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by Booga-dune-poon
Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: My First Rail
Replies: 17
Views: 8723

Re: My First Rail

This book will cover all the fundamentals of VW. http://www.amazon.com/Keep-Volkswagen-Alive-Step---Step/dp/1566913101/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1439345161&sr=8-1&keywords=how+to+fix+a+vw+for+the+complete+idiot Have no fear. It will assume you know zero and guide you from there. It has never failed me....
by Booga-dune-poon
Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: So quiet...
Replies: 10
Views: 5313

Re: So quiet...

The "nothing" I spoke of is the silence or lack of active posts on this forum. The lack of passion and community are what is striking when reading posts ten years ago and as compared to now. My intent was not to question the body of good work from the ASA. Indeed the ASA continues to fight the good ...
by Booga-dune-poon
Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: My First Rail
Replies: 17
Views: 8723

Re: My First Rail

Yugo, I'm not trying to spend your money, but the following will give you a ballpark $ for new parts. Adjusting plate for CNC pedal assembly: http://www.pacificcustoms.com/ac798559.html Spark arrestor: http://www.pacificcustoms.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=ac298275&Store_Code=PC&sea...
by Booga-dune-poon
Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: My First Rail
Replies: 17
Views: 8723

Re: My First Rail

If you go with CNC pedals you'll have to use a hydraulic slave cylinder for the clutch and maybe the throttle too. Much more complexity. If you get the sliding mounting plate you can adjust the leg reach without moving your seats. Works really well when multiple height drivers share the rail. I've u...
by Booga-dune-poon
Sat Aug 09, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: My First Rail
Replies: 17
Views: 8723

Re: My First Rail

Welcome to the board Yugo! First, what are the specifics of your VW engine? Size? Carbs? Exhaust? Distributor? Any thing else you can think of will give us more context. I vote for the muffler and spark arrestor. I have a Tri-Mil exhaust with a Super Trap. It gives good performance and it's not too ...
by Booga-dune-poon
Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: So quiet...
Replies: 10
Views: 5313

Re: So quiet...

The "Nothing" came through here a few months ago. This little piece of the ASA is all that's left. http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/TheNothing.jpg But on a happier note, I'm looking forward to riding in the former "closure" areas once the temperatures cool down in the ISDRA. I'll bet...
by Booga-dune-poon
Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: Camera • Video • Computer • Internet • Website
Topic: Big Bore 2-Strokes
Replies: 0
Views: 8362

Big Bore 2-Strokes

Worth the watch. By the end you see the full power on display.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUAbnumq8YU
by Booga-dune-poon
Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Clogged Idle Jets - Weber IDF - VW
Replies: 3
Views: 6662

Re: Clogged Idle Jets - Weber IDF - VW

I've just returned from Glamis and submit this positive report. My Weber IDF carbs with "jet doctors" never once exhibited the bad habits of old. Ran my old VW with two friends driving identical RZR 4 1000's from Gecko camp to flag pole to China Wall to Lizard Hill to Oldsmobile and back to camp. Lo...
by Booga-dune-poon
Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Illston Rules on New RAMP
Replies: 2
Views: 1990

Re: Illston Rules on New RAMP

Thank you American Sand Association for fighting the good fight to right an awful wrong.
by Booga-dune-poon
Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Clogged Idle Jets - Weber IDF - VW
Replies: 3
Views: 6662

Re: Clogged Idle Jets - Weber IDF - VW

Trip got moved out to early April. I'll report back with results upon my return.
by Booga-dune-poon
Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:06 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Clogged Idle Jets - Weber IDF - VW
Replies: 3
Views: 6662

Clogged Idle Jets - Weber IDF - VW

If you run Weber IDF carburetors in the sand, then you've experienced the frustration of the engine popping and running on 3 cylinders during low rpm's. Everything is fine one minute then bummer, an idle jet gets clogged up with sand or dirt. As good as the Weber IDF carb is for tuning and helping t...
by Booga-dune-poon
Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Too much traction - paddle tires
Replies: 7
Views: 7949

Re: Too much traction - paddle tires

I just got back from a sand dune trip to Glamis over the Superbowl weekend. I'm happy to report that the now trimmed paddle tires worked even better than I had hoped. I can now keep the engine in the power band with the tires spinning at a faster speed because they do not move as much sand per revol...
by Booga-dune-poon
Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Fuel sloshing on steep slopes - VW with Weber IDF 40 carbs
Replies: 1
Views: 2732

Re: Fuel sloshing on steep slopes - VW with Weber IDF 40 car

I just got back from Glamis over the Superbowl weekend. I'm happy to report that the fuel sloshing problem is resolved. I purposely drove the car a slow speeds on steep slopes and the car never once exhibited the already described symptoms.
by Booga-dune-poon
Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Fuel sloshing on steep slopes - VW with Weber IDF 40 carbs
Replies: 1
Views: 2732

Fuel sloshing on steep slopes - VW with Weber IDF 40 carbs

EFI owners, the following does not apply to your cars. Maybe it just applies to VW's running Weber IDF carbs? Symptoms: when climbing steep sand dunes, sometimes (operating at less than wide open throttle) the motor sputters and runs on 3 or 2 cylinders. Once I get the car leveled out, I can get the...
by Booga-dune-poon
Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Too much traction - paddle tires
Replies: 7
Views: 7949

Re: Too much traction - paddle tires

The car weighs 1,600 lbs. I also use it for cross country desert and it's really beefed up with bracing and full skid plates. It seats two adults and two children (36" wide bench). Yes, it's too much car for this motor. I'm unwilling to spend more on a VW engine. No strokers or turbos for me. Very p...
by Booga-dune-poon
Thu Dec 26, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Too much traction - paddle tires
Replies: 7
Views: 7949

Re: Too much traction - paddle tires

Wash, rinse, repeat. Each tire has 16 paddles. http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/20131226_150323_zps08f840b8.jpg I used a 4 1/2" grinder with flap wheel to feather out the rough edges. Good thing it was a windy day as the smoke really smelled like I was at the drag strip. http://i123....
by Booga-dune-poon
Thu Dec 26, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Too much traction - paddle tires
Replies: 7
Views: 7949

Re: Too much traction - paddle tires

Thinking out loud, how much of an increase in horse power would spin these tires on my sand car? Maybe 30 more horses? Ok, so what if I made these tires use less power? I'll shoot for 1/3 less paddle height and see what happens. There's no way of knowing for sure if this will work until I get out th...
by Booga-dune-poon
Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Too much traction - paddle tires
Replies: 7
Views: 7949

Too much traction - paddle tires

How can I have too much traction you ask? Symptoms: I can not break the wheels loose when climbing very steep hills. I bog down in second gear and must down shift to first gear, but I loose momentum and ultimately fail to get to the top. I can hardly break the wheels loose when making a sharp turn e...
by Booga-dune-poon
Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Camera • Video • Computer • Internet • Website
Topic: Oldsmobile Hill is for sissy's
Replies: 3
Views: 2280

Re: Oldsmobile Hill is for sissy's

I think it might be that the "View active topics" functionality of the board does not work. I got your reply to my post today, but when I select "View active topics" nothing appears on the board. If I drill down to "Technical Forums*camera, video, computer, internet, website" it's there. Perhaps mos...
by Booga-dune-poon
Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: Camera • Video • Computer • Internet • Website
Topic: Oldsmobile Hill is for sissy's
Replies: 3
Views: 2280

Oldsmobile Hill is for sissy's

I thought after sitting below Olds on a holiday I'd seen everything.
The hill in the following video is in another league.
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=8fe_1373084601
by Booga-dune-poon
Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Ghost Town!
Replies: 26
Views: 9647

Re: Ghost Town!

Hellooooooooooo..........ooooooo..........ooo
by Booga-dune-poon
Fri May 24, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: PEER and DPC File Lawsuit to Close Ocotillo Wells
Replies: 1
Views: 2430

Re: PEER and DPC File Lawsuit to Close Ocotillo Wells

Public lands should be managed with an emphasis on shared use. I've been there at least a dozen times and from my assessment, it's 1000 to 1, OHV enthusiasts vs environmentalists on site. "The good of the one does not exceed the good of the many" Mr. Spock The OHV community underwrites the SVRA via ...
by Booga-dune-poon
Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:59 am
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Berrian Crusier
Replies: 1
Views: 2040

Berrian Crusier

It's been 5 years since I originally built the car.
1 minute retrospective.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLj4mkS7jN0
by Booga-dune-poon
Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Dune Safety • Survival • Camping
Topic: What's the 2nd best eye protection from sand?
Replies: 13
Views: 12933

Re: What's the 2nd best eye protection from sand?

Trip Report: Went out over the Super Bowl weekend. The sand was wet below the surface from recent rains. It actually rained a little early Sunday morning. When it hit you it felt heavy. Running in a line of RZR's, quads, dirt bikes and buggies over 15 long I never once felt like I needed more protec...
by Booga-dune-poon
Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: ATV & Motorcycle
Topic: Make your 400cc quad faster by modifying your paddle tires
Replies: 1
Views: 9150

Re: Make your 400cc quad faster by modifying your paddle tir

Excellent write up. I apprieciate you sharing tips and tricks for all to know. I agree that too much paddle in more harm than good. In the old days (late 60's early 70's) there were no store bought paddle tires. The hot set up for a buggy was to get a pair of used drag slicks, mark equal spaced ribs...
by Booga-dune-poon
Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Camera • Video • Computer • Internet • Website
Topic: Time Lapse RV
Replies: 0
Views: 2757

Time Lapse RV

GoPro Hero HD
2 second interval time lapse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RR4ZCYWTkQ
by Booga-dune-poon
Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Need Help School Project
Replies: 3
Views: 2677

Re: Need Help School Project

Connor, Welcome to the ASA Forums. To transfer the horsepower from a 5.0L V8 you'll first need to consider what type of transmission is within your budget. But first, why a V8 engine? The cost for the transaxel with the specs to carry that kind of horsepower exceeds the less expensive VW types. This...
by Booga-dune-poon
Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: Political Discussions Only
Topic: No Need to Panic About Global Warming
Replies: 7
Views: 4114

Re: No Need to Panic About Global Warming

If.... global warming does occur, there will likely be more sand dunes in that version of the future. "Global Warming May Unleash Sand Seas" http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/06/0629_050629_dunes_2.html "African Sand Dunes Are Hot To Trot" http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2005/06/30-...
by Booga-dune-poon
Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: CA DMV registration
Replies: 2
Views: 5088

Re: CA DMV registration

I built my sandrail and registered it as "special construction". Other than filling out the forms, I had to visit the CHP office and get an inspection where they assigned a VIN and rivited it to the frame. http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/P1010735.jpg Your bill of sale could be your ...
by Booga-dune-poon
Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: "law enforcement presence viewed as essential, excessive"
Replies: 5
Views: 3434

Re: "law enforcement presence viewed as essential, excessive

My most recent visit to Glamis was over Thanksgiving. Yes, the number of LEO's was the most I've seen there. I did see alot of traffic enforcement happening along the Wash Road. I'd guess it was speed related. Equal opportunity for both street legal and OHV. Now for me personally, I'd just wave at t...
by Booga-dune-poon
Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Ghost Town!
Replies: 26
Views: 9647

Re: Ghost Town!

OLLY-OLLY-OXEN-FREE
by Booga-dune-poon
Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: VW 044 Heads - Valve Train Geometry
Replies: 4
Views: 8746

Re: VW 044 Heads - Valve Train Geometry

The lathe at work did not have enough clearance to hold the push rod tube close to the jaws of the chuck. The machinist improvised and made a fixture to hold the tube extended from the jaws (see the tube extending from the fixture). http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/IMG00375-20121112-...
by Booga-dune-poon
Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Sandrail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle • Buy & Sell
Topic: Advice for someone new to Rails
Replies: 3
Views: 2487

Re: Advice for someone new to Rails

10K budget to ride and jump smoothly. The thing about sand rails is that 80% of them were built by amatures. Engineering, weld quality, workmanship and etc. are all open for question. Unlike factory built quads and UTV's, no two rails are the same. In this price range you'll be looking for beam fron...
by Booga-dune-poon
Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Camera • Video • Computer • Internet • Website
Topic: Downhill !!!
Replies: 1
Views: 2118

Downhill !!!

Off the chart on the pucker scale

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZV7DcUvIfc
by Booga-dune-poon
Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: VW 044 Heads - Valve Train Geometry
Replies: 4
Views: 8746

Re: VW 044 Heads - Valve Train Geometry

As I stated earlier, I test fit the rockers with no shims and stock push rods. If you already know how to adjust valves, finding where each cylinders valves are both closed is essential. In the following photographs I'm working on the exhaust valve of cylinder #2 (right side / rear of car). Open the...
by Booga-dune-poon
Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: VW 044 Heads - Valve Train Geometry
Replies: 4
Views: 8746

Re: VW 044 Heads - Valve Train Geometry

The new style rocker arms have swivel adjusters (foreground) compared to the stock adjusters (background). As you try to install the arms it's easy from them to get bumped and spin around and not have the flat side facing the valve stem. I had to remove and re-install them several times during the p...
by Booga-dune-poon
Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: VW 044 Heads - Valve Train Geometry
Replies: 4
Views: 8746

VW 044 Heads - Valve Train Geometry

My 1914 engine has developed a loud noise from the top end on the drivers side. Sounds like the valves need adjustment. But I just adjusted them. Double checked them again. Right side fine, left side not so much. http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/P1030044.jpg The old girl is trying to...
by Booga-dune-poon
Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 3
Views: 2634

Re: Introduction

Welcome home Short Bus! Do to economics, we are all forced to become more efficient during our visits. I think if we slow down to notice things, it'll make the memories that much stronger. Stop and smell the roses or castrol or camp fire smoke or... you get the idea. Don't take the sunrises or sunse...
by Booga-dune-poon
Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Ghost Town!
Replies: 26
Views: 9647

Re: Ghost Town!

Ok, I hear you about how the younger generation is having difficulty affording things that their parents or grand parents did. But the numbers don't bear this out. That said, when I first visited Glamis for Thanksgiving in 1968, I'm told the crowd was approximately 25,000. California population was ...
by Booga-dune-poon
Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: Political Discussions Only
Topic: How do I really feel about the ISDRA fee increase?
Replies: 2
Views: 2510

How do I really feel about the ISDRA fee increase?

copy of my comment emailed to BLM: Dear BLM, What a year 2012 has turned into. First the California OHV / Parks budget scandal. Then the new side x side law that has turned off the entry level segment of the off road sport. Now I'm notified by the ASA that some fast track fee increase is about to be...
by Booga-dune-poon
Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Ghost Town!
Replies: 26
Views: 9647

Re: Ghost Town!

380 miles? @ 4.59 gal? :shock: d. Has my vote :cry: All things being equal: 380 miles to Glamis / 8 mpg = 47.5 gallons required to get there 47.5 x 4.59 gallon = $218 (as of now in the bad new days) 47.5 x 3.00 gallon = $142 (those were the good old days) 218 - 142 = $76 difference now vs. then If ...
by Booga-dune-poon
Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: Ghost Town!
Replies: 26
Views: 9647

Re: Ghost Town!

Multiple choice answers to the following question: Where did everybody go? a) disenchanted over the Calfornia OHV fund fiasco b) disenchanted over the new side x side law c) it's still too hot to think about the desert d) the high price of fuel e) too busy watching the debates f) so many other socia...
by Booga-dune-poon
Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Oregon Dunes
Topic: 2012 Dunefest Video
Replies: 0
Views: 2084

2012 Dunefest Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iu0aI2gskC0

Summer time in the dunes with air conditioning!
by Booga-dune-poon
Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: irs question
Replies: 1
Views: 6716

Re: irs question

I have a Berrien Crusier frame. I cut the torsion tube out of a 1970 VW type 1. It has double spring plates. It works fine with 3x3 trailing arms. http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/IMG_1090.jpg http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o314/Flying_W/IMG_1094.jpg http://i123.photobucket.com/a...
by Booga-dune-poon
Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Dune Safety • Survival • Camping
Topic: Vehicle recovery in the dunes
Replies: 1
Views: 2402

Re: Vehicle recovery in the dunes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zj8yZDLhVA8

I think he's out of the garage next to the Glamis Beach store.
He could drag your car back with missing wheels.

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