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by matt d
Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1959 23 Window Samba Resto. Started.
Replies: 54
Views: 11873

Re: 1959 23 Window Samba Resto. Started.

Haha that step is a work of art. I've just spent literally 10 minutes admiring that.
by matt d
Fri Feb 26, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1959 23 Window Samba Resto. Started.
Replies: 54
Views: 11873

Re: 1959 23 Window Samba Resto. Started.

Will be really nice when you get it sorted. Good investment I reckon. Great family motor unlike the single cab.
Looking forward to the updates.
Ps. Standard height :wink:
by matt d
Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: SVDA timing with twin dell'ortos
Replies: 5
Views: 1041

Re: SVDA timing with twin dell'ortos

I have an Svda with my 36drla's not tried it out properly yet as its still on a test rig. I did however buy the little anti pulse valve (can't remember if that's the proper name for it or not) to fit in the vacuum line from eurocarb. It runs ok on the test rig but of course I need it in the bus to r...
by matt d
Mon Nov 16, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Recommendations for a reasonable paint mop?
Replies: 18
Views: 2161

Re: Recommendations for a reasonable paint mop?

I have a cheapo Silverline rotary polisher. I use 3m compounds and pads with it. To be honest you would have to be a bit of a wally to burn through the paint with it.
by matt d
Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Waxing your sills
Replies: 20
Views: 2702

Re: Waxing your sills

So you say. .... I have not had the opportunity to run a side by side 10000 hr salt spray comparison...let alone ever heard of this Di Nacks.... Bolt Hamma you say? Sounds German? Like Das Boot... No seriously. You takes your pick and tries it out... Must have a look at this penetrative little .......
by matt d
Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Waxing your sills
Replies: 20
Views: 2702

Re: Waxing your sills

Dynax for me too. It creeps into the smallest of gaps and drys nicely. It's so easy to apply too with the supplied lance. I use it on all sorts of stuff I need to protect underneath. Waxoyl is awful in comparison.
by matt d
Mon Oct 26, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Crank seal help
Replies: 6
Views: 811

Re: Crank seal help

And the oil gallery plugs.
by matt d
Fri Sep 11, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: This scares me
Replies: 12
Views: 2033

Re: This scares me

I've just had a look and zoomed in on all the pics. Doesn't look too good does it. The cargo door cill looks bent.
Obviously needs a full resto. I bet Jerry was an easier restoration than this one is likely to be. I'd say this is worth no more than 6k and I'm being generous
by matt d
Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine build
Replies: 9
Views: 1201

Re: Engine build

You don't really need a lightened flywheel. Look at Dpr for cranks
by matt d
Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Good place to take bus for resto in South devon
Replies: 13
Views: 1481

Re: Good place to take bus for resto in South devon

Resto Shack (Exeter) are apparently putting out some very good work but I have no experience with them personally. They have a website and are on Facebook.
by matt d
Fri Aug 07, 2015 7:32 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: waxoyl /underseal good or bad
Replies: 8
Views: 2058

Re: waxoyl /underseal good or bad

I've been using Bilt Hambers S50 cavity wax - the aerosols are huge! http://www.bilthamber.com/corrosion-protection-and-rust-treatments/dynax-s50 Stick your sound deadening pads on first, as nothing will stick to wayoyl/S50 once its on. I would also be tempted to build up as much as the car as you ...
by matt d
Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:57 pm
Forum: Pointless Bitching
Topic: Bump
Replies: 70
Views: 17252

Re: Bump

Bump
by matt d
Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: gas + cables
Replies: 2
Views: 806

Re: gas + cables

You must follow the instructions for the hob. To be honest gas appliances in camper vans are a right pain in the ar5e. I chose to stick with a camping stove for that reason.
by matt d
Sat Jun 20, 2015 3:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Starter motor for my engine test stand?
Replies: 4
Views: 1053

Re: Starter motor for my engine test stand?

Yeah magnesium is awesome stuff. I realise all that but what I didn't realise is I have a type 4 bellhousing on my test rig and my starter wont reach the damn flywheel so that's stopped play for today. Anyone in Devon have a starter motor that will start my engine? Edit. Took a hacksaw to it and sta...