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  Topic: Flash rust from hell
telford dorr

Replies: 9
Views: 592

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:35 pm   Subject: Re: Flash rust from hell
It's been a long time since I has a split, but I somehow recall cutting a chamfer on the leading and trailing edges of the shoes with a coarse file to fix this.
  Topic: DPD Air Conditioning for type 2 bus? FAQ
telford dorr

Replies: 158
Views: 34870

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:30 pm   Subject: Re: DPD Air Conditioning for type 2 bus? FAQ
The DPD unit on my '71 ('71 vintage type 1 York compressor and '75 vintage overhead evaporator and condenser) used an odd-ball angle Continental solid belt (part number unknown) which unfortunately se ...
  Topic: Steward Warner heater
telford dorr

Replies: 4
Views: 150

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:35 pm   Subject: Re: Steward Warner heater
Failed fuel pump diaphragms is the way Stewart Warner heaters die (it's how mine died). Have never seen replacement parts. I suspect a suitable pressure electric pump is going to be the only fix (like ...
  Topic: Late Bay fuel sender calibration values
telford dorr

Replies: 22
Views: 680

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:37 pm   Subject: Re: Late Bay fuel sender calibration values
Both of those are possible using a small 8 pin microcontroller (think: any sender with any gauge. Great for engine swaps into old cars still using their original 6 volt gauges. Yeah, it's going to tak ...
  Topic: Wiper switch wiring questions
telford dorr

Replies: 9
Views: 172

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:57 am   Subject: Re: Wiper switch wiring questions
Too early. See these schematics showing internal motor wiring for the two motor types (ignore my mods - they're for an added intermittent wipe feature). The upper is the '74 type; lower is the early t ...
  Topic: Wiper switch wiring questions
telford dorr

Replies: 9
Views: 172

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:32 am   Subject: Re: Wiper switch wiring questions
Still feeling dumb, note wire/terminal designations. Does the green wire from the switch go to the ground terminal in the photo?
Definitely NOT! That looks like a ground terminal. I think the "3 ...
  Topic: Wiper switch wiring questions
telford dorr

Replies: 9
Views: 172

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:28 am   Subject: Re: Wiper switch wiring questions
"Shorts" or opens the dedicated power supply to the motor during the park sequence?
Colin
Well, both. When the wiper switch is turned off, the green wire continues to provide power to the ...
  Topic: Wiper switch wiring questions
telford dorr

Replies: 9
Views: 172

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:54 am   Subject: Re: Wiper switch wiring questions
The green wire is the parking control wire. When grounded by the wiper position switch, it shorts the (disconnected) motor rotor, forcing it to instantly stop in the parked position. Without the wire ...
  Topic: Late Bay fuel sender calibration values
telford dorr

Replies: 22
Views: 680

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:01 am   Subject: Re: Late Bay fuel sender calibration values
Nominate for "sticky" designation...
  Topic: Rebuild Your FI wiring harness for less than $50
telford dorr

Replies: 97
Views: 24520

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:53 pm   Subject: Re: Rebuild Your FI wiring harness for less than $50
Ok, so according to this wiring diagram, how should the injector wires be plugged in?
Rule of thumb: if it isn't labeled, then it's most likely not critical. On injectors, I'd go with majority rule: ...
  Topic: Alternator from 1979 California. Stock?
telford dorr

Replies: 9
Views: 264

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:14 pm   Subject: Re: Alternator from 1979 California. Stock?
We removed this Alternator from my 1979 bus, we are unsure if it is stock or not.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1852001.jpg

Here's what the front of the alternator is supposed to look li ...
  Topic: Vintage Car LED Headlights and radio static
telford dorr

Replies: 17
Views: 440

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:31 pm   Subject: Re: Vintage Car LED Headlights and radio static
Most likely the headlights are using switchmode current regulation in the LED drivers which have fast risetime waveforms, thus radiating RFI. If it's radiating on the power lead to the light, ferrite ...
  Topic: Vintage Car LED Headlights and radio static
telford dorr

Replies: 17
Views: 440

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:59 pm   Subject: Re: Vintage Car LED Headlights and radio static
This is becoming a chronic problem these days, as nobody watches (highly susceptible) analog over-the-air tv anymore, thus awareness of the problem is disappearing. There are FCC regulations relating ...
  Topic: Alternator Rebuild (long)
telford dorr

Replies: 40
Views: 1680

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:58 am   Subject: Re: Alternator Rebuild (long)
Wish i had a test rig like Telford.
Mine was made from an old motor, some steel plate and 1" square tubing left over from another project, and a chunk of 2x8 lumber. You do need access to a weld ...
  Topic: 73 Bay Window T4 1.7L - Question on Alternator Voltage
telford dorr

Replies: 21
Views: 390

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:58 pm   Subject: Re: 73 Bay Window T4 1.7L - Question on Alternator Voltage
Still, I will certainly check all connections as you recommend but could this possibly be a weak battery due to the fact that the indicator light hasn't worked for a couple years? Just a thought.
Pro ...
  Topic: are these cip1 hella headlight assemblies any good?
telford dorr

Replies: 15
Views: 682

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:39 pm   Subject: Re: are these cip1 hella headlight assemblies any good?
The problem with many LED headlights is glare. You can see great; the guy who's about to run into you head-on can't, because of your headlight glare. Unfortunately, you won't find out about this until ...
  Topic: are these cip1 hella headlight assemblies any good?
telford dorr

Replies: 15
Views: 682

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:11 am   Subject: Re: are these cip1 hella headlight assemblies any good?

I would use the US version with some decent H4 or Cibie Z-Beam 7" inserts instead.
I'd LOVE to buy real Cibie Z beams, but unfortunately they're not made any more. Mine are so old that they ha ...
  Topic: 73 Bay Window T4 1.7L - Question on Alternator Voltage
telford dorr

Replies: 21
Views: 390

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:26 am   Subject: Re: 73 Bay Window T4 1.7L - Question on Alternator Voltage
First, familiarize yourself with this (the wiring we're interested in is highlighted). Print it if you can:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/info/wiring/baybus_7374_Alternator.jpg

Note the blu ...
  Topic: 73 Bay Window T4 1.7L - Question on Alternator Voltage
telford dorr

Replies: 21
Views: 390

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:12 pm   Subject: Re: 73 Bay Window T4 1.7L - Question on Alternator Voltage
NOPE! Still not right.

The dash indicator should go out IMMEDIATELY after engine start (or maybe after reving it up once). No? Then keep checking.

p.s. wouldn't trust the meter on a battery char ...
  Topic: 73 Bay Window T4 1.7L - Question on Alternator Voltage
telford dorr

Replies: 21
Views: 390

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:42 pm   Subject: Re: 73 Bay Window T4 1.7L - Question on Alternator Voltage
OK, that's the first thing to fix! No light, no operation (unless someone cobbed up something, in which case it needs to un-cobbed and restored to stock). Voltage readings are relatively meaningless i ...
 
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