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    Thread: She's goin water cooled...'72 Westfalia

    1. 02-27-2011 12:16 AM #51
      lookin good man
      DHP, bringing the Dry Heat or What?!

      http://dhpvw.com/blog/

      pinstripes by el Roy http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/El-...52145338182434

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      02-27-2011 12:47 AM #52

      "Oh, there you are. It's about friggin time you said hi!!! "
      They don't let me out alot anymore .

      "Bosch P/N 9 127 041 200 * 201 ,I was thinkin' maybe more along the lines of more brand crossapplications like maybe Volvo or marine(sailboat diesel trolling engines) as an alternative place to look:
      http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy&h...ddd8bed91671fa
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      just for grins if'n it hadn't been considered before .
      couldn't hoit .

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      02-27-2011 10:48 AM #53
      Hi Air,

      I wanted to start by saying: What a great build!!! I have a Vanagon and also a scirocco. The Vanagon is mostly unmolested, but the signs indicate that at some point the WBX will give up the ghost....when that happens inline 4 is the replacement that I wil put in there.

      Builds like yours are great and full on ingenuity.... Well any how, About the the alternator belt let me give you some ideas that occurred to me as resources for your issue. Being with the Scirocco list and the forum here I have encountered some very clever people. Here is something I did when swapping from a 65amp alternator to a 90 amp alternator in the scirocco:
      http://www.vintagewatercooleds.com/t...alternator.htm
      Main idea for you is propping that alt pulley of yours out. A couple of large washers and a shaving to the woodruff (sp) key that holds the pulley inline with the shaft of the alternator should get you closer to aliment.

      Another thing is using the crank pulley from another set up to make things even.....here are some belt set ups:
      http://www.vintagewatercooleds.com/t...elts/belts.htm

      And if all of you have some time for great tips here are Timbos tech notes:
      new: http://www.vintagewatercooleds.com/tech/
      old: http://www.vintagewatercooleds.com/tech/old_index.html

      Good luck with the build!!
      Last edited by Neptuno; 02-27-2011 at 10:51 AM. Reason: funny this is post #53.....why is that important? hehe

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      02-27-2011 08:18 PM #54
      Well, "Want" is a subjective term. Mostly I have to use what's handy and fits my budget. And I have lots of sintra available.

      BUT...

      Today I uncovered a local classified ad just offered up a Suzuki fibreglass spare tire cover for a reasonable price. I expect to be picking it up tomorrow. With a bit of rework, it should be just the thing I am looking for.

      Item for sale:


      Artists concept:


      I've been looking at these hanging on the back of RAV4s and CR-Vs for a couple years now and have never been able to lay hands on one. Now it looks like I have that covered.



      Quote Originally Posted by SauerKraut View Post
      As always, some impressive stuff going on there.

      To the guy who wants to use sintra, I'd suggest not using it like that. It's a cheap plastic that isn't intended to withstand prolonged outdoor use and will dry out and eventually become even more brittle and crack from temperature cycles, UV, etc. Even with paint on it, it'll look like crap in a short time. Go with metal or fiberglass.
      Last edited by westfakia; 02-28-2011 at 02:46 PM.

    5. 02-27-2011 09:43 PM #55
      Well after 2 days of parts chasing, I got lucky.






      Last edited by air skooled; 02-27-2011 at 11:59 PM.

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      02-27-2011 09:54 PM #56
      Great stuff, CIS system?

      Just curious, you said you're going to powdercoat the exhaust though, aren't you worried about temperature? Most exhaust go with ceramic coating because of the heat. It doesn't look as cool but does the trick. My bug exhaust was about $60 to do.


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      02-27-2011 10:10 PM #57
      Looks like a Digifant engine and fuel pump to me. CIS would require a different cylinder head and pump.

      Quote Originally Posted by Jade Wombat View Post
      Great stuff, CIS system?

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      02-27-2011 10:20 PM #58
      And the search for the pulley comes to a happy ending.Looks like it's lined up nice now.I wonder what,if any at all, effect different pulley size will have on the alternator.

    9. 02-28-2011 12:02 AM #59
      The powder coat that I use is made for exhaust systems. Will handle 1000 degrees.
      System is digifant II. Alternator won't be affected.

    10. 03-01-2011 08:21 PM #60
      Air,

      What's happening? Any progress pictures?

      Keep em coming.

    11. 03-03-2011 09:34 PM #61
      Well I have managed to catch the dreaded gamboo. Sucks being sick. I have managed to get the radiator setup almost finished. It is in place and am currently running hose's and tubing. The wiring is finished with the exception of the o2 sensor and the fans. The fuel lines are all run and the pump turns on. Still need to come up with a way to mount the MAF. Not going to run the air box, just a cone filter. Pics later.

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      03-03-2011 11:25 PM #62
      Definitely itching for more pics. Work has me out of town and unable to find garage time for my conversion until the weekend, so I am hoping to live vicariously through your images!

    13. 03-05-2011 06:15 PM #63
      Quick update. Started it today. Runs good and the exhaust is fairly quiet . I still feel like crap. Off to buy some more parts.

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      03-05-2011 07:27 PM #64
      Nice!..time for a video,after ya hit the clinic and get that stuff that ails ya cleared up.Glass of Wild Turkey with a cpl ice cubes you'll be up and running at full speed.

    15. 03-05-2011 10:53 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by zzzdanz View Post
      Nice!..time for a video,after ya hit the clinic and get that stuff that ails ya cleared up.Glass of Wild Turkey with a cpl ice cubes you'll be up and running at full speed.
      Done and done.
      It will run better once I set the timing and get it on the street.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIyqNN2whNI

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      03-06-2011 01:20 AM #66
      Just got back in tonight.....

      **** yea!!
      DCI FOR LIFE
      vansquad - poppin your top, bitch!

      dmiw.

    17. 03-06-2011 07:15 AM #67
      Sounds pretty good. Not too loud. When you get a chance I'd really like to see some pictures of the rad set up. You have done one of the better jobs of documenting the conversion that I have seen on the net. Would be a shame not to see the rest of the steps for those who are curious or either planning to do the same.

      Craig

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      03-06-2011 07:32 AM #68
      FWIW I ported my build log into wordpress last night. It'll be a lot easier to make updates now.
      http://www.pottsfamily.ca/wordpress/

      Now to stop messing with computers and crap and find time to get back to working on the bus!

    19. 03-09-2011 11:32 AM #69
      No pictures?

    20. 03-09-2011 03:42 PM #70
      No pics because I'm not finished yet. Still sick. Might be able to work on it today.
      Patience.

    21. 03-12-2011 07:32 AM #71
      Thanks Air.

      Bad case of garage time envy here. We had two days of 15 plus cms of snow this week again. It will be at least another month before I get my bus out of storage.

      Craig

    22. 03-13-2011 05:11 AM #72
      Well crap. So I got alot of work done to the radiator setup today. About ready to install it and I decided I needed a few parts before doing so. Was heading to the parts store about 6:30 pm tonight and some moron decided it was OK to drive right into us. So were OK, my right leg is giving me some pain though. Car might be totaled since it is older, guess we'll find out monday or tuesday.
      I'll post tomorrow if I can still walk.

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      03-13-2011 11:26 AM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by air skooled View Post
      Well crap. So I got alot of work done to the radiator setup today. About ready to install it and I decided I needed a few parts before doing so. Was heading to the parts store about 6:30 pm tonight and some moron decided it was OK to drive right into us. So were OK, my right leg is giving me some pain though. Car might be totaled since it is older, guess we'll find out monday or tuesday.
      I'll post tomorrow if I can still walk.
      Ouch! Glad you are still with us; I lost a cousin to a T-bone collision on Friday afternoon. She was only 40 and leaves 5 kids behind. Hope you make out OK with the insurance and that your leg pain is temporary.

    24. 03-13-2011 10:43 PM #74
      Thanks. Leg feels better today. Sorry for your loss.

    25. 03-13-2011 11:04 PM #75
      There are 2 factory holes that I picked up in the front of the bus that I used to mount the radiator to. Drilled them a little larger and installed nutserts.




      Made a fan shroud out of 16 ga galvanized steel. Mounted 2 taurus fans.




      Used 1 1/2" angle iron.











      Installed.


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