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Old 10-02-2011, 09:03 PM   #3166
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This was a van... Now it's a spider with high heels called Dusty.


Here's another one I found..


And this one. Check out the sound system!
Talk about WTF!?
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Old 10-03-2011, 02:48 PM   #3167
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What kind of performance should I be looking to get out of 2.0 aircooled engine.. This thing is like a slug.. hard to get moving, but once it goes, she goes. Something is holding me back... It feels like I got a trailer attached.
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Old 10-03-2011, 02:55 PM   #3168
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What kind of performance should I be looking to get out of 2.0 aircooled engine.. This thing is like a slug.. hard to get moving, but once it goes, she goes. Something is holding me back... It feels like I got a trailer attached.
My old 2.0 bus was like that when I got it, and I found that the timing wasn't advancing; had to replace the distributor, then it ran great. Just a thought.
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Old 10-03-2011, 03:44 PM   #3169
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My old 2.0 bus was like that when I got it, and I found that the timing wasn't advancing; had to replace the distributor, then it ran great. Just a thought.


How can I check?
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:09 PM   #3170
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I love this motherfucking van... The view from my office with wheels:







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Old 10-03-2011, 06:11 PM   #3171
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That isn't up on Talimena is it?
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:16 PM   #3172
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:18 PM   #3173
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So I posted this on the Samba forum as well, but there is a knock on load.. I did not hear it with thicker oil.. a fried of mine did.. i dumped the oil, and put fresh 10w30 with lucas additive, and I can hear the oil.. so I may have to dump it again and go to 20W50, but it wont be good in winter..

i guess split is imminent; the problem is, its a 2 month turn-around
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Old 10-03-2011, 08:36 PM   #3174
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I guess vans are better than motorhomes...

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Old 10-04-2011, 06:45 AM   #3175
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How can I check?
Hook up a timing light (assuming you still have the scale on the fan housing), disconnect the vacuum hose from the distributor, and rev the engine up. You should see the timing advance to somewhere around 30-32 degrees BTDC(should go more left as revs rise). This will tell you if the centrifugal advance is working. Under the rotor is a felt wick that needs a few drops of oil during tune-ups that often gets overlooked, causing the advance plate to stick.

With the vacuum hose connected, I've seen timing as high as 40 degrees. The important thing to see is the smooth progression as revs increase.
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Old 10-04-2011, 05:48 PM   #3176
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Trying to help a friend out and i mentioned that this collective knows their van crap. My buddy bought a 2010 E350 that was a passenger converted to work. it has insert where the windows were. He saw a Chevy with a door setup he loved. It is a Chevy option, but he has a Ford. Anyone know of a setup like the one below for a Ford?
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:34 PM   #3177
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Trying to help a friend out and i mentioned that this collective knows their van crap. My buddy bought a 2010 E350 that was a passenger converted to work. it has insert where the windows were. He saw a Chevy with a door setup he loved. It is a Chevy option, but he has a Ford. Anyone know of a setup like the one below for a Ford?
Now that is a cool idea....never saw one like that before.
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Old 10-04-2011, 08:45 PM   #3178
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I'm chasing a cold start gremlin. The engine idles fine when warmed up:

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Old 10-04-2011, 10:07 PM   #3179
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I'm chasing a cold start gremlin.
If that gutless POS has a carb it probably needs the choke adjusted.
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:19 AM   #3180
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