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by DoubleD
Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: Buses For Sale
Topic: 23 window RHD 1963. **SOLD**
Replies: 48
Views: 6359

Re: 23 window RHD 1963 for sale in Sweden. Owner at vanfest

I may be wrong here, but as Sweden is in Scandinavia and not in the Euro-zone, I suspect that import duty (and VAT ?) will be payable ! That could alter the bidding somewhat!
by DoubleD
Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: steering rack
Replies: 13
Views: 8116

Re: steering rack

Hi Matt, Yes, I'm running at stock height (or will be) - but unless your bus is slammed enough for the stock steering box to ground, then this arrangement shouldn't really be a problem. The ground clearance is virtually the same as a stock setup. The rack itself is no lower than the idler pin boss i...
by DoubleD
Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: steering rack
Replies: 13
Views: 8116

Re: steering rack

Well it all works nicely with the bus up in the air - but I'll know whether I've wasted my time or not when I get it on the road. I imagine that will be around April next year as there's a lot to do still. I'm using a Type 4 motor with a DTM cooling shroud which all fits neatly into the bus, but the...
by DoubleD
Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: steering rack
Replies: 13
Views: 8116

Re: steering rack

I designed the beam brackets myself after making several mock-ups out of wood. I then got a local engineering firm to make them. They were not laser cut as that would have been too expensive for a one-off job. To be honest they are over-engineered in 7mm plate, but that was the only material offered...
by DoubleD
Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: steering rack
Replies: 13
Views: 8116

Re: steering rack

Ideally I would have mounted the rack between the beam tubes, but the master cylinder gets in the way on a RHD bus. It could possibly be done by attaching the rack much further to the nearside, but I wanted it as central as possible. As my bus is virtually at stock height, ground clearance is not an...
by DoubleD
Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: steering rack
Replies: 13
Views: 8116

Re: steering rack

Some pics of the steering arrangement on my Bus. Hope these are useful. Dave. http://i346.photobucket.com/albums/p432/DelBoy44/c4e398f5.jpg http://i346.photobucket.com/albums/p432/DelBoy44/1b8a4142.jpg http://i346.photobucket.com/albums/p432/DelBoy44/0deaf202.jpg http://i346.photobucket.com/albums/p...
by DoubleD
Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: steering rack
Replies: 13
Views: 8116

Re: steering rack

Hi ade, can you tell me where to find the instructions for adding attachments or let me in on the secret if you know how to do it?

Cheers,
Dave.
by DoubleD
Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: steering rack
Replies: 13
Views: 8116

Re: steering rack

Hi, I've made a totally bolt-on arrangement incorporating a Cavalier rack. The rack is attached by substantial brackets to the lower tube of the beam, with a shaft connected (via UJ's) to a T25 bevel box at the base of the steering column. As the rack is very slightly off-centre to allow the shaft t...
by DoubleD
Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Early bus (pre-63) owners fed up with twin lock nuts???
Replies: 88
Views: 9697

Re: Early bus, (pre-63) owners fed up with twin lock nuts?

Hi Jim, I would definitely buy a pair of these for my '62.

Cheers.
by DoubleD
Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Optimum Wheel/Tyre Sizes
Replies: 4
Views: 939

Re: Optimum Wheel/Tyre Sizes

Thanks Moler,

I know that some folk fit 'fat' tyres on rims which are really too narrow - what you would have to worry about is what happens if there's a puncture? I can't see an overgrown tyre staying on the rim.

I'll re-consider my options in the light of your wise words.

Cheers,
Dave.
by DoubleD
Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Optimum Wheel/Tyre Sizes
Replies: 4
Views: 939

Re: Optimum Wheel/Tyre Sizes

Hi Moler,

Thinking of using early solid Beetle wheels or Erco's possibly. I believe standard Bus wheels are 4.5J (correct?) but if a wide-ish tyre is fitted to a 4J wheel does that amount to the same thing?

What tyre size is considered standard in 15" radials?

Thanks,
Dave.
by DoubleD
Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:10 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Optimum Wheel/Tyre Sizes
Replies: 4
Views: 939

Optimum Wheel/Tyre Sizes

I'm sure this will have been asked before, but could someone tell me what are the best 15" wheel/tyre combinations to be be used for both fronts and rears for a Bus with IRS suspension an inch below stock height? I imagine that if the fronts are too wide, there may be clearance problems plus possibl...
by DoubleD
Fri Aug 13, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: Bus Parts For Sale
Topic: kühlspeed Ram Air Scoops from £96+p&p
Replies: 287
Views: 59140

Re: kühlspeed Ram Air Scoops from £60+p&p

Hi,

I'd like a set in stainless, which I can then paint to match the Bus. That way they won't rust if they get scratched. Could you PM me with the payment details please.

Thanks,
Dave.