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by Who.Me?
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Flashing to fast!
Replies: 11
Views: 171

Re: Flashing to fast!

I've had that with a dodgy connection or cable up front. N'ot sure which, but probably earth. If I moved the relay it would rapidly tick. The ticking was much faster than the blown-bulb symptom and would occasionally do it so fast it sounded like it was buzzing. If all the bulbs are working and the ...
by Who.Me?
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: gear oil leak.
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: gear oil leak.

If you haven't torqued the hub nut up, it'll likely leak past the o-ring on the stub axle. The drum pushes on the spacer and the spacer squeezes the o ring against the bearing to make a seal. I don't think it needs to be fully torqued to prevent the leak, but it does need to be tight enough to make ...
by Who.Me?
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Silly question!
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: Silly question!

Who me , thank you so much. So are you saying the only brake light is the deck lid one? My bubble lights as they are now work as tail light and indicators. Kind regards neil Yes, that's how they should have been from stock. They did away with the centre brake light altogether when they made the tur...
by Who.Me?
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Silly question!
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: Silly question!

Depends whether they've been adapted over the years. Have a look at the wiring diagrams on The Samba. Assuming you don't have semaphores, and have 'bullet' style front indicators, then originally your bubble lights would have been indicator and tail lights (come on with the light switch). They flash...
by Who.Me?
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wheel clips
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: Wheel clips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcxZg4wvgHM Try and find clips that come with silver rivets rather than black ones. I've used a few different types on my wheels and black rivets seemed harder. They were a ******* to peen. The silver rivets seemed much softer. Also, if you're able to compare, check ...
by Who.Me?
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Stripped spring plate thread
Replies: 7
Views: 229

Re: Stripped spring plate thread

I've got one that was helicoiled when the gearbox was overhauled. I don't have the confidence in it to fully tighten it. It doesn't feel 'right' while I'm torquing it. It's like it's gripping in to stiff chewing gum, rather than solid metal. I'd previously tried to timesert it and the timesert inser...
by Who.Me?
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Heater Tube Insulation
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: Heater Tube Insulation

If it's for your single cab, I wouldn't get too hung up on the insualting qualities of the wrap. The cab isn't a big area to heat. Mine gets toasty hot quick enough with the original woven fiberglass cloth wrap . Air leaks from bad window, door, pedal and airbox seals letting cold air in are a bigge...
by Who.Me?
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Single wipers?
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Single wipers?

Hi guys , I've got a 56 Canadian single cab that only has the driver's side wiper working as the passenger side does not have the connecting rod , is the normal ? l, also has only driver's side mirror arm!is this a basic spec truck? The truck has been in a field since71 as mostly complete. Kind reg...
by Who.Me?
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: MOT exemption
Replies: 10
Views: 415

Re: MOT exemption

What Dougie says, if it fails the MOT it is illegal to drive on the road and your insurance will be invalid. Unless you fix the issue, and therefore declare that it is roadworthy again, in which case it doesn't appear that you're obliged to return it for re-testing. I checked this out because mine ...
by Who.Me?
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Replacement Gearbox
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: Replacement Gearbox

I was told that it was a '66 or '67 box. https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=7433630 It's not correct for my truck. A previous owner swapped it out and fitted a 1600 dual port engine. They are well matched. If the Ring and Pinion or Final Drive ratio in VW Heritage's gearbox means the ...
by Who.Me?
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Replacement Gearbox
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: Replacement Gearbox

The part number on the gearbox is a bit of a red-herring. I'm pretty sure it's for the metal casing, and doesn't reflect the contents. The same type of case would have been used on a beetle but with different ratios. Adjacent to the part number should be the serial number with a letter prefix. That ...
by Who.Me?
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Doghouse extension
Replies: 14
Views: 407

Re: Doghouse extension

His engine WAS a single port, and there was a nut on bolt, not a captive insert. So you'd undo a nut on the LHS like you would on the RHS. But with a twin port engine that is a pain to do. All twin port cases came with a captive thread insert on the upper LHS mount. Some earlier gearboxes had curve...
by Who.Me?
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Doghouse extension
Replies: 14
Views: 407

Re: Doghouse extension

Is there something odd about the bell housing in a '65? My truck has a '67 H-code transaxle and 1600 dual port engine. I can reach the (nearside upper) bolt. Nothing relating to the dog house assembly gets in the way because the bolt goes in from the front, pointing backwards. It helps to have long ...
by Who.Me?
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1960 Single Cab
Replies: 285
Views: 12236

Re: 1960 Single Cab

Or make tube extensions to take the extra like pictures on here http://widefive.net/front/ Do you mean the bottom of this page? - http://widefive.net/front/?page_id=10 The threaded bar is an easier option, particularly if time is of the essence, and you can get the parts from most DIY places... htt...
by Who.Me?
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1960 Single Cab
Replies: 285
Views: 12236

Re: 1960 Single Cab

For the handbrake cable issue - I'm guessing you've fitted a big-nut (fully synchromesh) transmission? If so, your options are 1/. Extend the stock cables (shortest ones) with a length of threaded bar the same thread as the ends of the handbrake cable and a pair of matching threaded bar connecting n...