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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:50 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently? Reply with quote

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Took off the Westfalia decal from the front that the PO had put on when he refurbed the bus.

I like the cleaner stock look for a Bay, since the Westfalia decal was only on the front on Vanagons.

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Built dividers for my under seat storage. The best part is that now I can pull out my coleman stove from the front without raising the seat, and not have to pull out all the stuff that used to just be piled in there. Also keeps my tools accessible in a removable tray and helps organize everything!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:02 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently? Reply with quote

Decided to test set up my Westy tent for the first time in the basement. Didn't realize how huge it is! It is in mint shape, barely used and is going to be awesome this summer!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:35 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently? Reply with quote

Sweet Tent Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:02 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently? Reply with quote

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Sweet Tent Cool

Thanks Jason. When I bought the bus, the guy was like, I have this tent - do you want it? And I'm like yeah. It looks like it has been used like 3 times.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:27 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently? Reply with quote

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Sweet Tent Cool

Thanks Jason. When I bought the bus, the guy was like, I have this tent - do you want it? And I'm like yeah. It looks like it has been used like 3 times.


Thats the sweetest part of the score - it being all nice and 1975 Cool Is it inspected stamped on the inside by the door?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:37 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently? Reply with quote

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Sweet Tent Cool

Thanks Jason. When I bought the bus, the guy was like, I have this tent - do you want it? And I'm like yeah. It looks like it has been used like 3 times.


Thats the sweetest part of the score - it being all nice and 1975 Cool Is it inspected stamped on the inside by the door?

I'll have to check...
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:42 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently? Reply with quote

Most of the tin that came in my bus was scrap (original owners grinded it for some reason). Taking some tin off a different engine trying to collect all the tins together that I'm missing.

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Check how easily these old ┐fuel? lines crack! These are from the fuel injection.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:47 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently? Reply with quote

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Most of the tin that came in my bus was scrap (original owners grinded it for some reason). Taking some tin off a different engine trying to collect all the tins together that I'm missing.

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Check how easily these old ┐fuel? lines crack! These are from the fuel injection.


Which is sadly why so many fuel injected buses burn due to lack of preventative maintenance.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:17 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently? Reply with quote

Nice afternoon fixing up a new bike rack. Spent quite a bit of time wondering which to go for - make one, buy one / tow bar fixing / rear door fixing - eventually went for the fiamma. Nice and light and well made.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:33 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently? Reply with quote

I have a 1977 weekender. It recently died on a trip to the pinnacles. Replace the alternator and regulator, dual relay and added a few clamps to the vacuum lines. I also gave it a tune up. Still runs a little rough while cold. I still need to learn more about fuel injection testing. Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:37 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently? Reply with quote

Read thru this...
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/manuals/afc_fi_training_troubleshooting_manual.php

It will tell you everything you need to know.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:12 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently? Reply with quote

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I have a 1977 weekender. It recently died on a trip to the pinnacles. Replace the alternator and regulator, dual relay and added a few clamps to the vacuum lines. I also gave it a tune up. Still runs a little rough while cold. I still need to learn more about fuel injection testing. Shocked


Yes, me too for all he same reasons. One thing you shouldn't do - as I've seen numerous times on cars in general is throw parts at it.

With these old systems you need to find the issue or narrow it down tremendously. Then some of the parts you buy may need to be verified and or tweaked.

That manual Kent just posted is prescribed for me as well. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:22 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently? Reply with quote

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dguy1957 wrote:
I have a 1977 weekender. It recently died on a trip to the pinnacles. Replace the alternator and regulator, dual relay and added a few clamps to the vacuum lines. I also gave it a tune up. Still runs a little rough while cold. I still need to learn more about fuel injection testing. Shocked


Yes, me too for all he same reasons. One thing you shouldn't do - as I've seen numerous times on cars in general is throw parts at it.

With these old systems you need to find the issue or narrow it down tremendously. Then some of the parts you buy may need to be verified and or tweaked.

That manual Kent just posted is prescribed for me as well. Wink


just don't throw Chinese crap parts at it. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:54 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently? Reply with quote

Joy at the MAACO in Northglenn, CO did a great job. I know a lot of people poo-poo MAACO but this one is different then most. I wasn't trying for show quality and didn't care about fixing the dents and such.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:15 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently? Reply with quote

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Joy at the MAACO in Northglenn, CO did a great job. I know a lot of people poo-poo MAACO but this one is different then most. I wasn't trying for show quality and didn't care about fixing the dents and such.

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Wow.. That's looks really good! I'd much rather see a Macco paint job done that nicely on a bus then it be a ratty, POS, beater looking bus.

What did that paint job set your back?
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2017 7:51 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently? Reply with quote

In '97 I had a '73 Fasty painted at the Maaco in Alexandria, VA and they did a great job. I opted for a mid-tier job...not the cheapest, not the most expensive, and the paint was really nice...thick, very glossy (with my clear coat) and without any runs.

My "what did you do for your Bay" addition is a replacement of my engine bay lighting with something a little less cobbled together. I was previously using some of that self-adhesive flexible LED strip that I'd cut into 3 segments and bridged together with some wire segments, but my first set yellowed quickly and my second attempt was such a bear to solder that I just opted for something off-the-shelf:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WQFOZQ2?ref_=pe_1196280_123950170

I used small pop rivets to attach the metal holders/clips to the metal ribs of the engine bay ceiling and then wired it to a VW switch I have in the engine compartment. I added a VW inline fuse holder I had from a prior project and now have great engine bay lighting (at a fraction of the frustration compared to the flexible LED strips).

So yeah, that was my Saturday afternoon.

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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 5:15 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently? Reply with quote

Removed my heat dump tubes changed valve cover gaskets. Decided to clean the heat dump tubes.
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 7:45 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently? Reply with quote

I bolted up new engine hangers on my chassis, wired, plumbed fuel lines, and got my new engine in and running. Still needs some cleaning up, and a bunch of other stuff, but nothing I can't handle.


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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 12:40 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently? Reply with quote

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Removed my heat dump tubes changed valve cover gaskets. Decided to clean the heat dump tubes.
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What is that material that you are using to connect your head dump tubes to the heater control valves?
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 10:58 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently? Reply with quote

Sorted out a big upgrade on my 1974 windscreen wipers. It's taken a while! Initially I adapted my original set up with an electric screen wash button replacing the pressurised version. This was only half successful as the connectors became loose in the process and the wipers were inconsistent even if the motorised washer was a huge improvement (no leaks on my knees when driving!). So I started looking around on ebay for a replacement wiper stick. Stumbled on a very rare one which had the electronic connections all sorted. But then I wondered about going the next step up and working out how to make them intermittent. After extensive reading around I found that a 99 relay appropriately wired up could make it all happen, so I set to work. It all took me some time to work it out but got there in the end and I now have three settings on my wipers - slow, fast and intermittent. And the wiper goes into action when I want to wash the screen automatically... All very modern.

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