1960 SO-23 A.K.A. Gunther

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Dual Port wrote: Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:55 am Ken: is there a 5/8" hose nipple on the back side of that breather/oil filler? Or does it vent to the atmosphere?

Option 1- find a 40hp breather like Ken has pictured above. Does anyone know if it will fit the top of Marla's generator stand? (it should?)
Option 2- http://www.ebay.com/itm/Breather-Elemen ... UU&vxp=mtr (or similar)
Option 3- weld a hose nipple on your air cleaner and install a breather hose
Option 4- buy the air cleaner linked in my previous post.

Option 2 might be a little dirty- venting the fumes like that might build up an oil film in the surrounding area. It's a quick fix, though.
Yes there is a 5/8 hose nipple on the oil filler/breather as well as the air cleaner.
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Re: 1960 SO-23 A.K.A. Gunther

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I'm glad you chose to get the correct air cleaner, that's the best way to go. There's a bracket that's homemade on your engine that supports the air cleaner, in a perfect world that could be upgraded to a used German one. Keep an eye open at the swap meets or get one off Samba, here's a couple of links to ones listed:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds ... id=2071075
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds ... id=2050197

$20-30 seems pretty pricey, I'd think this is $5-10 tops at a swap meet. Maybe 6v, Ken, or someone here is sitting on one.

You'll need about 2-3 ft of this hose, too.

http://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/Detai ... ID=N203741
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Lol. Yes that bracket was “temporary” too. Bruce, stop calling out all my flaws. Jeez... :lol: Gunther’s going to get a complex about his rear.

Thanks for the links. I will follow up on it. If anyone has a bracket for sale, let me know.
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Dual Port wrote: Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:36 am I'm glad you chose to get the correct air cleaner, that's the best way to go. There's a bracket that's homemade on your engine that supports the air cleaner, in a perfect world that could be upgraded to a used German one. Keep an eye open at the swap meets or get one off Samba, here's a couple of links to ones listed:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds ... id=2071075
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds ... id=2050197

$20-30 seems pretty pricey, I'd think this is $5-10 tops at a swap meet. Maybe 6v, Ken, or someone here is sitting on one.

You'll need about 2-3 ft of this hose, too.

http://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/Detai ... ID=N203741
The first one listed is for Fresh Air motors and you should get the support finger too so the coil mounting nuts don't pull out or crack the shroud.
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GUNTHER SHOULD ALSO BE EQUIPPED WITH THE 12 VOLT SILVER STICKER FOR HIS SHROUD. HIS REAR NEEDS TO BE READY AND QUALIFIED TO PASS INSPECTION. (DUAL PORT, FIRST-RATE AND VERY THOUGHTFUL HELP.)
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Wow, it has been a long time since I have posted an update to this thread. Not entirely due to lack of work being done, just nothing big or worthy of a post.

I decided to ride out COVID 19 up here in Ohio in lieu of being in FL. I am working from home, so while I am here, I figured I'd get back to a project I intended to start 4 years ago. This past weekend I started cleaning and prepping under the front wheel wells. My goal is to clean and seal the surface rust that is under there. As you will see, this was a much needed project to get to.

All in all, it is pretty solid, I was happy with that. No holes in the metal but some Bondo in the area near the jack points. It felt solid and there isn't a lot of it, so I decided to leave that alone.

So far, I cleaned a very hard and thick layer of dirt and grease from the underside. I used a scraper, Zep Purple cleaner and Pine-sol to get it cleaned. I brushed on some Etch and Prep and let it sit over night to seal the rust. Next will be to wipe it down, let it dry and then 2 coats of primer. I will have to wait for the temps to get a little warmer, or put a heater out there to paint.

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Nice work Marla! Is this the product you are using?

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Klean-Strip ... /100406369

I'm going to do something similar to all my Tacoma frames.
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That looks like the stuff Sean. They may have changed the label? The bottle I have says Phosphoric Etch and Prep. The directions for rust on metal and prep looks the same. Don't forget to use PPE with it.
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Wow, looks good, that bus is a lot cleaner than either of mine was when I got them. Keep up the good work!
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Nice werk!
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