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by ted698
Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Transmission Whine - cab noise - normal?
Replies: 18
Views: 1293

Re: Transmission Whine - cab noise - normal?

Ted wrote:I too had my RGBs and box re built by Bears :roll:
The choice is yours
Ted (so it was you who nicked my username.... Snigger :lol: ) did you notice the difference in having yours rebuilt?

Will have to check the oil levels....

Thanks for the advice.
by ted698
Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Transmission Whine - cab noise - normal?
Replies: 18
Views: 1293

Re: Transmission Whine - cab noise - normal?

It has a full 'factory' Devon interior - completely as was.... so I'm guessing little or no sound deadening kit at all... Due to the fact that the noise is proper on/off throttle drivetrain load mesh noise I'm guessing its noisy gearbox/RGB's... as on liftoff trailing throttle its OK, as soon as you...
by ted698
Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Transmission Whine - cab noise - normal?
Replies: 18
Views: 1293

Re: Transmission Whine - cab noise - normal?

Ted wrote:with reduction boxes or not ?
Yes - stock 1500 with reductions...
by ted698
Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Transmission Whine - cab noise - normal?
Replies: 18
Views: 1293

Transmission Whine - cab noise - normal?

Being a new to the fold split owner - my 66 bus goes well on the motorway etc - but the cab noise...OMG 8O Especially transmission mesh/driveline noise/whine in 4th particulalrly... Had 'zee germans' not heard of NVH testing in the '60's? I'n not sure how its getting in - as I would have thought I l...
by ted698
Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Seat Back Stops
Replies: 11
Views: 620

Re: Seat Back Stops

Well my bus (built in oct 66) has the thin type.... As to how many... Dunno I only have one left myself :lol:
by ted698
Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Seat Back Stops
Replies: 11
Views: 620

Re: Seat Back Stops

LHD to RHD seat changes possibly?

Have you got the 50p sized rubber disc buffers for under the seat frames base....? I only have 1 left and thats no longer attached :D
by ted698
Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Accelerator cable tube/fan shroud
Replies: 12
Views: 649

Re: Accelerator cable tube/fan shroud

Just noticed whilst underneath my 66 bus when changing the clutch cable that the accelerator cable is sawing its way through the gearbox casing 8O It appears to have been doing this for years, as there are many DEEP cuts/grooves in the ally gearbox case, in fact I had to dig the cable out of the all...
by ted698
Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: swivel seats
Replies: 12
Views: 1244

Re: swivel seats

Think some walkthru's had these as factory - are they not as rare as rocking horse s**t??
by ted698
Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: 1500 SP performance
Replies: 17
Views: 1520

Re: 1500 SP performance

60-65 is too fast for a stock bus with reduction boxes. 55 - 60 is about right. If you cruise at 60-65 your 1500 engine won't last very long and you will burn a lot of fuel. My 1500 stock buses do around 31mpg at 55-60 and keep nice and cool. Exactly what I was thinking. I never take mine over 55. ...
by ted698
Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: What jack do you carry?
Replies: 31
Views: 4097

Re: What jack do you carry?

OK - so *where* did the OG jack live when the bus was new? is it stowed with the spare wheel somewhere?
(my spare's in the bulkhead)
by ted698
Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: 1500 SP performance
Replies: 17
Views: 1520

Re: 1500 SP performance

I'm a complete VDub newbie - but I picked up my Devon Camper last week and instantly had a 2hr journey down the M6 - now thats a baptism of fire 8O The performance (or lack of) was a big worry of mine but.... I was actually pleasantly surprised at just how well the van went - its 66/67 completely st...
by ted698
Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: What jack do you carry?
Replies: 31
Views: 4097

Re: What jack do you carry?

How handy - I was only going to post about the Jack today - someone beat me to it :wink: Here is the link to the GSF original type: http://www.veewee.co.uk/index.php/parts/tools-books-oils/tools/987vg0010?vehicle=VW-Camper+55+-+67 Where was the jack kept when the van was new? inside the spare wheel?...
by ted698
Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Split screen noob - some basic user questions if you please?
Replies: 9
Views: 742

Re: Split screen noob - some basic user questions if you ple

Thanks for the advice everyone - much appreciated :cheers: Well spent an hour or two under the van at the weekend.... trying to see why the gearchange is so poor, and the heater doesn't work - only to find that: 1 - Most of the gear shaft bushes are not there! The front nose bush is deffo sloppy as ...
by ted698
Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:53 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Deluxe trim insert ????
Replies: 11
Views: 703

Re: Deluxe trim insert ????

Post up a pic when it done - I have a Velvet Green bus too - and seriously considering a deluxe trim kit.... would like to see one done :)
I agree with the green insert though.

Have you got green coloured VW badge on front or going with chrome?
by ted698
Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Split screen noob - some basic user questions if you please?
Replies: 9
Views: 742

Re: Split screen noob - some basic user questions if you ple

Do you mean one of these (pinched off the JustKampers site :D ) and a Bush Kit might make the gearchange a lot better....

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