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  Topic: Blazer Automotive Closing - Denver
msinabottle

Replies: 19
Views: 1208

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:48 pm   Subject: Re: Blazer Automotive Closing - Denver
Thank you for the bad news about Urubus. Sincerely. Painter's ONCE, I heard, would not work on Vanagons, but I saw one on their lot when I drove past them during Winston's restoration, and they, too ...
  Topic: Before I Kill Again... In Reverse
msinabottle

Replies: 16
Views: 891

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:13 pm   Subject: Re: Before I Kill Again... In Reverse
Thank you all, very much indeed, for these new suggestions! I'll try to answer all the inquiries I can...

My guess is the stuff in your garage is arranged as to limit your ability to exit the van i ...
  Topic: Before I Kill Again... In Reverse
msinabottle

Replies: 16
Views: 891

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:25 am   Subject: Re: Before I Kill Again... In Reverse
I may well put in those new injectors, they seem to respond directly to issues with low idle.

And I didn't put the SeaFoam in. Might still. I THINK I replaced the big can filter, though.

Here's ...
  Topic: Go Westy Alternator Harness Upgrade Woes (with pics)
msinabottle

Replies: 15
Views: 704

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:00 am   Subject: Re: Go Westy Alternator Harness Upgrade Woes (with pics)
Here's a pretty good play-by-play, and how I got it done on Winston:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=597051&highlight=harness

Best!
  Topic: What’s this part?
msinabottle

Replies: 4
Views: 227

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: 936

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: 16
Views: 891

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: 16
Views: 891

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: 320

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: 198

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: 937
Views: 173998

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: 1557

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: 918

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: 19
Views: 1208

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:16 pm   Subject: Re: Blazer Automotive Closing - Denver
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/323846.jpg

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: 292
Views: 44240

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: 5660

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: 292
Views: 44240

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: 752

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: 752

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 ...
 
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