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  Topic: 1970 hightop Bus. Let the work begin!
t-hardwick

Replies: 42
Views: 1773

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:02 pm   Subject: Re: 1970 hightop Bus. Let the work begin!
Lovely Hightop! I have a 68 Hightop and love the extra space.
  Topic: Anyone near The Algarve Portugal? Help me please
t-hardwick

Replies: 37
Views: 1080

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat May 26, 2018 11:16 am   Subject: Re: Anyone near The Algarve Portugal? Help me please
Good morning everyone.

Update: after meeting with Alex from the samba he has provided me with a replacement solex and now I am back on the road running great. Thanks everyone for your input and ad ...
  Topic: Anyone near The Algarve Portugal? Help me please
t-hardwick

Replies: 37
Views: 1080

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 10:13 pm   Subject: Re: Anyone near The Algarve Portugal? Help me please
The "buy a Bus, drive it around Europe, then ship it back home" dream was much more charming when the Bus was actually new. My mother did it with an Oval Beetle.

Its my brothers bus. He ...
  Topic: Anyone near The Algarve Portugal? Help me please
t-hardwick

Replies: 37
Views: 1080

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 12:05 pm   Subject: Re: Anyone near The Algarve Portugal? Help me please
Did you find the cause?



https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1783688.jpg

I have found this when checking one of the carbs. Not sure if this would cause my problem. I have also been in con ...
  Topic: Anyone near The Algarve Portugal? Help me please
t-hardwick

Replies: 37
Views: 1080

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 4:10 pm   Subject: Re: Anyone near The Algarve Portugal? Help me please
Solid or hydraulic lifters?

Hydraulic
  Topic: Anyone near The Algarve Portugal? Help me please
t-hardwick

Replies: 37
Views: 1080

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 3:21 pm   Subject: Re: Anyone near The Algarve Portugal? Help me please
Does the engine have a catalytic converter on it?

No cat converter. The spout on the tank is not removable. Is there still a screen inside the tank?

no.

Electronic ignition or points?

Ele ...
  Topic: Anyone near The Algarve Portugal? Help me please
t-hardwick

Replies: 37
Views: 1080

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 3:19 pm   Subject: Re: Anyone near The Algarve Portugal? Help me please
Ok, let's say that the fuel system is ok and it is an ignition fault. I have replaced all the leads, plugs, cap and rotor (the original rotor was melted at the end). Perhaps the hall sender? Measuring ...
  Topic: Anyone near The Algarve Portugal? Help me please
t-hardwick

Replies: 37
Views: 1080

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 2:03 pm   Subject: Re: Anyone near The Algarve Portugal? Help me please
Does the engine have a catalytic converter on it?

No cat converter. The spout on the tank is not removable. Is there still a screen inside the tank?
  Topic: Anyone near The Algarve Portugal? Help me please
t-hardwick

Replies: 37
Views: 1080

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 1:30 pm   Subject: Re: Anyone near The Algarve Portugal? Help me please
Literally cleaned every part of it. Loads of fuel in the bowls. Jets are clear as are all the carb pipes etc.

Also brand new tank was fitted 6months ago.
  Topic: Anyone near The Algarve Portugal? Help me please
t-hardwick

Replies: 37
Views: 1080

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 11:35 am   Subject: Re: Anyone near The Algarve Portugal? Help me please
Here is a video clip of what's going on.

Also will my tank have an in tank filter screen?

https://youtu.be/GU1CSU-lWWw
  Topic: Anyone near The Algarve Portugal? Help me please
t-hardwick

Replies: 37
Views: 1080

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 11:19 am   Subject: Re: Anyone near The Algarve Portugal? Help me please
Tried no gas cap, didn't fix
Sprayed easy start all over for leaks , nothing
When I pulled the line off to change the filter lots of gas came out.

I have 40L in there currently but tomorrow I wi ...
  Topic: Anyone near The Algarve Portugal? Help me please
t-hardwick

Replies: 37
Views: 1080

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 9:19 am   Subject: Re: Anyone near The Algarve Portugal? Help me please
Is this your 75 Beetle we are discussing?, or some sort of bus?, if so what year?

It's a bus with a pancake 2.0 1980
  Topic: Anyone near The Algarve Portugal? Help me please
t-hardwick

Replies: 37
Views: 1080

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed May 23, 2018 7:59 am   Subject: Anyone near The Algarve Portugal? Help me please
Hi, I'm stranded at a campsite with my vw bus, drove from England to Italy thru France all the way to Portugal without a hiccup. In terms of describing - it starts up fine, idles fine and revs really ...
  Topic: 70 Hightop (For My Son.)
t-hardwick

Replies: 19
Views: 1624

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:07 pm   Subject: 70 Hightop (For My Son.)
Hey mate cool bus, I have a 68 with the sundial high too. Check out my build post, it's pic heavy but may give you some ideas too.

Gotta love the high life !

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/vie ...
  Topic: solo road trip - new interior - camp set up (pic heavy)
t-hardwick

Replies: 16
Views: 1651

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:01 pm   Subject: solo road trip - new interior - camp set up (pic heavy)
Beautiful bus man! Love the pics! I like what you made for the back! What is it?
  Topic: How I learned to stop worrying and love the slow bus.
t-hardwick

Replies: 166
Views: 23340

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 9:54 pm   Subject: How I learned to stop worrying and love the slow bus.
Nice bus. I have a 69 high top. Learning new things everyday. Will be following this one for sure.

Here's to skinned knuckles
  Topic: Last summer i rescued this 1969 hightop from a tow yard
t-hardwick

Replies: 21
Views: 1590

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 12:14 pm   Subject: Last summer i rescued this 1969 hightop from a tow yard
Thanks mate
  Topic: Last summer i rescued this 1969 hightop from a tow yard
t-hardwick

Replies: 21
Views: 1590

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:54 am   Subject: Last summer i rescued this 1969 hightop from a tow yard
Ta for all the replies. Will take some more pictures when I'm back from Italy in 2 more weeks Razz

Anyone got a good lead on how to get those tires in Canada?
  Topic: Last summer i rescued this 1969 hightop from a tow yard
t-hardwick

Replies: 21
Views: 1590

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:49 pm   Subject: Last summer i rescued this 1969 hightop from a tow yard
The guy I bought them off had one set of adaptors. I'd love the drilled drums but I've heard there hard to find and costly to have made. I'm not 100% on whether I want to run with the cutters or stock ...
  Topic: Last summer i rescued this 1969 hightop from a tow yard
t-hardwick

Replies: 21
Views: 1590

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:22 pm   Subject: Last summer i rescued this 1969 hightop from a tow yard
hey thanks for the responces. the cookies have mismatch of tires already on them plus the two on the deeper dishes are almost bold so i was planning on getting brand new ones all the way round. so you ...
 
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