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Modifications and Alterations /
« on: October 06, 2010, 12:13:42 PM »
My bus is a first year 1972. '71 body with 1700 type 4 engine. I have had a 1600cc engine in it when I was rebuilding the 1700.
I will modify the bracket and frame for the 2.1 watercooled. My biggest puzzle is the cooling. I would like to mount the radiator under the main floor at a slight angle with some duct work to direct the air flow through the radiator and down under the bus. That is how the bus in hot vw's mag. had it only they didn't show any pictures.
Maybe I will get some ideas at TransporterFest this weekend.

Modifications and Alterations /
« on: October 05, 2010, 02:06:55 PM »
Thanks for the info. I'm restoring the body now but I do want to put the 2.1 vanagon engine into the bus. The one in Hot vw's had it under the floor but no pictures of the mounting. I will do some measuring for the fox and similar size radiator.

Event/Show/Campout news and reviews /
« on: September 26, 2010, 04:22:26 PM »
We will be there Saturday afternoon and stay with family so we will be ready to go Sunday. Hopefully I can find some parts for my "72.
This coming weekend we will be at Wagenfest in Lake George, NY. 32 miles of beautiful lake and VW's what could be better.

Modifications and Alterations /
« on: June 09, 2010, 12:30:30 PM »
I just happen to have a 2.1 L vanagon engine laying around so I thought I might use it for heat in the winter. What did you do for the radiator? I think it will work under the main floor just need to fabricate some duct work. Looking for Ideas.

Vanagon concerns /
« on: June 06, 2010, 11:18:10 AM »
Sounds like one of the vent tubes is blocked and it is building up a vacuum in the tank that the pump cannot over come. When this happens take off the gas cap and see if you get a big rush of air as you are doing it. If so one of the vent hoses is blocked or kinked. That is why after 5 or 10 minutes it will start again. Happened to my 87 vanagon.

Modifications and Alterations / Vanagon engine into a air cooled bus
« on: June 03, 2010, 11:15:40 AM »
I saw in Hot VWs magazine a Subaru engine into a 60's era Bus.
Has anybody put a Vanagon water cooled engine into an air cooled bus?
I know the engine will fit just looking for info on where to put the cooling.  :?:

Modifications and Alterations / Sew Fine seat covers
« on: June 03, 2010, 11:09:35 AM »
Sew Fine makes the best seat covers I have ever seen. They fit perfectly.
You do need to put them in the sun to soften up the vinyl to stretch over the padding. Get some new wire if you cannot use the old one from the old seat covers. 19 or 20 guage works fine.  :D

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