Introducing... Woody!

Discussion in 'Show Us Your Ride' started by Scorched_earth, Feb 2, 2020.

  1. This is our 79 microbus from Texas, named 'Woody'.

    We've had him for a couple of years and had some very awkward niggles with his FI gear, so we ended up doing as many do, and swapped it out for carbs - twin Weber's in our case.

    Anyway, we still had some issues, such as poor starting and more accurate timing - but due to an innate love of knocking the hell out my house, I haven't really had time or inclination to get him running.

    A quick trip up to Camper Mart in Telford today - tickets were a Xmas present - was just the kick in the pants needed to get going again!

    Saw this green patina'd example, and the OH wants Woody to have a similar 'dry' protected look... but I couldn't find who the owner was. Anyone have any idea as to what product may have been used?

    We haven't done anything to Woody, paint-wise, we've not even washed him for fear of losing his, er, unique sunblasted patina!? ;)


    So, any advice regarding sealing products for paint like his?
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  2. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift Admin

    Waxoyl, seems to be the choice here in OZ.
  3. I think you can get a wax to do this, but I don't think it's called Rusteze ;)

    Welcome to the mad house. If you hadn't already noticed the inmates are a little odd, but mostly quite friendly.

    Nice looking bus, by the way :thumbsup:
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  4. @Terrordales we've sprayed inside the doors and tailgate with some proprietary wax to keep them from rusting, do the guys in Oz use waxoyl for the top side too?

    @F_Pantos are you sure it's not Rusteze, think I saw it on the telly? We've heard of Collinite and Ankorwax, but want this dry look, rather than a shiny one, as Woody has lots of surface character!

    Personally, I quite like the shiny finish on some busses we saw today, but the OH overruled me

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  5. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift Admin

    The guys I know use Rat Wax, I think it's called or a canuba wax.
    I can ask if you like.
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  6. Canuba would shine wouldn't it?
  7. Matt lacquer?
  8. That could work, but air dry clear coat is too soft, you would need a two pack, I think. That would require serious kit to deliver a safe job and decent finish, better done by a pro.
  9. Yeah, don't fancy the lacquer route myself.
  10. Yes please, can you find out if it's Matt or shiny too?
  11. Terrordales

    Terrordales Nightshift Admin

    I'll message a couple of mates tonight.
  12. Cool ,thanks
  13. Moons

    Moons Moderator

    Clear waxoyl leaves a shine but eventually settles to a matt finish, but you need to reapply it periodically.

    I’ve read people use something called anchor wax....didn't know a typical anchor got waxed but hey ho.
  14. Moons

    Moons Moderator

    Just googled it...ankor wax as it transpires.....also not that good as it transpires!

    The split screen guys have many a discussion on the SSVC forum on this subject.
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  15. Great looking van, looks great!

    Mike Coy would have clearcoated the shizzle out of it..he'll know what to do :D
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  16. Well, got Woody started and running today.
    He didn't want to go out on the road, suspect his timing is out and probably still running a little on the lean side too.

    Was going to add a video, but not supported
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  17. You must know this
    A friend fought with his injection before swap it for a progressive.
    He changed injectors, high pressure fuel pump, check sensors, put a new gas tank etc... When he remove the efi, he noticed the egr valve was dry rotted. More than likely the culprit, but he was tired of working on it and wanted to drive his camper.
    This are very basic systems that must work well without too much maintenance.
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  18. Thank you for your comment, @Jean-François. We too, tired of trying to get the injection working, pinning it down to either the EGR or an ECU fault, which we couldn't test for.

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