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  Topic: Adventure Van Expo??
vegpedlr

Replies: 23
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:52 pm   Subject: Re: Adventure Van Expo??
Like I thought, a $100K Sprinter fest. Some cool builds though. A couple bargains for sale under $70K, grab your checkbook!

Saw some cool small van builds, couple of neat DIY Astros, and met a rea ...
  Topic: SF Bay Area Van-O-Rama: September 8, 2019
vegpedlr

Replies: 96
Views: 10010

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:45 am   Subject: Re: SF Bay Area Van-O-Rama: September 8, 2019
Anybody going to this? Iím thinking of stopping by on my way back down the hill from the Tahoe Adventure Van Expo. Thatíll be a contrast.
  Topic: Adventure Van Expo??
vegpedlr

Replies: 23
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:33 am   Subject: Re: Adventure Van Expo??
Thatís sorta what I thought. I only paid 7K for my van, and have been cobbling together the rest with parts from my old Westy, REI, DIY etc. Iíll be the odd van out I suppose. In any case, even the e ...
  Topic: Adventure Van Expo??
vegpedlr

Replies: 23
Views: 1188

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:28 pm   Subject: Re: Adventure Van Expo??
Last one of this series is this weekend in Tahoe. Weather will be fantastic, so I think I will go on Sat. Anybody else? Itíd be fun not to be the only VW swimming in the sea of Sprinters.
  Topic: Great price: $180/4 tires on van-rated 100/D 14" snow tires
vegpedlr

Replies: 31
Views: 1026

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:36 pm   Subject: Re: Great price: $180/4 tires on van-rated 100/D 14" snow tires
Iíve wondered too. My BFGs are ďold.Ē I think Iíll just get a set of those Coopers and worry about it next summer.
  Topic: Great price: $180/4 tires on van-rated 100/D 14" snow tires
vegpedlr

Replies: 31
Views: 1026

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:12 pm   Subject: Re: great price $180/4tires on van rated 100/D 14in snow tires
Veg is referring to the 225 70 14 coopers load range 99. a 26.5in tall tire.


I nixed them mentally after reading about rubbing issues: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=671353&am ...
  Topic: Descend on Bend ~ Next: Aug. 29 - Sep. 2, 2019
vegpedlr

Replies: 27
Views: 2002

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:00 pm   Subject: Re: Descend on Bend ~ Next: Aug. 29 - Sep. 2, 2019
What a great weekend! Perfect weather. Rain the first night kept the dust settled until the last day. Warm days, but not too hot. Cool nights, but not too cold, though perhaps the blast furnace fires ...
  Topic: Great price: $180/4 tires on van-rated 100/D 14" snow tires
vegpedlr

Replies: 31
Views: 1026

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:43 am   Subject: Re: great price $180/4tires on van rated 100/D 14in snow tires
The Cooper Discoverer M+S is back in stock at various vendors, including Walmart. I ran those on my old van and liked them. I never really got to flog them in snow, but I liked how the wide footprint ...
  Topic: Great price: $180/4 tires on van-rated 100/D 14" snow tires
vegpedlr

Replies: 31
Views: 1026

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:43 am   Subject: Re: great price $180/4tires on van rated 100/D 14in snow tires
Dagnabit, you guys bagged all of Ďem before I saw this thread!
  Topic: STOLEN: 1985 Vanagon Westfalia in Portland **FOUND**
vegpedlr

Replies: 39
Views: 1908

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:57 am   Subject: Re: STOLEN: 1985 Vanagon Westfalia Camper in Portland, OR
... forgot that the Samba is not the center of the Vanagon universe...

That is often forgotten in discussions here. Most Vanagons do not have engine swaps, larger wheels, bigger brakes, lifted su ...
  Topic: Descend on Bend ~ Next: Aug. 29 - Sep. 2, 2019
vegpedlr

Replies: 27
Views: 2002

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:17 am   Subject: Re: Descend on Bend ~ Next: Aug. 29 - Sep. 2, 2019
The Dream of the Blue Turtle is about to embark on our third trip to Bend this summer. Finished the chores yesterday and waited for my Vanistan window louvres. And hopefully fixed a botched rear heate ...
  Topic: Descend on Bend ~ Next: Aug. 29 - Sep. 2, 2019
vegpedlr

Replies: 27
Views: 2002

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:45 am   Subject: Re: Descend on Bend ~ Next: Aug. 29 - Sep. 2, 2019
All signed up and stoked to finally make it. Hopefully Iíll leave tomorrow early enough to go for a short ride at Philís and then a beer after. Otherwise, if the chores interfere, Iíll get there when ...
  Topic: Descend on Bend ~ Next: Aug. 29 - Sep. 2, 2019
vegpedlr

Replies: 27
Views: 2002

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:03 pm   Subject: Re: Descend on Bend September 27-30 2018
Planning on it. Havenít been before, but Iíve talked to folks who have been and said itís plenty of fun. Not VW specific, but loads of Vanagons. Already driven up to Bend twice this summer, so sorta u ...
  Topic: Rocky Mountain Westy Ladder Install Question
vegpedlr

Replies: 3
Views: 220

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:17 pm   Subject: Re: Rocky Mountain Westy Ladder Install Question
I keep mine all the way in. I have small feet, so itís no big deal to scamper up and down.
  Topic: Official IntrepidOverland thread, home of Vanistan and Redshiftt
vegpedlr

Replies: 63
Views: 6240

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:03 am   Subject: Re: Official IntrepidOverland thread, home of Vanistan and Redshiftt
Iím with Dave here. I donít get it. Yet.
  Topic: You People Are Scary Voodoo....
vegpedlr

Replies: 16
Views: 1050

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:13 pm   Subject: Re: You People Are Scary Voodoo....
I just bought a bottle, so maybe Iíve joined the cult as well. Hopefully itíll prevent an occasional sticky lifter. Weíll see. The weird wintergreen scent is too much for my niece. Definitely too myst ...
  Topic: Some inline fuel pump lessons learned (cavitation, etc.)
vegpedlr

Replies: 11
Views: 462

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:58 am   Subject: Re: Some inline fuel pump lessons learned (cavitation, etc.)
That was really interesting. That might explain a slight buzz I get from my fuel pump occasionally. Iíll have to pay attention to see if, as I suspect, itís under hot conditions.
  Topic: Vanagon speedometer twitchy
vegpedlr

Replies: 12
Views: 464

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:18 am   Subject: Re: Vanagon speedometer twitchy
Remove the dust cap to access the speedo cable end and attach a drill. Itís kinda cool to watch your van hit 100 mph in the driveway.
  Topic: Vanagon engine
vegpedlr

Replies: 23
Views: 1089

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:11 am   Subject: Re: vanagon engine
Where are you? Location helps with the options. Here in NorCal, there are three Vanagon specialty shops within 2 hrs, so if I just wanted a good used stock engine or a stock rebuild Iíd check with the ...
  Topic: Recent experience in CA with Subaru 2.2-2.5 Conversion
vegpedlr

Replies: 23
Views: 1080

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:33 pm   Subject: Re: Recent experience in CA with Subaru 2.2-2.5 Conversion
Talk to Marcoís gang at the Buslab.
 
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