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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Unnamed 68 Panel Bus project Reply with quote

Alright - trans sound is gone. Took some driving around to get the sound to disappear. Still not sure if the charging system is quite working, might also be the battery.

After I pick up this next squareback I'm going to get a carpet kit for it, and possibly front upholstery. I'm going back to the original upholstery, the blue.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Unnamed 68 Panel Bus project Reply with quote

So - not the bearing. Worrying. She starts again but same as prior to installing new bearing, you get a groan on clutch or at higher revs. Uhg....
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Unnamed 68 Panel Bus project Reply with quote

Got the replacement bearing, going in tomorrow, but I've also gotten quite an offer for my bus +1500. Anyone want to take guesses what it is? I'll give a hint.

I definitely cannot afford, or find, parts for it. And it's a VW.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:24 am    Post subject: Re: Unnamed 68 Panel Bus project Reply with quote

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When tightening the belt, make sure to tighten it, turn it over a time or two then re-torque. do this a few times. I have a crappy aftermarket alternator so I use my Impact drill Rolling Eyes it works great.


Hm, I have an impact drill, too! Twisted Evil Maybe we'll try that today!


Don't break anything. And if you do, it wasn't my suggestion lol
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Unnamed 68 Panel Bus project Reply with quote

Uhhhg - one step forward two steps back. Sounds like the throwout bearing has gone. Hitting the clutch or coasting when driving gives me some loud groans. We're seeing about getting it fixed tomorrow or something, but this bus is just so infuriating. Still love her!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:25 am    Post subject: Re: Unnamed 68 Panel Bus project Reply with quote

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When tightening the belt, make sure to tighten it, turn it over a time or two then re-torque. do this a few times. I have a crappy aftermarket alternator so I use my Impact drill Rolling Eyes it works great.


Hm, I have an impact drill, too! Twisted Evil Maybe we'll try that today!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:45 am    Post subject: Re: Unnamed 68 Panel Bus project Reply with quote

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Alright, we're *kinda* back on track - so she runs great now. had to retard the timing quite a bit, and I did a bit of a sin - the 3 and 4 got swapped at some point when doing timing probably. So that didn't help. But now the only issues are charging and the fan belt keeps coming off.

Charging - issue started after a new connector was put on by me, connector came off wire, wire shorted on the regulator. Wire fried, we put new wire on, new connector, havent swapped regulator. Suspect regulator (obviously,) waiting on another regulator (same, old type, not new,) or can they be rebuilt?

Belt - I swear this thing is cursed. The pulley faceplate came off the generator for the 5th or 6th time - luckily in parking lot of my work place not but .5mi away. Co worker grabbed the plate and hopefully he finds the belt too, cause they're kinda expensive. Shimmed at 3-4, tightened as a mother flipper. Belt has a small amount of play so it's not *too* tight, but the belt is tight alright.


When tightening the belt, make sure to tighten it, turn it over a time or two then re-torque. do this a few times. I have a crappy aftermarket alternator so I use my Impact drill Rolling Eyes it works great.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Unnamed 68 Panel Bus project Reply with quote

Alright, we're *kinda* back on track - so she runs great now. had to retard the timing quite a bit, and I did a bit of a sin - the 3 and 4 got swapped at some point when doing timing probably. So that didn't help. But now the only issues are charging and the fan belt keeps coming off.

Charging - issue started after a new connector was put on by me, connector came off wire, wire shorted on the regulator. Wire fried, we put new wire on, new connector, havent swapped regulator. Suspect regulator (obviously,) waiting on another regulator (same, old type, not new,) or can they be rebuilt?

Belt - I swear this thing is cursed. The pulley faceplate came off the generator for the 5th or 6th time - luckily in parking lot of my work place not but .5mi away. Co worker grabbed the plate and hopefully he finds the belt too, cause they're kinda expensive. Shimmed at 3-4, tightened as a mother flipper. Belt has a small amount of play so it's not *too* tight, but the belt is tight alright.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:13 am    Post subject: Re: Unnamed 68 Panel Bus project Reply with quote

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Alright - I'm back to square one again. It's just low power and sounds like a leafblower. Starts up again, battery charges, etc, but still no power.


What have you done to get to this point? What was your full tuneup? Did you run compression tests? Leak down test? do you have a timing gun? Bring us up to date with some pictures and a re-cap please.


Compression is perfect across the board, 100-110 on all cylinders, I've not done the leak down test as I've not got a tester for it, no timing gun. Fuel tuneup is about 3 turns on the small screw, around 4 on the big to get it to idle without dying.

I've tuned the carb multiple times both to stock settings and the current ones, valves multiple times, the fuel hose is new, which was just a part of the rebuild anyways, checked for air leaks (none found,) and done timing thoroughly multiple times, always ending up in the same spot just so it won't die at idle.


What do we know about the engine? Is this a stock Mexican engine? 1600dp? and what carb is that? 30/31? I timing gun may be worth the investment, it'll make timing a heck of a lot easier, not to mention accurate because you'll time at full advance not at idle. Have you pulled the plugs and check those yet? Make sure they aren't fouled? Have you rebuilt the old carburetor that is on the engine? junk in your carb would cause this kind of behavior as well.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:40 am    Post subject: Re: Unnamed 68 Panel Bus project Reply with quote

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Alright - I'm back to square one again. It's just low power and sounds like a leafblower. Starts up again, battery charges, etc, but still no power.


What have you done to get to this point? What was your full tuneup? Did you run compression tests? Leak down test? do you have a timing gun? Bring us up to date with some pictures and a re-cap please.


Compression is perfect across the board, 100-110 on all cylinders, I've not done the leak down test as I've not got a tester for it, no timing gun. Fuel tuneup is about 3 turns on the small screw, around 4 on the big to get it to idle without dying.

I've tuned the carb multiple times both to stock settings and the current ones, valves multiple times, the fuel hose is new, which was just a part of the rebuild anyways, checked for air leaks (none found,) and done timing thoroughly multiple times, always ending up in the same spot just so it won't die at idle.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:10 am    Post subject: Re: Unnamed 68 Panel Bus project Reply with quote

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Alright - I'm back to square one again. It's just low power and sounds like a leafblower. Starts up again, battery charges, etc, but still no power.


What have you done to get to this point? What was your full tuneup? Did you run compression tests? Leak down test? do you have a timing gun? Bring us up to date with some pictures and a re-cap please.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Unnamed 68 Panel Bus project Reply with quote

Alright - I'm back to square one again. It's just low power and sounds like a leafblower. Starts up again, battery charges, etc, but still no power.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Unnamed 68 Panel Bus project Reply with quote

Anyone want to buy a cursed bus?

I swear this thing just won't give me anything. I've messed with everything and nothing will just work.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Unnamed 68 Panel Bus project Reply with quote

I did also notice the fuel gauge no longer works. Occasionally if I tap it it'll go up a tiny bit, but not far.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:18 am    Post subject: Re: Unnamed 68 Panel Bus project Reply with quote

Timing had no effect and I still get a good squirt of gas when pulling the throttle. Would either be causing it to run so funky sounding? I also checked for leaks and didn't find any.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:19 am    Post subject: Re: Unnamed 68 Panel Bus project Reply with quote

Or check your accelerator pump on the carburetor
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:18 am    Post subject: Re: Unnamed 68 Panel Bus project Reply with quote

If you have an 009

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:47 am    Post subject: Re: Unnamed 68 Panel Bus project Reply with quote

Alright - it's just running like a jackhammer. I get a lot of hesitation trying to take off. There's power once I take off, it runs fine at speed, but so much hesitation. I'm now trying to not drive it for a minute. I've set the valves a couple times, both at 6, then at 4, back to 6, nothing helped (heard valve clearence can cause hesitation.)

AGGHH! Just work! Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Unnamed 68 Panel Bus project Reply with quote

Alrighty, motor runs again on the new motor, ran rough at first, adjusted valves, points gap, new plugs, and a couple spruce ups and she runs quite a bit better. Still a little rough, needs tinkering, but well enough for a sec!

Very happy to have her back. Missed it a lot!

While I tinker with her - I've decided over this 5 day weekend I'll be removing the rest of the orange, or at least what I can! I want as much of it gone as I can get off.

Still trying to figure out getting the front spare off without cutting the bolts, as I don't really want to have em jangling around in the front, as I assume they would when cut off.

Other than that, money is going toward a motor for the Bug right now. It will get up and going, the body will get fixed, and hopefully I'll find a damn panel van door! Evil or Very Mad
Every where I look, it's in Europe or UK! No panel van doors here in the US. The two I've seen won't ship, 50$ for one in NY or 500$ for a whole panel van in FL. I wish I was over there!

Edits: This was old and never submitted - oops! Been back about a week or two now. She's still a bit rough, but does have power again. Kinda sounds like a lawn mower (not from the exhaust, the actual motor) as is right now. Still way babying it.

I got the spare off, I decided screw it and just cut the bolts off. It looks TEN times better! Very Happy

More and more blue is coming out, when I get some cash together I'll buy some Marina-Blau paint and have a friend redo the stripes the best we can trace.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Unnamed 68 Panel Bus project Reply with quote

Plugs didn't help - we're swapping top end and flywheel to another motor known to be good. Only an hour's job at tops, in fact it's already done, but I don't have a 36 for the flywheel right now and have to pick one up in the morning.

While I wait - what's the most common method of removing those front mounted spares? the bolts just spin and I can't get to the back of the nose - do you have to remove the air stuff?
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