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Re: Finally!

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:44 am

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Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:29 am
Finally found the correct plaid for the seats and investigating the cost to repair/restore the seats to their former glory. I have leather seats which was a rare option so I want to have the worn piece replaced and new plaid inserts made like this picture.
Westy plaid would look handsome . . . orange.
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Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 00,000/7 miles
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Re: Finally!

Post by Bleyseng » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:48 am

There is now an original orange plaid too, I just saw it in a car and for me that's a no go. It was in a silver car too so it looked silly as the silver car's originally had the grey/black plaid as an optional fabric color choice for 75/76.
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Re: Finally!

Post by Amskeptic » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:24 pm

Bleyseng wrote:
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There is now an original orange plaid too, I just saw it in a car and for me that's a no go. It was in a silver car too so it looked silly as the silver car's originally had the grey/black plaid as an optional fabric color choice for 75/76.
I don't see the orange working with silver, but I see it working with orange!
Colin
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Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 00,000/7 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: Finally!

Post by Bleyseng » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:41 pm

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The car now
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70 Ghia vert, black, stock 1600SP,- 139,000 miles,
76 914 2.1L-Nepal Orange- 160,000+ miles
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Re: Finally!

Post by tommu » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:37 pm

Lovely. Orange is the perfect colour.

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Re: Finally!

Post by Bleyseng » Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:47 am

Got over 500 miles on the rebuild so it was oil change and adjust the valves. I had forgotten what a piece of sh*t job it is to adjust the valves. Heat exchangers are in the way well, almost totally in the way and if you get one hand in there you can do it. Lots of scrapes and scratches and cursing but I got it done. Painted the valve covers again but I need to sandblast another set and paint them up right as this set is getting sorry looking. Two valves were tight but that's all and now it sings going down the road again. Now to put in the Pertronix
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70 Ghia vert, black, stock 1600SP,- 139,000 miles,
76 914 2.1L-Nepal Orange- 160,000+ miles
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Re: Finally!

Post by Bleyseng » Wed May 29, 2019 2:11 pm

Did some rust repairs and on all the paint chips in the rear trunk. Used a rattle can I had laying around to paint it after treatments of Ospho and primer. Came out pretty darn good and re-installed a early foam pad for sound deadening.
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77 Sage Green Westy- CS 2.0L-160,000 miles
70 Ghia vert, black, stock 1600SP,- 139,000 miles,
76 914 2.1L-Nepal Orange- 160,000+ miles
http://bleysengaway.blogspot.com/

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Re: Finally!

Post by Amskeptic » Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:56 pm

Bleyseng wrote:
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Did some rust repairs and on all the paint chips in the rear trunk. Used a rattle can I had laying around to paint it after treatments of Ospho and primer. Came out pretty darn good and re-installed a early foam pad for sound deadening.

Is that masonite on the floor of the trunk closest to us? Where is the foam?
Mann filters suck.
Colin
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 00,000/7 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: Finally!

Post by Bleyseng » Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:51 am

That masonite is the early foam sound deadening/heat foam piece from a early 70 914. When did they change the Mann filters as the ones I have are full size.
Geoff
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70 Ghia vert, black, stock 1600SP,- 139,000 miles,
76 914 2.1L-Nepal Orange- 160,000+ miles
http://bleysengaway.blogspot.com/

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Re: Finally!

Post by Bleyseng » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:41 am

Added some LED bulbs to the instruments and what a difference as at night I can finally see the darn things. Now to install some in my Westy.
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77 Sage Green Westy- CS 2.0L-160,000 miles
70 Ghia vert, black, stock 1600SP,- 139,000 miles,
76 914 2.1L-Nepal Orange- 160,000+ miles
http://bleysengaway.blogspot.com/

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Re: Finally!

Post by tommu » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:24 am

What did you use as a drop in replacement? I'd like to do this before I re-fit my AC evaporator lose easy access to the dials.

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Re: Finally!

Post by Bleyseng » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:58 am

I got the LED bulbs from 914Rubber. They don't work with the stock light switch dimmer though but I don't care as they aren't that bright at night like some modern cars.
Geoff
77 Sage Green Westy- CS 2.0L-160,000 miles
70 Ghia vert, black, stock 1600SP,- 139,000 miles,
76 914 2.1L-Nepal Orange- 160,000+ miles
http://bleysengaway.blogspot.com/

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Re: Finally!

Post by asiab3 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:36 pm

Telford Dorr (he is registered here I think) has an excellent article on creating a dimmer switch for LEDs that don’t respond to voltage drop dimming. Some diodes do, some don’t, and I don’t know the difference besides my anecdotal experience that the flagrantly LED expensive ribbon I get from movie lighting shops work fine with the stock dimmer...

http://flowcon.us/td/LedDashLightConversion/

^ available during waking hours only. He’s using a private server! (So it times out at night.) Don’t tell the republicans!

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Re: Finally!

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:45 pm

Bleyseng wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:51 am
That masonite is the early foam sound deadening/heat foam piece from a early 70 914. When did they change the Mann filters as the ones I have are full size.
See: Pompous A$$ Gets Schooled @ Bus Depot

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I would be most-interested to hear of the air filter you use. Does yours require the full thickness? Did Porsche ever change to a shallower air filter box? Fred Vandegrift said that the skinny C2290 was for 411/412s.
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 00,000/7 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Re: Finally!

Post by Bleyseng » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:07 am

C2290 is also for the 2.0L 914's which is the thinner air filter as I the same ones for both cars. Never noticed it before.
Geoff
77 Sage Green Westy- CS 2.0L-160,000 miles
70 Ghia vert, black, stock 1600SP,- 139,000 miles,
76 914 2.1L-Nepal Orange- 160,000+ miles
http://bleysengaway.blogspot.com/

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