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  Topic: RIP Tim Clark aka tclark
msinabottle

Replies: 11
Views: 991

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:49 pm   Subject: Re: RIP Tim Clark aka tclark
I wonder if the Vans have any sense of what's happened...

I wrote this for Daryl Christensen, another sad loss:

Emptiness reigns and sad entropy rules
The day a great workman puts down all his ...
  Topic: Denver Vanagons & Microbrews (like Cars & Coffee, but tastier)
msinabottle

Replies: 22
Views: 900

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:06 pm   Subject: Re: Denver Vanagons & Microbrews (like Cars & Coffee, but tastier)
Drat! Not enough time to plan for this one... I always enjoy seeing you and the local Vanagonauts, and I greatly enjoy craft beer... But it's also close to my usual last camp-out in Winston.

I hope ...
  Topic: Terrawagen Fender Flare review.
msinabottle

Replies: 18
Views: 1098

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:06 pm   Subject: Re: Terrawagen Fender Flare review.
Sorry to hijack, but what mudflaps are you running on Winston?

OEM VW Rubber. I had to find pictures here on the Samba to install them correctly. I took mine to help others install them.

https ...
  Topic: Vanagons in Articles ~ Magazine, Newspaper, Internet
msinabottle

Replies: 124
Views: 35424

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:45 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagons in Articles ~ Magazine, Newspaper, Internet
Australian Camping Company used my syncro on their website urging folks to get out and camp in Northern Australia

That's Omaha, Queensland, right?

Shocked

I've been meaning to share this a ...
  Topic: Terrawagen Fender Flare review.
msinabottle

Replies: 18
Views: 1098

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:42 pm   Subject: Re: Terrawagen Fender Flare review.
Winston loves his. They completed his 'two tone' look when we installed 'em. Ecce:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1276794.jpg

They are a tremendous product, and Winston's have held up ...
  Topic: Can a loose or poorly sealed gas cap impact engine performance?
msinabottle

Replies: 4
Views: 170

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:37 pm   Subject: Re: Can a loose or poorly sealed gas cap impact engine performance?
A loose OIL cap can do... amazing things.

Shocked

I do not chant 'I Think I Can!' when Winston is slogging it uphill. He finds that insulting. But I do pat him, and tell him how well he's d ...
  Topic: 1984 Vanagon Westfalia 1.9L gas, manual trans. PROJECT.
msinabottle

Replies: 19
Views: 531

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:30 pm   Subject: Re: 1984 vanagon westfalia 1.9L gas, manual transm. PROJECT.
84's respond well when you love them. You could also put a tablespoonful of Marvel Mystery Oil into each cylinder before you crank the engine to re-set the rings. You can follow my posts, or look th ...
  Topic: Need help . to unlock the hatch back door of Vanagon 1987
msinabottle

Replies: 4
Views: 184

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:20 pm   Subject: Re: Need help . to unlock the hatch back door of Vanagon 1987
Use a high-quality silicon lube for the tumbler and the turning mechanism. That solved my own horrible problems. Tri-Flo is expensive, but wonderful.

Best!
  Topic: Colorado - Denver / Front Range Body Shop Recommendations
msinabottle

Replies: 5
Views: 190

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:00 pm   Subject: Re: Colorado - Denver / Front Range Body Shop Recommendations
Done... right?

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=546554

Still holding up magnificently. Nobody better than Wheels of Time.

Best!
  Topic: Side Door Step Ups
msinabottle

Replies: 4
Views: 230

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:49 pm   Subject: Re: Side Door Step Ups
I had good results with an elderly person just carrying a small plastic foot stool in Winston's cabin, taking it out, and putting it down in front of the open door. I helped that person in, then put ...
  Topic: Trying to impress a girl - Pagosa Springs CO cool ideas request
msinabottle

Replies: 65
Views: 3384

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:56 pm   Subject: Re: Trying to impress a girl - Pagosa Springs CO cool ideas request
Hmmm, Rob, sounds like Winston has some stories to tell...

He probably does, from his days in Arizona and the runs with his previous owner, the rock climber. I'm boring as blazes, and have pretty ...
  Topic: RMW Open House weekend
msinabottle

Replies: 61
Views: 12496

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:43 pm   Subject: Re: RMW Open House weekend
All right, first, here are the pictures I took of the 2017 RMW Camp Out/Open House Weekend:

http://s241.photobucket.com/user/msinabottle/library/RMW%202017

The reason I'm putting them on Photobu ...
  Topic: RMW Open House weekend
msinabottle

Replies: 61
Views: 12496

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:07 pm   Subject: Re: RMW Open House weekend
It took a... LONG time to crawl out from under that avalanche!

Shocked

Here are the pictures from the 2016 RMW Camp Out. I put them on Photobucket to drain their bandwidth. I highly suggest a ...
  Topic: Trying to impress a girl - Pagosa Springs CO cool ideas request
msinabottle

Replies: 65
Views: 3384

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:03 pm   Subject: Lost Girl, Kept Van
My ex-girlfriend, who had many fine and admirable qualities...

and...

Shocked

... more than once expressed a desire to, er... 'claim' Winston for her own...

Embarassed

For some reason t ...
  Topic: Anyone else use GoWesty radiator baffles?
msinabottle

Replies: 29
Views: 3124

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:19 pm   Subject: Re: Anyone else use GoWesty radiator baffles?
Read the page for the GoWesty Instrument Cluster Mounting Tab Kit carefully. It says:

"These tabs are specifically designed to capture the screws—once screwed into the tab—so the screw will r ...
  Topic: Anyone else use GoWesty radiator baffles?
msinabottle

Replies: 29
Views: 3124

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:12 pm   Subject: Score Two for Winston and Rob
I am a big fan of GoWesty, although I adore cookies very much, and the people who send me those quickly and well. I also have had only good experiences with Bus Depot.

I say that, because, as this ...
  Topic: Propane Tank Refill Adapter (from 1lb bottles) - Review
msinabottle

Replies: 51
Views: 9864

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:37 pm   Subject: Re: Propane Tank Refill Adapter (from 1lb bottles) - Review
AFAIK the kit is not used to refill the westy tank with liquid propane. It is there to use the vapor from the 1lb bottle to run the stove or fridge.

'Xactly. In fact, you can turn off the tank and ...
  Topic: Installation of German Mud Flaps (set of 4)
msinabottle

Replies: 6
Views: 384

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:26 pm   Subject: Re: Installation of German Mud Flaps (set of 4)
I hope these help:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1276786.jpg

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1276787.jpg

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1276784.jpg

https://www.t ...
  Topic: Vanagon Tilt Steering
msinabottle

Replies: 10
Views: 590

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:52 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagon Tilt Steering
I wonder if that's a manual or power steering column. The manual steering takes, at times, quite a bit of BRUTE FORCE on my part, i'm up to it, but would a tilting column transmit it all efficiently? ...
  Topic: What's up with RS FAB?
msinabottle

Replies: 135
Views: 11737

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:47 pm   Subject: I do hope...
I do hope if he can't keep up with his production--for whatever reasons, and his is the call as to the merits of them--that he perhaps allows one of our other fine aftermarket producers to make them b ...
 
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