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  Topic: Weber Whisperer needed

Replies: 22
Views: 963

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:14 pm   Subject: Re: Weber Whisperer needed
Each of those hose connections is a potential spot for a vacuum leak. I think you should use a fitting that allows you to use the correct hose size all the way through to the booster.

I have the sa ...
  Topic: Type4Store Camper Special/Mountain Climber engine kits - anyone?

Replies: 84
Views: 4514

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:09 pm   Subject: Re: Type4Store Camper Special/Mountain Climber engine kits - anyone?


It would be so much easier to do a stock rebuild with Len's heads.


I'm not sure how you define "easier" when the kit has all/most of the stuff you need for the rebu ...
  Topic: No start diagnosis confirmation

Replies: 13
Views: 360

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:13 pm   Subject: Re: No start diagnosis confirmation
Well, it was the solenoid....thanks to everyone who had some positive input...those who didn't...I don't understand that type of attitude, I'm just a guy trying to keep my bus on the road....

  Topic: 78 bus with dual 44 empi/solex carbs

Replies: 8
Views: 380

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:29 pm   Subject: Re: 78 bus with dual 44 empi/solex carbs
Here is an update, I pulled the dual carb setup off and installed a single progressive carb.

Valves and timing are set as they should be. Idles great. I still get a steady backfire through the int ...
  Topic: Second Bus and First Engine Drop. Need guidance!

Replies: 207
Views: 19636

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:33 pm   Subject: Re: Second Bus and First Engine Drop. Need guidance!
Not too many options left to check at this point to figure out why #3 isnt cooperating Smile Haven't looked at brake booster.

How do I check for leaks in the brake booster? Will I be able to hear them ...
  Topic: 1975 Highroof camper build

Replies: 93
Views: 11709

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 7:38 pm   Subject: Re: 1975 Highroof camper build
"93mm 1800cc going to be replaced with 96mm making it a 1911cc"

Are these going to be biral cylinders (or Nickies Very Happy)? Conventional wisdom is that 96mm cast iron cylinders are too big fo ...
  Topic: Weber shenanigans

Replies: 7
Views: 300

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 7:18 pm   Subject: Re: Weber shenanigans
I agree with busdaddy's suggestion about the AFR meter. Extremely useful for dialling in a carb. Very Happy

Have you had a look here?

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=217070&highl ...
  Topic: Webber carb help

Replies: 4
Views: 221

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun May 21, 2017 7:00 pm   Subject: Re: Webber carb help
That is a return spring to make sure that the accelerator comes completely back to idle.
  Topic: Hasta Alaska Chile to Alaska VW Travel Series

Replies: 446
Views: 61200

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:58 pm   Subject: Re: Hasta Alaska Chile to Alaska VW Travel Series
New Episode. After 6 years apart my family came to find me to see what life on the road was all about:

All Episodes:

Loved it, Ben. Keep 'em coming! Smile
  Topic: Weber Vacuum Ports

Replies: 9
Views: 310

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:15 pm   Subject: Re: Weber Vacuum Ports
It's the one with your finger on it. When I had a weber progressive, I found that it generally worked well with the stock distributor (76 bus) except that it was slightly advanced at idle. Not sure ho ...
  Topic: Locking deck lid

Replies: 12
Views: 1088

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:17 pm   Subject: Re: Locking deck lid
Bringing this thread back from the dead.
Does anyone know exactly how to modify a late beetle deck lid latch to work on a bus? My battery was stolen, so I'm hoping to stop that from happening again. ...
  Topic: Meet our newest guy!

Replies: 28
Views: 930

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:06 pm   Subject: Re: Meet our newest guy!
The journey home and discovery process! 7 hours of driving and he's safe and sound!


Well done, but a bit of rust repair work to be done! :s ...
  Topic: Subarugears Bus Build

Replies: 303
Views: 49473

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:55 pm   Subject: Re: Subarugears Bus Build
So I go all my brake parts today but am left with a question. The new shoes don't have the E brake lever on them. I was told to remove the lever from the old shoes (they are held on with a clip and pi ...
  Topic: Windscreen leak is killing me!

Replies: 11
Views: 576

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:42 pm   Subject: Re: Windscreen leak is killing me!
I had the same problem and put butyl mastic all the way round under the seal. It's better than silicone sealant because it is non-corrosive, unlike some silicone sealants, and it doesn't fully cure wh ...
  Topic: Disc Brake Conversions

Replies: 56
Views: 38148

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:23 pm   Subject: Re: Disc Brake Conversions
Facebook link no good! Getting "Page Not Found"!

You need to have a Facebook account and be logged in to see Vince's site
  Topic: My 1979 VW Transporter to Camper Project

Replies: 51
Views: 3141

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 6:36 pm   Subject: Re: My 1979 VW Transporter to Camper Project
I think the spot I have circled in red is where the vacuum takeoff for the brake power assist from the weber progressive has been blocked off. If it is, it might be easy to connect it and get power as ...
  Topic: Got my Camper Special kit in the mail!!

Replies: 22
Views: 2860

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:04 pm   Subject: Re: Got my Camper Special kit in the mail!!
Any feedback to someone acquiring this kit after Jake sold the store and has since installed it themselves?
I would like to know this as well.. I'd love a CS kit, but $8500!?! Shocked
I understa ...
  Topic: Too much advance in my timing?

Replies: 10
Views: 607

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:35 pm   Subject: Re: Too much advance in my timing?
When I ran a weber progressive, the biggest single improvement I made in the driveability was to fit an air cleaner from another car (can't remember the make/model) so that it would feed in warm air i ...
  Topic: Rear shoulder belts-Pics of real conversions

Replies: 59
Views: 18376

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:18 pm   Subject: Re: Rear shoulder belts-Pics of real conversions
I don't get the reason for the extra L bracket on there?

I just ordered a whole set of lap belts for both Buses. That started out as needing one more middle seat belt because I went from a 2 to 3- ...
  Topic: shipping over seas us to australia

Replies: 7
Views: 416

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:04 pm   Subject: Re: shipping over seas us to australia
has anyone had a good experience - rates, etc regarding above mentioned

Shipping what?
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