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by ted698
Tue May 22, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil temprature double checking ?
Replies: 22
Views: 816

Re: Oil temprature double checking ?

I have a VDO guage and the oil temp sender in the Oil relief blanking plug (Machine 7 sell them) - I found this was neater and seemed more accurate. I would also test the gauge and sender together... I tested mine by holding it in a rolling boil kettle -took the kettle out to the van - make sure the...
by ted698
Mon May 21, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: What Weber 40 IDF Throttle return spring do you use? Please?
Replies: 16
Views: 1797

Re: What Weber 40 IDF Throttle return spring do you use? Please?

Nothing holds it in but gravity and friction... you can pull mine out with your fingers.... seems odd...
by ted698
Fri May 18, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gearbox oil
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: Gearbox oil

Yes - well it needs EP90 Gear oil - so that looks ok - some say that you shouldn't use GL5 in old gearbox's - but I think that theory has been debunked now.
If its Rancho box it will have been fully rebuilt with all new synchros etc anyway.
by ted698
Fri May 18, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Max dia for work stock split drums
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: Max dia for work stock split drums

I've used this Workshop manual from The Samba - just download it - its been quite useful - it seems to be a VW publication, or a very detailed one if not! Look at Page 179 for Brake specifications https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/manuals/type2_1200_1600_shop_manual.php https://www.thesamba.com/v...
by ted698
Tue May 15, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: aerosol paints?
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: aerosol paints?

I have used a company called Autopaint St Helens - I can't remember if it was on ebay or amazon - but they can make you aerosols and touch ups in any colour you like - ideally if you know the factory code even better. I had some Aerosols and Touch-up bottles made up and the match was pretty good, an...
by ted698
Tue May 15, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: May 20th 2018 MOT n VHI
Replies: 12
Views: 795

Re: May 20th 2018 MOT n VHI

I was under the impression that when you re-tax online from the 20th May there will be a tick box to declare 'no substantial mods' therefore this is your V112 declaration. If you tick the box - no MOT - if you don't tick the box electronic MOT record required. However I was also told by my MOT man a...
by ted698
Fri May 11, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Help and suggestions with speccing my 1776 0Mile engine build (mild)
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: Help and suggestions with speccing my 1776 0Mile engine build (mild)

Personally I think your'e going a bit overboard... OK - get a good case - but I'd stick with a OG crank (same size - still 69mm), OG Conrods are also fine for a 'normal' engine. The only time I'd change the crank/rods is if you do decide to stroke it bigger - even then rods I'd question. Buy the bes...
by ted698
Fri May 11, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 67 Dashboard layout hazard switch or warp drive button?
Replies: 10
Views: 381

Re: 67 Dashboard layout hazard switch or warp drive button?

susta wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 1:39 pm
I know we've been here before, but my 67RHD, built December 66, has hazards as standard
Interesting - I didn't think any UK bus had them - Was it a UK supplied bus? Do you also have factory dual circuit brakes?
I have Oct 66 built 67 bus and it doesn't have Hazards and has single circuit.
by ted698
Tue May 08, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Bus Parts For Sale
Topic: Parts Added and REDUCED - OG Parts for Sale
Replies: 9
Views: 1029

Re: OG Parts for Sale

Still got the cab door handles? PM inbound
by ted698
Tue May 08, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 67 Dashboard layout hazard switch or warp drive button?
Replies: 10
Views: 381

Re: 67 Dashboard layout hazard switch or warp drive button?

I have a RHD UK bus - but they are generally all the same - under fuel gauge is Lights, then speedo pod, then Wipers and that's it! - both switches are equidistant from the pod. USA buses did have Hazards which is your second hole next to the wiper switch - no UK bus ever had hazards, but USA certai...
by ted698
Tue May 08, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fitting of Accuspark Dizzy - Timing questions
Replies: 13
Views: 824

Re: Fitting of Accuspark Dizzy - Timing questions

TDC on the pulley is usually marked with a soft dimple which isn't always obvious... you probably won't have the 5deg ATDC notch - most pulleys just have the TDC dimple, 7.5deg notch and 10deg notch.

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by ted698
Tue May 08, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: agm viccy frm
Replies: 9
Views: 664

Re: agm viccy frm

We were relatively near the front of the convoy - prob about 30-40 vans in - we trundled along quite nicely - I agree the further back you are the more catching up your doing all the time filling up gaps.... What was the Convoy count? - it must have been close to a the record surely - I've never see...
by ted698
Tue May 08, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Tools for a calmer life.
Replies: 11
Views: 587

Re: Tools for a calmer life.

.l...behind the fan housing with a 17mm ratchet spanner on a bolt that you can't see lol Working old VWs is great isn't it? Good luck sorting it, Cheers, DD The 17mm ratchet spanner really is your friend here, as once its on the nut you can't see you can fully tighten it up without having to re-fin...
by ted698
Wed May 02, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: ICE Breaker - converting a 1967 split to electric drive
Replies: 129
Views: 13118

Re: ICE Breaker - converting a 1967 split to electric drive

Loving the updates Kevin - one question - HVJB???? High Voltage Junction Board?? - total guess - hahahahaha:)