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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Sacramento Westy PopTop AKA the keeper   Wed Jan 14 2009, 13:47

any suggestion on what to replace the tar board with?????
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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Sacramento Westy PopTop AKA the keeper   Wed Jan 14 2009, 15:41

you want something with sound deadening and insulating properties really don't you, but it wants to be pretty stiff so it's held in by the folding tabs so if the adhesive fails it doesn't drop down onto the enigine or even worse into the fan...

to be honest i don't know what to suggest but then i'm not that alert at this time of night Smile
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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Sacramento Westy PopTop AKA the keeper   Wed Jan 14 2009, 15:44

i was thinking of dynamat or similar stuck to the metal roof of the engine bay, and sandwich some extra insulation between that and some hard board to keep it all straight
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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Sacramento Westy PopTop AKA the keeper   Wed Jan 14 2009, 15:51

slammedresto wrote:
i was thinking of dynamat or similar stuck to the metal roof of the engine bay, and sandwich some extra insulation between that and some hard board to keep it all straight

To be honest if it was mine i'd leave it off and clean the glue off best i can, you don't really need it as you have a fucking great cushion in the back which insulates against heat and sound quite sufficiently...
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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Sacramento Westy PopTop AKA the keeper   Wed Jan 14 2009, 15:55

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i was thinking of dynamat or similar stuck to the metal roof of the engine bay, and sandwich some extra insulation between that and some hard board to keep it all straight

To be honest if it was mine i'd leave it off and clean the glue off best i can, you don't really need it as you have a fucking great cushion in the back which insulates against heat and sound quite sufficiently...

lol

but ive got a 17 month old who sits in the back, and as nice as it is to drown him out, i just want to keep it as quiet inside as i can
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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Sacramento Westy PopTop AKA the keeper   Wed Jan 14 2009, 16:20

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but ive got a 17 month old who sits in the back, and as nice as it is to drown him out, i just want to keep it as quiet inside as i can

you could always add some dynamat on the top side under the cushion...
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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Sacramento Westy PopTop AKA the keeper   Thu Jan 15 2009, 15:32

Did my first real journey in the bus tonight Cool

130 mile round trip to a local (splitterz sister meet) meet in Cambridge Very Happy

After getting used to doing 65/70 on the motorway in the dark with huge lorries up my arse it was fun coming home. 70 all the way, overtaking slow lorries with ease.They even flashed me to let me back in rock

Im now sitting on the sofa with some toast and a big grin on my face

Ohhh and the eberspacher was also toasty coming home avin
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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Sacramento Westy PopTop AKA the keeper   Fri Jan 16 2009, 01:46

Excellent news, bet you can't wait for the spring so you can get out there camping Smile
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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Sacramento Westy PopTop AKA the keeper   Sat Jan 17 2009, 09:12

Had another run out today, filled her up too, worked out my MPG to be 17 at the mo

Good clean and polished the wheels up.

Here some pics i took whilst i was out and about, my co-driver ( aged 17 months ) loves his dads ride :mrgreen:








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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Sacramento Westy PopTop AKA the keeper   Thu Jan 22 2009, 13:03

nice bus,
how narrow is your front beam?
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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Sacramento Westy PopTop AKA the keeper   Thu Jan 22 2009, 13:10

Looking good out on the road! any idea why the poor fuel consumption?

hey hart5lizard i saw you parked next to me at Baytree the other week... funnily enough i was there buying food for my spider Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Sacramento Westy PopTop AKA the keeper   Fri Jan 23 2009, 10:49

hart5lizard wrote:
nice bus,
how narrow is your front beam?

its a 4" narrowed beam from wagenswest
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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Sacramento Westy PopTop AKA the keeper   Fri Jan 23 2009, 13:40

17 mpg is a bit fierce Surprised
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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Sacramento Westy PopTop AKA the keeper   Fri Jan 23 2009, 13:51

hart5lizard wrote:
17 mpg is a bit fierce Surprised

yeah like 10 mpg fierce! what carbs you running?
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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Sacramento Westy PopTop AKA the keeper   Fri Jan 23 2009, 14:24

Tim wrote:
Looking good out on the road! any idea why the poor fuel consumption?

hey hart5lizard i saw you parked next to me at Baytree the other week... funnily enough i was there buying food for my spider Laughing


its not been set up properly yet, once ive done the 500 miles, i will get it all readjusted etc, and i need to find a decent rolling road in Essex if anyone knows one
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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Sacramento Westy PopTop AKA the keeper   Sat Jan 24 2009, 12:35

Solved my tarboard problem.

Used dynamat on the roof of the engine bay,and then some board painted up black, neatened up the engine bay no end.

Then put some more dynamat under the westy bed, and used some removable soundproofing under the rear cusion.











Last of all tidied up nipper ride, and put a new plate on it for him :mrgreen:



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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Sacramento Westy PopTop AKA the keeper   Wed Feb 11 2009, 10:31

My new deluxe grab handles arrived today, as one was missing the chrome bit, and the other was broken.

Need some deluxe chrome door handle surrounds, if anyone has a pair




and also got some NOS plate frames for my new registration number, being modelled by my son Brandon, hes loves shiney bits :mrgreen: Just waiting on my new number plates to arrive now

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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Sacramento Westy PopTop AKA the keeper   Sat Feb 28 2009, 14:33

Engines now in, and done 500 miles

had it at a rolling road today to balance the carbs,timing, check jets etc



Was a little dissapointed with the BHp at the wheels, 67 BHP @ 4375RPM Crying or Very sad
Torque was 90 @ 3000RPM

At the flywheel it was 115BHP @ 5191RPM
Torque was 145 @ 2750RPM

so im losing a lot of power to the wheels somewhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Sacramento Westy PopTop AKA the keeper   Sat Mar 07 2009, 09:41

Picked up the bus today, after its had the underside rustproofed and stone chipped.

Also straightened up the front bumper a bit as it was a bit skew, and finally put on the chrome handbrake handle i bought a year ago!!!!!!!!







Started colour coding the arches, over the grey stone chip



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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Sacramento Westy PopTop AKA the keeper   Sat Mar 07 2009, 10:43

Nice under carriage! Very Happy

are you spraying the white under the arches?
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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Sacramento Westy PopTop AKA the keeper   Sat Mar 07 2009, 11:18

just brushing on paint under the arches, tidy it up
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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Sacramento Westy PopTop AKA the keeper   Thu Mar 26 2009, 14:30

busy few days, no pics, sorry

all me arches and my belly pans are now colour coded, bit rough, but look miles better,

bit of polish on my wheels thumbs up

removed and fitted my new SS header, got rid of the heat exchangers, and put on SS J tubes, new tinwear without heater holes

few more thing to do tommorow night, fit new battery, SS breather box/tube, ext oil cooler

wash and brush up, and then early to bed for VoWo
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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Sacramento Westy PopTop AKA the keeper   Thu Apr 02 2009, 11:16

A few recent pictures from Volksworld Show










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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Sacramento Westy PopTop AKA the keeper   Thu Apr 02 2009, 11:51

Looked really good at volksworld.

Definately one of our favorite early bays

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PostSubject: Re: 1970 Sacramento Westy PopTop AKA the keeper   Thu Apr 02 2009, 13:14

i never did get round to taking a look round it dude, but then i only had about 15 minutes away from the my stand all weekend!

good to see the pics Smile
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