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When are you putting in the wood burning stove?
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What type of mattress are you going to use on that platform? I hear memory foam gets really hard in the cold and becomes unbearable to sleep on and an air mattress never gets warm. Just curious what you are planning to use.

No comments on the wood working. I think you do what you can to make it function the way you want. It's your bus, do what works for you.
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I bought something similar to this. SInce I hate camping, I only used it once. It was (is) a good product. Sometimes you can find them cheaper.

https://www.amazon.com/Olee-Sleep-Tri-F ... 8111&psc=1
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We use two of what Sean has -- side by side.
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I use a hospital bed mattress pad that's part gel and part regular foam. They're $100-150 online, I bought it at a garage sale for $10. It's only about 3-4" thick but very comfortable, even after 7 straight nights on the last big trip.
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One problem on the Qwesty trip- the fuel pump pivot pin fell out on the way home. Not a big problem, it took about 20 minutes to diagnose and repair it since I had a pump and tools with me. Oddly enough this is the THIRD time on three different vehicles this has happened in the last 10 years! Once I returned home I put a bolt in it (with a dab of weld) and reinstalled it.
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Dual Port wrote: Wed Aug 31, 2022 10:09 am One problem on the Qwesty trip- the fuel pump pivot pin fell out on the way home. Not a big problem, it took about 20 minutes to diagnose and repair it since I had a pump and tools with me. Oddly enough this is the THIRD time on three different vehicles this has happened in the last 10 years! Once I returned home I put a bolt in it (with a dab of weld) and reinstalled it.
I by chance bought one of these when I was having issues with the OE pump on the truck. Comes with e-clips on the pivot pin. They claim testing up to E85 on their components.

https://ecat.spectrapremium.com/en/part ... plications
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I read chatter on Samba about a 39mm PICT so I thought I'd give it a shot, I know Ebay would refund my money if I wasn't happy. For those not fluent in carbs, that means the venturi is 5mm (almost 1/4") larger than stock, which flows much more air. I bought this and installed it to replace the 34PICT and it works great, and gives at least 5+ HP, enough to feel. Really surprised at how well it runs, the only minor modification was the fuel inlet was setup for 1/4" hose rather than the 5.5mm that VW uses. It is a no-name Chinese unit with nothing cast into the carb at all.

Most of the adjustments had to be tinkered with, which is expected. It comes with a bunch of different size jets, I thought a 138 would be a good place to start so I pulled the main jet and it has a 138 in it. I've only put about 50 miles on it, but the 1904 loves it!
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And the fuel inlet threads in! ;)
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Dual Port wrote: Wed Nov 02, 2022 6:01 pmthe only minor modification was the fuel inlet was setup for 1/4" hose rather than the 5.5mm that VW uses.
For $100 and your time and expertise, I'd say that's a great investment!

So you threaded the housing itself or inserted a threaded insert?

Would all the other components from a Solex/Brosol 34 fit into it? Float, jets, choke etc.

Curious if the body is wider so as to cause "fit" issues with those running alternators?
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