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VWlover
Mon Feb 06 2017, 01:31PM

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I have several VWs that I love...but my baby is a 68 weekender that I maintain some on my own and then get the help from other amazing mechanics in the area when need be. I originally bought her in Lynwood, WA in August 2015 and drove her across country after a month of clean up and repair. I am always needing to do some additional work and hoping to do another cross country trip and back in March...but will see if repairs get done and she is ready... looking forward to meeting everyone and learning more from the forums! Have a great day!
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Lynchburg? Me too! I live off Timberlake but my bus is currently in Poplar Forest.

Who is local that works on aircooled? I know of KMA and S&S (but they moved recently)...???

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markdearing
Thu Feb 09 2017, 08:50AM
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we are only 50 miles away later md

salem import service
1113 florida st
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VWlover
Thu Feb 09 2017, 11:49AM

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ok...so I typed in the quick reply and not sure where it went...so gonna retype my response...so sorry if it shows up 2xs.

Mark at KMA is great but I have recent found and used Toller's VW shop in Lynch Station. He has some used parts and new parts on site and is a great guy...and pretty quick in getting repairs done. He can even rebuild transmissions which I have heard not many people do anymore.

I also have my hometown mechanic (up north) that I use as well.

Though I am interested in finding some place/guy in Palmyra that has lots of bus and supposedly has lots of used parts also. Anyone know of where exactly he is?

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Never heard of that guy.....and there is not much in Palmyra

My bus is going to Salem if I can't get the !@#% thing running by Spring.

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VWlover
Thu Feb 09 2017, 05:33PM

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What is wrong with your bus?
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Collie
Fri Feb 10 2017, 06:56AM


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Lack of disposable income, 39 year old fuel injection that I am determined to get working properly and procrastination are all factors...I am not in a hurry as bus ownership is for life

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VWlover
Fri Feb 10 2017, 07:24AM

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Yeah...I am not familiar enough about fuel injection...my 68 has just the single carb and learned how to clean and rebuild that multiple times (on the side of the road) but Mark has had to help with the points as I haven't quite learned about how to do the dwell though I just got a "dwell meter" for next time though my 72 bus has dual carbs and since it sat for many years before I got it ...I am having to replace the fuel pump and change the fuel filters every couple hundred miles to hopefully clean it out the tank some so I don't have to replace the tank just yet. Fingers crossed...would hate to have to take the engine out if I don't need to...just too lazy
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markdearing
Fri Feb 10 2017, 08:33AM
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I know mr Toller very well, he buys some parts from me , super nice guy later md

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JCoop
Fri Feb 10 2017, 12:27PM

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Hello VWlover, welcome.
We have a 77 Westy and live in Holiday Forest, near Rustburg. It's a work in progress--at least we call it progress!! John/Di
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Fri Feb 10 2017, 12:52PM

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JCoop...your bus paint job looks beautiful! I am hoping in the early summer to try my hand at painting my bus but will try on the 72 first as it looks way worse than the 68 and will allow for a better practice canvas LOL
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I painted mine in the driveway....with spray cans. There is a thread on here somewhere with pics....

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VWlover
Fri Feb 10 2017, 04:39PM

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I actually did my 73 Thing that way...as I was able to mostly match the color is was with a spray paint color I found at Lowes. (The pic is when I had just done the doors and wanted to give it a day to really make sure the color was close enough before treating the other rusty areas and painting the rest) But my father gave me a sprayer and all for my birthday so I could try it out and maybe have a little bit better results ...figured why not try

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ewdb92
Sat Feb 11 2017, 03:09PM

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Did you say you were replacing the fuel filter AND fuel pump every few hundred miles? If so, I'd recommend a filter between the tank and the fuel pump (would be a good idea even if you are not having to replace the pump all the time). I had a beetle with a cruddy tank and used a filter like this one ( www.autozone.com/filters-and-pcv/fuel-filter/duralast-fuel-filter/926537_0 ). It let the sediment fall to the bottom while keeping the fuel flowing until I had a chance to clean the tank. I also used the typical VW fuel filter placed before the fuel pump as a secondary measure.

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VWlover
Wed Feb 15 2017, 09:44AM

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Ewdb92...I actually meant the fuel filters I am having to replace every few hundred miles ...but the internal fuel pump filter is getting clogged also...but will definitely look into getting one of those filters you suggested ! Thank you!

And Actually this bus is actually in Stafford (my hometown) at my parents house since the drive back to Lynchburg is just too much on it right now! And this weekend we hope to replace some of the fuel hoses as they seem old and full of crud...oh the fun of getting an bus going that has been sitting for years. LOL
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ewdb92
Thu Feb 16 2017, 03:36PM

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Another Stafford bus! Awesome. I actually live in Stafford as well, southwest corner out rte 17. Sounds like your tank is pretty dirty and that filter should help. Before your x-country trip, you should consider draining the tank and flushing the debris while the outlet is removed to get the big stuff out and keep the internal sock filter from getting clogged.

Putting your bus back on the road after so many years will be a great project and many hours of fun. Those fuel lines are a great place to start.

With the weekend weather looking so good, we're hoping to get the bus out and play a bit. Not sure where, but does the destination really matter? Feel free to PM me if you ever need.

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