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Re: 66 deluxe bus 13 window

Postby EDNCAROL » Wed May 11, 2016 9:31 am

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Re: 66 deluxe bus 13 window

Postby SUMTHING » Wed May 11, 2016 7:22 pm

I resemble that remark !
we know that the early bird gets the worm however,
the second mouse gets the cheese.
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Re: 66 deluxe bus 13 window

Postby nyr208 » Sat May 14, 2016 1:02 pm

ObnoxiousBlue wrote:You could've driven it sans pedal. It takes a good ear, and a gentle hand. But, I've done it in that same predicament.



Can you elaborate on this? This is my first time with a standard transmission
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Re: 66 deluxe bus 13 window

Postby nyr208 » Sat May 14, 2016 1:05 pm

The other night I pulled out the cutch cable that I thought was going to be broken. Turns out to be in almost perfect condition. Did a lot of research and I think it's my throw out bearing / operating shaft

Tomorrow I'll pull the engine and investigate
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Re: 66 deluxe bus 13 window

Postby Raj » Mon May 16, 2016 5:07 pm

Did you check the arm on the clutch fork? Is it just flopping around, or still hard to move fwd? Should be super hard to move fwd with the engine in.

You def heard a ' snap' right? What does the engine sound like when it was running? You heard any ' shit' floating around in the bell housing?

When installing the motor did you replace the throw out fork? Throwout bearing? What clips did you use on it.

Im guessing the TO bearing came loose. If so, you sometimes hear some pretty bad noises when you push the clutch pedal in. Sorry bud.....
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Re: 66 deluxe bus 13 window

Postby nyr208 » Mon May 16, 2016 9:13 pm

Took the engine out on Sunday and found the fork broken. Already got the fork out and have a new fork to put in. Will install it Thursday morning when I get off of work.

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Fixed my wheels today. A bunch of clips that hold on the hubcaps broke off.

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Re: 66 deluxe bus 13 window

Postby Raj » Tue May 17, 2016 7:07 am

nyr208 wrote:
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Impressive.....! Never seen one snap like that.

Nice save. and glad you were close to home.
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Re: 66 deluxe bus 13 window

Postby Glenn » Tue May 17, 2016 7:14 am

Usually they just bend.
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Re: 66 deluxe bus 13 window

Postby Raj » Tue May 17, 2016 7:19 am

Glenn wrote:Usually they just bend.


agreed.... seen many a bent ones. And thats usually from a failed clip. Could have been just a perfect storm event here, where the clip let go, and the bearing was wedged in the perfect spot.... SNAP!
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Re: 66 deluxe bus 13 window

Postby Tom » Tue May 17, 2016 9:47 am

That has to be one of the cleanest bell housings I've ever seen.
I'm not an air cooled snob , I like them all !

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Re: 66 deluxe bus 13 window

Postby Glenn » Tue May 17, 2016 12:17 pm

Tom wrote:That has to be one of the cleanest bell housings I've ever seen.

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Re: 66 deluxe bus 13 window

Postby nyr208 » Thu May 19, 2016 8:53 pm

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The bus is alive again. Replaced the fork and other parts this morning and was able to take it for a quick test drive
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Re: 66 deluxe bus 13 window

Postby Tom » Fri May 20, 2016 8:42 am

Glenn wrote:
Tom wrote:That has to be one of the cleanest bell housings I've ever seen.

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Yeah but he drives his . ;)
I'm not an air cooled snob , I like them all !

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Re: 66 deluxe bus 13 window

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Fri May 20, 2016 2:24 pm

Tom wrote:Yeah but he drives his . ;)


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Re: 66 deluxe bus 13 window

Postby Glenn » Fri May 20, 2016 4:15 pm

Mine drives, all you have to do is turn the key. I just have better things to do with my time.
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Re: 66 deluxe bus 13 window

Postby nyr208 » Fri May 27, 2016 2:23 pm

Installed Blazecut over my engine and replaced the fuel sender in the tank so many finally have a working gas gauge. Have a couple of small things on the list to finish before next weekend at Busses by the Duck
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Re: 66 deluxe bus 13 window

Postby nyr208 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:32 pm

Haven't updated this is awhile.



Scored a rear bumper with the overriders. The front will be matching soon.

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Was scheduled to use the bus to bring the bride and brides father to the church for my cousins wedding on 7/8. Only to find out a couple days before that i was having alternator issues and wiring issues. Replaced the Alternator and painted the interior between the headliner and door panels. Was full of surface rust and 50 year old glue. Stripped it and sprayed a couple of layers of white paint.

Also recently installed new shocks. Drives like a totally different bus.

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Plan to adjust the valves, sync the cards, and adjust the timing this week

Upcoming plans
-put together and paint front bumper
-strip floors / por-15
-paint new pop out windows and install
-new wiring harness
-Stereo system


Upcoming shows plan on attending
-Terryville
-NYC Traffic Jam
-All Air Cooled gathering
-Transporterfeast
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Re: 66 deluxe bus 13 window

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:42 pm

The laundry list never ends, nice to see you're still going on it.

I should be at those shows too... Terryville is a 50/50 I believe I'm already off work - and if so will go. But won't be taking time off for it.
That said I'll definitely be at the others which are already planned for in my vacation time.
Try to make it to Salem for camping pre-Transporterfest. I've been camping in Salem for years - even before the pre show camp event came to town. Salem is easily my favorite place to visit. Tons to see and do, not to mention I love the history. It, with VW buses? It's Awesome.
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Re: 66 deluxe bus 13 window

Postby nyr208 » Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:10 pm

ObnoxiousBlue wrote:The laundry list never ends, nice to see you're still going on it.

I should be at those shows too... Terryville is a 50/50 I believe I'm already off work - and if so will go. But won't be taking time off for it.
That said I'll definitely be at the others which are already planned for in my vacation time.
Try to make it to Salem for camping pre-Transporterfest. I've been camping in Salem for years - even before the pre show camp event came to town. Salem is easily my favorite place to visit. Tons to see and do, not to mention I love the history. It, with VW buses? It's Awesome.



What day are you going to Salem? Have to see if I can take vacation time for that weekend or mutual off. It's a tough weekend to get off
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Re: 66 deluxe bus 13 window

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Sat Jul 23, 2016 11:42 pm

I usually head up about the Wednesday before. I already out in for my time, I don't recall if I put for Weds or Thurs - I'll have to double check. Either way, I've been going to Salem for years, it is awesome in October and easily one of my favorite - if not my favorite a place to go. Tons to see and do, even beyond the usual holiday antics. Make sure to plan for the drive as there will be traffic and leave yourself plenty of time to explore.
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Re: 66 deluxe bus 13 window

Postby nyr208 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:41 am

Been working on a couple small project lately

Changed mirrors
Added a tempory wood long interior panel to cut down the nosie
In middle of redoing the 6 pop out window
Dropped off a tranny in south jersey to be rebuilted (not the one currently in my bus)


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Re: 66 deluxe bus 13 window

Postby Raj » Fri Sep 02, 2016 11:47 am

nyr208 wrote:Been working on a couple small project lately

Changed mirrors
Added a tempory wood long interior panel to cut down the nosie
In middle of redoing the 6 pop out window
Dropped off a tranny in south jersey to be rebuilted (not the one currently in my bus)


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who did you use for the tran rebuild? I'm looking to do the same for a 63 bus.
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Re: 66 deluxe bus 13 window

Postby nyr208 » Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:17 pm

Matt Steedle in Atco Nj. He is on facebook
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Re: 66 deluxe bus 13 window

Postby Raj » Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:34 am

nyr208 wrote:Matt Steedle in Atco Nj. He is on facebook


good to know.... thanks. I await your feedback on him.
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Re: 66 deluxe bus 13 window

Postby nyr208 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:32 pm

the Bus is in the garage and the winter projects have started

Currently in middle of redoing the 2 front seats. I have the passengers frame torn apart and now stripping the old paint/ rust off. will be repainting then putting new horse hair/covers on

Winter Projects
- front seats
- move oil filter
- strip and repaint/por15 front cab area
- Engine gauges
- new vent rubbers/ door seals
- respray bumpers
- rewire radio/cb radio
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