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panic_fan
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:02 am    Post subject: My '70 Bus Reply with quote

I just bought a 1970 bay window in great shape!
I was wondering if anyone knew of any good books, websites for learning to work on, changing oil, etc....
Thanks! Happy Drivin'


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:05 am    Post subject: Re: MY NEW BUS Reply with quote

panic_fan wrote:
I just bought a 1970 bay window in great shape!
I was wondering if anyone knew of any good books, websites for learning to work on, changing oil, etc....
Thanks! Happy Drivin'


You're here. Doesn't get any better than this site for the things you seek.... Very Happy

Welcome.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

website = this one. the best one there is.
books = both Muir's and the Bentley have been very helpful for me and many others will agree.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a pretty good website for most stuff.

Just about every possible question for a baywindow bus has been asked about 10 times. The SEARCH feature is really your best shot for most of those. The FAQ stuff and the "stickies" up on top of are money and time well spent. The first thing we do when we get a new bus is to change out all of the fuel lines so it doesn't burn down.

The Bentley Baywindow manual is also money well spent as is the Muir book, but when in doubt defer to the Bentley.

Post some picutres of your bus in the "gallery section".

Take that bus for a nice ride!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

welcome. nice bus.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dude, that thing is clean enough to eat!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

somebody's already in love...breaking out the black and whites already are we? Laughing

take care and welcome nice bus!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

She's beautiful! You might think about moving that fuel filter out of the engine compartment though.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Super nice! If you are new to VWs, get the Muir, put it in the crapper, and read it cover to cover.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice bus dude. congrats.
doesnt get much better than an early bay in pristine, stock condition IMO. Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet bus Cool clean walk thru deluxs i would recommend the Bentley Bay Window manual cant go wrong with that book enjoy your bus..
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.ratwell.com/technical/FAQ.html

Good website to look into, cuts back on the wait time when you post on here, great walk throughs and it gives you a good start on basicly everything you could need so you can know whats going on just a bit more when you do come here to ask questions but the samba is the best, especially when you run into those odd problems that just have you confused. Beautiful bus by the way, and see you at a panic show? Parking lot is were you get ready for the show aye, happy driving man Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow .. looks great!! and welcome!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice bus indeed!

Senk wrote:
She's beautiful! You might think about moving that fuel filter out of the engine compartment though.


Really? Any threads on this?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

check the sticky about buses burning to the ground..... top of the forum page

here


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful bus... I also have a '70.... Welcome.....



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

absolutely gorgeous! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely a nice bus. Looks ready to cruise... Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to all for your comments. I have had the bus a few months. Just got around to getting some pics in.
I did get the Idoits book and read most of it.
Ordered fuel line kit from german supply. Putting it in Sunday. Relocating fuel filter to right after fuel tank.
Replaced rubber seal around engine, new pedestal mats. etc.
and Cleaned it up Guud! 1st owner took great care.

Happy Drivin' , Peace
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