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Old 03-26-2014, 06:31 PM   #15
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You might want to get in touch with the Australian unit of Wally Byam Caravan Club (Airstream club). Most likely the Airstream dealer could give you contact information - or find them online.
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Old 03-26-2014, 06:32 PM   #16
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Haha not bad Colin,

Sounds like you have as much spare time as I do

With my engine height issue I'm going to look at doing a gearbox drop by a few inches, running a late type 4 engine with side draught carbs or turbo injected to get the engine to chassis height down, then having an access hatch from the inside, with the fuel tank relocated this will give me almost a flat floor in the rear, a lot of guys who have converted busses they have no seating space

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This is a mates bus being built, a bed over the cab and a day bed over the engine
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Old 03-26-2014, 06:33 PM   #17
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Thanks for the info Ken

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Old 03-26-2014, 07:49 PM   #18
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Haha not bad Colin,

Sounds like you have as much spare time as I do

With my engine height issue I'm going to look at doing a gearbox drop by a few inches, running a late type 4 engine with side draught carbs or turbo injected to get the engine to chassis height down, then having an access hatch from the inside, with the fuel tank relocated this will give me almost a flat floor in the rear, a lot of guys who have converted busses they have no seating space

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Over here, the type 4 motor is also called a "suitcase" motor, as the fan shroud is horizontal, not vertical like the earlier motors. Both of my Bay Window buses have suitcase motors. 72 was the first year they put them in buses in North America, & both have twin down draft carbs & 1.7 liters. Later models had 1.8 & 2.0 liter versions, with fuel injection & had a tendency of dropping valve seats &/or burning up.
Any idea what your mates bus is going to weigh after it's completed. Its looking pretty big.
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Based on the materials he's used to build it back up it should be close to the original weight, he has used all Ali tube and sheet in place of the steel, he's staying with the upright type one style engine

I have some other Vw things on the go

Here's a link to my side business

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Looking forward to watching your progress on the build. Please post lots of pictures.
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