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Post by LB Bedwell on Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:20 am

ran across this turd a few months back and have been pretty busy with it and just never got around to posting it, bought it from a lady in Albany sight unseen and sent a buddy to pick it up, it had been sitting in the same spot since 1993 through a divorce where the ex-husband came and stole "the brand new engine and tranny he bought" but he left all the interior and the bus was surrounded by brush and had a sweet coat of moss that kept it pretty well protected from time, the nose of the bus was the only exposed part and it has paid the price of time.79 Riviera "useliss" Img0061079 Riviera "useliss" Img0061179 Riviera "useliss" Img0061279 Riviera "useliss" Img0061379 Riviera "useliss" Img0061479 Riviera "useliss" Img0061579 Riviera "useliss" Img0061679 Riviera "useliss" Img0051079 Riviera "useliss" Img0071079 Riviera "useliss" Huntsv2179 Riviera "useliss" Huntsv22
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Post by Hookdriver on Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:41 pm

That is awesome. Should clean up nicely.
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Post by rpm750 on Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:08 am

A Riviera is on my list. Looks good Lance, get it ready for BAP. Nice find.
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Post by zabo on Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:21 am

love it - nice job cleaning it up- going with a FI engine?
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Post by Jon65 on Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:21 pm

Awesome. Really cleaned up nice.

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Post by LB Bedwell on Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:23 pm

rpm750 wrote:A Riviera is on my list. Looks good Lance, get it ready for BAP. Nice find.
well I say a few months ago its been a bit longer Ive put about 1000 miles on it and have been working it out, re-did the jump seat, now about to work the fabrics, I should be ready for BAP79 Riviera "useliss" Huntsv23
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Post by LB Bedwell on Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:30 pm

zabo wrote:love it - nice job cleaning it up- going with a FI engine?
No since the PO cleaned everything out of the engine bay, I had a 1800 built and used the Weber conversion, and had the tank redone and had the second port blocked off, however the conversion did not come with the risers, and only came with gaskets to the heads so I figured it was all it needed and I have been fighting an air leak because of it, I have the right risers now, and will try to tackle the install later today to get her back going, been frustrating trying to figure out the problem since I ruled out this scenario with purchasing an all inclusive kit.79 Riviera "useliss" Huntsv24
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Post by LB Bedwell on Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:53 pm

well got the risers on and thought I had it all sealed up but it still wasnt right, decided I was gonna pull the carb and put a new kit in it, but decided to spray it again, and found a leak on the #3 intake tried to snug it up a bit and the stud came out along with the threads so I had Steve Cole tap it and put an oversized stud in, drove it home and was alot better, still has a bit of hesitation so I pulled all the jets I could find and blew them out, still is not 100% but I think its good enough to drive to work and back and maybe it will get better, gonna check with Steve Sands to see if the jets that are in there are what they should be, im sure there still trash in there somewhere, leason learned, when getting a VW thats been sitting for 20 years dont just drain whats in the tank and rely on the filter to clean the tank.
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Post by LB Bedwell on Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:49 pm

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Post by ASBug on Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:54 pm

I love the M-code decoder!
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Post by LB Bedwell on Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:55 pm

yeah it pulled up everything except the tranny type...o well
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Post by Jon65 on Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:16 pm

I didn't know what the M plate decoder was until now. Looks cool.

Wish there was something similar to this for a bug.

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Post by LB Bedwell on Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:37 am

as far as I know the only way is to order the birth certificate from VW, $60 USD or so.
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Post by Muffler Bearing on Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:34 pm

You get that puppy in the road?
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Post by LB Bedwell on Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:28 pm

yeah, had Steve Sands bore the main jet yesterday and put a new base gasket and new boots on and it went to the better side of things, gonna keep rolling it to ready for the trip to BAP, got all the turn signals, brake and running lights functional, got the blower on and running, just need to get it hooked to the boxes, fired the coleman heater up and camped in her last night in the driveway with all the boys and the dog
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Post by Muffler Bearing on Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:52 pm

I need to get the blower I got from Jarome hooked up. I plugged it in but it won't kick on. I know it works just needs power.
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Post by LB Bedwell on Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:25 pm

on mine there is a relay and a ground on the mountin g bracket, I got lucky and plugged it in and zoom it was on, on playmate, I have it straight wired with an in line fuse, even though I have no heat hooked up in either still keeps them running cooler
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Post by LB Bedwell on Fri May 17, 2013 3:14 pm

this one has to go now, got everything right on it, drive it nearly everyday, for sale to the dubs $3500 has rebuilt 1.8 pancake new carb, all new brakes parts except the master cylinder, new axles, tank freshly sealed everything is super tight, needs the cloth on the bottom matress done, but all the vinyl seats and vinyl parts of the seats are good, fridge, heater, stove sink all work.
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