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1977 Westfalia

Postby MrBreeze » Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:35 pm

Figures.


Four days before the show and my bus suddenly refuses to start. Cranks, I can hear the fuel pump, but no start. I am gonna be mega pissed if I don't have a bus for this show.

I guess Thursday night I have to run through everything. Should be a blast considering I have a root canal at 4 :-)
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Re: 1977 Westfalia

Postby Raj » Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:47 pm

oh no! Keep us posted
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Re: 1977 Westfalia

Postby MrBreeze » Thu Aug 04, 2011 6:32 pm

So I spend 2 days and get nowhere. Glenn places his hands upon it and 5 minutes later it fires up.



I am humbled.
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Re: 1977 Westfalia

Postby Raj » Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:45 pm

what was the issue?
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Re: 1977 Westfalia

Postby MrBreeze » Thu Aug 04, 2011 7:59 pm

Stuck points. Oh well, a lesson learned.
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Re: 1977 Westfalia

Postby Glenn » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:07 pm

MrBreeze wrote:Glenn places his hands upon it and 5 minutes later it fires up.

Can i get a AMEN?

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Re: 1977 Westfalia

Postby Big_kid » Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:20 pm

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Re: 1977 Westfalia

Postby MrBreeze » Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:00 am

Now I gotta spend tomorrow cleaning the camper......I ripped the whole thing apart looking for my spare coil. 9 years of collected crap. Found a few distributor caps, some spark plugs, wires, a freaking STARTER, and a lot of old car show garbage.

On the plus side, I found the step pad and taillights I thought I had lost :-)

Probably get better gas mileage now
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Postby MrBreeze » Thu May 01, 2014 7:33 pm

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Re: 1977 Westfalia

Postby Tom » Fri May 02, 2014 5:57 am

Do you still have a License plate light ? Very cool.
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Re: 1977 Westfalia

Postby MrBreeze » Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:43 pm

Got home early today and decided to fire the old girl up. Nothing. Dead.

Ok, why not? Let's try and jump start it. Let it sit for 10 minutes.....barely cranks.

Ok, wanna be a bitch? I'm done with you until it warms up outside :-) A week and a half out of surgery I shouldn't even be sitting in the damn thing let alone screwing with it.

Snow all you want.
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Re: 1977 Westfalia

Postby Glenn » Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:46 pm

What did you have done?
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Re: 1977 Westfalia

Postby MrBreeze » Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:15 pm

Double hernia last week. Of course since it's me there were "complications" and they ended up having to slice me open at the belt line. Feel a lot better this week, recovery hasn't been too bad.
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Re: 1977 Westfalia

Postby Glenn » Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:30 pm

Damn... did you get any liposuction while they were there?
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Postby MrBreeze » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:39 pm

Believe it or not, I joked with the surgeon just before they put me under "Feel free to pull a few pounds out while you're in there"
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Re: 1977 Westfalia

Postby MrBreeze » Sat Jul 04, 2015 4:28 pm

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Happy f'n 4th of July from the Hutchinson Parkway
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Re: 1977 Westfalia

Postby EDNCAROL » Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:38 pm

What happened Rob?
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Re: 1977 Westfalia

Postby MrBreeze » Sun Jul 05, 2015 1:52 pm

Died on the Hutchinson. Had it towed to Tony thanks to help from Mr Ring. Cranks but won't start, not getting any spark.

Fun times
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Re: 1977 Westfalia

Postby Raj » Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:02 am

Boo.... thats never fun.
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Re: 1977 Westfalia

Postby MrBreeze » Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:10 pm

Bad coil. I tore the bus apart cause I knew that was it but couldn't find my spare.

Oh well , back up and running
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Re: 1977 Westfalia

Postby MrBreeze » Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:10 pm

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And the hits keep on coming. Around the corner from the show the axle comes out. Luckily one bolt remained and I got it to the show. Jon [Hazetguy] got ahold of more bolts and it's good to go now.
Of course all of the going under the bus has destroyed my back for the weekend. Hopefully resting at my mom's will help for the bound brook show on the way home tomorrow.
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Re: 1977 Westfalia

Postby Markus » Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:13 pm

wow! could you tell something was wrong or did it just let go out of nowhere?
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Re: 1977 Westfalia

Postby Tom » Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:29 pm

Markus wrote:wow! could you tell something was wrong or did it just let go out of nowhere?



This is one of the things I am OCD about, I check those bolts every couple of months and will torque them to spec before I take any long trip.

And I am going upstate in a couple of weeks so I am puchasing a spare coil. ;)
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Re: 1977 Westfalia

Postby MrBreeze » Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:09 pm

Markus wrote:wow! could you tell something was wrong or did it just let go out of nowhere?



No clue. Just a thud and it wouldn't move. After this trip I'm definitely throwing it up on ramps and taking a look around this weekend
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Re: 1977 Westfalia

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:38 pm

Rob, this is always a hot topic over in the bay window threads.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewto ... ight=axles

Mine have come loose a few times, never fallen out like yours has though.
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