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by Rhodrich
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 1600 ?
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: 1600 ?

85.5 pistons give you 1600cc when coupled with a stock 69mm crankshaft.
by Rhodrich
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Help with registration process
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: Help with registration process

So all I need to do is fill in form with us bus title and send payment? Kind regards Neil As long as you have NOVA'd it, then yes. I would advise sending photo's of the van, along with the chassis number and ID plate, and then you may get away without having it inspected (I did). I also sent a copy...
by Rhodrich
Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Help with registration process
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: Help with registration process

If the bus is over 40 years old, no mot needed. Need to have insurance certificate Will also need dating evidence or existing registration document from import country. Hope this helps. Dvla are taking circa 6-8 weeks at the moment. Sent from my SM-G973F using Tapatalk No insurance certificate need...
by Rhodrich
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Any advice on this one for sale?
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: Any advice on this one for sale?

Main howler is that they've cut a big hole in the roof that wasn't originally there, and haven't fitted any belly pans to compensate for the loss of structural integrity. If the 'restoration' of the engine is anything to go by (quick blow over with some silver paint, but missing lower tinware and oi...
by Rhodrich
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: V5c
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: V5c

That's pretty good going. It took about 2 months when I did it earlier on this year. On the plus side, they never got round to cashing my cheque!
by Rhodrich
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: Buses For Sale
Topic: Brazilian “Samba” 23 window for auction
Replies: 1
Views: 702

Re: Brazilian “Samba” 23 window for auction

Wouldn't touch it with a bargepole. The internet is full of horror stories about how these sorts of vehicles have been 'restored'. Remember that it started out in life as a 15 window. Then it spent 35 years being kept alive on some of the toughest roads on the planet, with only the bare maintenance ...
by Rhodrich
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Correct lens?
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Correct lens?

The lens on eBay is a 7002, which is a RHD/RHS lens. The RHD/LHS lens that matches this is a 7003

Otherwise, if you find a 7035, that's also a RHD/LHS lens (which is usually matched with a 7034, which is the RHD/RHS equivalent)

Beam adaptors work fine as a temporary fix.
by Rhodrich
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: H code 1500 engine
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: H code 1500 engine

This is the Facebook page for the engine guy: https://www.facebook.com/lost-engineeri ... 788604609/

I'm not sure where he gets his engines from, but his stock varies. I hope he has something suitable in stock for you.
by Rhodrich
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: H code 1500 engine
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: H code 1500 engine

If you were going for a concourse restoration, I'd say keep the 1500. If you plan to use the vehicle, go for a 1600. How about a half way house? If you can get hold of a 1600 single port, you'd end up with a little more power, and it would look like a 1500 to all but the most beady eyed enthusiast. ...
by Rhodrich
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Insulation
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Insulation

What type of insulation? Sound, or heat? Dynamat and similar are good for sound deadening, as they stop panels from low frequency 'drumming'. A little goes a long way, and you certainly don't need to cover the whole panel with them. Not very good for heat insulation though. However, for higher frequ...
by Rhodrich
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Non VW Chat & Discussion
Topic: Beetle storm cover
Replies: 5
Views: 572

Re: Beetle storm cover

No worries!
by Rhodrich
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Non VW Chat & Discussion
Topic: Beetle storm cover
Replies: 5
Views: 572

Re: Beetle storm cover

The one I have is this one: http://www.hamilton-motorsport.co.uk/ac ... tdoor.html

Not cheap, but excellent quality. I can't see why it wouldn't work with towel rail bumpers.

I no longer have a beetle, but I've still got the cover, so if you were interested, let me know.
by Rhodrich
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Color problems sealing wax red/beige-grey
Replies: 10
Views: 512

Re: Color problems sealing wax red/beige-grey

Here are some pictures of mine, which is in original paint, with the exception of where some work has been done on the sills (which you can see clearly in the third photo - I need to colour mop everything). It's definitely not a coca cola red. Very much a pinky red: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/galle...
by Rhodrich
Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: General
Replies: 10
Views: 786

Re: General

Looks like a cool van.... https://www.justkampers.com/jkblog/pizza-pickup--our-next-featured-vw-based-business-95/?id=95 The company has now been dissolved as of October 2020, but the proprietor was Nic Stratton-Castoro, who is on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicholas-stratton-castoro-4666b...
by Rhodrich
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which handbrake cable?
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Which handbrake cable?

Do you have any brake cables kicking about that you can try for length? This should give you an idea of the length that you're after. My advice would be to err on the long side. You can always take out excess slack using a brake cable adjuster (like this one: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dorman-03006-Pa...