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by ted698
Fri May 18, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gearbox oil
Replies: 2
Views: 272

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: 245

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: 360

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: 1023

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: 407

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: 529

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: 1224

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: 529

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: 14
Views: 1260

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: 858

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: 734

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: 141
Views: 16272

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

Loving the updates Kevin - one question - HVJB???? High Voltage Junction Board?? - total guess - hahahahaha:)
by ted698
Wed May 02, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Friday night special not to be missed
Replies: 1
Views: 273

Re: Friday night special not to be missed

Looking forwards to a pint or 3 of Eddy's beer - see you there!
by ted698
Wed May 02, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Best way to lift an engine by hand
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Best way to lift an engine by hand

I tried and failed to lift my engine on my own - but I am a racing snake! In my view its a 2 man lift. Most of the weight is the flywheel - if you can get that off it makes a big difference. Just don't lift/manhandle it by the fan housing - as that is only held on by 2 small screws and you risk dama...