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Post by peregrine67 on Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:59 pm

Nope. She's running strong. And the fuel filter is clear.
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Post by buggin70 on Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:15 pm

peregrine67 wrote:Nope. She's running strong. And the fuel filter is clear.

alright cool
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Post by ASBug on Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:07 pm

peregrine67 wrote:Nope. She's running strong. And the fuel filter is clear.
good job!
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Post by peregrine67 on Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:46 am

Now that I'm actually driving her again the priority on my to do list is shifting.
New tires.
Check and clean brakes.
Start working on body rust issues.
Fix the wiper motor.
Replace canvas.
Replace turn signal bulbs.
Cover the seats.
Clean and dye curtains.
Fix cabinets.
Install a radio (should I use the 8 track I took out of it?)
etc.
etc.
etc.
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Post by Grifspop on Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:38 am

Install a radio (should I use the 8 track I took out of it?)


8 Track?? they still make tapes for those??
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Post by peregrine67 on Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:27 am

Grifspop wrote:8 Track?? they still make tapes for those??

I still see them at Goodwill every now and then. I used to pick them up just for giggles but they were never in good enough shape to actually play.
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Post by DOODLE BUGG on Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:04 am

glad you got it going i used to use bb's in my motorcycle tanks till one sparked an shot a flame out the gas hole i thought i had it rinced out good enough i didnt affraid
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Post by ASBug on Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:12 am

Grifspop wrote:Install a radio (should I use the 8 track I took out of it?)


8 Track?? they still make tapes for those??
Does it still work.
I had thought of getting an 8 track for the ASBug and some Doobie Bros. and CCR tapes for the drive...
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Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:26 am

peregrine67 wrote: Then I filled it with rice and vinegar, taped all the holes closed and shook it for a good 30 minutes until the rice was tender and I served that with a rosemary chicken breast that I cooked on the heads. BON APPETIT!
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Post by DOODLE BUGG on Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:34 am

71_georgia_beetle wrote:
peregrine67 wrote: Then I filled it with rice and vinegar, taped all the holes closed and shook it for a good 30 minutes until the rice was tender and I served that with a rosemary chicken breast that I cooked on the heads. BON APPETIT!
i thought he was dooshing it but chicken does sound good now maybe ill come over fo some westy chicken latter affraid
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Post by peregrine67 on Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:51 am

Yeah, I was wondering how long it would take before somebody made a cooking joke. Y'all did not dissappoint.
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Post by peregrine67 on Sat Jun 19, 2010 2:16 pm

Bought some tires from ASBug this morning. I'll get 'em mounted on Monday and take her for a drive after work.
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Post by peregrine67 on Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:05 pm

If it ain't one thing it's about five others. I took her for a drive today. I think I got the fuel issue solved but now she has a little knock when I let off of the gas. Suspension? Brakes?
Suggestions?
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Post by zabo on Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:50 pm

engine knock? or just rolling knock?
id check the cv's
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Post by peregrine67 on Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:54 pm

rolling knock. It doesn't do it under acceleration, only when I let off the gas.
Okay, I've never inspected CV joints before. What do I look for?

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Post by peregrine67 on Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:47 pm

Jacked the bus up to put it on jacks stands and inspect my axles and CV joints. Trying to figure out where the clunking sound was coming from. Turns out the left rear lug nuts were dangerously loose, not even snug up to the wheel. I have no idea how that happened.
Tightened them up and no more clunking sound.
Looks like I'll be returning the axles I bought unless somebody else wants to buy them form me.
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Post by peregrine67 on Sun Jul 04, 2010 5:29 pm

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Just posted this shot to show ASBug the new tires mounted on my newly painted wheels.

It was just a brake job on Saturday and I'll be working on sewing a new canvas this week.
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Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Mon Jul 05, 2010 1:10 pm

I like that camo tent.......it blends in so well.
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Post by DOODLE BUGG on Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:16 pm

that's that invisible cloth like they made the kings clothes with in that old storie
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Post by DiggerD on Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:50 pm

Nice progress!! It's really coming along nicely....... Cool



And yeah, loose lugnuts aint no joke..........don't ask how I know. Wink
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Post by peregrine67 on Tue Jul 06, 2010 6:40 am

71_georgia_beetle wrote:I like that camo tent.......it blends in so well.
You like that? I have 8 yards of yellow canvas at home and once I get the mechanicals in good shape I was gonna get to work sewing a new tent. But hey, if everybody likes the camo version....
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Post by peregrine67 on Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:56 pm

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A buddy of mine had an early 60s Westfalia when he was growing up. He hasn't seen the bus for decades, but last weekend he found these canvas tarps from it in storage at his mom's house. Since they no longer had the bus he donated them to live on in mine.
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Post by dlandvw3 on Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:47 pm

Wow, that's amazing progress...and yes, she looks identical to the find we got...same year, same color, same plaid!
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Post by peregrine67 on Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:06 pm

I am completely pounding my head against the wall right now. ARRRRGGGGGHHHH!!!!!
I took the whole fuel system apart, all the way from the gas tank. I put a piece of hose on each side of the fuel pump and got it to pump gas in and out of a bottle. Then when I hooked everything back together it doesn't work. So I take it off and wire it straight to the battery and it works just fine. But now when I hook it up to the leads again it doesn't pump.
What do you think? A short in the connector or something?
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:09 pm

ground problem?

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