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by PeterJ
Tue Dec 15, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Exhaust recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 1238

Re: Exhaust recommendations

Not sure about the non heat exchanger model (their web site will show) but I've been very happy with my standard style Vintage Speed unit. +1 for Dan at Vintage Speed, a really helpful guy to deal with when I bought mine.
by PeterJ
Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Exhaust smell inside bus
Replies: 14
Views: 1301

Re: Exhaust smell inside bus

Don't feel bad about asking the question as you never know who else you might help by asking it. I've put up with a similar exhaust smell when opening a front window and have just checked my van's tailgate. Lo and behold the seal is mainly there but it's missing the whole of the bottom section and a...
by PeterJ
Fri Dec 11, 2015 3:57 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Remote servo fitting
Replies: 20
Views: 2032

Re: Remote servo fitting

Hi, Although my van isn't particularly low, the front sits a bit lower than the rear and I had a similar concern when fitting my servo. I just turned the servo around 180 degrees. The pipe coming out of the servo that you mentioned then sits out of the way behind the track rod. Before doing this I c...
by PeterJ
Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front Wheel Alignment - Workshop can't do it
Replies: 3
Views: 587

Re: Front Wheel Alignment - Workshop can't do it

I had a similar problem in that my local tyre centre couldn't use their modern laser equipment on my van. They kindly sent me to another local workshop who got out their trusty old Dunlop optical gauges. Perhaps you could phone around to see if anyone near you has any.
by PeterJ
Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 944 front discs or vw Jim servo?
Replies: 7
Views: 1253

Re: 944 front discs or vw Jim servo?

+1 for fitting the servo first as by fitting the dual circuit servo plus matching master cylinder (if not already fitted), front discs can always be added later. Having said that my servo / drums all round system works fine and so much better than pre servo. The servo and master cylinder are not dif...
by PeterJ
Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Canterbury Pitt
Topic: Anyone want Canterbury Pitt Interior Instructions
Replies: 4
Views: 2819

Re: Anyone want Canterbury Pitt Interior Instructions

Great to see these.

Thanks very much for posting.
by PeterJ
Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Vintage Speed Exhaust
Replies: 19
Views: 2018

Re: Vintage Speed Exhaust

Just fitted mine yesterday – same stockish style as type21f’s above. Really nicely engineered piece of kit and great customer service from Dan at Vintage Speed too. Thanks again!
by PeterJ
Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dynamo/Generator Charging Problem.
Replies: 6
Views: 645

Re: Dynamo/Generator Charging Problem.

Hi, Thanks for the suggestion. I've often thought about an alternator conversion but may give the dyno route another go, but will have a look around the various websites for what's on offer. As an update on the dynamo in the van, I've just got it out and you can see that the coils on the rotor near ...
by PeterJ
Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dynamo/Generator Charging Problem.
Replies: 6
Views: 645

Re: Dynamo/Generator Charging Problem.

As a quick update, I've been working through the vw-resource.com/generator website's suggestions and have got the dynamo to work as a motor OK but it doesn't seem to have any output with the DF shorted test. However, when everything's connected up again and the engine is revved hard for a second or ...
by PeterJ
Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dynamo/Generator Charging Problem.
Replies: 6
Views: 645

Dynamo/Generator Charging Problem.

I’m currently having an intermittent problem with my van’s charging system in that the red warning light often stays on, then goes off for a while and then comes on again. On a recent trip all was fine for 30 miles then the light came on. On the return trip the light stayed on for about 30 miles but...
by PeterJ
Wed May 21, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: any interest in canterbury pitt badge
Replies: 47
Views: 4806

Re: any interest in canterbury pitt badge

As others above, they look fantastic. Really pleased.

Thanks very much.

Peter
by PeterJ
Sat May 17, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: any interest in canterbury pitt badge
Replies: 47
Views: 4806

Re: any interest in canterbury pitt badge

Hi Lee,

Have just sent pm.
All best wishes,
Peter
by PeterJ
Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Correct dual circuit master cylinder boot ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1432

Re: Correct dual circuit master cylinder boot ?

For non servo brakes with a dual master cylinder: The rear brake line and brake light switch are fitted to the front two ports, the same as described above. You should have two front brake lines, one to each of the left and right front brakes. These fit to the two rear ports on the dual circuit cyli...
by PeterJ
Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Correct dual circuit master cylinder boot ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1432

Re: Correct dual circuit master cylinder boot ?

On my dual circuit with servo system the front outputs from the master cylinder are connected to the rear brake line and the stop light switch. The rear outputs are connected to the front brake line and a second brake light switch which (with the servo system brake line layout) is there just to bloc...
by PeterJ
Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Correct dual circuit master cylinder boot ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1432

Re: Correct dual circuit master cylinder boot ?

I had the same question myself. After cleaning it up I fitted the old boot. It was a very tight fit but it did go on OK, helped by a smear of brake cylinder paste to ease it on its way.