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by ted698
Tue May 29, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Tappet double lesson
Replies: 13
Views: 504

Re: Tappet double lesson

They are Heavy Duty steel pushrods - the OG ones were aluminium - Normally with steel pushrods you can run a much tighter tappet (virtually zero) as they expand at the same temp as the rest of the engine componnents so need very little lash.
by ted698
Wed May 23, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil temprature double checking ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1007

Re: Oil temprature double checking ?

And here is the oil pressure relief sender location:
by ted698
Tue May 22, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil temprature double checking ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1007

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. Actually I tell a lie - I just looked at M7 and can't find it - Heritage sell them though.... see below. You remove the oil relief cap on the bottom o...
by ted698
Tue May 22, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Choke
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: Choke

Yes - you can pick up + from the coil - that's where the factory single carb took its choke power from (and fuel cut solenoid).
by ted698
Tue May 22, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Cylinder head cc’s
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Cylinder head cc’s

I think you have this backwards (or I've read it wrong) - most stock heads CC to around 44-50cc ish (i.e the combustion chamber will physically hold 44cc of liquid) - so you normally remove some aluminium around the combustion chambers, usually by unshrouding valves, cutting the chamber right back t...
by ted698
Tue May 22, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil temprature double checking ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1007

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: 1968

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: 212

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: 189

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: 287

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: 865

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: 327

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: 438

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: 1104

Re: OG Parts for Sale

Still got the cab door handles? PM inbound