About That Adventure Thing.....

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Re: About That Adventure Thing.....

Post by Amskeptic » Sun Oct 30, 2011 8:30 am

ruckman101 wrote:It would appear to be even more restricted, in terms of air-flow. What is the correct application for the one you tossed?
neal
The truncated one is for splitties, where the engine is located higher up in the chassis thus needing that dip down low to clear the bumper.
"Restriction" only occurs at maximum rpm where these bus engines are designed to strangle themselves before self-destructing. For decades and decades, VW buses have been trundling across the landscape in their maddenly slow way, happily... with no oil filters, even. :blackeye:
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Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 104,650 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
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Post by airkooledchris » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:22 am

Amskeptic wrote:Meanwhile, Hambone? Please do me a favor ... go to the place that sold you my muffler and tailpipe and please please please let them know that THIS is the correct tailpipe for 1968-1971 Transporters:
Part # 211251237B

As Seen On Elwood
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NOT that ugly ass bent truncated gnarly putrefication that I had to rip off and chuck in the dumpster yesterday
#211251237A

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Someone in Homer, Georgia "Have a lot of these" for $11 each on The Samba classifieds right now:
NOS Bus Tail Pipe 68-71 Model
Part #211-251-237 B
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might be worth picking up a couple 2/3 spares while they are out there.
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Re: About That Adventure Thing.....

Post by Amskeptic » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:46 am

airkooledchris wrote:
Someone in Homer, Georgia "Have a lot of these" for $11 each on The Samba classifieds right now
NOS Bus Tail Pipe 68-71 Model
Part #211-251-237 B
might be worth picking up a couple 2/3 spares while they are out there.
They fail at the "bend" test. See that ripple where the mandrel must not have had a decent grip, and the curve doesn't quite make it to a full 90*? I do not think those are NOS at all. These Wolfsburg West deals are dead smooth consistent and radiused uber-correctly. But thanks for keeping an eye peeled.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 104,650 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: About That Adventure Thing.....

Post by airkooledchris » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:30 am

"better airflow" or "flaccid exhaust" ?- YOU decide!

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Post by hambone » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:16 am

Eh when you get a bagful of discount parts on the fly from a kind lackey, there are bound to be some errors. If you lived here we'd just go in and exchange it.
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Post by Amskeptic » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:33 pm

hambone wrote:Eh when you get a bagful of discount parts on the fly from a kind lackey, there are bound to be some errors. If you lived here we'd just go in and exchange it.
After smelling exhaust for so long, I am very happy with the tailpipe that makes it to the slipstream. There is something about those pictured pipes that are not working for me ... like they are too short.

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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 104,650 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: About That Adventure Thing.....

Post by hambone » Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:40 pm

As our cars atrophy, we are saddled with compromise. It's frustrating!
It's also a matter of cost. Sometimes a rig up is good enough. God help you if ya try to disassemble anything...but it can last many years.
Nothing to do with anything, but why is the stock electrical system so fragile? It works well, but God help you if ya try to disassemble.
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Post by Amskeptic » Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:48 pm

hambone wrote:why is the stock electrical system so fragile? It works well, but God help you if ya try to disassemble.
They are not so much fragile as beaten. People yank those connectors off the spades with violent wiggling and thrashing and that of course weakens the connection. A nice easy pry with a small screwdriver straight back, followed by a DeOx gel re-attachment, and these systems last for a half million miles.
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 104,650 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: About That Adventure Thing.....

Post by dingo » Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:26 pm

Heat plus oil....makes insulation brittle and crack

Anyways...I never liked those Bosch early style f.I. Inceptor connectors
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Re: About That Adventure Thing.....

Post by Bleyseng » Tue Nov 13, 2012 9:16 am

dingo wrote:Heat plus oil....makes insulation brittle and crack

Anyways...I never liked those Bosch early style f.I. Inceptor connectors
Try working with those crappy Djet FI connectors that fall off as the rubber boots are what hold them in.
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