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Title: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on May 10, 2012, 08:26:50 AM
I am searching for either a pre-1967 bus or double cab pickup.  Anyone have experience with these vehicles that might be able to provide some guidance?
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on May 10, 2012, 08:40:47 AM
My busses were '73 and '74.  I favor the Type IV engine.
Try "bus" on 2ndlight.  I think his is an earlier one.

:)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on May 10, 2012, 08:49:54 AM
Were the later buses still air cooled?

Thanks, I know Troy a little.  I forgot about him.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on May 10, 2012, 08:57:27 AM
All the Type II busses (the rounded bus shaped ones) were air cooled.
The Type III, the squared off Vanagon types, were intitally air then water cooled. 
Maybe in the late 70's they changed over, I don't remember.
(I was younger then and had other things to think about).
;D

Oops.  Just checked at thesamba and they say the Type III is the Squareback wagon. 
My mistook.  The Vanagon part above should still be right, just not the Type III.
I blame old age...
:)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: Pegasus on May 10, 2012, 10:45:43 AM
Stay away from dual carb. Whatever you get, stay with a single carb... on a 69 1600.
If you get too early a model you will be dealing with reduction gear in the hubs. Also make sure you have IRS (independent rear suspension.) Swing axles suck big time. Just me....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAqyWpBo9OU&feature=related
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on May 10, 2012, 01:42:02 PM
Thanks Tim, I forgot you have a lot of VW experience.  Is the IRS an easy conversion to make if I buy one that doesn't have it?

Yeah I figured dual carbs would be a nightmare to keep running in sync.  I'm just looking for a driver, nothing fancy, just something to zip around in that I can take camping now and then.  There's a guy in Melbourne selling a '65 camper but it's a bit too much of a project for what he wants for it...of course that's my opinion.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on May 10, 2012, 02:20:12 PM
There's das Commandant! 
I'd forgotten about the reduction gearing in the older ones. 

Dual carbs aren't that bad.  I had dual Solex then Holleys.
It was only single's on the age you said you were interested in anyway.
If you find a nice bus and it's got duals, don't let that put you off.

And,this thread deserves a HY-WTH.

HY:  I LOVE looking at theSamba!!!
WTH: would I want with ANOTHER project...

:D

Oh, almost forgot.  Joe the Gnome on 2ndlite is another one. 


Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on May 10, 2012, 05:10:34 PM
Right now I'm looking at a 1965 13 window in Plant City.  It's got a brand new 1600 single port and a Freeway Flyer trans.  And new brakes.  Just a tiny bit of rust though....

Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on May 10, 2012, 05:11:28 PM
Oh and the guy says he installed all the glass since the pic was taken.  And he says the pic makes the rust look worse than it is...we'll see about that.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: Pegasus on May 10, 2012, 07:41:15 PM
Dan...will you be happy with a beater ?

I have had a Nazi wagons of all shapes and sizes for 40 years...vw thing included.
The basic is German steel hates the salty streets...this is the main problem. OEM pan coatings are so weak and worthless. Tar boards accelerate corrosion from the inside out. Look for this.
Engine set up is the easy part...so many cars have the fresh engines but the body is full of issues.
I would suggest a purchase off the Atlantic Coast...
Find a solid body first and then consider the plant. After numurous restorations I have found this true for me.
The quandary...
For me is when I go beater...I love the car then I spend way too much time on the body.
When I go concourse...I spend all my time in perfection strive
I think...
The Goldilocks zone (for me)is a happy blend maintainable "Rat Rod" body and pan finishes over good steel and a mill that has ceramic coatings on hot sections, alloy sheet metal and painted ferris metals... no chrome allowed.
IRS is not retro fit.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCte8ePw9Us&feature=related
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on May 10, 2012, 09:05:10 PM
Yeah that's my issue, all the east coast buses are toast as far as rust...I'm just looking for a driver but I want it to be solid.  I have another one out in Vegas that my friend who lives out there is looking at for me.  100% rust free with a decent running gear.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on May 11, 2012, 07:25:00 AM
That VW steel is just revenge, pure and simple.
 :'(

Strongly concur with the suggestion of body first.
Everything else is fixable. 

My '73 was a rustbucket. $500. 
Did a quickie rebuild on the engine,
(rings, bearings, head job) and drove it.
Found the '74, almost perfect body but had swallowed a valve.  $1000.
Put the '73s engine in the '74 and then spent almost 2 years
(and waaaaay too much money)
building a "perfect" engine from '74s block.
Dang I miss that stuff.

:D

Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on May 17, 2012, 02:34:52 PM
I forgot that you'll need this.
It's still available for very good reasons.
I got my copy from my Mom in about 1973. 
Thanks Mom!

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51kk-B80LML._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg)


(http://www.peteraschwanden.com/images/BUSspanishLRG.gif)

About the Author:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Muir_(engineer)


Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on May 17, 2012, 02:47:16 PM
Dang.  I can't resist one more.
The Illustrator's home page:  http://www.peteraschwanden.com

And now this brief
(http://www.peteraschwanden.com/images/CATInterlude.gif)

;D
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on May 18, 2012, 09:40:37 AM
That's awesome!

I have a deal in work...not sure if it will pan out yet but if it does I'll post up a pic.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: jt on May 18, 2012, 10:52:04 PM
Hope it pans out for ya. Im still on the fence about my alternate vehicle.

I saw a yellow bus driving ON the beach and thought of this and the rust comments above...
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: Pegasus on May 20, 2012, 08:14:15 AM
Vintage factory training. (I promise this is NOT Hitler gets Viagra)
There is a ton of misinformation on engine tuning out there on the web. Good lord some of videos are so wrong...
This is good.
Vintage VW Training Film - Valve Adjustments Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpH7VftH3_I
Vintage VW Training Film - Valve Adjustments Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQ9ccGXtZL0
(http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/yy222/ThePegasusWing/VWVALVES.png)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: Pegasus on May 20, 2012, 08:27:27 AM
Here is one on stock carb adjustment (I run a Weber Progressive)
Vintage VW Training Film - Carb Adjustment Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOxxS1EMphU
Vintage VW Training Film - Carb Adjustment Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWdZSr7x81w
(http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/yy222/ThePegasusWing/CARB.png)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: Pegasus on May 20, 2012, 08:44:15 AM
Then there is Pete...a diff perspective.
Volkswagen Beetle/Bug-Weber Dual Carbs Verses Weber Progressive Carburetor
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=Gh3KZsPpJGA(http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/yy222/ThePegasusWing/vwsteve.png)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on May 20, 2012, 05:44:25 PM
Thanks Tim!  You are a wealth of knowledge!
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on May 20, 2012, 08:07:09 PM
Holy smokes where was this stuff when I was learning!  That's great!

To learn valve adjustment, I had to climb up under a beetle with a guy
that had a beard and smell that would have made a billygoat envious.
I was horrified, enthralled and totally afraid to fail.
In retrospect, that sounds like the first time for something else..
(except without the billygoatman of course)
 ::)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on May 21, 2012, 05:29:04 AM
So is it safe to say that all the vintage VW motors require regular valve adjustment about every 3-5K miles?
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on May 21, 2012, 09:40:35 AM
Yep.
Change oil. Adjust valves. Check dwell and timing.
All on the same interval.  Doesn't a take long,
about 0.33 sixpacks without help.  :D
No biggie. 

edit:  Forgot to say that 90% of the time,
you'll end up just adjusting an exhaust valve or two,
the rest will be fine.
Timing will be spot on. 
No dwell if you get one of those new fangled pointless ignition thingies.
It's mostly the checking that's important.
(and drinking beer and complaining/bragging about it)

:)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on May 21, 2012, 10:24:46 AM
Nice!  Love how the world looks through your eyes Tom!
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on May 21, 2012, 11:04:09 AM
Thank you Sir.
It's difficult to tell
how full or empty the glass is
behind these
rose tinted glasses.
 ;)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: jt on May 22, 2012, 01:25:47 PM
Metaphysically speaking, the glass is always full even if there is no water.

Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: Pegasus on May 28, 2012, 08:25:10 AM
My buddy Dave and his 2 Freaky project from the early 80's. This photo was taken yesterday.
(http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/yy222/ThePegasusWing/2freaky.png)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on May 28, 2012, 01:29:06 PM
Is that shorty bus that used ot be on S. Brevard Ave up near the Post Office?
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on May 29, 2012, 07:40:50 AM
So,
the push-me-pull-u bus is one project,
the beard the other one, right?
 ;D
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on May 29, 2012, 07:43:19 AM
And say what you will about the watercooleds,
I think the new new beetle is every bit as sexy
as the old new beetle was funky.

(http://www.examiner.com/images/blog/EXID6882/images/2011_vwBeetle(1).jpg)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on May 29, 2012, 09:00:12 AM
I love the new Beetle.  If they ever built that modern take on the split screen bus that they did a concept on a few years ago I would definitely be a buyer!
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on May 29, 2012, 09:08:18 AM
2014?

http://www.caranddriver.com/features/2014-volkswagen-microbus

By 2016 I'll only have one in college
so maybe I will be able to afford a used one?
 ;)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: Pegasus on May 30, 2012, 05:39:38 AM
Is that shorty bus that used ot be on S. Brevard Ave up near the Post Office?
Yep 65'+66'
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on May 30, 2012, 11:47:44 AM
Just because it looks cool...

Aerovee.  VW engine modified for aircraft use.  :)

(http://airpigz.com/storage/post-images-marketpath/AeroVee%20Engine.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1258858697510)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: Pegasus on May 31, 2012, 07:02:40 AM
Nice. Anodized finish is really a good idea. Magneto.
Forged crank (torsional stress) is probable.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on May 31, 2012, 07:27:00 AM
Correct you are sir!
I wasn't thinking magneto but you can see it on the flywheel.
Also the cool little floatless carb is on the top left. 
It's easy to see why this engine is so well respected. 

(http://www.sonexaircraft.com/images/products/aeroconversions/aerovee/AeroVee_Kit_Picture.jpg)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: Pegasus on May 31, 2012, 11:07:59 AM
Wishing for virtual reality rotation so I can see crank end, Splined ?
Carb looks pulse driven by crank case. Ref tube w90 elbow.
Carb would be set to run rich on decent. reduced power settings.
Durable detuned spec.
Cooling Duct inlet shape important.  Could run jugs out..
Dual coil...CDI box ?
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on May 31, 2012, 11:27:20 AM
Where's the oil cooler? 
Does it not need one with that hurricane blowing over the jugs?
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: Pegasus on May 31, 2012, 07:30:07 PM
Yep it needs an oil cooler and Mags...Its not running a altenator.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: jt on May 31, 2012, 11:07:47 PM
This post reminded me of my sisters ride in HS. It was green but this exact year / bodystyle.

(http://strumors.automobilemag.com/files/2009/06/18910666.jpeg)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on June 01, 2012, 05:47:40 AM
I always loved the look of the Karmann Ghias...there's a house a couple blocks north from me on S. Brevard Ave that has a rusted out one sitting under the car port...been there for as along as I can recall. 

People do some wild stuff to the Ghias too...check this one out:

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1305418 (http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1305418)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on June 01, 2012, 06:59:00 AM
Say what you will, the Ghia is one stylish vehicle.
You can clearly see Dr. Porche's hand in those lines.
:)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on June 01, 2012, 07:02:17 AM
They remind me of the old 356 "Bedpan" Porsche.

(http://images.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/pix/4351368.jpg)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on June 01, 2012, 09:48:00 AM
And another flat 4,
the Sube EA. 
Look familiar?  :)

(http://www.jodel.com/Images/subaru1.jpg)

Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on June 01, 2012, 10:03:19 AM
There are some folks that are putting the modern Subaru motors in the old VWs...pretty cool.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: jt on June 01, 2012, 10:10:36 AM
ahhhhhhhh a subaru!
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on June 01, 2012, 10:22:42 AM
Sube powered grail seeker.

(http://images.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/pix/4285843.jpg)

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1283822
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on June 01, 2012, 02:26:40 PM
That thing is dope!  I love the Syncros.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: jt on June 01, 2012, 08:13:41 PM
haha

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/521443_3131177447630_1510575577_32041657_22618738_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on June 03, 2012, 06:13:22 AM
Ha!  That Samba limo is funny.

Here's the pic I was looking for before about the guy with the subaru motor in the bus...

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/575314_394240350615312_100000880514678_1053626_2011550813_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: Pegasus on June 03, 2012, 12:47:27 PM
Cool power option.
I like stock...just seems to lose some character when Frankenstein is brought to life.

The knobs on his neck prob got him chicks although.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: Pegasus on June 03, 2012, 02:13:14 PM
Object of my obsession. Perfect pans. (Just got out from under and STILL cleaning the black enamel off of me) No glass... Heat treated, abraded, blasted, acid treated, primed and ratted black semi gloss then conformal coatings (RTV) on all fasteners.
Thing is they were clean with just surface rust when I started. Very solid metal.
Pans require so much attention and hours to keep pristine.
The rat rod tech that I used should serve well in the streets of Cocoa Beach.
Chassis has been shortened 8 1/8" with low porosity welds...trust me it's killer.
(http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/yy222/ThePegasusWing/ratpans.png)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on June 03, 2012, 03:00:19 PM
Damn that looks clean Tim!  Is that the underside of the buggy?
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on June 03, 2012, 08:13:45 PM
Obsession indeed.  You could eat off that.
Presuming of course that it was upsidedown.
Those pans weren't that nice when they came off the boat.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: jt on June 04, 2012, 05:01:18 AM
Quote
Heat treated, abraded, blasted, acid treated, primed and ratted black semi gloss then conformal coatings (RTV) on all fasteners.

Is this thing going to space or what?  :)

Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on June 04, 2012, 09:14:28 AM
I was wondering if they even made these anymore?
Guess not.   ???
ebay.

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/CP7717-NEW-SUNPRO-INDUCTIVE-TUNE-UP-KIT-TIMING-LIGHT-USA-DWELL-TACH-u-/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/$(KGrHqZ,!k4E9vwO7dG)BPd1OfrcWw~~60_12.JPG)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: Pegasus on June 05, 2012, 08:52:14 AM



Quote
Heat treated, abraded, blasted, acid treated, primed and ratted black semi gloss then conformal coatings (RTV) on all fasteners.
Is this thing going to space or what?  :)

This thing does NOT have any fasteners that flew in space 25 times.
Repeat Nope, nada.
I mean if it did, I guess the answer would be yes.
Nope not a one.

Space travel does require tech such as passivefide stainless steel and welds like in this (Man rated) roll bar.
(http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/yy222/ThePegasusWing/ROLLBARDETAIL-1.png)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on June 05, 2012, 09:16:29 AM
LOL!!!!  I won't tell.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on June 05, 2012, 06:26:08 PM
^Nor does it have nitrogen tetroxide* injection, right?   

 8)

(*makes regular nitrous look silly)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on June 05, 2012, 07:06:34 PM
I knew a bunch of the guys that worked in the testing lab on the Delta program and let's just say there was more than one muscle car there that had aerospace grade stainless hoses under the hood.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on June 07, 2012, 07:16:16 AM
Well I got my copy of the "Idiot's Guide to Keeping Your VW On The Road" and have been reading it...problem is I think I'm a little more of an idiot than the intended audience. :'(
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: Pegasus on June 07, 2012, 11:56:34 AM
Well I got my copy of the "Idiot's Guide to Keeping Your VW On The Road" and have been reading it...problem is I think I'm a little more of an idiot than the intended audience. :'(
Don't despair
There are many ways to get the tech to do the job.
I perfer a paper less method...as when setting up a new voltage regulator and polarizing the generator
(http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/yy222/ThePegasusWing/paperless.png)
Polarize that baby.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYg-8eqU15Y
Dude is fried.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on June 08, 2012, 06:46:17 AM
You're not supposed to read it.
Just treat it like a, um, newspaper,
and look at the pictures...

 ;D
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on June 08, 2012, 09:54:28 AM
That's cool Peg!

Yeah, I figured I would read through it first to kind of get a feel for the content but the more I get into it the more I think it's meant to be used as a reference guide when doing the actual repair or modification.  Besides, the plot and character development are terrible!  :)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on June 08, 2012, 10:33:44 AM
If you say so.
Some of us less refined types
are quite entertained by
predictable outcomes and
shallow characters. 
:D
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on June 08, 2012, 10:38:50 AM
And, found you a bus.  $3500 on craigs!
OK, it's not a '67,
But it IS a splittie!

(http://images.craigslist.org/5I95Na5E23Gf3Ia3N8c5a391ac111a1261ac0.jpg)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on July 07, 2012, 06:01:17 PM
Check it out...VW bus runs a 12.7 sec quarter mile.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hew0XpRUYN8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hew0XpRUYN8)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: Pegasus on July 08, 2012, 07:58:52 AM
Check it out...VW bus runs a 12.7 sec quarter mile.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hew0XpRUYN8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hew0XpRUYN8)
Glad to see a post here. I thought the picture of the SCATS bus was a sure thread killer.
Yea, that bus had a healthy run.
For some history search on "Empi Inch Pincher" Bench mark times and tuning of mills with Carb NON NOS.
Unless you are running non stock, performance prepared case halves, the cam journals take a beating. Good for only a few runs...
Good effort getting the bus down the line.
Don't know about the suspension on that type 2*, but if you got off center line and had to wrestle...I can only imagine the first couple of fish tails, then rolling. If you got slung out you would hope for up and out...


*
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on July 10, 2012, 11:35:54 AM
My old bus would do a quarter mile in 15 seconds sometimes,
of course that's after I got it up to 60...
 
::)

9AMthreadkiller
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on July 13, 2012, 07:21:19 AM
Holy cow the "Inch Pincher" was a runner man!

I think it's safe to say that VW's are not fast vehicles but it's pretty amazing what some of you all can do with them.

My hope is to just keep mine roadworthy...of course when I actually get one.  Might need some help the first time I have to do a valve adjustment.  :)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on July 13, 2012, 08:14:20 AM
I've been enjoying this blog lately.  I'm a little envious of this guy's freedom and adventure.

http://lefthome.wordpress.com/ (http://lefthome.wordpress.com/)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: jt on July 16, 2012, 11:33:08 AM
I have never seen one of those hitops on the road before! I think they actually look cooler than a normal bus. Definitely more functional.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on July 22, 2012, 05:52:59 AM
Nice bus on 2ndlite for $5K. 
Lowered and not a splittie
but local and the price is right.
http://www.2ndlight.com/fusetalk/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=5&threadid=140774&enterthread=y
:)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on July 22, 2012, 01:09:37 PM
Yeah for $5K that's a pretty decent deal.  And the early bay windows are gaining value in the VW collector market.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: jt on July 22, 2012, 01:28:25 PM
I would raise it back up!
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on July 22, 2012, 01:59:18 PM
People love "slammed" VWs.  And I admit the stock ride height is a little high on busses but when they get slammed so the bumpers are like 2" from the pavement is  a little silly looking.



Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on July 23, 2012, 06:52:09 AM
Quote
I would raise it back up!

It could be our baybeee and we'd raise it up to be good!

(http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/10/104470/2292111-626_stitch.png)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: Pegasus on July 24, 2012, 06:48:45 AM
The high stance of a bus is perfect to be able to maintain perform the general up keep of the pans and suspension. The stock ride is good for what the bus was intended for.
Here in Florida with the salt on the roads, keeping a daily driver will require getting under there on a regular basis.
Trust me on this one, German steel will go away fast.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on July 24, 2012, 07:16:27 AM
Tim, I know the body on your buggy is fiberglass/carbon fiber but what did you put on your frame?  Did you powder coat it or use some sort of rust inhibitor?
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on July 24, 2012, 09:50:10 AM
Up north in the rust belt
there were any number of companies
that would "rust proof" your car.
Some of the more reputable had almost a subscription like service
where you kept coming back annually and getting checked out.
They'd repair any rust and redo the coating,
then you were good to go for another winter.
Really good where road salt is common.
Ziebart was probably the best, a national chain.
Don't know if they have any local connections though.
:)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on July 24, 2012, 09:57:30 AM
I wonder if the salt air of the beach is as bad or worse than salt on the roads up north.  I have a 2006 Dodge station wagon that already has some rust forming on the roof (at the seam of the sunroof) and I have no doubt it's due to all the salt in the air.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on July 24, 2012, 10:54:57 AM
Yep, salt spray coats your windshield (and everything else)
with a really fine layer of salt that becomes brine in the early morning dew.
Seeps into every nook and cranny and becomes the perfect electrolyte
for galvanic (dissimilar metal) corrosion. 
Seams and welds take it on the chin.
:(

Fun Fact:  The Kennedy Space Center Corrosion Technology Lab is one of the
premier corrosion field research sites in the world.
(for exactly the same reasons that destroy your car.... :P )

http://corrosion.ksc.nasa.gov/

:)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: Pegasus on July 24, 2012, 10:55:28 AM
Tim, I know the body on your buggy is fiberglass/carbon fiber but what did you put on your frame?  Did you powder coat it or use some sort of rust inhibitor?

On the chassis, I used Rat Rod tech.
Rustoleum primers and satin black...
All coatings will need eventual stripping...so enamels are easiest to remove for maintenance.
I used bunch of different methods to strip...stripper, gas flame, abrading with wire brush and sand paper...Blasted a little but tended to stay away form it because of the dust getting into everything.
Then the metal got burned with Ospho until black.
Primed 2 coats then top coat 2 coats.
I ate the elephant one bite at a time...one part or area at a time.
The beauty of ratting is it is cheap, maintainable, and has proved out in a bunch of locals. North, South, West coast and east coast.
Go Rat for sure...
My method puts rat rod tech on all ferris metals...then corrosion resistant alloys on the mill...show quality on top and rat on the bottom.

Powder coats are tough and will look good and are expensive. corrosion will migrate under the coating...and will need eventual stripping.
Two part urethanes will work but are hard to remove also.

Do research on the rat rods tech...shaker can and brush top and bottom...you will love it. Stay away from high $ coatings.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on August 03, 2012, 12:26:52 PM
Splittie alert from 2ndlite.  11K?  Good grief.
(dude can't figure out how to post a pic either)
http://2ndlight.com/fusetalk/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=5&threadid=141348&enterthread=y
 ;D
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on August 03, 2012, 06:59:10 PM
Yeah, he's a little high IMO for that bus.  That's more like an $8K bus if you ask me.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: jt on August 04, 2012, 02:39:02 PM
I saw a VW bus at ponce inlet that was converted to look like an army personnel vehicle. It was all open. I couldnt get my camera phone out in time to take a pic...

Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on August 06, 2012, 07:54:03 AM
When I was in college I surfed with a guy
who's Dad was retired miliary and
had an ID so we could surf Dam Neck in VA Beach
away from the usual crowds. 

We thought it was funny that the guards had to salute us
because of the officer ID on the bus.

Anyway, it was an army green bus with a white roof
and the lunatic artist I roomed with
got creatively drugged one night and
painted giant white stars on each side of the bus,
"Commander Kill" on the driver's door below the window,
and a bunch of "kill" swastica's below the name like a fighter pilot would have.

Thank goodness the paint was washable. 
I thought there was going to be blood for sure. 
:)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: Pegasus on August 29, 2012, 06:18:13 AM
Brakes
What fun, Emergency brakes cable sheaths rusted to the cable creating a mess..
Thanks to
Marks Motor Werks, Frances St. So Cocoa Beach.
and
Steve @ Space Coast Imports. West Melbourne on Old NASA Blvd
for the help getting back into OEM.
These guys are the go to...Steve has lifts, and Mark is so local.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on August 29, 2012, 06:31:31 AM
Cool, I work right near Steve's shop and live right up the road form Mark's shop!

I think I need to adjust the valves on the bus...she's running a tiny bit rough.  :(
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on August 29, 2012, 07:08:58 AM
FWIW, in my experience, misadjusted valves make it run weak, not rough.
Try spark instead, new cap and rotor, points, plugs and wires. 

And of course,
this is totally worthless
WITHOUT PICS!!!!!
 :soapbox:

 :D

edit:  Oops, forgot the condenser; presuming of course that you have a traditional stock ignition system. 
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: Pegasus on August 29, 2012, 10:11:37 AM
Do all.
Visit and put all things to spec.
You can replace and adjust parts to spec.
But do all at one run through.
look for air leaks
Valves, key timing thing.
Fuel Filter
Plugs
Wires (Plugs)
Coil
Condenser while you are at it.
Rotor
Points (I love)
Timing < do this...don't guess by ear.
Carb(s) check the jets and put air idle on spec.
If you nail (spec) all together, then a electrical issue is not sending you down a carb path or vice a versa
Some times several things slightly out of spec stacking to make a rough running mill. So do all.
 
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on August 29, 2012, 12:05:22 PM
And don't forget the air freshener!!!
(http://tvrecappersanonymous.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/tree-fresh.jpg)

Sorry, it's a Click and Clack thing...
;D
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: Pegasus on August 29, 2012, 12:16:26 PM
Click and Clack have retired. bummer.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on August 29, 2012, 12:31:48 PM
^True. 
This is a great loss for humanity.
Those who can diagnose a car
over the phone
knowing only it's make, model year and color
are Zen Masters
on a whole different plane of awareness.
 8)

"Yer Driving a Sled for Cryin' out Loud!"
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on August 29, 2012, 12:50:06 PM
Those guy were funny.  Their podcasts are still available on itunes.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: jt on August 30, 2012, 03:04:15 PM
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/539341_10151170387018234_645879158_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on September 14, 2012, 01:41:57 PM
Ya.  I don't know why but
VW means bus
and bus means camping
and this
is camping.
(dang I want it)

Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: jt on September 15, 2012, 06:58:52 AM
Ha! its actually more functional that way, you could put more junk in front of it.

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Post by: ccb_dan on September 15, 2012, 07:02:11 AM
I like it!
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Post by: 9AMdp on September 15, 2012, 09:35:03 PM
Junk, on my porch?!?
Sir, I intend to hang Christmas light around there
get me a couple plastic lawn chairs and sit on my "porch"
drinking cheap beer and playing banjo tunes, albeit badly.
 ;D
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: jt on September 16, 2012, 07:58:50 AM
I actually had envisioned coolers of something.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on September 19, 2012, 10:01:11 AM
Spotted Tim going down A1A in his buggy...  ;D

(http://www.airmighty.com/index/Gallery/albums/SCC_Event_2010/IMG_5405.jpg)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: Pegasus on September 21, 2012, 06:17:54 AM
Pic of the buggy between a run. Super dialed in. Preparing for a campaign on Tail of the Dragon in NC 2nd week of October. The buggy is tight and super to drive. Snap the throttle and hang on.
(http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/yy222/ThePegasusWing/dunebuggyii_zpsf86c3af4.png)
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Post by: ccb_dan on September 21, 2012, 09:19:15 AM
I heard you pass us last week on A1A, we were biking by Snug Harbor.  That thing sounds like an animal!  I hope to get my bus dialed in like that eventually.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: jt on September 22, 2012, 09:57:26 AM
Man.. That is the perfect inlet vehicle. It would be hard to get stuck in that!

Tail of the dragon! Have fun. My family used to go ride up there every year.

I like your rack that you have rigged there btw.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: Pegasus on September 26, 2012, 06:04:15 AM
Tail of the dragon.
Here is a Discovery Channel "Hell Road" video that decribes pretty well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K16YnmJN0fc
Have run the road before with the buggy but this time with a fresh rebuild and the pumped engine
Mixing CAM 2 for 100 octane to handle the altitude.
(http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/yy222/ThePegasusWing/tailofthedragon.png)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on September 27, 2012, 05:49:09 AM
Did you say you were gonna mount a camera on the roll bar for the run?  That would be cool, possibly nauseating but cool.  :)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: Pegasus on September 27, 2012, 07:54:37 AM
^ Yep working on a mount right now.
It's cool and not too sickening. Probably boring to most non gear heads.
Anyway here is a lotus 7 running the Dragon area. Very similar to the buggy with open wheel / open cockpit / handling /rollbar. This will give a feel to driving at speed on those roads.
The object is not to become road kill.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H69gkJbhxjg
(http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/yy222/ThePegasusWing/lotus7.png)
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Post by: ccb_dan on September 27, 2012, 08:04:48 AM
Cool!   8)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: Pegasus on October 01, 2012, 06:27:47 AM
Out... fogged, detonated, 69 speedo
In... revamped 76 speedo. 
(http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/yy222/ThePegasusWing/oldnew.png)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on October 01, 2012, 07:08:01 AM
Looks good!
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: Pegasus on October 01, 2012, 07:11:38 AM
Got it at Wagen Werks. Very resonable. They have stuff no one else has.
Cool people too.
http://www.vw-wagenwerks.com/servlet/StoreFront
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on October 01, 2012, 07:56:28 AM
The original 1965 VDO speedo in my bus is working pretty well so far which really surprised me.  Now the gas gauge is a different story.  I got a new sending unit but the gauge is reading FULL all the time no matter what.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on October 02, 2012, 09:41:22 AM
Gotta love the optimism!!!
 ;D
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Post by: ccb_dan on October 02, 2012, 10:41:17 AM
funny.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on October 02, 2012, 11:05:37 AM
Sorry Dan!  Writing today and it's a chore for some reason.

If I remember right, the VW old gauge is short for full tank and about 100 ohms for empty at the sender. 
You may have a short (no resistance) on the gauge between the two.

Or fill the tank, check the odo and figure around 20mpg.
It'll get better than that (I hope) but 20 is safe and easy to divide...

;D
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: Pegasus on October 02, 2012, 11:30:23 AM
The thing (rectangular) that has the red wire is the resistor for my gauge. (it is not the gauge vibrate) It is inline with the sender.
I transfered it from my old gauge to the revamp. Most VDO gauges fail full scale. VW diagrams do not always show this thing.
(http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/yy222/ThePegasusWing/vdo2.png)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: Pegasus on October 06, 2012, 06:38:12 AM
Where I will be spending a good portion of the next week or so.
http://www.tailofthedragon.com/
Our cabin...
http://www.snowbirdescape.com/
(http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/yy222/ThePegasusWing/vwcockpit.png)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on October 07, 2012, 05:23:47 PM
Wow, that cabin is gorgeous! 

Have fun and be safe on the road!
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Post by: jt on October 08, 2012, 10:32:48 AM
I bet he has airbags rigged on that thing.  :ya-ok:
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: Pegasus on October 09, 2012, 08:54:52 AM
Dragon run shortly. I will post up some photos.
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Post by: ccb_dan on October 09, 2012, 10:31:40 AM
Woot!
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: Pegasus on October 10, 2012, 08:31:32 AM
Air temp 45, ended up flogging it pretty well.  Silencers out, exhaust all opened up. 2nd synchromesh still hanging in. Running about 100 octane. The bikers seem to like the buggy...I can keep up with some in the corners...they pull away outside of them. Today, Hill climb to over 5280 ft.
Will have more time to post later. Hitting it again today
(http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/yy222/ThePegasusWing/Dealsgap.png)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on October 10, 2012, 08:40:47 AM
Awesome!!!!

Great pic too!

What is your suspension setup?
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: Pegasus on October 10, 2012, 09:04:37 AM
Awesome!!!!

Great pic too!

What is your suspension setup?
Stock, with koni gas shocks. When you take 750lbs of body off the suspension is unloaded. I also keep the buggy on blocks when not being used....it seems to keep the torsions bars fresh by unloading, it takes me no time to drop on the wheels.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on October 10, 2012, 09:13:55 AM
Did you have to reset the torsion bars after unloading
to keep her from being pigeon toed? 
Great looking ride!
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: Pegasus on October 10, 2012, 09:31:38 AM
Did you have to reset the torsion bars after unloading
to keep her from being pigeon toed? 
Great looking ride!
The front stays true and the rear IRS stays even. I was wondering the same thing. The steering box is very sloppy up in the air but tightens when down. So far good geometry. I do need to get more skilled in caster and camber. I will be breaking out the chains this year for rear end servicing. Going to freshen up the bushings etc...Gonna be a mess me for figuring it out. Seems I have to do things twice to get it right.
Gonna go hit the Mountains now...object, not to become ROAD KILL.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: jt on October 10, 2012, 10:52:22 AM
Sick. I could see you tagging behind a bunch of cycles in that thing! Nice weather for a ride really.

My cycle loved that cold air. I had that GP exhaust on it (no sound buffer), and the valves needed to be adjusted so every now and then tripping through the gears it would shoot out a decent flame. At night I could see it out of the corner of my eyes. Anyways.. enough about my cycle flashback.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on October 10, 2012, 01:59:37 PM
I had a knock kneed bus that I adjusted the torsion bars on.
What an ordeal, I must have done the 5 times over a summer
trying to get them right.
I made every angle except flat and level.   :)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: nuttjelly on October 10, 2012, 03:56:11 PM
Spanish house 1992 I was doing mach 5 on a bomb left my friends eyes popping out as I was on course for him. He bailed his board and my skeggs took 3" off his Action tail. No way in hell I was missing the rest of that left. It was a long ride home
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on October 10, 2012, 07:10:29 PM
^stock Solex carb Nutt?   8)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: shadow on October 10, 2012, 07:48:45 PM
Spanish house 1992 I was doing mach 5 on a bomb left my friends eyes popping out as I was on course for him. He bailed his board and my skeggs took 3" off his Action tail. No way in hell I was missing the rest of that left. It was a long ride home
ROALMFAO


Total BULLshit  and on the wrong thread even.   Mach 5 lol. :surfgod:
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: shadow on October 10, 2012, 07:53:15 PM
Good stuff Pegasus, and great pics!   Sorry about the thread jack! 

Let's see some video of the turns in the buggy if you get a chance.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: nuttjelly on October 10, 2012, 08:57:10 PM
damn phone post!

9r stock carb...

Peggy- you trailer your whip up there or drove it nazi style 7hrs? I'm sure dem good ol Georgia troopers stopped you...
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on October 11, 2012, 04:51:00 AM
^stock Solex carb Nutt?   8)

Tom's under the radar sense of humor strikes again... ;D
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: Pegasus on October 11, 2012, 08:14:02 AM
Good stuff Pegasus, and great pics!   Sorry about the thread jack! 

Let's see some video of the turns in the buggy if you get a chance.
Don't apologize...
Nitwit Jelly has been attending the roach eating contests around the state...and has to be tolerated.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/ondeadline/2012/10/08/roach-eating-contest-death/1621507/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+UsatodaycomNation-TopStories+(News+-+Nation+-+Top+Stories)
Hill climb pics...temp 36, up into the clouds, frost on our beanies, 5377ft.
I will kick out some video, tonight. Conditions today are perfect for hitting the Dragon.
(http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/yy222/ThePegasusWing/hillclimb.png)
(http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/yy222/ThePegasusWing/hillclimb2.png)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: nuttjelly on October 11, 2012, 08:21:02 AM
Flaming Dragon?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DhPL9DhIJ0
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on October 11, 2012, 08:26:22 AM
Dang Peg I didn't realize where you were until that last pic.
When I was in elementary school, my Dad was a USFS Ranger on Monogahela Ntl Forest.
We lived in the ranger house on Lake Santeetlah.
Man you really are in a nice place!!!

:)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on October 11, 2012, 08:44:38 AM
I'm loving these pics!  Can't wait for video!

On a semi related note, I had my friend do some tweaking on my bus and it is running better than ever!  Just need to put in a beefier accelerator cable, replace the pass headlight bulb and I'm good to go!

Course it still needs a CLR bath to get off all the grime and I have to lay in some Dynamat then replace the interior panels.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: Pegasus on October 11, 2012, 08:55:51 PM
JT, did a late evening run on the Dragon and saw several bikes with flames when they would approach the corners. It was really cool to tuck in behind the bikes in the twilight.
9am, I went by your old ranger house on a run around the lake. This place is special for sure.
Below is a shot by one of the local photogs that hang out in the turns. The suspension is at it's limits. The outside compressed and the inside was trying to lift. I know it lifted on some of the turns. I flogged the car as hard as I could and was just about as fast as enyone else. Gonna install another gearbox and up the hp this year for my next campaign. The rear meats were starting to make some noise as the car tried to drift. Over 500 miles of this shit...Man are my arms tired.
The only problems was crap pump gas... I had to boost the octane to 100+ or the mill would not idle and run like crap. Today I really spiked the fuel and flew.
The last shot is on the Chreohala Skyway, Finally the weather cleared and I could get over the Mountain to the falls.
Gotta say that surf culture really contrasts to the bikers up here. They dig it.
I have heard a few "Gnarely Dude" comments.
Videos are in work. Had 2 cameras running. (see left side roll bar)
(http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/yy222/ThePegasusWing/tailfrontend.png)
(http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/yy222/ThePegasusWing/tailassend.png)
(http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/yy222/ThePegasusWing/fallstc.png)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on October 12, 2012, 06:28:22 AM
Awesome shots!  I love how you're leaning in on that turn...very cool.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on October 12, 2012, 06:30:50 AM
That first pic the front does look like it's reached the limit of travel
and the tire is actually expanded. All the work (of keeping the car on the road!!!)
being done by the outside tire.
"EEEEEEK!"  (tire and passenger)
:D
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: nuttjelly on October 12, 2012, 07:22:38 AM
Did you trailer it up to NC?
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: Pegasus on October 12, 2012, 02:51:19 PM
Did you trailer it up to NC?
trailer, in Ga,on the side of the road, tightening the wheel straps, right now. Trucks blowing by and shaving me.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: jt on October 12, 2012, 11:43:32 PM
Good shots! I hope everyone rode safe!
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: Pegasus on October 15, 2012, 01:04:04 PM
Short flick on the Dragon. These driving videos can be boring to some, but we hit it pretty hard.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN4bvqP90J8&feature=g-upl
(http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/yy222/ThePegasusWing/tailvid.png)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: RoosterJaws on October 15, 2012, 04:13:55 PM
 ::evil
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: jt on October 15, 2012, 08:55:10 PM
10 and 2!!! Looks fun!

I wouldve never left 2nd or 3rd gear on the cycle!
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on October 16, 2012, 04:58:52 AM
Good Lord Tim that thing sounds like a race car with the exhaust opened up!  Killer vid!   8)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on October 16, 2012, 06:23:44 AM
Dang! I forgot to look at this when I got home.
Not at work...
:(
Gotta tie a string on my finger or something. 
Stupid CRS.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on October 16, 2012, 06:55:10 AM
I linked it in the "Buggy" section of TheSamba...those guys will froth over it.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: shadow on October 16, 2012, 03:59:25 PM
Sick vid!
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: Pegasus on October 18, 2012, 06:32:28 AM
Buggy is back on the blocks. Disassembly for next set of mods. Taller 2nd gear and a 2300cc short block...balanced.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: jt on October 23, 2012, 02:51:15 PM
heheh
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on October 24, 2012, 04:53:31 AM
Buggy is back on the blocks. Disassembly for next set of mods. Taller 2nd gear and a 2300cc short block...balanced.

Holy cow...2300?!?!?!

Cool pumpkin JT!
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on October 24, 2012, 06:45:59 AM
any more displacement and
you're gonna have to add cylinders  8)

Nice Bus-o-Lantern!!

:)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: jt on October 24, 2012, 12:26:00 PM
you guys totally planted this seed where, I see buses and VWs (non late model) everywhere now!

Its like when I got my nissan, started seeing them all over the place! well... I noticed them.

Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on October 24, 2012, 12:40:06 PM
Took mine for a spin yesterday...running really good.  I just need to sort out some minor electrical issues, change the throttle cable out for a heavy duty one then I can start driving it regularly.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: Pegasus on October 24, 2012, 07:22:23 PM
Great looking orange gourd.
Dan I saw the bus when I was driving by with the buggy.Looked solid. Electrical issues are part of the deal keeping these things alive.
JT get one. They are still cheap to keep on the road.
Below is a desire that I will obtain. All options are on the table.
(http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/yy222/ThePegasusWing/transmission.png)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on October 26, 2012, 07:15:04 AM
Had to google Wright.
Dang that's beautiful stuff.
 :)
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: jt on October 30, 2012, 12:01:28 PM
Just reconnected with a friend who I had not spoke too in 15 years. He tells me he spent a considerable amount of time traveling cross country in a camper bus. He said he spent even more time working on the bus! haha. Thats how you meet people though, and he had a good time doing it. The journey is the destination sort of thing. He doesnt surf, he skates..

I asked him to send me pics.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: brownbus on November 09, 2012, 08:26:45 PM
Dan

did I miss the pics of your bus?
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on November 12, 2012, 10:46:43 AM
Nah, I haven't posted up any pics yet...she's a work in progress.  I just recently got her running good.  I have to shine it up and get some good pics.  She's sporting about 50% OG paint so it looks rough but I like it.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on November 13, 2012, 05:26:05 PM
Sum pics of my Vee Dub...

Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: Pegasus on November 13, 2012, 06:11:22 PM
Ahhh,,,that's so sweet. Safari shields. Great straight body. Stance and height is good. And it's ready for some resto treatment. Nice Vehical.
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: nuttjelly on November 13, 2012, 06:53:29 PM
Most excellent Dan  ::evil :clap
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: 9AMdp on November 14, 2012, 07:15:49 AM
Dang Dan! 
That thing is dripping
as much soul
as it is oil!
A beauty!!!
 ;D
Title: Re: Any Volkswagen Experts?
Post by: ccb_dan on November 14, 2012, 08:19:28 AM
Thanks guys.  I really like it a lot...tons of fun to drive, especially with the safaris open!

It's very solid with only some minor rust issues.  The frame is really solid.  Cargo floor needs some love and the long rocker on the driver's side but other than that, for 47 years old it is in great shape. 

The motor runs really strong...no problem running 55+ down A1A.  It leaks oil at the driver's side valve cover which I am hoping is just a bad valve cover gasket.

My plan is to replace the rusty areas with replacement metal (hence the welding questions earlier!), assemble a budget camper interior and then take her camping!
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Post by: RoosterJaws on November 14, 2012, 08:26:07 AM
That thing is SWEET!

I can picture Shadow & NJ falling out the side door....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWiYphJUS7Q
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Post by: jt on November 14, 2012, 09:49:52 AM
Nice. Is it lowered?

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Post by: ccb_dan on November 14, 2012, 10:13:14 AM
Yeah, the previous owner lowered it.  I like the look but it is not functional at all...I scrape everywhere.  I'll probably put it back to stock height eventually.
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Post by: brownbus on November 14, 2012, 10:23:44 AM
NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNicceeeee!!!!!

really nice
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Post by: ccb_dan on November 14, 2012, 10:30:31 AM
Thanks...do you still have yours?

Are you back in CB or are you in NC?
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Post by: brownbus on November 18, 2012, 05:55:45 PM
Yep, still have ours. We are still in NC, but, now in Wilmington...
(http://images.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/920018.jpg)
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Post by: ccb_dan on November 18, 2012, 06:46:23 PM
That bus is so cool.  Did you make the tie dye pop up canvas or can you buy it like that?
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Post by: Pegasus on November 19, 2012, 06:22:55 AM
Great looking Bus Brown Bus. Looks like a O club sunrise.
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Post by: 9AMdp on November 19, 2012, 08:13:21 AM
"Goin' where the climate suits my clooooths,
Ain't gonna be treated this a way!"

Love that bus Bus!
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Post by: brownbus on November 28, 2012, 01:10:03 PM
No Club full moon rise....
Dan, a guy in Virginia that did dyes for bands and such dyed it for me. 
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Post by: ccb_dan on November 28, 2012, 01:56:59 PM
She's a beauty man.  I really like it.

I am in the midst of going through my electrical a little bit.  Started out replacing the headlights (no easy chore with old school sealed beam bulbs) and now I'm into replacing/rewiring the fuse block.
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Post by: nuttjelly on November 29, 2012, 08:54:40 AM
VW being launched in China now.
This is a single-seat car.

The power plant is a one cylinder diesel, positioned ahead of the rear axle and combined with an automatic shift controlled by a knob in the interior.

258 mpg

Safety was not compromised as the impact and roll-over protection is comparable to the GT racing cars.

Gas tank capacity = 1.7 gallons
Speed = 62 - 74.6 Miles/hour
Fuel efficiency = 258 miles/gallon
Travel distance with a full tank = 404 miles

Will be selling for 4000 Yuan, equivalent to US $600.  :eek:

(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/Nuttjelly/vw1.jpeg)

(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/Nuttjelly/vw3.jpeg)

(http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq195/Nuttjelly/vw2.jpeg)

 
 
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Post by: ccb_dan on November 29, 2012, 09:15:41 AM
Why can't WE have a $600, 250mpg car in America? 

I'd buy that thing in a second for $600.
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Post by: nuttjelly on November 29, 2012, 09:22:41 AM
Why can't WE have a $600, 250mpg car in America? 

I'd buy that thing in a second for $600.

me too! My guess would be the US oil industry is against it, unless they can charge $24.80 a gallon diesel to offset their margins. lol
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Post by: 9AMdp on November 29, 2012, 10:58:56 AM
Ah, you're just a couple zeros away from the 2013 Car of the Year;
a 90mpg (gas equivalent)
0-60 in 3.9 sec
4 seater
made in USA
zero emission
bomber.
What's a couple zeros anyway?
Nothing ain't worth nothin', but it's free.  ;D

(I'm waiting for the wagon version....)


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0d/Model_S.jpg/800px-Model_S.jpg)
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Post by: jt on March 21, 2013, 02:58:15 PM
You should do this to your bus danO... :)

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/539796_570040839690278_301869716_n.jpg)
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Post by: Pegasus on May 07, 2013, 10:48:39 AM
Her hotness. My wife is very cool. I love driving the Great State of Florida in my Dune Buggy with her by my side. Sweet ride.
(http://i794.photobucket.com/albums/yy222/ThePegasusWing/herhotness_zps8dd5116c.png) (http://s794.photobucket.com/user/ThePegasusWing/media/herhotness_zps8dd5116c.png.html)
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Post by: big rick on May 08, 2013, 06:43:50 PM
Ah, you're just a couple zeros away from the 2013 Car of the Year;
a 90mpg (gas equivalent)
0-60 in 3.9 sec
4 seater
made in USA
zero emission
bomber.
What's a couple zeros anyway?
Nothing ain't worth nothin', but it's free.  ;D

(I'm waiting for the wagon version....)


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0d/Model_S.jpg/800px-Model_S.jpg)

I got cut off by one of these yesterday for no reason
Sweet ride
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Post by: jt on February 01, 2014, 10:02:12 PM
2014?

http://www.caranddriver.com/features/2014-volkswagen-microbus

By 2016 I'll only have one in college
so maybe I will be able to afford a used one?
 ;)

http://www.latescar.com/volkswagen-microbus-2014-price-and-release-date/

(http://latescar.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Volkswagen-Microbus-2014.jpg)
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Post by: 9AMdp on February 04, 2014, 08:13:57 AM
Oh my! 

Couple thing I love those dang Germans for:
1st, they give you the option of economy (TDI six speed baby!) or true supercar power (2000hp?).    ::)

Quote
Further, 170 h 2.5 liter in five-cylinder, 2000 hp 2.0 liter turbo-four and 140 hp 2.0 liter TDI turbodiesel-four will equipped by Front wheel Drive. The six-speed manual and six-speed automatic function are both available.

and 2nd, because they're next door and access to the CERN supercollider,
those crafty Germans have harnessed the power of the Higgs boson to
give you an option for an uber-gravity strapless surf rack!!!

I want mine like that!!!!!

;D ;D ;D
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Post by: big rick on February 04, 2014, 02:56:29 PM
this reminds me of my previa
sans the stickers and space shuttle nose

(http://www.whispbar.co.nz/images/visualiser/198182_5)
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Post by: jt on October 29, 2014, 02:25:40 PM
The guy down the street has one of those brown later model vdub buses (1980s?). Its for sale. I will snag a pic next time I drive by. I think it even has A/C. 
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Post by: jt on October 31, 2014, 10:59:28 PM
The guy down the street has one of those brown later model vdub buses (1980s?). Its for sale. I will snag a pic next time I drive by. I think it even has A/C.

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Post by: 9AMdp on November 02, 2014, 07:05:32 PM
It's funny that the bus has a Marine Corps tag and stickers.
My undergrad buddy John's Dad was Marine Col. and had a bus. 
We'd surf Dam Neck in VA Beach (undergrad at ODU) because John could get us in.
The guards apparently had to salute because the sticker on the bus indicated officer.
Pretty entertaining to a bunch of punk surfers.
 :P
What is it with Marines and VW's? 
:)
Nice bus btw.
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Post by: jt on November 03, 2014, 09:44:41 AM
Good question, this guy used it to go to the beach (which some rust shows that). I just met the guy though. He about tore my hand off when he shook it. Dude has a real M16 hanging up in his garage. heh heh. The VW has a new motor / tranny / shocks / breaks. The body has 140k on it with a little rust in some spots but on the whole it looked OK from what I can tell. He is asking 8K...  :eek: :eek:
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Post by: ccb_dan on November 03, 2014, 11:43:27 AM
$8K for a non camper Vanagon is waaaay too much.  For that price it should be a camper in good condition.
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Post by: jt on November 03, 2014, 12:26:25 PM
Yeah.. I thought so too.
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Post by: ccb_dan on November 05, 2014, 09:47:35 AM
They are rad though.  But as far as the Vanagons go the one to have is the Syncro Westy.  Those are sweet!
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Post by: 9AMdp on November 05, 2014, 12:52:55 PM
I went poking around through the Samba again
as I am wont to do after somebody says "bus"
and that bus is probably priced about right
on the Samba scale, admittedly a bit high.
Plenty on there for $20K+
 ::)
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Post by: ccb_dan on November 05, 2014, 01:31:34 PM
This thing is sweet!  Standard sunroof busses are super rare!

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1577649 (http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1577649)
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Post by: jt on November 05, 2014, 01:43:49 PM
25K for a bus though? wow.. I would want it completely restored for that much, like gas monkey style with air shocks and the whole 9.

I saw a vanagon that was rhinolined on that site for 5500 that looked sweet. You could get a custom jeep in good shape for 25k.
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Post by: 9AMdp on November 05, 2014, 02:50:58 PM
And while we're dreaming, why not a TDI bus
already set up for veggie oil?
It'll pay for itself in fuel savings I'm sure!
 ::)

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1678741
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Post by: ccb_dan on November 05, 2014, 02:51:49 PM
Yup, split window VW busses are gigantic money right now. 

I still dig the Sycnros....so cool!
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Post by: jt on November 05, 2014, 03:56:58 PM
Wow that thing is sweet too. I had to close that site, it was like vw porn. I have to do *some* work today.

J
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Post by: 9AMdp on March 17, 2015, 01:15:55 PM
VW antifreeze is pink.
(My middlest has a new beetle.)
I know I knew that,
I just forgot.
Green is the old stuff.
Orange is the new stuff.
Red is for Toyotas
and VW's is pink.
Dang, it's a FL sunset of antifreeze. 
:)
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Post by: jt on September 19, 2015, 11:16:34 PM
check this... its not blown, looks like its got a kit on it....  This looks like a "fishing" vehicle, like the farmtruck.
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Post by: jt on September 19, 2015, 11:17:38 PM
....
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Post by: ccb_dan on September 20, 2015, 06:04:09 AM
Oh man, the VW purists must HATE that thing!  Not my cup of tea but it is pretty rad, you have to appreciate the engineering involved in that.  I bet the lope of the cam and those headers give it away though. 
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Post by: jt on September 20, 2015, 08:30:12 AM
I dont know how it sounds, my buddy Moe took the pic somewhere in cocoa...  It might sound tame with with that muffler on it. Those headers are awesome.

I personally would have the front covered chrome moly tubes. Its not a vehicle I want to do fast accelerations in by default hahaha
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Post by: 9AMdp on September 21, 2015, 09:14:22 AM
I wonder if this one has the same
air emission problems I heard about
on the news...
 ::)
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Post by: big rick on September 23, 2015, 04:54:50 AM
It's actually cleaner