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  Topic: Installing indoor/outdoor thermometer
dobryan

Replies: 8
Views: 243

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 12:36 pm   Subject: Re: Installing indoor/outdoor thermometer
I am a really big fan of this type of gauge.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07S1SP6TL/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I put one remote in my fridge, the other is in a b ...
  Topic: Introduction, Thank you and Friendly PSA
dobryan

Replies: 5
Views: 351

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 12:33 pm   Subject: Re: Introduction, Thank you and Friendly PSA
I feel for you! I lost my westy in 2008 to an engine fire. I had totally rebuilt it, new fuel lines too, and shit happens. Crying or Very sad

I am a lifer so of course I bought some more and am living my dr ...
  Topic: Building a bus for travel in Europe "euroBus"
dobryan

Replies: 726
Views: 53312

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 9:12 am   Subject: Re: Building a bus for travel in Europe "euroBus"
As part of fixing the flange seal I drained the transmission.

This is at the 3500 mile mark.


https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2203180.jpg

Nothing alarming and new gear oil went in. ...
  Topic: Building a bus for travel in Europe "euroBus"
dobryan

Replies: 726
Views: 53312

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 9:10 am   Subject: Re: Building a bus for travel in Europe "euroBus"
A while back I noticed that the drivers side axle flange was weeping gear oil. Boo.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2203181.jpg

Finally got around to fixing it.

Pulled the flange off ...
  Topic: The mania deepens: 1991 Full Westy rescue
dobryan

Replies: 435
Views: 26697

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 9:02 am   Subject: Re: The mania deepens: 1991 Full Westy rescue
Seems to look great when you are lying in a ditch.... Cool
  Topic: Rear drop opening window
dobryan

Replies: 12
Views: 528

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 5:42 am   Subject: Re: Rear drop opening window
I'd strongly recommend painting the inside of that body panel with a good two part epoxy paint including all the way down to the lowest level the water can go. Then coat the heck out of it with waxoy ...
  Topic: Poll: Long drive, did you make it? 1,000+ miles
dobryan

Replies: 747
Views: 80157

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 5:34 am   Subject: Re: Poll: Long drive, did you make it? 1,000+ miles
^^^^^ Yaaay! Very Happy
  Topic: Syncro Solstice 2021: September 3 - 6
dobryan

Replies: 33
Views: 1375

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2021 6:28 pm   Subject: Re: Syncro Solstice 2021: September 3 - 6
Registration is being worked on currently. Stay tuned. Very Happy
  Topic: Across the world via Syncro - Advice & Stories // SyncroTravels
dobryan

Replies: 3
Views: 187

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2021 1:04 pm   Subject: Re: Across the world via Syncro - Advice & Stories // SyncroTravels
Thanks! I also watched the video series and look forward to the interview.
  Topic: Rocky Jennings Motor value
dobryan

Replies: 25
Views: 1080

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2021 12:55 pm   Subject: Re: Rocky Jennings Motor value
It would be good to know hot oil idle pressure, hot oil pressure at 4000rpm, compression test, and leakdown test results. Basically an engine physical.
  Topic: EZ method: Installing Tintop A/C Duct To STAY UP!
dobryan

Replies: 7
Views: 279

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:15 am   Subject: Re: EZ method: Installing Tintop A/C Duct To STAY UP!
Good job Dave. Got er dun.
  Topic: Rebuild...... 1990 Air Conditioning
dobryan

Replies: 234
Views: 10110

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:10 am   Subject: Re: Rebuild...... 1990 Air Conditioning
Driving today with my Duct Work

49° out of the vents in front
89.2° going into the Evaporator coil.

That’s a 40° drop across the coil!
Not bad at all.

That is inspiring! Very Happy
  Topic: SOS: stuck with family and dead auto trans near Breckenridge, CO
dobryan

Replies: 47
Views: 1551

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:34 am   Subject: Re: SOS: stuck with family and dead auto trans near Breckenridge, CO
Christian, Sorry to hear your troubles. There will be a next time. Safe travels.
  Topic: Poll: Long drive, did you make it? 1,000+ miles
dobryan

Replies: 747
Views: 80157

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 7:14 am   Subject: Re: Poll: Long drive, did you make it? 1,000+ miles
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2199572.jpg

8062 miles. Cape Cod to the Oregon Coast and back. Pic at Carhenge NE

Love it!
  Topic: What PORTABLE fridge do you use?
dobryan

Replies: 328
Views: 79515

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:09 am   Subject: Re: What PORTABLE fridge do you use?
I have the Costway 55 quart fridge, which is basically the same as the Smittybuilt and a few others. Before and during my last trip, it nearly drove me to the brink of insanity.

https://www.costwa ...
  Topic: Battle Jitney Syncro camper build thread
dobryan

Replies: 224
Views: 60777

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:24 pm   Subject: Re: Battle Jitney Syncro camper build thread
I know you’ll get a good sale and have a great time with the LT. Of course I will be following that build topic too. Very Happy
  Topic: Colorado Backyard Trip Report
dobryan

Replies: 25
Views: 604

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:52 am   Subject: Re: Colorado Backyard Trip Report
Popcorn
  Topic: A few neat things I did on my Vanagon build...
dobryan

Replies: 26
Views: 1248

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:14 am   Subject: Re: A few neat things I did on my Vanagon build...
just an FYI, and I know you are all set up and leaving.
but you are running a 2wd. you can put a normal sized spare in the clamshell.
consider it a doughnut it'll be fine to get you around/down the ...
  Topic: Van Tracker VT ..... GPS and Cellular door opened notification
dobryan

Replies: 13
Views: 477

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:03 am   Subject: Re: Van Tracker VT ..... GPS and Cellular door opened notification
This would be a good question for the maker. He likely knows how good the antennae is inside a tin top.
  Topic: Build thread - My (love it & hate it) hightop westy project
dobryan

Replies: 107
Views: 6536

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 4:59 pm   Subject: Re: Build thread - My (love it & hate it) hightop westy project
Love it!

BTW I also sit and admire my bus too. You are in good company.
 
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