John JonesKeymasterAugust 1, 2019 at 8:58 amPost count: 5706
I got the dually tucked away and on hold, my bus seems happy, and the kombi is waiting on a full paint job…. Is it SAND CAR time yet or what????????? 😎 😎alykatParticipantAugust 1, 2019 at 1:22 pmPost count: 345
Hey John….time to go on face book and sign up with air cooled Vw parts for sale. There have been several sand rails on there lately at VERY reasonable prices. Only thing is, the best ones (and really cheap for what they are) have been in Texas. Of course a trip to pick one up would be a great chance to visit some of the extended KCW family as well .Critter1ParticipantAugust 2, 2019 at 9:00 amPost count: 206
The dials fit the look better than those other Porsche wheels that were on there. I’m like you Jones, I’ve always loved me son Phone Dials!
Justin..... that's Justin in Spanish.volksaddictParticipantAugust 5, 2019 at 6:43 amPost count: 492
Custom no-drill scoops…John JonesKeymasterAugust 5, 2019 at 7:45 amPost count: 5706
I think we need to get our mister systems set up… 😎John JonesKeymasterAugust 5, 2019 at 7:58 amPost count: 5706
I’m gonna talk to Eddie and or Ross about the Bob Hoover mods… and pull my engine out and send it over for a freshen up and hopefully some head cooling mods also…. 😎 I think I have 2 1/2 years on the bottom end…. and it’s had 3 different top ends on it… Looks like my main seal is seaping oil also… Rusty and I are going to Mt Rushmore in a couple months.. I wanna have a fresh motor for that…. 😎 I dislike the idea of not having the pamper for a couple weeks… but the kombi is still running strong!!RustabusParticipantAugust 5, 2019 at 9:07 amPost count: 1651
Good idea Jones!!! This road trip has had me thinking about ordering up another long block from painters 🙂 I wanna be sure both of my Buses keep on rolling!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂John JonesKeymasterAugust 6, 2019 at 3:12 pmPost count: 5706
I may have to do this shit myself,,, But I’m gonna!!!
I wish I could get sand cars off my brain. …John JonesKeymasterAugust 8, 2019 at 11:37 amPost count: 5706
this would probably do the trick for my sand obsession… LT500 in newcastle…. 😎
I have been slacking like a prom queen this week… I need to get my motor out and start the mods!!!!jkhParticipantAugust 8, 2019 at 12:10 pmPost count: 75
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: 5706
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: 896
Yeah it hauls ass… you need one JJ!!
Do somethingJasonSParticipantAugust 8, 2019 at 4:47 pmPost count: 77
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: 773
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: 75
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