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  Topic: Need some help on replacing power steering lines please?
focusedcycling

Replies: 96
Views: 42174

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:03 am   Subject: Need some help on replacing power steering lines please?
Just had a new High Pressure line made up at a Cauliflower Inc (Parker Hose Dealer) here in Annapolis MD.

I used the straight fittings. The guy gave me a blue hose.

I aksed about using a lowe ...
  Topic: Another Vanagon "paint job on a budget" post.
focusedcycling

Replies: 49
Views: 13260

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 8:53 am   Subject: Another Vanagon "paint job on a budget" post.
I am on the same track as the original poster.

My question is what is the difference between the mentioned "Waterborne Primer" which from what I have read is an epoxy primer of sorts, and ...
  Topic: Radiator cooling fan...
focusedcycling

Replies: 9
Views: 1372

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:41 am   Subject: Radiator cooling fan...
I have a Rad Fan that is not coming on when my temp gets fairly high after sitting idle for long periods of time.

I have tried getting it to come on with the key in the batt on position and running ...
  Topic: Radiator cooling fan...
focusedcycling

Replies: 9
Views: 1372

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:41 am   Subject: Radiator cooling fan...
I have a Rad Fan that is not coming on when my temp gets fairly high after sitting idle for long periods of time.

I have tried getting it to come on with the key in the batt on position and running ...
  Topic: Cooling System Help Needed
focusedcycling

Replies: 11
Views: 1352

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:17 pm   Subject: Cooling System Help Needed
So i am get ony the high rad fan when jumping between of pins at the front connection behind the grill...
Does this mean the ground for the low fan is suspect? If so, where is that?

Thanks

87 ...
  Topic: Prerunner vans
focusedcycling

Replies: 532
Views: 267771

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:37 am   Subject: Biggest aggro tire on 17inch rim with Stock Supension?
This may be the wrong place to be posting this but then again someone will tell me if it is.

I have an 87 Westy with a newer 2.1 manual and stock ride height suspension (as far as I know)

The ...
  Topic: Stuck at Rest Stop in WV and Van won't start, Please Help!
focusedcycling

Replies: 12
Views: 1234

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:14 am   Subject: Stuck at Rest Stop in WV and Van won't start, Please Help!
Thanks for the help and the starter location! I got under the car and found it and gave it a few real good taps with a bicycle U Lock. She started right up after that.

You're a lifesaver!

: ...
  Topic: Stuck at Rest Stop in WV and Van won't start, Please Help!
focusedcycling

Replies: 12
Views: 1234

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:59 am   Subject: Stuck at Rest Stop in WV and Van won't start, Please Help!
I am getting power to the fuel pump.

I read about the parking brake light starter test to ensure that the ignition is giving the signal to the starter. I tried that out and the ignition is defini ...
  Topic: Stuck at Rest Stop in WV and Van won't start, Please Help!
focusedcycling

Replies: 12
Views: 1234

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:09 am   Subject: Stuck at Rest Stop in WV and Van won't start, Please Help!
My friend and I stopped in a rest stop in WV last night. Turned off the van, slept for the night. Packed up this morning and the van won't start... Won't even try to crank?

Battery has juice, plen ...
  Topic: Louisville Camping - Cyclocross Worlds
focusedcycling

Replies: 4
Views: 972

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:55 am   Subject: Louisville Camping - Cyclocross Worlds
I accidentally started a new thread on this topic...

I am going in my Westy and plan to camp near the venue maybe even along the river depending on the weather and how cold it is. I don't have a ...
  Topic: CycloCross Nats in Louisville KY Feb 2,3 Where to westycamp?
focusedcycling

Replies: 3
Views: 485

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:31 am   Subject: CycloCross Nats in Louisville KY Feb 2,3 Where to westycamp?
I am going to Cyclo-cross nationals in a couple weekends in Louisville KY. Wanted to see if some local folks could recommend camping spots or little unknown street spots near Eva Bandman Park by the ...
  Topic: VA/MD/DC (& surrounding areas) Gathering
focusedcycling

Replies: 443
Views: 37097

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:27 am   Subject: VA/MD/DC (& surrounding areas) Gathering
I am in Annapolis MD and would be interested.

I have a cool location for camping here in Annapolis or out on the Eastern Shore of MD.
If people are interested in a get together we can camp at let ...
  Topic: Got wood (interior panels)?
focusedcycling

Replies: 50
Views: 51705

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:46 am   Subject: Got wood (interior panels)?
Yes GreenMachine.... How are your panels held i place?

A few developments,

I have both door panels cut and sanded and prepped.

I had much better luck with cutting and drilling the panels of B ...
  Topic: Got wood (interior panels)?
focusedcycling

Replies: 50
Views: 51705

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:47 am   Subject: Birch, stain it dark? How to attach when using screws?
Here it goes...

Have started making new front door panels for my 87 Westy. I have started with 1/4" birch that I will use my first attempt as a template that is tweaked to make the soon to be ...
  Topic: Dining, Drinking and Stealth Urban Overnighting?
focusedcycling

Replies: 208
Views: 51420

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:22 am   Subject: Dining, Drinking and Stealth Urban Overnighting?
My wife and 2 dogs camp in cities regularly. We usually don't pop the top but it depends. As long as you play it cool and don't disturb the flow or litter, people are usually intrigued.

Never had ...
  Topic: Tour de France Westy sightings
focusedcycling

Replies: 31
Views: 3476

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:14 am   Subject: Tour de France Westy sightings
I just saw an all blue westy on Stage 10 in the ITT when they were showing a clip of Peter Sagan on a long straight away.
  Topic: Ultimate Wheel Post - Part Two
focusedcycling

Replies: 544
Views: 294228

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:26 am   Subject: Happy belated Fourth
I grabbed these wheels and tires off of Craigslist.
http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6m63wIZwr1qg7w6mo1_1280.png
The Wheels are 17" width and ET40
They have 225/45 17 tires on them.
I had ...
  Topic: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post.
focusedcycling

Replies: 3328
Views: 1775007

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 10:28 am   Subject: "What wheels fit?" The ultimate wheel post.
Just bought these of Craigslist.

They are 17 inch wheels with an et40

They bolted on. Didn't get full thread down on fronts or rears. But about half way on each. The front hits the control arm ...
  Topic: A list of Members to Overnight or Camp at
focusedcycling

Replies: 100
Views: 21433

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:21 am   Subject: Annapolis MD 21409
Annapolis, MD 21409

Have a small house with driveway space in a quiet neighborhood.
Have electric hookup and water available. If we are home then you will be more than welcome to use the faciliti ...
  Topic: Camping in Boulder near university of Colorado?
focusedcycling

Replies: 6
Views: 1701

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:01 am   Subject: Camping in Boulder near university of Colorado?
Will be going to Boulder in late March for a bike fitting class. The class goes for three days, March 21-23, and I will be coming in from Annapolis MD.

I will be exploring the more scenic and ru ...
 
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