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by Who.Me?
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Do I need an MOT to register a 66 import ?
Replies: 9
Views: 209

Re: Do I need an MOT to register a 66 import ?

Tried that guy with no reply , anyone else in the club got any other leads? Kind regards neil You can get a data sheet from VW UK or via the VW classic parts website that includes the build and delivery dates. It's not cheap (around £45), but should be a lot quicker than a full birth certificate. h...
by Who.Me?
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Good make of beam centre pin kit -1967 Splitscreen
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Good make of beam centre pin kit -1967 Splitscreen

Don't know whether fixed or adjustable makes any difference. I borrowed a fixed one, but VW Jim hires an adjustable one. you don't have to buy once outright. Have a look at the tool page on his website.
by Who.Me?
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Good make of beam centre pin kit -1967 Splitscreen
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Good make of beam centre pin kit -1967 Splitscreen

The FEBI kit is fine. Just make sure you know what arrangement of washers goes on top for your year of beam. You can make cutting lube by mixing 3-in 1 oil and white spirits (don't use the reamer dry). The type of tap/reamer holder that goes in a ratchet handle is useful for this job. An old toothbr...
by Who.Me?
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Steering issues...
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Steering issues...

Reading your description, out sounds like your steering is vague when it's not under load and trying to toe-out. I would lift the front and get someone to rock the wheels left and right to mimic steering and see what the slop is. Lots of linkages and joints that could show wear.
by Who.Me?
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 30hp ignition conduit clamp
Replies: 0
Views: 83

30hp ignition conduit clamp

Looking for a single clamp that holds the HT lead conduit to the intake manifold on a 25/30Hp engine.

Anyone got one in their box of bits?
by Who.Me?
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Random tachometer reading - Noisy coil signal?
Replies: 1
Views: 166

Re: Random tachometer reading - Noisy coil signal?

For future reference, in case anyone else finds this problem... I bought a wireless tachometer a couple of months ago, but when I hooked it up, the reading just bounced around randomly. The manufacturer didn't even respond to my query. I Googled for solutions and tried a couple of recommended resist...
by Who.Me?
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wiper Motor
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: Wiper Motor

Clean and re-grease the gear train when you swap the armature. I did mine a few years ago. The original grease had hardened to nearly wax consistency. The gears are only plastic.
by Who.Me?
Fri May 31, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Random tachometer reading - Noisy coil signal?
Replies: 1
Views: 166

Random tachometer reading - Noisy coil signal?

Hi I installed a digital tachometer because I want to work out the best shift speeds and max speed in each gear to avoid over-revving. The reading bounces around wildly, even at idle. What are the likely causes and solutions? It's taking a signal from the -ve side of a 12V Bosch blue coil on a 1600 ...
by Who.Me?
Sat May 25, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Rough costs of stripping and painting?
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Re: Rough costs of stripping and painting?

Thanks Paul. That sounds bearable.

I'm looking for 'daily driver' standard paintwork. My main aim is to get it to the point where it's protected to as close to a modern standard as possible so it can be used year-round.
by Who.Me?
Thu May 23, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Rough costs of stripping and painting?
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Rough costs of stripping and painting?

My Single Cab is getting to the point where the Californian repaint is showing its limitations, so I'm preparing myself for the costs to strip and repaint and the various options. Ignoring welding or any major dent repair costs, roughly what are the current going rates for... Dipping Media blasting ...
by Who.Me?
Mon May 20, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cab Knob Query
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: Cab Knob Query

Fuel reserve is a bowden tube. The cable runs goes in a sheath back to the fuel tank petcock. There's a little bracket on the rear of the crossmember in front of the the tank that holds the end of the sheath. The sheath passes through a hole in the crossmember on its way forward. The rest of the way...
by Who.Me?
Thu May 16, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Chrome hubcap
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Chrome hubcap

I wonder if you wrote your phone number inside the hubcap if anyone would contact you if they found it... Smartarse :D Hindsight's a wonderful thing. But I will write in the rest. I've got a feeling it came off at a level crossing up the road from me so it'll be a while before anyone finds it. That...
by Who.Me?
Wed May 15, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Chrome hubcap
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Chrome hubcap

Looking for a single chrome hubcap. Not bothered if the chrome is a little blistered so long as it's not dented.

Lost one over the weekend.
by Who.Me?
Tue May 14, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Steering - how good should it be?
Replies: 10
Views: 515

Re: Steering - how good should it be?

Every component on the steering except the box itself is new Just to clarify, did that include a new centre (idler) pin and bushings in the beam? That's an easy place for a lot of slop to occur. And have you checked the king pins for play? Fixing the idler pin on mine improved the steering a hell o...
by Who.Me?
Mon May 06, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: What engine bay fire system have you got?
Replies: 26
Views: 2096

Re: What engine bay fire system have you got?

I used to deal with Firetec, but since the owner retired I no longer use their products. Which ones do you use? Also; most of the systems seem to be triggered by the fire burning a hole through a pressurised tube and that hole releases all the suppressant aimed directly at the base of the fire. Eve...