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  Topic: Paint job from hell.
stevey88

Replies: 57
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:48 pm   Subject: Re: Paint job from hell.
When you shoot the base coat, just aim for coverage. Do not worry about how nice it looks as long as there are no runs. A dry coat is OK as you will cover it with the clear. Also don't worry too much ...
  Topic: Paint job from hell.
stevey88

Replies: 57
Views: 2486

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:26 pm   Subject: Re: Paint job from hell.
Westina,
Most likely you have missed what I have stated. For a 120V compressor, the most it can delivered is 2HP as each HP needs 746Watts. 2HP is 1492 watts and if you use 125V supply, you will ne ...
  Topic: Paint job from hell.
stevey88

Replies: 57
Views: 2486

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:20 pm   Subject: Re: Paint job from hell.
Oiless direct drive units are too noisy for me but I have never seen a 5HP oiless compressor. 5 HP compressor will need an AC 240V supply. Each HP is about 750W.
  Topic: Paint job from hell.
stevey88

Replies: 57
Views: 2486

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:25 am   Subject: Re: Paint job from hell.
Don't waste the $13. Try to borrow or rent a compressor.
  Topic: Paint job from hell.
stevey88

Replies: 57
Views: 2486

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:46 pm   Subject: Re: Paint job from hell.
I am not a professional body guy but the gun you bought needs a compressor that can give you 40psi at the gun. What you have used is a " fan " that can blow 82cfm at 8psi. I painted my Westy ...
  Topic: Paint job from hell.
stevey88

Replies: 57
Views: 2486

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:39 am   Subject: Re: Paint job from hell.
Most likely the compressor is too small. For the gun OP use ( 15 CFM @ 40psi), it will need a 5HP compressor. A 2HP compressor typically can drive a gun that needs 6CFM like this cheap HP gun:

http ...
  Topic: Radius Rod Bushings: replace without needing alignment
stevey88

Replies: 21
Views: 1998

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:49 pm   Subject: Re: Radius Rod Bushings: replace without needing alignment
Its different depending on what style knucle you have. Is yours an 85? If so you may need to remove 3x nuts/bolts on your LCA.

It is an 85 but has the later style cast lower control arm. The upper ...
  Topic: Wire ID Help Request
stevey88

Replies: 6
Views: 201

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:37 pm   Subject: Re: Wire ID Help Request
There are a few loose wire behind the instrument panel for options for the van. If you don't have that option, there might be connector dangling with nothing connected to it. What options does your We ...
  Topic: Battery Trouble
stevey88

Replies: 12
Views: 368

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:23 pm   Subject: Re: Battery Trouble
Mark,
It is not my design. I actually use an old Sony laptop power supply that can supply 8A instead of the switching power supply module.
Nice little project there stevey88, I might have to build ...
  Topic: Battery Trouble
stevey88

Replies: 12
Views: 368

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:27 am   Subject: Re: Battery Trouble
The battery tender can kill your battery too if the output voltage is too high. I suggest you check that. To be save, build this battery charger :

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-12V- ...
  Topic: Gutter Trim Adhesive
stevey88

Replies: 4
Views: 274

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:41 pm   Subject: Re: Gutter Trim Adhesive
Mine is one piece from end to end. You may want to use something like contact adhesive or weather trim adhesive to secure the two end pieces.
  Topic: Gutter Trim Adhesive
stevey88

Replies: 4
Views: 274

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:23 am   Subject: Re: Gutter Trim Adhesive
No adhesive is needed.
  Topic: Poptop tent install in L.A. area for 1984 Westy
stevey88

Replies: 18
Views: 728

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:12 am   Subject: Re: Poptop Tent install for 1984 Westy
I too installed the BD house brand canvas ( bought last year when it was on sale ) a couple of weeks ago. There are no BD in-house check signature on the label, so I assumed it was not checked by them ...
  Topic: rebuild done!
stevey88

Replies: 21
Views: 1200

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:47 pm   Subject: Re: rebuild done!
nope on the o-ring. converntional gaskets with Gasgascinch dressing. had zero cover clearance without a gasket so i used the very thin one that came with the pump and have about .0035 clearance. a b ...
  Topic: rebuild done!
stevey88

Replies: 21
Views: 1200

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:16 am   Subject: Re: rebuild done!
Dan,
Did you O-ringed the new oil pump?
  Topic: Rear drum brake spacer mod
stevey88

Replies: 237
Views: 26660

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:52 am   Subject: Re: Rear drum brake spacer mod
Take it off and use a blow torch. After taking the two cylinders off, file the groove flat. The shoe would have worn an indent on them. The shoes need to slide a bit in it in order to engage nearly al ...
  Topic: BARELY Passed CO on Emissions
stevey88

Replies: 18
Views: 544

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:26 am   Subject: Re: BARELY Passed CO on Emissions
Here is my Smog Test results in 2015. Note that I have installed a new California CAT from Magaflow. The print out was low on ink so it is difficult to read.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1 ...
  Topic: AMC Heads 2015, replace exhaust valves??
stevey88

Replies: 31
Views: 5264

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 9:13 am   Subject: Re: AMC Heads 2015, replace exhaust valves??
The keeper gap should look like this
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1642393.jpg[/img]
  Topic: AMC Heads 2015, replace exhaust valves??
stevey88

Replies: 31
Views: 5264

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 8:48 am   Subject: Re: AMC Heads 2015, replace exhaust valves??
jalan,
Your valve head looks like this because the valve keepers that came with the AMC head have a problem. There should be gaps between the two keepers once installed but the keepers that came w ...
  Topic: Cat change for smog?
stevey88

Replies: 10
Views: 468

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 8:15 am   Subject: Re: Cat change for smog?
Since 1 Jan 2009, only cat converter approved by the CARB can be sold and installed. No used Cat can be legally advertised for sale, sold or installed after this date.
Quote from CARB:
"New af ...
 
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