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  Topic: Air Bubbles in Overflow Tank
jimf909

Replies: 18
Views: 520

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 11, 2021 8:31 pm   Subject: Re: Air Bubbles in Overflow Tank
^^^ There are a few threads on adding assorted sight glasses or tubes. This is just a quick example, naturally it would need to handle 15 psi or so.

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  Topic: Home Sweet Home
jimf909

Replies: 10
Views: 418

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 11, 2021 3:56 pm   Subject: Re: Home Sweet Home
I see the parking spot has held up for a few years. Well done.
  Topic: Air Bubbles in Overflow Tank
jimf909

Replies: 18
Views: 520

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 11, 2021 1:28 pm   Subject: Re: Air Bubbles in Overflow Tank
I am the definition of an amateur and if it not for this forum would be totally lost - but I paid someone last spring to change a bunch of hoses and replace the coolant and they clearly didn't tighte ...
  Topic: Schwenk Springs in an 86 Full Camper?
jimf909

Replies: 16
Views: 448

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 10, 2021 8:39 pm   Subject: Re: Schwenk Springs in an 86 Full Camper?
I really liked the ride of Schwenk 2WD springs. My favorite of several iterations.
  Topic: loloracks - bike rack
jimf909

Replies: 36
Views: 950

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 10, 2021 8:36 pm   Subject: Re: loloracks - bike rack
I will post updates as I build. You guys gave me indigestion.
Thanks

FTFY. Wink

Looking forward to seeing your good work.
  Topic: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
jimf909

Replies: 2593
Views: 108481

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 08, 2021 6:52 am   Subject: Re: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
Will a golf or jetta steering wheel of the same era work for the vanagon?

Yes.
  Topic: Big VW campervan auction Vancouver BC
jimf909

Replies: 19
Views: 840

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 06, 2021 9:17 am   Subject: Re: Big VW campervan auction Vancouver BC
With record number of folks hitting the road as a result of the pandemic, its interesting, that they had the opposite experience. Looks like a nice fleet. Too bad their business didn't survive.

May ...
  Topic: Trip Report: Allentown, Port Clinton, Bethlehem, and Easton PA
jimf909

Replies: 15
Views: 300

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 06, 2021 7:40 am   Subject: Re: Trip Report: Allentown, Port Clinton, Bethlehem, and Easton PA


I totally love the diversity of trip reports and peoples hobbies/obsessions as it opens up new perspectives for me. I see lot's of people who seem to be really into trains and planes and I person ...
  Topic: What to do first?
jimf909

Replies: 23
Views: 650

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 06, 2021 7:28 am   Subject: Re: What to do first?
This early in your ownership, after you replace the fuel lines, just drive it until something breaks, replace it and move on. Proactive preventive maintenance will bankrupt you.

An entirely reason ...
  Topic: What to do first?
jimf909

Replies: 23
Views: 650

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 06, 2021 7:25 am   Subject: Re: What to do first?
I know you've been trying for years, but you've finally provided sig material. Thank you for your patience, your work here is done.


Do not get killed, do not kill others.
  Topic: Big VW campervan auction Vancouver BC
jimf909

Replies: 19
Views: 840

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 06, 2021 7:20 am   Subject: Re: Big VW campervan auction Vancouver BC
Wow. There's a lot going on there. Looks like they were doing something right...

"Our longest rental was 8 months to a retired couple. Our longest travelled renters went from Victoria to Halif ...
  Topic: Cost of window tint?
jimf909

Replies: 20
Views: 680

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 9:19 pm   Subject: Re: Cost of window tint?
^^^ 3M Crystalline at about a 70% light transmission is on my list. The last thing I want in a panoramic Vanagon is dark tint between me and the view.

If I'm gonna hole up in the van during a rain ...
  Topic: Drive thru redwood tree in a Westy?
jimf909

Replies: 29
Views: 880

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 9:13 pm   Subject: Re: Drive thru redwood tree in a Westy?
No, the idea is fine. Didn't mean to imply that. Cutting a car tunnel through one of the Seven Natural Wonders of North America was a little off putting to actually see it.

I agree.

But the tunn ...
  Topic: Trip Report: Allentown, Port Clinton, Bethlehem, and Easton PA
jimf909

Replies: 15
Views: 300

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 8:58 pm   Subject: Re: Trip Report: Allentown, Port Clinton, Bethlehem, and Easton PA
dabaron, I love your trip reports! Beautiful scenery, van tripping, bike riding and trains (not that I know much about trains).



Looks like a nice trip, thanks for posting. Maybe I'm the only o ...
  Topic: What to do first?
jimf909

Replies: 23
Views: 650

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 8:35 pm   Subject: Re: What to do first?
All the old rubber and plastic bits that keep it running and stopping: brakes, cooling, fuel, etc. Then on to the metal parts: cvs, transmission, etc.
  Topic: Preferred Engine Conversion
jimf909

Replies: 226
Views: 65052

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 9:51 pm   Subject: Re: Preferred Engine Conversion


Well, I work 15 minutes from peace vans in Seattle. Their main swap is the subi. They said they would chat with the team about doing a 1.8t.
But talking to their lead swapper, he loves his 2.5 w ...
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
jimf909

Replies: 11251
Views: 1975194

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun May 02, 2021 10:36 pm   Subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today?
Spectacular!

^^ Wow!

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  Topic: Valedictory
jimf909

Replies: 10
Views: 397

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 01, 2021 8:19 am   Subject: Re: Valedictory


p.s. Are you going to change your location to just "Lying in a puddle" since you no longer have any vans to cover you? Laughing

Oh yes. Good point! I'll attend to that now.

Laughing :l ...
  Topic: Westfalia interior gray paint - which is it?
jimf909

Replies: 17
Views: 363

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:13 pm   Subject: Re: Westfalia interior gray paint - which is it?


Yup.... It looks like the end result depends on the lighting, and 45 other variables. If I accept that I can't have the stock color, I'll just buy the first one I find on my next trip to the groce ...
  Topic: Leavenworth Washington Adventure Trip Video
jimf909

Replies: 10
Views: 315

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:44 pm   Subject: Re: Leavenworth Washington Adventure Trip Video
The Enchantments have foiled many a trip. The first time for me was August 1991 when I had to give away my permit to backpack through the Enchantments Wilderness. The good news is that the people who ...
 
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