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Re: New Owner, 70' Fasty

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:12 am
by wdollie6
Unfortunately ISP West out of stock on Type 3 filter so after conversation with Colin during our meet up will attempt to make a bus version work, hate to add additional connections bu so be it. After cleaning up tank found too many pinholes to ever have confidence in the tank. Attempted to weld a couple but metal was to thinned by corrosion, now in the market for a used tank.

Re: New Owner, 70' Fasty

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:14 am
by wdollie6
Good news is that Colin, not much help from me was able to get the engine running, mouse nest cloud and all. While it was a very short run the engine didn't sound bad at all. Starter or switch now in need of some love as one or the other gave up the ghost during our trials.

Re: New Owner, 70' Fasty

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:33 am
by Amskeptic
Tying it in with the Itinerary

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Re: New Owner, 70' Fasty

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:02 am
by asiab3
Congrats!

I know its a long shot, but there are a few shops in Southern California that restore tanks for classic cars. Even if it's not classic specific, you might be able to find a shop that can weld or braze the holes up and clean the inside of the tank at the same time. Worst case, Orozco's in Long Beach takes shipments of classic tanks all the time, see what their pricing is: (562) 920-1871

These guys ship fast:
http://www.evwparts.com/vwparts/311133511C.html

Some internet browsing tells us this filter works great, though it's a little larger:
https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.ph ... 0382&jsn=1

Robbie

EDIT: Genuine Bosch still available, apparently, if you like shipping and VAT…
https://www.onlinecarparts.co.uk/bosch-1155755.html

Re: New Owner, 70' Fasty

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:02 am
by wdollie6
Unfortunately they too are 'out of stock'! I have ordered some of the round metal filters, will have to be creative with mounting location.

Re: New Owner, 70' Fasty

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:46 am
by wdollie6
Ordered a good used tank from Joel Mitchell, Boo-Koo Z's, in WA, should have next week. Fairly cost effective, includes a working sender. My tank is too far gone for repair, one entire side was filled with holes, metal felt and sounded flimsy, not taking a chance. I discussed this with Joel and he indicated that he will ensure that it is a solid tank, he has quite a few in stock.

Re: New Owner, 70' Fasty

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:52 am
by wdollie6
Finally back to the Fasty, used fuel tank received and cleaned, in excellent condition. Also new fuel pump (E2000) is installed and wired. As noted above we had an issue during Colin's visit with something in the starter circuit. After determining that both the starter and the solenoid were fine when jumped with a screw driver, determined that the switch was kaput so ordered and installed another, problem solved. Unfortunately while pulling the signal switch out of the column housing I found a small brass piece that came out with it, see below. Anyone with an idea where this may go as this switch was fully functional prior to pulling it out.
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Re: New Owner, 70' Fasty

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:00 pm
by Amskeptic
wdollie6 wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:52 am
I found a small brass piece that came out with it, see below. Anyone with an idea where this may go as this switch was fully functional prior to pulling it out.
Does it relate to the mounting screws like those long roll pins do on the late-model bus?

Does it relate to the wire holder? Do you see contact areas on it? Brass would suggest electrical, like a grounding rod that goes between the plastic switch body and metal somewhere down the tube? Aw heck, ask Type 3 forum over at theSamba and let us know . . .
Colin

Re: New Owner, 70' Fasty

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:14 am
by wdollie6
Colin, I searched the switch for shadows of the part, nothing, clearly it is electrical in nature. When I slid the switch out it was with the main device, i.e. it fell out immediately. The part is not broken as it has no rough edges or ends, hopeful that it can be slid back in, once I know where, of course.

Per your suggestion I have posted on the Samba, hopefully someone can provide insight.

Re: New Owner, 70' Fasty

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:17 pm
by wdollie6
I was asked by Colin to post some pictures of my Fasty's FeO2, better known as rust. Fenders are now off and repairs can commence as soon as I get time allotted from countless other projects that have built up over the pre-retirement years, "yes honey I'll get to that when I retire...". Time to pay the piper.

Regardless of above I will find time to repair this Fasty, the more work I do the more excited I become. Body work will commence while I continue to work on other items such as brakes, wiring updates, engine troubleshooting and cleanup, etc.. Below see the pics, in some ways better than anticipate in some ways worse. For example didn't expect the rather large and disgusting mouse nest in the rear seat, as I found in the Bus mice urine has no respect for metal. The rear seat structure and body below were destroyed. In addition both rockers will have to be replaced, as can be seen already have the replacements, they are a little different in the rear but should work.

I'll provide fender pics soon. Much work to do, let the fun begin.

Re: New Owner, 70' Fasty

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:46 pm
by Amskeptic
wdollie6 wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:17 pm
I'll provide fender pics soon. Much work to do, let the fun begin.

Yowouch, that is some challenging stuff with the multi-layered sandwich construction. Are you the sole welder? Where are your repair pieces coming from, donors, fabricators?
Colin

Re: New Owner, 70' Fasty

Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:51 pm
by wdollie6
Donor pieces from Boo Koo Z in Washington State. Welding will be interesting, but will be taking my time and doing it right. Looking forward to the challenge.

Re: New Owner, 70' Fasty

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:10 am
by wdollie6
Ok, first attempt at panel welding, drivers side rear fender patch. Came out okay, of course this is the easiest fender of the four.

Hopefully will improve both time it takes and appearance with experience, had some weld blow outs which are a pia to repair.

Re: New Owner, 70' Fasty

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:25 pm
by Amskeptic
wdollie6 wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:10 am
Ok, first attempt at panel welding, drivers side rear fender patch. Came out okay, of course this is the easiest fender of the four.

Hopefully will improve both time it takes and appearance with experience, had some weld blow outs which are a pia to repair.
Good start. Do you like welding?
Colin

Re: New Owner, 70' Fasty

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:10 am
by wdollie6
Welding is okay once you have the settings correct, problem is that with varying metal thicknesses it is a constant challenge. I've done "crude" welding before, structurally okay but not pretty, now have to learn pretty, especially on the fenders. Hopefully will be fine, won't be any worse than the "professional" who welded on Fatboy...