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by BJ1
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine fails to start after it's been running
Replies: 15
Views: 899

Re: Engine fails to start after it's been running

This 'heat soak' stuff is a load of balony - it's been around for years! Truth is that an old starter may have poor windings and/or clapped out brushes. Of course a new starter will solve it. One of the commonest causes of poor hot starting is lack of valve clearance, either becuase the tappets are ...
by BJ1
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clunk from the back end
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: Clunk from the back end

Chris wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:28 pm
Thanks Phil. Haven't investigated yet but was that a trans-out job?
It is I'm afraid - pull the motor then the trans. Takes a full day with help from one other.
by BJ1
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Weird ignition timing issue
Replies: 13
Views: 688

Re: Wierd ignition timing issue

Agree with Richard. Looks like the advance mech is stuck so you are trying to compensate for that by advancing the timing on the dizzy. Check that someone has not put a long screw in the vac can mounting that is jamming the top plate. Check the vac can by sucking the vac tube and seeing if the top p...
by BJ1
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Buses For Sale
Topic: 1967 11 window Westfalia so42 project £10,500 SOLD THANKS
Replies: 18
Views: 1781

Re: 1967 11 window Westfalia so42 project £10,500

Cool bus Nik and a bargain! If it helps to sell it I have a spare and good SO42 wardrobe and overhead locker that I will sell at a reasonable price.
Brian
by BJ1
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Do I need an MOT to register a 66 import ?
Replies: 11
Views: 680

Re: Do I need an MOT to register a 66 import ?

Email VWUK with the chassis number and they will supply a dating letter free.
by BJ1
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door repairer
Replies: 6
Views: 552

Re: Door repairer

Try Paul Irving in Barrow in Furness. Good work and reasonable rates. https://www.irvsvwrestoration.co.uk/
by BJ1
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Is this original VW splitscreen ignition ?
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: Is this original VW splitscreen ignition ?

Generic ignition switch often fitted to diggers, tractors and boats with diesel engines. the extra terminals are for glow plugs and other ancillaries.
by BJ1
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: The VW Engine Company - Catford
Replies: 6
Views: 949

Re: The VW Engine Company - Catford

JeffB wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:13 pm
I was told 10%
Wrong - they give no more torque than a stock 1600. Not a good choice for a big heavy bus as they run hot. 1776 is much better - loads more power and torque and they run cool.
by BJ1
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine stuttered like running out of fuel...
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: Engine stuttered like running out of fuel...

Classic symptoms of timing too retarded. Very hot engine and maybe partial seizure. Check timing at 3000rpm - should be around 30 degrees BTDC. The advance mech might not be working properly, especially if it's a repro dizzy.
by BJ1
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTB Devon Silentgliss curtain rails
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: WTB Devon Silentgliss curtain rails

Yep - have complete front rail and one long side rail. Also have NOS correct sliders and hooks.
by BJ1
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTB Devon Silentgliss curtain rails
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: WTB Devon Silentgliss curtain rails

Pretty sure I have this from a 65 Devon. I'll have a look tonight. May even have a full set. Won't go in the post though!
by BJ1
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: 1200 Rebuild - Recommendations please
Replies: 9
Views: 592

Re: 1200 Rebuild - Recommendations please

BigOldMac wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:38 am
No one? Not a single recommendation?
You will struggle to find someone to rebuild this as it has been screwed up by someone else. I would not even try and would not like to get involved in a dispute with the other 'builder'. Better to find another engine for rebuild.
by BJ1
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake switch
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: Brake switch

I changed mine with no issues on my single circuit MC - was fully expecting to have to bleed the brakes - but nothing came out when I removed the switch (maybe one tiny drip) and I banged the new one in within a second or two and it was perfectly fine. I've done this dozens of times and agree there...
by BJ1
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Breather tower issues
Replies: 11
Views: 601

Re: Breather tower issues

Ah right! But connecting the tower to the air filters will still not produce negative case pressure unless the toweris fully sealed, and eevn then there will be a lot of condensed mayo. The original VW system ensured that the oil/water mist stayed as mist and went straight into the carb(s) where it ...
by BJ1
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Breather tower issues
Replies: 11
Views: 601

Re: Breather tower issues

Cheers Jim, I didn’t check anything until the next morning - but it’s not a short drive home from stonor and the power loss wasn’t major - I just felt it was struggling a bit up the final hill, I normally do it in forth but had to drop to third. I took it for a run yesterday and all seems fine, jus...