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by MarkFer
Tue May 01, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Owatrol anybody tried it
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Re: Owatrol anybody tried it

Never used Owatrol Oil but FWIW I used their Seasonite on fresh cut white cedar decking and it did exactly what they said....
by MarkFer
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Jacking points - are they necessary..?!
Replies: 4
Views: 647

Re: Jacking points - are they necessary..?!

Mine didn't have them when I bought it and I ran it that way for 7 seven years. However I'll have the same decision to make shortly when I finish replacing sills etc. I'm not sure either. I did think about making/altering them with just a flat plate, with maybe a centre hole for location, so normal ...
by MarkFer
Fri May 19, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Devon
Topic: Devon's for sale
Replies: 7
Views: 1944

Re: Devon's for sale

There are 14 photos there Jim, click on the main one and you get a pop up with 14 pics...
by MarkFer
Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Rusty, our 1962 11 window bus, resto now in year two……er, three...
Replies: 3500
Views: 276858

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

Is that a pure sine wave inverter? I ask because I can only run my laptop of a pure sine wave invertor, the cheaper inverters don't work well with some switch-mode chargers.
by MarkFer
Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Bus Parts For Sale
Topic: For Sale: Web Cam Camshaft brand new
Replies: 1
Views: 638

Re: For Sale: Web Cam Camshaft brand new

I read that as webcam camshaft, and couldn't work out why or how anyone would attach a webcam to a camshaft...

Although thinking about it that would make an interesting video...
by MarkFer
Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Starter Motor problem?
Replies: 10
Views: 1339

Re: Starter Motor problem?

I added a length of cable from the spare terminal on the starter motor, through the bulkhead to near the battery, making sure the end of the cable is insulated. Every time the ignition switch failed to turn the starter motor I opened the engine hatch and touched the new cable to the positive termina...
by MarkFer
Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Starter Motor problem?
Replies: 10
Views: 1339

Re: Starter Motor problem?

Mine was a dodgy ignition switch, didn't always make a decent connection when against the sprung position.

Then after a good few months of that it (the ignition switch) went up in smoke.
by MarkFer
Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Is there a "best" ignition switch available from anyone?
Replies: 2
Views: 703

Re: Is there a "best" ignition switch available from anyone?

I don't think new switch is for later T code keys unfortunately.
by MarkFer
Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Is there a "best" ignition switch available from anyone?
Replies: 2
Views: 703

Is there a "best" ignition switch available from anyone?

I was starting to suspect my ignition switch for my occasional non-starter woes. Yesterday it started smoking, took it apart and the thing must have been arcing as the bakelite-type material was crumbling and the sprung position didn't have the best contact mating faces. I bought this switch 2nd han...
by MarkFer
Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: rear rack & sun canopy from Indonesia??
Replies: 6
Views: 1335

Re: rear rack & sun canopy from Indonesia??

It looks like a proper version of what I hashed together see: http://www.ssvc.org.uk/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=94731&p=728324&hilit=bike+rack#p728324 Unfortunately my link in that post appears to point to something that wasn't moved from the old forum. Interesting, especially this image... https://j...
by MarkFer
Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: rear rack & sun canopy from Indonesia??
Replies: 6
Views: 1335

Re: rear rack & sun canopy from Indonesia??

The 1st photo has jakartavwcampervan.com on the tailgate. Maybe email them and ask?
by MarkFer
Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: " Trix " our 66 adventure continues.............
Replies: 658
Views: 62981

Re: " Trix " our 66 adventure....& refresh begins

I extracted some Celotex from my bus that the previous owner had put in. Some that were against the floor were definitely moist (and a rusty colour) on the bottom edge. Agree the upper pieces were bone dry. I think a plastic membrane over those panels might be good - especially if you sleep inside t...
by MarkFer
Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: " Trix " our 66 adventure continues.............
Replies: 658
Views: 62981

Re: " Trix " our 66 adventure....& refresh begins

Everyone does realise Celotex absorbs water? I realise the amount of water that will get there is small, is there an alternative to Celotex that is closed cell and non-absorbent? Perhaps the amount of water is small enough to not matter - or just make sure the Celotex does no sit on anything that ma...
by MarkFer
Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Any decent shows anymore
Replies: 20
Views: 3349

Re: Any decent shows anymore

vwJim wrote:Vintage Nostalgia is a good chilled out event
We've done Vintage Nostalgia for the last 3 years (maybe 4? Since whenever it started) and yes it is great. The only slight problem is it's now almost too popular! But that just proves how enjoyable it is.
by MarkFer
Sat Apr 16, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Starter motor issues
Replies: 17
Views: 2798

Re: Starter motor issues

Jim - that's what I'd decided on too. I still don't understand why it only sometimes doesn't work though. How do you get a variable voltage drop? Dodgy connection somewhere? The state of the battery charge (not completely flat of course) doesn't seem to effect when it does/does not work.