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by shambly
Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: New detatchable towbar - sneak peek.
Replies: 85
Views: 18042

Re: New detatchable towbar - sneak peek.

Here are a few pictures of my install as this thread seems still to be lacking pictures of these excellent tow bars actually fitted to a bus. I have to say my bus probably has the worst exhaust for fitting a tow bar.. Tow bar hitch removed http://mintybus.com/images/improvements/towbar_removed.jpg O...
by shambly
Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: horrible flat spot and poor servo :-(
Replies: 4
Views: 768

Re: horrible flat spot and poor servo :-(

Do you have a one-way valve in the vacuum feed from the manifold to the servo?
by shambly
Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Leisure Battery - Camp Site Charging
Replies: 11
Views: 2013

Re: Leisure Battery - Camp Site Charging

If its designed to charge whilst the battery is still connected to the vehicle I don't see why not. It would only charge if the current draw of yours loads were less than the current being supplied by the charger though. We've got an inverter-charger which generates mains from the battery when there...
by shambly
Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Have I just done something dangerous
Replies: 18
Views: 2085

Re: Have I just done something dangerous

MarkFer wrote: Simon - presumably the CE stalk is similar to the Smiths style, click forward for main beam/spring back for flashing? So both are/can be on separate circuits.
Yes. The main/dip and flash were separate.
by shambly
Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Have I just done something dangerous
Replies: 18
Views: 2085

Re: Have I just done something dangerous

I have had a light switch fail, at night going round a bend at 45mph down a country lane, suddenly it was pitch black...scary!! I remember it being drummed into me that if my lights fail use the main beam flasher as that should be on a separate feed. Used that advice on a few occasions in various o...
by shambly
Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Looking at 4 disc set up, what do you recommend
Replies: 17
Views: 1714

Re: Looking at 4 disc set up, what do you recommend

Other than looks (if you like seeing them through open wheels) I can't see why anyone goes to the hassle of disks on the back. Disks up front (with Jim's servo) makes sense, especially if you do a lot of miles and don't want to be constantly adjusting front drums. All my old cars with front drums s...
by shambly
Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Looking at 4 disc set up, what do you recommend
Replies: 17
Views: 1714

Re: Looking at 4 disc set up, what do you recommend

Hi,

I run CSP front discs (the ones for 14" wheels) , Creative rear discs on bay hubs, and vwJim's remote servo. With 15" 356 replica wheels.

No complaints :)

Simon
by shambly
Mon Feb 20, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Efi v carbs!
Replies: 2
Views: 545

Re: Efi v carbs!

Or do it yourself like I did with something like a DTA ECU and Jenvey throttle bodies? I converted the engine in my speedster and am currently building a 2270cc Type 4 for my bus. Type 4 versus 1 doesn't make any difference other than trigger wheel setup. I wrote up my whole exercise here (both as a...
by shambly
Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dual circuit master and servo recommendations.
Replies: 3
Views: 543

Re: Dual circuit master and servo recommendations.

Direct servo needs a bracket welding on the beam; indirect one bolts on. Also look for threads here on issues mounting the Creative direct servo with RHD (I think) Hadn't noticed that Creative now supply the same servo as Jim ( as do s-v-c.co.uk). Jim does do a nice bracket for it though didn't have...
by shambly
Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:10 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Dual circuit master and servo recommendations.
Replies: 3
Views: 543

Re: Dual circuit master and servo recommendations.

What you are proposing is where I went for my parts. Certainly the dual servo that Jim sells is the best option IMHO as far as a servo is concerned. I run the same unit on my Chesil Speedster too.

Simon
by shambly
Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 1679cc Porsche 914 engine, Ahnendorp exhaust, 40 Dells PX
Replies: 27
Views: 4413

Re: 1679cc Porsche 914 engine, Ahnendorp exhaust, 40 Dells PX

Switch to upright cooling via a Raby DTM shroud and it'll bolt right in.
That's how I'm fitting my 914 engine :-)

Simon
by shambly
Mon Jan 02, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: LED tail lights - Just gauging interest
Replies: 30
Views: 3420

Re: LED tail lights - Just gauging interest

I designed and made a set of LED rear lights for my speedster.... http://www.chesiloutlaw.com/v2/misc/ledrearlights.jpg For the technically minded, the design on the Samba looks to just use resistors to set the current for the LEDs, which given the "12 volt" voltage varies so much between idle and h...
by shambly
Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Disc brakes common fault ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1607

Re: Disc brakes common fault ?

When I had this issue with my CSP brakes I had speedflow make me a hose setup with my choice of ends and my chosen length which they delivered the next day http://www.speedflowshop.co.uk/2000-series--crimped-brake-hoses-155-c.asp I opted to have a 45 degree banjo fitting entering the caliper to give...
by shambly
Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: question about single bulb rear us lights....
Replies: 9
Views: 795

Re: question about single bulb rear us lights....

Lights stay on as normal, if you brake and are indicating at the same time i.e turning right then the left brake light will stay on whilst you brake and the right flashes to indicate that your turning. Nick Hence us spec buses having 6 wire indicator stalks. 3 for the indicators (power in, and left...
by shambly
Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Stock Wheel Offsets?
Replies: 1
Views: 379

Stock Wheel Offsets?

My bus is currently running 15x5.5J 356 replica chrome wheels with an unusual ET25 offset (more normally ET15). I have CSP front discs (for 14" wheels) and CE rear discs and am wondering if I can swap to early 15" bus wheels (to get the other wheels back on my speedster). Does anyone know the ET val...