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by snewbank
Wed Dec 22, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: Sandrail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle • Buy & Sell
Topic: 300HP Turbo 2.5L Subaru powered VW Baja Bug ($ reduced)
Replies: 3
Views: 6437

300HP Turbo 2.5L Subaru powered VW Baja Bug ($ reduced)

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by snewbank
Sat Aug 14, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Project: Street Beetle to Subaru powered Sand Bug
Replies: 338
Views: 279229

Re: Project: Street Beetle to Subaru powered Sand Bug

I'm still alive. I just fallen of the dunin' map. I just happened to check this BBS because I'm lookin' to sell the Baja Bug. I haven't been dunin' for a couple of years even though I live only 40 minutes from St. A. We have been getting into camping a lot for the past couple of summers and St. A. i...
by snewbank
Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:48 am
Forum: St. Anthony Dunes
Topic: Living in St. Anthony? Idaho in General?
Replies: 130
Views: 57374

Scott, as I've mentioned before, if you are serious about opening a shop, figure out what you want it to be, and how you want to go about running the business; We have contacts and knowledge in the parts business; it also takes research and a plan that will hopefully be successful. Thanks, I'm stil...
by snewbank
Sat Apr 15, 2006 8:57 am
Forum: St. Anthony Dunes
Topic: Living in St. Anthony? Idaho in General?
Replies: 130
Views: 57374

You say he is an ace at rebuilding trannys. I wish he lived here. I spun the teeth off of 3rd gear at St. Anthony the weekend before last. It's an 002 tranny and I was going to try and fix it myself since I can't find any VW tranny shops around here but I don't have all the special tools do it right...
by snewbank
Thu Apr 06, 2006 9:10 am
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Project: Street Beetle to Subaru powered Sand Bug
Replies: 338
Views: 279229

I believe one of them is an inch longer than the other but can't remember which. The mounts are in the same locations...but you need spaces to fit one into the others mounts. I want to say the 091 is longer but that seems to obvious and for some reason obvious dosn't sound correct to me :D I think ...
by snewbank
Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:42 am
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Project: Street Beetle to Subaru powered Sand Bug
Replies: 338
Views: 279229

r erfert wrote:Just a thought :idea: Can you build/fab a trans mount for the 091 and still retain the 002 mount? that way you could use the 002 for a spare when the time comes :D
Hmmm. My understanding is that the 091 uses the same mount as the 002. Is that wrong?
by snewbank
Tue Apr 04, 2006 5:05 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Project: Street Beetle to Subaru powered Sand Bug
Replies: 338
Views: 279229

Well, I had the first real breakdown in the baja. I was charging up the backside of Crappos Hill last Sunday in 3rd gear, pedal to the metal, full boost and I spun the teeth off of 3rd gear. Doh!!! I had to pull the CV's off the wheels just just so we could tow it back to camp because the tranny kep...
by snewbank
Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:47 am
Forum: St. Anthony Dunes
Topic: Who's going to SA this summer?
Replies: 34
Views: 15445

we will be going july 22 to july 29....sand hills... red manx Hey Mike, what's new? Are you going with Paul and the rest of the crew? Where are you staying? Remind me as it gets closer so we can meet you guys out there. St A is only 40 minutes away for us. 8) BTW - We are going St A this weekend an...
by snewbank
Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:21 am
Forum: St. Anthony Dunes
Topic: Living in St. Anthony? Idaho in General?
Replies: 130
Views: 57374

We went skiing at Grand Targee with Dave (theboofooguy) and family last Sunday. On the way back, Dave decided to stop by St. A (Egin Lakes entrance) to check the sand conditions. He said the snow was gone and there was dry sand everywhere. We are going duning this Sunday (Break in trip). The dunes w...
by snewbank
Sat Feb 11, 2006 10:02 am
Forum: St. Anthony Dunes
Topic: Living in St. Anthony? Idaho in General?
Replies: 130
Views: 57374

Snewbank, I have been following your story with interest. Please give us an update on how a SoCal couple is coping with Idaho life. Does the wifey like? How are you dealing with the cold? 11 degrees today I see. Have you found employment? Please keep this post alive. Sorry, I've been in hibernation...
by snewbank
Mon Jan 02, 2006 3:11 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Pics of Snow Duning at St. Anthony
Replies: 9
Views: 1778

Bet you're getting a lot of use out of the A/C you were planning for the bug now :D Of course with a water cooled motor adding heat isn't that hard either ;) You read my mind. Now I'm thinking of installing a heater core in the rear deck. Of course, some of the people around are saying that having ...
by snewbank
Mon Jan 02, 2006 11:18 am
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Pics of Snow Duning at St. Anthony
Replies: 9
Views: 1778

Pics of Snow Duning at St. Anthony

We decided to go for a day run to St. Anthony on New Year’s Day. Most of the recent snow had melted away here in Idaho Falls but there was still a fair amount at St. Anthony. I wasn’t sure how the paddles would do in the snow but they hooked-up pretty good. Aside from a couple of guys on Quads w...
by snewbank
Sat Dec 17, 2005 12:06 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Project: Street Beetle to Subaru powered Sand Bug
Replies: 338
Views: 279229

Any updates? Hows the car running so far this season? We moved to Idaho Falls in early November so we only got one Glamis trip in this season and we got here a little too late for St. Anthony season. So, it looks like we will have to wait until April/May before our Dune season begins up here. :cry:...
by snewbank
Sun Dec 04, 2005 11:10 am
Forum: St. Anthony Dunes
Topic: Living in St. Anthony? Idaho in General?
Replies: 130
Views: 57374

I think you guys are doing it the smart way by using you toy haulers to move yourselves. If you have any second thoughts about moving yourselves, let me tell you the rest of our story. The movers arrived Thursday (a day late) with the rest of our stuff that wouldn’t fit on the first truck (two wee...
by snewbank
Tue Nov 29, 2005 10:42 am
Forum: St. Anthony Dunes
Topic: Living in St. Anthony? Idaho in General?
Replies: 130
Views: 57374

YEA!!!!, WE MADE IT!!!! Actually, we have been here in Idaho Falls for about two weeks now but we just got DSL hooked-up yesterday so I can start doing e-mail. I have to say, the move was a nightmare. We were supposed to be close a few days early but it kept getting delayed due to mortgage lender is...
by snewbank
Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:51 pm
Forum: St. Anthony Dunes
Topic: Living in St. Anthony? Idaho in General?
Replies: 130
Views: 57374

Thanks for the info/advice everybody. I could sure use it. If I do pursue this, I would probably start-out small and work-up to something on the scale of PCU/Moores. Just Inventory alone has to be huge. I'm sure PCU/Moores have a couple million dollars in Inventory at any given time! For advertising...
by snewbank
Fri Oct 14, 2005 4:15 pm
Forum: St. Anthony Dunes
Topic: Living in St. Anthony? Idaho in General?
Replies: 130
Views: 57374

Update: We'll the offer we had fell through. They backed-out a few days into it. But.... The next day we got another offer. We ended-up settling on the same price as the previous offer and set close to 30 days instead of the 45 of the previous offer. We have been in escrow a little over a week now. ...
by snewbank
Thu Oct 13, 2005 4:14 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: CHRISTMAS AND THE GIANT SUCKING SOUND
Replies: 20
Views: 3960

Winston Cup wrote:Curious what they do with the electronic throttle.

Electronic Throttle?

What do you mean?
by snewbank
Thu Oct 13, 2005 1:49 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Answer with a Question
Replies: 72
Views: 6447

What barrel? and who says you have to be a can opener to wear a bikini?
by snewbank
Mon Oct 03, 2005 10:22 am
Forum: St. Anthony Dunes
Topic: Living in St. Anthony? Idaho in General?
Replies: 130
Views: 57374

Thanks FunRunner. Also, "Sand Commander", It took my brother "Scooby-Dune" to point out that your comment was referring to my use of the word "see" instead of "sea" and not to the general statement "I hope CA sinks into the see (sea)". Boy, I feel stupid now. :oops: How about those public schools? :D
by snewbank
Fri Sep 30, 2005 4:50 pm
Forum: St. Anthony Dunes
Topic: Living in St. Anthony? Idaho in General?
Replies: 130
Views: 57374

No worries Sand Commander, I knew you were kidding. :D

I did go to Public School though and I thought Public Education was bad back then. The more money we throw at it, the worse it seems to get. :shock:


Another good reason to leave Kalifornia :D
by snewbank
Fri Sep 30, 2005 11:03 am
Forum: St. Anthony Dunes
Topic: Living in St. Anthony? Idaho in General?
Replies: 130
Views: 57374

Even if we did, it wouldn't solve most of the things we have grown to hate about California. I'm actually hoping California breaks-off and sinks into the see now. I see you are a product of the California public school system. I doubt you will see California sink into the sea. See what I mean? See ...
by snewbank
Fri Sep 30, 2005 10:33 am
Forum: St. Anthony Dunes
Topic: Living in St. Anthony? Idaho in General?
Replies: 130
Views: 57374

WooHoo!! After 21 days on the market, we got an offer on our house last Monday and after spending the week haggling, we finally agreed on a price that will allow us to pay for the new house in full and still have a little money leftover. We hope to start escrow on both houses Monday. Closing is set ...
by snewbank
Thu Sep 15, 2005 11:39 am
Forum: St. Anthony Dunes
Topic: Living in St. Anthony? Idaho in General?
Replies: 130
Views: 57374

hansshanks wrote:...I am currently deployed to Iraq with the army national guard.
Thanks for the info and thank you for your service.
by snewbank
Thu Sep 15, 2005 11:10 am
Forum: St. Anthony Dunes
Topic: Living in St. Anthony? Idaho in General?
Replies: 130
Views: 57374

Sorry I haven't responded to anybody lately. We have been very busy. Guess why..... :D We flew-up to Idaho Falls for Labor Day weekend. We did a lot of looking around from Pocatello to St. Anthony City to the dunes, to Rexburg, etc, trying to get a feel for the area(s), the people and the lifestyle....
by snewbank
Fri Aug 12, 2005 2:15 pm
Forum: St. Anthony Dunes
Topic: Living in St. Anthony? Idaho in General?
Replies: 130
Views: 57374

Does anybody now of any bulletin boards that have active posting by people who live and dune in St. Anthony?

I noticed nobody on the ASA BBS seems to be from the St. Anthony area. I'm starting to wonder if Idahoans are even into duning. :shock:
by snewbank
Fri Aug 12, 2005 10:32 am
Forum: St. Anthony Dunes
Topic: Living in St. Anthony? Idaho in General?
Replies: 130
Views: 57374

Well, we made reservations to fly into SLC on 9/2 and drive to Idaho Falls to check things out over the weekend. There are a few properties we want to look at. Too bad I couldn't pack a quad into my suitcase. :wink:
by snewbank
Tue Aug 09, 2005 4:44 pm
Forum: St. Anthony Dunes
Topic: Living in St. Anthony? Idaho in General?
Replies: 130
Views: 57374

I noticed from satellite images that a lot of farm land back-ups to the dunes in St. Anthony. I wonder how much it would cost to buy (or lease) a corner of one of these fields to setup a campground or store or something. It looks like the corners of the farms are not used anyway (round fields in squ...
by snewbank
Tue Aug 09, 2005 3:34 pm
Forum: St. Anthony Dunes
Topic: Living in St. Anthony? Idaho in General?
Replies: 130
Views: 57374

Vansmask - We have considered AZ but everything is so brown there. And hot! and still 4 hours to the dunes. Still an option though. NOSJunkie - What made you decide on Oregon? I guess it's not as cold as Idaho, but way more rainy. Idaho is one very beautiful place except for 2 things... 1- I hope yo...
by snewbank
Fri Aug 05, 2005 2:51 pm
Forum: St. Anthony Dunes
Topic: Living in St. Anthony? Idaho in General?
Replies: 130
Views: 57374

Living in St. Anthony? Idaho in General?

Ok, I've lived in Southern California since I was 7 and I've about had my fill of it. I'm tired of the traffic, over priced homes, granola chewing - birkenstock wearing Liberal/Enviro-weenies, frivolous law suits, Anti-Gun laws, political correctness, corporate jobs and humans - too many freakin' hu...
by snewbank
Mon Aug 01, 2005 4:44 pm
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: New canal on the north side of I-8
Replies: 11
Views: 1869

It doesn't sound like there will even be enough room for a sand highway out to Test after this.

Does this also mean no more cooling-off under the I-8 Bridge in the water on hot days?

A tradition for duners for some 30+ years!
by snewbank
Mon Aug 01, 2005 11:32 am
Forum: Glamis Dunes • I.S.D.R.A.
Topic: What is Really Important to You at the Dunes
Replies: 40
Views: 7050

My $0.02.... Is it the Sand Drags? I like the sand drags. How important are the Competition Hills at the different locations? Same as above. Is it important to keep the Fees as low as possible or does it not matter as long as you have the amenities that you want? Keep the fees low. No "amennities" ...
by snewbank
Mon Jul 18, 2005 11:20 am
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Project: Street Beetle to Subaru powered Sand Bug
Replies: 338
Views: 279229

Sorry, I haven't done anything since the end of the season. I'm sure as October gets closer I'll start getting into it again. I'm thinking of making a new (even wider) front beam since the one I have is getting bent up already. I figure a wider front beam will make it more stable. Maybe something 18...
by snewbank
Fri Jun 24, 2005 4:51 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: New ATV rules tough to enforce
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Again, I say a decent muffler should solve the problem (assuming the complaining party is reasonable). I notice that a lot of the new Dirt Bikes are designed to be as obnoxiuosly loud as possible right off the show room floor (as an indication of their "Competition Ready" state. I suppose this is an...
by snewbank
Fri Jun 24, 2005 4:16 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Off-roaders still fuming about proposed county rules
Replies: 13
Views: 1631

This is so stupid.

If your neighbors are complaining about the noise, then just get a freakin' muffler.

Or risk getting a ticket for disturbing the neighbors.

The laws are already there, just enforce them!


BTW - I wish I had 5 acres to play on. :cry:
by snewbank
Fri Jun 24, 2005 3:20 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: The Rancher's Revenge - CBD libel update
Replies: 9
Views: 1484

Ron wrote:how about a class action lawsuit against the CBD on behalf of the off roader
I second that. It's clear the CBD has been out to demonize off-roaders for some time now. And they have distorted the facts to do so.

Is that not slander?
by snewbank
Fri Jun 10, 2005 9:38 am
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Muffler on a Subaru 2.5 turbo
Replies: 7
Views: 1696

Too loud?

My Suby 2.5 just has a 12" exhaust tip hanging off the turbo. The turbo keeps the exhaust really quite. I can't imagine anyone complaining about a turbo motor being too loud. Compared to a non-turbo VW motor with a stinger, my motor is only 1/5 as loud.
by snewbank
Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:31 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: CV Assembled wrong
Replies: 13
Views: 2792

I did all of the above and my 930 CVs still make a "tick-tick" sound when I turn. I decreased the max CV angle during droop to 26 degrees (their supposed to be good to 28 degrees). They still tick. I've tried different CV grease and even mixes of grease. I've replaced suspect CV's. I've used high CV...
by snewbank
Fri Apr 01, 2005 5:34 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Vw to Subaru conversion
Replies: 33
Views: 9317

You can download the tuning software on this page:

http://www.emsnorthamerica.com/stinger_econo.htm
by snewbank
Fri Apr 01, 2005 5:19 pm
Forum: Welding and Fabrication
Topic: Welding stainless?
Replies: 10
Views: 5864

How well did the SS to mild steel welding go?

What kind of shielding gas and wire did you use?

Is it strong?
by snewbank
Fri Apr 01, 2005 11:24 am
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Vw to Subaru conversion
Replies: 33
Views: 9317

BTW - 0000 is the password John sets on the EMS Stinger. I don't know if he uses the same PW on the Link.
by snewbank
Fri Apr 01, 2005 11:19 am
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Vw to Subaru conversion
Replies: 33
Views: 9317

[I tried connecting my PC to it the other night via the serial port to view some of the settings but it said "the ECU is locked" and you need a password to access it. I've been meaning to e-mail John@outback to get the password. You have to have the correct cable for it to work.. It looks like a st...
by snewbank
Thu Mar 31, 2005 4:50 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Vw to Subaru conversion
Replies: 33
Views: 9317

Yep, two megasquirts, 2 relay boards, 1 stimulator, a GPS/Radio tracking device, and the MIDI projects....all on that cramped coffee table :D Can't wait for the day I'll have room for a dedicated electronics bench. I have a room with a "dedicated electronics bench" and it is still a disaster area. :D
by snewbank
Thu Mar 31, 2005 12:51 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Vw to Subaru conversion
Replies: 33
Views: 9317

I kinda figured later that you did mean that the resistor where in parallel with each other. Makes since. Well, I placed an order for an MS Kit and a Stimulator at diyautotune.com. :D Thanks for the tip. Also, I have been looking for a Temp controlled soldering iron so I ordered one of those too. Th...
by snewbank
Wed Mar 30, 2005 12:49 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Vw to Subaru conversion
Replies: 33
Views: 9317

I'm planning on ordering a Megasquirt kit pretty soon (I'm just iching to build one) and I was reading this post. If my Ohm's Law is correct... Four 6 OHM resistors in series gives you 24 ohms (plus the resistance/impedance of the injectors) but even at 24 ohms, the maximum amount of current that wi...

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