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by wizard 1066
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Magazine
Topic: OLD market photo
Replies: 2
Views: 477

OLD market photo

Just thought we might share with you an old photo that came to light while rebuilding the towns market. Showing the floods of 1969 in Barnsley market, I was only 10 at the time but remember my mother trying to keep me and my brother out of the water. Back then we didn't have a VW but you can clearly...
by wizard 1066
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Single Garage Resto...
Replies: 193
Views: 32468

Re: Single Garage Resto...

Good to see your using it and finding out whats its really like to own a splitty, what do you think of the red 9 front end.
by wizard 1066
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: red 9 front brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 915

Re: red 9 front brakes

Just got most of the parts for assembly now, looks like I will have to make a spacer for the disc mount, as once the calipers are bolted to the stub axle the caliper isnt central to the disc, will have to do some head scratching to sort this out.
by wizard 1066
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Bus Parts For Sale
Topic: Solex twin carbs
Replies: 5
Views: 1431

Re: Solex twin carbs

Now sold.
by wizard 1066
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: red 9 front brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 915

Re: red 9 front brakes

We managed to get a set of front 944 calipers, they look to have the same mounting points and the bolt spacing is the same, once we have the disc mounted with new bearings we will have a better idea on if or how to mount them. Just had the entire front assembly apart and painted along with blasted a...
by wizard 1066
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: red 9 front brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 915

Re: red 9 front brakes

Has anyone fitted Porsche boxter calipers to the red 9 front end, or any other uprated caliper set up, already got the vented disc's and some mountings that came with the kit.
by wizard 1066
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: red 9 front brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 915

Re: red 9 front brakes

No Jim new to me, bought off another owner that must have had it laying around for a while, everything has gone that could go, bearing numbers rusted away, but I will be able to get them sized up locally, been looking for 944 calipers hoping they will simply bolt onto the stock fittings and work wit...
by wizard 1066
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Weddings - hire your van ?
Replies: 203
Views: 29552

Re: Weddings - hire your van ?

Sorry mate just got the post, yes it is always a paid gig, we are always looking for others who are prepaired to use their camper for weddings.
by wizard 1066
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: red 9 front brakes
Replies: 8
Views: 915

red 9 front brakes

Just bought a red 9 front end, almost all the bolts are siezed up, the wheel bearings are shot and all the ball joints are gone. It came with the vented discs as on their big brake kit, the calipers didn't come with the front end. I am running 15" wheels so clearance should'nt be a problem, just won...
by wizard 1066
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: wedding hire
Replies: 0
Views: 267

wedding hire

If anyone else requires a camper for a wedding use in the south yorkshire area please feel free to contact us, done quite a few now with great results, satisfied guests and a few good positive results.
by wizard 1066
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Weddings - hire your van ?
Replies: 203
Views: 29552

Re: Weddings - hire your van ?

I have passed on a few contacts from the thread, as I'm contacted by folks looking for a camper for hire for their weddings. Just had a fellow camper owner back out on a wedding due to other commitments and need a second vehicle for the event 23rd June 2018, it will be to transport some wedding gues...
by wizard 1066
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Rusty, our 1962 11 window bus, resto now in year two……er, three...
Replies: 3500
Views: 272475

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

Another great idea from the man, putting up with the whistle from the windows or opening them up to get cold and wet, hope it works on our van.
by wizard 1066
Sun Dec 24, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Headlight switch
Replies: 8
Views: 1094

Re: Headlight switch

Thanks, found out it was just a bad earth, maybe through looking at the other wires we disturbed something.
by wizard 1066
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Headlight switch
Replies: 8
Views: 1094

Re: Headlight switch

Well we cleaned up all the terminals and that did improve things a bit, we ran a live feed to a few of the connectors as clymo suggested and things brightened up, a change of the bulbs might help or led bulbs. We have a new rev counter on the dash wired into the same system and thats working OK to a...
by wizard 1066
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Headlight switch
Replies: 8
Views: 1094

Re: Headlight switch

Thanks for all your help guys, going to try cleaning all the terminals first so see if it makes any difference first and then go through all the suggestions and see what happens, will post the results once its done, LED might be a route as we have gone LED with the interior lights.