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Old 11-15-2019, 06:41 PM   #801 (permalink)
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I checked with my supplier. I need the cap and air valve, that's available for $30.

You're right, the bottle is unobtainium, but he has a stock of used ones, and I know where there is a boneyard full of Supers.

If you look at the lowtechmagazine article, I'm much more interested in retrofitting my home shower stall.

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Old 11-16-2019, 11:00 AM   #802 (permalink)
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Be careful with the used bottles, the plastic has become brittle with age and they are prone to explode above 20psi
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I don't intend to implement this. I'm more interested in adding mister heads to the shower in my abode. If I'm ever homeless, then I'd like to have one in my shopping cart. And then an exploding bottle would be just more of the same old same old.


http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2019...wagen-and.html

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Not sure if it's an authentic Pé-de-Boi (a no-frills version targetting the rural market in the '60s), but those collector plates shoudn't be there under the local rules because it's lowered and with these obviously non-stock wheels.
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My new favorite VW panel van:

Peter Brock is a legend, and this van was built by Brock Racing Enterprises and was a support vehicle for his winning hang gliding championships.

Chopstix likes V-8 swaps. This is the Buick aluminum V-8 that appeared in for instance the Rover and Sunbeam Tiger (the poor man's Cobra).

For the un-initiated, the bestest Bay-window Type II is the 1971 'low-light'. Last year for the Type I motor and low turn signals and first year for disk brakes.
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When I was 16, I used to say the ideal vehicle for me would be a Kombi with an Iron Duke swap, or the last local Brazilian variant of the 153 which effectively became some sort of non-crossflow Iron Duke. I'd still rather get a Kombi instead of a panel, but wouldn't disconsider other engines such as the 4.3L V6 or even some V8, or maybe get tempted to try a Cummins ISF2.8 since it's been often pointed out as comparable to a gasser V8.
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I'd thought this was a Pinto engine, but looking at it now, I realize I could put the diesel slant-four out of my Dasher into my 1958 Beetle. Mind blown.
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Monoposto RSK:


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Needs a Volkhart-Sagitta bubble-top and two staggered passenger seats.

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