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by flatbeat
Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: How fast can I cruise at???
Replies: 17
Views: 1335

Don't forget the speedo drive comes off the front wheel and tyre size will affect accurate speed reading. 'Slam' tyres will give a reading higher than actual speed.
by flatbeat
Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:11 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Exhaust?
Replies: 25
Views: 1637

P.S. Rich (Turbo Thomas) can make the muffler as loud or as quiet as you want. Proper bespoke service :wink:
by flatbeat
Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:08 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Exhaust?
Replies: 25
Views: 1637

Had my Turbo Thomas hide away system fitted for a month or so, FANTASTIC :!: Clears everything, not like that nasty Empi crap I had on before, and a BIG bonus is it has dropped the heat by 20 to 30 degrees F. As said before, they are a thing of beauty :D I am currently running an Empi quiet pack, d...
by flatbeat
Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Exhaust?
Replies: 25
Views: 1637

dubberdean wrote:What's a J's tube? :oops:
It's the bit of the header that comes from the front exhaust port on the cylinder head, kinda bends round and under the valve cover, heading towards the back to join up with the rest of the header. It's basically the same shape as the pipe inside the heat exchanger.
by flatbeat
Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Exhaust?
Replies: 25
Views: 1637

Had my Turbo Thomas hide away system fitted for a month or so, FANTASTIC :!: Clears everything, not like that nasty Empi crap I had on before, and a BIG bonus is it has dropped the heat by 20 to 30 degrees F.
As said before, they are a thing of beauty :D
by flatbeat
Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Please identify my engine?!
Replies: 21
Views: 1413

Just bothered to read that thread. Lot more negative comments than positive
:roll: and only compaired to a standard system.
by flatbeat
Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Please identify my engine?!
Replies: 21
Views: 1413

My opinion came from a workshop with a lot of personal experience. Just about any system is gonna flow better than a stock one :!: and the Monza is bottom of the list when it comes to after market 'performance' systems.
by flatbeat
Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:15 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gear box advise please
Replies: 13
Views: 746

The 1303 (1300) box should be OK really. I think the type 3 box's have a taller 3rd and 4th gear so not sure how well that would work, good top cruising speed tho'. Is the engine OK? not losing compression? Some times they just get old and tired and a bit sluggish, but keep on going.
by flatbeat
Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:06 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: ADJUSTABLE SPRING PLATES
Replies: 4
Views: 585

How low have you gone. Still got bump stops fitted? Might need to notch the plates if you've gone low low :)
by flatbeat
Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: new engine - urgent help needed if I am to get to Newquay
Replies: 15
Views: 1155

Sounds like a plug breaking down. They're cheap and easy to replace and can act up in really weird ways sometimes. If no 2 is wet it ain't firing, can't really be the carb as they're single choke ( does both cylinders). If the timing went out due to the distributor rotating while on the move this MA...
by flatbeat
Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Please identify my engine?!
Replies: 21
Views: 1413

That looks like a 'Monza' system. They are CRAP :!: Seriously, they are sooo bad on power, very restrictive.
by flatbeat
Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:03 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front tyres who uses what
Replies: 8
Views: 645

dubberdean wrote:Can Smart car tyres support the weight of a fully laden splitty?

There must be about 2 tonne difference in weight!
The smart car tyre is suggested for the front only, anything that small on the back and you'd be revving the nuts off it :)
by flatbeat
Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 1776 twin 40 dellorto trouble
Replies: 7
Views: 1058

One manifold getting to hot to touch could mean you're running lean on that side, or maybe sucking air( this could explain some of the snapping and popping back). Check that everything is nice and tight, manifold nuts, carb mounting nuts etc, no air leaks. You can do a good job of balancing the carb...
by flatbeat
Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front tyres who uses what
Replies: 8
Views: 645

Oops! just seen you don't want to go to low.
175x60x15 is also a good choice for the front, but I think what I said before is a good combo. :wink:
by flatbeat
Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front tyres who uses what
Replies: 8
Views: 645

I'm running 165x65x15 fronts and 185x65x15 on the back. Seems to work well. The current very popular choice at the mo' for the front is Smart Car 175x55x15. I think they give a harsher ride as they are low profile but if you like the slammed look away you go :D