan

Replies: 6
Views: 333

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2021 9:13 am   Subject: Re: Portable cooler that fits in fridge space
If you can afford it the Truckfridge 49 would be the way to go for you. No mods to the cabinets like for the TF65 like I have.

You can buy a LiFePO4 battery and charge it at home and then just hoo ...
 
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