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  Topic: Best Compliment You've Heard?
msinabottle

Replies: 48
Views: 1416

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:07 pm   Subject: Re: Best Compliment You've Heard?
At an RMW campout, as as a couple passed Winston:

"They MUST still be making those--that one's brand new!"

Smile

Best!
  Topic: Blazer Automotive Closing - Denver
msinabottle

Replies: 40
Views: 2358

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:12 pm   Subject: Re: Blazer Automotive Closing - Denver
Mr gas!! He really does the best job for 091 and 094 vanagon and late bay transmissions. His lead time is about 4 weeks. What’s going on with your transmission??

Actually, the only thing it needs a ...
  Topic: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20)
msinabottle

Replies: 189
Views: 37206

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:01 pm   Subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20)
How proud you must and should feel! And that GULF when you look back to when you started...

Best!
  Topic: Blazer Automotive Closing - Denver
msinabottle

Replies: 40
Views: 2358

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:28 am   Subject: Re: Blazer Automotive Closing - Denver
Hi! We're glad to have you here! I can understand about the Denver rents. I hope you do well up there.

I rather suspect I know where you get your transmissions!

Shocked

Best!
  Topic: Blazer Automotive Closing - Denver
msinabottle

Replies: 40
Views: 2358

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: 976

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: 976

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: 738

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: 261

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: 984

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: 976

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: 976

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: 330

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: 207

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: 964
Views: 178161

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: 1128

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: 1930

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: 970

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: 40
Views: 2358

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: 46047

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 ...
 
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