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by Banger
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Top end rebuild question - now bottom end diagnosis
Replies: 16
Views: 831

Re: Top end rebuild question

I think you might have answered your own questions, the non-magnetic silver and bronze particles are most likely bearing materials, and the clicking sound checking end float probably means it's game over for the bottom end - the end float maximum is 5 thou ie not a lot. If you're of a mind to rebuil...
by Banger
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Top end rebuild question - now bottom end diagnosis
Replies: 16
Views: 831

Re: Top end rebuild question

Just my tuppenny worth, and more so if you don't know the history of the engine, but given if you've already got all the tinwear and the heads & B&P off, it's not much more work to split the cases to fully investigate. Other than that, I would at the very least check the end float.
by Banger
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted - Stock 1500cc distributor
Replies: 8
Views: 310

Re: Wanted - Stock 1500cc distributor

Slough/Bracknell would probably be your best bet, although you could use a 113-905-205K. Timing is the same at 7.5 degs BTDC. Assuming you are using a Solex 30 pict 1 with the "power jet"?
by Banger
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Insurance outside EU
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: Insurance outside EU

As things stand at the moment, all motor insurance policies issued in the U to a UK resident provide the legal minimum requirement (third party) demanded by each of the member states of the EU, so you should already have that from RH. You will probably be charged an additional premium to extend that...
by Banger
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Solex 30 Pict-1 Parts?
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Solex 30 Pict-1 Parts?

The air correction jet (125z) is used on all 30 Pict versions, so you might find the simple option is to pick up one of these and rob it for bits. Try Desi Yates on FB for example. The brass bush was threaded from the factory so that a rebuilder could remove the bush and gain access to the ball bear...
by Banger
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front Wheel bearings
Replies: 22
Views: 1045

Re: Front Wheel bearings

Unless they are "*******" sizes (ie not 'standard'), they should be available from any good bearing supplier. Same goes for the oil seal. The bearing number is normally etched into either the inner or outer race (usually 5 or 6 digits and a few letters). This is the size/fitting/spec of the bearing....
by Banger
Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear wheel bearing
Replies: 4
Views: 531

Re: Rear wheel bearing

Ah, thanks for that interpretation Jim! Just a thought though, if the outer race of the N207 bearing just "fell out" there may be other issues, such as the race rotating in the RGB housing, or that it wasn't a good fit to start with (Chinese bearing?) Either way, more investigation might be needed...
by Banger
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear wheel bearing
Replies: 4
Views: 531

Re: Rear wheel bearing

When you say "diff cover",do you mean you've separated the Reduction Gear Box (RGB)? If so, assuming the outer race is a) undamaged, and b) returned to it's original orientation, then you should be OK. A couple of points to note though: If you've already got the outer RGB housing off, have a look at...
by Banger
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bowden tube won’t stay down in place?
Replies: 3
Views: 828

Re: Bowden tube won’t stay down in place?

Have you "shimmed" the bowden tube? A couple of M12 washers on the rearmost end of the tube should sort it. You're looking for about an inch of deviation from an imaginary straight line.
by Banger
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which solex carburettor ?
Replies: 4
Views: 456

Re: Which solex carburettor ?

Bit of useful information
by Banger
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which solex carburettor ?
Replies: 4
Views: 456

Re: Which solex carburettor ?

The 30 pict -1 is the correct carburettor for 66 on models, a lovely, simple thing, but not without a couple of problems. Firstly, the inlet barb can become loose in its fit into carburettor top, it can however be glued in using some metal glue stuff (can't recall it's name). The other is that over ...
by Banger
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Finally sorting steering out!
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Re: Finally sorting steering out!

And while you've got it up on the stands, an ideal opportunity to grease the beam and adjust the link pins.
by Banger
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Finally sorting steering out!
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Re: Finally sorting steering out!

This is the other type. I prefer this, the jaw is slightly thinner than the scissor type, so doesn't damage the rubber boot on the track rod end.
by Banger
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Finally sorting steering out!
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Re: Finally sorting steering out!

I'd leave the steering box alone for the moment, and look at the other components. First off, when was the idler pin last renewed? If never to your knowledge, you can get a kit for around £40, but you will need a 24mm reamer. After that's done, the tie rods are easy to replace, it's the getting the ...
by Banger
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Faulty Ignition Barrel on 67
Replies: 11
Views: 1112

Re: Faulty Ignition Barrel on 67

Almost certainly dodgy contacts in the switch - usually as a result of years of two small contact surface areas having to pass a voltage load. The symptoms you describe are also not unusual for old cable connections, crusty wiring, and the fact that the ignition switch is fed via about 20 miles of c...