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Date:         Sat, 10 Oct 2009 21:07:50 -0400
Reply-To:     Chris S <szpejankowski@GMAIL.COM>
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From:         Chris S <szpejankowski@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: Upgrades?
Comments: To: Rob <>
In-Reply-To:  <vanagon%2009101013340317@GERRY.VANAGON.COM>
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2.1 liter is a nice upgrade. So are e-code Cibie lights. If you have an 84 or older a newer handbrake is better. The 86 and newer front brakes are supposed to better than earlier iterations, but you'll need uprights, hubs, rotors, calipers. Some say the cast iron front control arms make it ride like a Cadillac and sting like a Beemer.(Something about storing kinetic energy, as one fellow tried to explain ;-) and I still laugh at that). Tach is nice.

2009/10/10, Rob <>: > I have an '84 Westy and was wondering about upgrades, when would it > be better to just buy a later model Westy? > > I'd like to put power steering in (my wife really doesn't like to > drive it as is), I want to put the instrument cluster with the tach > and digital clock in, I'd like seats with built in arm rests (I'd > like the Eurovan full down option for the passenger seat). > A back wiper would be nice but it's not that important. > If I'm going to put in a PS rack I ought to find spindle/brakes from > a later model too. > > What I'd really like is a 'back' window that opens... > > Just pondering upgrades > > > > Rob > > > Western Washington State, USA >

-- Wysłane z mojego urządzenia przenośnego

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