- WaynerParticipantMarch 26, 2020 at 3:25 pmPost count: 133
Happy birthday JJ? 23rd? Mine was the 24th 😎 don’t be so hard on yourself about the eating a crow thing. We all try to improve on designs, that’s evolution. I’ve had my fair share of failed attempts along the journey with our bus. Was looking forward to moab soon but that’s not looking very promising. Gonna have to get together soon, we miss you guysColeBModeratorMarch 26, 2020 at 3:30 pmPost count: 1517
First electronic points and now a cooler?! My vw world is being turned upside down!John JonesKeymasterMarch 27, 2020 at 7:54 amPost count: 6427
Hey Wayner!!!! Nice to hear from you again!! Hope you and your wife and loved one’s are safe, healthy and Happy!!!!! Yup 23rd… 3-23-72 I’m an even 48 years old… Yeah.. I’m 48 years old.. My wife is 51 years young!!!
I’m motivated to get my bus back together.. I am also going to try and order some push rod tubes today.. 1/8 inch longer… and aluminum.. I will post a pic.. but what I found was the tube is not only touching where it should in the tip… but also just touching the side of the rocker arm with the side of the tube.. I’ll show ya.. 😎 😎
Just trying to improve and make my shit bullet proof.. I wanna travel to all 50 of our states in my bus. I want it to be as strong and reliable as it can be.. 😎WillyModeratorMarch 27, 2020 at 11:20 amPost count: 1064
I’m curious to see what ways you might be able to concoct a better remote cooler setup. Maybe a fan AND a big scoop?RustabusParticipantMarch 27, 2020 at 12:13 pmPost count: 1898
I feel like the best option is a Baja scoop mounted on the back of the Bus roof!! 😉 😉PeteParticipantMarch 27, 2020 at 12:56 pmPost count: 880
So even with the Hoover mods this rebuilt engine got overheated again?JasonSParticipantMarch 27, 2020 at 9:29 pmPost count: 122
Happy late birthday! bummer on the surgery and I hope you get fixed up soon. Miss everyone with all the shit going on. Kelli and I have been talking about getting away for a weekend before we are officially parents so I hope it works out before May. Hope all is well with you guys.John JonesKeymasterMarch 30, 2020 at 10:28 amPost count: 6427
So even with the Hoover mods this rebuilt engine got overheated again?
Thats always a DE-BATEABLE term… Especially since I don’t run gauges…. 😎 😎 NO I haven’t overheated it in my opinion.. (My heads haven’t loosened up on me yet..) I do think I am getting more oil to my heads.. That’s factual because of the mods I did.. everything has been great… But… I think my head temps haven’t changed… My heat is still TOO AWESOME…. if thats possible.. 😎 😎 I was a bit worried about driving it this summer…. But now that I bit the bullet and went back to something I KNOW works good… Not as worried.. 😎 😎
I was trying my hardest to keep the engine simple.. without any external oil lines and flex hose or coolers, or filters, or temp senders or gauges or thermostats and all the wiring and plumbing associated with it!!! simple, 4 wire, 4 bolt, engine out pulls…. But after a few years of trying and failing and rebuilding… I have been convinced of the added benefits of oil being properly filtered and cooled, Well more than VW ever designed for…. 😎 2332cc…John JonesKeymasterMarch 30, 2020 at 12:40 pmPost count: 6427
I’m gonna make the most of this virus shit and build a sand rail… and I promise to post updates better than usual (will and glenn) on my progress…. 😎 😎 😎 😎
Just to give us all some motivation.. 😎 😎 😎 If your just pounding down joints… lets see some pics of that.. 😎 😎 Pats enjoying a colorado koolaid him self… 😎 😎John JonesKeymasterMarch 30, 2020 at 4:54 pmPost count: 6427
got a small start today….
Thinking LIGHT WEIGHT!!!!!! I may have to drll or mill a few items..8-)GlennmossModeratorMarch 30, 2020 at 5:18 pmPost count: 204
Hell yeah! I want to see some wheeliesNewboldParticipantMarch 31, 2020 at 6:20 amPost count: 44
This is going to be awesome. I am excited to see the build and then the wheelies.Pat KKeymasterMarch 31, 2020 at 7:19 amPost count: 1304
Pretty sure the first time we all did a wheelie on a BMX bike we were locked into this kind of shit.
2332, naturally aspirated 12-1, wheelie monster.
“ I support this”
^^^… any of the KCW regulars know who that quote is from?
We will build it if it comes.RustabusParticipantMarch 31, 2020 at 8:37 amPost count: 1898
Get on this one Jones!!!!! Fun Fun Fun!!!John JonesKeymasterMarch 31, 2020 at 9:08 amPost count: 6427
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