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by orb
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Exhuast wrapping
Replies: 13
Views: 533

Re: Exhuast wrapping

There is nothing wrong with heat wrap but I wouldn't bother until you've had it set up on the dyno as that might be the reason it's running a little hot, too lean, timing not spot on etc

Just a thought 😁

Orb
by orb
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Good Aircooled Mechanic Surrey
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: Good Aircooled Mechanic Surrey

Worth the half hour drive ;-)

http://www.vwjim.co.uk

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by orb
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Buses For Sale
Topic: ** SOLD **
Replies: 10
Views: 3405

Re: Completely Restored 1961 CAMPER WESTFALIA SO23

VW-SO23 wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:32 am
new price on the web! :compress:
Wow, that's some price drop :roll:
by orb
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Buses For Sale
Topic: 1956 RHD 23 window Devon
Replies: 13
Views: 7268

Re: 1956 RHD 23 window Devon

This one sold in January in the US, a stocker but shows that there are people prepared to pay what it takes to own one still

https://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1960- ... -microbus/

That's £157,883 even with today's .... exchange rate!

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by orb
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Buses For Sale
Topic: 1956 RHD 23 window Devon
Replies: 13
Views: 7268

Re: 1956 RHD 23 window Devon

A very nice bus and honestly too cheap, just look around at what prices a top end 21 window LHD drive bus is making (I know of at least 4 at £140k plus) and that makes this RHD 23 window a bargain No idea what the guys going on about regarding London, that's house prices dude not bus prices - why wo...
by orb
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: BWA
Topic: What engine spec for under 18s?
Replies: 9
Views: 2280

Re: What engine spec for under 18s?

There are so many different combos that it's hard to say but as a generalisation you need a minimum of 125hp to run a sub 18 in my experience :wink:

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by orb
Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Propex mounted externally
Replies: 6
Views: 1016

Re: Propex mounted externally

I would have thought this a bad idea unless they've changed the design, the one I have is certainly not weather proof and wouldn't survive a winter in the rain!

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by orb
Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: What are the main factors affecting real world mpg on a bus?
Replies: 23
Views: 2711

Re: What are the main factors affecting real world mpg on a bus?

Whats the cost in converting to EFI on something like a mild 1776 motor. Yep, what Paul said. The other alternative is the CB Performance kit http://www.cbperformance.com/product-p/7075.htm Very complete and includes the fuel pump, which the Speedshop one doesn't plus great backup support for the g...
by orb
Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: What are the main factors affecting real world mpg on a bus?
Replies: 23
Views: 2711

Re: What are the main factors affecting real world mpg on a bus?

If you want better mpg then fuel injection is the way forward. I'm getting 32mpg crushing at 60mph - nothing special about that reading this thread but I'm running a 2332cc making 200hp! Orb Where is the 'Like' button when you need one.. 8) :D Where's the bottomless pit of money when you need it :l...
by orb
Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: What are the main factors affecting real world mpg on a bus?
Replies: 23
Views: 2711

Re: What are the main factors affecting real world mpg on a bus?

If you want better mpg then fuel injection is the way forward.

I'm getting 32mpg crushing at 60mph - nothing special about that reading this thread but I'm running a 2332cc making 200hp!

Orb
by orb
Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Space: the final frontier!
Replies: 4
Views: 1138

Re: Space: the final frontier!

That Amazing Rikki, what is it?

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by orb
Mon May 16, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Remote oil cooler
Replies: 11
Views: 1622

Re: Remote oil cooler

All I can say it's the only reason Ive ever seen a cooler split and that's exactly what a wax stat is there to prevent.

Why out to of interest would you need one on a stock 1500?
by orb
Mon May 16, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Remote oil cooler
Replies: 11
Views: 1622

Re: Remote oil cooler

Sounds like the stat is stuck or missing, if missing then I think you've been super lucky all this time

Orb
by orb
Mon May 16, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Calling engine experts
Replies: 22
Views: 2634

Re: Calling engine experts

Just found out from the previous owner that the jets are 135 mains, 58 idle. I'd say that's a bit big, I've just had a set of 40's jetted up for my 2.0litre BMW and they're only running 130 mains and 50F8 idle (might wear a 55 but not a 58) If they are a bit out then you can assume that the chokes,...
by orb
Mon May 16, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: 993 am I mental?
Replies: 20
Views: 2442

Re: 993 am I mental?

It's doable that's for sure but don't just look at the cost of the engine, there are lots of other costs to take into account, it is not a simple job at all and as someone has already said a properly built motor with efi and turbo will be just as reliable, make more power and be a whole lot lighter....