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  Topic: Big brake disks 312mm Audi A6
r39o

Replies: 32
Views: 3097

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:06 am   Subject: Re: Big brake disks 312mm Audi A6
No report on the difference between stock and 312mm front discs?
I have that size brake on my van.

Not this kit but rather that size and dual piston calipers.

Night and day difference.

How t ...
  Topic: Poor Quality Go Westy Wiper Arms. Any other source?
r39o

Replies: 18
Views: 583

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:50 am   Subject: Re: Poor Quality Go Westy Wiper Arms. Any other source?
Most arms can be salvaged. This striping issue is over a half century old. Old German car mechanics knowwhat to do.

Clean grooves on car body with a pick.
Get washers to space so the nut does ...
  Topic: Knocksense knock sensor with WBX
r39o

Replies: 33
Views: 1048

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:35 am   Subject: Re: Knocksense knock sensor with WBX
Up into the mid 50s Mercedes had an octane adjust system. Twist the knob. A sleeve thing sat between the distributor and the engine block.

But, thinking about it, you can do it electronically, ...
  Topic: Building a bus for travel in Europe "euroBus"
r39o

Replies: 732
Views: 55313

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:39 pm   Subject: Re: Building a bus for travel in Europe "euroBus"
Where is the power pod discussed or purchased?

Ideally I would like a replacement lid for the ash tray aka coin and gas cap key holder.
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  Topic: Building a bus for travel in Europe "euroBus"
r39o

Replies: 732
Views: 55313

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:34 pm   Subject: Re: Building a bus for travel in Europe "euroBus"
Where is the power pod discussed or purchased?

Ideally I would like a replacement lid for the ash tray aka coin and gas cap key holder.
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[img] https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2143382.jpg ...
  Topic: Small Car Performance, DIY Front A/C Installation
r39o

Replies: 614
Views: 98701

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:21 am   Subject: Re: Small Car Performance, DIY Front A/C Installation
Thanks Mark,

We are planning on a compressor off switch so just the air circulation fan can run.

Also a radiator fan high on switch so I can command the fan on high if I want. Not a fan disabl ...
  Topic: Replace Cylinder Heads and Gasket or just get a new Engine?
r39o

Replies: 47
Views: 1537

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:09 am   Subject: Re: Replace Cylinder Heads and Gasket or just get a new Engine?
time for a real engine and a suby swap.
same MPG but almost twice the useable horse power.
more modern fuel management and more reliable starts.
not to mention replacement parts available at any ...
  Topic: 86 Syncro High top VW to Ej22 swap advice
r39o

Replies: 7
Views: 226

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:45 pm   Subject: Re: 86 Syncro High top VW to Ej22 swap advice

Any suggestions compromise on 3rd and 4th ratios that would be best for 70mph cruise and enough torque to climb in 4th on hilly California freeways?

With your tires, first is like mush because yo ...
  Topic: 86 Syncro High top VW to Ej22 swap advice
r39o

Replies: 7
Views: 226

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:57 pm   Subject: Re: 86 Syncro High top VW to Ej22 swap advice
EJ22 from a donor 88 with Kennedy kit.
The Kennedy mount is so so and not sure if you will like it with a Syncro. May rock too much.....


I am running KO2 215/65/16s

#MeToo and I think it is ...
  Topic: Rear Heater Wiring - Remove or Use for Something Else
r39o

Replies: 5
Views: 155

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:48 pm   Subject: Re: Rear Heater Wiring - Remove or Use for Something Else
My idea was to use the switch to turn on lights in the back.
  Topic: Small Car Performance, DIY Front A/C Installation
r39o

Replies: 614
Views: 98701

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:46 pm   Subject: Re: Small Car Performance, DIY Front A/C Installation
The vanagon 3 speed radiator fan came in the Syncros and the later vanagons with factory air.

I wired my vintage air, AC on, rad fan comes on low. Head pressure comes to a certain point and the rad ...
  Topic: Piecing together a Subaru kit using RJES Bellhousing
r39o

Replies: 38
Views: 1771

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:28 pm   Subject: Re: Piecing together the best Subaru kit. Bellhousing vs Adapter?
XXXX on the RJES, it is very good.

BUT, it was not so readily available when I did the deed.

It was my van which was used to perfect the Fred clutch linkage pedal mod tooling.

The Smallcar be ...
  Topic: Coolant Temp Gauge Rebuild w/parts list & photos
r39o

Replies: 65
Views: 1841

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:02 pm   Subject: Re: Coolant Temp Gauge Rebuild w/parts list & photos
I just entered this post into the FAQ section.
I know it is a gauge and I debated where to put it. I figured most people would check out the engine cooling system section if they have gauge issues. ...
  Topic: Small Car Performance, DIY Front A/C Installation
r39o

Replies: 614
Views: 98701

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:19 pm   Subject: Re: Small Car Performance, DIY Front A/C Installation
My system works great BUT:

The radiator fan is on high all the time the system is cooling.

That means, van moving or not, the rad fan is blasting on full all the time with AC.

This is not how ...
  Topic: Vanaru Conversion complete, M. Steedle Trans - 2wd pics
r39o

Replies: 41
Views: 2410

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:46 pm   Subject: Re: Vanaru Conversion complete, M. Steedle Trans - 2wd pics
I have had the Vanaru header on for 10 years. It just works. It IS good.....

I am so ever grateful to all the Subaru Sambanistas as they all share info which allowed me to be a wise choosing ...
  Topic: Vanaru Conversion complete, M. Steedle Trans - 2wd pics
r39o

Replies: 41
Views: 2410

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:05 pm   Subject: Re: Vanaru Conversion complete, M. Steedle Trans - 2wd pics
I have had the Vanaru header on for 10 years. It just works. It IS good.....

I am so ever grateful to all the Subaru Sambanistas as they all share info which allowed me to be a wise choosing ...
  Topic: Dealer installed AC, headbanger, DPD, VPC, CCCCool : infos
r39o

Replies: 26
Views: 1500

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:56 pm   Subject: Re: Dealer installed AC, headbanger, DPD, VPC, CCCCool : infos
My interest in a front cooler is less about max cooling effect, than a more even distribution of the cooling, especially on startup after the van is sitting in the sun. That long tunnel tends to abso ...
  Topic: Vanaru Conversion complete, M. Steedle Trans - 2wd pics
r39o

Replies: 41
Views: 2410

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:53 pm   Subject: Re: Vanaru Conversion complete, M. Steedle Trans - 2wd pics
RE: Muffler

I use a stock VW muffler mated to a Kennedy EO compliant cat with stock style flanges welded on, like yours, and have a Vanaru header.

You will likely lose performance with a stock m ...
  Topic: Dealer installed AC, headbanger, DPD, VPC, CCCCool : infos
r39o

Replies: 26
Views: 1500

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:06 am   Subject: Re: Dealer installed AC, headbanger, DPD, VPC, CCCCool : infos
This would be a nifty way to add dual A/C in my van.

It was on my list too......butt, butting my head on it, listening to the noisy fan next to my head and especially knowing cold air blowing on m ...
  Topic: CLK wheels
r39o

Replies: 1222
Views: 313144

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:40 pm   Subject: Re: CLK wheels
First IS slow. Painfully at times.....

It LOVES 3rd.

4th is a great freeway gear as long as I am above 3K rpm.

I get lower 20s for mpg too.

Not perfect, but not brutal either.
 
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