1970 San Francisco westfalia resto

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Treated myself to an AEM wideband a while ago, was £170 but no more small fortunes spent at the dyno. Finally fitted it today.



 
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Afternoon in the shop making fresh oil lines, An-10 PTFE Teflon pipe and anodised fittings, all from torques U.K. same company who I used for my fuel & nitrous plumbing







Really happy with the new cooler install, should really pull the air through it there




Everything on the bus done, can put the 2276 straight in once it’s built 😎
 

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Well I’m going to the dark side of lubrication, fully synthetic 😬



A very controversial decision on the samba but they are opinionated twats on there.

Pros:
More efficient heat transfer
Greater film strength
Better lubrication qualities
Can go longer between changes

Cons:
Price (cheaper than a wrecked motor though)
 

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Had some heat proof sleeving arrive from torques today, this will be used on lines which to the remote oil filter under the left battery tray from the engine. Plan is it will keep the heat radiated from the header off the oil lines and hopefully reduce oil temp a fraction.



 

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So the other day I thought I’d better give my 48’s some attention and a clean as they’ve sat dry for a few months. Wound the needle valve out on 1 and disaster 🫣 it pulled the thread…. 😡 don’t know how or why but it did.

Thankfully I was able to sort it with a helicoil, now my ocd is making me do the other side too 😂





 

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Finished my carbs today, thought as I was in this deep I’d go the whole hog so stripped them down, went next door and aqua blasted the carb bodies and the manifolds then rebuilt them. Very happy with the end result 😎 Took a lot of time to do the modifications but it will result in more power.



 
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I cracked a piece of glass in 1 of my Louvre windows the other week, couldn’t find 1 anywhere and getting a glass 1 cut was surpassingly expensive so for a touch more £ I got 6 cut in lexan. Stronger, won’t scratch and a lot lighter. I know my bus is a heavy pop top westy but the direction I’m going any amount of weight saved will help
 

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I brought another pair of gasburner replicas from JBW wheels on Wednesday, too service (arrived at my house Friday 😃 so I could fit the M&H race master drag radials I picked up.





They are a snug fit but went on without any issues, fill them arches nicely too. Will only use these on the strip, have my regular 215/60’s for road use even though they look cool as f*ck 😬
 

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Then went over to see hector earlier this evening, my new 2276 is coming along nicely and will be done very soon 😬😬



Didn’t realise how big the gene berg sump is until it’s on the engine, luckily I’m not super cool with a really low bus 😂
 

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