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Modification of the Bostig low oil level warning light circuit, using a 555 ic timer. Source:

Thanks to DB for pointing me in the right direction.

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Converting an engine means that a lot of new parts are required. I’ve bought enough to start a small autoparts store.

I decided to replace Olly’s engine with a Zetec, an engine made by Ford. A small company from Massachusetts named Bostig has created a kit which makes this conversion possible.

As it turns out, there are many options when it comes to engine replacement in a Vanagon.

Olly is on his original engine, which has over 150,000 miles. I don’t know exactly how many, since the odometer stopped working a couple years ago. That’s a long time for a wasserboxer.

This brings me back to Olly.

Travel long and far enough in a VW van, and adventure is inevitable.

Currently I drive a 22 year old Volkswagen Westfalia camper named the Olyfant, or just “Olly” for short.

Made with Paper

This is Oly.


Model: 1989 VW Vanagon Westfalia

Location: Palmetto State Park, Texas (2012)


(Reblogged from van-life)