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by flatbeat
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: CSP vs Vintage Speed Exhaust
Replies: 15
Views: 981

Re: CSP vs Vintage Speed Exhaust

Well after a few 200-300 mile runs a can confirm that there is no comparison between the VS and CSP....it’s the CSP all the way.
Huge increase in performance AND big increase in mpg.
by flatbeat
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Twin Dellorto DRLA36 v twin Weber 34ICT carbs
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: Twin Dellorto DRLA36 v twin Weber 34ICT carbs

You’ll get quite a big increase in performance with twin 36’s and a good header/exhaust but you’ll have to be careful about how much you put your foot down as it’s easy to over rev as you lose the self governing effect of stock carb/exhaust. Keep the Venturi to 28mm with 115 mains and 58 idle jets a...
by flatbeat
Mon May 27, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Sump oil temperature sender
Replies: 23
Views: 2849

Re: Sump oil temperature sender

JonnyCJ wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 8:05 pm


I’m using one of the dual aircraft certified gauges that VWJim sells http://www.vwjim.co.uk/ourshop/prod_123 ... Gauge.html

What make are they? Can’t see a makers name or brand.
by flatbeat
Thu May 16, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: CSP vs Vintage Speed Exhaust
Replies: 15
Views: 981

Re: CSP vs Vintage Speed Exhaust

JonnyCJ wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 7:03 pm
Will Dan be along shortly ?
There’s not a good story behind me getting my VS system...but won’t go there on a public forum :(
by flatbeat
Mon May 13, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: CSP vs Vintage Speed Exhaust
Replies: 15
Views: 981

Re: CSP vs Vintage Speed Exhaust

Well that’s the thing with CSP stuff...can’t fault the quality. Got to be good to be Tuv approved.
by flatbeat
Fri May 10, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: CSP vs Vintage Speed Exhaust
Replies: 15
Views: 981

Re: CSP vs Vintage Speed Exhaust

I believe M Housman has a view on VS systems....his are very good and flow really well. I already had the CSP in stock so went with that but would’ve gone with one of his. V happy with the CSP tho...

I think you’d be happy enough with the VeeWee H E’s Jim.
by flatbeat
Fri May 10, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: CSP vs Vintage Speed Exhaust
Replies: 15
Views: 981

Re: CSP vs Vintage Speed Exhaust

Not a big engine at all....it’s a Single Port stroker. 88mm thick walled barrels and pistons and 74mm stroke crank = 1800cc. Amazing torque which is what it was built for...best bus engine I’ve ever had. Will (now) pull from 22mph in 4th gear and cruise at 80mph...on the sat nav...so genuine 80mph a...
by flatbeat
Fri May 10, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: CSP vs Vintage Speed Exhaust
Replies: 15
Views: 981

CSP vs Vintage Speed Exhaust

Reported on here at the time when I fitted a VS exhaust system that performance was down by approx 15-20% both power and torque. Also had to turn the idle up as wouldn’t tick over. Bus used to pull from 22mph in 4th gear but with VS would only pull from 30mph. Decided to fit a CSP sidewinder system ...
by flatbeat
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: The Company - "Buses n Bugs Imports", California- GOOD/RISKY/BAD
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: Busses n Bugs Imports, California GOOD/RISKY/BAD

Hey, shipped many buses,bugs and Type3’s but always dealt with individual sellers. Never had a problem...have always sourced through theSamba. Paid by bank transfer. Ask all the right question and ask for plenty of pics. Personally I’ve always found the VW community in the States to be honest. Down ...
by flatbeat
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Birth Certificate
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: Birth Certificate

And be prepared to wait 6-8 months...
by flatbeat
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Beetle karmann roof
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Re: Beetle karmann roof

http://www.sjbowles.co.uk/

This guy Steve specialises in cabrio hoods. Don’t know what his work is like but he’s been around for a long time. His seat trimming etc is good.
by flatbeat
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Is every one trying to sell there vans....
Replies: 5
Views: 663

Re: Is every one trying to sell there vans....

You need to check out the dates/reg numbers Ron....lots of Brazilian buses flooding in. TheSamba’s even got a page dedicated to Brazilians now cos so many hitting the States. I feel sorry for the novice wannabe...
by flatbeat
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front hub nuts (Locking)
Replies: 11
Views: 856

Re: Front hub nuts (Locking)

malum wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:22 pm
Show off..
You should have seen the hubs that were machined for the early spindles...now they were impressive :wink: :D
by flatbeat
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dual circuit conversion with ATE master cylinder problems
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: Dual circuit conversion with ATE master cylinder problems

It’s a mystery why MC’s trap air....but they do!!! It’s a common and frustrating problem so well sorted.
by flatbeat
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front hub nuts (Locking)
Replies: 11
Views: 856

Re: Front hub nuts (Locking)

Mine were machined from stainless...