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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 8:35 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently? Reply with quote

I replaced the brake servo with a new air tec model and replaced the master cylinder with a Brazilian one. New lower reservoir and new vacuum hoses to and from the servo. Getting ready to bleed....
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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 7:03 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently? Reply with quote

I installed two new gauges in my bus cylinder head temp and air fuel ratio.
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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 7:18 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently? Reply with quote

On board air sistem
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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 8:05 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently? Reply with quote

Installed Vintage LEDs - 4000 Lumens - correctly, this time!
Replaced rear Seat belts with new green ones from car seat belts.
Replaced front turn signal lenses.
OH, also replaced the left front visor holder - you have to remove the visor then put in the holder, then slide in the visor and re-fasten! Clever Germans!

Would like to put the base on my new Berlin table, but can't find anything showing where it goes!
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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 8:36 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently? Reply with quote

Installed a Pertronix unit.
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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 1:43 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently? Reply with quote

New brake light lenses. Five years on the old ones (left side) showed some weird heat-fading around the bulb area. Lenses looked light pink at night.

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Wrapped up a quick 300-mile trip with this road to celebrate five years together. Razz

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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 6:29 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently? Reply with quote

what road is that - that looks awesome!
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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 6:57 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently? Reply with quote

For a '70, that is a second gear climb.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:29 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently? Reply with quote

Well i finally figured why i was running on 3 cylinders. Bought the van a month ago and i knew it wasn't running quite right but the drive home was 5 miles level and some down hil. Wasnt firing on #4, checked valve clearance, tried different plugs, checked plug wires, changed coil and cap. I then checked compression and #4 was 110. Thinking what the heck. Finally the last item i could check was to change distributor and bam shes running on all 4. It came with a 009 and 30pict-2, i had enough smarts to get a rebuilt 30pict-3 from volkzbitz and the rebuilt 205T from Bill Fowler. Tuned her up and she runs beautifully. Next is alot of delayed maintenance on the bus. This site has been awesome!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:02 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently? Reply with quote

I drilled out the rivets on the bars on my westy luggage carrier, removed the bars and submerged them in Evaporust overnight and then after rinsing them, blasted them with Rustoleum cold galvanizing spray.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:35 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently? Reply with quote

Cleaned out the accelerator cable tube, cleaned cable, installed new front boot with a load of grease in it and coated the cable and the inside of the tube with spray teflon.

Removed TDI starter preparatory to dropping engine / transmission package to have the transmission rebuilt for a better gear ratio to match the Subaru 2.2.

Also removed the transmission carrier bolts at the top of the transmission (091) bellhousing preparatory to dropping the package.

Replaced split brake fluid reservoir cap with new one way venting unit.

Replaced Emergency flasher switch, the old one having literally disintegrated in its enclosure.

Intend to have the transmission on its way to the shop in a week.

Still kicking, here in NJ.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:59 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently? Reply with quote

I've been doing a ton to my bus. I'm moving in as soon as it's done and traveling, so check out the thread in my signature if youre interested?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:42 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently? Reply with quote

Ordered a new alternator, then daydreamed about the day when the body work is complete.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:06 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently? Reply with quote

Yesterday consisted of me tearing into the steering coupler to find out I ordered the wrong part, followed up by finally getting my wiring correct down there to have a working horn!
Honk, Honk baby, yeah Iím going 60mph, and YOUíRE driving like an a-hole! HONK! Ohhh, the joy to be had.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:42 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently? Reply with quote

I finally got back to my emergency clutch cable replacement. Last fall, when my knee was blown out, the cable snapped, fortunately in my mother's driveway. After remembering there was an old spare under the bench seat, I found enough tools to replace it, but didn't grease it. Then I drove it back home for the winter.
so I got a new complete set and redid the whole thing with grease, seals and an improved bowden tube with metal tip instead of plastic. Found the old wing nut was only a single wing, lol. Glad I got the whole kit.
Pedal is smooth as butter now! Next is the gas pedal hinge, spring and through floor seal.
Noticed a gas line replacement may be in order. Probably the best thing I did... finding that. Not critical, but I'd rather that it not get that bad.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:38 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently? Reply with quote

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Next is the gas pedal hinge, spring and through floor seal.

You might consider buying a new pedal linkage from Butty's Bits. It is a thing of beauty and works great. Simple to install too.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 9:26 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently? Reply with quote

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Continued to tear out more interior.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:00 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently? Reply with quote

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Continued to tear out more interior.

Cabinetry looks good, other than the doggy door on the bed/bench corner lol
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:08 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently? Reply with quote

figured out my distributor drive pinion was installed (by me) 180 deg off. Installed a pertronix kit in my distributor.
new cap and rotor.
new clutch and pressure plate

removed the transaxle and degreased it. scraped off a good 3/8" of crud. Needs new nosecone and bellhousing gaskets
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:19 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do for your Bay recently? Reply with quote

My lovely wife was asking for a grab handle for when we swing around corners and something to hold onto in the heat to get a bit of fresh air under the arms... So I put up this grab handle matching the door pull... Seems to work ok!

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