Austin's 1977 Tintop Camper

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Re: Austin's 1977 Tintop Camper

Post by Kooper271 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:56 am

I made it home safely from last night's third Thursday. The bus ran well.

Not so much this morning. I can't keep it running without holding down the gas pedal.
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Re: Austin's 1977 Tintop Camper

Post by wwebner » Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:42 am

well?

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Re: Austin's 1977 Tintop Camper

Post by Kooper271 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:38 am

It was a couple of small vacuum leaks that appeared. I found them with my smoke machine. Everything is good now.

I replaced my leaky pushrod tube seal (replaced both o-rings, but it was only the case side leaking). Then oil started spraying out of the valve cover onto the f pipe creating a ton of smoke and weird looks at stoplights. Replaced the valve cover gasket and now the same pushrod tube is leaking from the head side :lol:
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Re: Austin's 1977 Tintop Camper

Post by chuckspence » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:32 am

Dang AMC head machining, told you to relieve the sharp edge on the push rod tube bore with a die grinder & carbide burr, but you didn't do it correctly...

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Re: Austin's 1977 Tintop Camper

Post by Kooper271 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:19 pm

Uh Chuck.... I took my heads to your shop and you removed the edge for me.
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Re: Austin's 1977 Tintop Camper

Post by chuckspence » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:39 pm

See, you didn't do it correctly, lube your orings and try again...

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Re: Austin's 1977 Tintop Camper

Post by Kooper271 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:58 pm

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving and I wish you all a happy Christmas.

I've only had the bus out twice since Kelley's Island, and haven't worked on it at all. I still have a couple vacuum leaks to fix, and some oil leaks to ignore.

Aurora wanted to have fall pictures taken, and I managed to get her to let me have the bus in some of the pictures. I also surprised her by proposing (the photographer was in on it).

We are planning on a short engagement for various reasons. Hopefully we can still make it to events, but we will be pretty busy over the next year! Most of our home improvement projects and any major bus-related projects will be going on the back burner.
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Re: Austin's 1977 Tintop Camper

Post by wwebner » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:03 pm

Congratulations Austin and Auroa :)

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Re: Austin's 1977 Tintop Camper

Post by THINGE » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:00 pm

Congratulations!
1966 VW 13 Window Deluxe Bus
1974 VW Thing (2)
1977 VW Westfalia

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Re: Austin's 1977 Tintop Camper

Post by Flamingo » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:41 pm

Congratulations!
I don't weld. I don't fabricate. And I can't even fix most of the things I break. But I do have niche-iness to offer. You're welcome.

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