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Re: Tony Z has a Baywindow Panel - HUGE thanks to Retrovan

Post by Tony Z » Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:07 pm

62vwbeetle wrote:Congrats dude I see a high powered bus coming together when u back on solid ground
Nope, not high powered.
I'll be building a 1700 specifically as a bus engine to replace the 1600. Something with a bit more efficiency, and a fair bit of extra torque. Something that will allow me to get to the top of the hill while still being in 4th, while hopefully still getting better fuel economy than the stock 1600.
Time will tell if I accomplish my goals.



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Re: Tony Z has a Baywindow Panel - HUGE thanks to Retrovan

Post by retrovan » Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:09 pm

Me thinks, its time to draw one type 4 from the store room for this one Sir..........

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Post by Tony Z » Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:13 pm

Maybe if the 1700 is a total flop ;-)

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Post by Stütz » Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:48 pm

Awesome bus there Z. My favourite kind too. Panels rock.
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Post by Dawie » Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:55 pm

Congratulations Tony. It's a German spec panel van, not Brazilian. (Notice cooling air intakes, vehicle slightly longer at the back, front emblem not pressed in, wheels, etc.

Your 1700 idea... Are you thinking 1700 type 1 or 1700 type 4?
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Post by Bugger » Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:59 pm

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Post by Riekert » Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:02 pm

Tony Z wrote: Instead, Herman buys the bus, with his money, and only after he gets the bus does he ask me to repay him.
I have no words for this kindness and trust.
Thank you Herman.

Herman has kindly arranged storage until December

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Re: Tony Z has a Baywindow Panel - HUGE thanks to Retrovan

Post by Tony Z » Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:31 am

Dawie wrote:Congratulations Tony. It's a German spec panel van, not Brazilian. (Notice cooling air intakes, vehicle slightly longer at the back, front emblem not pressed in, wheels, etc.

Your 1700 idea... Are you thinking 1700 type 1 or 1700 type 4?
It will be a T1 @Dawie

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Post by Retrobug » Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:37 am

Conrats Tony she's a nice looking bus! :flash:
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Post by Donovan D » Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:44 am

Congrats Tony !!!

Great looking bus, I take it the 1700 along with the 1750 you mentioned is the one for this bus. Was wondering why you were planning on building a bus engine.
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Post by Tony Z » Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:56 am

Hey D
Both engines are engines that I have been wanting to build and test for a while. So now luckily I'll have 2 vehicles to test them in.

To be honest, I wasnt planning on getting a bus. I always wanted a panel van but never thought that I'd find one that is straight. When this one popped up, I knew that if I didnt jump onto it now, I'd regret it for a long time to come.
No regrets.

I'll reveal the specs/plans for the engines at a later stage. The 1750 will be a slightly higher spec than the 1700 and a little more work to build. I can change the spec of either to suit a bug, bus, cruiser, street racer... as one wishes. So it isnt specifically one for the bus and one for the bug.
But in my case, I'll be building a 1750 for the 1302 with the aim of around 100hp and able to use as a daily driver. For the bus, it'll be a 1700 with about 80hp (at a guess) and hopefully enough torque to pull a load without straining, also as a daily driver.

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Post by Thumper » Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:32 am

Tony, that is a cool bus! Congratulations. :hangloose:
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Post by riaanj » Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:51 am

Hey Tony

As previously said in our talks: Congratulations man, I hope the van gives you loads of pleasure and years of service. :party:
Herman, as I said - awesome of you to help Tony like that.. :drunks:
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Post by Loopy » Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:46 am

Congrats, Tony!
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Post by Cyndi Kritzinger » Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:53 pm

THAT DOES LOOK LIKE A NICE BUS TONY.
WE STILL GOTTA GET TOGETHER; SO WHEN YOU DO A TRIP THIS WAY GIVE US A SHOUT.
GOOD LUCK WITH THE UPGRADE.

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