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by Archie3781
Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Bahama Blue
Replies: 2
Views: 746

Re: Bahama Blue

Spent years of a misspent youth in a Bahama blue and Miami white sedan bug, gorgeous colours.
by Archie3781
Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: standard gear box setup vs straight axle
Replies: 11
Views: 2275

Re: standard gear box setup vs straight axle

Reduction boxes = sloooowwwwww..... forget cruising at 60, no chance. Try 45.
Mines a 1600TP, with twin Weber 34's, and a freeway flyer, I don't cruise at 60 either.
by Archie3781
Sat Dec 20, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Looking for secure winter storage for my 65 Microbus
Replies: 6
Views: 1351

Re: Looking for secure winter storage for my 65 Microbus

Thanks for today Sooty, see you next week.
by Archie3781
Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:42 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Are wide 5 bus steels the new hens teeth?
Replies: 33
Views: 4426

Re: Are wide 5 bus steels the new hens teeth?

Do 15's offer any better clearance, my 14's rear near side only, has rubbish clearance compared to all the others, and using a spacer on just one wheel I want to avoid if poss?

Sorry to OP for the hijack.
by Archie3781
Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Looking for secure winter storage for my 65 Microbus
Replies: 6
Views: 1351

Re: Looking for secure winter storage for my 65 Microbus

Thanks everyone, never thought of that before, found a place that rents dry shipping containers, think I lock it away in one of those, only for a few months so, should be fine.
I'll put the battery out, as I don't think they have power for my smart charger.
by Archie3781
Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Looking for secure winter storage for my 65 Microbus
Replies: 6
Views: 1351

Looking for secure winter storage for my 65 Microbus

Hi, Gutted, losing my garage, need a place to securely store the bus ASAP, needs to be close ish to Gomersal,West Yorkshire, obviously happy to pay, anyone got any ideas or tips, otherwise the bus gets treated to a tarpaulin. Doesn't need to be permanent, will have a place sorted early March. Really...
by Archie3781
Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: Rides and Projects
Topic: 65 Devon Caravette
Replies: 66
Views: 17015

Re: 65 Devon Caravette

Fabulous post, testament to dedication, hard work, belief, and dogged determination.
Stunning pictures.
Really well done.
by Archie3781
Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: Pointless Bitching
Topic: The scene
Replies: 22
Views: 9182

Re: The scene

Here's another gripe, in the recent months I've been scouring shows, websites, forums, buying bits n pieces, as we do.... Met this old boy at a recent show, possibly field of dreams in York, The old boy who spoke with me for ages about his rebuilt 64/65 can remember tbh, but seemed nice enough, then...
by Archie3781
Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Big thanks to some schwell folks for helping me out
Replies: 7
Views: 1540

Re: Big thanks to some schwell folks for helping me out

Nice.dont hear enough of stories like that.
by Archie3781
Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Mechanical knowledge
Replies: 14
Views: 2547

Re: Mechanical knowledge

Ok, I'll pm him. His website doesn't have phone number ReadyBoy Was hoping for maybe someone a bit closer?? Any other suggestions? Don't be fooled into thinking that someone being close will make your life easier. It's worth going a bit farther for someone that knows their beans as opposed to getti...
by Archie3781
Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Metal Section above cargo doors replacement
Replies: 0
Views: 385

Metal Section above cargo doors replacement

Hi, After some advice, need to replace this section, it has the two square latches for the top locking rods to sit in. It's not hugely bad itself but the flat section above is especially at the corners vertically, you can see the rubbers from outside clearly, holes enough to put your finger through....
by Archie3781
Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 65 engine lid lock
Replies: 6
Views: 1098

Re: 65 engine lid lock

July 65, same sketch, push button tailgate, church key engine lid.
by Archie3781
Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: Pointless Bitching
Topic: The scene
Replies: 22
Views: 9182

Re: The scene

Thank you, thank you, thank you, and FUCCCCKKKKKKK, how did I miss that? That's more like it, really refreshing, genuine VW born and bred peeps, hanging out, beautiful cars, simply stunning.
Much respect to all.
Next year.
Seriously kicking myself, especially as my pal went as well.......
by Archie3781
Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: Pointless Bitching
Topic: The scene
Replies: 22
Views: 9182

Re: The scene

It did make me smile, other day, hadn't heard from a mate who lives down South, he's still driving a bug, albeit a 57 road legal drag beast.....
by Archie3781
Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:29 am
Forum: Pointless Bitching
Topic: The scene
Replies: 22
Views: 9182

The scene

Anyone remember when there was only a handle full of people selling t shirts and memorabilia, I dug out some old photos of RTTS back from 89, watched some old videos on you tube, don't remember so many people trying to profit from us all, it used to be a mr zogs sexwax sticky, fat willys, big boys t...