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by Who.Me?
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: bosch wr 1 hard start relay kit
Replies: 3
Views: 753

Re: bosch wr 1 hard start relay kit

Hi Just want a quick confirmation of whether this will work or not... As above, I made my own hot/hard-start relay. I followed the Bosch WR-1 instructions posted on Type2.com (copied below). If I temporarily disonnect terminals 30 & 87 and put a switch across them (short terminals 30 & 87) , am I ef...
by Who.Me?
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Vague Gear Change
Replies: 21
Views: 525

Re: Vague Gear Change

However, I can’t select reverse, no matter how much I adjust the plate and so on. I changed the old plate back in and still decent forward gears but no reverse. Again I’ve run out of time today, and will tackle it tomorrow. I really don’t want to have to take that front rod out, but it keeps naggin...
by Who.Me?
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Vague Gear Change
Replies: 21
Views: 525

Re: Vague Gear Change

Right, so an update.. Firstly, I’ve decided to borrow the M spring from the ‘59 just to get me back in the road, and thanks for the pointers Who on those. I must admit that I find it a bit odd the UK doesn’t have these at hand given the amount of early buses here these days, and they ain’t cheap ar...
by Who.Me?
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Vague Gear Change
Replies: 21
Views: 525

Re: Vague Gear Change

First of all, thanks Who for such a full reply. I read it yesterday morning just before going out to work on the Bus all day, and it certainly helped with my piece of mind where I thought things may have been missing! So I got the front most rod out in the end, by cutting the coupling - a previous ...
by Who.Me?
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Vague Gear Change
Replies: 21
Views: 525

Re: Vague Gear Change

I’ve established the front most rod is an early one. The guide bracket underneath has the ‘M’ spring, but as discussed previously the bush is non-existent and this could mean the bracket is worn. If there's an M-spring, there shouldn't be a bush in that bracket. That's normal. If the hole that the ...
by Who.Me?
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Full electric conversions.....
Replies: 110
Views: 14921

Re: Full electric conversions.....

Well it looks like it took a HUGE sh1t in its nappy, but fair play to VW for putting in the effort... https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--AXTIuJOV--/c_scale,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/sna2dca2mpuasy1gvqki.png Maybe white wasn't the best colour to choose though. :oops: Volkswag...
by Who.Me?
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cab door hinge thread size
Replies: 8
Views: 178

Re: Cab door hinge thread size

:tongue: :lol:
by Who.Me?
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cab door hinge thread size
Replies: 8
Views: 178

Re: Cab door hinge thread size

Which one is the geek smiley? :D Finding some replacement fixings for my '56 truck required some detective work. It was pretty good solid bodywise, but mechanically had suffered from some 'deferred maintenance'. I think the hardest part to find was a castle nut that is part of the steering assembly ...
by Who.Me?
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cab door hinge thread size
Replies: 8
Views: 178

Re: Cab door hinge thread size

N142892 Screw, countersunk raised head, AM 8 X 18 DIN 7988 galvanized Download the interactive 58 parts list <<<Click on the coloured text The later parts list on OACDP is fine and I use it a lot, but you have to manually search all the pages online. It also contains all the versions of parts that c...
by Who.Me?
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine sounds very lump won't idle or rev, help/advice needed
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: Engine sounds very lump won't idle or rev, help/advice needed

Hi guys been struggling for a while, The engine was running ok before I to change a perished fuel hose as it damage and spitting fuel. Now it wouldn't rev or idle, when it does idle it sounds lumpy/airy Changed to new sparks plugs ignition leads and condenser Points and timing done Any advice welco...
by Who.Me?
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Removing top hinge from cab door
Replies: 10
Views: 257

Re: Removing top hinge from cab door

This? https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewt ... 73#9156273

Scroll down to the post from Thom last Wednesday ("Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:49 am")
by Who.Me?
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Vague Gear Change
Replies: 21
Views: 525

Re: Vague Gear Change

Hi Dot - in your second to last pic - the gearshaft passes through a metal hoop right under the gearlever and it should have a nylon bush in it - in your pic I can't see a bush and I'm wondering if the metal hoop part has worn away - (or it maybe just be the pic!) - I can see the rod looks clean he...
by Who.Me?
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Removing top hinge from cab door
Replies: 10
Views: 257

Re: Removing top hinge from cab door

I think most adjustments are covered in this thread... https://www.ssvc.org.uk/phpbb/viewtopic ... adjustment

Grab a block of wood and maybe a hammer.
by Who.Me?
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Removing top hinge from cab door
Replies: 10
Views: 257

Re: Removing top hinge from cab door

Yes, they are riveted on. The hinges are not supposed to come off the door, but there is a repair procedure if the door or rivets are cracking/failing. I think it's in the Bentley manual. If not, it's on the Samba's technical pages, but that site is down right now.
by Who.Me?
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fuel Starvation NOW SORTED !
Replies: 15
Views: 396

Re: Fuel Starvation

Well mine looked like that when engine was idle but once running be lucky if it reached just over what looks like a chrome piece on inlet !? Take it for a good fast run and up some hills. If runs right and doesn't misbehave, I'd not worry about the level in the filter (and I worry about everything ...