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by readyboy61
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: '58 Turbo Samba
Replies: 166
Views: 34084

Re: '58 Turbo Samba

Blimey a blast from the past, willl be good to see the progress and what you find
by readyboy61
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Coil or Condenser you decide
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: Coil or Condenser you decide

Hi Jim

Il find out tonight as have thrown on my spare coil, but I wouldnt be surprised if it was the condenser even though its practiacly new. Ive read that they arnt as good as they once were.
by readyboy61
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Coil or Condenser you decide
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Coil or Condenser you decide

So long story short bus runs fine for about half hour then when accelerating say up a slip road or out of a bend or de restiction it hesitates/stumbles a bit like it's missed fire maybe then as soon as the rpm picks up a little perfect. I've tested coil and condesor with multimeter both check out ok...
by readyboy61
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 123ignition tune+
Replies: 62
Views: 8712

Re: 123ignition tune+

My current 009 is 180 out, will this cause problems with the 123, or is setup still the same
by readyboy61
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Bus Parts For Sale
Topic: rear glasses 58-61
Replies: 35
Views: 7283

Re: rear glasses 58-61

nonkel jan wrote: Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:41 pm +£5, Jan
Hi Jan, so £55 posted for the Australian lenses?

Kind regards
Andy
by readyboy61
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Bus Parts For Sale
Topic: rear glasses 58-61
Replies: 35
Views: 7283

Re: rear glasses 58-61

nonkel jan wrote: Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:27 am Rare Italian and Australian lens HELLA K 12703
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Hi Jan are these the same price s the red lenses?
by readyboy61
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Bus Parts For Sale
Topic: rear glasses 58-61
Replies: 35
Views: 7283

Re: rear glasses 58-61

Do you still have Australia indicator lenses?
by readyboy61
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Runs fine but after sitting at idle cuts out
Replies: 0
Views: 512

Runs fine but after sitting at idle cuts out

Bus has been running fine but on an outing last week and again today when I got it out of the garage and left it ticking over. If left to idle for about 4 mins the idle slows and engine dies. Runs fine at all speeds and temperatures. 1776 twin Weber 34 ICT carbs. I have a filter after the tank and a...
by readyboy61
Fri May 18, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: HELP SPARK PLUG BLEW OUT
Replies: 12
Views: 2913

Re: HELP SPARK PLUG BLEW OUT

Why do you think it overheated? Why do you think overheating caused the plug to come out? Helicoils can repair the thread, but they're never as strong. Not true a steel helicoil is stronger than the aluminium casting it sits in, FACT, back to engineering school for you, however this can only be 100...
by readyboy61
Sat May 05, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Rusty, our 1962 11 window bus, resto now in year two……er, three...
Replies: 3500
Views: 357322

Re: Rusty, our 1962 11 window bus, resto now in year two……er, three...

They should not whistle it's just the repro seals are poor. With age they should get better mine whistle for 6months and then stopped , looking at the og ones still in Leah's bus they fit perfectly
by readyboy61
Wed May 02, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Best way to lift an engine by hand
Replies: 7
Views: 1375

Re: Best way to lift an engine by hand

Dougie wrote: Wed May 02, 2018 10:38 am Exhaust front and back as close to the heads as you can get. They are not that heavy, I used to be able to lift them on my own....
A long block I could believe but a full engine weighs close to 100kg I'd like to see you lift that off the deck onto a bench
by readyboy61
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Tools and equipment for a Bus restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 1523

Re: Tools and equipment for a Bus restoration

Grinder and 1mm cutting discs lots of them, a decent set of drill bits. A breaker bar and plenty of plusgas .
by readyboy61
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: New site feature: Buses in a place.
Replies: 48
Views: 7764

Re: New site feature: Buses in a place.

It should also have a section called buses of shame, you upload a photo of your bus if you break down on the way to the location and can't fix it
by readyboy61
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: official UK Cruise to Ninove…
Replies: 38
Views: 8015

Re: official UK Cruise to Ninove…

Sounds good,I guess meal and times will be organised via the Facebook group, not being a party pooper but it might be worth mentioning to people that in Belgium the drink drive limit is lower than the UK and that Belgium beers are almost double in alcohol strength meaning just one beer 33cl will put...
by readyboy61
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: official UK Cruise to Ninove…
Replies: 38
Views: 8015

Re: official UK Cruise to Ninove…

Interested in this event, so what happens after the brewery arrival , and what day does everyone park in the streets. Do people stay at nearby campsites and is there a cruise back to the tunnel?

Andy