The Survival Bus – 1979 Westfalia
Here’s a guy in the U.S. who has gone to great lengths to document his “survival bus” which could also be described as a “bug out vehicle.” If you have to leave home in a hurry in case of disaster you’ll probably want to have something like this. Check out his videos below or his Web site: http://survivalbus.com/ I like all the details, who wouldn’t want to be self contained when camping, also the way you can do it on a budget in a VW camper. At last count he had 17 videos on Youtube, one shows how he bypassed the stock propane tank and connected a small cylinder. Looks like he’s got a Weber 2 barrel carb on the motor which would have been fuel injected from the factory. I seriously considered a Weber but was talked out of it, they’re easy to service for the layman but idle poorly, get bad gas mileage and have been known to ice up. In the end I rebuilt my stock solex carbs and I’m happy with that. The Weber may not be for everyone, however I understand the need for simplicity in some applications. So for the Survival Bus this makes sense. Enjoy the videos, click on the image below and watch the playlist on Youtube.