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Oregon VW forum => For Sale, Wanted or Trade => Started by: Mark Evans on February 28, 2015, 07:36:06 PM

Title: Wtd: '69-'71 Poptop Westy
Post by: Mark Evans on February 28, 2015, 07:36:06 PM
Yeah, I know. Who doesn't these days. Prefer runner/driver. shoot me a message if you know of...
Title: Re: Wtd: '69-'71 Poptop Westy
Post by: notched on February 28, 2015, 10:03:58 PM
I just saw a nice tin top for sale... The pop tops are getting up there in asking price!
Title: Re: Wtd: '69-'71 Poptop Westy
Post by: Mark Evans on March 01, 2015, 08:30:19 PM
And picked this up today! Drove it home for less than 5k! "68 Riviera camper but has a '71 disc brake front end, gas heater w/aux fan. Well cared for, has 1600 dp, 009, dual 34 ict's. Notice the clean rockers, wheel wells, dog legs, ect! Wow!
Title: Re: Wtd: '69-'71 Poptop Westy
Post by: notched on March 01, 2015, 10:23:27 PM
Score!
Title: Re: Wtd: '69-'71 Poptop Westy
Post by: stealth67vw on March 02, 2015, 10:13:14 AM
This just popped up http://medford.craigslist.org/cto/4895742621.html (http://medford.craigslist.org/cto/4895742621.html)
Title: Re: Wtd: '69-'71 Poptop Westy
Post by: Mark Evans on March 02, 2015, 08:26:02 PM
Yeah, saw that one. Didn't want a t-4 motor.
Title: Re: Wtd: '69-'71 Poptop Westy
Post by: stealth67vw on March 02, 2015, 08:29:19 PM
What threw me off was the 2180 part. 2180 is a 82 x 92 type 1 engine.
Title: Re: Wtd: '69-'71 Poptop Westy
Post by: Mark Evans on March 03, 2015, 05:42:55 AM
I also didn't like the looks of things around it, just pressure washed, LOTS of moss on the ground.
Title: Re: Wtd: '69-'71 Poptop Westy
Post by: notched on March 03, 2015, 11:42:32 AM
Yours looks soooooooo much nicer Mark.
Title: Re: Wtd: '69-'71 Poptop Westy
Post by: Mark Evans on March 14, 2015, 05:40:15 AM
Repainted the wheels, wife made new curtains. Started cleaning engine. The breather blowby was just exhausting into the engine bay. Changed plugs. Scraped front floor section and coated with rust encapsulator. Some of the cool stickers on the bus. Stories to be told from this bus!
Title: Re: Wtd: '69-'71 Poptop Westy
Post by: notched on March 14, 2015, 02:27:31 PM
The hippies left their mark!! LOL
Title: Re: Wtd: '69-'71 Poptop Westy
Post by: Mark Evans on April 20, 2015, 06:48:29 PM
HAD to get the spare mounted! Lot's of thumbs up that day.
Title: Re: Wtd: '69-'71 Poptop Westy
Post by: Mark Evans on December 06, 2015, 05:37:11 AM
Picked up an Allstate trailer frame the other day, Looking for the WHEEL!
Title: Re: Wtd: '69-'71 Poptop Westy
Post by: Mark Evans on April 20, 2016, 06:19:29 AM
Well, two weeks ago, we drove the bus for a friends going away party in Lebanon. On the way back, blew the motor. I pulled the motor, flywheel was still on the trans input shaft! I took it to Strictly Foreign Friday, Mark will have more time to get it done than I will. We need to drive it to Maupin in June!
Title: Re: Wtd: '69-'71 Poptop Westy
Post by: notched on April 20, 2016, 09:36:39 AM
Bugger!
Title: Re: Wtd: '69-'71 Poptop Westy
Post by: RevBug on April 22, 2016, 07:37:27 AM
Bummer. Hope comes back together soon.
Title: Re: Wtd: '69-'71 Poptop Westy
Post by: Mark Evans on April 29, 2016, 06:14:33 AM
Case, crank, flywheel are toast. Since I needed a new case, Mark said they come pre machined so, 74x92 with Engle 110, lightened flywheel, H rods. Should be a little better on the hills!
Title: Re: Wtd: '69-'71 Poptop Westy
Post by: B. Fye on April 29, 2016, 09:32:52 AM
I would suggest bigger than the 74 in a bus.  While my 1904cc went up hills nicely in a squareback, it was much less to push than a westy.  82x90.5 would give you the grunt to climb!
Title: Re: Wtd: '69-'71 Poptop Westy
Post by: Mark Evans on April 29, 2016, 03:53:00 PM
With a 74 crank, assembly will be a bit easier as far as clearances to deal with. As it is, I plan to still use the dual Solex 32/34 carbs but will rejet them. After all, it is still a bus, and isn't going to pull hills like it would with a Subi conversion!
Title: Re: Wtd: '69-'71 Poptop Westy
Post by: Mark Evans on September 22, 2016, 06:17:28 AM
I received my new set of reworked "KaddieShack" Kadron carbs. Gonna try these, rejetted/rebushed and wow do they look great! Just hope they perform as well. Just wanted Kadrons for ease of tuning. Also got new Scat linkage and larger venturis and also ported for vacuum lines so I can run a dual advance dizzy (when I get one). I also had the air cleaner mounts reworked, you can see the difference in the pics. He claims a 6-8 hp dyno increase just by this modification. Yes, I am going to add spring tabs for the way he ran the upper part of the spring. I may just run the 1 larger spring on the linkage.
Title: Re: Wtd: '69-'71 Poptop Westy
Post by: Otto on September 22, 2016, 12:49:02 PM
Mark, do you have any pictures of your gas heater?
Title: Re: Wtd: '69-'71 Poptop Westy
Post by: Mark Evans on September 23, 2016, 06:04:39 AM
Would be hard to get a shot of it. It has the complete belly pan underneath. I was told it's a late bay or Vanagon heater.
Title: Re: Wtd: '69-'71 Poptop Westy
Post by: sideshow on September 26, 2016, 05:22:50 AM
I would keep the stock venturis/jets handy. My observation is that expert sizing is wrong. Small is always better.
They are pretty thou.
Title: Re: Wtd: '69-'71 Poptop Westy
Post by: Mark Evans on October 23, 2016, 06:03:57 AM
I've had a lot of "prep" work to do on this setup. Open up the inner diameter of the manifolds for the 44mm throttle bodies. The bases on the manifolds wouldn't clear the head tins, so I had to grind off over 1/4" at the top and nearly 1/8" at the bottoms. The center post stand that bolts on the case was too long at the bottom, so had to remove nearly 1/8" there. I finished the spring tabs and they feel much smoother than having the spring "pop" off the side of the cam lobe of the throttle shaft. Here's a before and after...
Title: Re: Wtd: '69-'71 Poptop Westy
Post by: Mark Evans on October 29, 2016, 06:07:21 AM
What I hope is the last fabrication for this install was the center mount support bracket. The top would not clear the linkage arm. I saw many others having to do this in Samba forum posts. Hopefully, now I have only fuel and vacuum lines to route.
Title: Re: Wtd: '69-'71 Poptop Westy
Post by: Mark Evans on December 10, 2016, 05:19:20 AM
As I finish things up on the bus, I went ahead and bought all new ignition components. Along with that, I have the gauge package I need to install. Cyl head temp, oil pressure, oil temp, and voltage. Also managed to finally get a Westy jumpseat!
Title: Re: Wtd: '69-'71 Poptop Westy
Post by: notched on December 19, 2016, 02:01:57 PM
Fancy!
Title: Re: Wtd: '69-'71 Poptop Westy
Post by: Mark Evans on May 14, 2017, 04:31:11 AM
I've been battling an ignition problem for months on the bus. After installing the new carbs, I couldn't get it to run. It would fire, but not keep running. I hooked up a remote starter switch so I could monkey with things while trying to start it. It turns out, the ignition switch will make contact while trying to start it, but when you release it after firing, it would die. So, with the key on and actually making contact, this thing fired up! Come to find out, this is a somewhat difficult replacement part to find (in good quality) that doesn't start a fire!
Title: Re: Wtd: '69-'71 Poptop Westy
Post by: enzo on May 14, 2017, 05:27:54 PM
Isn't that a difficult switch to replace?  How are the quality of the switches Wolfsburg West sells?
Title: Re: Wtd: '69-'71 Poptop Westy
Post by: Mark Evans on May 16, 2017, 04:48:20 AM
It will require taking apart the column a bit. From what I've read, it shouldn't be too bad. The lock will stay in place, just the contact part  to be changed. Apparently, there are a few aftermarket switches known to cause fires so I need to find a "good" one.