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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Refreshed Fuel Injection Reply with quote

JimNFireman wrote:
In keeping with the planned project priorities (PPP), the goal is get the motor right, and be ready to cruise while you prioritize interior and other items on the list. So, we have fresh injectors, remapped ECU and Airflow Meter. Replaced all vacuum lines and fresh air hoses.
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After reading the nightmares of engine compartment fires, and having some first hand experience with fire tragedy, we pulled the fuel tank, replaced all fuel lines, vent hose, filler neck. Just for some peace of mind.

And finally, we really think this was the original coil. (91,000 miles). So we replaced with a Bosch Blue.

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Now we test drive and drive and drive....



if u dont mind my asking, what did the FI revamp cost you? I need exactly that
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:30 pm    Post subject: New Headliner Reply with quote

Had a new headliner installed. Chris Adams from Radical Changes did the complete fabrication and installation. I carefully removed my old tattered headliner, keeping the bows in place, and marking their locations on my bus. Chris used this as a pattern to construct the new headliner.

Original Headliner
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Original Adhesive and "Hair"
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Nice and Clean/prepped for New Insulation
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Insulation Install
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Insulation Completed (note bow marks on metal)
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Once the headliner was sewn together (totally perforated, not just above the driver/passenger area) and all of the windows were removed, Chris began the install.
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I was very impressed and pleased, to say the least. Chris, owner of Radical Changes is amazing and really pays attention to detail. Highly recommend Radical Changes.

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What a difference...
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Excellent job...
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Looking good!!!
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Panels and seat covers are next...
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heisenberg - I'm uncertain whether that is nice work or not.

Laughing Just kidding ( a little quantum humor there ) - that's excellent work and really does look great!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eche_bus wrote:
Heisenberg - I'm uncertain whether that is nice work or not.

Laughing Just kidding ( a little quantum humor there ) - that's excellent work and really does look great!


X2! curious as to how much that cost?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

eche_bus wrote:
Heisenberg - I'm uncertain whether that is nice work or not.

Laughing Just kidding ( a little quantum humor there ) - that's excellent work and really does look great!



Love the quantum humor...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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X2! curious as to how much that cost?


Bill, I send you a PM. Will talk to Chris today - very, very reasonable pricing, but I don't want to give you a wrong dollar amount (my wife and I were able to help pull the windows and old rubber, replace with new seals, and re-install all the glass).

Radical Changes is in South Carolina - just right down the road from us! We had no idea until we went to VW show and one of the buses there had been redone by Radical Changes. We got lucky; Chris and Kevin are great folks and they do THE BEST work.

I will post a "complete makeover" thread once the panels, seats, and cushions are finished.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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eche_bus wrote:
Heisenberg - I'm uncertain whether that is nice work or not.

Laughing Just kidding ( a little quantum humor there ) - that's excellent work and really does look great!


X2! curious as to how much that cost?


VERY reasonable - the highest quality work at the best price. $500.00 (ibut that does NOT include glass/window removal and installation). Give them a call.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I will post a "complete makeover" thread once the panels, seats, and cushions are finished.



That is something I'd like to see.



I cleaned up my plenum, throttle stuff, CSV, S-boot, and intake runners for my Fuel Injection last night. After picking up some spare parts in the near future, I'll be re-assembling it and putting it all back.

F dual solex carbs in A.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

secretsubmariner wrote:
Heisenberg wrote:


I will post a "complete makeover" thread once the panels, seats, and cushions are finished.



That is something I'd like to see.



I cleaned up my plenum, throttle stuff, CSV, S-boot, and intake runners for my Fuel Injection last night. After picking up some spare parts in the near future, I'll be re-assembling it and putting it all back.

F dual solex carbs in A.



Yay! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there a good place to get seals from for FI? Like CSV, Throttle body, etc?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:27 am    Post subject: Re: New Headliner Reply with quote

Heisenberg wrote:

Original Adhesive and "Hair"
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Nice and Clean/prepped for New Insulation
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Insulation Install
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Insulation Completed (note bow marks on metal)
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That looks fantastic. I'm at this stage with my build wondering what you used to remove the hair and glue and what insulation you chose.

Looking forward to seeing the full interior.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:58 pm    Post subject: Got 'er started Reply with quote

Had parts from the old broken engine put on the new long block recently. With that came the old problem of not starting after she's hot (drove 10 miles or so).

Yesterday got her to start by jumping the contacts on the solenoid.

Today dismantled the shifter to ID and fix excessive slop. Of course it's the front rod bushing (missing) and the parts stores are closed until Monday.

Sigh.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:32 am    Post subject: got the right distributor Reply with quote

Today I installed a 205q DVDA distributor on my 69 w/ a 1600dp motor. Man what a difference. I have only ever had an 009 on there so I had convinced myself that I had the flat spots tuned out but I could not believe the instant improvement with the correct distributor. I feel like it starts easier, idles better and runs like a true champ, plus I went to my local flaps and the clerk gave me the two pieces of vacuum hose I needed for free from their scrap bin.

Anyone that is contemplating spending the money on the correct distributor-just do it already!

User blackdog1999 really hooked me up with this one!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well,there's no camping in the summer months, too hot, so did a lot of other things.
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Windshield rust repair, new metal, new glass & seal, new metal dash cover (thanks BustedBus). Refurbished the wiper mechanism (thanks to Amskeptic, and I found out my park position is 180 degrees different than the Bentley photo). Cleaned and checked electrical connections, cleaned dust and condensation from the inside of the instrument faces. Touched up the heat/air control levers with red & blue Sharpie markers. Painted the inside of the glovebox with leftover grey primer, so now it's not a black hole. Installed a Dual radio/MP3 player and some ancient Blaupunkt globe speakers that I've had forever, I'm surprised that they still work and sound good. Installed Vanagon seats, very comfortable. And I cut a floormat to shape from an industrial rubber-backed mat.

My Bus runs great, but after all this, I know it's all in my head but it seems to run even better.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:29 pm    Post subject: Re: New Headliner Reply with quote

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That looks fantastic. I'm at this stage with my build wondering what you used to remove the hair and glue and what insulation you chose.

Looking forward to seeing the full interior.


Just used a lot of elbow grease and a Scotch Brite pad; held the shop vac hose with one hand and sanded with the other to keep the dust down (I DID have the front area taped/newspapered off). Did not take too long; just did a section at a time, until the areas felt smooth.

Then I wiped down the entire roof with diluted Purple Power and then used just water to wipe it down really well. Hope this helps.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been driving the Plump Truck only twice a month when my landscape polak does his thing every other Wednesday. So on Tuesday, I fired it up, pulled it into the driveway, cleaned the windsheild and topped up the oil. All was fine. Cool

In the morning (5:30) I take off for work. Running near empty, I kept it at a moderate speed but all of a sudden it seemed like losing power. Press on the pedal some but it keep slowing down. Then a nasty vibration sound came up quickly followed by swaying! I'm thinking "Shit! A wheel must be loose and about to come off!!!" Shocked

So I pulled off to the side with a quickness and began to check on the lug bolts. Come to the right rear and the bitch is totally flat! Surprised

I'm surprised because these tires are like forkin new since I rarely drive the thing. At first I figured it's best to get off the freeway to swap in the spare and though I did try, I decided to not mess up the BRM wheel so I pulled to a spot where I could change it. Confused

Traffic is absolutely FLYING past me! Then, I could not find the stock lug bolts for the stock spare wheel. Decided to just call AAA and have it taken home. Once home, found the inner side of the tire was totally destroyed with chunks missing! Then a forkin screw came out of it! Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was camped out in Port Renfrew on the west coast of Vancouver Island and met some IT people. One of the guys wanted to check out the bus so I gave him the geek tour. Showed him where the computers go, how I run the PS3, the uber wifi antenna I have etc etc. He was pretty impressed with it all and when we got back to his camp he gave me an extra set of LED strip lights that he had. There were 6 X 2ft pieces that connect together. I just need a small invertor for them. The cool thing is they come with a remote and can be multiple colours and even do transitions for when you're hosting your own rave. Drawback to that is if you lose the remote, you're kind of screwed. So I'm going to mount it somewhere.

Welcome to the bus ladies. Giggidy.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OMG that is the kinda stuff I want to do with mine. However my knowledge is limited on how to run power to everything without loosing to much current elsewhere.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Leds take up very little power, so those lights would take a couple hours to drain a battery.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

khalimadeath wrote:
OMG that is the kinda stuff I want to do with mine. However my knowledge is limited on how to run power to everything without loosing to much current elsewhere.


These ones need 120 so I'm going to pick up a small 30 watt inverter and mount it under the seat and connect the lights to my aux battery. Be nice if they were 12 volt. Save me some trouble. Still, the difference in brightness in here is ridiculous. They're great and like the previous poster said, almost no draw on the battery.
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