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  • Franz
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    You better take a look at the vanagon coolant expansion tank and hoses. Make sure you have everything to plumb it up.

    Go westy and Rocky Mountain westy have all the conversion pieces. Let me know what you want me to order.

    Andym
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    It all looks like 1.5” stuff. I have a bag of 1.5” stainless 45’s and 90’s to weld up whatever I need.

    I plan on using a regular style radiator cap with an overflow.

     

    Most of their stuff says out of stock?

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    Franz
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    Vanagon radiator doesnt have a cap. It has an plastic expansion tank mounted at the rear driver’s side with the pressurized cap on it, an overflow tank, a bunch of complex hoses, along with a accessory heater unit under the rear seat.

    Lets make sure you have everything you need to make this thing drive….I don’t want to finish-up your mess….Been dong that with Peet’s projects for the last 7 weeks.

    Take a look at the gowesty aluminum expansion tank designed to go on the passenger side. of the engine…easier to plumb for subaru.

    Andym
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    I’ll do some reading up and let you know franz.  Thanks.

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    Franz
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    Make sure you have time to get George’s stuff running too. 🙂 🙂

    Franz
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    Andym
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    Hey franz,  I plan on using, it’s inline and simple filler, But  I’m also going to send an expansion tank too. Figure having extras would be better. I can drill and tig weld ports into an expansion tank if that works better.

    I appreciate your input and thought.

     

    Im going to need some 1/4” steel to make my engine hanger cradle. And come for 1/4” for shortening the oil pan for ground clearance. And the plasma cutter.

     

    Finishing this bus is my only project and goal. That’s what JJ is paying me to do.

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    Andym
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    I guess my question of your picture you posted, is that heater bypass already in the vanagon? Or do we need to buy that?

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    Franz
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    Yeah I’ll get you some pictures and stuff on the cooling system tomorrow.

    Rmw makes a bolt on engine mount for vanagon to Subaru. We should just buy that?

    Franz
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    Franz
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    John Jones
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    the rear heater is still in there… Need that I guess…. 😎   I thought they were out of stock???  if not.. then yeah… I agree, order one… 😎

    Corporate
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    Finishing this bus is my only project and goal. That’s what JJ is paying me to do.

    Thank you very much Andy!!!😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁

    I love going on adventures in our bus!!!

    Corporate
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    Sounds like her front seats will be done and at the shop tomorrow!!!!!! Can’t wait!!!!!😁😁😁😁😁😁😁

    Audrey has chosen warm Southwest colors!!!!!! Gonna look great! I better get curtains going soon!!!!!

    I love going on adventures in our bus!!!

    Andym
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    Get any heater stuff you want, I’ll put it in place.

    I have an expansion tank being sent to KCW, it’s not that one, it’s one I can make work. One off eBay for $60 bucks.

     

    That engine cradle will only work with their exhaust. I had JJ buy a header already that I know fits my engine cradle. I was just planning on using my cradle and exhaust set up.

     

    Ill use whatever ever you guys buy. I’m bringing a bunch of shit and sending Parts. Worse case I’ll have too any parts to choose from!

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    Franz
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    Your call.

    We used the RMW mount on ee20 swap nicely. Drill a few holes and its done.

    How about that expensive air filter box? I think its a good choice.

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    Andym
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    I was just going to use an aftermarket cone filter.

    You guys let me know if your gonna have me use that hanger and exhaust. I can use it or build mine.

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    Franz
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    Seems like it would take a good amount of time to fabricate, fit, and paint a engine hanger.

    The RMW unit mounts towards the front of the engine. I think it would be out of the way of the exhaust your are planning to make.  Put you a step ahead? You tell me what you want. Its your project. I’m just thinking of the time you have.

    You are planning to do head gaskets and timing belt on this core engine too?

    make a wire harness

    make a expansion tank

    make an exhaust

    make an intake

    make a thermostat housing

    modify a cross over

    Mount/route wire harness and ECU

    Modify a intake manifold

    and a bunch of other stuff

    Franz
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    The only part I have collected is a vanagon clutch and clutch disc. We need to have everything ordered like next week to have it here in time.

    You have the KEP subaru adapter and flywheel?

    Andym
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    yes The adapter plate kit is going in the mail today along with a lot of other shit. Should see a few boxes early next week.

    My hanger goes behind the motor. I’ll get you pictures later of one.

    Yes im doing headgaskets, water pump, and belt on that motor…did you say core?😳

    I got the wiring harness built and on a mock up board. Just need to use the connectors off that motor and solder them to my wires. You have a good solder iron?

     

    franz I appreciate all the thought your putting into helping me set this up!!

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    Franz
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    Helping you help me. 😆

    John Jones
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    I appreciate you guys doing this… and Order anything you think we should use from RMW…. or anyone else.. Lets do it nice and lets do it right and lets do it once… and make it last and be easy for someone to work on and maintain..  😎

    John Jones
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    I ran out of Audrey’s last batch of cookies last night…. I can’t wait for Andy to get here so she will come back!!!! 😎

    Audrey Jones
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    Regular Chocolate Chip it is! 👍🏻 😁

    Thank you so much for putting so much thought into this Andy and Franz – I can’t wait to be driving my vanagon in the not so far future!!! 😁👏🏻

    I saw some pictures of the front seats, and they look awesome! Hopefully Corporate can post some when they get to the shop!

    It’s all coming together!

    John Jones
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    Corporate only follows the website when we are out of town… and I only follow it when I am IN town… funny….

     

    Your seats.  They came out bitchen as always!

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