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  Topic: Building a bus for travel in Europe "euroBus"
dobryan

Replies: 701
Views: 49815

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 1:26 pm   Subject: Re: Building a bus for travel in Europe "euroBus"
The dash blower fan occasionally makes a squeak when running so it was time to lube it. The Mullendore port operation is excellent under this situation.

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  Topic: Building a bus for travel in Europe "euroBus"
dobryan

Replies: 701
Views: 49815

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 12:23 pm   Subject: Re: Building a bus for travel in Europe "euroBus"
Lately I have noticed that the euroBus has a dull clunk up front, not hard though, when I back up at full steering lock. I have looked and cannot find anything rubbing and it is definitely from the fr ...
  Topic: Poptop Lift Bar Went Through Roof!
dobryan

Replies: 21
Views: 504

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 9:46 am   Subject: Re: Poptop Lift Bar Went Through Roof!
you're missing the screws/bolts that go horizontally into the wood frame of the pop top as well.



Good eye.
  Topic: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
dobryan

Replies: 2650
Views: 113229

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 8:48 am   Subject: Re: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
Is it possible to kill a fuel pump?

Long story short, I drained my tank by jumping the relay, dropped it, re-sealed it, and put it all back together (with only minimal cussing).

Put the gas ba ...
  Topic: Poptop Lift Bar Went Through Roof!
dobryan

Replies: 21
Views: 504

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 8:01 am   Subject: Re: Poptop Lift Bar Went Through Roof!
You should be able to repair that. It will take more than just using epoxy to glue the pieces together though. I'd be adding a 6" x 6" or so fiberglass plate to the inside and outside of t ...
  Topic: Air conditioning options in 2021
dobryan

Replies: 13
Views: 308

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 7:27 am   Subject: Re: Air conditioning options in 2021


In any event, that tiny 5000 btu/hr AC needs 500 watts of electricity to run using the two rules above.

One car battery can support 500 watts output for about 60 minutes of time.

So it soun ...
  Topic: Kitchen seam repair -- fiberglass/filler/sealer
dobryan

Replies: 5
Views: 171

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 5:45 am   Subject: Re: Kitchen seam repair -- fiberglass/filler/sealer
If the fiberglass and epoxy was applied to a properly prepped surface (well scuffed with 80 grit so a good mechanical bond can be created) then it is not going anywhere. If it was applied directly on ...
  Topic: removable screens for sliding windows
dobryan

Replies: 9
Views: 396

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 5:34 am   Subject: Re: removable screens for sliding windows
You can do something like this. I do not see any need to have a border sew on the netting.

The neo magnets hold verry firmly. I can even use them through the glass, one on each side.


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  Topic: Air conditioning options in 2021
dobryan

Replies: 13
Views: 308

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 5:30 am   Subject: Re: Air conditioning options in 2021
While technically possible it is not practical to power a 5000 btu air conditioner off of batteries for several hours. The amount of batteries needed would be excessive and unpractical and very expen ...
  Topic: Trip Report: EPIC Adventure
dobryan

Replies: 15
Views: 387

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 9:32 pm   Subject: Re: Trip Report: EPIC Adventure
Yay! More!
  Topic: Another syncro Doka arrives!... or "WTF did I just do!?!"
dobryan

Replies: 115
Views: 7920

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:08 pm   Subject: Re: Another syncro Doka arrives!... or "WTF did I just do!?!"
Wow! Good on you for keeping at it. You and 4gears4tires could be brothers.
  Topic: Air conditioning - blowing black mesh
dobryan

Replies: 7
Views: 198

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:45 pm   Subject: Re: Air conditioning - blowing black mesh
When the black stuff started disintegrating on my a/c years ago I put the fan speed on 4 for a long time trying to pull as much out as possible. It kinda helped since the usual fan speed use was 2 or ...
  Topic: Air conditioning - blowing black mesh
dobryan

Replies: 7
Views: 198

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 12:49 pm   Subject: Re: Air conditioning - blowing black mesh
That black stuff is a foam wrap that is on the rear evaporator and is not easily replaced. It is not a simple filter. I wish it was. To fully replace or remove it you need to drop the a/c overhead uni ...
  Topic: LiFePO4 Batteries: Discussion Thread
dobryan

Replies: 614
Views: 29721

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:11 am   Subject: Re: LiFePO4 Batteries: Discussion Thread


Top and bottom balance.



It is my understanding that you can top OR bottom balance. Not both. For our intended usage top balancing is more appropriate.
  Topic: Building a Westy for Western travel, the 'West Coast Westy'
dobryan

Replies: 65
Views: 3824

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:06 am   Subject: Re: Building a Westy for Western travel, the 'West Coast Westy'
Baby has new shoes.

Rhein rims with 215/75/15 BFG KO2s.

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  Topic: And another two (we're back).
dobryan

Replies: 13
Views: 486

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:28 am   Subject: Re: And another two (we're back).
Assuming you mean this Dave. Yeppers. Iíll be out there with the Ď87 westy 3NTROPY and my 84 year old mom. Been 4 years since she was at SS.

Got a third westy I will build later this year as my We ...
  Topic: And another two (we're back).
dobryan

Replies: 13
Views: 486

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:13 am   Subject: Re: And another two (we're back).
I do not condone this heresy...Repent!

TROLL #Fist

In this case that was not troll post. It was a response to the good natured dig from Owokie.
  Topic: LiFePO4 Batteries: Discussion Thread
dobryan

Replies: 614
Views: 29721

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:13 pm   Subject: Re: LiFePO4 Batteries: Discussion Thread
That is reallly reallly serious swell. The 272ah set I got had nothing at all. My guess is those are trashed.
  Topic: 2006 EJ25 Compression readings
dobryan

Replies: 2
Views: 66

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:11 pm   Subject: Re: 2006 EJ25 Compression readings
Drop the motor, pull the heads, pull the pistons and look at the rings/cylinders. Let us know what you see.
  Topic: And another two (we're back).
dobryan

Replies: 13
Views: 486

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:05 pm   Subject: Re: And another two (we're back).
Assuming you mean this Dave. Yeppers. Iíll be out there with the Ď87 westy 3NTROPY and my 84 year old mom. Been 4 years since she was at SS.

Got a third westy I will build later this year as my We ...
 
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