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Re: 1977 Westfalia

Postby MrBreeze » Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:40 pm

Good info in that thread. I ordered the washers they were talking about. Bag of 100, I'll have plenty if anyone needs.

Now I have to find that double washer that connects every 2 bolts, there were none on mine, I never knew they had them. Also ordered new bolts from BD.
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Re: 1977 Westfalia

Postby Tom » Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:44 pm

MrBreeze wrote:Good info in that thread. I ordered the washers they were talking about. Bag of 100, I'll have plenty if anyone needs.

Now I have to find that double washer that connects every 2 bolts, there were none on mine, I never knew they had them. Also ordered new bolts from BD.



They most likely fell off.
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Re: 1977 Westfalia

Postby Tom » Fri Nov 13, 2015 3:19 pm

MrBreeze wrote:Good info in that thread. I ordered the washers they were talking about. Bag of 100, I'll have plenty if anyone needs.

Now I have to find that double washer that connects every 2 bolts, there were none on mine, I never knew they had them. Also ordered new bolts from BD.


Hey Rob, which washers did you order ? I did the CV boot on the passenger side last winter and I was under the bus last week and saw the drivers side is ripped. :roll: This is a messy job that I don't look forward to.
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Re: 1977 Westfalia

Postby MrBreeze » Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:35 pm

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Re: 1977 Westfalia

Postby Tom » Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:35 pm




Thanks Rob.
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Re: 1977 Westfalia

Postby MrBreeze » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:36 am

Well, it's that time I guess.

After checking out the spark plug hole it's been decided that head is fubar. So new heads it is. Got the heads off, let's deal with that sticky lifter. Might as well check out the pistons, etc as well. So probably a top rebuild is in the cards. Might as well change the exhaust too.


Fu#k. Didn't plan on this. But, that's the way it usually happens. So hopefully it'll be ready for the start of camp/show season.


Mike, what exhaust did you go with? Are you happy with it?
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Re: 1977 Westfalia

Postby Raj » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:18 pm

Rob,
You doing this yourself or subbin' it out?
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1977 Westfalia

Postby MrBreeze » Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:26 am

I've kinda been ignoring the camper mostly because there hasn't been anywhere to go, it's been hot as hell and I've been playing with the Cabrio.

But, it's inspection time so it got a new wheel bearing, finally got that annoying tail light rewired and some little odds and ends, so she's all happy and back on the road. Fixed my annoying hatch issue where it wouldn't stay latched, just needed to be removed and cleaned. I still can't figure out that engine whistle sound. It has to be something internal, so I guess I'll eventually find out :-)

The body is just a mess. I don't know what to do about it. I should have punted a few years ago, but Gemma loves it and I'm lazy. I think I may just patch and fill some of the holes and go from there. Her show days are over. Replacing the door panels as the ones I made are falling apart. Gemma wants to replace the curtains, so there's that.

Hopefully we can find a few weekends to enjoy it a little. Taking it to CT on Saturday to pick up an old stereo console. First long trip since last year so let's see how it goes.
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Re: 1977 Westfalia

Postby Raj » Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:07 am

Good luck. I find my cars hate to sit... so a nice long trip is what you both need to get both going again
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Re: 1977 Westfalia

Postby Tom » Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:55 am

Ride up to CT in the bus with 90 degree heat ? God bless you !
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Re: 1977 Westfalia

Postby Glenn » Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:56 am

Ever gone to terryville?
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Re: 1977 Westfalia

Postby Tom » Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:59 am

Glenn wrote:Ever gone to terryville?


Never when it was 90 degrees , also I take the ferry.
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Re: 1977 Westfalia

Postby Glenn » Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:30 am

Tom wrote:
Glenn wrote:Ever gone to terryville?


Never when it was 90 degrees , also I take the ferry.

It's alway 90* by the middle of the day. I usually leave by 2:00pm.
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Re: 1977 Westfalia

Postby Tom » Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:31 pm

Okay, maybe my main point was the ferry, driving through the city sucks .

PS Also I’m not psychotic and remember the temperature of everyplace I go.
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Re: 1977 Westfalia

Postby BusBq Bill » Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:29 pm

I find the bus to be very comfortable in the heat while cruising except for extreme traffic. Ever drive to Florida in the middle of winter with beetle heat in a bus. Hahaha that's more of an issue than the summer.
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Re: 1977 Westfalia

Postby Glenn » Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:48 pm

Tom wrote:PS Also I’m not psychotic and remember the temperature of everyplace I go.

auto correct or just being truthful?
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