Thank you Miki for ferrying my family and I 300 miles yesterday from Culiacan, Sinaloa to San Blas, Nayarit, where we plan to wait out the virus on our Sailboat. The Van drove flawlessly, we even had great A/C the whole drive, a real luxury in a old VW! I’m learning to appreciate the character of the stock 2.1. I actually like it, yes it’s under powered, no doubt, but much less so than my last stock engine which in my last Van was an aircooled 2.0. I cruised at 65mph on the highway pretty comfortably and 50-60 up most grades. Only a couple times on some really long grades and hills did I have to downshift to 3rd. 🚎🌬🇲🇽
While the World pauses, creativity continues with the prototyping and testing of new @venturelibre designs. These two items are the custom-fit Westy Rug and the multi-purpose Tool Roll. Both made from soft, but rugged Oaxacan wool. Handwoven in the mountains, there. A perfect blend of Love and Functionality.
Coming to you all the way from British Columbia, this beautiful 1977 Bay Window Westfalia sporting it’s equally beautiful Late Bay Bravo. Just a few simple tools is all it takes to perform most of the maintenance on a old Volkswagen, and it’s not by coincidence that they all fit neatly in a Bay Bravo. Space for spare plugs, feeler gauge, screw drivers, sockets and more! We’re classic car owners too, and bring that love and experience to all of our products. We’re still open for business at www.venturelibre.com
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With a fresh Wash, Polish, and Wax Miki is looking great! Sure, he still wears the scars of nearly 30 years on the road, but I’m learning to deal with the imperfections. There is a downside to always giving my Vans nice shiny paint jobs. I live in fear of the inevitable ding and chip. Having a van with imperfect paints means when a minor scratch inevitably happens I can shrug my shoulders and get on with my day. I plan to put truck bed liner along the bottom soon, that will hide a lot of the rock chips down low. In other news my attempt to repair my power window regulator yesterday failed. Man, those things are a pain in the ass to fiddle with! Big thanks to @shanecamps1 who has offered to ship me another from the states! For now I’ve got my drivers side window zip tied in place, not ideal, but I’ll survive until I can get a replacement. Some people convert to manual windows. But the power windows are a new luxury to me and I’m kind of enjoying them and want to keep them. Yesterday I also replaced the rear transmission fluid, it was pretty old and Miki is shifting way better now. That job is a big pain because you have to remove the Syncro engine skid plate to access the drain plug. Finally, this weekend I plan to wire up my solar and lithium battery and try to get that system operational. Lots to do!