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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby Glenn » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:11 am

EDNCAROL wrote:
Glenn wrote:Glad they had a manual handy, since the torque specs on a Type 4 is different than a Type 1.

It's better to refresh your memory than you rely on..... what were we talking about?
Anyone else find it funny that the manual has a green cover? :mrgreen:

The Bentley manuals have different colors for different models and range of years so a mechanic can easily find it on a shelf.

Late model Beetles is orange.
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:06 pm

Closer still......

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Already ordered the paint for the exhaust
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby Glenn » Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:41 pm

The engine is off the stand and on a floor jack.

Its gonna be soon.
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:43 am

Rob, use VHT on the exhaust. I had great luck with it.
You need to follow the curing procedure though.
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby Glenn » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:09 am

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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:22 am

ObnoxiousBlue wrote:Rob, use VHT on the exhaust. I had great luck with it.
You need to follow the curing procedure though.


I tried that once and it didn't work. I probably didn't follow the instructions right :-)
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:24 am

Glenn wrote:http://www.por15.com/POR-15-High-Temp_p_104.html


Ordered last night. I figure I'll do it after I get it back. I read on some forums that people let it sit for a few days before they start the engine so I'll apply it on a Sunday and let it sit a few days since I don't usually drive it much during the week
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby Glenn » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:23 am

You might want to wait until temps are in the 50s.
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:40 am

Glenn wrote:You might want to wait until temps are in the 50s.


True, might as well
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:04 pm

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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby SUMTHING » Thu Mar 16, 2017 8:59 pm

CONGRATS !
we know that the early bird gets the worm however,
the second mouse gets the cheese.
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby Big_kid » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:36 pm

WOOHOO!!!
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby Glenn » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:47 pm

Drive that Fat Chick.
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby Glenn » Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:50 pm

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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:35 am

Nice Rob! Exciting stuff to see it running again!

If that stripe wasn't red, I'd have just bought it... Lol
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby Tom » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:39 pm

Back on the road before Mike ! Sweet .
I'm not an air cooled snob , I like them all !

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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby Glenn » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:43 pm

Tom wrote:Back on the road before Mike ! Sweet .

what, you had a doubt?
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:35 pm

Glenn wrote:
Tom wrote:Back on the road before Mike ! Sweet .

what, you had a doubt?


What the hell?!
I don't discredit Rob's work... But it is simple to put the bus back on the road when all it needs is a set of heads.
I am relying on many other cogs to make this machine work.
When finished, it will be as beautiful as it is reliable...

#suckit
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby Glenn » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:01 pm

ObnoxiousBlue wrote:#suckit

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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:55 pm

Thanks for reminding me! I need to order those!
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby Glenn » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:05 am

[quote="ObnoxiousBlue"]Thanks for reminding me! I need to order those![/quote]
Anytime, "old man".
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:11 pm

Back on the road again

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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:18 pm

Congrats Rob!
I can't wait to have mine back on the road... Hopefully we can relish in our investments and not need to see each other at GT for a while! LOL
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby Glenn » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:27 pm

ObnoxiousBlue wrote:Congrats Rob!
I can't wait to have mine back on the road... Hopefully we can relish in our investments and not need to see each other at GT for a while! LOL

The color is close.
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:30 pm

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