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by BJ1
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: The VW Engine Company - Catford
Replies: 6
Views: 2203

Re: The VW Engine Company - Catford

JeffB wrote: Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:13 pmI was told 10%
Wrong - they give no more torque than a stock 1600. Not a good choice for a big heavy bus as they run hot. 1776 is much better - loads more power and torque and they run cool.
by BJ1
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine stuttered like running out of fuel...
Replies: 4
Views: 903

Re: Engine stuttered like running out of fuel...

Classic symptoms of timing too retarded. Very hot engine and maybe partial seizure. Check timing at 3000rpm - should be around 30 degrees BTDC. The advance mech might not be working properly, especially if it's a repro dizzy.
by BJ1
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: 1200 Rebuild - Recommendations please
Replies: 9
Views: 1749

Re: 1200 Rebuild - Recommendations please

BigOldMac wrote: Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:38 am No one? Not a single recommendation?
You will struggle to find someone to rebuild this as it has been screwed up by someone else. I would not even try and would not like to get involved in a dispute with the other 'builder'. Better to find another engine for rebuild.
by BJ1
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake switch
Replies: 4
Views: 888

Re: Brake switch

I changed mine with no issues on my single circuit MC - was fully expecting to have to bleed the brakes - but nothing came out when I removed the switch (maybe one tiny drip) and I banged the new one in within a second or two and it was perfectly fine. I've done this dozens of times and agree there...
by BJ1
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Breather tower issues
Replies: 11
Views: 1425

Re: Breather tower issues

Ah right! But connecting the tower to the air filters will still not produce negative case pressure unless the toweris fully sealed, and eevn then there will be a lot of condensed mayo. The original VW system ensured that the oil/water mist stayed as mist and went straight into the carb(s) where it ...
by BJ1
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Breather tower issues
Replies: 11
Views: 1425

Re: Breather tower issues

Cheers Jim, I didn’t check anything until the next morning - but it’s not a short drive home from stonor and the power loss wasn’t major - I just felt it was struggling a bit up the final hill, I normally do it in forth but had to drop to third. I took it for a run yesterday and all seems fine, jus...
by BJ1
Sun May 19, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Overhaul
Replies: 14
Views: 1703

Re: Overhaul

I noticed there’s a slot in the pick up which lines up with one of the 6 flange studs holding the strainer plate on so I can replace the stud with a bolt and if necessary a mudguard washer,no need to peen the spigot at the pump end. If that tube has been moving then you definitely need to peen it w...
by BJ1
Fri May 10, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Area reps
Replies: 13
Views: 2459

Re: Area reps

This seems to have had a really positive response at Vicky Farm, thanks to all of you that came forward. Rather than start another thread can those of you who volunteered please put your name, location and preferred method of contact on here please. Forum names are fine and 'pm me on here' if you'd...
by BJ1
Thu May 09, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Thank you Eddy
Replies: 7
Views: 1479

Re: Thank you Eddy

Well said all! Eddy has been tireless in promoting the SSVC, travelling to events everywhere to show us to others! He has kept the Committee together and dealt with the FB crap very effectively. A great legacy to pass on to Dougie :cheers:
by BJ1
Thu May 02, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bus judders when pulling away
Replies: 16
Views: 3165

Re: Bus judders when pulling away

Electrical? How so? that old clutch plate look oil soaked to me. Have you found the leak? No point putting in a new clutch if the crank oil seal is leaking.
by BJ1
Wed May 01, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Devon
Topic: Easco lights as fitted to Devons etc. NOW ALL SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 949

Easco lights as fitted to Devons etc. NOW ALL SOLD

I have for sale three Easco lights. One is the wing type fitted to early Devons from 57 to 63. The other two are the later rounded type fitted to 63 - 66 Devons. The wing light has a mint shade and slightly patinated chromework. I would like £100 for this one as they are super rare now. The other tw...
by BJ1
Wed May 01, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Bus Parts For Sale
Topic: Easco lights as fitted to Devons etc. ALL NOW SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 414

Easco lights as fitted to Devons etc. ALL NOW SOLD

I have for sale three Easco lights. One is the wing type fitted to early Devons from 57 to 63. The other two are the later rounded type fitted to 63 - 66 Devons. The wing light has a mint shade and slightly patinated chromework. I would like £100 for this one as they are super rare now. The other tw...
by BJ1
Wed May 01, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Gear grinding
Replies: 4
Views: 794

Re: Gear grinding

Check your clutch cable adjustment. Grinding is usually caused by too much play at the pedal - clutch is not releasing properly.
by BJ1
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Front hub nuts (Locking)
Replies: 11
Views: 2202

Re: Front hub nuts (Locking)

You didn't put that hub on a bus did you Nige? I would have kept it on the table as a piece of art ;)
by BJ1
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: What should I set the timeiing with a English TCS-10 cam
Replies: 11
Views: 1839

Re: What should I set the timeiing with a English TCS-10 cam

Thanks, so it dose not matter about tick over just at 3000rpm? Is the 28_30 just the max advance? Yes - timing at tick over is not important. On the road your engine is working hard at max advance - that's why timing at 3000rpm + is critical. BTW turbo cams are not the best for carb engines, but th...