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  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
midmo81

Replies: 11167
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:51 pm   Subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today?
Finished getting all the parts to put new wheels on van. Volkswagon 16 inch wheels found for free. Went with adapters and milling out the hubs. Still need to do some magic to fit the front center c ...
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
midmo81

Replies: 11167
Views: 1961870

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:55 pm   Subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today?
After camping last year in 95 degree heat the need for more vents was added to my list. Had one side damaged from typical tent hanging out the pop top so the screen window became the size of the dama ...
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
midmo81

Replies: 11167
Views: 1961870

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:59 pm   Subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today?
Last fall the van was running very slow. Compressions around 80 on three cylinders and 30 on number 1. When the weather got warm I took the engine (no case split - oil pressure always good) apart an ...
  Topic: The big Vanagon failures, wrecks and fires thread!
midmo81

Replies: 741
Views: 212787

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:25 pm   Subject: Re: The big Vanagon failures, wrecks and fires thread!
On todays news.
Not the fuel lines. Just the wrong place at the wrong time. Sad Sad
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  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
midmo81

Replies: 11167
Views: 1961870

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:50 pm   Subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today?
Added LED voltage meter and switch for main or house battery select.
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  Topic: New starter still giving problems
midmo81

Replies: 19
Views: 841

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:48 pm   Subject: Re: New starter still giving problems
Passing on a tip that works for me. When trouble shooting problems on my van I added a remote start switch. Cheap little item easy to wire in back at the starter. I located mine just inside the tag ...
  Topic: Anyone ever do a Dometic / Peltier Hybrid Fridge?
midmo81

Replies: 11
Views: 1364

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:44 pm   Subject: Re: Anyone ever do a Dometic / Peltier Hybrid Fridge?
Ummm yep. PO let the smoke out of the original 12volt Dometic option. Had Powerchill handy. Works fine when driving.

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  Topic: Vanagons seen in media: film, Internet, games, magazines, etc.
midmo81

Replies: 1211
Views: 203544

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:27 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagons in electronic media: film, Internet, games, etc.
From old 2000 rerun of outer limits episode about battle of Gettysburg...or from 1863?
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  Topic: Westfalia side door threshold
midmo81

Replies: 100
Views: 7128

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:03 pm   Subject: Re: Westfalia side threshold
I have seen a couple vans with this nice molded full cover style. Never did find a source. This is the one I would want if anyone knows from where?
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  Topic: Vanagon New Car Window Stickers, PLEASE
midmo81

Replies: 107
Views: 8487

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:17 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagon New Car Window Stickers, PLEASE
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  Topic: Show me the stickers!
midmo81

Replies: 574
Views: 166430

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:48 pm   Subject: Re: Show me the stickers!
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  Topic: Vanagon Christmas Decorations 2017
midmo81

Replies: 23
Views: 1752

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:28 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagon Christmas Decorations 2017
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  Topic: '82 Vanagon Syndrome... HELP!
midmo81

Replies: 27
Views: 1309

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:36 pm   Subject: Re: '82 Vanagon Syndrome... HELP!
The loud hissing somewhere behind the air box...check that the vacuum lines from your distributor are good and connected with no splits in the hose. On mine there are two lines and one goes to the ba ...
  Topic: '82 Vanagon Syndrome... HELP!
midmo81

Replies: 27
Views: 1309

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:39 pm   Subject: Re: '82 Vanagon Syndrome... HELP!
My 81 had been running grumpy with low power and hesitation and cough the last few weeks. I suspected it was an old fuel filter - the square one before the fuel pump. Changed filter and all is smoot ...
  Topic: The Official Vanagon Chitchat Thread
midmo81

Replies: 511
Views: 34169

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:15 am   Subject: Re: The Official Vanagon Chitchat Thread
Had a driver behind me a few weeks ago with phone up taking pictures. Does that make me an accessory to a crime. Twisted Evil
  Topic: The Official Vanagon Chitchat Thread
midmo81

Replies: 511
Views: 34169

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:03 pm   Subject: Re: The Official Vanagon Chitchat Thread
After a visit to a State Park recently the last hour of the trip home was after dark on the interstate I70. While it was normal for everyone to pass, the strangest thing started to happen. Cars woul ...
  Topic: hot start relay
midmo81

Replies: 48
Views: 13060

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:52 pm   Subject: Re: hot start relay
Was having occasional hot start problem - turn key - fuel pump go but starter no go. Did all the usual replace ignition switch, check grounds, battery level, starter connections tight, etc.

Nothi ...
  Topic: Need info for burned engine
midmo81

Replies: 14
Views: 640

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:40 pm   Subject: Re: Need info for burned engine
my 81 went from this
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to this
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Lot of splices and new parts. For me it was worth it since I ...
  Topic: Show off your dash/windshield-mounted fans…
midmo81

Replies: 5
Views: 286

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:56 pm   Subject: Re: Show off your dash/windshield-mounted fans…
Similar style. Great at stop lights when you do not have a/c. May swap for two speed version someday.
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  Topic: Replacing stock plastic fuel lines with stainless hard lines
midmo81

Replies: 33
Views: 1743

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:54 pm   Subject: Re: Replacing stock plastic fuel lines with stainless hard lines
To add one more data point...about five years ago after my newwestyownerdidnotchangefuellines fire - when putting everything back together and needing to replace both input and return fuel lines, I us ...
 
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