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  Topic: What’s this part?
msinabottle

Replies: 4
Views: 190

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:59 pm   Subject: Re: What’s this part?
Anybody have one of these lying around? The 3D Parts Printer says he can make new ones (in two pieces) if he can scan one of them.

Best!
  Topic: Fuel line fix. Why no metal hard lines?
msinabottle

Replies: 23
Views: 873

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:01 pm   Subject: 'Why, Indeed?' Rob Growled
They have been perfect, and except for the novice mistakes I made, described and fixed, they have been less than no trouble for nearly four years, now:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.p ...
  Topic: Before I Kill Again... In Reverse
msinabottle

Replies: 10
Views: 504

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:08 pm   Subject: Re: Before I Kill Again... In Reverse
Thank you, very much, for the replies! I have been thinking them over.

It has been quite some time since Blazer adjusted Winston's AFM. His idle does seem a bit low at times.

The problem did s ...
  Topic: Before I Kill Again... In Reverse
msinabottle

Replies: 10
Views: 504

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:55 pm   Subject: Before I Kill Again... In Reverse
Backing Winston into his garage cave is always fun... Slight incline up the driveway, the need to be careful in a crowded one-car garage...

I have tennis balls on ropes to line him up, nylon rods ...
  Topic: Westfalia tag
msinabottle

Replies: 5
Views: 297

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:48 pm   Subject: Re: Westfalia tag BTDT
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1061890.jpg

The story is here:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6664672

The laser-etched metal plate has held up very well.

Best!
  Topic: Coolant hose bleeder
msinabottle

Replies: 3
Views: 161

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:32 pm   Subject: Re: Coolant hose bleeder
The aluminum bleeder fitting I bought from the old Van Cafe, and which is sold by the new Van Cafe, comes with clamps and a hose connecting the two 'auto' nipples.

Notwithstanding that--it still le ...
  Topic: Vanagons in electronic media: film, Internet, games, etc.
msinabottle

Replies: 905
Views: 170038

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:18 pm   Subject: The Fallout from Vanagon Ownership
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1812852.jpg

https://www.deviantart.com/rlkitterman/art/VW-Vault-Tec-Evacuation-Shuttle-at-Otakon-2018-759787444

A Volkswagen camper van was done up as a F ...
  Topic: Has anyone heard or seen Chris fromT3
msinabottle

Replies: 16
Views: 1104

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:47 pm   Subject: Re: Has anyone heard or seen Chris fromT3
I do so hope you've made a full recovery, and are feeling well.

Best!
  Topic: What’s your favorite Van color?
msinabottle

Replies: 36
Views: 1331

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:24 pm   Subject: Re: What’s your favorite Van color?
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1276794.jpg

No regrets. Unfaded Assuan Brown.

Best!
  Topic: And so it begins: Resurrection of an old '85 Westy project
msinabottle

Replies: 26
Views: 910

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:26 pm   Subject: Re: And so it begins, resurrection of an old -85 westy project.
This can be done. You can do this. It is well worth doing. You have found an incredible resource in this web site, including multiple threads on resurrecting Vans Who Have Sat Long. Learn from oth ...
  Topic: Blazer Automotive Closing - Denver
msinabottle

Replies: 14
Views: 711

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:16 pm   Subject: Re: Blazer Automotive Closing - Denver
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Called Larry just now and said my respectful goodbyes, meant them. Blazer opened in 1979, and I always considered them as honest, professional, a ...
  Topic: 3D Printing Vanagon parts
msinabottle

Replies: 283
Views: 41820

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:47 pm   Subject: Re: 3D Printing Vanagon parts
Thank you for your kind words, msinabottle!

Installation is very simple

Thank YOU. Good timing, too. I have noted that the passenger's side thin plastic curtain loop cover on my Westfalia, an ...
  Topic: Winston Gets a Second Chance, Propane-wise (Verbose)
msinabottle

Replies: 22
Views: 5464

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:22 pm   Subject: Re: Winston Gets a Second Chance, Propane-wise (Verbose)
Just a note... The week before last, just as I was starting a two-day camp-out at the job site...

I WAS OUT OF PROPANE!

Shocked

I had TRIED to use the hose and spare tanks once before, but ...
  Topic: 3D Printing Vanagon parts
msinabottle

Replies: 283
Views: 41820

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:19 pm   Subject: Re: 3D Printing Vanagon parts
I'm interested. Order for the safety catch cover and two pop-top bumpers pending from unibagel and Uniwerkes.

Best!

--

Follow up: He shipped quickly, the bumpers for the pop top fitted perfe ...
  Topic: Leaking coolant from 1.9 bleeder valve junction
msinabottle

Replies: 12
Views: 720

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:15 pm   Subject: Re: Leaking coolant from 1.9 bleeder valve junction
Thank you, that is genuinely helpful. So you just use a wrench, which I do have, and it re-seals back on the 'Form-a-Gasket?'

And... Mike LaBate just called from RMW and said it should re-seal fin ...
  Topic: Leaking coolant from 1.9 bleeder valve junction
msinabottle

Replies: 12
Views: 720

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:47 pm   Subject: ALUMINUM BLEEDER VALVE JUNCTION 1.9L
To bump an old thread, I hope to install one of these next week that I bought on sale from Van Cafe, not long before the merger.

Mine came with the rubber 'U' and good German non-abrading hose clam ...
  Topic: Stock coolant tank vs. RMW's The Tank
msinabottle

Replies: 49
Views: 2424

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 8:00 pm   Subject: Re: Stock coolant tank vs. RMW's The Tank
How would we add a sight glass? Wouldn't one have to drill, tap, and collet? Or am I ignorant of something?

Best!
  Topic: 3D Printing Vanagon parts
msinabottle

Replies: 283
Views: 41820

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 7:30 pm   Subject: Re: 3D Printing Vanagon parts
Thank you! That's a wonderful website, also. You'll be hearing from me.

Best!
  Topic: Westfalia side door threshold
msinabottle

Replies: 99
Views: 4557

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 4:46 pm   Subject: Re: Westfalia side door threshold
Hey MS, figure anything out?
and...

It would be cool if everyone posted a picture of the finished product!

Funny that you'd mention that...
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1785590.jpg ...
  Topic: 3D Printing Vanagon parts
msinabottle

Replies: 283
Views: 41820

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 3:51 pm   Subject: Re: 3D Printing Vanagon parts
How about the front sliding door latch cover on a Westy, like Winston's, for instance, cracked on the top part. Is there a replacement available, or could we print one? Ecce:
https://www.thesamba.co ...
 
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