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  Topic: Schwenk or GW springs for proper ride height
jimf909

Replies: 23
Views: 1130

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:45 pm   Subject: Re: Schwenk or GW springs for proper ride height
Thanks for the update. Which Moog sprinfgs did you go with up front? I believe there are at least two common replacements (5658 and 5680? I may have butchered those model numbers withdrawing them from ...
  Topic: IF I had a "Do Over" card...
jimf909

Replies: 44
Views: 2192

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2021 12:58 pm   Subject: Re: IF I had a "Do Over" card...


Also: any time or effort spent on the Westy water tank level sender. What a terrible system. There are so many alternatives.

Thanks for re-posting this. Even the new level senders sold for ...
  Topic: Bostig conversion still relevant in 2021 (2022...) ?
jimf909

Replies: 40
Views: 1728

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2021 5:36 pm   Subject: Re: Bostig conversion still relevant in 2021 (2022...) ?
Remaining crate engines appear to be truly unobtanium (the last one I saw was auctioned off on fb, or there was just a feeding frenzy when it showed up).

Junkyard engines get cleaned up with new ex ...
  Topic: Bostig conversion still relevant in 2021 (2022...) ?
jimf909

Replies: 40
Views: 1728

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2021 12:03 pm   Subject: Re: Bostig conversion still relevant in 2021 (2022...) ?
Jim continues to do a great job in supporting the conversion. The recent update to the exhaust manifold eliminated one more custom part and replaced it with an off the shelf part.

As mentioned, For ...
  Topic: Preventing Vanagon Towing Damage and Use of T-Hooks
jimf909

Replies: 26
Views: 768

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2021 8:07 am   Subject: Re: Preventing Vanagon Towing Damage and Use of T-Hooks
You guys need to better maintain your vehicles.



You need to think better. The car in my example was 100% driveable but was being hauled cross-country.

Sorry, i thought the joy of ownership i ...
  Topic: Glovebox Owner's Manual - value?
jimf909

Replies: 26
Views: 822

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2021 7:32 am   Subject: Re: Glovebox Owner's Manual - value?
OP, this is the thread asking for shots of window stickers...

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=693871&postorder=asc

Hi volks! PLEASE read this.

Some time ago I compiled ...
  Topic: Tannehill Show 2021 Gold Club Setup
jimf909

Replies: 2
Views: 132

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2021 6:34 pm   Subject: Re: Tannehill Show 2021 Gold Club Setup
I'd like to see the Gold Club add a few dozen more members. It'd make an impressive picture and probably a better party. Very Happy
  Topic: Reimo vs. Westy hinges @ busdepot
jimf909

Replies: 4
Views: 306

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2021 6:32 pm   Subject: Re: Reimo vs. Westy hinges @ busdepot
Seating dimensions have been puzzled over for centuries. Here are some considerations:

https://www.woodmagazine.com/must-have-measurements-for-comfortable-seating
  Topic: Essential Tool List
jimf909

Replies: 172
Views: 45584

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2021 3:31 pm   Subject: Re: Essential Tool List
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2210323.jpg

Hey Sodo, does that thing fit on the back of the closet?

I hope so.
  Topic: Glovebox Owner's Manual - value?
jimf909

Replies: 26
Views: 822

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2021 3:24 pm   Subject: Re: Glovebox Owner's Manual - value?


It would be a plus to have the original manual because I do have the window sticker, dealer's temporary warranty (interesting) and original brochures.



That's pretty neat.

...the manuals ...
  Topic: Wiper switch buttons?
jimf909

Replies: 10
Views: 396

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2021 3:09 pm   Subject: Re: Wiper switch buttons?
Asking what that socket is for is a common question that's been answered a number of times. 16CVs was joshing.

https://ratwell.com/technical/SilverSocket.html
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/vie ...
  Topic: Glovebox Owner's Manual - value?
jimf909

Replies: 26
Views: 822

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2021 9:04 am   Subject: Re: Glovebox Owner's Manual - value?
I'd pay $50 for an annotated manual. Maybe different versions from different Samba members?
  Topic: Preventing Vanagon Towing Damage and Use of T-Hooks
jimf909

Replies: 26
Views: 768

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2021 8:59 am   Subject: Re: Preventing Vanagon Towing Damage and Use of T-Hooks
You guys need to better maintain your vehicles.



You need to think better. The car in my example was 100% driveable but was being hauled cross-country.
  Topic: Wiper switch buttons?
jimf909

Replies: 10
Views: 396

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2021 11:04 pm   Subject: Re: Wiper switch buttons?
Hit the buttons in the correct sequence and the flux capacitor engages at 205% of normal capacity.
  Topic: Reimo vs. Westy hinges @ busdepot
jimf909

Replies: 4
Views: 306

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2021 11:01 pm   Subject: Re: Reimo vs. Westy hinges @ busdepot
Since the start of COVID I've spent over 2,000 hours sitting on the rear bench of a Westy, mostly full days of 7-9 hours for 4-5 days a week as I used my van as a wfh/on-the-road office. 100% perfectl ...
  Topic: Glovebox Owner's Manual - value?
jimf909

Replies: 26
Views: 822

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2021 10:49 pm   Subject: Re: Glovebox Owner's Manual - value?


For some reason these are posted on eBay for astronomical prices. Don't know if any ever get sold for those prices though.

Jim Davis

There must be a line of thought that posting things at a ...
  Topic: Modify NAPA group 41 battery for better fit
jimf909

Replies: 25
Views: 1261

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2021 10:45 pm   Subject: Re: Modify NAPA group 41 battery for better fit


Battery size specs appear to be interesting. The BCI/DIN chart above shows the Group 41 and T5 each being 175mm tall.
  Topic: Preventing Vanagon Towing Damage and Use of T-Hooks
jimf909

Replies: 26
Views: 768

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2021 10:30 pm   Subject: Re: Preventing Vanagon Towing Damage and Use of T-Hooks
for the small cost, i've considered getting a set of hooks just to avoid this problem when getting a tow out of BFE by 3 Swedes Towing. or more likely, just me winching it up onto a U-haul.

I've g ...
  Topic: Preventing Vanagon Towing Damage and Use of T-Hooks
jimf909

Replies: 26
Views: 768

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2021 10:10 pm   Subject: Re: Preventing Vanagon Towing Damage and Use of T-Hooks

I know a flatbed driver, he uses nylon straps wrapped around suspension pickups.. .so no damage.


We get vans dropped off all the time at the shop, those flatbed drivers don't care. They hook wh ...
  Topic: Glovebox Owner's Manual - value?
jimf909

Replies: 26
Views: 822

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Aug 28, 2021 5:20 pm   Subject: Re: Glovebox Owner's Manual - value?
Off hand? $25-$50 if you really want it gone.

Ask for a lot more if you really don't care if it ever sells.

Dave

The OP is buying, not selling an owners manual.

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There's an Owner's ...
 
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