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How much for the interior of the VW?


Mary

Don't mess with us old folks, we don't get old by being stupid!
1968 Barth trailer, 1975 Barth Motorhome and 1985 Barth Motorhome

 
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If you want it, or know someone who does, you can have it! Thumbs Up


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86 Regal SE 33 Tag axle--"98" Monarch 37
Chev P3(7) 454TBI--------Cummins 8.3 300 hp
400 hp fuel injected-------6 spd Allison, Spartan MM
 
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I do! Will go in my Dodge van/camper.


Mary

Don't mess with us old folks, we don't get old by being stupid!
1968 Barth trailer, 1975 Barth Motorhome and 1985 Barth Motorhome

 
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Steve I envy your time and talent! Keep keeping us informed and entertained! Moving along nicely!


Dana & Lynn
1994 34ft Side Entry Aristocrat
Christened - DBarth
Spartan Chassis
6BTA 5.9L 230hp Cummins
Allison MD-3060 6 speed
15040S Eaton rear
Banks PowerPack
PacBrake
ProSine 2.5 Watt Inverter/Charger
245 watts solar panels
Blue Sky 3000i
#3895
1972 22ft
Christened Camp Barth
No motor, no tranny, no running water
Electric 110 and 12 volt intact and running
Still mobile as a toad with newer brakes, tires and lights
Original Fridgeking Air conditioner
 
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Steve,
Nice, I am still missing my old Westie 1977 (was chrome yellow too), kept it for 16 years, lots of good memories, sold it for over twice the price paid, almost kept it as a toad, keeping an eye on your project and maybe one day ...
(hope you put 6 ply tires on it, make a big difference for crosswind)
 
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Every time I see this thread it reminds me of Doug, his buddy, and I taking a Westie pop-up to Michigan for deer hunting. It had the god-awful automatic, and was a fully loaded camper, but if you were going downhill and the engine stayed running, it was a pretty cool vehicle. BTW Steve, if the inside of the distributor falls apart, it will quit running.


Dan & Suzy Z
'81 Euro 28 - Slide Show
454 Chevy


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I found a VW bus in decent condition; with a little sheetmetal work and new paint, it looks modern (still need to put on the flower and peace decals - and a Mary Jane fragrance pod):



Rusty


MilSpec AMG 6.5L TD 230HP; built-to-order by Peninsular Engines:  Hi-pop injectors, gear-driven camshaft, non-waste-gated, high-output turbo, 18:1 pistons.  Fuel economy increased by 15-20%, power, WOW!"StaRV II"

'94 28' Breakaway: MilSpec AMG 6.5L TD 230HP

Nelson and Chester, not-spoiled Golden Retrievers

Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not.
In either case the idea is quite staggering.
- Arthur C. Clarke

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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Rusty:
I found a VW bus in decent condition; with a little sheetmetal work and new paint, it looks modern

Might want to change the front emblem (or is that the way they write VW in Japan?)

(still need to put on the flower and peace decals - and a Mary Jane fragrance pod)

I thought they all smelled that way... a variation of the "new car smell"? ROTFLMAO


8607-3346-33TFPOB------9708-M0037-37MM-01
86 Regal SE 33 Tag axle--"98" Monarch 37
Chev P3(7) 454TBI--------Cummins 8.3 300 hp
400 hp fuel injected-------6 spd Allison, Spartan MM
 
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I'm in the market for a soccer ball... java


Rusty


MilSpec AMG 6.5L TD 230HP; built-to-order by Peninsular Engines:  Hi-pop injectors, gear-driven camshaft, non-waste-gated, high-output turbo, 18:1 pistons.  Fuel economy increased by 15-20%, power, WOW!"StaRV II"

'94 28' Breakaway: MilSpec AMG 6.5L TD 230HP

Nelson and Chester, not-spoiled Golden Retrievers

Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not.
In either case the idea is quite staggering.
- Arthur C. Clarke

It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I've been searching thirty years to find her and thank her - W. C. Fields
 
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Finally getting back to this project. Mechanic
Mounted new tires, replaced the lenses and bulbs in all the running lights with LEDs. Replaced headlights, all lights working well now. Rebuilt the carb to get the idle stable, installed new air filter.

Ordered more parts: new foam cushions and seat covers for both front seats, wipers, magnetic oil drain plug.





Engine now runs OK but leaks oil from the pushrod tubes. Installed a pressure gauge to check oil pressure, it seems normal so I will just do a top end rebuild.

Removed the rear bumper and skirt, also muffler. Ready to drop the engine soon.



to be continued: Mechanic


8607-3346-33TFPOB------9708-M0037-37MM-01
86 Regal SE 33 Tag axle--"98" Monarch 37
Chev P3(7) 454TBI--------Cummins 8.3 300 hp
400 hp fuel injected-------6 spd Allison, Spartan MM
 
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What fun. I am looking for a diesel VW bus. They made this bus the last couple of years with a gas engine and diesel was an option. Add a turbo to diesel and you are set to go.


'92 Barth Breakaway - 30'
5.9 Cummins (6B) 300+ HP
2000 Allison
Front entrance
 
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quote:
a turbo to diesel

Yes Gary, the VW turbo diesel was peppy little diesel. I had Turbo diesel put in a VW rabbit pickup truck. That was a perfect match.
Another VW Jetta was not a turbo, but it had a grease car kit in the car when I purchased it. Left it run anywhere I went, and folks gathered round to find out where to purchase the funnel cakes and fries. It always made the drivers behind me stop somewhere to eat.
I sill have to put the turbo diesel in my 1987 Ford. You might find a turbo diesel bus already done on eBay.
Sorry Steve VW, We know you are not a diesel nut, but a gasser nut. You will probably put a high performance Volkswagen engine in that bus with Scat heads or something.
 
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I considered big jugs, dual carbs, etc but 1600 stocker is probably all I'll need for a toad. (I've always been fond of big jugs in the right context) ROTFLMAO

I can always hotrod later when I get the rest done. My new Barth trans will be here on Wed, after that the VW gets the wrench. Mechanic


8607-3346-33TFPOB------9708-M0037-37MM-01
86 Regal SE 33 Tag axle--"98" Monarch 37
Chev P3(7) 454TBI--------Cummins 8.3 300 hp
400 hp fuel injected-------6 spd Allison, Spartan MM
 
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Pertronix ignitor is a good investment. No point adjustment. Starts faster, more top end power. In a VW bus any power loss or gain is noticeable.


1986 31' Regal -1976 Class C
454/T400 P30 -350/T400 G30
twin cntr beds - 21' rear bath
 
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There is a module of some sort in the distributor already. It may not be installed correctly because the vacuum advance cannot fully turn the baseplate.

It will be inspected soon. If I don't trust what is there I will gladly take your advice with the Pertronix setup. Thanks! Thumbs Up


8607-3346-33TFPOB------9708-M0037-37MM-01
86 Regal SE 33 Tag axle--"98" Monarch 37
Chev P3(7) 454TBI--------Cummins 8.3 300 hp
400 hp fuel injected-------6 spd Allison, Spartan MM
 
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