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by Dougie
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Heating, and how to improve it.
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: Heating, and how to improve it.

Good find, lots to think about there..
by Dougie
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Buses For Sale
Topic: Julian's '63 RHD Devon Caravette ***SOLD***
Replies: 4
Views: 963

Re: Julian's '63 RHD Devon Caravette ***SOLD***

Van sold to a new owner who will cherish it as it deserves. Thank you.
by Dougie
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: International Campervan Show April 25-26 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: International Campervan Show April 25-26 2020

Anybody interested please add your name and registration number to the list, thanks

1. Dougie and Donna GTA690D.
by Dougie
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: International Campervan Show April 25-26 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 270

International Campervan Show April 25-26 2020

We have been offered a limited number of free weekend passes for any Split taking part in a Classics display at the International Campervan Show to be held at Stratford upon Avon Racecourse on 25-26 April 2020. I have spoken with the organisers today and they tell me we will camp in the display area...
by Dougie
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Buses For Sale
Topic: Julian's '63 RHD Devon Caravette ***SOLD***
Replies: 4
Views: 963

Julian's '63 RHD Devon Caravette ***SOLD***

I have been asked by the family of Julian Collinge if the SSVC can assist in the sale of his much loved and admired 63 Devon Caravette. Please take the time to read this thread so you understand the circumstances of the sale. https://www.ssvc.org.uk/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=123842 From there you wi...
by Dougie
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: A few technical questions for you guru's
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Re: A few technical questions for you guru's

Welcome to the club and the forum. There is a small adjustment you can make on the steering box that might take some of the slack out. Don't overtighten things or you'll introduce more wear. If you search on the technical section for 'steering' then search those results for 'adjustment' you should f...
by Dougie
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Side glass
Replies: 8
Views: 342

Re: Side glass

I always cut the old rubbers out with a Stanley knife. Put the blade in parallel to the glass from the outside and split the rubber in two.
by Dougie
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: WW Wheel arches, urgent query!
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: WW Wheel arches, urgent query!

Panel quality can vary enormously. Not always primered as a lot come in what looks like black nail varnish... it's not but I can't think of a better way to describe it.
by Dougie
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Pointless Bitching
Topic: Threads deleted without explanation
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Re: Threads deleted without explanation

I am more than happy to explain the situation and I am in the process of speaking with all parties involved either in person or on the phone. In a nutshell I was contacted today by a member who had already sought legal advice regarding a thread which he felt was slanderous to both him and his busine...
by Dougie
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Julian Collinge. Very sad news.
Replies: 9
Views: 1199

Julian Collinge. Very sad news.

I have recently been contacted by the family of Julian Collinge with the tragic news that he passed away in early August this year at the age of only 45 years. Julian, who lived in Leicester and was known as Monkey Knuts on here, was a long standing club member for many years. His van was his pride ...
by Dougie
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine wont start, no turnover or fire,
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: Engine wont start, no turnover or fire,

Make sure it's out of gear. Check it's out of gear again. Ignition on, get underneath and with an insulated handled screwdriver short across the starter motor connections. If it turns over you know the starter is good. Problem will then be the wiring or the ignition switch.
by Dougie
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: on TV tonight All Classics tracked down!
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Re: on TV tonight All Classics tracked down!

Do these things end up on the iplayer so we can all see them?
by Dougie
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Bus fest Ssvc lineup?
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Re: Bus fest Ssvc lineup?

There will be a line up but according to the map put out by Busfest in the programme it will be by the main arena. Rikki will get it sorted wherever we end up...
by Dougie
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front End Knock
Replies: 14
Views: 496

Re: Front End Knock

There is no easy way to alter the height on a cut and turned beam, you'd be better off using the adjustable beam you have in the shed.
by Dougie
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front End Knock
Replies: 14
Views: 496

Re: Front End Knock

If it's not adjustable and not dropped spindles then it sounds like a cut and turned beam. Proper old school. If you're happy with the height just cut the bump stops off and enjoy...