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by Who.Me?
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Valve Settings Advice
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: Value Settings Advice

That picture refers to the 40hp engines for.008 valve settings. (Early 1960s)

The 1600tp engine came in 1971(?), so read the bit about 'From 1965 on'.
by Who.Me?
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: rear back plate /handbrake cable removal
Replies: 6
Views: 77

Re: rear back plate /handbrake cable removal

Ah, the Bowden tube sheath may be held with a clip inside the back plate. Think that changed over the years though. Yours may need and have them, although often they're gone. I don't have the clips on mine (I have a 67 trans in my 56 single cab). Sometimes that causes problems releasing the handbrak...
by Who.Me?
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Passenger 1/4 - Quarter light catch breaking
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: Passenger 1/4 - Quarter light catch breaking

How are you closing the quarter light? I always reach out the sliding window and push it shut from outside, taking the pressure off the catch then lock it.

The handles weren't strong.
by Who.Me?
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: rear back plate /handbrake cable removal
Replies: 6
Views: 77

Re: rear back plate /handbrake cable removal

Which end? Up front should be a nut. At the back should be the fitting to go over the brake actuator. I'm sure I pulled through from back to front when installing, so you need to release the nut up front and pull back through. If you've a non stock trans or later trans in an early bus, someone may h...
by Who.Me?
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Trailer wiring (early)
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Trailer wiring (early)

There are vehicle-to-vehicle tail light converters out there if you want amber indicators on the trailer without adding ambers to your van... https://www.etrailer.com/Accessories-and-Parts/Tow-Ready/118158.html US RV owners use them if they don't have amber indicators on the RV but but want to tow a...
by Who.Me?
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Idle problem with 34 PICT carb on ’66 van.
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: Idle problem with 34 PICT carb on ’66 van.

If you've got a vacuum that blows as well as sucks, put some fabric over the end to stop it blowing out dust and hook it up to the carb to pressurise the intake manifold. Get some dilute washing up liquid and spray or paint it over all the places it might have an air leak (carb to manifold joint, ma...
by Who.Me?
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Idle problem with 34 PICT carb on ’66 van.
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: Idle problem with 34 PICT carb on ’66 van.

Assuming you've checked thoroughly for air leaks, and you've checked that the idle shutoff solenoid is clicking in and out... What size idle jet do you have? I had a similar problem with the Solex 34PICT3 on my single cab that was set up with a 55 idle jet. I could get it so it idled fine while tuni...
by Who.Me?
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1960 Single Cab
Replies: 78
Views: 2168

Re: 1960 Single Cab

Very nice.

What state is the bed in?
by Who.Me?
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: oil cooler up front (behind beam)
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: oil cooler up front (behind beam)

I have no clue, but it seems a long way to run an oil line to me. Lots of air to purge and a long way to pump the oil there and back, especially on a winter's day with cold, thick oil in the pipes and cooler. Would the oil pump cope? Would you propose to run the pipe through the belly pans to protec...
by Who.Me?
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: D stamped crank pulley
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: D stamped crank pulley

I fitted one to my 1600 earlier this year to replace an aluminium pulley put on by the previous owner. It's supposed to be the correct pulley for a 1600 dual port. I can't say whether it has improved cooling (I didn't sense a problem before, but I don't do high mileage). It has stopped an irritating...
by Who.Me?
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Collecting my first splitty - what should I check for?
Replies: 43
Views: 1818

Re: Collecting my first splitty - what should I check for?

Picture of carb attached - a Solex 30PICT-3. Is that much different from the 34PICT-3? The VW resource has some good info on VW carbs and explains the differences... http://www.vw-resource.com/carb.html#30 . The 30s have a narrower throat, so have slightly less capacity to 'breath' in the fuel air ...
by Who.Me?
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Collecting my first splitty - what should I check for?
Replies: 43
Views: 1818

Re: Collecting my first splitty - what should I check for?

Pic from eBay That's a dual port inlet manifold and the carb is bolted straight on to it without a spacer/adaptor, so I'd say it's a 34PICT3 carb. Start with the VW Resource tune-up guide that I linked to above. It won't cost you anything and I'd do all that it says in that link if I'd just bought....
by Who.Me?
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Collecting my first splitty - what should I check for?
Replies: 43
Views: 1818

Re: Collecting my first splitty - what should I check for?

It starts no problem and normally idles OK initially. It is then after driving when coming to a stop that the revs just drop and it will stall if I do not get a chance to give it some power. ... Would I be best getting a garage to look at this or are there some simple checks I can do first to rule ...
by Who.Me?
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Errol, the '56 Single Cab
Replies: 59
Views: 8592

Re: Errol, the '56 Single Cab

Did this a few weeks ago, but I'm adding it as an update to my rides thread in case anyone does a forum search. Errol has a 1600 dual port with a genuine Solex 34 PICT 3 carb matched to the correct european-spec SVDA distributor but it would not idle. I'd tried tuning it loads of times and I could g...
by Who.Me?
Mon May 28, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Errol, the '56 Single Cab
Replies: 59
Views: 8592

Re: Errol, the '56 Single Cab

We took the portable sunshade to Plum Jam 2018 yesterday. Makes a good lunch bench too.

Just need some comfy chairs...
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