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EZ Gruv
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:24 pm    Post subject: 2013 - Year In Review Stats Reply with quote

I've been doing this annually since 2010, so why stop now? (that's a rhetorical question)

Post your basic stats!

1977 Deluxe Westfalia - 2.0L FI Type IV - Daily Driver

Miles driven: 6099 (a bit more than 2012)
Gallons of fuel consumed: 324.367
Overall MPG: 18.80 (down from 18.90 in 2012)
Number of Oil Changes: 2
Number of Valve Adjustments: 2
Other maintenance of note: None

Just for fun stats:
VW Shows attended: 3
Non-VW Shows attended: 0
Trophies won: 1, but I wasn't trying; my bus has retired from any competitions
Campouts: 1
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahhh yes I've been waiting for this thread!

1969 Tin-Top Westy, but pretty much a Kombi with a Westy bed.

Miles: 9048 - beating my Jetta with 5k something!
Gallons of fuel consumed: Again, I don't want to know. Wink
Overall MPG: 22-24
Number of Oil Changes: 5 or 6
Number of Valve Adjustments: 4 because I had to, 3 more because they're fun…
Other maintenance of note: Yeah but I remember good roads more than maintenance Cool Highlights include a Vintage Speed muffler, Konis, and minor rust repair from a bad empi roof rack.
Trip-delaying breakdowns: 0
Road-side repairs: 3 or 4 fun "issues" Laughing


VW Shows attended: 1
Non-VW Shows attended: 6 or 7
Trophies won: 1
Electronic points fried: 1
Campouts: over 50 nights spent in the bus. Mostly urban boon-docking, but many family campouts and a nice month living in it with a new job.
Anniversaries spent in it: 1 Very Happy

I'm going to add one for you EZ Gruv-
Favorite picture of the year:

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

asiab3 wrote:

I'm going to add one for you EZ Gruv-
Favorite picture of the year:

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I do love that photo.

Here's my favorite of my bus this year:

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Under The Bridge by Eric Arnold Photography, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those are both great pictures
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

68 tin top westy.

Total 2013 miles: 7350
Replaced 1600cc with 2109cc
Miles on 2109cc, 4650, in 6 months
Valve adjustments: 2 on the 1600, 2 on 2109
1 new baby boy
3 camp adventures (that I remember)
Total gallons of fuel used: ?
Mpg: 21 on the 1600, 21 on the 2109 (with Kadrons), haven't been tracking it since I have had the weber IDF 40s installed
1 break down


Vw car shows: 0
Other classic car shows: 1, my bus was the only westy there.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2014 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2013 has been a busy bus year for me. All buses discussed below can be seen on my web page, linked to in the sig.

The 1978 Double Cab BlueBird spent the entire year on the rotisserie getting metal work done. Miles: 0. Lots of $$$ spent on metalwork. Rolling Eyes

1974 Automatic Westy:
I liberated this nearly-all-original bus from Albuquerque in February, cleaned it up, got the engine rebuilt, and got it all roadworthy and running well. This was sold in June to a couple in the UK and was named Button. I got only a few hundred miles on it myself, breaking in the new engine.

1975 Mexican Single Cab:
This unique pickup is temporarily named Arándano (trans: blueberry), but once it is returned to its original gray, I will have to rename it. Maybe "El Raton" (the mouse). I dragged this poor abused truck home from San Antonio in April, not knowing its full history. I since have contacted each of its four previous owners, and have begun some serious (if slow) restoration work. This year saw removal and replacement of incorrect parts, an engine rebuild, new tires, R&R on brakes, etc., tracking down of its original hoops and bows for the original PVC canopy, and it has gone from a non-functioning pitiful thing to a well-running truck, though it still needs work. I have run it for less than two hundred miles on its own power since the engine build. This one has occupied a lot of my "bus time".

1979 Transporter:
Snickers came up for sale on Craigslist near Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, four hours south of me. One trip to check it out, and another to haul it home, and Snickers was ready for my special TLC by the end of June. Being mostly original, Snickers needs only minor restoration, and will get it. I hope to get the FI system back into it (instead of the single carb it has now) some time in 2014.

1974 Wrecked Westy:
Half way through December, I spotted this poor wrecked Westy in a wrecking yard in Santa Fe. The previous owner had hit something while drunk (allegedly) and never retrieved it from the wrecker. I am currently undecided if this should be resuscitated or just put out of its misery and parted, and I have not had the heart to name it. Wreckfalia?

As you can see, I acquired more buses than I sold, so I now have an inventory of 4, half of which currently run. Smile

But all in all, 2013 was a great bus year for me!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I put 8000 miles on my '77 in the first four months of the year and later in the heat of summer put 1300 miles on it in about 26 hours.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1968 rotted out Washington doublecab: about 50 feet. Sold to some EBay dude in San Diego.

1968 California doublecab: About 50 feet, too. Nestled into the garage waiting its turn with an ass-load of cardboard boxes stacked up on it. Shocked

1973 Automatic tin top walk through: About 60 miles after the transmission rebuild and light engine refresh, when I discovered a pending intake valve disaster. Evil or Very Mad Parked. Robbed its new KYB gas adjust shocks and new Hankooks for the '77 bus. Boo hoo!

1977 CE-1 sliding roof bus: About 100 miles towed to home after purchase. Haven't actually tried to start it yet. New battery tray welded in, along with engine, transmission and shifter refresh. Gas tank renovation, CV joint re-boot and repack. Electrical troubleshooting, still need to attend to the horn. Starter and alternator professional overhaul, fuel injectors cleaned and tested at Witchhunter. Maybe I'll actually start it up and drive it for the first time this January. Pray

1970 bus: Actually drove this one about 6 miles from where I bought it to where I parked it...waiting for the 1977 bus to get rolling.

I guess I saved a helluva a lot on gasoline this year owning a VW bus.Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1977 Deluxe Westfalia - 2.0L FI Type IV - Daily Driver

Miles driven: 5000mi est
Gallons of fuel consumed: unknown
Overall MPG: 16 to 20
Number of Oil Changes: 2
Number of Valve Adjustments: 2
Other maintenance of note: new 914 style 94mm pistons, new Sabo oil seal to finally stop flywheel seal leaking, replaced torn CV boots and drivers side CV's, finally found and installed the rear bed latch pieces, installed headlight relays

Just for fun stats:
VW Shows attended: 3

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always look forward to this thread and in someways it makes me keep track of things better know it's coming Cool

1975 Hard Top Westfalia - 2.0L FI Type IV - Semi-Daily Driver

Miles driven: I started to keep track but lost count. It was well over 6,000 though at last count
Gallons of fuel consumed: Who knows...
Overall MPG: Between 15-18MPG
Number of Oil Changes: 2
Number of Valve Adjustments: 1
Other maintenance of note: Transmission refreshed, new shifter rod bushings, engine detailed/cleaned, rear fog light and switch added, re-packed CV's, patched and painted some rust spots on the body, new slider door roller, and installed rear "headbanger" cabinet.

Just for fun stats:
VW Shows attended: 6
Non-VW Shows attended: Lots
Trophies won: 0
Campouts: Too many to count! Cool

Favorite Picture of 2013:

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Miles: 6050 -
Gallons of fuel consumed: We deal in Liters here and its alot
Overall MPG: around 18-20. Best run around 22
Number of Oil Changes: 3
Number of Valve Adjustments: 1
Other maintenance of note: detailed engine, replaced throw bearing,
Trip-delaying breakdowns: 0
Road-side repairs: adjusted clutch cable (Loose nut)
VW Shows attended: 2 Had a great time at Westys at Watkins
Non-VW Shows attended: every Wednesday night downtown Barrie Ontario
Trophies won: 1 door prize
Exhaust leaks. about 1 every month. Finally rebuilt exhaust
Campouts: Slept in bus about 12 times. Took 4 trips to Algonquin Provincial Park.
Number of people that smiled, pointed or waved. Hundreds
Number of cars passed on the 400 series highway---0
Plans for next year. 45th Anniversary of Woodstock in August.
What has the bus taught me? I can rebuild anything with a Bentley. Patience and this is a true sickness that has no cure other than driving a bus.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

'75 Poptop Westy, ABA/JH 2.0L watercooled swap

Miles driven: Roughly 10,000. Down from 14,000 last year, but the Bus was parked for most of May (trip to Europe) and most of September (complete brake overhaul)

Fuel consumed: Didn't keep track, not even gonna guess.

MPG: 19ish in-town, 21ish on the interstate

Oil changes: 3, due for #4 shortly

Valve adjustments: LOL WUT? Twisted Evil

Other stuff: Complete brake overhaul in September, replaced everything other than backing plates, hard lines & booster. Beyond that .. changed the oil, rotated the tires, drove the piss out of it.

Went to one show, three campouts, a GTG in Seattle (hi Notchboy!), and contemplated (but did not accomplish) heading south to Redding to get some In-N-Out for lunch on more than one occasion. Also decided to build custom rear cabinets (starting on that tomorrow) so the closet can be easily removed for hauling 4x8 sheets .. and because the ones in there are falling apart.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I missed this and had to go search for it! Im late!

1978 Champagne Edition/Hardtop Camper - 2.0 FI

Miles driven: 611
Gallons of fuel consumed: 37
Overall MPG: 16.5
Number of Oil Changes: 1
Number of Valve Adjustments: 1
Other maintenance of note:
*New Vac Lines
*Cleaned Injectors
*Adjusted AFM
*Repaired Exhaust leak / Installed new exhaust hardware
*Replaced shifter plate/bushings
*Replaced Engine Seal
*All new brakes
*Replaced Drag Link
*Replaced Starter


Just for fun stats:
VW Shows attended: 2
Non-VW Shows attended: 0
Trophies won: 0
Campouts: 2
New Stickers: 4
Cans of wax used to restore paint: 2.5
Proudest Moment: Moved under its own damn power.

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