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by SplitMind
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Making a wiring loom – Part 1
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: Making a wiring loom – Part 1

Yeah I’ve been debating this back & forth in my own head…in general terms, I agree – and the article linked to presents the FOR argument nicely. However….I’m not certain it adds all that much value in a bus…why? Well, voltage drop over long lengths of wire is something we’re all stuck with just gett...
by SplitMind
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Headlight switch questions
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: Headlight switch questions

type21f wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:50 pm
The twist action changes the dash light illumination to dim or brighten it.
Ooooo what luxury!!
by SplitMind
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Headlight switch questions
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: Headlight switch questions

Thanks, that all makes sense. No screw hole in the dash for me so I’ll have to get that positioned right so the switch protrudes correctly I guess.
by SplitMind
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Headlight switch questions
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Headlight switch questions

I'm replacing a headlight switch on a Brazilian bus (fitted as standard with beetle switchgear I think) with a new Wolfsburg one (pictured below) and have two questions: Does the ring arrowed unscrew, or does the hole in the dash need to be big enough for it to go through? Any pics of a standard swi...
by SplitMind
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Making a wiring loom – Part 1
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: Making a wiring loom – Part 1

Well I'm making progress, albeit slower than planned for a number of reasons. Where I've got to so far is mainly the planning and ordering, but I'm literally about to start laying things out ready to make up the loom. Its actually for a Brazilian bus, so my starting point is a bit of mix of '63 and ...
by SplitMind
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front panel lower repair - who's panel to use?
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: Front panel lower repair - who's panel to use?

Thanks 8 8US - but its the outer valence I need, plus a repair section with the bulge.
by SplitMind
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front panel lower repair - who's panel to use?
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Front panel lower repair - who's panel to use?

Need to do the bottom 100mm of my front panel and outer valence, and would like to hear people's experiences of the main panel mfrs... The answer to who I go with may ultimately be driven by availability as the supplier I would normally use is quoting 5-6 weeks, but interested to know about: Auto Cr...
by SplitMind
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front Panel - is it spot welded along bottom edge?
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Front Panel - is it spot welded along bottom edge?

I'm about to tackle the lower front panel repair (ahead of rewiring to avoid damage to new wires) and I have an autocraft 100mm repair section ready to go. Just so I can mentally prepare - is the front panel spotwelded along the edge where is joins the lower panel (ie: just above the bumper)? Or is ...
by SplitMind
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Making a wiring loom – Part 1
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: Making a wiring loom – Part 1

Also, a couple of follow on questions for you electro gurus out there: I note the +ive feed to the coil is un-fused - would it be wise to add an inline fuse here? The standard 8-way fuse board uses 6 fuses for the lights - running everything else through the two remaining 15A and 30A fuses. Would it...
by SplitMind
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Making a wiring loom – Part 1
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Making a wiring loom – Part 1

I’ve decided to tackle the rewiring of my bus, and since I have so much time on my hands (and most of the materials) I’m planning to make up my own wiring loom. The first part will be the main front-to-back loom running along the chassis rails. I think I’ve identified all the wires, but keen to make...
by SplitMind
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Flipped spindle O-ring size....?
Replies: 11
Views: 1035

Re: Flipped spindle O-ring size....?

It's taken a while to get around to doing my spindles, for a number of reasons - not least that I couldn't press the darned things apart, even with help from Dave at Kingfisher Kustoms....they were super tight!! Nonetheless, with help from Simon the kingpin wizard in Malvern they DID come apart, and...
by SplitMind
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Flipped spindle track-rod eye - ream or bush?
Replies: 1
Views: 317

Flipped spindle track-rod eye - ream or bush?

I have a set of 63-67 OE german spindles which have been flipped but which need the track-rod eye machining for inverted track-rods. I know these can be drilled and reamed to fit bay window track-rod ends, and also that there are bush kits available. I have 2 Q's: 1) I already have bay window track ...
by SplitMind
Wed May 08, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Flipped spindle O-ring size....?
Replies: 11
Views: 1035

Re: Flipped spindle O-ring size....?

I’ve ordered 38ID x 5mm rings from polymax, who were super helpful.

Will let you know how they fit after the weekend hopefully!
by SplitMind
Sun May 05, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Flipped spindle O-ring size....?
Replies: 11
Views: 1035

Re: Flipped spindle O-ring size....?

So it looks like the feedback on the JK post is wrong!

28mm ID is way too small....have found other posts here referencing 38mm ID, which seems more likely.....https://www.ssvc.org.uk/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=108100
by SplitMind
Sun May 05, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Flipped spindle O-ring size....?
Replies: 11
Views: 1035

Re: Flipped spindle O-ring size....?

Ah gotcha, thanks!
28x5mm seals then.