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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:07 pm    Post subject: Re: 75 Tub Bus Timemachine Reply with quote

Shut down day..... who knows?

Made some more progress with installing the interior.
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Does anyone have any suggestions how I should install the two screws behind the rear seat?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:46 pm    Post subject: Re: 75 Tub Bus Timemachine Reply with quote

I don't know what Westfalialia used, but a Rivnut would work good.
https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=riv...mg3dwjud_e
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:52 pm    Post subject: Re: 75 Tub Bus Timemachine Reply with quote

Congrats on your progress! Say hello next time you cruise the Hudson valley.

That's horrible AC wiring. Don't use that until it's been torn out and put in right.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:40 am    Post subject: Re: 75 Tub Bus Timemachine Reply with quote

60vwnewengland wrote:
Does anyone have any suggestions how I should install the two screws behind the rear seat?
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I used a RivNut when I installed mine in my old bus. Worked great for years!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:20 pm    Post subject: Re: 75 Tub Bus Timemachine Reply with quote

With the help of a neighbor I was able to get the sink/stove cabinet into the bus today.

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Before I put in the rear cabinet, I need to swap out the drivers side rear glass and vent wing and replace it with a full piece glass and new rubber.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:41 pm    Post subject: Re: 75 Tub Bus Timemachine Reply with quote

60vwnewengland wrote:
Does anyone have any suggestions how I should install the two screws behind the rear seat?




Yeah, use one of Deez...........



https://www.travers.com/poly-nut-set/p/72-450-602/
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:28 pm    Post subject: Re: 75 Tub Bus Timemachine Reply with quote

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60vwnewengland wrote:
Does anyone have any suggestions how I should install the two screws behind the rear seat?


Yeah, use one of Deez...........

https://www.travers.com/poly-nut-set/p/72-450-602/


Thanks for the recommendation. Since Iím not sure when the next pay check is coming around that $121 tool is a no go. Itís looking like Iíll have to drill and get under there with a bolt do it the old fashion way.

Unless someone can mail me their Rivnut tool?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:55 pm    Post subject: Re: 75 Tub Bus Timemachine Reply with quote

60vwnewengland wrote:
notchboy wrote:
60vwnewengland wrote:
Does anyone have any suggestions how I should install the two screws behind the rear seat?


Yeah, use one of Deez...........

https://www.travers.com/poly-nut-set/p/72-450-602/


Thanks for the recommendation. Since Iím not sure when the next pay check is coming around that $121 tool is a no go. Itís looking like Iíll have to drill and get under there with a bolt do it the old fashion way.

Unless someone can mail me their Rivnut tool?



Gas tank is in the way, oh and the firewall and that pesky motor. Unless you have all that out?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:01 pm    Post subject: Re: 75 Tub Bus Timemachine Reply with quote

There are cheaper versions on amazon. I just used one last week and it did the job for the arm-slicer fuel neck hole the PO left us. The cheaper ones are shorter and need more hand squeeze pressure. Best eat Ďyer Wheaties....

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:15 pm    Post subject: Re: 75 Tub Bus Timemachine Reply with quote

It snowed a couple of weeks ago, so here's a photo of Tub Bus in some DC snow.
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We got 8-10 inches, which is a lot of snow for DC. The shut down is over for now, glad I had extra time to put the interior in the bus.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:44 pm    Post subject: Re: 75 Tub Bus Timemachine Reply with quote

Latest update is updating the westy stove gas line. Went to Home Depot and got a generic gas grill hose and regulator and a 1lb propane tank adapter. Total cost was about $35 for the two parts. Tested and it work. Easy set up and should work well for the 2-3 times a year it will be used.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:59 pm    Post subject: Re: 75 Tub Bus Timemachine Reply with quote

The reason your rear seat doesnít fit (or any of that other stuff likely either),
Is because there is supposed to be a wood floor in there.
Westfalia used some 3/4Ē (or thereabouts) plywood and some 1/4Ē (approximately) Masonite for a floor, then carpet.
All of that is going to have to go into place before any of that camper stuff has any chance of fitting correctly.

Might get a good look at a Westy floor if you get the chance..
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:09 pm    Post subject: Re: 75 Tub Bus Timemachine Reply with quote

Clatter wrote:
The reason your rear seat doesnít fit (or any of that other stuff likely either),
Is because there is supposed to be a wood floor in there.
Westfalia used some 3/4Ē (or thereabouts) plywood and some 1/4Ē (approximately) Masonite for a floor, then carpet.
All of that is going to have to go into place before any of that camper stuff has any chance of fitting correctly.

Might get a good look at a Westy floor if you get the chance..


The interior fitsÖ no issues there. Was only having a hard time with the two rear bolts that hold the rear seat down. Harbor freight riv nuts solved that problem.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:09 pm    Post subject: Re: 75 Tub Bus Timemachine Reply with quote

NICE!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:03 am    Post subject: Re: 75 Tub Bus Timemachine Reply with quote

Was tired of the glass in the instrument panel rattling around. So I took out the cluster and hot glued the glass and metal ring. Put it back together and all is great!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:56 pm    Post subject: Re: 75 Tub Bus Timemachine Reply with quote

Running good! Drove from DC to Asheville and then CTS was about 1000 miles and no trouble.

Adjusted the valves recently and timing. Lance taught me how to check the static timing. We adjusted the timing because at 2500rpm the strobe light was showing 34 degrees. Adjusted the timing, and at idle w/hoses on to about 13 degress ATDC which brought down the 2500 rpm advance to 32 degrees. I feel like it could use a little more find adjustment to bring it below 32 degrees. Might need to make idle to 14 or 15 degrees ATDC to bring down the max advance?

Otherwise, itís running great. Here are a couple of photo from a cruise around the Capitol building.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:57 pm    Post subject: Re: 75 Tub Bus Timemachine Reply with quote

Found time to install last cabinet in tub bus! Once I get the Cape Cod Sage motor out of the belly of this thing, I can go camping!
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