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Patricia Burnside
  • Sonoma, CA
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Used engine for my 1969 Westfalia...
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Hello - I just reclaimed my great old bus/camper from storage and am looking for an old used engine just so I can get it started and see the status of all other mechanical issues.Any…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Patricia Burnside Jul 16, 2013.

 

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Bus City 2017 - the Ninth Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA at Schoolhouse Canyon Campground

May 19, 2017 to May 21, 2017
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS RESERVATIONS FOR THIS EVENT. Let me explain that further - the campground is closed to the general public until Memorial Day. But Ranger Chris opens the campground Friday morning JUST FOR US. It's secret! It's special. We've been doing this for 6 years!!!! Trust us. The campground will be open on Friday. There will be space for you. Thanks! Simply RSVP here so we have an idea on how many might show up and then show up! No worries! For those of you who have been, you…See More
Apr 5
Patricia Burnside replied to Patricia Burnside's discussion Used engine for my 1969 Westfalia...
"Where did you see the ad? "
Jul 16, 2013
Ma'ili Point Westy replied to Patricia Burnside's discussion Used engine for my 1969 Westfalia...
"Patricia,   Did you look at the engine for sale in South SF?"
Jul 15, 2013
Patricia Burnside replied to Patricia Burnside's discussion Used engine for my 1969 Westfalia...
"Hi everyone ....it's Patricia again.  Has anyone had any luck using engine sealant as a temporary "fix" for a cracked engine casing??  If so, any suggestions as to what to watch for  re: engine et al function when using…"
Jul 9, 2013
Big Blue's Driver replied to Patricia Burnside's discussion Used engine for my 1969 Westfalia...
"Adam's right - $600 isn't bad for an engine. Check with Paul at Valley Wagonworks in San Rafael or there's a guy in Glen Ellen which is really close to you but I can't remember his name right now - Gary maybe? His shop is right…"
Jul 9, 2013
Adam replied to Patricia Burnside's discussion Used engine for my 1969 Westfalia...
"Patricia, $600 is not too bad, for a full engine, if it runs. But there are many vw mechanics in the North bay, I would just call around and see what they have laying around.. you may be able to score something that will work. Adam"
Jul 8, 2013
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Used engine for my 1969 Westfalia...

Hello - I just reclaimed my great old bus/camper from storage and am looking for an old used engine just so I can get it started and see the status of all other mechanical issues.Any recommendations??? I've done considerable online research but have only found used engines for $600 up.  I was just thinking of an inexpensive  engine from a salvage yard.I'm semi-retired and would love to have a few more great outings in "her"Thanks, PatriciaSee More
Jul 8, 2013
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Describe your bus/van (if you do not have one, describe your dream bus/van)
I have a 1969 Westfalia camper which I just retrieved from storage . It needs some cosmetic work and a new engine. I bought it shortly after my youngest daughter died very suddenly - it was my safe cocoon while I traveled around tried to deal with my loss. Sooo needless to say I have very tender feelings for this bus/camper. I can't afford to have it fully restored but would love to be able to get out and about in it again. So happy to have found this group.

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