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  Topic: Electric heating conversion
tootype2crazy

Replies: 33
Views: 1048

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2021 8:16 pm   Subject: Re: Electric heating conversion
The heat output of the BA6 with the engine at highway speed is 49,000 BTU/hr. Running independent of the engine its at 23,000 BTU/hr. https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/manuals/1977eberspacher_ba6_ ...
  Topic: 211 201 157A NLA? Whats the best work around?
tootype2crazy

Replies: 35
Views: 4742

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:17 am   Subject: Re: 211 201 157A NLA? Whats the best work around?
Here's some hose that is very flexible and meant to be used in venting applications in 11mm size from a reputable vendor: https://www.belmetric.com/oem-vacuumbrrubber-silicone-c-14_137/rh110vs-nbr-vac ...
  Topic: Exhaust leak
tootype2crazy

Replies: 14
Views: 266

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:11 am   Subject: Re: Exhaust leak
The correct bolt to plug those is 10x1.0x50. I work on old vws and have plugged them many times. Put some 10mm head washers under the bolt heads too.

https://www.belmetric.com/10x10-extra-fine-c- ...
  Topic: Tracking down a driving issue
tootype2crazy

Replies: 49
Views: 1691

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 10:25 am   Subject: Re: Tracking down a driving issue
I would add to things to check the hard plastic insulators where the spark plug wires connect to the spark plugs. If even a minute hole or crack is in one of those it will ground that cylinder and ma ...
  Topic: Gas Gauge "Vibrator"
tootype2crazy

Replies: 16
Views: 909

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:16 pm   Subject: Re: Gas Gauge "Vibrator"
The fuel gauge wants to see 8 volts, hence the vibrator which is a rudimentary voltage regulator. The same can be accomplished quite cheaply with a modern solid state regulator. I have put many of t ...
  Topic: Exhaust options
tootype2crazy

Replies: 5
Views: 385

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:58 pm   Subject: Re: Exhaust options
Thought I would also add that while you have it apart, upgrade your gasket. That is a chevy 3 bolt small collector flange, unknown to many. You can get aluminum gaskets in the aisle at Autozone that ...
  Topic: How to roll start backwards
tootype2crazy

Replies: 46
Views: 2493

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:29 am   Subject: Re: How to roll start backwards
I just carry a spare used starter. They're not that big and fairly easy to replace. Very handy when yours decides to suddenly crap out.
  Topic: Ever owned anything else that made strangers so happy?
tootype2crazy

Replies: 60
Views: 2500

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:48 am   Subject: Re: Ever owned anything else that made strangers so happy?
Sometimes I just want to be able to buy gas without having a ten minute conversation on VW's Crying or Very sad
Just put on some earbuds, and people will just give you a thumbs up. If they start talking anyway, ...
  Topic: 65 Single Cab revival. Purist You may want to stay away..
tootype2crazy

Replies: 216
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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun May 13, 2018 6:05 am   Subject: Re: 65 Single Cab revival. Purist You may want to stay away..
Very very cool project. Can I ask where you sourced that bevel box for your steering set up? I'm thinking about doing something similar on my sc and can't find a good option.
  Topic: Larry's 1962 Single Cab Resto "Brrt Brrt"
tootype2crazy

Replies: 415
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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat May 12, 2018 5:05 pm   Subject: Re: Larry's 1962 Single Cab Resto "Brrt Brrt"
Beautiful work you're doing, and real skill too. Love me some single cabs, got a bay one I'll be doing a ton of work on soon.

I too have a miller welder https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/17 ...
  Topic: Fourteen States in Seven Weeks?
tootype2crazy

Replies: 147
Views: 8071

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 1:56 pm   Subject: Re: Fourteen States in Seven Weeks?
I use
https://d2706ruq7qkfdn.cloudfront.net/media/catalog/product/cache/image/700x700/61eb17fd815f8016badb3e3885ebf116/m/1/m1_5w-50_1qt_front_05-27-16.png

and a zinc additive.

Recently refreshe ...
  Topic: Air Conditioning
tootype2crazy

Replies: 15
Views: 545

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon May 07, 2018 7:27 am   Subject: Re: Air Conditioning
I've dealt with Ed Muha @ Gilmore Enterprises on multiple occasions and he probably the foremost guy for air-cooled vw AC installation. His knowledge is vast because he's been in the business so long ...
  Topic: What size hex tool?
tootype2crazy

Replies: 13
Views: 553

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon May 07, 2018 7:23 am   Subject: Re: What size hex tool?
If you've got a welder weld a nut to that head and turn it off. Or sacrifice a 6mm allen key and weld it on. I've had to do that it works a treat because the heat from the weld breaks it loose in no ...
  Topic: Drop Arm removal
tootype2crazy

Replies: 11
Views: 674

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun May 06, 2018 7:35 am   Subject: Re: Drop Arm removal
The arm is probably rusted on and thus has a molecular connection. There are some things you can do to break that connection before you try pulling. Heat is obviously the big one, although you have ...
  Topic: Espar D2 Heater Install in Late Westy
tootype2crazy

Replies: 69
Views: 8794

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 12:23 pm   Subject: Re: Espar Propex Webasto Heater Install in Late Westy
I proudly run a Eberspacher BA6 and have for several years now. I have several other heaters I retain as backups/for future projects. You haven't really had heat in a bus until you've experienced a ...
  Topic: Sealant for breather box cork gasket?
tootype2crazy

Replies: 14
Views: 1079

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed May 02, 2018 5:09 pm   Subject: Re: Sealant for breather box cork gasket?
This is not as big of an issue with L-jet as it is with D-jet because you do not have straight manifold vacuum to the case.


But with L-Jet the big fat hose that comes off the s-boot is metered ai ...
  Topic: Alternator Rebuild (long)
tootype2crazy

Replies: 40
Views: 2935

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue May 01, 2018 4:46 pm   Subject: Re: Alternator Rebuild (long)
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61WqMV23nJL._SL1500_.jpg

One of my favorite tools for automotive wiring. Tiny, adjustable pinpoint flame. I use it for big chunky soldering and to ...
  Topic: What did you do for your Bay recently?
tootype2crazy

Replies: 9072
Views: 1279256

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:35 pm   Subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently?
Replaced the rear crankshaft seal (fan end). Lubed and adjusted the shifter, the old grease was officially soap. And I finally got around to installing and tuning my idle valve (my bus is powered by ...
  Topic: How to Install Intermittent Wipers
tootype2crazy

Replies: 4
Views: 410

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:38 pm   Subject: Re: How to Install Intermittent Wipers
$115! I'll stick with my $10 module. It works great and was easy to install once I figured out how to wire it.
  Topic: How to Install Intermittent Wipers
tootype2crazy

Replies: 4
Views: 410

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:55 am   Subject: How to Install Intermittent Wipers
I've long hated bumping the wiper switch in misty weather every few seconds, so I set about doing something about it. For starters, I found this:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1773866.jp ...
 
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