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by BJ1
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Exhaust outlet damaged / Heat exchanger gives heat when shut off.
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: Exhaust outlet damaged / Heat exchanger gives heat when shut off.

If you lost the short outlet pipe, then the clamp would have gone with it. Three options Ben 1 Go back to hedge bank and find the bits, then weld it back on. 2 Find an old exhaust and chop off the pipe, then weld it back on. 3 Buy a new exhaust and clamps Treaslake have a welder - shouldn't take mor...
by BJ1
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Splitscreen 1641 Running Hot - Timing and Mixture Adjustment?
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Splitscreen 1641 Running Hot - Timing and Mixture Adjustment?

009 dizzy should be timed at 32deg advance @ 3.5k revs. This is what you should be doing. No markings on dizzy equals cheap taiwan junk. I'm guessing that the advance mech is not working properly so the engine is running retarded at 3.5k - normal cruising rpm. That explains the overheating and will...
by BJ1
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Faulty wiper motor
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: Faulty wiper motor

Take the armature out and clean everything especially the commutator. Any small spring will work - I use the ones from ball point pens - but remember that one end of the spring hooks on via an insulated washer or the spring will create a dead short and vapourise!
by BJ1
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Head failure - Valve stretch?
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: Head failure - Valve stretch?

Hi Stephan! Pull the engine now mate and take the head off. Something is seriously wrong with either the valve or the seat. The valve will almost certainly fail very soon and trash the piston. 5 hours work would save the motor.
Brian
by BJ1
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Wiper motor terminal numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: Wiper motor terminal numbers

Motor earths through the body. Look at the Samba wiring diagrams to sort the other terminals. One is live feed, the other the selfpark feed. If the motor is very early then no self park and the terminals are numbered like this http://www.type2.com/library/identifi/bosterm.htm No21 should be 31.
by BJ1
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Passenger 1/4 - Quarter light catch breaking
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: Passenger 1/4 - Quarter light catch breaking

Hi Ben
There are two qualities of these, the pathetic muck metal ones that snap even in a completely stock original bus, and the catches from Wolfsburg West sold by Schofields that are as strong as the originals. Both the same price - no contest about which to buy?
Brian
by BJ1
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Us spec 1966 wiring help
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Us spec 1966 wiring help

If it is stock wiring (not repro loom) then these diagrams will tell you where it all goes https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/in ... 66_USA.jpg. The terminals should be marked on the relay box.
by BJ1
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: AR engine serial number and timing
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: AR engine serial number and timing

Thanks for that link. The van drives like a 1500/1600. It must be a 1300 upgraded to a 1600. Anyone know if 7.5 degrees BTDC is correct? That will get the engine running but do not time any engine statically! You need to time it at around 3000rpm with a gun set at 28 degrees btdc. The timing at idl...
by BJ1
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Chateau mobile trailer tent
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: Chateau mobile trailer tent

Brian to Brian! Try putting up a wanted post on the chateau mobile owners page on Facebook. There are usually some for sale there. I know of a project CM but you would need to be brave and good at woodwork to save it!
by BJ1
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Toe in
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: Toe in

philsparks wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:22 pm
Sorry yep dropped spindles but I don't think that affects the toe in?

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That's right - so set them as specified in the factory. 0.04" or 1mm toed in.
by BJ1
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Toe in
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: Toe in

Do you mean dropped spindles Phil? If so then toe in is the same as normal - 0 to 2mm. I just set mine at 1mm.
by BJ1
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: D stamped crank pulley
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: D stamped crank pulley

JonnyCJ wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:59 am
From what I’ve read they were fitted to 12v engines, so post dating dynamos ?
Lots of 12v engines from 1967 were fitted with dynamos.
by BJ1
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: D stamped crank pulley
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: D stamped crank pulley

D pulley is for dynamo so yes it will give you slightly better cooling.
by BJ1
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Bus Parts For Sale
Topic: SOLD - Handbrake handle extender
Replies: 5
Views: 392

Re: Handbrake handle extender

Thou hast a pm in thy inbox Gertjan
by BJ1
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Solex carb 30 pict 1
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: Solex carb 30 pict 1

I use Brosol H30/31 carbs on stock engines. They are very good and not to be confused with the rubbish Bocar carbs. I may have a spare NOS one if you need.