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  Topic: Bazooka subwoofers installation
jslew

Replies: 10
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:42 am   Subject: Re: Bazooka subwoofers installation
Wouldnt using a splitter change the ohm load?
Should make sure your amp & spkrs will play nice together ohm wise. They'll work no matter what, just might not live as long as possible.
  Topic: Spare 94mm piston anyone?
jslew

Replies: 11
Views: 615

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:06 pm   Subject: Spare 94mm piston anyone?
I still need to weigh what i've got. I'll do that & go from there. Sounds like easiest fix (if weight is close) is to just take .001 out of the cylinder. We can adjust piston weight.
So, at some ...
  Topic: Spare 94mm piston anyone?
jslew

Replies: 11
Views: 615

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:55 pm   Subject: Spare 94mm piston anyone?
take it to a good machine shop. Also when you measure it. Do so just below the wrist pin 90 degrees to the wrist pin. Do not measure them on the skirts as skirts collapse, or bend outwards sometimes i ...
  Topic: Spare 94mm piston anyone?
jslew

Replies: 11
Views: 615

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 3:51 pm   Subject: Spare 94mm piston anyone?
I have a set out of 79 that has one piston with a broken section between the rings...

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  Topic: Spare 94mm piston anyone?
jslew

Replies: 11
Views: 615

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:08 am   Subject: Spare 94mm piston anyone?
New ones are easy. But I'm a cheap VW owner Wink , and would rather not pay $400 a set just to get one piston! Especially not when the other 3 are excellent.
  Topic: Spare 94mm piston anyone?
jslew

Replies: 11
Views: 615

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:27 pm   Subject: Spare 94mm piston anyone?
I recently got a 79 FI bus which had been sitting for 7 years. Took the engine apart to check clearances & see what kind of shape its in. Crank play & rod/crank clearance are excellent, and 3 ...
  Topic: would you drive 2k miles with leaky shift shaft seal?
jslew

Replies: 14
Views: 862

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:51 pm   Subject: would you drive 2k miles with leaky shift shaft seal?
I topped it off. Forgot how much fun it is squeezing under there and using the pump on the jug! I checked to see if a quart bottle with a hose on the tip would fit up in there and flow downhill... it ...
  Topic: would you drive 2k miles with leaky shift shaft seal?
jslew

Replies: 14
Views: 862

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:14 pm   Subject: would you drive 2k miles with leaky shift shaft seal?
Thanks guys. We're going for it. AAA card and several quarts of gear oil close at hand!
  Topic: would you drive 2k miles with leaky shift shaft seal?
jslew

Replies: 14
Views: 862

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 4:20 pm   Subject: would you drive 2k miles with leaky shift shaft seal?
89 manual GL. Getting ready to head out to Buses by the bridge. Noticed a couple of drops of oil on garage floor this morning coming from shift shaft seal. Transaxle is the only part of the van I have ...
  Topic: Oil Pressure Light after .3 switch wire touches exhaust
jslew

Replies: 3
Views: 856

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:38 am   Subject: Oil Pressure Light after .3 switch wire touches exhaust
I think you just ran into an astronomically improbably coincidence.

That would pretty much sum up my luck! Murphy & me are very tight!
  Topic: Oil Pressure Light after .3 switch wire touches exhaust
jslew

Replies: 3
Views: 856

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:26 am   Subject: Oil Pressure Light after .3 switch wire touches exhaust
Nevermind... i pulled a .3 switch from a spare engine and that did the trick.
I mean seriously... i drove the van for 5 mins without the wire plugged in and it fails??? WTF!

So don't look at your ...
  Topic: Oil Pressure Light after .3 switch wire touches exhaust
jslew

Replies: 3
Views: 856

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:43 am   Subject: Oil Pressure Light after .3 switch wire touches exhaust
I have an oil pressure gauge in my vanagon w sending unit & switch mounted to tin under push rods.

Was changing coolant, so pulled tin & left sender hanging. After draining coolant, disconn ...
  Topic: Acquired Westy 2000mi away... Advice???
jslew

Replies: 123
Views: 9735

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:41 pm   Subject: Acquired Westy 2000mi away... Advice???
I made a similar trip a couple of years ago. Flew in and drove an '89 tin-top from Boise back to Denver in 100 deg heat. I made it, but looking back i don't know how. Ridges for valve keepers were ...
  Topic: My Vanagon Saga
jslew

Replies: 32
Views: 3366

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:45 pm   Subject: My Vanagon Saga
Don't want to jinx it, but hopefully this story has a happy ending. I've put 350 more miles of 65-75mph driving on it and no more coolant in the oil.

The last "bleeding issue" was only b ...
  Topic: How thick is the bottom of your rear seat?
jslew

Replies: 4
Views: 384

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:42 pm   Subject: How thick is the bottom of your rear seat?
Went to a show today & checked out 3 different bays w similar seats. Two were 5-6" thick, one was more like 8-9" thick. None of the people were ever at their buses, and 2 left before i ...
  Topic: How thick is the bottom of your rear seat?
jslew

Replies: 4
Views: 384

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:11 pm   Subject: How thick is the bottom of your rear seat?
I'm guessing it's probably impossible to use the words "big" or "thick" and "seat" in the same sentence w/o someone getting offended!
  Topic: How thick is the bottom of your rear seat?
jslew

Replies: 4
Views: 384

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:50 am   Subject: How thick is the bottom of your rear seat?
I think 73-79 buses will be around 8-9" thick, while 68-72 buses will be around 5-6" thick. Will you measure yours and help prove or disprove my theory?

Here's how I'm measuring mine. B ...
  Topic: What year rear seat springs do i have?
jslew

Replies: 11
Views: 958

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:41 am   Subject: What year rear seat springs do i have?
I'll start a new thread with a better title...
  Topic: What year rear seat springs do i have?
jslew

Replies: 11
Views: 958

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:48 pm   Subject: What year rear seat springs do i have?
I went back & remeasured... with sisel & padding, i get around 9.75". Here's how I'm measuring: Bottom of frame tube to top of seat (in front) http://www.jslew.com/Images/VW/thesamba/sea ...
  Topic: What year rear seat springs do i have?
jslew

Replies: 11
Views: 958

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 7:00 am   Subject: What year rear seat springs do i have?
Everything fits... tried my best to do my homework. I used:

-Bottom frame from 68-73 - fits no problem. Obvious difference between early & late frame legs.
-Complete back is from 68-73 - fits ...
 
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