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by CapeTown62
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bus won't climb hills!
Replies: 4
Views: 1122

Re: Bus won't climb hills!

Yes to timing, doing comp test now...


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by CapeTown62
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bus won't climb hills!
Replies: 4
Views: 1122

Bus won't climb hills!

Hi all, Haven't posted for a while since I've been away working and haven't had much time to work on let alone drive my bus! But got her running again recently after redoing my heads, pistons and rings, and a thorough service of my .... carb, a Brosol h30/31 PICT. So it starts well, drives fine on f...
by CapeTown62
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear tail light sizes and trim
Replies: 4
Views: 1121

Re: Rear tail light sizes and trim

Hi and Happy New Year! The trims are marked VW SWF and yes, I believe they are for US spec lenses ie the SLIGHTLY smaller ones. I thought US lenses were the all red ones...? Why there are two different lenses so close in size I cannot imagine, but anyway I just took my orange and red lenses off and ...
by CapeTown62
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear tail light sizes and trim
Replies: 4
Views: 1121

Rear tail light sizes and trim

Hi all and happy silly season. So... my '62 11 window had rear lights when I bought her 8 years ago, but no seals or trim. I assumed they were the correct orange and red lensed originals. Then I was lucky enough to find a set of chrome trim rings, complete with VW logo stamped on them, at a swap mee...
by CapeTown62
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Pointless Bitching
Topic: Why does everyone tell me how much my bus is worth ?
Replies: 17
Views: 6870

Re: Why does everyone tell me how much my bus is worth ?

Hahaha I thought this was a uniquely South African thing! (Since almost all our buses have been exported.) I hear this ALL the time!


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by CapeTown62
Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Three broken tools and counting
Replies: 8
Views: 1857

Three broken tools and counting

Trying to remove my #*@&ing flywheel gland nut. I've heated and cooled it, tried all sort of combinations of handles on the 36mm socket. Any other ideas? I'm thinking of welding a long piece of angle iron to it next...


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by CapeTown62
Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: One engine, different pistons
Replies: 2
Views: 924

One engine, different pistons

So I just whipped my heads off to replace my dented leaky old pushrod tubes with nice shiny new stainless steel ones. First time I've had the heads off this engine but it continues to surprise me! A few weeks ago I found no gasket behind the oil pump cover, now I find two different pistons on the RH...
by CapeTown62
Wed May 28, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Gear stick options
Replies: 16
Views: 3238

Re: Gear stick options

Chrystal: I got my quick shift kit from JK. Not sure what the brand was but JK part no J11070. It was a bit of a fiddle to get it to fit right, but probably cos I was doing it on my own with no one to hold the mechanism from underneath. I had to adjust it once to solve the reverse problem you're des...
by CapeTown62
Mon May 26, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Gear stick options
Replies: 16
Views: 3238

Gear stick options

Don't know about those fancy shifters but I fitted the metal 'quick shift' kit which is basically a diamond shaped collar that goes around the stock gear stick and bolts above the original shift plate limiting the travel. Really big improvement over stock, much more precise feel and looks totally st...
by CapeTown62
Mon May 26, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 044 heads
Replies: 2
Views: 693

Re: 044 heads

Hahaha just read the old "Fast Bus Owners" thread which has given me some food for thought... Let me clarify what I'm after: I want reliability foremost, but would like to be able to cruise at a steady 60mph minimum since I will be driving longish distances for weekends away and don't want to take t...
by CapeTown62
Mon May 26, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 044 heads
Replies: 2
Views: 693

044 heads

Hey all, Well I'm taking the plunge: while I've got the motor out I've decided to go for a full rebuild. Just too many signs that it's been really abused (eg a complete lack of gasket on the oil pump cover and oil cooler! Amazing any oil stayed in there at all!) and don't want to refit it in my nice...
by CapeTown62
Mon May 26, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Full Flow Oil Filter Hardware
Replies: 14
Views: 2489

Re: Full Flow Oil Filter Hardware

Sorry my mistake, I meant the in/out pump, not cover. If I were to use a single port pump cover and the stock pump, where would the other connection go? Simplicity of the in/out pump aside, does one method have an advantage over the other? Thanks!
by CapeTown62
Mon May 26, 2014 9:58 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Full Flow Oil Filter Hardware
Replies: 14
Views: 2489

Re: Full Flow Oil Filter Hardware

One more question: Would the in and out pump cover still work if an oil cooler was added later, or will it only work for a filter alone?
by CapeTown62
Mon May 26, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Full Flow Oil Filter Hardware
Replies: 14
Views: 2489

Re: Full Flow Oil Filter Hardware

I'd like to do the same thing ie just fit the spin on filter. Makes sense to me that any additional filtration is a good thing, provided you're not restricting oil flow, and you probably get an extra half litre or so oil capacity which won't hurt. I have a marine engineering background and I've alwa...
by CapeTown62
Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine bay painting
Replies: 13
Views: 2399

Re: Engine bay painting

Corvair that dark grey and black colour scheme looks very smart!


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