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by e m p i
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Hmm. It's just not the same.....
Replies: 17
Views: 971

Re: Hmm. It's just not the same.....

Yes I guess that makes sense re the target when you sell ad there’s quite a following. I suppose there’s not that many people buy new cars/vans outright these days so I didn’t really consider that. Hope it all works out and you don’t get stung but I doubt you will.
by e m p i
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: What engine bay fire system have you got?
Replies: 24
Views: 1016

Re: What engine bay fire system have you got?

Ethanol in fuel degrading the rubber probably the main culprit. It’s across all classic cars. If you use Esso super supreme unleaded or whatever their expensive one is called it contains zero ethanol. Unless you live on Devon, Cornwall, Scotland and the NE The next best one is Texaco super duper un...
by e m p i
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: ICE Breaker - converting a 1967 split to electric drive
Replies: 141
Views: 15621

Re: ICE Breaker - converting a 1967 split to electric drive

Hi Kevin, We were discussing electric/non fossil fuel powered vehicles today at work. How long do you think it will be before you need a permit or licence to buy petrol for a classic vehicle and old be able to drive it X miles per year to an organised meeting/show ? I reckon around the 25-30 year ma...
by e m p i
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: My 1964 Double door. is getting better and better :)
Replies: 32
Views: 5104

Re: My 1964 Double door. is getting better and better :)

Looks great and even better that you’ve done it all yourself. Well done.
by e m p i
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: empsters ongoing ride.......Time for a bit of a trim
Replies: 436
Views: 37940

Re: empsters ongoing ride.......Time for a bit of a trim

Hmm, dunno what’s happened to the pictures :lol: Oh...and lovely house with History! Sincerely hope you will be very happy there! We moved end of July and still in chaos! LOL.. I am enjoying the move.. especially the quality time with the family n the grand daughter squashing...LOL Cheers matey :che...
by e m p i
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: empsters ongoing ride.......Time for a bit of a trim
Replies: 436
Views: 37940

Re: empsters ongoing ride.......Time for a bit of a trim

View out of my window. What’s not to like. Over the other side of the house there’s an uninterrupted view of about 5 miles across the valley and to the left you can see the Atlantic :cheers: 305FDE98-6B19-48C9-B64C-1719F1E5B6DF.jpeg Here’s a shot of one of our trips out last summer just before we mo...
by e m p i
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: empsters ongoing ride.......Time for a bit of a trim
Replies: 436
Views: 37940

Re: empsters ongoing ride.......Time for a bit of a trim

Funny enough when we give people directions we tell them to go almost to the end of the road and we’re the pink cottage on the left.
type21f wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:06 am
Nice.... matches yer handbag..
:lol: so I’m told
by e m p i
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: empsters ongoing ride.......Time for a bit of a trim
Replies: 436
Views: 37940

Re: empsters ongoing ride.......Time for a bit of a trim

Not sure whether you’ve noticed, but your garage is pink. Just saying... :lol: the whole house is pink :lol: Mrs E is trying to talk me into painting it a sort of light green but I quite like it as it is. I reckon it makes it look and feel more “cottage” like if that makes sense. Given it’s about 1...
by e m p i
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: What engine bay fire system have you got?
Replies: 24
Views: 1016

Re: What engine bay fire system have you got?

Probably a culmination of all of those Ron.
by e m p i
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: My 54 Deluxe
Replies: 109
Views: 10038

Re: My 54 Deluxe

Good to see you back in it dude :cheers:
Look forward to some more of those awesome fabrication skills.
Do you have a body for it or are are you building it from new panels? I know you can get a complete roof now but don’t think that goes for BD roofs.
by e m p i
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: empsters ongoing ride.......Time for a bit of a trim
Replies: 436
Views: 37940

Re: empsters ongoing ride.......Time for a bit of a trim

When we bought the house the garage had been converted so that half of it was an office. It had been professionally done with a raised insulated floor, power, tv and phone points and also plaster boarded out and plastered and decorated plus there was carpet and skirting boards down. The stud wall se...
by e m p i
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: empsters ongoing ride.......Time for a bit of a trim
Replies: 436
Views: 37940

Re: empsters ongoing ride.......Time for a bit of a trim

Yeah it’s silly things like not being able to reach the window latches in one of the bedrooms so I can’t open the top windows :lol: We have some lovely ceiling roses and quite a bit of original detail like picture rails (can’t reach them either) and coving and lovely brass door knobs. Thankfully we ...
by e m p i
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: How do people deal with/fix stripped sump bolt threads?
Replies: 18
Views: 711

Re: How do people deal with/fix stripped sump bolt threads?

Ah ok makes sense now. That’s a bummer but it is solvable. Either wind a bolt in from the inside (tricky but can be done) and loctite it in or as suggested above use the 8mm down to 6mm studs. Personally I’d try to get a 6mm bolt down from inside first as the other method is last chance saloon. You ...
by e m p i
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: empsters ongoing ride.......Time for a bit of a trim
Replies: 436
Views: 37940

Re: empsters ongoing ride.......Time for a bit of a trim

Well lots and lots and lots has happened over the last year, including us moving 275 miles down to Devon :cheers: Without a doubt one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I now have a very nice large garage and a very nice large driveway/parking area that’s all gated off. 0C9D9E85-0523-4919-80C5-58...
by e m p i
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: My First VW !! Mid Life Crisis " Full index on page 1 "
Replies: 4797
Views: 339855

Re: My First VW !! Mid Life Crisis " Full index on page 1 "

Doesn’t that garage extension cut out a lot of light into the front of the house? You must have a very understanding wife as there’s no way I’d get away with that :lol:
Lucky for me that my garage is over the other side of the drive so no issues with light or how much noise I make