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by ducatis
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 21 window metal restoration
Replies: 66
Views: 10543

Re: 21 window metal restoration

Hey! Could this POSSIBLY be the same bus that arrived at Midlandpaintworks in a right old state, apparently needing all the work re-doing? Surely not! Doesn't seem possible does it? Here she is https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180120/68820b2c5c9feb97081d7e870b09f032.jpg Sent from my G8441 using T...
by ducatis
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Rusty, our 1962 11 window bus, resto now in year two……er, three...
Replies: 3500
Views: 297452

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

Such great work again fella '

Out of interest is there much of a weight issue here? I'd love to know what it'll all be at the end of the build (kg's)

Great choice on staying with the Ali (airstream look)

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by ducatis
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Rusty, our 1962 11 window bus, resto now in year two……er, three...
Replies: 3500
Views: 297452

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

Errr, beetle?

You know the story pics please or it didn't happen [emoji23]

Puck looks great by the way

Also I'd be binning those HT leads. Electricity has an uncanny way of finding it's way on one day, and then getting lost on the next....

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by ducatis
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Painting engine bay
Replies: 4
Views: 1042

Re: Painting engine bay

Well electricity needs metal to metal contact to conduct. Which is the very reason wires are sleeved to prevent shorting. As such if you drill a hole and paint it you run the risk of insulating the metal you are trying to get the desired contact with. As for the whole clean up thing. Some go to extr...
by ducatis
Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Van of the Month
Topic: June 2017 - VOTM
Replies: 17
Views: 5725

Re: June 2017 - VOTM - Split Screens being Transported

One of favourite pics. Taken in Germany travelling from UK To Finland...
No there was nothing wrong with her, not this time at least!Image

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by ducatis
Tue May 02, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Rusty, our 1962 11 window bus, resto now in year two……er, three...
Replies: 3500
Views: 297452

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

I often wonder about certain aspects of the club. I cannot remember a thread I have followed more closely than this one. I shall miss it when your puck is done... I havent yet seen your bus, but I doubt there is a single one out there with any more attention to detail. Stevie Wonder judging? At leas...
by ducatis
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Best place for engine machining
Replies: 6
Views: 1258

Re: Best place for engine machining

That I get, but surely a machine shop can 'engineer' around this problem?

Still Cheers for the 'hijack' and info

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by ducatis
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Best place for engine machining
Replies: 6
Views: 1258

Re: Best place for engine machining

Following.....

The scary thing about this subject is that it's almost kept back as some sort of trade secret, why?

The engineering to do this is not technically hard either
by ducatis
Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Rusty, our 1962 11 window bus, resto now in year two……er, three...
Replies: 3500
Views: 297452

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

Great work again fella looks amazing. Qu. re those trims, are they Aluminium? What you cleaning them with? I'm guessing just wet n dry, looking for a few tips myself. I have a similar problem coming up... When i was an engineer I had access to a blasting cabinet which would work well (use right grit...
by ducatis
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Partial engine rebuild
Replies: 13
Views: 1855

Re: Partial engine rebuild

Oh I didn't mention the fuelling, a stock carb won't fuel the engine as well as it should. As such if everything else is stock, then keep the motor stock too. It's going to be cheaper

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by ducatis
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Partial engine rebuild
Replies: 13
Views: 1855

Re: Partial engine rebuild

In short, yes For me, to get that little bit of extra oomph it's preferable that they get to 'breath' a bit better so a mild cam improvement is a good idea and something on the outlet side, exhaust changes. In hindsight, where I possibly went wrong with my 1776 was I went too loud with a Vintage spe...
by ducatis
Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Partial engine rebuild
Replies: 13
Views: 1855

Re: Partial engine rebuild

I don't know enough about Brazilian buses re their gearbox and drive train. Clearly a 1500 or another 1600 would work. You will have lots of ancillaries that should work fine. If the engine really mullered a trade in might be an option.... Good luck, everything can be fixed or replaced Sent from my ...
by ducatis
Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Partial engine rebuild
Replies: 13
Views: 1855

Re: Partial engine rebuild

I would partly agree with the above. There is a chance something came off the engine and melted on an exhaust, but the loss of compression does not sound good. Surely the engine seized if it got that hot? We're you driving at the time? What happened exactly? Unfortunately I have had an engine toast ...
by ducatis
Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Partial engine rebuild
Replies: 13
Views: 1855

Re: Partial engine rebuild

There is so much you could look at, but end float would be first up. Does the oil show any bits? As for temp measurement I've got one of those sensor fitted dipstick, its wired to the oil light circuit, will indicate when temp is getting too high. Its easy to fit. Really a temp gauge is the only Pro...
by ducatis
Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 1500 single port performance.
Replies: 15
Views: 3086

Re: 1500 single port performance.

I had same problem in my '66. In the end sold the engine which wasn't original anyway, and went 1776... My only small regret was following my boy racer instinct and going for a noisy induction and exhaust. As brilliant as Webbers and a Vintage speed exhaust are the system is too loud on a long haul....