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  Topic: Vanagon owners! Did your clock stop working? Replacement
msinabottle

Replies: 14
Views: 913

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: 3275

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: 972

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: 40
Views: 3320

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: 5634

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: 780

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: 771

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: 771

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: 6
Views: 564

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: 183

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: 1278

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: 9252

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!
  Topic: Bears
msinabottle

Replies: 138
Views: 7326

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:09 am   Subject: Very Worried about Bears
I BOUGHT Winston out of fear of bears.

Okay, so I owe the Bears for that.

Our camp site on the job site is overrun with black bears. A tent pitched NEXT to Winston got shredded and plundered. ...
  Topic: Sea Foam engine cleaner
msinabottle

Replies: 11
Views: 5644

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:32 pm   Subject: Re: Sea Foam engine cleaner
I use SeaFoam in the tank at the end of the season to stabilize Winston's gas and do that much more injector and engine cleaning.

The results for many years now seem to have been stellar. He star ...
  Topic: Now that I've got MINE... <Useful Stool for Westies>
msinabottle

Replies: 8
Views: 1352

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:13 am   Subject: Re: Now that I've got MINE... <Useful Stool for Westies>
This is the closet to what I bought then--and still have and use now:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Super-outdoor-Aluminum-folding-chair-folding-stool-beach-chair-fishing-stool-portable-stool-cro ...
  Topic: Anybody know this kook Vanagon driver?
msinabottle

Replies: 14
Views: 1440

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:13 pm   Subject: Re: Anybody know this kook Vanagon driver?
One van to fool them all,
One van to tail them.
One van to tag along
And not (in sunlight) fail them.

Shocked

Best!
  Topic: RIP Syncroincity (aka Jerry McCavitt)
msinabottle

Replies: 34
Views: 2406

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:32 pm   Subject: Re: RIP Syncroincity (aka Jerry McCavitt)
The true sign of a good and decent person is how much that person is missed and mourned.

He was a very good and decent person.

Sigh.

Best.
  Topic: Audi 5000 wheels on Vanagon (using center hubcaps on rear)
msinabottle

Replies: 5
Views: 536

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 2:01 pm   Subject: Re: Audi 5000 wheels on Vanagon (using center hubcaps on rear)
We took very different approaches. I love my set:

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=219816

If you really do want to ditch those, we could talk.

Best!
  Topic: Winston's Window Woes
msinabottle

Replies: 10
Views: 665

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:57 pm   Subject: Re: Winston's Window Woes
Hello, Terry!

Well, the broken regulator was physically broken and had to be welded, the new one couldn't lift freely moving glass in the channel, but it had parts missing from the old one--and the ...
  Topic: Winston's Window Woes
msinabottle

Replies: 10
Views: 665

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:23 pm   Subject: Re: Winston's Window Woes
Update.

Called Les at Wheels of Time with the news that I'd ordered the new regulator. Les's response was... "I think you're done. Don't do that. The Van's outside ready to go." He to ...
 
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