- jkhParticipantAugust 8, 2019 at 12:10 pmPost count: 89
awesome rides, plenty of power for peeps that dont want shift all the fn time….I had 2 one with a 2inch longer swing arm , the late ones had mare studs to hold the head tight,,,, I had to buy my wife a 250R after she shattered her heel , trying to start the 500…had riding boots …kicked back and slapped her hard,,2 weeks later in oregon dune riding ..fun timesJohn JonesKeymasterAugust 8, 2019 at 3:01 pmPost count: 7114
I miss the dunes real bad… Gretchen and I had A LOT of fun at the dunes in Oklahoma and Utah!!!! That 500 is the shit and priced right.. damnit.. 😎 😎 I wanna go to the oregon dunes and glamis!!!! I looked on KSL… LOTS more stuff on there….. 😎AndymParticipantAugust 8, 2019 at 3:17 pmPost count: 944
Yeah it hauls ass… you need one JJ!!
Do somethingJasonSParticipantAugust 8, 2019 at 4:47 pmPost count: 148
I have a two seater sand rail frame I was planning to fix up and sale but it would be a perfect project if you are interested in it before I start to work on it? I can email some pictures.PeteParticipantAugust 9, 2019 at 12:13 pmPost count: 916
In regards to the Bob Hoover engine cooling mods-
I was reading up on the difference in advance curves on the 019 vs. an 010, when I came across this nugget on the Samba (posted by John Connelly of Aircooled.net FWIW):
The 010 and 019s are older versions of the 009. Apparantly bosch thought more of quality back in the day, then they do now. The German 009s are also not bad at all.
The problem with running these centrifugal only distributors is that they have no load sending, aka vacuum advance. Without vacuum advance, your engine is running 10-15 degrees TOO RETARDED at part throttle operation, which is why 009/010/019 and all other centrifugal distributors will cause an engine to get lower MPG and run hotter, then the same engine with a properly running vacuum advance. I guarantee you a 15-20F drop in oil temps, and 3-4 mpg improvement, when adding vacuum advance to an engine that used to have a 009/010/019, do put my $ where my mouth is.
Remember, this is only present at off-idle to 1/3-1/2 throttle, vac advance TURNS OFF over 1/2 throttle, leaving you with just the centrifugal advance. This vacuum advance also reduces hesitation when shifting gears, or pulling away from a stop. This is why a carb with a cent only distributor has to be richened up to get rid of the flat spot, by making the idle jet, main jet, or pump squirt, RICHER. The problem is the ignition timing, not the fuel delivery!
I don’t know what distributors you guys are running, so maybe this is all a moot point, but I thought I would add it to the cooling conversation.
jkhParticipantAugust 9, 2019 at 12:55 pmPost count: 89John JonesKeymasterAugust 9, 2019 at 5:44 pmPost count: 7114
humm… interesting…. Ignition… I could shed 10-20 degree’s there huhhh…. I’m puling my engine out and apart this weekend.. I am doing the HVX mods to my case…. and also adding the huge ass sump to my equation!!!! I guess I could go to a stock style dist.. damn, That one is like $500!!!! WOW……..mtnbusParticipantAugust 10, 2019 at 6:45 amPost count: 1235
awesome split highroof on samba. In Germany !WillyModeratorAugust 10, 2019 at 2:08 pmPost count: 1212
John, I wonder if that is another thing that could be contributing to our different MPGs despite having pretty much the same setup. Aside from the Webers vs. Dells.AndymParticipantAugust 11, 2019 at 9:03 pmPost count: 944
Dam JJ check this thing out… 1 seater and R1 motorcycle engine. Sure looks fun.
Do somethingJohn JonesKeymasterAugust 12, 2019 at 8:25 amPost count: 7114
Dude.. that thing looks serious!!!!!!!!! But single seater… Thats more for a single man like yourself…. 😎 I like to cruise around with my lady by my side!!!!!! 😎 😎
I got my case all modified!!! Drilled ground, just as Bob Hoover said to do it… 😎 Everything is cleaned up…. I am fitting the Big ShotGun sump.. it needs clearanced in a few spots to sit flush on the bottom of the case.. It touches the nubs coming down for bolts… barely.. a gasket might take care of it.. But I think I will go for 100% sure.. 😎 Then start modifying my lifters… I see Berg has been doing this mod forever!!! Why has no one mentioned this shit to me!!!!!!
Driving the kombi to Busses by the Brewery this weekend in Colorado Springs if anyone wants to go… 😎 It’s a very short event, but an awesome drive and a chance to sleep in the bus more!!!! Chance to hang out with friends more… drive VW’s more…. 😎CorporateModeratorAugust 13, 2019 at 7:41 pmPost count: 924
I love going on adventures in our bus!!!Phat BugParticipantAugust 13, 2019 at 8:06 pmPost count: 40
That looks like a whole lotta fun!Pat KKeymasterAugust 14, 2019 at 6:09 amPost count: 1517
We will build it if it comes.John JonesKeymasterAugust 14, 2019 at 7:49 amPost count: 7114
yup, thats Chris Nelson’s old rail.. He came by with beer last night… and offered me his rail, a trailer, a complete side draft turbo kit!!! and another set of paddles and tires on rims… For about what the turbo kit should cost… maybe less.. I could not say no!!!! even though I kinda wanted too… …. 😎 😎 so.. yeah… I am gonna get my shit together and go to the dunes this fall!!!!!!!!! 😎 😎 😎 It’s a mid engine set up now… but I might have to switch that shit around…. 😎
Rusty… Chris and I are gonna go to Telluride this weekend instead of CO Springs… Shorter drive!!! Cooler temps!!!! Much prettier town!!!! Mushroom festival.. We are gonna drive into town by day, and camp up at million dollar view at night…… if ya wanna come.. 😎 or anyone else for that matter… 😎 😎John JonesKeymasterAugust 20, 2019 at 11:42 amPost count: 7114
Did some lifter grinding last night and thinking about assembly now… 😎 Labor day is coming up!!!!!! 😎 SLC show too… 😎WaynerParticipantAugust 20, 2019 at 2:37 pmPost count: 157
hell yea man. Getting it done JJ. I just finished up refreshing the top end in mine. After 20k I had a little valve and ring leakage. Looking forward to the next month or so camping/shows every weekend.
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