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by Red Devil
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Stripped spring plate thread
Replies: 7
Views: 1258

Re: Stripped spring plate thread

Jim. Thanks for that. Can I ask one more question. Having been out this morning I notice the hole is about 40mm deep but the bolt is only about 25mm. The threads hold a little at present but not enough. However could I use a longer bolt so that it reaches the better threads also further into the hou...
by Red Devil
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Stripped spring plate thread
Replies: 7
Views: 1258

Re: Stripped spring plate thread

It’s definitely stripped. The rear 3 bolts are in perfectly nd therefore the plate is flat. I also used a big clamp to pull it all together.

I didn’t think the holes went into the actual reduction box itself. If it does then could it be drilled from the brake drum side to put a helicoil in?

Thanks
by Red Devil
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Stripped spring plate thread
Replies: 7
Views: 1258

Stripped spring plate thread

So I’m just replacing my gearbox with a secondhand box I purchased years ago (small nut). It has taken me ages to get to this point and now the last spring plate bolt won’t tighten so I presume the threads need sorting hence I have a few questions. Is a heli coil ok or do I have to use timesert? Can...
by Red Devil
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rust proofing...
Replies: 48
Views: 8250

Re: Rust proofing...

I don’t usually resurrect threads but for once I thought it may be helpful. I’m just changing my gearbox to an original small nut box (large nut possibly for sale once completed) so whilst I’m at it I thought I would just share a couple of quick pictures. If you look back through this thread you wil...
by Red Devil
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Manual cable pull engine bay extinguisher
Replies: 4
Views: 1110

Re: Manual cable pull engine bay extinguisher

Really. I’ve not heard of that. Always wondered if it could happen but certainly not heard of it happening to anyone on here. Had mine on the bus for nearly 9 years with no problem. Not saying it can’t happen but would question the risk over it probably detecting the fire before me driving along and...
by Red Devil
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Has this been altered ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1273

Re: Has this been altered ?

I’m no expert but I’d say no. On mine it has been taken back to almost the bolt holes.
by Red Devil
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: paint restoration
Replies: 12
Views: 2339

Re: paint restoration

Those results look great. I’d love to have the confidence to give this a go myself so can I just ask what experience you have of body work prep and paint and/or is it something you think those of us without could pick up and achieve a reasonable job without (allowing for practice of course but not e...
by Red Devil
Fri May 11, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fitting of Accuspark Dizzy - Timing questions
Replies: 14
Views: 3246

Re: Fitting of Accuspark Dizzy - Timing questions

I beg to differ. Whilst I fully appreciate the benefits of a timing light at 3000 rpm I do think you can time it static. Yes it needs to be quiet and yes your ear needs to be close to the dizzy cap but for mine I lined up my 7.5 mark knowing the dizzy was coming up on no1 cylinder and turned on the ...
by Red Devil
Fri May 11, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fitting of Accuspark Dizzy - Timing questions
Replies: 14
Views: 3246

Re: Fitting of Accuspark Dizzy - Timing questions

You may find this reference and many others sections of this site really helpful. http://www.vw-resource.com/find_tdc.html To get you going, assuming you have an original pulley and the marks are 10 and 7.5 BTDC as you suggest then you can take an 11mm spanner and use the spanner gap to measure to t...
by Red Devil
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Are 6v jump starters available?
Replies: 2
Views: 889

Re: Are 6v jump starters available?

Think I may have answered my own question as I’ve found this which implies there are two 5v output settings and one 12v. I hope I’m reading that correctly but I’ll drop them a note to ask. I have a feeling the 5v will be a usb charger however so any info still welcome. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lif...
by Red Devil
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Are 6v jump starters available?
Replies: 2
Views: 889

Are 6v jump starters available?

Exactly what it says really. I’ve been looking at some beetles which are 6v and I was wondering if you can get a jump starter to use in a 6v system. A quick google hasn’t yielded any results but I’m sure there must be some suppliers that cater for this market aren’t there?

Cheers

Steve
by Red Devil
Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Latest Camper and Commercial - Can I buy it off you?
Replies: 10
Views: 2138

Re: Latest Camper and Commercial - Can I buy it off you?

Yes, all well thanks. The bus is still treating us to some fantastic memories and running like a dream. Children are still as enthusiastic today about going on holiday in it as they were 7 years ago so we will keep that going for as long as possible.

Cheers

Steve.
by Red Devil
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Side pop out seals which way round?
Replies: 2
Views: 1004

Re: Side pop out seals which way round?

Fair play, I've just tried it the other way around and it is so much better in terms of opening and closing and the seals still look good. It would be helpful to confirm however as I suspect there are many of us that have had the same thoughts and issues.

Cheers

Steve
by Red Devil
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Side pop out seals which way round?
Replies: 2
Views: 1004

Side pop out seals which way round?

I'm hoping someone can help tell me which way round the seals go on side pop out windows. IMG_0799.JPG In the picture above I've always assumed the left side was the inside profile and the right the outside so that the extra rubber that protrudes provides cover over the frame/screw holes. However, o...
by Red Devil
Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Whistling !!
Replies: 9
Views: 3835

Re: Whistling !!

Pleased it worked. Same principle in that it just needs that little extra to create the seal.

Steve