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by dweeb
Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: What coil?
Replies: 3
Views: 713

Re: What coil?

Ive just fitted one of these, along with one of their electronic ignition modules, alot cheaper than a Bosch blue coil, also seemed to be various different qualities of blue coils about when I was looking.
by dweeb
Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: IRS conversion kit
Replies: 19
Views: 3181

Re: IRS conversion kit

The T2D type 1 based kit is the Bug Box IRS kit sold on in the UK. It comes with all everything you need including springplates, clamp on brackets, drive shaft spacers etc etc. You need to supply gearbox, driveshafts and A arms. Ive had mine fitted for the best part of 5 years with no issues at all,...
by dweeb
Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: chassis repair panel help
Replies: 7
Views: 727

Re: chassis repair panel help

Schofields used to do them, I assume they still do. Fitted them years ago, no photos but wasn't too bad a job
by dweeb
Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dellorto Problems
Replies: 15
Views: 1868

Re: Dellorto Problems

Mine is hesitant / splutters when accelerating hard at between 4500 - 5000 rpm. ive got 36drlas using a standard fuel pump. Had it on the rolling road and was confirmed that it was starting to run lean as the fuel pump couldnt keep up with carbs. They recommended an electronic fuel pump but havnt bo...
by dweeb
Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gas shocks
Replies: 1
Views: 291

Re: Gas shocks

Ive got some KYB gas shocks in the classifieds, less than 1000 miles on them
by dweeb
Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Torsion bar to get them back into the beam?
Replies: 12
Views: 1430

Re: Torsion bar to get them back into the beam?

I put a cable tie on the end, pulled up tight it keeps the leaves in position and slides out of the way as you push it through.
by dweeb
Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Propex location in a Westfalia
Replies: 2
Views: 734

Re: Propex location in a Westfalia

I fitted mine last winter, the best place I could find was in the rear facing seat behind the cab, with the outlet as close to the bulkhead as possible. hope that make sense.
by dweeb
Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Beetle IRS to Wide 5 set up what do i need??
Replies: 4
Views: 619

Re: Beetle IRS to Wide 5 set up what do i need??

Ive got type 1 IRs on the back of mine. Ive used an EMPI rear disk Kit which comes in wide 5, at the time it worked out cheaper than buying second hand type 3 drums, backing plates etc. Was a bit concerned about the quality before I bought it, but have had no problems at all with it, in fact ive had...
by dweeb
Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:43 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help balancing carbs
Replies: 5
Views: 610

Re: Help balancing carbs

Just about to have a go at this myself, was going to use the link below as reference. ... alcarb.htm
by dweeb
Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Ambulance Glass
Replies: 7
Views: 878

Re: Ambulance Glass

If you go into any sign company they will be able to supply you with self adhesive frosted effect vinyl by the metre. You would need to apply it (ideally with the windows out) using a soapy water solution to make sure there were no air bubbles left once dry, Flat glass will be easy to do, the corner...
by dweeb
Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: anyone with one of these non standard steering wheels?
Replies: 2
Views: 349

Re: anyone with one of these non standard steering wheels?

ive just taken mine off, the hornpush can be removed by pushing a thin screwdriver through the 3 holes under the wheel then i unscrewed the wheel from the boss first then just popped the boss off with a puller as usual
by dweeb
Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Advice about welder/welding for inexperienced welder!...
Replies: 13
Views: 1524

Re: Advice about welder/welding for inexperienced welder!...

Been using a SIP welder for varoius restos over the years, wasn't too bad from new but the wire feed design is very poor & once the plastic liner starts getting clooged up its even worse. Wouldn't buy one again. I would save up for something a bit more professional.
by dweeb
Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: Our 67 Sportmobile - not giving up yet....
Replies: 170
Views: 14101

Re: Our 67 Sportmobile - cargo floor comes out (pg10)

Question: I assume I will need something like an air chisel to remove the bits spot welded onto the cross members? Grind roughly through the low points of whats left of the floor to reveal the spot welds, give these a good going over with the grinder as well. Using a wide chisel & hammer the floor ...
by dweeb
Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Replies: 17
Views: 2009


Ive got Bugbox IRS & EMPI disks on mine, so oddball cables were needed, got some made by these.

Sent them bits & pieces of old cables, they made new ones based on what I sent & the measurements I gave them, quick turn around from what I remember.
by dweeb
Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Replies: 7
Views: 1073


Do a search for Laurie Pettit. built me a brillant engine, wouldn't consider anyone else now.