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Post by vw57drvr on Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:16 pm

I found this bus local, which is amazing since there are so few here. Its a 71 all original, except the paint. It used to be yellow. Looks like the original engine. Has all the seats with minimal wear. Not sure what to do with it yet, but the plan is to just pull the engine to clean and reseal, and get the brakes working. It does have some rust in the outer rockers, but around here they all do. The owner passed away so it hasn't run in about 4 years. Bought it from her daughter. Have the title from 1985 along with some maintenance records and owners manual.




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Post by zabo on Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:43 pm

nice looking find!!
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:28 pm

Nice find!

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Post by Manxdude on Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:55 pm

Keep us posted. Any more pictures?
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Post by bakertim2 on Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:30 pm

Good looking bay. Nice score.
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Post by Dake on Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:53 pm

That is a great looking bus
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Post by Greg on Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:06 am

wow, great barn find
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Post by panic_fan on Wed Apr 06, 2016 1:27 pm

Very Nice indeed. Saw what you gave for it on thesamba.com...Very Nice.
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Post by vw57drvr on Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:09 pm

Thanks. I really want to get started on it. Waiting on rings for the vert so I can get it back together.
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Post by vw57drvr on Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:26 pm

Finally pulled the engine. It has some end play so now I have to decide which direction to go. Heater boxes are shot. And someone duct taped the doghouse on. "Mechanics"
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Post by flyboy161 on Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:25 am

How much end play? You might be able to shim that back to spec as long as the thrust bearing is within tolerance.

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Re: 71 Baywindow carport find

Post by type4revolution on Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:16 pm

Don't think so that will just seize the motor up seen people make that mistake many times.With a bus build something new and give it a fresh start.


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Post by vw57drvr on Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:58 pm

Yeah, I am afraid the engine is just tired. Considering the shape of the heater boxes and the amount of build up, it may have never had a rebuild. Looks like its been out for a clutch but nothing more. All of the fuel hose, vacuum hose, etc. are very old. The old vacuum hose for the power brakes is falling apart. I am pretty positive it would run ok as is, but that would just buy a little time.
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Post by ggaagg57 on Thu Jun 09, 2016 3:48 pm

you may want to pull flywheel and make sure who ever did clutch put the shims back in. i have a line boring bar if you know how to use it.
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Post by vw57drvr on Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:41 pm

As soon as I get my buddy's torque tool I'm pulling it off. I've never used a line boring tool. Have you?
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Post by ggaagg57 on Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:56 pm

yes, but i dont do others peoples cars. if they know how to do it i will let them come over and cut their own case , ive got a friend who will though,
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Post by vw57drvr on Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:17 am

I would love to know how to do it, and find a boring bar. Isn't there a couple different designs? One being more precise than the other?
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Post by ggaagg57 on Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:34 am

i don t know about more precise but there are some that are easier to use than other . i know mark at wills machine shop ln Buford hwy will do them/
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Re: 71 Baywindow carport find

Post by vw57drvr on Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:26 am

I have an acquaintance that is sort of local that can do it. I may give him a try. I appreciate the offer. Being in Rome certainly cuts my options down. Since this is the original engine to the bus, I guess someone that has done it before should probably do it. LOL. If this falls through I may look up the machine shop you mentioned.
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