- BBWBParticipantSeptember 13, 2019 at 8:07 amPost count: 822
Maybe just needs the heads rebuilt. Sounds easier than sourcing a whole new donor car/engine.
I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.John JonesKeymasterSeptember 16, 2019 at 6:22 pmPost count: 6508
Audrey does drive the hell out of it… She’s been over them rockies like 10 times this year… 😎AndymParticipantSeptember 16, 2019 at 6:37 pmPost count: 935
I’m gonna ditch that motor and wiring harness. Here’s what I’m gonna do, rebuild a motor here. Rebuild some heads here, new valves and seals. Some good mls gaskets, new oil pump, new water pump. I’d like to do the motor stuff here,then ship or drive out the long block to KCW. I can reuse the intake. New engine cradle to raise it up, modify that exhaust, it bugs me still.
I wanna redo the wiring because that 6 fuse block doesn’t look good and leaves all the fuses and relays exposed. Going with my new fuse box.
I think I got a game plan.
Do somethingJohn JonesKeymasterSeptember 17, 2019 at 6:53 amPost count: 6508
huh??????? You want to redo the whole thing??????????????????? this is starting to sound like an “Ultimate Vanagon” fiasco!!!!!! If we are going to change motor mounts.. maybe we do something like the RMW kit with rubber mounts..???BBWBParticipantSeptember 17, 2019 at 8:28 amPost count: 822
Hey Andy, you think a re-geared transmission would be an upgrade to do at this time? I’m sure the lower gears would be great for climbing the mountains of Colorado, but the extra RPM’s on the old engine may have done it in.
I think I still have my data sheet around here somewhere. My gear ratios allow me to climb in third gear at 55/60MPH with only about 800 RPM’s higher than cruise in 4th at 24/2500 RPM’s @65MPH.
I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.John JonesKeymasterSeptember 18, 2019 at 8:48 amPost count: 6508
Andy…. Should you build us a new engine.. or, should we buy one from a rebuilder that comes with a warranty? or sucker Weston into doing it?? 😎
I’m gonna have to address this soon.. 😎 😎AndymParticipantSeptember 18, 2019 at 1:49 pmPost count: 935
I haven’t found anyone who will warranty a engine that’s not in its stock application.
I’ll get everything taken care of here and drive out next month with everything. Sound good?
Do somethingPat KKeymasterSeptember 18, 2019 at 3:11 pmPost count: 1349John JonesKeymasterSeptember 18, 2019 at 5:43 pmPost count: 6508Audrey JonesModeratorSeptember 18, 2019 at 9:42 pmPost count: 200
That is above and beyond!!! Thanks Andy!!! Sorry for all the trouble everyone… feeling bad about how much effort/time/money this is taking everyone…
Apparently I need to take a few less road trips near year… 😬AndymParticipantSeptember 18, 2019 at 10:10 pmPost count: 935
Na, keep the pedal down!! New motor and some updates will do it good.
I was talking to Maddie, the girl I did her vanagon swap. She’s driven it all over hell and back, she doesnt have any “buck’n” issues up hills. So who knows what the Hell was causing that.
Do somethingCorporateModeratorSeptember 19, 2019 at 8:13 amPost count: 845
WOW! Great plans happening here! Thank you so much for all your patience and help Andy! I know Audrey loves her van, “Goldie”…. so many adventures past, present & future!!!! 😁😁😁😁😁😁😁
I love going on adventures in our bus!!!FranzKeymasterSeptember 19, 2019 at 8:15 amPost count: 3514
Yeah! Andy will make it great again.AndymParticipantOctober 6, 2019 at 9:07 amPost count: 935
I got your replacement motor. Gonna work on it this week. I plan on driving out around the 20th in my truck. I’ll stay at the KCW INN while working on it. Then go visit my parents.
Anyone need anything from Cali?
Do somethingAudrey JonesModeratorOctober 7, 2019 at 12:51 pmPost count: 200
Awesome!! Thank you so much Andy!! Can’t wait to be back in my Van😁
I think my Dad is going to talk to you about this, but I was wondering if you mounted Maddie’s engine with the rubber mount? Hers seemed so quiet when I took a ride in it..Audrey JonesModeratorOctober 7, 2019 at 12:56 pmPost count: 200
Dad is wondering if you might want him to order this?AndymParticipantOctober 7, 2019 at 6:27 pmPost count: 935
I think her is quieter cuz she drives slower..leadfood jones.. 😎
That would require a different exhaust.
Yours and Maddie’s vans are twins as for engine hanger set up (solid mount) I think Maddie has a boat load of insulation in hers…
Version 3.0 I’m raising the motor up with my new engine hanger, like Maddie’s.
Double J and GJ gonna be back from Rushmore the week of the 20th?
Do somethingCorporateModeratorOctober 7, 2019 at 7:03 pmPost count: 845
We’ll be back by the 20th, but if we’re delayed for some unforeseen reason, the KCW INN will be ready and available for you😁😁😁😁😁
I love going on adventures in our bus!!!
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