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by malum
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Link Pins
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: Link Pins

Thanks
That’s what I’ve done. Phew.
Has MOT today.
by malum
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Link Pins
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: Link Pins

Ta. It’s been through 8-9 mots at different places and it’s never been mentioned? Tightening is pulling the whole thing together right? Normal righty tighty? I’m worried that I’m doing it wrong now. It has split pins through holes in the bolts so not locking just preventing the nut coming off! I wil...
by malum
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Link Pins
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Link Pins

I had not previously realised that I should be adjusting my link pins to grease them properly Like so: https://strictlyaircooledvw.com/king-and-link-pin-service-for-your-vw-strictly-aircooled-sandiego/ I have never adjusted them in 8 years. Just assumed that they were set and forget aside from greas...
by malum
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Massive anti climax
Replies: 11
Views: 1345

Re: Massive anti climax

There are other steering rack conversions but I have no experience of them. Fellows Speed Shop do one.
by malum
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Butt welding tips
Replies: 0
Views: 215

Butt welding tips

I'm new to welding just thought I'd share this method of butt welding as it seems like a genius idea.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u31t13QO6A
by malum
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Massive anti climax
Replies: 11
Views: 1345

Re: Massive anti climax

Have a servo fitted and adjust your drums etc. see what you think. You might not need discs, the servo is more important than the discs. You can always add discs later. Mine was OK with drums all round and no servo. If they are adjusted up correctly they are OK. My steering was sloppy, there was not...
by malum
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front gear rod bushing
Replies: 1
Views: 470

Front gear rod bushing

After 6 years without one I finally got round to replacing it. The replacement has been sitting in a bowl next to the front door for 6 years. My main sticking point was that I thought the selector guide thingy that holds the bush was spot welded to the floor (it wasn't) and in my head the hole in th...
by malum
Sun May 31, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Welding
Replies: 2
Views: 397

Re: Welding

Primer was taken off on the bits that needed welding. You can indeed tell by the sound when it’s a good weld. I put the jacking point in today. Looks like a dogs dinner lol welding thick to thin metal is hard. A good grind and it’s passable though. Bit of seam sealer and nobody will see my handy wor...
by malum
Sat May 30, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Welding
Replies: 2
Views: 397

Welding

Having taken the plunge and bought a welder my first job is a new outrigger and jacking point. I destroyed the old outrigger (don't ask) it took an age to cut the old one out, with the van up on axle stands there's not a lot of room to play around under there. It's all very well practising welding o...
by malum
Fri May 08, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Outrigger welding
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Re: Outrigger welding

Thanks. I'll give it a go, what's the worst that could happen
by malum
Wed May 06, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Outrigger welding
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Outrigger welding

In an incident that we won't be talking about I have crushed the middle left outrigger on my bus. It's pulled away from the inner chassis rail and is badly misshapen. The chassis rail is in very good shape as is all the surrounding metal I've been toying with the idea of getting a mig welder for a w...
by malum
Wed May 06, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Pearl white paint
Replies: 4
Views: 565

Re: Pearl white paint

It should be a good match to OG paint when OG paint was new. It won't be an exact match due to fading and discolouration. It's also difficult to get a great match when mixing up small quantities (rattle can for instance) If you have a compressor then get the paint and thinner and do it that way. It'...
by malum
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: CV joint help
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: CV joint help

I guess so!
by malum
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: CV joint help
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: CV joint help

Thanks Jim
that's what I figured.
I'm sitting here with two boots I can't use and the wrong CV joint on the way LOL.
You live and learn
by malum
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: CV joint help
Replies: 4
Views: 455

CV joint help

I am replacing one CV joint and re-greasing the other three.
I have a split with IRS conversion

The CV joint on the gearbox side is smaller than the outer one. I've been confusing myself by looking at bay window CV joints (which aren't handed)
Do I need a Beetle CV joint for the gearbox side?