When we got it, it didn’t run, but with a little work and a lot of love it is now running. I did a little trouble shooting ad figured it wasn’t getting any gas. So I got under the bus and pulled off the fuel filter. I found that the filter was solid full of gas gunk and the fuel line as well. I pulled the line from the tank and fuel came draining out. I drained about 11 gallons of varnished old gas. Lucky for me, the gas gunk stopped at the filter and not through the rest of the lines, pump and engine. I did replace the lines and installed a new filter.
I also had to set the points and figure out the firing order. Also the previous owner installed a new battery cables backwards which had fried some of the electrical lines so I replaced them as well. After a little starter fluid, the engine turned over and started up. It was nice to get it up and running.
I am going to try to keep everyone updated on the progress of our Westy as we clean it up and get it up camping. I would love to hear any suggestions or stories about any of your VW buses. Keep riding.