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by BJ1
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Choosing repair panels
Replies: 3
Views: 542

Re: Choosing repair panels

Be careful reading threads from a couple of years ago. Panels have changed a lot for the better recently. I buy most from Schofields (mixture of WW and Autocraft) and find them pretty well spot on in terms of fit and quality.
by BJ1
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Fishing in the fuel tank
Replies: 19
Views: 2062

Fishing in the fuel tank

It's not often I ask for help on here but when I was filling the tank on my newly restored SO42 the other day the rubber nozzle from my 20l army can fell off and went straight down into the tank. I was mildly irritated and used about five minutes of seriously vile language! Anyway: 1 Do I leave the ...
by BJ1
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: New engine issues
Replies: 6
Views: 847

Re: New engine issues

vwJim wrote: Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:46 pm Missing o-ring..... Rookie mistake, but it's getting sorted apparently.
LOL - we've all done it!
by BJ1
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Servo
Replies: 6
Views: 664

Re: Servo

Fit a dual circuit system, not least because fitting a servo can put more pressure on the master cylinder. Single circuit m/cs are not designed to work with a servo whereas the dual circuit conversion cylinders are specifically designed to use a servo. These are your brakes - the most important syst...
by BJ1
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: New engine issues
Replies: 6
Views: 847

Re: New engine issues

I set the end float on my engines at 4 thou. Why on earth would you do anything else unless it is a full on race engine? With a new flywheel and seal you should not have any leak issues - unless someone either mashed the seal putting it in and/or forgot to put a new O ring in the groove! The oil lev...
by BJ1
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Refitting heat duct 'Y' over torsion housing
Replies: 4
Views: 994

Re: Refitting heat duct 'Y' over torsion housing

I did it years ago by slitting the Y duct horizontally, getting it in place and welding it up. It was a PITA.
by BJ1
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Devon
Topic: Old holiday slides
Replies: 13
Views: 3543

Re: Old holiday slides

Great pics of a rare Devon Samba - interesting bus as it has bullet indicators and late rear lights. 1963? I have just got some early pics of Caroline's 67 Devon from the son of the first owner that include some of the bus towing a large caravan similar to that in your pics. The towball was simply b...
by BJ1
Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Oil pump removal
Replies: 2
Views: 672

Re: Oil pump removal

Slacken the case bolts each side of it then wiggle it out with a couple of flat screwdrivers using the back lugs.
by BJ1
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine fails to start after it's been running
Replies: 15
Views: 2799

Re: Engine fails to start after it's been running

This 'heat soak' stuff is a load of balony - it's been around for years! Truth is that an old starter may have poor windings and/or clapped out brushes. Of course a new starter will solve it. One of the commonest causes of poor hot starting is lack of valve clearance, either becuase the tappets are ...
by BJ1
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clunk from the back end
Replies: 12
Views: 1801

Re: Clunk from the back end

Chris wrote: Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:28 pm Thanks Phil. Haven't investigated yet but was that a trans-out job?
It is I'm afraid - pull the motor then the trans. Takes a full day with help from one other.
by BJ1
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Weird ignition timing issue
Replies: 13
Views: 2020

Re: Wierd ignition timing issue

Agree with Richard. Looks like the advance mech is stuck so you are trying to compensate for that by advancing the timing on the dizzy. Check that someone has not put a long screw in the vac can mounting that is jamming the top plate. Check the vac can by sucking the vac tube and seeing if the top p...
by BJ1
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Buses For Sale
Topic: 1967 11 window Westfalia so42 project £10,500 SOLD THANKS
Replies: 18
Views: 4679

Re: 1967 11 window Westfalia so42 project £10,500

Cool bus Nik and a bargain! If it helps to sell it I have a spare and good SO42 wardrobe and overhead locker that I will sell at a reasonable price.
Brian
by BJ1
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Do I need an MOT to register a 66 import ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1990

Re: Do I need an MOT to register a 66 import ?

Email VWUK with the chassis number and they will supply a dating letter free.
by BJ1
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Door repairer
Replies: 6
Views: 1194

Re: Door repairer

Try Paul Irving in Barrow in Furness. Good work and reasonable rates. https://www.irvsvwrestoration.co.uk/
by BJ1
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Is this original VW splitscreen ignition ?
Replies: 2
Views: 570

Re: Is this original VW splitscreen ignition ?

Generic ignition switch often fitted to diggers, tractors and boats with diesel engines. the extra terminals are for glow plugs and other ancillaries.