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riverside66
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:42 am    Post subject: Re: 1979 Transporter - "Wheatbread" Reply with quote

Things have been seemingly moving at a snails pace, but at least moving, so I can't complain...

Got a few toys in the mail...
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Heater boxes primed and painted
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This is the new exhaust I'll be using (I've kept the original, and may still use it once it's been cleaned up and the cat's been removed). The EMPI exhaust has been stripped and re-painted.
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Fan shroud cleaned and painted. Not really happy with the paint though. It's got a bit of a flat finish, and shows dirt really easily. Might paint over it with an enamel that's a bit easier to keep clean.
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Original Bosch 205S distributor cleaned up really nicely! Had it rebuilt by Bill (wcfvw69). Freshly lubed up, and tons of life left! Pretty stoked! Thanks again Bill!
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EMW has and is currently working on the case. Should be getting a call from them any day now.

Also, I found some of the lower tin (which conceal the push rod tubes) NOS on a UK website for less than most people are trying to sell rusty pieces for. Yea, I gotta pay for international shipping, but it STILL ended up being cheaper. I also realized that I was missing the two rear right and left cylinder tins (bummer), and missing the rubber oil cooler tin seal. All of those are now on the way.

Bonus: I decided to spring a bit extra for my fuel pressure regulator, and go for one of the nicer Malpassi Filter King units, with the built in guage Cool Like this:
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:31 pm    Post subject: Re: 1979 Transporter - "Wheatbread" Reply with quote

Rad build, I did a similar first-time one on my 1700. Used the same resources and got some really helpful advice on here. 2L+ is up next Cool

Its a dangerous thing going digging for rust. Take some time to enjoy the bus once that engines back in! Great that you can keep it dry inside, that'll slow the rust right down.

Good luck and I look forward to following the rest of the build!
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1973 Campervan. Stock 1700. Dual Solex carbs. Pertronix electronic points on distributor (stock, not a 009). Engine rebuilt in October 2016.
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