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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Installed new front bearings, rotors, and pads last night. Added to the new flex lines and last year's rear brake rebuild, I am a stoppin' fool.

The lack of motivation regarding interior and body work has really motivated me to get everything else in order. Pretty soon I'll have no choice.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I finally figured out why none of my idiots lights or gauges were working - they were no longer grounded due to a really small break between the grounds (pin 2 and 5) on the 14-pin male connector for the intrument cluster. I did this to fix it, and it worked great:

crazyvwvanman wrote:

The way I would deal with the cluster grounds on 80-84 is to cut both brown wires about 3" from the edge connector. Tie the two short 3" ends together and extend them with a thicker wire to a screw that attaches to the body. Then attach the other 2 long ends to just each other. Done.

There are other ways people might be tempted to do this but danger lurks!

Mark
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I also put in a new grease cap and speedo cable, so the speedo and odometer now work for the first time in years. I put on a new OEM antenna, and fixed a broken muffler support bracket.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing to exciting but since I got new Hankooks last week I thought Madam Helga would like a new set of stainless trim rings and a new set of hub's. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pics or it didn't happen! Imagine pre digital cameras, oh well then we wouldn't be here even Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got my badges finished up and installed today... Just in time for friends to drop of the motor!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's that across your lower rear end? I like it.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What's that across your lower rear end? I like it.


Thanks! As for the lower portion it reads 2.3 Turbo. I had to pull the badge from a Saab 900s for the 2.3 and a Volvo 850 for the turbo... They are the same font.

I'm cleaning a Volvo B230FT 2.3l turbo Inline 4 as we speak Smile Going to have to fab everything. Have a Saab APC piggyback electronic knock based setup going into the mix. Projecting mid 200's for the base tune. I'm from the Nissan sports camp... all this is new to me, the engine and van, but it's going to be awesome.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oops sorry I meant the grill like arranged on your LOWER rear end under hatch Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For some reason I knew that's what you meant... but I didn't think so because that's how mine came. It's the sheet metal with the bumper assembly removed. I got her in december and she looked like that (minus rust removal and paint) with a welded on tow bar for a bumper.

I've never seen her other then naked back there. Are they not all like that? Perhaps an add on for GL's with fiberglass bumpers. She's an '88 GL 7-pass.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Made my own one of these that GW sells for $75, my cost $10 in material from Walmart.
http://www.gowesty.com/ec_view_details.php?id=23599&category_id=57&category_parent_id=

The one that I made is a bit different. I usually have my GW slider screen door on the Westy
while we are camping. That big curtain on the out side of the screen door would be pretty
useless, I thought! The material I bought is the same gray color as my curtains but is an
outside canvas with a waterproof back. Instead of using the slide track for the curtain, I
put in snaps above where the screen door snaps in, and I'll be able to easily unsnap or
snap the new curtain in place as needed. It has a nice fit and I won't have to worry about
a curtain getting soaked or blowing in the wind.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mmm now I don't know. Can't remember how my 84 Westy GL Wolfsburg looked. My Vanagon L doesn't look like that nor do I recall ever seeing it. But I have limited exposure.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DAIZEE wrote:
mmm now I don't know. Can't remember how my 84 Westy GL Wolfsburg looked. My Vanagon L doesn't look like that nor do I recall ever seeing it. But I have limited exposure.


Remove the bumper and see?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if I don't remove the bumper and crawl underneath back I should be able to see it right.?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DAIZEE wrote:
if I don't remove the bumper and crawl underneath back I should be able to see it right.?


Yes
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ironically even though mine was jacked up, it's one of my favorite lines on the body, right up there with the tops of the front wheel arches!

Thanks for the photo Timwhy!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drained/replaced the gearbox oil.
Installed a manual switch for the biscuit fans on my fridge.
Replaced the fan switch on the radiator.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finished installation of Fanchers poptop insulation kit, kit looks great and included great instructions and all parts needed. Very happy with this purchase, good quality. Testing it first weekend of May in Yosemite.

Finally mounted my 135w Kyocera solar panel to my poptop Yakima rack crossbars using SS U bolts and their backing plates. Solid. I was tired of carrying that big panel inside while on the road.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I mounted up the fiamma f35 pro.

Cant wait to get out and use it.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I mounted up the fiamma f35 pro.

Cant wait to get out and use it.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's see some pics!

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Finished installation of Fanchers poptop insulation kit, kit looks great and included great instructions and all parts needed. Very happy with this purchase, good quality. Testing it first weekend of May in Yosemite.

Finally mounted my 135w Kyocera solar panel to my poptop Yakima rack crossbars using SS U bolts and their backing plates. Solid. I was tired of carrying that big panel inside while on the road.

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