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  Topic: Death by Distributor cap
msinabottle

Replies: 13
Views: 770

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 12:59 pm   Subject: Re: Death by Distributor cap
Thank you, kamzcab86!

I've been trying to figure that out for a long time. Jim Blazer told me that he doesn't like the shield on a Vanagon distributor, metal OR plastic, as they can make it possib ...
  Topic: Repair or replace propane tank?
msinabottle

Replies: 8
Views: 260

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:21 pm   Subject: Re: Repair or replace propane tank?
That guage would save me from many embarrassing visits to AAA propane when I thought I had used much more propane than I actually did.
Making a man lay down under my Westy to fill $2 worth of propan ...
  Topic: Vanistan louvered window screen inserts
msinabottle

Replies: 46
Views: 3000

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:24 pm   Subject: Re: Vanistan louvered window screen inserts
I'd hope Chris would find someone to take over his engine techniques--for those of us who want to stay with a good, well-modified Wasserboxer. I understand the call, though. Must be fantastically tim ...
  Topic: Help with Go Westy alternator harness install.
msinabottle

Replies: 19
Views: 1548

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 2:58 pm   Subject: Re: Help with Go Westy alternator harness install.
That's positive and clear--and I thank you.

I do think I'll bend Larry Blazer's ear tomorrow if I can. I'm not sure anybody knows the Vanagon better except his brother Jim... OR Mike Labate, who ...
  Topic: Help with Go Westy alternator harness install.
msinabottle

Replies: 19
Views: 1548

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 2:41 pm   Subject: Re: Help with Go Westy alternator harness install.
Thank you! A response!

So should I omit this wire which is NOT part of the original harness, as far as I can tell? It's under the same rubber tube, but separate.

I think I can get away with i ...
  Topic: Help with Go Westy alternator harness install.
msinabottle

Replies: 19
Views: 1548

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 2:12 pm   Subject: Re: Help with Go Westy alternator harness install.
Help?

The circuit diagram in my Bentley SEEMS to show a black wire running from the junction to the starter--which, I should have noted, is a GoWesty Hitachi/HiTorque/Nippon Denso reduction gear st ...
  Topic: Help with Go Westy alternator harness install.
msinabottle

Replies: 19
Views: 1548

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 10:18 pm   Subject: Necrothreadomancy: Winston and the GoWesty Upgrade
I may have mentioned this--but after my last long drive I found my starter battery quite low, and wondered how much current Winston's alternator was pumping into my Yandina set-up. Not, apparently, e ...
  Topic: Engine oil Magnetic drain plug
msinabottle

Replies: 9
Views: 290

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 3:59 pm   Subject: Re: Engine oil Magnetic drain plug
I bought one manufactured for the Vanagon, I can't remember the company name. It works fine. I get a fine metallic sludge adhering to it when I do the drain, which makes a dark smear on the tissue wh ...
  Topic: Vanagon owners! Did your clock stop working? Replacement
msinabottle

Replies: 14
Views: 1130

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:27 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagon owners! Did your clock stop working? Replacement
My clock's LCD is just fine--and after years of REALLY ACCURATE time, it's losing lots and lots of minutes. I'm wondering if I should see about having it 're-capacitored,' someone said that is likely ...
  Topic: Reluctance to install "truck-style" mirrors
msinabottle

Replies: 51
Views: 3735

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:05 pm   Subject: Re: Reluctance to install "truck-style" mirrors
Please keep us updated. I would love a better view behind Winston, and found myself fantasizing about convex replacement glass for Winston's stock mirrors.

Shocked

I have strange fantasies. ...
  Topic: Meet Rose
msinabottle

Replies: 20
Views: 1181

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:52 pm   Subject: Re: Meet Rose
Welcome to the Funny Farm! Rose is a lovely lady.

You can follow my threads for how we did a full 'Wehabilitation' on Winston, my '84 Westfalia, on this side of the Rockies.

CHANGE THE FUEL ...
  Topic: The official Rocky Mountain Westy product thread, new and old
msinabottle

Replies: 42
Views: 4232

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 10:33 pm   Subject: Re: The official Rocky Mountain Westy product thread, new and old
I have <cough><cough> shared an idea or two, Mike. Just a few... Shocked

The one I've been thinking of fabricating myself is a waterproof, quick-release, fire-extinguisher box that w ...
  Topic: Arise from the Ashes-Cherry 86 Westy getting a Bostig Transplant
msinabottle

Replies: 74
Views: 6182

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:52 pm   Subject: Re: Arise from the Ashes-Cherry 86 Westy getting a Bostig Transplant
When enough things go wrong in succession, you just start laughing uncontrollably. I admire your fortitude and attitude.

Best!
  Topic: RMW SS Exhaust loudness
msinabottle

Replies: 17
Views: 828

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:28 pm   Subject: Re: RMW SS Exhaust loudness
Winston's stock 1.9 has the RMW/Vanistan exhaust, and I made a short movie of it running, admittedly with an exhaust hose on the end of it as RMW installed it. Here's the full post:

http://www.the ...
  Topic: Quick Tip for House Batteries Under the Driver's Seat
msinabottle

Replies: 15
Views: 825

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:37 pm   Subject: Re: Quick Tip for House Batteries Under the Driver's Seat
Where did you get the hex caps from, if I may ask?

Our local Ace Hardware store in the 'Serv-a-Lite' stuff in those metal box-drawers. I'm with the 'All the insurance you can get' school. And you ...
  Topic: Quick Tip for House Batteries Under the Driver's Seat
msinabottle

Replies: 15
Views: 825

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2016 5:43 pm   Subject: Re: Quick Tip for House Batteries Under the Driver's Seat
I used the screw terminals and a BIG PLASTIC HEX CAP on Winston's installation:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/259406.jpg

and here's the starter battery:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/ ...
  Topic: Drone filming (Vanagon content)
msinabottle

Replies: 9
Views: 824

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:18 pm   Subject: Re: Drone filming (Vanagon content)
Truly beautiful. Thank you.

Best!
  Topic: Vanagon Manual Window Regulator
msinabottle

Replies: 2
Views: 243

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:30 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagon Manual Window Regulator
Er...

Just to make it short if he's desperate, I ordered one of the CIP regulators...

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=666069

And the rest, they grate through clenched teeth, ...
  Topic: dim oil pressure light
msinabottle

Replies: 11
Views: 1344

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 12:43 am   Subject: Re: dim oil pressure light
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6112401

Previous and following. I hope it's a minor issue.

Best!
  Topic: Things you should not do
msinabottle

Replies: 91
Views: 9496

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:50 pm   Subject: Re: Things you should not do
I did this one quite early:

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=141486

Shocked

I still haven't dared try a flush-and-fill kit.

Best!
 
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