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  Topic: Shop to rebuild type 4 longblock
hiwaycallin

Replies: 14
Views: 564

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:19 am   Subject: Re: Shop to rebuild type 4 longblock
Headflow masters are often recommended on the samba.
I have no experience. so do your due diligence in scoping them out,
2472 S Santa Fe Ave, Vista, CA 92084
https://goo.gl/maps/yjX3qU6Q6EjXQRrDA ...
  Topic: Sourcing quality door seals
hiwaycallin

Replies: 8
Views: 507

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:41 pm   Subject: Re: Sourcing quality door seals
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=628222&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=door+seals&start=0
The last post in that thread was from 2015. Here's a more recent one:
h ...
  Topic: International purchases of bus parts - customs etc
hiwaycallin

Replies: 51
Views: 1855

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:50 pm   Subject: Re: International purchases of bus parts - customs etc
I've imported many heavy things to Canada and have never had the slightest issue with damage. These include a completely rebuilt longblock from Headflow Masters a few years back as well numerous fragi ...
  Topic: Jack used for road service
hiwaycallin

Replies: 10
Views: 416

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:12 pm   Subject: Re: Jack used for road service
There was a similar thread a couple years ago and someone suggested going to an auto wrecker and scavenging a jack from 10+ year old pickup truck. I tried that and got a never-been-used scissor jack f ...
  Topic: The Stupid Question Thread
hiwaycallin

Replies: 9394
Views: 717343

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:03 am   Subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread
Smells like a license plate light to me.

Does that red wire go to anything in particular? Like the battery from the diagnostic plug connector?

Robbie
Why yes it does ...
  Topic: The Stupid Question Thread
hiwaycallin

Replies: 9394
Views: 717343

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:03 pm   Subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread
Actually, it's not related to brake lights. Those are fine now. All the lights work. Bus runs great. But those wires must be for something ...
  Topic: The Stupid Question Thread
hiwaycallin

Replies: 9394
Views: 717343

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:33 pm   Subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread
Sorry ... '78 campmobile. The top wires that are sheathed together are: one white with a red stripe; one brown (ground?). The other wire with the male connector is red. Thanks.
  Topic: The Stupid Question Thread
hiwaycallin

Replies: 9394
Views: 717343

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:57 pm   Subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread
Accidentally disconnected the wire(s) at the top of the photo with the 2 female spade connectors while putting in the battery. Can't figure out what they connect to unless it is to the wire other wire ...
  Topic: Seeking camping suggestions along I90 between Spokane & Bozeman
hiwaycallin

Replies: 12
Views: 410

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:47 pm   Subject: Re: Seeking camping suggestions along I90 between Spokane & Bozeman
Yeah we already have reservations, thanks. Just looking for places to stay on the way there and back.
  Topic: Seeking camping suggestions along I90 between Spokane & Bozeman
hiwaycallin

Replies: 12
Views: 410

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:36 pm   Subject: Re: Seeking camping suggestions along I90 between Spokane & Bozeman
Thank you for those suggestions. They look interesting.
  Topic: Seeking camping suggestions along I90 between Spokane & Bozeman
hiwaycallin

Replies: 12
Views: 410

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:10 pm   Subject: Re: Seeking camping suggestions along I90 between Spokane & Bozeman
Thanks for the tips so far!
  Topic: Seeking camping suggestions along I90 between Spokane & Bozeman
hiwaycallin

Replies: 12
Views: 410

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:12 pm   Subject: Re: Seeking camping suggestions along I90 between Spokane & Bozeman
Maybe things have changed since then. We have reservations for rustic campsites on a lake and dogs are allowed.
  Topic: Seeking camping suggestions along I90 between Spokane & Bozeman
hiwaycallin

Replies: 12
Views: 410

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:05 pm   Subject: Seeking camping suggestions along I90 between Spokane & Bozeman
This summer, me, my kids, and our dog will be taking our bus from our home in BC down to Yellowstone to meet up with some friends from Madison WI for a week of camping in Yellowstone. Part of our rout ...
  Topic: Steering box adjustment nut -- stripped?
hiwaycallin

Replies: 15
Views: 2106

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 2:38 pm   Subject: Re: Steering box adjustment nut -- stripped?
Thanks guys. After another day of letting it sit with some more PB and getting it into a position where I could get some good leverage with the sideways screwdriver, I got them apart.
  Topic: Steering box adjustment nut -- stripped?
hiwaycallin

Replies: 15
Views: 2106

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 9:44 pm   Subject: Re: Steering box adjustment nut -- stripped?
Another steering box adjustment nut question ...

The steering adjustment locking nut is stuck/fused to the adjustment screw on my '78, so when I loosen the nut, the screw turns with it and vice ver ...
  Topic: Shift rod bushing question
hiwaycallin

Replies: 22
Views: 1323

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:59 pm   Subject: Re: Shift rod bushing question
That all went perfectly smoothly. Thanks again for all the tips. As for the remaining bushings in the kit, are these all for when the transmission is out? Mine's a '78 btw.

https://www.thesamba.com ...
  Topic: Shift rod bushing question
hiwaycallin

Replies: 22
Views: 1323

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:21 pm   Subject: Re: Shift rod bushing question
Thanks for the tips! I guess I will need to take apart the coupler that's a little ways down the shift rod to install this, right?
  Topic: Shift rod bushing question
hiwaycallin

Replies: 22
Views: 1323

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:28 pm   Subject: Shift rod bushing question
Does this ...

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1901268.jpg


Go in here ... ?

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1901267.jpg
  Topic: The best replacement side view mirrors thread
hiwaycallin

Replies: 38
Views: 3608

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:22 pm   Subject: Re: The best replacement side view mirrors thread
Has anyone tried these?

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1885952.png
  Topic: My first time brake bleeding - a few questions.
hiwaycallin

Replies: 18
Views: 872

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:29 pm   Subject: Re: My first time brake bleeding - a few questions.
I've tried various one person bleeding contraptions including the Mityvac and all of them are an exercise in frustration. Get a helper to pump the brakes.

The only type I haven't tried are the pump ...
 
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