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Post by bumblebuggy on Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:28 pm

Broke fuel pump on the way to work tonight. Had to be rescued by the wife. Second fuel pump to crap out in two years. I'll be adding a spare to my emergency kit now.
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Post by frehstan on Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:16 pm

bumblebuggy wrote:Broke fuel pump on the way to work tonight. Had to be rescued by the wife. Second fuel pump to crap out in two years. I'll be adding a spare to my emergency kit now.

I had the pin fall out on the way to work two weeks ago. There it sat next to the Alternator stand, I was able to pull the pump enough to get the pin in and be on my way. I ment to swap it with a spare I had carried in the bus until about two months prior but didn't. Two nights later same thing happened and got a ride with a co-worker who stopped. Next morning I went back found the pin, put it in, got started turned around on the way home and made it about 150 yards before the pin fell out again. I tried to work on the pump for about 30 minutes before realizing the pivoting piece had wallowed out and even rigging with screws drill bits and the like would not get it to pump. I too called for backup, the wife, I took a pic of the pump on my phone set it to her and described the blue and yellow box it was in. She arrived in about 35 minutes I got it in and started and with the carb stuck on full throttle due to some rushed carb priming I made to a gas station to fix the carb and fill up. This is my third pump in about 5 years. I found the old leaking one with a good pin and will maybe make the wallowed one live again.
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Post by peregrine67 on Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:51 am

I learned that POR15 is like poison ivy. you get any of that stuff on you and you keep it for a few weeks.
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Post by Hobug on Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:39 am

After seeing several pins fall out of fuel pumps, I started peening and JB Welding the pins in.
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Post by Bugman114 on Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:44 pm

i went electric, and never looked back, lol.

spent the day testing 2 different exhausts. I've been running just a header for a while now, and got tired of it. first tried a quietpack. the low end was nice, but on the top end it was struggling. yanked that shit off, and went with a welded up pipe from an old stinger flange. was running it before, but hated the horrible lack of power. discovered that the PO welded a big fat nut on the inside for some reason, and a smaller tube on the end that only had a 1/2'' hole. so all the exhaust had to flow thru that tiny hole. so i cut that stuff out so its clear, and now it runs MUCH better. nice bottom and top end. Its basically the same as running a stinger, cept has a deeper tone, but from the inside it sounds like a lawnmower Laughing
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Post by peregrine67 on Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:34 am

Broke two 1/2" breaker bars tryng to loosen up the 36mm bolts to do the rear brakes. Thanks for the help Pete. Sorry to break your tools.
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Post by fluxcap on Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:36 am

peregrine67 wrote:Broke two 1/2" breaker bars tryng to loosen up the 36mm bolts to do the rear brakes. Thanks for the help Pete. Sorry to break your tools.
You and Pete need to chip in $30 each, and get the torque tool to share. It's well worth the money and you'll use it for life!

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Post by peregrine67 on Wed Aug 17, 2011 9:35 am

good idea.
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Post by Grifspop on Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:14 am

peregrine67 wrote:Broke two 1/2" breaker bars tryng to loosen up the 36mm bolts to do the rear brakes. Thanks for the help Pete. Sorry to break your tools.

Man, one of those rear brake drum bolts is really on there! The first 1/2 breaker bar that broke was a Snap On, the second one was a Matco- both strong tools- I suggested to Michael that we try the torque multiplier next
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Post by fried_chicken on Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:47 am

Wow.
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Post by zabo on Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:36 pm

Grifspop wrote:
peregrine67 wrote:Broke two 1/2" breaker bars tryng to loosen up the 36mm bolts to do the rear brakes. Thanks for the help Pete. Sorry to break your tools.

Man, one of those rear brake drum bolts is really on there! The first 1/2 breaker bar that broke was a Snap On, the second one was a Matco- both strong tools- I suggested to Michael that we try the torque multiplier next

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Post by Bugman114 on Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:49 pm

i bent the hell out of a 3/4'' drive slider breaker bar gettin the nut off my 72. and also broke 2 1/2'' craftsman bars. it was so stuck on there, i had to stand on the end of a 6 foot pole on the 3/4'' breaker bar, and have two people sit in the backseat, because the tire kept sliding on the pavement. and i have 205's on the rear Laughing
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Post by Grifspop on Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:05 pm

It's tough to keep the tire from spinning when you're trying to break it loose. We were lucky that Michael's emergency brake still worked somewhat on Judy. One side went pop, and loosened right up. Then 2 breaker bars went Pop, and that ended the project that evening.
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Post by DOODLE BUGG on Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:08 am

i made a tool that works great for this i will post a pic later you dont even have to strain your self
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Post by jamrens on Fri Aug 19, 2011 3:45 pm

i fit my rear fenders to my baja... Now i have got to finishing my motor and get a lower a pillar patch to get her back on the road.. god i miss my car...
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Post by peregrine67 on Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:03 pm

Put the motor in the back of my truck. Taking it to Doodle's tomorrow to get a pro to see what condition it's in.
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Post by DOODLE BUGG on Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:46 pm

iv done nothing to my vws in about 2 weeks other than fit my new wheels on my bus but ivbeen sweating doing grading an digging its going to pay off i got 18 yards of concrete coming at 7 am i hopeto have my shop up an running soon an there will be an open house an a bond fire the get together will probably be around 9/24/2011 keep your ears open you will hear about it
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Post by Grifspop on Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:06 pm

With Jack's help, we got my Oval headed to Love's Trim Shop for the interior -

Should look real nice when Kip is finished with it!!!











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Post by DiggerD on Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:30 pm

Nice!! Can't wait to see it finished!! Cool
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Post by peregrine67 on Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:37 am

DOODLE BUGG wrote: i hopeto have my shop up an running soon an there will be an open house an a bond fire the get together will probably be around 9/24/2011 keep your ears open you will hear about it
definitely keep us all posted.
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Post by peregrine67 on Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:39 am

DiggerD wrote:Nice!! Can't wait to see it finished!! Cool
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Post by BKiller on Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:04 am

Kip loses 2 points for watching American Chopper!
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Re: What did you do to your volkswagen today?

Post by Grifspop on Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:23 am

BKiller wrote:Kip loses 2 points for watching American Chopper!

I think he was using American Chopper to lull his little girl to sleep
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Post by DiggerD on Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:57 pm

American Chopper.............isn't that the show where the old one yells at the younger one and then the dumb one does something stupid?? scratch
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Post by peregrine67 on Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:57 pm

New points, condenser and fuel pump and we crunk her up.

She idled nice and smoothly.
Brought it home and reinstalled it.

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