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by Monx
Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Bus Parts For Sale
Topic: glasses yellow and transparant BOSCH, HELLA
Replies: 245
Views: 35691

Re: glasses yellow and transparant BOSCH, HELLA

Hi Jan, do you have Bosch RHD clear back in stock that would fit a 1964? If so, what's the total inc postage to the UK.
Thanks.
by Monx
Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:04 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: New detatchable towbar - sneak peek.
Replies: 85
Views: 14919

Re: New detatchable towbar - sneak peek.

I've almost finished fitting my tow bar but the electrics that came with the kit are missing the wiring instructions, does anyone have any to hand and would you mind posting a quick pic on here? Thanks, I'd like to finish the install today and of course it's a Sunday so I can't get hold of anyone at...
by Monx
Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:41 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1964 ‘Fambulance’ – Ambulance turned Fire bus
Replies: 44
Views: 6375

Re: 1964 ‘Fambulance’ – Ambulance turned Fire bus

Ah thanks folks, much appreciated. We're in Brighton tomorrow on the Sussex VW Owners Club stand for the Breeze so make sure you come and say hello if you're there :lol: benjamin, I'll try and get some close up shots of the hinges tomorrow. They're certainly not complicated, I suspect the easiest wa...
by Monx
Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: My ambulance/clinomobil. Number 47
Replies: 90
Views: 10297

Re: My ambulance/clinomobil. Number 47

First time I've seen your thread but I love this bus :thumbleft: There's obviously loads still to do but great work so far, I look forward to watching you along the way so keep the updates coming. I'd be interested to know how all of those switches work :?:
by Monx
Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1964 ‘Fambulance’ – Ambulance turned Fire bus
Replies: 44
Views: 6375

Re: 1964 ‘Fambulance’ – Ambulance turned Fire bus

Thanks people for all your encouragement :P kaeule2009 I dropped you a PM at the end of last year, if you're still around it would be great to hear from you. So there's not been an update for a long time but the answer is yes we made it in time, just 8O the MOT was passed on the Wednesday before the...
by Monx
Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Any ideas how much it's worth post resto?
Replies: 3
Views: 653

Re: Any ideas how much it's worth post resto?

Yes and they're LOUD :D

Cheers Dean for the £20k, anyone got any other ideas?
by Monx
Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Any ideas how much it's worth post resto?
Replies: 3
Views: 653

Any ideas how much it's worth post resto?

Sorry folks I know these come up all the time, but I don't have time to get a club valuation prior to sorting my insurance so can anyone offer any thoughts on the value of my van post resto? I know what I paid for it and what it's cost me in parts and work, but am not really sure where to start on a...
by Monx
Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:28 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1964 ‘Fambulance’ – Ambulance turned Fire bus
Replies: 44
Views: 6375

Re: 1964 ‘Fambulance’ – Ambulance turned Fire bus

No updates for ages but that’s because I’ve spent the last 4 months in the garage every weekend :cry: progress however HAS been made :D The big clean underneath took most of a week: http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h148/pbinns/Mo%20resto/DSC03238.jpg http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h148/pbinns/Mo...
by Monx
Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1964 ‘Fambulance’ – Ambulance turned Fire bus
Replies: 44
Views: 6375

Re: 1964 ‘Fambulance’ – Ambulance turned Fire bus

Thanks Mike, should be done in time for Breeze as it's due to be our wedding car in Sept 8O Only problem is we'll be on honeymoon for Breeze :cry: Although I can twist SWMBO arm for most things car related I think going to Brighton from Eastbourne for our honeymoon would be pushing it :roll: I thoug...
by Monx
Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1964 ‘Fambulance’ – Ambulance turned Fire bus
Replies: 44
Views: 6375

Re: 1964 ‘Fambulance’ – Ambulance turned Fire bus

So it’s been a while since my last update, mainly due to being in the garage too much :scratch: The low compression readings were down to a pair of cracked cylinder heads, meaning they had to come off: http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h148/pbinns/Mo%20resto/DSC_0499.jpg http://i63.photobucket.com/a...
by Monx
Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Anyone help me assess my 1500 SP?
Replies: 9
Views: 993

Re: Anyone help me assess my 1500 SP?

Cool, thanks for clearing the shim question up :) So I've started to clean the replacement heads up, they look pretty good. I've taken a couple of valves out, but then noticed that the heads are a slightly different configuration. The body is deeper where they fit over the top studs, meaning there's...
by Monx
Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Anyone help me assess my 1500 SP?
Replies: 9
Views: 993

Re: Anyone help me assess my 1500 SP?

Thanks for the advice. So I've now worked out that both my heads are not worth repairing :cry: but have found a good second hand pair from a friend for £50 :) Apart from the work mentioned above, is there anything else I need to bear in mind when re-installing the reconditioned heads? The ones that ...
by Monx
Sat Apr 03, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Anyone help me assess my 1500 SP?
Replies: 9
Views: 993

Re: Anyone help me assess my 1500 SP?

Thanks for the replies folks. So, I've whipped the heads off and found a few cracks :( Anyone know if these are anything to worry about or par for the course with these engines? The left hand cyclinder head: http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h148/pbinns/Mo%20resto/LeftheadLHS1cropped.jpg http://i63....
by Monx
Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Anyone help me assess my 1500 SP?
Replies: 9
Views: 993

Anyone help me assess my 1500 SP?

Just looking for some guidance from those in the know, as to how far it's realistically necessary to strip my 1500 SP down before putting it back in my ambulance? A couple of pics first: http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h148/pbinns/Mo%20resto/DSC03138.jpg http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h148/pbin...
by Monx
Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 1964 ‘Fambulance’ – Ambulance turned Fire bus
Replies: 44
Views: 6375

Re: 1964 ‘Fambulance’ – Ambulance turned Fire bus

Not a lot of progress due to various reasons, but here’s a quick update on the ambulance. I’ve started cleaning underneath in preparation for undersealing. I’ve been surprised by how much and how well the original cream paint has survived: http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h148/pbinns/Mo%20resto/DSC...