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  Topic: Fog Lights
gatorjos

Replies: 175
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 10:03 pm   Subject: Re: Fog Lights
I wired up some Hella foglights ahead of a big road trip. I wired them trough the unused rear defroster switch -- no relay involved. Works great.

I like them for nighttime driving since I can leav ...
  Topic: Alternator Type IV (4)
gatorjos

Replies: 102
Views: 22255

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 7:31 pm   Subject: Re: Alternator Type IV (4)
It has already been well documented here in this thread, but I evidently also had a short on the + side. I'm re-heatshrinking the crimp and turning the connector slightly -- I'll add a little nylon wa ...
  Topic: Black plastic alternator ring
gatorjos

Replies: 48
Views: 3360

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:13 am   Subject: Re: Black plastic alternator ring
Ray, I took a closer look at the Shapeways website. They do state it is a PA12 powder and they say the material is “heatproof” to 163°C and dishwasher safe, so I agree that is the better option over P ...
  Topic: Black plastic alternator ring
gatorjos

Replies: 48
Views: 3360

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 4:53 pm   Subject: Re: Black plastic alternator ring
thanks for all the measurements clatter! that helped me fine tune. I printed one out that is probably usable, but I dialed it in a little more with your measurements. I'm printing this one out and th ...
  Topic: Black plastic alternator ring
gatorjos

Replies: 48
Views: 3360

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:42 pm   Subject: Re: Black plastic alternator ring
Thanks ivwshane -- that's helpful. That does mean something in my print is off. The bolt hole doesn't line up at all.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1851008.jpg

Does the seal sit on th ...
  Topic: Black plastic alternator ring
gatorjos

Replies: 48
Views: 3360

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:03 pm   Subject: Re: Black plastic alternator ring
Couple of pics of the print -- seems to fit ok -- I'm not sure until I actually put it in the bus. I'm unclear what bolt that fork picks up and if that lines up right.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/g ...
  Topic: Black plastic alternator ring
gatorjos

Replies: 48
Views: 3360

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:38 pm   Subject: Re: Black plastic alternator ring
Alright, I got my lazy butt of the couch -- my old alternator wasn't as deeply buried as I thought. I think the alternator is all I need Clatter, so don't worry about measuring more. Looks like the ...
  Topic: Black plastic alternator ring
gatorjos

Replies: 48
Views: 3360

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:32 pm   Subject: Re: Black plastic alternator ring
Clatter, no need to trace it -- there's a trace drawing already circulating on this and other threads. The drawing is purported to be scaled to an 8.5 by 11" sheet of paper, so it would help me i ...
  Topic: Black plastic alternator ring
gatorjos

Replies: 48
Views: 3360

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:38 pm   Subject: Re: Black plastic alternator ring
I'm not too interested in printing and selling these (mostly don't have the time to ship), but I'll make sure I post it to an online print shop like Shapeways so everyone can just order one.

This ...
  Topic: Black plastic alternator ring
gatorjos

Replies: 48
Views: 3360

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:17 am   Subject: Re: Black plastic alternator ring
SGKent, I drew up a CAD model based on the trace drawing and your photo posted above. Do you mind having a look to see if you think that is close?

Questions I have:
- check the overall dimensions ...
  Topic: Kitebus 77 FI gremlins
gatorjos

Replies: 5
Views: 225

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:27 am   Subject: Re: Kitebus 77 FI gremlins
Tram, thanks for the suggestion to go ignition first. I had a Pertronix I wanted to swap in sitting on my bench for a couple months now. I also cleaned the distributor a bit (didn't disassemble it) an ...
  Topic: Kitebus 77 FI gremlins
gatorjos

Replies: 5
Views: 225

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:59 pm   Subject: Re: Kitebus 77 FI gremlins
Hard to restart as in cranking at normal speed with no catching at all regardless of pedal position. battery , transmission groundstrap, battery and starter cabling are all in very good shape. (my cra ...
  Topic: Kitebus 77 FI gremlins
gatorjos

Replies: 5
Views: 225

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:50 pm   Subject: Kitebus 77 FI gremlins
Just wanted to start a thread about working through my FI and it's compound issues.

I made a new FI harness last week after apparent loose connections internal to wires and connectors that were (I ...
  Topic: Aircooler Engine Harness Rebuild
gatorjos

Replies: 10
Views: 2648

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:38 pm   Subject: Re: Aircooler Engine Harness Rebuild


Looking for the boot for the AFM connector.


This one:
http://eagleday.stores.yahoo.net/bofor7feampj.html

I'm not positive the vanagon AFM is 7 position Junior Timer connector, but here's ...
  Topic: Wat Spain new!!!??? Steering Box for Later Bay Bus
gatorjos

Replies: 15
Views: 2094

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:58 pm   Subject: Re: Wat Spain new!!!??? Steering Box for Later Bay Bus

If the old one is just loose and the gears not worn out in the center then the old one might be re-buildable to like new for next to nothing other than time.

Totally -- the seals let go dramatica ...
  Topic: Wat Spain new!!!??? Steering Box for Later Bay Bus
gatorjos

Replies: 15
Views: 2094

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:09 pm   Subject: Re: Wat Spain new!!!??? Steering Box for Later Bay Bus
I just installed my WAT steering box I bought from CIP1. Seems to weigh more than the one I pulled off (granted that one is missing the gear oil).

Looks nicely made, but kinda hard to judge by the ...
  Topic: Airheadparts - Airheadparts.com
gatorjos

Replies: 44
Views: 9936

PostForum: Buyer and Seller Feedback   Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:28 pm   Subject: Re: Airheadparts - Airheadparts.com
Just got a shipment from Airhead Parts. I specifically bought a steering coupler from them because of the photo under the part description showing clearly an SGF OEM part. Instead they shipped a &quo ...
  Topic: type IV compression loss on 3 and 4
gatorjos

Replies: 19
Views: 630

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:33 pm   Subject: Re: type IV compression loss on 3 and 4
I did add this sweet CHT gauge as well:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1795276.jpg
  Topic: type IV compression loss on 3 and 4
gatorjos

Replies: 19
Views: 630

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:30 pm   Subject: Re: type IV compression loss on 3 and 4
Just a quick update:

I got the engine back together and it appears to be running well and making good power. Compression after assembly was : 160-160-135-150. Not sure why #3 was a little lower -- ...
  Topic: type IV compression loss on 3 and 4
gatorjos

Replies: 19
Views: 630

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:49 am   Subject: Re: type IV compression loss on 3 and 4
after honing for a while

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1789663.jpg
 
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