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Vanagon concerns / Looking for Vanagon Westy diesel expert
« Last post by grindragon1 on November 18, 2019, 08:31:34 PM »
I have an 82 Vanagon Westy diesel which has been in the family since new.  Do my own minor maintenance and improvements but lack the space for major work.  Getting older, too.  Looking for a good mechanic or shop that is truly expert with Vanagons and specifically diesel Vanagons.  Would help if they also know Westy camper stuff too.  I'm in the north Los Angeles area but will travel if necessary.
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VW stuff Wanted / Water pump shims needed
« Last post by grindragon1 on November 18, 2019, 08:21:53 PM »
I need the shims that adjust the V-belt tension for the water pump in my 82 Vanagon diesel.  Look like large, very thin fender washers.  VW part # 068121185A.  Need about a half dozen.
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VW stuff Available / 87 Tin top 800 OBO
« Last post by MrLiMBO on October 07, 2019, 07:03:20 PM »
I don't have time to part out my old 87 Tin top Vanagon Its rusty and the front end needs a bunch of work. It doesn't have an engine or transmission- trans is available separately - It has some good parts left, fuel tank is only a few years old, power mirrors, good glass and headlights. If you're handy, you could fix it up. COME AND GET IT.. 800 OBO  LOCATION ADAMS, MASS
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Vanagon concerns / Re: 1.9 AAZ/JX hybrid engine in 82 Westy
« Last post by limpingwrench on August 21, 2019, 04:44:26 PM »
it has become clear i will never have the resources to get my camper back on the road. if there is anyone out there interested in taking it on as a project, or paying what the components are worth, please contact me.
i would rather have the lot sent to the crusher than deal with low balling vultures, so anyone thinking of paying pennies on the dollar should stay away.
i have a rebuilt (4200 miles) 5 speed Diesel transmission, rebuilt JX turbo-diesel injector pump, another JX pump (missing the aneroid capsule), a brand new VW replacement panel still in the box for the side behind the sliding door, one whole trubo and a bunch of turbo parts, custom JX style intake manifold to fit AAZ head.
other stuff.
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Vanagon concerns / Re: "Stuttering " when accelerating
« Last post by jereandjess on July 14, 2019, 05:28:15 PM »
Did they change the fuel filter when changing the fuel lines? 
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Events 2019 / Buses By The Depot (and Bus Depot Warehouse Sale)
« Last post by busdepot on June 30, 2019, 09:00:21 PM »
Green Lane PA, about an hour northwest of Philly.  Camp out Friday and/or Saturday night, or make it a day trip on Saturday for a caravan to the Bus Depot Open House followed by potluck dinner.  Family friendly county campground. Details at http://www.busdepot.com/details/bbd/
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VW stuff Available / Re: Original 71 camper tent for sale
« Last post by klaga on June 06, 2019, 04:28:02 PM »
stan,  I just figured out how to respond.. I do not use computer much.. I still have my original 71 tent for sale. Never pressed hard to sell it.. How do I get my message out to everyone?l  is it safe to give my email address?
Ken Laga
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Vanagon concerns / Re: 1.9 AAZ/JX hybrid engine in 82 Westy
« Last post by limpingwrench on May 28, 2019, 11:44:44 AM »
i know it has been a very long time since i opened this topic. things have not gone well.
i am disabled, unemployed, chronically ill, and homeless. my 82 Westy was my home, until it died.
unfortunately, when i acquired the AAZ long block, the only place i had to work was on a dirt road behind the house of friends.
a thunderstorm with howling winds blew the tarp off the block. the cam chamber was drenched and water got into two or three cylinders.
i will not lift a finger to do anything more on that engine unless i have the use of workspace that has a roof, a solid floor, walls, and clean workbench space. i am too old and too sick to be able to cope with less.
the big sticking point now is rust. the panel behind the sliding door is rusted through. the corner panel behind it is mashed. the foot well on the driver's side is rusted through.
i have replacement metal for all of those.
the thing is, i can't do body work. i have zero experience, no body tools, and no place to work.
i have pledges for up to $10K to repair the machine, but that would have to include any transportation costs getting the body to a shop, and building an engine.
i don't know if this machine is worth saving.
does anyone have any thoughts or opinions on that?
if it is worth restoring, where can i get that done? (all the shops near here are only interested in doing insurance work)
the camper has an AAS 5 speed Diesel transmission that was overhauled by my local VW dealer 4000 miles ago. there is a Canadian high top with my name on it waiting for it up in Canada.
the hulk is sitting in eastern Connecticut about two miles from I 84, if anyone wants to see it.
i could really use some help with this. 
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Vanagon concerns / Re: Westfalia Engine Replacement suggestions
« Last post by Wanda on May 17, 2019, 12:34:08 PM »
I am not trying to sell this but it is what i went for. http://www.bostig.com/ I am handy so I went with the ford conversion from Bostig. $$$ They have a manual to do the instillation and they are great for any support questions. I put 45,000 trouble free miles on. Or rebuild yours $
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Events 2019 / Events 2019
« Last post by Stanagon on April 06, 2019, 11:13:03 PM »
Stanagon's event calendar, for LiMBO and other VW enthusiasts. 2019.01
revision date: 04.06.2019
- Sponsored by Stan's Classic Service, Natick, MA; www.stanagon.com; 508-333-7813.
- Information subject to change. Be sure to check websites listed for any updates.
- Changes or additions can be e-mailed to: stan_wohlfarth@msn.com.



September


Sept. 28 (Sat) Weston, MA - Weston Rotary club antique and classic car show. On the town green in Weston center, 8am - 2pm. See www.westoncarshow.com.

October


Oct. 5 (Sat) Oklahoma City, OK - Old Volks show. Sponsored by VW club of Oklahoma City. For more than 30 years, The Old Volks Show has been 'the' place to see and show iconic VW's. We will have more than 25 classes of both Air-Cooled and Water-Cooled. If you don't want to compete for one of the over 25 trophies, you can still put your VW or classic Porsche in the show area with the show cars for a reduced fee. We call this Preferred Parking. $20 to show a car and $10 for Preferred Parking. Spectators are free. More info on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VWClubofOklahomaCity/

Oct. 5-6 (Sat-Sun) Sevierville, TN - Circle Yer Wagens, Sevier County Fairgrounds. Two day all VW show with huge swap meet and riverbank camping. 24 hour security, rain or shine, see www.avwa.com/events.html for more info, or call (865)654-8009 8-5 M-F.

Oct. 10-13 (Thur-Sun) Salem and Brookline, MA -Transporterfest/Volkswagen Day. Join us Sunday for the 33rd annual gathering of the Buses, and all VWs, on the historic lawn at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum, 15 Newton St, Brookline, MA 02445. 9am - 3pm. Open to all VWs and swap meet sellers as well. No pre-registration, just show up on the day of the show. Event is rain or shine with on-site food vendor and indoor restrooms. $20 show registration includes auto museum admission for all passengers in vehicle. Thur-Sat. camping at Winter Island marine park, Salem, MA. See www.larzanderson.org for directions and Sunday show information. Contact Stanagon via e-mail for vendor or pre-show camping information: stan_wohlfarth@msn.com, or txt/call: 508.333-7813.

Oct. 20 (Sun) Old Saybrook, CT - The CVA's Annual Fall Foliage Cruise, starts at the Riverhouse at Goodspeed station, 55 Bridge Rd., Haddam, CT (Rt. 82), from 9am to ??? Held rain or shine this event will wind through the scenic roads of Connecticut with a few stops along the way. Please bring a picnic lunch. Dinner after the cruise for those that are interested. Come and enjoy the colors of fall with us. Sponsored by: The Connecticut Volkswagen Association. For more info go to: www.ctvwa.org, or contact Bill Arute (860) 395-9964 bill@ctvwa.org or chris@ctvwa.org.

Oct. 18-20 (Fri-Sun) Lenhartsville, PA - Bustoberfest at Blue Rocks
campground, 341 Sousley Rd, Lenhartsville, PA 19534. Sites are $32/night, Brad and Andrea (your hosts) have booked the group site and two overflow sites. Bring your favorite craft/local beer and wine for tasting on Saturday in the afternoon. We will be having raffles to help support a local food pantry in Phoenixville, PA. Potluck Saturday night, door prizes and Halloween events happening at the campground. Fire engine rides, trick or treating and party at the pavilion. Contact Andrea at: rassovw@hotmail.com. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1989435211268721/.

Oct. 20 (Sun) Mocksville, NC - SEVWA Fast Times at Farmington. Held at Farmington Dragway. All VW Car Show, Swap Meet and Drag Racing. Huge Vendor and swap meet Midway. LARGEST VW Drag Racing event on the East Coast. Over 25 classes for all models of Volkswagens air and watercooled. Featuring special heads up class plus 3 bracket classes and Test and Tune. Camping available at track. SEVWA Finals. Hours 8am-5pm. $15 Spectator admission (12 & under free). See website for all the details on show and vendor info. Event information at www.sevwa.com/schedule-1.html or call 919.616-2183 or 919.616-1039.

October 25-27 (Fri-Sun) Murrells Inlet, SC - Low Country Bus festival
. Hosted by Kampers 4 Kids at Huntington Beach state park, 16148 Ocean Hwy., Murrells Inlet, South Carolina 29576. https://www.facebook.com/Kampers4Kids for more info.

November


Nov. 1-3 (Fri-Sun) Yuma, AZ - Volkswagen's on the River. Come join us for another Volkswagen's on the River Campout, Show and Swap! Car show / swap is Saturday, 8am to 2pm under Yuma's Historic OCEAN to OCEAN Bridge, Colorado River, big trees and green grass. Top 10 Trophies, T-shirts, Raffles, Kids Events, Food, Hot and Cold Drinks. Spectator Entrance is $2 (12 & under free), Vehicle Show Entry is $10, vender space $20, swap space $10 per vehicle, $40 for food vendors. Camping is $35 for the weekend, which includes power showers and regular bathrooms. Friday night dinner is $7 for everyone and free 1st Keg of beer.
This year's proceeds to benefit Hospice of Yuma. Boy Scouts will be having a pancake breakfast Sunday morning, benefits local Scout Troops. Contact 602.763-9026 for questions or show shirt sponsorship.

Nov. 9 - 10 (Sat- Sun) Dade City, FL - BugJam at the Pasco County Fairgrounds, 36722 State Road 52, Dade City, FL 33525, 7 1/2 miles east of Interstate 75, off Exit 285. General admission is $10 per day or $15 for both days. For more info: https://www.facebook.com/floridabugjam/.

December


Dec. 1 (Sun) Westbrook, CT - The CVA's "Last Hurrah", Address: 401 Seaside Ave. 06498. Are you crazy enough to go to a VW event in December? Weather permitting, we will be gathering again at the Westbrook Town Beach from 12 to 3. Afterwards we are invited to participate in the Westbrook "Tree Lighting Parade", VW decorating is encouraged! For more info go to: www.ctvwa.org, or contact Bill Arute (860) 395-9964 bill@ctvwa.org or chris@ctvwa.org.
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