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by Rusting Hulk
Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:55 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Concours why bother?
Replies: 39
Views: 6475

If the class states that it is 'classic' concours then only stock buses should be allowed to enter,or if a custom custom bus does enter, they should not be judged.There should be both classes if there is enough entrants say more than three or four,i think its pretty simple. I know it would pxss me o...
by Rusting Hulk
Mon Jun 20, 2005 9:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: What does this chassis number denote?
Replies: 6
Views: 1140

Si,a 13 window is still a type 24 but with an M number to delete the sunroof and skylights,it should have belly pans and the skylight roof pressings under the headlining i think.
The M numbers will tell you more,have you got them?
by Rusting Hulk
Mon Jun 20, 2005 3:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: What does this chassis number denote?
Replies: 6
Views: 1140

type 24=deluxe,7 means its a 67, pretty late one. So is it a 21 window 67?
Simon
by Rusting Hulk
Sun Jun 05, 2005 1:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: What is my VW
Replies: 6
Views: 1044

Steve your bus is an early 67, January i'd say. If it has a Dormibile roof,it was probably a Devon camper but it may have been an actual Dormobile conversion. The fact that it is RHD discounts it from being a Westfalia,although Westfalia did fit Dormobile roof's to some of their 67 buses. If you get...
by Rusting Hulk
Sun May 22, 2005 1:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 30hp rebuild parts
Replies: 6
Views: 1053

WWest also do the stuff,via Alan Schofield or direct.If you want NOS 'the samba' and ebay. Some specific parts are unavailable/expensive
I have a load of second hand parts,and ancillary parts if you are stuck,and you know i'm cheap :wink:
by Rusting Hulk
Wed Apr 20, 2005 9:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front suspension MOT Query
Replies: 4
Views: 847

There are bushes in there but i have never heard of them wearing that bad. You could try Alan Schofield,he maybe able to source them or maybe another front beam? I dont think its an easy job as they have to be reamed in situ to the correct size.
Good luck
by Rusting Hulk
Wed Apr 20, 2005 1:29 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Are dropped spindles safe? Convince me
Replies: 26
Views: 5820

I still think there has to be 'some' load on the top thrust washer,with all that weight of the bus. One thing i thought of doing is to drill and tap the upper king pin,and bolt it through,but you would have to have a thrust bearing rather than a tufnol thrust washer and preload it correctly. This br...
by Rusting Hulk
Sun Apr 17, 2005 7:55 am
Forum: Events
Topic: stanford hall
Replies: 14
Views: 4078

Thankyou Nigel for your reply. The members did vote to move the date of the AGM,but if you had asked them to vote on the new winner not being allowed to lead the convoy,i'm sure they would have voted NO. As you say not a major issue and i'm sure it will be resolved, and i'm sure it will be a great w...
by Rusting Hulk
Fri Apr 15, 2005 1:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Are dropped spindles safe? Convince me
Replies: 26
Views: 5820

Why doesnt it carry the weight of the bus? Both the thrust washers are under load so it must be carrying some weight.
by Rusting Hulk
Fri Apr 15, 2005 6:34 am
Forum: Events
Topic: stanford hall
Replies: 14
Views: 4078

stanford hall

It states in the magazine that the convoy will be lead by the 2005 winner.That means the 2004 winner doesn't lead the convoy.
If any of the committee wishes to justify this that would be good! jackie
by Rusting Hulk
Thu Apr 14, 2005 2:31 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: stanford hall
Replies: 14
Views: 4078

stanford hall

Please could you say why last years winner will not be leading the convoy as usual.How is this fair you win the trophy and the glory of leading the convoy and then they change it.Might I add without the memberships agreement! Jackie
by Rusting Hulk
Tue Apr 12, 2005 10:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Steering Box
Replies: 6
Views: 1348

Agreed Jim,but if you were to buy a complete box from anyone,one from 55-67 will fit the bus.Also you could use 53-55,but you would have trouble putting the oil in. 50-53 have a different arangement for the horn wire mechanism,like oval/split bugs,and also have spline for the steering wheel.
by Rusting Hulk
Tue Apr 12, 2005 1:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Steering Box
Replies: 6
Views: 1348

they are all the same from 55 to 67
by Rusting Hulk
Tue Apr 12, 2005 1:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: steering box dripping oil
Replies: 8
Views: 1840

There is no gasket there,only a small amount of sealant,i would suggest that, the oil is running down from somewhere else on the box,clean the area,put a smear of Blue holymar sealant around the bottom and around the middle of the plate with the tube on,and put it back together. John's suggestion of...
by Rusting Hulk
Mon Jan 24, 2005 10:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Do rear Torsion Bars come out easy?
Replies: 2
Views: 755

Thankyou Neo,trying at the weekend,will let you know how i get on
SIMON