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Author Topic: What did you do to your VW today?  (Read 327732 times)

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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #45 on: October 04, 2009, 06:33:30 am »

Installed 6" driving lights on the Brick & replaced poor performing 0-8000 VDO tach with a Autometer 0-5000 unit. VDO guages suck m-d &m& m-d2 %6%
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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #46 on: October 04, 2009, 08:40:27 am »

Its finally in, and no its not a water heater or a big muffler just the new gas tank for the Bradley


Bob, it looks great! Both the tank and engine.
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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #47 on: October 04, 2009, 02:56:42 pm »

Looked at mine a lot as I installed an 1 1/2" plywood floor in the garage/tent
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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #48 on: October 04, 2009, 06:27:59 pm »

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Bob, it looks great! Both the tank and engine.

thanks Pete,

Funny thing is the tank won't be visible in the engine bay. I'm working out a stainless steel surround that will hide most of it.
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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #49 on: October 04, 2009, 07:45:26 pm »

That tank is almost to pretty to hide  (love
But a fire wall is the best way to go   fig2 
Looking good  P#3 P#3 P#3 

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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #50 on: October 04, 2009, 07:57:44 pm »

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That tank is almost to pretty to hide  Love
But a fire wall is the best way to g

Thanks Yuma!
the surround is really for looks, I've got a big space in the front wall so the engine can get fresh air. Its weird when you are working with a VW engine outside of a vw body, you have to remember why things like the body seals were used. When I get it all back together the reason for all the fancy metal work should be clearer. 
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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #51 on: October 04, 2009, 08:36:05 pm »

My biggy for today was to lub up the speedo cable.
My wife and i went cruising the other day and  the
speedo was going from 50 to 90 and back and forth. 
got out my can of PB blaster and lubed the cable. 
Hope it works  c23

Rebuilding a Speedo is more than i want to pay.  @7@ 

The never ending battle continues  ./// 

But we still love the Bug   (love (love (love 

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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #52 on: October 05, 2009, 11:56:48 am »

This was yesterday but, I figured out my altenator problem was not shimms!  @7@  It seems that the hub that goes on the shaft for the fan has a smaller outter dimension for an altenator... My hud from my generator was too fat... so when  Itightened it would bind on the altenator housing...   time to order a new hub... :wallbash:
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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #53 on: October 05, 2009, 01:13:21 pm »

Checked the oil, cleaned the chit out of the trunk... only to put half of it back in. Fixed my E-brake that came apart on a hill. You would thing they would have solved the problem by now. Went to a cemetery to get some eerie shots of the bug in amongst the tombstones, but the memory card was malfunctioning. Packed it for the weekend. It's time for a tune up, I know it's easy but I find it annoying and I get to paranoid about it.
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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #54 on: October 05, 2009, 03:56:04 pm »

whats the matter with the e brake? they're easy to fix.
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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #55 on: October 05, 2009, 07:26:02 pm »

Yeah it was just out of adjustment and when I pulled up the claw came off of the cog or whatever. 5 minute fix. No biggy.
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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #56 on: October 05, 2009, 09:44:08 pm »


   According to VW experts,not me,you should adjust the rear brake shoes first,than adjust the e-brake.
   As per Mr. Wolfe over on Samba.com. BO**
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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #57 on: October 06, 2009, 12:27:28 am »

Yeah I know, but I was lazy and dad's car was in the portable garage. This will hold me over till I can adjust all 4's. I think that's the one sign that your brakes need ajusting when the e brake launches the button out the front.
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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #58 on: October 06, 2009, 09:20:11 am »

sign that your brakes need ajusting when the e brake launches the button out the front.

LOL  I pulled mine a bit too hard once and had to take it apart in the home depot parking lot to get brakes free again...  stoned#
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Re: What did you do to your VW today?
« Reply #59 on: October 06, 2009, 10:26:53 am »

Cleaned out the Bus from Sunday's Volleyball BBQ at the park. The Bus has a nifty BBQ aroma along with more sand. 
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