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  Topic: Porsche 924 turd worth my time?
josh

Replies: 32
Views: 4162

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 12:24 pm   Subject: Porsche 924 turd worth my time?
CIS has some benefits for guys who do not like electronics. A well set up system works for years, every day without maintenance other than idle CO adjustment. Fuel flow capacity is very large with the ...
  Topic: type 3's at Nurburgring
josh

Replies: 27
Views: 3410

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:19 pm   Subject: type 3's at Nurburgring
I can clearly see the bugs doesn't handle too well.

the only cars I noticed that never rolled time and time again was the 911s and the 914s

do you think any of the type 3s had IRS in that vid? s ...
  Topic: iphone versus Android
josh

Replies: 25
Views: 2211

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:41 pm   Subject: iphone versus Android
I think they're both good. If price isn't a big deal get what you want.

I borrowed an I phone for a while before I got my android. For me, learning the android OS was more intuitive even though I'd ...
  Topic: Classic cars of the Future
josh

Replies: 177
Views: 23562

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:45 pm   Subject: Classic cars of the Future
I think this is one of the best looking cars built in recent years. Should end up being highly collectible too with only 500 being produced, the Alfa Romeo 8c.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wlt3bTnyySE/T ...
  Topic: Pictures of Gauges on TheSamba
josh

Replies: 109
Views: 21353

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:41 am   Subject: Pictures of Gauges on TheSamba
If I could, I would do a large format full color book of nothing but close ups of these dashboards. Then I would look at each one slowly, at each dial and indicator, and imagine myself behind the whe ...
  Topic: I Say! Now this is the original Split samba. Prototype?
josh

Replies: 12
Views: 1926

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:30 am   Subject: I Say! Now this is the original Split samba. Prototype?
Like a woman, she's always forgetting something That's nice, amazing what we got away with before women were people.

LOL! and..."Flutter of feminine confusion"...

Not that I couldn't i ...
  Topic: WBX dizzy & TCI setup is causing me a costly headache...
josh

Replies: 8
Views: 1621

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:19 am   Subject: WBX dizzy & TCI setup is causing me a costly headache...
This is pretty interesting to me. One of my favorite ignition systems to use it the '79-'83 air cooled bus/vanagon ignitions used here. The water boxers in the states came with digifant and had no adv ...
  Topic: Laminate Repair...tutorial w photos FAQ
josh

Replies: 40
Views: 11392

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:19 am   Subject: Re: Laminate Repair...tutorial w photos
What page is this on in the Bentley manual?
Laughing

Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil #2gunfire

i used the same glue and it holds like a bastard. it's the best stuff i have used for sure
When ...
  Topic: Reliable pressure plates for a bus?
josh

Replies: 21
Views: 1760

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 2:59 am   Subject: Reliable pressure plates for a bus?
I'd probably go for a good used or NOS german pressure plate or a KEP plate if they are still american made.

I delivered pizzas from a bus for several years in the '90s. didn't have any clutch prob ...
  Topic: 75 FI 2.0 litre Type 4 bus crankshaft oil seal question
josh

Replies: 23
Views: 2290

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:46 pm   Subject: 75 FI 2.0 litre Type 4 bus crankshaft oil seal question
I've always installed it flush. I don't know how the mechanic could say a type4 engine doesn't need the galley plugs done. Loose galley plugs are a well known type 4 problem.
  Topic: Vanagon H4 headlights into Bay?
josh

Replies: 5
Views: 803

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:44 pm   Subject: Vanagon H4 headlights into Bay?
They dont pop right in because of the mounting tabs on them. They are the round units and I took them out of a Vanagon to convert my US Bay to European spec because I just moved back to Europe and too ...
  Topic: Official "What oil / additives should I use" topic
josh

Replies: 4542
Views: 890020

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:41 pm   Subject: Official "What oil / additives should I use" topic
For what it's worth Royal Purple now makes a high zinc/phosphorus synthetic called HPS.

Looks like the levels are pretty high based on this allegedly independent testing.

http://speedtalk.com/fo ...
  Topic: Starting issues - 1978 FI - Test driven!!
josh

Replies: 50
Views: 6138

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:51 pm   Subject: Starting issues - 1978 FI - Test driven!!
Sludge and debris in the fuel tank are a possibility and one of the few possibilities the Bentley manual won't help you find. Another is an old rotten wiring harness. Give yours a good inspection and ...
  Topic: Are 96mm P&Cs a bolt-on upgrade for an L-Jet 2.0?
josh

Replies: 24
Views: 3201

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:52 pm   Subject: Are 96mm P&Cs a bolt-on upgrade for an L-Jet 2.0?
Seriously? No one has bought these beauties yet? If they don't shed heat, why would Raby offer them.

He doesn't offer them in bus engines.
  Topic: Big Motors and Bays
josh

Replies: 31
Views: 4236

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:42 pm   Subject: Big Motors and Bays
You can build the engine as big as you want but if you want it to last your best bet is to spend your money on the best parts and work instead of bigger. Building a great stock displacement engine is ...
  Topic: Rebuilt top end with blow by and pinging...Help!
josh

Replies: 33
Views: 4728

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:59 pm   Subject: Rebuilt top end with blow by and pinging...Help!
The EGR was installed to allow the engine to run a leaner without creating excessive NOX emissions and pinging.

Recirculating exhaust into the chamber means there is less oxygen in the chamber. Les ...
  Topic: need help for my cooler system type 4 2000cc aircooled
josh

Replies: 77
Views: 8304

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:21 pm   Subject: need help for my cooler system type 4 2000cc aircooled
the porsche guy i deal with said to open the flaps up both mid way and leave them there. thats what ive been running without the thermo

Shocked
  Topic: Drive by Wire - What do you think?
josh

Replies: 41
Views: 4590

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:04 pm   Subject: Drive by Wire - What do you think?
Other than the Toyota thing, has anyone ever heard about major dbw failure? Also how do you think the aftermarket will support this system when VW moves on to somthing else?

The aftermarket will ne ...
  Topic: '73 FI type3 refusing to start
josh

Replies: 37
Views: 3798

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:36 pm   Subject: '73 FI type3 refusing to start
I would also make sure the gas tank is clean. I've had similar issues caused by crap building up around the outlet from the tank.
  Topic: Decision Time ... What should I do now?
josh

Replies: 8
Views: 1120

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:28 pm   Subject: Decision Time ... What should I do now?
How bad are the oil leaks?
Have you checked the compression?
Do you have the carbs yet?
 
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