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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:45 pm    Post subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread Reply with quote

busdaddy wrote:
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Alright I've got one.
My brother and I are doing a quick restore on his new project, 68 bay window. We got the trans installed from our donor parts bus a 69. All seemed fine until one Cv shaft mount out of one side seized, and shifting it into other gears or neutral didn't change it. Think of it as the whole rear backed up, cus we didn't have the wheels bolted to the axles.
Any ideas? Lol

Do you have an engine installed yet?, are the axles connected?


Tried to use my imagination but i could not figure out whats in or out except the trans.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:36 pm    Post subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread Reply with quote

This is being advertised as a 70 middle seat. At what point did the back rest have caps or a place for head rests? Is there a way to tell besides the arm rest placement?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:45 pm    Post subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread Reply with quote

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This is being advertised as a 70 middle seat. At what point did the back rest have caps or a place for head rests? Is there a way to tell besides the arm rest placement?

The headrest holes started in 73, that looks like 74-75 or later from the squared off cushions, a close up of the vinyl pattern may narrow it down.

It'll still fit your 70 fine, but you'll lose points at Pebble beach if the judges see that Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:07 pm    Post subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread Reply with quote

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This is being advertised as a 70 middle seat. At what point did the back rest have caps or a place for head rests? Is there a way to tell besides the arm rest placement?

The headrest holes started in 73, that looks like 74-75 or later from the squared off cushions, a close up of the vinyl pattern may narrow it down.

It'll still fit your 70 fine, but you'll lose points at Pebble beach if the judges see that Wink


So with a 70 cover i guess it would not look right? The caps or headrest holes protrude up ?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:10 pm    Post subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread Reply with quote

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This is being advertised as a 70 middle seat. At what point did the back rest have caps or a place for head rests? Is there a way to tell besides the arm rest placement?

The headrest holes started in 73, that looks like 74-75 or later from the squared off cushions, a close up of the vinyl pattern may narrow it down.

It'll still fit your 70 fine, but you'll lose points at Pebble beach if the judges see that Wink


So with a 70 cover i guess it would not look right? The caps or headrest holes protrude up ?

The headrest holes won't show, but you'll likely need to alter the padding so the edges are more rounded, not sure how the springs will interact with early covers.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:48 am    Post subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread Reply with quote

How can I disconnect the wiring harness from the ECU?

Does the little tab at the bottom - left of the wiring harness connector need to be pressed UP or DOWN?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:38 pm    Post subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread Reply with quote

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How can I disconnect the wiring harness from the ECU?

Does the little tab at the bottom - left of the wiring harness connector need to be pressed UP or DOWN?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:28 pm    Post subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread Reply with quote

Spray it with a little wd40. It will help break the seal.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:19 pm    Post subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread Reply with quote

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Now that I got the correct clutch and starter for my '73 I finally have a running, drivable bus.

Next question is do I need different tin since this engine is out of a '79. I know there's probably a piece of tin missing from the left side but it seems that the engine is sitting lower in this bus than it did in the 79. I have a new seal that I bought maybe 5 years ago for the 79 and it looks too narrow.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:27 pm    Post subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread Reply with quote

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Now that I got the correct clutch and starter for my '73 I finally have a running, drivable bus.

Next question is do I need different tin since this engine is out of a '79. I know there's probably a piece of tin missing from the left side but it seems that the engine is sitting lower in this bus than it did in the 79. I have a new seal that I bought maybe 5 years ago for the 79 and it looks too narrow.

The seal was the same from 1972-79.
http://www.jbugs.com/product/411-225.html

The engine cover plates should be the same. Unless you have the cutout for air conditioning on the left rear corner of the engine bay?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:24 am    Post subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread Reply with quote

RixiesRide,
Your bus probably had dealer AC at some point and time, resulting in the removal of the factory cooling tin on the lefthand side of the engine. This needed cooling tin is out there, I located mine via the classifieds here, bought out of the Carolinas for around $40/$50 bucks in pretty good shape. Donít drive her around too much without that tin and seal in this summer heat!

Edit: I donít know how I feel about a fiberglass repro part, but this is what you are after.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1947137
Iíd say put up a wanted ad, folks have these lying around. Good luck.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:12 am    Post subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread Reply with quote

72 westy, rear wheel backing plate stuck. Took off the top bolt behind brake cylinder and two bolts above star adjusters. Looks like some kind of pin or bolt possibly broken off and certainly well-rusted in that third hole (at the vertex where the star adjuster housings converge).
Maybe this is a dumb question, but is that unusual? Can I drill that out?

I'm waiting on turtle-paced postal service for my Bentley manual, so please bear with me if there's something in there about this...

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:23 pm    Post subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread Reply with quote

Is there a secret to pulling the fan on a Type IV engine. I pulled the bolts, she just doesn't want to come free.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:14 pm    Post subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread Reply with quote

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72 westy, rear wheel backing plate stuck. Took off the top bolt behind brake cylinder and two bolts above star adjusters. Looks like some kind of pin or bolt possibly broken off and certainly well-rusted in that third hole (at the vertex where the star adjuster housings converge).
Maybe this is a dumb question, but is that unusual? Can I drill that out?

I'm waiting on turtle-paced postal service for my Bentley manual, so please bear with me if there's something in there about this...

It's a locating dowel, it usually stays in the spindle but sometimes comes off with the plate, a flat ended punch should get it moving.
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Is there a secret to pulling the fan on a Type IV engine. I pulled the bolts, she just doesn't want to come free.

Rubber hammer, cock it to one side slightly and then the other to work it loose.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:08 pm    Post subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread Reply with quote

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Is there a secret to pulling the fan on a Type IV engine. I pulled the bolts, she just doesn't want to come free.

Rubber hammer, cock it to one side slightly and then the other to work it loose.


Okay, that's the route I was taking, but didn't seem to be making much progress...I'll keep knocking it about..
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:11 pm    Post subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread Reply with quote

thanks busdaddy;

penetrating oil, heat and some good taps, the whole plate came off, dowel lodged in it. Work on getting it out tomorrow, hopefully the right side will be a bit more forgiving. And found the thread on this topic with the right nomenclature for the part. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:32 pm    Post subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread Reply with quote

Tcash, thank you for that information.

SamboSamba, I'm certain that part was there when the engine was in the 79. Either got removed by the guy taking out the engine or the guy installing it. Thanks for the link to that ad. Now I know what to look for.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:05 pm    Post subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread Reply with quote

What lube do people suggest I use on my steering knuckles, or is good old generic molly grease good enough?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:17 pm    Post subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread Reply with quote

Kabasue wrote:
What lube do people suggest I use on my steering knuckles, or is good old generic molly grease good enough?


What do you plan on greasing? Do your ball joints have zerk fittings? Or are you asking about the spindle shafts where the wheel bearings ride?

Or do you have a Brazilian bus with king-pin front suspension?

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