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by PIPKIN
Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fitting gearbox
Replies: 2
Views: 441

Fitting gearbox

Hi folks, Finally going to fit my new gearbox and IRS conversion, just wondering about fitting the gearbox and ensuring that the gear stick and gearbox represent the correct gear once fitted. Does both the gearbox and gear stick need to be in neutral prior to installation? Not sure if I'm over think...
by PIPKIN
Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: late or early spindles
Replies: 3
Views: 411

late or early spindles

Hi all,

Not sure which front spindles I have on my bus, how do you identify them?

Cheers

Paul
by PIPKIN
Tue Feb 23, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Doors for a 62
Replies: 6
Views: 627

Re: Doors for a 62

Hi Type21f

The doors are different and it is this point that promoted me to confirm which door should be fitted to the door.

Looks like I need the door with a recess for the handle.

Cheers

Paul
by PIPKIN
Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Doors for a 62
Replies: 6
Views: 627

Doors for a 62

I'm in the process of sorting out the doors of my 62, which currently has different handle styles, so I want to ensure that I have the correct handle style when completed.

Can anyone let me know what style I need to have as original?

Cheers

Paul
by PIPKIN
Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Speedo transplant
Replies: 5
Views: 851

Re: Speedo transplant

Thanks for the pointer VWJim, can I assume that all other aspects of the transplant should work in principle?

Cheers

Paul
by PIPKIN
Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Speedo transplant
Replies: 5
Views: 851

Speedo transplant

Hi Folks, Just wondering if a 12 volt beetle speedo can be put into a bus binnacle. My current fuel gauge is doomed and the speedo registers mileage but not speed. So, if it fits, a 12 voly beetle speedo could be a good solution. Just wondering if anyone knows if this transplant is possible. Cheers ...
by PIPKIN
Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which shocks for IRS conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 1231

Re: Which shocks for IRS conversion

Phil, Cheers for the pointer.

Paul
by PIPKIN
Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Which shocks for IRS conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 1231

Which shocks for IRS conversion

Hi folks,

Would like to order some shocks for my bus IRS conversion.

Will standard shocks fit if the bus is moderately lowered?

Thanks in advance

Paul
by PIPKIN
Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Suppliers of front lower trailing arms for narrowed
Replies: 7
Views: 1009

Re: Suppliers of front lower trailing arms for narrowed

Thanks for the comments, all sorted now in a pain free manner. Managed to sort it myself with the use of the existing components and the use of the workshop at work. Will be looking at the real need for modified bottom trailing arms as maddison has a very valid point, the reduction in amount of hous...
by PIPKIN
Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Suppliers of front lower trailing arms for narrowed
Replies: 7
Views: 1009

Re: Suppliers of front lower trailing arms for narrowed

Thanks HongKongphooey,

The bus is a 62 and I seem to remember that the lower stud mounting needs to be machined to maintain the shock in a vertical position. The link below may help;

http://paulssplit.blogspot.co.uk/2012/0 ... for-4.html

Cheers Paul
by PIPKIN
Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Suppliers of front lower trailing arms for narrowed
Replies: 7
Views: 1009

Suppliers of front lower trailing arms for narrowed

Unfortunately my bus has just failed its MOT for a snapped lower shock absorber fixing. Does anyone know who can supply replacement lower trailing arms that have been machined for a narrowed beam? This is a bit of a rush job as we are using the bus to go to spain in 2 weeks. Cheers for your comments...
by PIPKIN
Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil Cooler
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Re: Oil Cooler

Maddison, I have a remote oil filler already fitted, so a remote cooler would be a relatively eady project.
by PIPKIN
Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil Cooler
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Re: Oil Cooler

Maddison, I have a remote oil filler already fitted, so a remote cooler would be a relatively ray project.
by PIPKIN
Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil Cooler
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Oil Cooler

Hi Folks I'm travelling to Spain in the summer, not driving all the way, by ferry, but will be driving around the region. Just wondering if an external oil cooler will help with motor temperature, have used the current engine (stock 1600 twin port) for a year or so since its rebuild. No problems or ...
by PIPKIN
Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Garages and spares in the Cork area of ireland?
Replies: 0
Views: 251

Garages and spares in the Cork area of ireland?

Hi Folks

We will be taking our bus over to Cork Ireland in a week or so and would like any info on garages or spares suppliers for splitty bits. Obviously I'm hoping these won't be needed but just a little piece of mind needed for an over sees journey.

Cheers

Paul