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  Topic: The Preservation of Lori
johnshenry

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:24 am   Subject: Re: The Preservation of Lori
Yes, that is a Barndoor floor mat.
Where did you find that?!?
Weird thing to pop up, they are NOT easy to find in any condition

It was in the truck when I bought it, folded up on the floor or in ...
  Topic: The Preservation of Lori
johnshenry

Replies: 195
Views: 10312

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:35 pm   Subject: Re: The Preservation of Lori
Back from an 11 day west coast road trip including Kelley Park weekend to try to scare up some parts for the truck, among other things. Found a good bit of the stuff I was looking for.

Engine long ...
  Topic: The Preservation of Lori
johnshenry

Replies: 195
Views: 10312

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:09 am   Subject: Re: The Preservation of Lori
Yes, thanks Ev, and everyone in this forum for helping me come up to speed on this truck and all the T2 stuff. It has been a blast so far. I did not realize how different these things would be mecha ...
  Topic: The Preservation of Lori
johnshenry

Replies: 195
Views: 10312

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:48 pm   Subject: Re: The Preservation of Lori
Passed inspection. Legal and legit now!

I ordered a custom magnetic "sticker" for the back of it, check it out in the pics.

So that re-do of the wiring harness. The main 8 gauge feed ...
  Topic: The Preservation of Lori
johnshenry

Replies: 195
Views: 10312

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:53 pm   Subject: Re: The Preservation of Lori
Awesome John! Nice work, what a blitz! I want a ride!

See you in a week or so, but if you want a ride, you'll have to come east. And you can DRIVE it. What a blast....
  Topic: The Preservation of Lori
johnshenry

Replies: 195
Views: 10312

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:50 pm   Subject: Re: The Preservation of Lori
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1893429.jpg

A-yep!!

Took a drive around town, maybe 5 miles, added a little gas. Sans-engine lid.

The Good:

Once I found a coil wire that had slipp ...
  Topic: The Preservation of Lori
johnshenry

Replies: 195
Views: 10312

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:40 pm   Subject: Re: The Preservation of Lori

Oh, I lost the woodruff key to the steering wheel somehow. I read that it can drop down the steering shaft, may try to fish with some magnets tomorrow, and sweep up the shop real well. Question d ...
  Topic: The Preservation of Lori
johnshenry

Replies: 195
Views: 10312

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:12 pm   Subject: Re: The Preservation of Lori
I have learned over the years, not just with VW work, that anytime you think you will get something done in <n> hours, you really should plan on 3x or 4X <n> hours. I was pretty sure yest ...
  Topic: The Preservation of Lori
johnshenry

Replies: 195
Views: 10312

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:48 pm   Subject: Re: The Preservation of Lori
Got the brake pedal pushrod problem solved. Had a Grade 8.8 M8 bolt that I elongated the threads a bit with a die. Cut off the head and rounded it, it works perfectly. All controls back in and cab ...
  Topic: The Preservation of Lori
johnshenry

Replies: 195
Views: 10312

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:19 pm   Subject: Re: The Preservation of Lori
Maybe this issue?
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=438127

Aftermarket master cylinder can need a shorter rod

Yes would seem very likely. The MC is surface rusty but shiny unde ...
  Topic: The Preservation of Lori
johnshenry

Replies: 195
Views: 10312

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:10 pm   Subject: Re: The Preservation of Lori
Got all of the controls back in but have an issue with the brakes. Put new e-brake cables in, e brake lever, shifter, clutch pedal. But the master cylinder, which I unbolted to free the pushrod won ...
  Topic: 1956 Dove Blue Panelvan Coming Back To Life After 26 Years
johnshenry

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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:01 pm   Subject: Re: 1956 Dove Blue Panelvan Coming Back To Life After 26 Years
It all looks familiar. I am resurrecting a Dove Blue '56 Singlecab, March build, and putting (temporarily) a '59 36hp engine in it....... !

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=70937 ...
  Topic: The Preservation of Lori
johnshenry

Replies: 195
Views: 10312

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:16 pm   Subject: Re: The Preservation of Lori
Rear brakes scrubbed and preserved. I am so excited about driving this truck that I just solvent washed the brake shoes and will re-install them for some near term, local, low speed driving, but will ...
  Topic: The Preservation of Lori
johnshenry

Replies: 195
Views: 10312

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:06 am   Subject: Re: The Preservation of Lori
Way to go John, you are wailing on that truck in a good way! Someone out there might turn up some more 2/56 15" Bus wheels, the only thing I have here are two 11/55 wheels, a little too early... ...
  Topic: The Preservation of Lori
johnshenry

Replies: 195
Views: 10312

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:53 pm   Subject: Re: The Preservation of Lori
Another FULL day of work on the truck. I was getting excited about driving it maybe next week if some key parts show up in time... until I got into the rear brakes...... Ugh., But maybe..

So this ...
  Topic: The Preservation of Lori
johnshenry

Replies: 195
Views: 10312

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:36 pm   Subject: Re: The Preservation of Lori
Thanks for that Andy. Branching off the main bundle underneath makes sense, but the WW harness I got the BL switch harness branches out inside just below the fusebox.
  Topic: The Preservation of Lori
johnshenry

Replies: 195
Views: 10312

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:34 pm   Subject: Re: The Preservation of Lori
Another hugely productive day, mostly putting stuff back together too. I re-installed the wiper motor pivots and linkages. Everything freed up and well lubricated.

I finished probably 95% of the ...
  Topic: The Preservation of Lori
johnshenry

Replies: 195
Views: 10312

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:52 pm   Subject: Re: The Preservation of Lori
Good day, good progress. I feel like I have finally turned the corner and will mostly be re-assembling from here out.

Finished wire brushing the floor, and clearcoated it with Eastwood's "Dia ...
  Topic: Semaphores 46-50 and 50-52
johnshenry

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Views: 612

PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:17 pm   Subject: Re: Semaphores 46-50 and 50-52
You can do this, but you will have to grind/modify the pivot arms to make the later lenses fit. And I think this would be a shame. As Matt said, better off to find a set of the later ones. I do res ...
  Topic: Reference manual for '56 Single cab?
johnshenry

Replies: 3
Views: 132

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:09 pm   Subject: Reference manual for '56 Single cab?
I know there is a '55 and a '59 version of the workshop manual. I just want one as a mechanical reference, not a collector piece. They are all pretty pricey. Which one would be best? Didn't seem t ...
 
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