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by Dougie
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Hockey stick keeps popping out in third gear
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Hockey stick keeps popping out in third gear

Have you checked the full length of the linkage? There is a connector about 2' back from where the gear stick goes through the floor. Then the long rod goes through a tube and a second connector at the other end just in front of the gearbox. Both these connectors are held with grub screws which shou...
by Dougie
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Iva advice.
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Iva advice.

Do you mean the IVA test that kit cars have to go through? I can't imagine anyone has ever got a split through that. Your mods would not stop you registering your van in the normal way, but I'd imagine they would stop you from being mot exempt.
by Dougie
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Area reps
Replies: 13
Views: 730

Re: Area reps

At the AGM I volunteered to do Hertfordshire, (plus surrounding counties as needed). I've put a post in the members area for a camping meet at Old Warden aerodrome, first weekend of august. Have a look and sign up if your interested. Jerry Brilliant,thanks Jerry. I'm not sure when the deadline is f...
by Dougie
Fri May 31, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bowden tube / Clutch cable
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Bowden tube / Clutch cable

You should aim to have the Bowden tube solid at each end with a bow downwards taking it an inch off straight. Fine tuning the bow can be done with a washer or two between the end of the tube and the bracket on the gearbox. Your idea of the additional tube and bracket at the chassis end sounds good t...
by Dougie
Sun May 19, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: 1600 TP
Replies: 8
Views: 445

Re: 1600 TP

Any idea if it's been rebuilt previously and mileage? If it was mine I'd make sure it turns freely and stick it on eBay.
by Dougie
Fri May 17, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Anyone fancy being a video star?
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Anyone fancy being a video star?

I got the following email this evening from Amber Roberts who works for fold7, an advertising agency in London.... I work for Gumtree’s social agency and we’re currently looking to cast for a video around motors and VW lovers. We’ve heard many good things about The Split Screen and were wondering if...
by Dougie
Wed May 15, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Area reps
Replies: 13
Views: 730

Re: Area reps

I've also had interest from james309 in Gloucestershire and Doka Dave in Ayrshire. Thanks to both. Any more? Don't be shy..
by Dougie
Tue May 14, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Steering - how good should it be?
Replies: 10
Views: 464

Re: Steering - how good should it be?

Come along to the Tech Weekend at Vicky Farm July 12/14. I understand one of the demonstrations will be a steering box rebuild.
by Dougie
Mon May 13, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Steering - how good should it be?
Replies: 10
Views: 464

Re: Steering - how good should it be?

That sounds like a lot to me. I thought an inch was the mot standard
by Dougie
Sat May 11, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Overhaul
Replies: 14
Views: 566

Re: Overhaul

What sort of budget ? Without machining the biggest you can go is 1641. I doubt you'd notice any real gains. You could get a recon long block from the usual suppliers, swap the ancillaries from your old engine, lose the deep sump, and you're good to go. You could buy a brand new 1776 off the shelf. ...
by Dougie
Fri May 10, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: CSP vs Vintage Speed Exhaust
Replies: 13
Views: 494

Re: CSP vs Vintage Speed Exhaust

I find this strange I have a side exit standard VS exhaust fitted to my CPR 1766cc and it pulls 95bhp at the wheels. The power curve seems fine as mapped on the rolling road? That's why I asked the engine size. I'd heard/read somewhere VS were 'only' good to 150 bhp then can't cope. 150 bhp I don't...
by Dougie
Fri May 10, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: CSP vs Vintage Speed Exhaust
Replies: 13
Views: 494

Re: CSP vs Vintage Speed Exhaust

What size engine is this on?
by Dougie
Fri May 10, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Area reps
Replies: 13
Views: 730

Re: Area reps

Brilliant thanks. Hopefully we will have a few meets established in time for the next magazine
by Dougie
Fri May 10, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Area reps
Replies: 13
Views: 730

Re: Area reps

This seems to have had a really positive response at Vicky Farm, thanks to all of you that came forward. Rather than start another thread can those of you who volunteered please put your name, location and preferred method of contact on here please. Forum names are fine and 'pm me on here' if you'd ...