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  Topic: Window Regulator Solution?
khughes

Replies: 10
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:38 pm   Subject: Re: Window Regulator Solution?
Good advice, and much appreciated!

- Suppose I'll need to find a used LH manual regulator (for the cable gear assumedly stripped inside mine)?

- Heavier motor-to-switch wiring; good tip. I did g ...
  Topic: Window Regulator Solution?
khughes

Replies: 10
Views: 216

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:01 pm   Subject: Re: Window Regulator Solution?
Funny that something as simple as reliably opening and closing the windows in my '85 SVX Westy is proving so damn difficult! (Its humbling...)

Is there a reliable power window transplant which will ...
  Topic: Uberaudi's lo-pro ABA swap
khughes

Replies: 66
Views: 2205

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:22 pm   Subject: Re: Uberaudi's lo-pro ABA swap
I bet! Are you using the quick and dirty chip tune, injectors, and 3" maf setup or are you on standalone?

If you're replying to me, I'm not running an ABA - I was going to go that route origi ...
  Topic: Uberaudi's lo-pro ABA swap
khughes

Replies: 66
Views: 2205

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:19 pm   Subject: Re: Uberaudi's lo-pro ABA swap
The best I had gotten was a whopping 24 mpg headed home on I5 from Canada after Dela4, cruising speed was 65 and my afr gauge was reading an average 15.2.
Stock syncro running 215/75/15, ABA-T

Mm ...
  Topic: Where to rent a VW van on East Coast?
khughes

Replies: 6
Views: 232

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:20 pm   Subject: Re: WHERE TO RENT A VW VAN ON EAST COAST
FAS in Maine also rents campers. I don't know pricing info though.
  Topic: Uberaudi's lo-pro ABA swap
khughes

Replies: 66
Views: 2205

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:15 pm   Subject: Re: Uberaudi's lo-pro ABA swap
I've been commuting in this van for a bit now and finally have a grasp on some mpg numbers. To reduce variables, I used the same gas pump, same low level click and didn't top off.

I ended up with ...
  Topic: Sprayed a buddy's Wolfram Grey van today
khughes

Replies: 91
Views: 4041

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:41 pm   Subject: Re: Sprayed a buddy's Wolfram Grey van today
I pulled window on my Westy when I had it painted about 3yrs ago. 2 main reasons; mine came with the "chrome" trim which was completely destroyed by the AZ sun and I wanted to replace the se ...
  Topic: Sprayed a buddy's Wolfram Grey van today
khughes

Replies: 91
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:12 pm   Subject: Re: Sprayed a buddy's Wolfram Grey van today

But where do you find "Tack cloths"? Back a couple hundred years ago when I did a few sprays that was normal procedure. Last year doing some touch up stuff I went to the local auto paint ...
  Topic: Sprayed a buddy's Wolfram Grey van today
khughes

Replies: 91
Views: 4041

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:29 pm   Subject: Re: Sprayed a buddy's Wolfram Grey van today
Hey, when do we get to see the new color? Looking forward to it!



No lookie-loos! The van is quarantined until ready for display.

I am looking forward to it and have enjoyed the information ...
  Topic: Syncro engine options for higher altitude
khughes

Replies: 30
Views: 840

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:22 pm   Subject: Re: Syncro engine options for higher altitude
Tossing in an opinion on doing an engine swap for the 2% of miles you'll drive at high altitude. I know that seems low but do the math. You live at 500 feet and when you can go play you will and the ...
  Topic: Syncro engine options for higher altitude
khughes

Replies: 30
Views: 840

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:29 pm   Subject: Re: Syncro engine options for higher altitude
If you're focused on high altitude operation, any normally aspirated engine is going to struggle. You need a turbo or supercharger to maintain the HP/Torque. Certainly a 1.8T is a good option, but if ...
  Topic: Rear A/C cabinet refurb question
khughes

Replies: 5
Views: 220

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:51 pm   Subject: Re: Rear A/C cabinet refurb question
Our 82 is much older and does not have the AC in the rear cabinet, but I uploaded this picture for another thread about replacing interior vinyl.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2060563.jp ...
  Topic: Anyone tried the evaporative cooling unit by Blaux- almost AC?
khughes

Replies: 13
Views: 313

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:03 pm   Subject: Re: Anyone tried the evaporative cooling unit by Blaux- almost AC?
Thanks to Dave O'B for the link to the industrial-sized version. That suggests that the physics of the system is valid. The fact that one customer got charged for two Blaux (pronounced in the French ...
  Topic: Rear A/C cabinet refurb question
khughes

Replies: 5
Views: 220

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:58 am   Subject: Re: Rear A/C cabinet refurb question
Has anyone been able to successfully remove the staples from a westy cabinet joint in order to dismantle the cabinet, replace a panel, and rebuild it? If so, what tool(s) did you use? How hard and tim ...
  Topic: Got a lesson about aluminum expansion tanks
khughes

Replies: 48
Views: 1936

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:29 am   Subject: Re: Got a lesson about aluminum expansion tanks
When recovery tanks were first being added to cooling systems I remember hearing that because the top tanks of the radiators no longer had an air pocket the there were increased pressure spikes in the ...
  Topic: Got a lesson about aluminum expansion tanks
khughes

Replies: 48
Views: 1936

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:39 pm   Subject: Re: Got a lesson about aluminum expansion tanks
When recovery tanks were first being added to cooling systems I remember hearing that because the top tanks of the radiators no longer had an air pocket the there were increased pressure spikes in the ...
  Topic: Got a lesson about aluminum expansion tanks
khughes

Replies: 48
Views: 1936

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:26 am   Subject: Re: Got a lesson about aluminum expansion tanks
The max pressure of 14-15psi is what the entire system will see once the engine reaches normal operating temperature and the entire system is designed to withstand that maximum pressure for an indefin ...
  Topic: Snake in the van
khughes

Replies: 39
Views: 4401

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:37 am   Subject: Re: Snake in the van
I don't know about you guys. I've never had mouse, nor rat, nor snake ever get into my van. Granted, I do have an Arizona bark scorpion living in there somewhere, but he doesn't eat much or make noise ...
  Topic: Honda Monkey: how to carry?
khughes

Replies: 23
Views: 910

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:46 pm   Subject: Re: Honda Monkey, how to carry.
I'd rather carry a Trunk Monkey YMMV.
  Topic: My 84 Westy hit 200 hundred thousand miles today !
khughes

Replies: 15
Views: 354

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:44 pm   Subject: Re: My 84 Westy hit 200 hundred thousand miles today !
Well, my Westy made it almost 200K on the original wasserleaker which is very good here in the heat. Tranny made it almost 250K, and would have gone on a ways, but it *really* needed rebuilt with the ...
 
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