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  Topic: Pop-Top Protection
fishgo

Replies: 11
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:50 pm   Subject: Re: Pop-Top Protection
I use the Yakima boat loader for my canoe and kayaks. Works great, Much simpler to load a canoe with one person than two!



Ah that's interesting. You have one installed in each crossbar? Do you ...
  Topic: Aircooled Engine Build - What to do?
fishgo

Replies: 7
Views: 392

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2021 11:57 am   Subject: Re: Aircooled Engine Build - What to do?
I use the bus exhaust muffler (requires spacers which you mention) to extend from the heater boxes but Boston Bob recommended you drill a good number of 1/4" holes into the inside tin inside the ...
  Topic: Things your van did recently
fishgo

Replies: 1513
Views: 423512

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2021 8:34 am   Subject: Re: Things your van did recently


BUT, In our moment of glory, we were shamed. Look what we parked next to. It has it's original stock motor, just like we do.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2213226.jpg


Isn't ...
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
fishgo

Replies: 11572
Views: 2067736

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2021 1:26 pm   Subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today?
Started it after five years sitting. I had to replace Boston Bob's engine, pictured below about ten years ago, with a rebuild from Adrian at Headflowmasters. Didn't take a single picture this time.
...
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
fishgo

Replies: 11572
Views: 2067736

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 8:27 am   Subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today?
Finally smoke tested the engine after getting more stalling at stops instead of once in a blue moon, fully expecting several leaks, but had just one. Crankcase vent hose was leaking at the breather t ...
  Topic: General Grabber ATX2 14-inch tire question
fishgo

Replies: 10
Views: 1261

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:30 am   Subject: Re: General Grabber ATX2 14-inch tire question
It seems quite a few volks are running some version of Grabbers on their 14" rims. The current version has a load rating (1,520) that's less than what I've read from different sources as being ...
  Topic: Solved!: Battery warning light intermittant
fishgo

Replies: 10
Views: 408

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:35 am   Subject: Re: Solved!: Battery warning light intermittant
Update: New voltage regulator from FLAPS (Meyer brand?? knock-off but works) brings charging back to normal operation. I'll order a spare and keep it in my on-board storage spares kit. Thanks all f ...
  Topic: Solved!: Battery warning light intermittant
fishgo

Replies: 10
Views: 408

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:44 pm   Subject: Re: Battery warning light intermittant
Maybe this might be the problem?

Can anyone identify this brand? I just ordered a Bosch model and hope it fits in the meantime.


https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2187761.jpg
  Topic: Solved!: Battery warning light intermittant
fishgo

Replies: 10
Views: 408

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:08 am   Subject: Re: Battery warning light intermittant
Can just the regulator be replaced, or is a rebuilt alternator needed?
  Topic: Solved!: Battery warning light intermittant
fishgo

Replies: 10
Views: 408

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:36 am   Subject: Solved!: Battery warning light intermittant
My battery light is beginning to light. I just completed a 4,000 mile trip and the next day the warning light was on longer than normal during start up. As I drove off (higher RPMs), it went out. A ...
  Topic: loloracks - bike rack
fishgo

Replies: 37
Views: 1269

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:51 am   Subject: Re: lolorvacks - bike rack
I've seen one on a van (not a vanagon) at The Shed, (Frederick Watershed) the local gravity trail area. Neat bike rack and certainly built sturdier than my Saris. I am considering this rack or the 1up ...
  Topic: Thinking of adding a speed control knob to sink pump. Thoughts?
fishgo

Replies: 14
Views: 281

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 12:20 pm   Subject: Re: Thinking of adding a speed control knob to sink pump. Thoughts?
I donít *think* Iíll run into any problems but thought Iíd post here before I do in-case Iím missing something. I think I heard the sureflow faucet has adjustable flow or am I making that up?

I t ...
  Topic: Thinking of adding a speed control knob to sink pump. Thoughts?
fishgo

Replies: 14
Views: 281

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:15 am   Subject: Re: Thinking of adding a speed control knob to sink pump. Thoughts?
I donít *think* Iíll run into any problems but thought Iíd post here before I do in-case Iím missing something. I think I heard the sureflow faucet has adjustable flow or am I making that up?

I t ...
  Topic: General Grabber ATX 27x8.50R14 WHEELS?
fishgo

Replies: 14
Views: 560

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:54 pm   Subject: Re: General Grabber ATX 27x8.50R14 WHEELS?
I hope you'll be happy with the Grabbers. I am. Got them in summer of 2019, and have about 25K miles on them. I've been pleased with them on the stock rims.
  Topic: Any regrets from removing original Westfalia interior?
fishgo

Replies: 49
Views: 1866

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:58 am   Subject: Re: Any regrets from removing original Westfalia interior?
The very best feature about a stock Westy is the fact I can roll out of bed and make coffee first thing in the morning, without going outside. BW (Before Westy), I was looking at a tear-drop camper b ...
  Topic: Starting Issue: Running out of fuel aftermath 83.5 Vanagon 1.9L
fishgo

Replies: 66
Views: 1215

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:37 pm   Subject: Re: Starting Issue: Running out of fuel aftermath 83.5 Vanagon 1.9L
Your running out of fuel may have accentuated the problems that ethanol laced fuel is known to cause, both your injectors and valve stems may be sticky. I have found that adding a quart of 2-cycle oi ...
  Topic: Shifting problem in SW Florida
fishgo

Replies: 23
Views: 468

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:02 am   Subject: Re: shifting problem in sw/florida
I occasionally have this problem when the two screws that hold the shifting mechanism inside the cab come loose. I don't know the technical jargon so bear with me: pull up the rubber shift boot on t ...
  Topic: What are the biggest DON'T DO THIS for a Vanagon?
fishgo

Replies: 67
Views: 3177

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:46 am   Subject: Re: What are the biggest DONT DO THIS for a Vanagon
Don't let random friends drive it without explaining the nuances of any old VW (i.e., first gear is where?) and of your particular van.

Shortened for clairty: Don't let friends drive it. Ever.
  Topic: Things your van did recently
fishgo

Replies: 1513
Views: 423512

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:04 pm   Subject: Re: Things your van did recently
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2114783.jpg

Drove on the beach at St. Augustine today.
  Topic: Filling the propane tank
fishgo

Replies: 31
Views: 14091

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:44 am   Subject: Re: Filling the propane tank


This weekend in Charlotte I went to 2 different U-Hauls where I had gotten refills in the past and they refused to fill it. One cited "No Stamped Reinspection Date on the tank" and the ...
 
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