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  Topic: Wot's it worth?? Rebuilt '80 2.0 air cooled
scottcollins72

Replies: 12
Views: 1947

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:35 am   Subject: Wot's it worth?? Rebuilt '80 2.0 air cooled
Just an opinion here..... Rolling Eyes I live in a suburb of Vancouver as well, And took my engine to Ed up at the bug shop. Also, I have taken my 81 aircooled van up the Coquihalla on an extremely hot sum ...
  Topic: Need head
scottcollins72

Replies: 5
Views: 805

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2006 5:28 pm   Subject: Need head
Listen to the nice man. I went through this with my aircooled van and after spending $550 per head to rebuild them with all new seats, valve stems, etc,etc, I ended up having to put a new head on anyw ...
  Topic: How burnt is too burnt?
scottcollins72

Replies: 24
Views: 3432

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 6:03 pm   Subject: How burnt is too burnt?
Yeah until the tranny explodes from misuse Rolling Eyes
  Topic: winter approaches...an idea for warmth.
scottcollins72

Replies: 12
Views: 2073

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2006 11:04 pm   Subject: winter approaches...an idea for warmth.
Never tried it because my van's aircooled, but I am a plumber and I can tell you it works awesome for keeping water lines from freezing in underground parking lots. Get the 1" thick stuff of the ...
  Topic: You smell something burning?
scottcollins72

Replies: 7
Views: 1595

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:00 pm   Subject: You smell something burning?
As for the confusing oil level on the dipstick, Make sure it's going in all the way. I know it sounds stupid, but on our air cooled vans the dipsticks are annoying. If you pull it you'll notice that t ...
  Topic: Black plastic pipe question
scottcollins72

Replies: 12
Views: 1302

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:55 pm   Subject: Black plastic pipe question
He is talking about the ducts that run from the alternator to the heat exchangers I believe. Those aren't what are causing your lack of heat. Underneath the van where the engine attaches to the transm ...
  Topic: Private show, British Columbia only!
scottcollins72

Replies: 0
Views: 541

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:39 pm   Subject: Private show, British Columbia only!
I'm open to having a show of Vanagons at my home Oct. 28th only in Coquitlam B.C. PM me if interested. All BC'ers come out!
  Topic: Installed New Pop Top Canvas - My thoughts
scottcollins72

Replies: 43
Views: 7629

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:37 pm   Subject: Installed New Pop Top Canvas - My thoughts
mamalemon, You bring it to my house in coquitlam and we'll have a go. Mine's in great shape so no need to futz with it but I'm always willing to have a go with anything Vanagon/Westy. Always happy to ...
  Topic: Cool antenna
scottcollins72

Replies: 9
Views: 1611

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:30 pm   Subject: Cool antenna
I have the same antenna. except some little BASTARD STOLE IT on the side of mine. Haven't got a before picture but I will definitely have a after picture when the sun shines tomorrow.
  Topic: winter nap at mother-in-laws?
scottcollins72

Replies: 20
Views: 2486

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:44 pm   Subject: winter nap at mother-in-laws?
To keep the musty smell that may ensue (depending on how much moisture is in your van) Pop the top and use a couple of 2X4's to prop it open a bit. Any moisture that is trapped in the canvas will caus ...
  Topic: Who's got a wood floor?
scottcollins72

Replies: 255
Views: 155240

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:11 pm   Subject: Who's got a wood floor?
Shocked I want your lumber pile! Shocked We've got wood too:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/272031.jpg
  Topic: Stereo Installation... No previous stereo or speakers.
scottcollins72

Replies: 16
Views: 2621

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:07 pm   Subject: Stereo Installation... No previous stereo or speakers.
I'm not sure how the PO did it on ours but when you place the key in the ignition our stereo comes on. Pull the key and it's off. One of these days I'll get around to investigating how and why that wo ...
  Topic: Newbie here! (long time wanter-er though!!)
scottcollins72

Replies: 1
Views: 560

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:10 pm   Subject: Newbie here! (long time wanter-er though!!)
Talk to your local plastic factory and ask them to make you a sheet of Lexan the exact dimensions of the roof opening. 1/4 or 1/8" should do. And to boot it's bulletproof. Literally. Shouldn't co ...
  Topic: How much do I weigh?
scottcollins72

Replies: 6
Views: 905

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:01 pm   Subject: How much do I weigh?
Recently weighed my 81 aircooled Westy and it came in at 2070kg (4563lb) fully loaded with camping gear and a 1/4 tank.
  Topic: 85 Westy table top help needed
scottcollins72

Replies: 12
Views: 1070

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 9:22 pm   Subject: 85 Westy table top help needed
Are you talking brown table top itself or just the trim that goes around it? Mines kind of a cream color on top and it's got brown trim running the perimeter. I'd be willing to part with mine for some ...
  Topic: Synthetic Oil
scottcollins72

Replies: 46
Views: 5822

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2006 8:52 pm   Subject: Synthetic Oil
Amsoil is the only full synthetic that is actually approved by VW.
  Topic: All the new interior panels are done!
scottcollins72

Replies: 8
Views: 1456

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 6:59 pm   Subject: All the new interior panels are done!
Yeah, I checked with the friend of mine who works at the shop and he says that they shouldn't off gas because they did that already in his shop. No A/C and the sheets were there for over 2 years. They ...
  Topic: All the new interior panels are done!
scottcollins72

Replies: 8
Views: 1456

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:11 pm   Subject: All the new interior panels are done!
Man does my van look flippin schweet inside now. Finally got around to ripping out the cabinets and replacing all the hardboard and crap paper that was flaking off with the 1/8" ABS plastic my bu ...
  Topic: Searching for a Sliding Door Interior Panel
scottcollins72

Replies: 15
Views: 1740

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:03 pm   Subject: Searching for a Sliding Door Interior Panel
Here's mine:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/300374.jpg
Handy having a buddy who works at a plastics factory. Only cost me $40 and helping him move a stove to redo all the panels in the van ...
  Topic: The Great Canadian VW Show 2006
scottcollins72

Replies: 0
Views: 676

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 12:22 pm   Subject: The Great Canadian VW Show 2006
Hey folks haven't posted in a while so this may be a long one. Entered the GCVWS this year and we had a blast. Won 50 bucks to CIP so that was really cool. Thinking about posting a bit of a suggestion ...
 
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