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Posted January 19, 2014 - 10:18 AM

Another ex wife or a vw bus?

VW bus!  :bigrofl: :bigrofl:


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Posted January 19, 2014 - 10:25 AM

VW bus! :bigrofl: :bigrofl:


:bigrofl: :bigrofl: i was gonna say!!
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Posted January 19, 2014 - 11:15 AM

Another ex wife or a vw bus?

Probably had problems with both! But 1 could be fixed!


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Posted January 19, 2014 - 11:39 PM

Probably had problems with both! But 1 could be fixed!

both can be fixed, kick one to the curb and repair the other.
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Posted January 20, 2014 - 07:44 AM

both can be fixed, kick one to the curb and repair the other.

 

The bus is an easier cheaper fix, even if you replaced it with a new Ferrari


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Posted January 20, 2014 - 08:37 AM

Sprayed some carb cleaner in it and it fired right up and ran for a few seconds.

Going to replace the fuel lines, filter and pump today.

 Hoping to have it running in a day or two!

Can't wait to get it going


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Posted January 20, 2014 - 10:17 AM

My college service dept had one of those, I think the carpenter used it as a work van. Man, was it a bear to shift with that super long arm shifter. I always missed 2nd when I had to service it.


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Posted January 20, 2014 - 01:10 PM

Put a lot of miles on one of those. My wife hated driving it. She never got used to setting in front of the steering wheels and would jump curbs with it. I love taking trips in it as you could lay forward on the steering wheel and just drive and drive. 

A friend of mine worked as a first responder and hated them. Said the driver was always the first one to the accident and usually ended up injured or worse. I loved it because it was almost as much fun to drive as a motorcycle and was safer. 

I guess you either loved them or hated them. You can tell a VW owner by the holes in the knees of his pants.  :smilewink:


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Posted January 22, 2014 - 11:45 PM

I'll see how easy it is to shift, I have heard people complain about the same thing.

Sitting in front of the front wheels will be interesting, I'll see what it's like when I get it going.

Hoping to get the parts in tomorrow,but it's going to be really cold the next couple days,

so I guess I'm going to wait for it to warm up since I don't have anywhere to work out of the weather

:tapping_fingers: :biting_nails: :ah_shoot: :hitting_self_roller: (I hate waiting for parts)

 

 

I'll keep everyone updated when I get the new parts in.

I just can't wait to take it down the road!

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Posted January 23, 2014 - 09:47 AM

I think it would've been easier to shift if the shifter arm was made from something substantial, felt like rubber when you went to move it around to find the gears.. That 5/8" rod wasn't the stiffest thing.



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Posted January 23, 2014 - 01:53 PM

I think my Van was a 1970 and I don't remember it being difficult to shift. I know I drove it up and down those roads around Hancock Michigan without any problems. Can't remember the wife complaining either and she really disliked driving it. Her name for it was the " Big Blue Tick" 


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