VW Restore ("SEN"-91 Westy) A Vehicle worth saving!
SEN as I've called my '91 WESTY is a solid GL model that I looked long and hard for. He needed some immediate attention after purchase in July of 2009 and a long list of items was devised, some that could wait until money and time allowed. The name SEN comes from the abbreviated letters of the date that I took possession. Sen spent most of his life in Japan from what I can gather so I have chosen the Japanese translation of SEN="Wizard" as the true meaning of the name. There are several meanings to the word SEN so Wizard seems to be the most fitting. I think he has some sort of Wizardly power to have avoided virtually any serious rust since her conception in 1991. Although the Vanagon is the farthest thing from it I think SHINKANSEN (Japanese Bullet train) is a worthy long version of the name SEN...

Friday, August 1, 2014

Here is an onboard Battery Charger that I installed last summer.  It a great trickle charger for both batteries for when my Van sits unused for weeks at a time.  I've mounted mine below the sink, against the forward wall.  Go Westy sells these units but I found one locally at a Marine Supply Store.
 Also, here is the battery that I found through a local Auto Parts Supply shop.  As described on the unit itself, It's of the sealed Lead Acid, 45Amp Hr. variety.