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Nose Cone Bushes

Post by vwJim » Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:04 pm

Evening all.

Looking to replace the bushes on the nose cone (T2), and the later replacement bush kits that have the rubber seal housing aren't listed as fitting a T2 nose cone, but I'm sure these have fitted in the past?

Can anyone confirm if the later style do or don't fit a Split Bus nose cone?

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Re: Nose Cone Bushes

Post by readyboy61 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:13 pm

Hi Jim,

I had a brand new nose cone fitted on the bus and it has the later style bush and rubber seal
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Post by seablue67 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:44 pm

I fitted a later style one but had to add extra shims as the diameter of the later one was smaller so I would be prepared to fettle the later one.

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Post by SSVC Van Register » Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:39 pm

They changed about 1966 Jim. The seal apparently is not retro-fittable to the earlier nose cone according to the WSM. It coincided with the improved drainage on the internal webbing - thus making the later nose cone a preferred option in my opinion. At least that's the one I have fitted.

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Post by vwJim » Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:46 pm

Thanks.
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Re: Nose Cone Bushes

Post by OxonPhil » Thu Nov 28, 2013 8:52 pm

Jim,

This might be useful.....

http://www.csp-shop.com/cgi-bin/cshop2/ ... ort=0&all=

As there are dimensioned drawings :cheers:

Phil. :D


P.s. I must call you about those clamps :roll:

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Post by vwJim » Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:30 pm

Well I can confirm that they don't fit properly.
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Re: Nose Cone Bushes

Post by thesickness » Thu Nov 28, 2013 11:42 pm

vwJim wrote:Well I can confirm that they don't fit properly.
I bought 2 x nose cone bush kits that would apparently fit my 67.. both different but neither fitted. After a long and helpful conversation with Bears I sent my "oddball" nosecone to them and they custom made a bush and seal for less than £20 cant recommend them enough, it was back within days as well. :D

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Post by paul_f » Fri Nov 29, 2013 5:10 am

Long enterprise did sell a bush for earlier nosecones. But you had to spend quite a lot before they would ship to the UK

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