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  Topic: 1800cc Type 4 engine rebuild - 74 westy
white74westy

Replies: 80
Views: 3070

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:42 pm   Subject: Re: 1800cc Type 4 engine rebuild - 74 westy
I did the whacking thing with the thrust bearing which allowed the cam to turn freely. The endplay was still a little tight so I used a sharpening stone to adjust it a bit. I think I tried about 4 dif ...
  Topic: '95 Eurovan Camper - Introduction
white74westy

Replies: 84
Views: 5238

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:39 pm   Subject: Re: '95 Eurovan Camper - Introduction
Looks like a good time was had! Smile Thanks for sharing.

I still remember the joy of the first camping trip we took in ours (Weekender though, not an EVC). We had lots of people w/questions on that ...
  Topic: '95 Eurovan Camper - Introduction
white74westy

Replies: 84
Views: 5238

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:44 pm   Subject: Re: '95 Eurovan Camper - Introduction
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2166376.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2166375.jpg

We just got back from our maiden voyage in the EVC. It was amazing! The van did really well. ...
  Topic: '95 Eurovan Camper - Introduction
white74westy

Replies: 84
Views: 5238

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:29 pm   Subject: Re: '95 Eurovan Camper - Introduction
In continuing with theme of keeping the chronology in order, the work continued...

We had a camping trip planned with some family friends and there was a lot left to do before we embarked on our jo ...
  Topic: '95 Eurovan Camper - Introduction
white74westy

Replies: 84
Views: 5238

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:50 pm   Subject: Re: '95 Eurovan Camper - Introduction


I need to replace the HP LP line. My tank is the newer one I guess with the hose pointed towards the front. I can not figure out how to get to the upper fitting. Any tips. Looks like you cut the ...
  Topic: '95 Eurovan Camper - Introduction
white74westy

Replies: 84
Views: 5238

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:17 pm   Subject: Re: '95 Eurovan Camper - Introduction


My fan resistors have only lasted 20 years, they do suck

Very Happy

I'd have thought they blow, no? Wink Laughing
  Topic: '95 Eurovan Camper - Introduction
white74westy

Replies: 84
Views: 5238

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:45 pm   Subject: Re: '95 Eurovan Camper - Introduction
I would wireloom those hoses, a double layer even . . . . .

Good call! Thanks for the tip. I wondered when I was installing them, if they were too vulnerable where they were. Sounds like a great so ...
  Topic: '95 Eurovan Camper - Introduction
white74westy

Replies: 84
Views: 5238

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:15 am   Subject: Re: '95 Eurovan Camper - Introduction
Couple of little improvements. Trying to get back to the VW's in my life. Ran into a little trouble on my aircooled engine build, so I had some time to fiddle with the EVC a little.

This baby was ...
  Topic: 1800cc Type 4 engine rebuild - 74 westy
white74westy

Replies: 80
Views: 3070

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:01 pm   Subject: Re: 1800cc Type 4 engine rebuild - 74 westy
1st set of bearings - thrust bearing:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2161030.jpg

2nd set of bearings - thrust bearing:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2161029.jpg
This may have ...
  Topic: 1800cc Type 4 engine rebuild - 74 westy
white74westy

Replies: 80
Views: 3070

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:52 pm   Subject: Re: 1800cc Type 4 engine rebuild - 74 westy
From here it looks like the cam shaved those off on the way into the bearing, did you drop it in evenly?, did it require force to seat down in the bearings?, what do the thrust faces of the bearings a ...
  Topic: A promise, patience, and persistence - My 1974 Westfalia thread
white74westy

Replies: 374
Views: 26952

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:38 pm   Subject: Re: A promise, patience, and persistence - My 1974 Westfalia thread
Trying to get going again on putting the engine together. Ran in to some problems with the cam:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=9600781#9600781

Looking for help and recommendat ...
  Topic: 1800cc Type 4 engine rebuild - 74 westy
white74westy

Replies: 80
Views: 3070

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:36 pm   Subject: Re: 1800cc Type 4 engine rebuild - 74 westy
Attempted to get going again on the engine. Installed the cam bearings and the cam. As soon as I began turning the cam, I could feel resistance at a couple of spots.

Much to my chagrin I noticed s ...
  Topic: 1974 and 1975 westy info thread FAQ
white74westy

Replies: 265
Views: 53486

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 3:16 pm   Subject: Re: 1974 and 1975 westy info thread FAQ
I'm not sure if this is the case with all '74-'75 models, but I thought I'd bring it up in case anyone else runs into any trouble in the future.

Been working on the engine in my bus. While it was o ...
  Topic: A promise, patience, and persistence - My 1974 Westfalia thread
white74westy

Replies: 374
Views: 26952

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 3:07 pm   Subject: Re: A promise, patience, and persistence - My 1974 Westfalia thread
Before I went any further with the engine, and while I was waiting for the cam to come back, I decided to tackle the hardboard insulation panels that sit above the engine. Mine were beginning to look ...
  Topic: A promise, patience, and persistence - My 1974 Westfalia thread
white74westy

Replies: 374
Views: 26952

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:46 pm   Subject: Re: A promise, patience, and persistence - My 1974 Westfalia thread
Major stall on the project! To say I've had a full plate would be an understatement. Once again, it's time to get back at it. However, I fear there may be another stall waiting ahead, but I'll get to ...
  Topic: 2000 Winnebego EV Camper Door Locks
white74westy

Replies: 6
Views: 169

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:12 pm   Subject: Re: 2000 Winnebego EV Camper Door Locks
Thanks for the input white74westy, When locking or unlocking manually my key only functions in the door the key is in, it does not unlock or lock all doors. Is there a relay or wire that might be bad? ...
  Topic: 2000 Winnebego EV Camper Door Locks
white74westy

Replies: 6
Views: 169

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:50 pm   Subject: Re: 2000 Winnebego EV Camper Door Locks
Hi there!

Yes it has a keyless entry system. There could be a number of reasons for why it's not working. When you turn the key in the lock, does it lock/unlock the doors at the same time? If not, ...
  Topic: '95 Eurovan Camper - Introduction
white74westy

Replies: 84
Views: 5238

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:34 pm   Subject: Re: '95 Eurovan Camper - Introduction
Excellent! Great to hear you were able to complete the tune-up and get that pesky oil nut off! Small victories are great!

What tool did you use to loosen the belt tensioner to remove the drive belt ...
  Topic: '95 Eurovan Camper - Introduction
white74westy

Replies: 84
Views: 5238

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 10:31 am   Subject: Re: '95 Eurovan Camper - Introduction
Made some decent headway with the van last week. I decided after replacing the plugs, wires, rotor and cap, that it was time to take her out for a shakedown run. I drove from Jacksonville, to Gainesvi ...
  Topic: Metal repair panels
white74westy

Replies: 6
Views: 243

PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:41 am   Subject: Re: Metal repair panels
I ordered an "A PILLAR" VW part # 701 809 206 through ECS tuning. It is the passenger A pillar but the INNER- not the outer skin that I needed. I went to 43 Auto Parts (the place with 24 van ...
 
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