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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:06 pm    Post subject: Welcoming Arándano: a 1975 single cab Reply with quote

It is with great pleasure that I introduce my latest acqisition: A 1975 Single Cab that I have named Arándano, since it is originally from Mexico, it is blue, and I like the sound of "Arándano".

This is, of course, an unusual pickup in the US, being a '75. Although the dual-carbureted GD engine (clearly not original) needs work (it ran roughly when I bought it and does not run now), and there is much deferred maintenance to be attended to, the body is in remarkably good shape, with little rust to be found.

The M-codes are at the bottom of this posting, but it originally came with a number of neat features, including fog lights (gone, but the switch is still on the dash), rubber bumper inserts (gone), intermittent wipers (I have yet to confirm this), speedo in km/h with trip odometer (needs fixing), clock (needs fixing), and two treasure chest doors (all working from the same key!). It also has ambulance fans (one works), but these were not listed on the codes.

And, as a bonus (as if it needed more bonuses), I got the original PVC tilt from the previous previous owner, and it is in great condition. It also came with what he thought was a full setup of hoops, but in fact it is two pairs of the hoops, without the middle bow, the end hoop covers, or the wood stringers. So, that needs some work, but the critical parts are there.

I'm pretty jazzed about this one, and getting it running well and back to some of its former glory.

On the way home:
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Safely home, in the driveway:
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And some more pix:
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And of course, a shot of the M-code plate:
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M-Codes:

52 084 059
098 171 209 547
A7A751 A05 Z21 070 071
07 2 7707 ME 2610 51

Interpretation (with help from type2.com and http://www.vw-mplate.com):

098 radio model "Ingolstadt"
171 tubeless bias-ply tires (?)
209 PVC tilt
547 conservation (?)
A7A7 paint code L345: licht grau | light beige
51 interior leatherette dunkelbeige | dark beige
A05 M-codes 507/616:
507 vent wings in cab doors
616 back-up lights
Z21 package: Z01 and Z05:
Z01 bad weather package comprising:
652 interval wiper facility
659 halogen fog lamps
571 rear fog lamp
Z05 includes:
025 trip counter and clock
162 rubber on bumpers
070 tilt and bows for pick-up
071 second lid in side panel (storage compartmnet doors both sides)
07 day 7 of the month
2 February
7707 temporary serial number
ME delivered to Mexico
2 Type 2 body
61 Pickup, LHD
0 ?
5 engine 51 kW | 70 BHP
Type 1 (AS) - 1584cc, 37 kW (50 bhp DIN) - Stiff instead of torsion suspended clutch plate
1 manual transaxle
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked I would kill for a late bay single cab like that
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Welcoming Arándano: a 1975 single cab Reply with quote

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I'm pretty jazzed about this one


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is awesome! Congrats. It doesnt really look like there is much to do but enjoy it.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't get out much. What is a PVC tilt?

If I fly out to ABQ, can I help you play with it?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:46 pm    Post subject: 75 single cab Reply with quote

That is SWEET....And sure beats the diesel vanagon's that we got here in the 80's

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm very jealous Very Happy

Randy: the tilt is the tent that covers the rear load area, obviously that one wasn't made from cotton canvas.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks BD!

I need one of those.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Randy in Maine wrote:
I don't get out much. What is a PVC tilt?
If I fly out to ABQ, can I help you play with it?

1. It's a tilt (fabric "tent" that covers the bed) made of a heavy fabric with, I guess, a lot of PVC in it. As BusDaddy surmised, this one is not cotton canvas, but a very heavy sort of rubberized fabric.
2. As of last week, you can fly right in Los Alamos (LAM), and sure -- you can come help me fix it. Then we can play.

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Shocked I would kill for a late bay single cab like that
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jtauxe wrote:
I'm pretty jazzed about this one
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I'm very jealous Very Happy

Well, guys you all had your chance at this one. It was advertised on The Samba for some time. Long enough, even, for me to convince my wife that this one should not be passed up. And believe me, that took some convincing! Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, now i need to get this thing running again...

It died on the way home. Just lost power on the highway.

So, the diagnosis begins: I know I need fuel, air, and spark. I've checked the coil, and it is sparking. The little electric fuel pump makes noise with the key in the ON position, though it is doing a lot of clicking.

I suppose I need to see how much fuel it produces...

Any other diagnostic ideas? I'm not used to the carbureted contraptions.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup, check your pump first, along with the fuel filter. How fresh is the gas?
Engine just lost power, no kocking or bad sounds? Engine turns over ok? Does the oil light work correctly/got oil in there? All vacuum/brake hoses hooked up?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Such a beautifully ugly vehicle. Congrats, I too am jealous.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jtauxe wrote:
- you can come help me fix it.


. . . on my way.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So... engine diagnostics...

I can see spark at the coil jumping to the main coil wire, so there is spark.

The fuel pump delivered 1 gallon of gas in 3 minutes, with no back pressure.

So it looks like there is fuel, too.

The engine turns over with the starter, but never makes a hint of catching. So I do not suspect a vacuum leak, else it would catch and die.

What else is there to check?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could be a clogged jet, maybe clean the carb.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Incredible score!! Applause

Could you please take close up pictures of the dash for me? I'd like to see factory knob placement. Thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Red Fau Veh wrote:
Could be a clogged jet, maybe clean the carb.

That's an idea, but there are two carbs, so you'd think that at least one of them would be working.

So, this would mean that there is fuel blockage inside the carbs themselves. But both suddenly at the same time? Hmm.
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