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  Topic: LuftWagens Klub - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
don.ville

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PostForum: Shows/Events/Camping/Clubs   Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:15 am   Subject: Re: LuftWagens Klub - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
From Al (@killerwatt):
Last week we lost Marshall Painter after years of battling health issues. There will be a service Saturday and afterwards we are having a potluck celebration of life to honor ...
  Topic: 67 Standard Peach Kombi, West Palm Beach, FL
don.ville

Replies: 709
Views: 156440

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:03 am   Subject: Re: 67 Standard Peach Kombi, West Palm Beach, FL
I see that.
Hmmmm.
  Topic: 67 Standard Peach Kombi, West Palm Beach, FL
don.ville

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:59 pm   Subject: Re: 67 Standard Peach Kombi, West Palm Beach, FL
My backup carb on the left with the top section from my main carb installed.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1930138.jpg

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1930136.jpg
https://www ...
  Topic: 67 Standard Peach Kombi, West Palm Beach, FL
don.ville

Replies: 709
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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:38 pm   Subject: Re: 67 Standard Peach Kombi, West Palm Beach, FL
Ok. I think I have figured out my problem.

I found the original carb has a problem where the choke plate shaft was binding. Probably that caused it to not start that day.

My backup carb had a s ...
  Topic: 67 Standard Peach Kombi, West Palm Beach, FL
don.ville

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Views: 156440

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:10 pm   Subject: Re: 67 Standard Peach Kombi, West Palm Beach, FL
At least you have peace of mind that your carb is clean.

Yep Smile

When I break down that’s what I want people to say while I’m at the side of the road. ... “wow, look at that clean carb!!!”
...
  Topic: 67 Standard Peach Kombi, West Palm Beach, FL
don.ville

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:56 pm   Subject: Re: 67 Standard Peach Kombi, West Palm Beach, FL
Haven’t driven the bus in a while so I Went to drive bus to work today and it would not start.
I noticed fuel soaked at the gasket seams.

Later I decided to remove the carb just to check it out. ...
  Topic: 1958 "Coram Rug Works" Bus
don.ville

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:27 am   Subject: Re: 1958 "Coram Rug Works" Bus
I found some very cool history on Coram Rug Works, the company.

http://www.longwood.k12.ny.us/community/longwood_journey/hamlets/coram/coram_rug_works
  Topic: 67 Standard Peach Kombi, West Palm Beach, FL
don.ville

Replies: 709
Views: 156440

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 11:10 am   Subject: Re: 67 Standard Peach Kombi, West Palm Beach, FL
Evolution of the face of this bus.
1996
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1902971.jpg
2008
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1902972.jpg
2014
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix ...
  Topic: Camper interior build on a 64 Kombi
don.ville

Replies: 341
Views: 25223

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:17 pm   Subject: Re: Camper interior build on a 64 Kombi
Curious if you took the time to weigh all the parts before putting them in?
How much does it all weigh if so?
  Topic: ARFLD Annual Replace Fuel Line Day
don.ville

Replies: 19
Views: 946

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:24 pm   Subject: Re: ARFLD Annual Replace Fuel Line Day
Wow, super nice.
I did mine like this.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/515112.jpg
  Topic: ARFLD Annual Replace Fuel Line Day
don.ville

Replies: 19
Views: 946

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:48 pm   Subject: Re: ARFLD Annual Replace Fuel Line Day
Got mine today.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1900547.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1900546.jpg

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1900545.jpg
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  Topic: ARFLD Annual Replace Fuel Line Day
don.ville

Replies: 19
Views: 946

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:11 pm   Subject: Re: ARFLD Annual Replace Fuel Line Day
Thanks. Just ordered 3 meters
  Topic: Bump stops - on lowered bus/narrowed beam
don.ville

Replies: 19
Views: 3609

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:20 am   Subject: Re: Bump stops - on lowered bus/narrowed beam
My plan was to install a zip tie at the lowest part of the exposed shaft.
Ride around until I can get tire to rub.

Add some pieces of cut up tire tread (or thick rubber) shaped like the letter C ...
  Topic: Air shocks for a 1960 23 window
don.ville

Replies: 12
Views: 531

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:08 pm   Subject: Re: Air shocks for a 1960 23 window
Now you know why people go with a narrower beam.
If you look above the front tire you will see The fender has more vertical room for travel the closer the front tires are to the center.
  Topic: Crazy headliners
don.ville

Replies: 20
Views: 1171

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:16 am   Subject: Re: Crazy headliners


Looks like a lot of work! Maybe that faux suede material? I bet that bus smells like a newer car.
Maybe back in 1995 when they did that. Now it just smells like old hippies and horsehair 😀 ...
  Topic: 67 Standard Peach Kombi, West Palm Beach, FL
don.ville

Replies: 709
Views: 156440

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:02 am   Subject: Re: 67 Standard Peach Kombi, West Palm Beach, FL
I have the all red taillight lens without the orange section
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/info/wiring/bus_67.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/info/wiring/bus_67_USA.jpg
  Topic: Air shocks for a 1960 23 window
don.ville

Replies: 12
Views: 531

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:48 pm   Subject: Re: Air shocks for a 1960 23 window
I have them on on the front and rear of my bus.

I have never inflated the fronts, didn't even add the air lines, because l am very satisfied with the current ride height.


FRONT: https://www.th ...
  Topic: Bump stops - on lowered bus/narrowed beam
don.ville

Replies: 19
Views: 3609

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:01 am   Subject: Bump stops - on lowered bus/narrowed beam
Interesting

Thinking about adding bumps stops inside the front shocks.
If I'm hearing you correctly, then: when a bump-stop occurs at maximum downward travel, the shock(s) would stop compressing ...
  Topic: Crazy headliners
don.ville

Replies: 20
Views: 1171

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:55 am   Subject: Re: Crazy headliners

Whoa, the air tube gives it an aircraft interior vibe. Does this bus have AC installed?

Nope just funky ass traffic jam exhaust air spread to all the passengers. Very Happy

Previous Owner handiwork. ...
  Topic: Crazy headliners
don.ville

Replies: 20
Views: 1171

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:08 pm   Subject: Re: Crazy headliners
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/520768.jpg
 
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