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by BJ1
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brosol carb lacks power
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Brosol carb lacks power

mountainbus wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:44 pm
It will hit 75 on speedo which runs about 3-4 mph fast. Doesn't mean I cruise at that speed though.
Pleased to hear it. Did you sort the carb problem? I run H30/31 carbs on a couple of my buses with no problems.
by BJ1
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brosol carb lacks power
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Brosol carb lacks power

75 mph on a standard carb? You either need a new speedo or will soon need a new engine! 60mph cruising speed is well fast enough.
by BJ1
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 1200 bottom end , 1500 top end?
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: 1200 bottom end , 1500 top end?

Depends what you mean by "standard". If you mean original then the answer is that 1500 cylinders won't fit. Look for a D code excahnge case - makes everything much easier. Convert it to doghouse oil cooler as well - makes for a better engine. Dead easy to do it.
by BJ1
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front floor quarters
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: Front floor quarters

Just cut back to clean metal on the floor and then cut the panels to fit. Usually means less welding!
by BJ1
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 1200 bottom end , 1500 top end?
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: 1200 bottom end , 1500 top end?

I read through this when I was trying to work out what my engine was. Mine has an unstamped vw-reconditioned case (no serial number) and it came with aftermarket heads etc. http://www.vw-resource.com/engine_interchangeability.html Unfortunately the info on that page is way out of date and not quite...
by BJ1
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted rear scoops
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: Wanted rear scoops

Gemmas wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:46 am
BJ1 wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:56 pm
I have a pair that need some tlc but are useable as they are. £10 plus postage? pm me for pic etc.
Interested could you pm me some pictures please 🙂
Pics sent in pm.
by BJ1
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Poorly 1500 engine
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: Poorly 1500 engine

Sounds like the engine needs a bottom end rebuild. Easy if you know how - but a bit daunting if not. Don't try to run it again - you risk doing more damage to the case.
by BJ1
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Wanted rear scoops
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: Wanted rear scoops

I have a pair that need some tlc but are useable as they are. £10 plus postage? pm me for pic etc.
by BJ1
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Autocraft towbar fitting
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Autocraft towbar fitting

If your metal is "minimal" then you've some serious rust issues.... as that's the main chassis rail. The reason for the extra holes is for strength. I've refitted an AC towbar for someone that didn't drill the holes and the towbar + chassis rails were bent out of shape. Ohhhhh, phew, and glad I ask...
by BJ1
Thu May 28, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Westy cabinet
Replies: 14
Views: 540

Re: Westy cabinet

frilly wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 9:21 pm
Now I'm confused.com lol
It's very simple - the 'wood' is all Getalit-faced ply. No limba. None. How do I know? I have a 66 SO42. Don't listen to the Samba readers - they are all mad as a box of frogs!
by BJ1
Tue May 26, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Curtain rails
Replies: 13
Views: 513

Re: Curtain rails

Devon? Westy? CP?
by BJ1
Tue May 26, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Westy cabinet
Replies: 14
Views: 540

Re: Westy cabinet

Errrm - am I missing something here? It's an SO42 so all cabinets are made from Getalit faced ply. Not a limba in sight ;)

Buy Getalit repro from Adam at NLAVW
by BJ1
Fri May 15, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door Handles
Replies: 30
Views: 1235

Re: Door Handles

I have just rekeyed a couple of cab door locks and a cargo door lock. Been doing it for years and like G learnt from messing about with ancient Polos and Morrises. You may find that the grub screws have been assembled using some form of blue locktite ( 66 bus) and will be almost impossible to remove...
by BJ1
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Church key and holder
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Re: Church key and holder

Anyone?
by BJ1
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Church key and holder
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Church key and holder

Anyone have a P shaped church key and holder lying about that they could part with? Prefer original if possible but decent repro would do the job................
Cheers
Brian