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by ted698
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: spare tyre behind front seats?
Replies: 12
Views: 1074

Re: spare tyre behind front seats?

I have a full size Mohawk 185/80 R14 Van tyre behind my bench seat also - fits no problem.... seems odd - do you have the clamp on to hold it to the bulkhead? - is the top of bench seat hitting the tyre, or at the bottom?
by ted698
Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Uneven front tyre wear - K&LP Beam.
Replies: 10
Views: 945

Re: Uneven front tyre wear - K&LP Beam.

10 degrees..... WTF !!! It will go 20 miles an hour faster now too! Hahahahaha
by ted698
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Uneven front tyre wear - K&LP Beam.
Replies: 10
Views: 945

Re: Unever front tyre wear - K&LP Beam.

If I remember rightly tracking on a standard bus is as near as damn it 0.... pretty sure it’s 1mm to 0mm toe in.
by ted698
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Broken speedometer needle
Replies: 5
Views: 468

Re: Broken speedometer needle

I glued mine.... drop of superglue on a cocktail stick so you can control it... then tiniest blob onto the needle break... totally invisible 👍
by ted698
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine dies after a few miles
Replies: 30
Views: 2362

Re: Engine dies after a few miles

Leave the tank cap off? may be fuel vacuum in the tank...been known before.
Could also be a faulty condenser on the Dizzy.
by ted698
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Steering box
Replies: 8
Views: 683

Re: Steering box

The adjuster hasn't been done up too tight has it - as there is a tight spot in the centre of the box anyway by design - its in the straight ahead position to make as much of the float out as possible when straight ahead - try backing the adjuster off a touch - does the notchiness disappear then? if...
by ted698
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: big fat tyre size… how far can you go on a stock set-up?
Replies: 6
Views: 804

Re: big fat tyre size… how far can you go on a stock set-up?

That's the one! - you can lose yourself for days in there - LOL
by ted698
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: big fat tyre size… how far can you go on a stock set-up?
Replies: 6
Views: 804

Re: big fat tyre size… how far can you go on a stock set-up?

Have a look on The Samba in the Split Bus forum.... there is a huuuge thread on big tyres on there.... I think it’s called Big Meats or something....Americans! :roll:
by ted698
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Griffs 1965 long term (not supposed to be) resto
Replies: 25
Views: 3466

Re: Griffs 1965 long term (not supposed to be) resto

Looks great - your metalwork skills are fab!
by ted698
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Safari catch rubber gasket thingy
Replies: 6
Views: 535

Re: Safari catch rubber gasket thingy

old car tyre innertube? I literally pick these up off floor at our local tyre depot...
by ted698
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Vague Gear Change
Replies: 21
Views: 1304

Re: Vague Gear Change

ref the Floor Plate flange question - as I understand it early buses did not have the second flange - later ones did - but I also believe they are fully interchangeable. The most important part is the bigger ramped flange of the RH side - as this is the reverse stop - you have to push the gearlever ...
by ted698
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Julian Collinge. Very sad news.
Replies: 9
Views: 1904

Re: Julian Collinge. Very sad news.

That is truly heartbreaking news Dougie - Julians/Monkey Knuts resto thread is absolutely fantastic, and he put his heart & soul into the resto of his Bus and its Devon Interior - everything was done to the highest possible standard and attention to detail - and all meticulously detailed on the Foru...
by ted698
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: walkthrough bulkhead
Replies: 6
Views: 469

Re: walkthrough bulkhead

Does this thread help? : https://www.ssvc.org.uk/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=47641

They do look pretty straight
by ted698
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Glazed drum brakes and what to do?
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: Glazed drum brakes and what to do?

Hi Gertjan, Normally you get glazed brakes from lightly riding the pedal, or over-adjusted brakes so they are dragging all the time - this heats up the shoes/dums and makes them very smooth & shiny - can also cause squeal/poor stopping power. Ideally remove the drums and attack the drum braking surf...
by ted698
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cab door hinge thread size
Replies: 8
Views: 564

Re: Cab door hinge thread size

LOL!

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