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  Topic: Happy Halloween
msinabottle

Replies: 4
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:22 pm   Subject: Re: Happy Halloween
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/614987.jpg

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Best!
  Topic: How Long Have You Owned Yours?
msinabottle

Replies: 49
Views: 1508

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:19 pm   Subject: Re: How Long Have You Owned Yours?
I bought Winston on September 5, 2005. The good times don't seem as long as the calendar shows that they were...

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  Topic: Kindle readers drive Vanagons
msinabottle

Replies: 12
Views: 484

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:51 pm   Subject: Re: Kindle readers drive Vanagons
Thank you! It WAS annoying not to know.

Best!
  Topic: Propane Tank Capacity (actual)
msinabottle

Replies: 16
Views: 4239

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:31 pm   Subject: Re: Propane Tank Capacity (actual)
The latter one was done at our favorite propane shop and they said the overflow came out exactly as it should (A&A Propane, Wheat Ridge, CO).

LOVE those guys, particularly Tim Glover. They rig ...
  Topic: Kindle readers drive Vanagons
msinabottle

Replies: 12
Views: 484

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:21 pm   Subject: Re: Kindle readers drive Vanagons
I found this months and months ago--but I wasn't QUITE sure it was a Vanagon! What year and variation is it?

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I take my ancient Kindle 'Keyboard' along in Winston, and read in either th ...
  Topic: Blazer Automotive Closing - Denver
msinabottle

Replies: 46
Views: 3472

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:16 pm   Subject: Re: Blazer Automotive Closing - Denver
Thank you, very much, for this useful information. I greatly appreciate the updates.

Steve Horvath at Jeno's lost his European Auto tech, leaving but one person there who can work on a Vanagon--St ...
  Topic: Lithium Aux Battery
msinabottle

Replies: 74
Views: 9855

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:55 pm   Subject: GoWesty Answered Fast!
I've already received this full and useful response from GoWesty, to whom I am very grateful. They said I could post the information. Ecce:


Hi,

I ran this past one of our engineers and his c ...
  Topic: Lithium Aux Battery
msinabottle

Replies: 74
Views: 9855

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:50 pm   Subject: Re: Lithium Aux Battery
Thank you, rmcd, for all that thought and input. I, too, am a fan of the Herkimer Battle Jitney, not the first van with a manual I have seen killed by poor clutching. I always hoped the great non-let ...
  Topic: Lithium Aux Battery
msinabottle

Replies: 74
Views: 9855

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:33 pm   Subject: GoWesty LiFePo4 and Winston's Yandina C100 VSR: Disquieting News
Having bought and received a GoWesty 50 AH LiFePo4 battery--RIGHT before the sale...

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I now report the following correspondence. First, my letter to Yandina:

Hello!

In 2006 I p ...
  Topic: Body Changes.... How is my 91 different from your 80?
msinabottle

Replies: 51
Views: 8860

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:12 pm   Subject: Re: Body Changes.... How is my 91 different from your 80?
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1957736.jpg

Winston was built in January of 1984. Hope this helps!

Best!
  Topic: Vanagon Folk Song: 'Round-Eyed Handsome Van'
msinabottle

Replies: 7
Views: 336

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:55 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagon Folk Song: 'Round-Eyed Handsome Van'
I'm so happy and pleased that you all liked it. Thank you all, very much.

I'm sorry for any errors, I have always used 'handsome' for all Vanagon genders,

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Could we set that to a li ...
  Topic: Vanagon Folk Song: 'Round-Eyed Handsome Van'
msinabottle

Replies: 7
Views: 336

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:46 am   Subject: Vanagon Folk Song: 'Round-Eyed Handsome Van'
Came up with the title at this year's RMW camp-out (of which more with pictures later), and as it got a few laughs, and since I haven't been doing much to earn my non-existent salary as Vanagon Poet L ...
  Topic: Winston's Radio Restored
msinabottle

Replies: 6
Views: 2312

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:28 pm   Subject: And Thereby Hangs a Tale
How soon they forget!

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=210082&highlight=blower

Not me, though, I remember all that and wake up screaming.

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  Topic: Winston's Radio Restored
msinabottle

Replies: 6
Views: 2312

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:37 pm   Subject: Re: Winston's Radio Restored
A coda:

On my way to this year's Rocky Mountain Westy Camp-out, of which, more, with pictures, later, my Pioneer radio/CD would cut out with a 'beep' and then resume. On the way home, the display ...
  Topic: Michelin Defender LTX
msinabottle

Replies: 13
Views: 693

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:46 pm   Subject: Re: Michelin Defender LTX
BTDT.

(Bought Those Delightful Tires!)

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https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=7871770#7871770


https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1486543.jpg

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  Topic: Have you SEEN ONE, lately? Spotters thread
msinabottle

Replies: 2812
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:42 pm   Subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE, lately? Spotters thread
From Deviant, not my photo--this fellow has hundreds of superb automotive pictures.
http://tinyurl.com/y6avjx7g

https://www.deviantart.com/kraut-spotting/art/T3-Transporter-809122660

German van ...
  Topic: Convert Westy Fridge to 1 lb Propane bottle?
msinabottle

Replies: 5
Views: 368

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:44 pm   Subject: Re: Convert Westy Fridge to 1 lb Propane bottle?
With my adapter rig, doped and tightened, Winston's Dometic and stove ran for two days on a 'double' canister with propane to spare. YMMV, I suppose.

Best!
  Topic: Winston Lives! A VERBOSE Update
msinabottle

Replies: 4
Views: 531

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:48 pm   Subject: Sequel: Tarnation Alley
Thank you for the kind comments, I'm glad you found the story interesting. I got more...

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I've been killing Winston at low speeds, particularly backing him into the garage, for which, ...
  Topic: Winston Lives! A VERBOSE Update
msinabottle

Replies: 4
Views: 531

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:39 pm   Subject: Winston Lives! A VERBOSE Update
I haven't had too much to say about my work-related weekly summer camp-out with Winston, for a long time.

The adage 'no news is good news' largely applies. He rolls well still on those 15" ...
  Topic: Replacing a Pop Top Tent in Denver
msinabottle

Replies: 9
Views: 387

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:56 pm   Subject: Replacing a Pop Top Tent in Denver--BTDT
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6021371&highlight=atelier+marks#6021371

It's held up!

Best!
 
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