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  Topic: 1980 Tin-Top Chronological PIC Build Thread ~Karmann Vandiego~
rfoubi

Replies: 73
Views: 4140

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:22 pm   Subject: Re: 1980 Tin-Top Chronological PIC Build Thread ~Karmann Vandiego~
Great thread. Cool to see the progress. I also was a toddler when my parents bought their tintop new, and now I've been driving it since I was 16 and aquired it from them for the price of a new tranny ...
  Topic: Voltage at Brake Lights?
rfoubi

Replies: 8
Views: 161

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:01 am   Subject: Re: Voltage at Brake Lights?
Ah, I didn't notice you mentioning trailer lights. Does your trailer light controller have a separate power source?

I added a taillight junction box with 12v coming from the junction box on the fir ...
  Topic: Voltage at Brake Lights?
rfoubi

Replies: 8
Views: 161

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:30 am   Subject: Re: Voltage at Brake Lights?
FWIW i redid some dodgy splices at the tail lights and got enough voltage to make it work. Still not 12.5V but better. Seems to lose voltage across the fuse box (12.5V at the actual fuse, but more lik ...
  Topic: Voltage at Brake Lights?
rfoubi

Replies: 8
Views: 161

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:42 am   Subject: Re: Voltage at Brake Lights?
The short answer is no.
Ohm's Law is always in effect.
It matters exactly where and how you measure.
When amps flow there is always a voltage drop. The more amps that flow, the greater the voltage ...
  Topic: Voltage at Brake Lights?
rfoubi

Replies: 8
Views: 161

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:22 am   Subject: Re: Voltage at Brake Lights?
I redid the grounds before the tail lights and it changed the voltage slightly but no major difference.
  Topic: Voltage at Brake Lights?
rfoubi

Replies: 8
Views: 161

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:59 pm   Subject: Voltage at Brake Lights?
So i have been chasing down some issues related to trailer wiring. All lights function as they should, but the trailer lights are weak/flickering.

I should have +/- 12V across the brake circuit wit ...
  Topic: Vanagons in the Wilderness Thread
rfoubi

Replies: 1325
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:19 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagons in the Wilderness Thread
Interesting slider window, aftermarket I assume? Can you open the bottom portion?

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  Topic: Vanagons in the Wilderness Thread
rfoubi

Replies: 1325
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:33 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagons in the Wilderness Thread
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  Topic: Subaru Vanagon Vehicle Speed Sensors
rfoubi

Replies: 56
Views: 4477

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun May 31, 2020 6:56 am   Subject: Re: Subaru Vanagon Vehicle Speed Sensors
so I have been struggling with getting this to work. Previously had smallcar VSS with the magnet ring. various issues with that over the years but somewhat reliable. Finally died months ago. Bought th ...
  Topic: Show me pictures of your Maxtrax!
rfoubi

Replies: 78
Views: 5368

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:50 pm   Subject: Re: Show me pictures of your Maxtrax!
https://www.amazon.com/Inflator-Portable-Compressor-MasterFlow-Inflating/dp/B000L9AD2U/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=mf-1050+compressor&qid=1577137744&sr=8-1

Yep its the masterflow. Under $100 bucks ...
  Topic: Show me pictures of your Maxtrax!
rfoubi

Replies: 78
Views: 5368

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:30 am   Subject: Re: Show me pictures of your Maxtrax!
Haha that first pic i got stuck on purpose to check how the maxtrax work. I went slow, hit the front brakes and spun on purpose to get the back end buried. I agree though a bit of work first with the ...
  Topic: Show me pictures of your Maxtrax!
rfoubi

Replies: 78
Views: 5368

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:17 pm   Subject: Re: Show me pictures of your Maxtrax!
Haha that first pic i got stuck on purpose to check how the maxtrax work. I went slow, hit the front brakes and spun on purpose to get the back end buried. I agree though a bit of work first with the ...
  Topic: Show me pictures of your Maxtrax!
rfoubi

Replies: 78
Views: 5368

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:18 am   Subject: Re: Show me pictures of your Maxtrax!
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  Topic: Show me your BLUE Vanagons!
rfoubi

Replies: 46
Views: 2530

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:05 pm   Subject: Re: Show me your BLUE Vanagons!
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Interlux Brightsi ...
  Topic: Vanagons in the Wilderness Thread
rfoubi

Replies: 1325
Views: 661881

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:58 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagons in the Wilderness Thread
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  Topic: is this a conical or ball seat lug nut?
rfoubi

Replies: 4
Views: 201

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:31 am   Subject: Re: is this a conical or ball seat lug nut?
14" steel wheels and 15" steel wheels. So likely ball seat but neither are stock so wanted to be sure
  Topic: is this a conical or ball seat lug nut?
rfoubi

Replies: 4
Views: 201

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:57 am   Subject: is this a conical or ball seat lug nut?
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  Topic: Jack safety
rfoubi

Replies: 34
Views: 2305

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:33 pm   Subject: Re: jack safety
Could have cropped the second pic to not fully shame the dude. A bit uncalled for, since he is only endangering himself. Good old mob internet justice.

That being said, seeing his head under ther ...
  Topic: trailer battery wiring
rfoubi

Replies: 3
Views: 162

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:55 pm   Subject: trailer battery wiring
So, a variation on the beaten to death dual battery setup. I have two batteries, main and house, connected by a blue seas ACR and charged off the alternator (and solar).

I also have a small trave ...
  Topic: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20)
rfoubi

Replies: 204
Views: 45220

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:02 pm   Subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story....(AWD EE-20)
Amazing attention to detail, as usual! Did you cut the whole crossmember out, and then weld the new plate in? Is it custom (new steel?) I am contemplating doing this to mine (rusted out tranny mount) ...
 
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