59 11 window project

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Re: 59 11 window project

Post by splitty_ash » Tue May 12, 2015 7:30 am

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Re: 59 11 window project

Post by splitty_ash » Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:52 am

PUGSLY now has a reg plate, all up and running as well just needs some small jobs to finish, should be ready for skegvages
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59 11 window project

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Re: 59 11 window project

Post by dustysplit » Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:57 am

Bus looks fantastic bud, so glad you didn't sell it! Colour is awesome :cheers:

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Re: 59 11 window project

Post by splitty_ash » Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:15 pm

dustysplit wrote:Bus looks fantastic bud, so glad you didn't sell it! Colour is awesome :cheers:
Cheers bud, I'm pleased to, was just having one of those weeks where I had lost the will to finish it even tho it's so close, roll on skegvegas for its first camp out :-)
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Re: 59 11 window project

Post by splitty_ash » Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:20 am

https://vimeo.com/136903301first test drive after the 4yr resto, engine to come out again tho as clutch sounds f**cked :-(
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Re: 59 11 window project

Post by splitty_ash » Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:53 am

Anyone got any ideas of what it could be, 200mm flywheel/clutch, clutch is fully adjusted up and even tried to gain more by adding a 10mm spacer on the adjuster but still sounds the same, it will also not allow me to change gear while the engines running, once it's turned off I can select gears, have to start it in the gear you won't and slowly creep away

Any advice would be great

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Re: 59 11 window project

Post by Hongkongphooey » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:20 am

So close... van looks great :D .

Not 100% sure on the clutch, have you got the right cable in there? if there is no thread on the cable left to adjust it could be too long? first time I did mine I fully adjusted the cable and it looked tight, but still needed to adjust it up more to get gears... think you should have this length... http://www.machine7.com/product.php?xProd=2845&xSec=368

Maybe worth pulling the cable and measuring before you pull the engine as it will be a lot quicker :)


I am guessing you have the bowden/conduit tube on the side of the gearbox? but does it have enough 'droop' in it? think it should be about 1" from an imaginary straight line. I am guessing you got the clutch with the engine? could not see details when I went back through the thread, but was the release bearing ok?

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Re: 59 11 window project

Post by splitty_ash » Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:53 pm

Had to fit a new clutch and all is good now, just need some adjustments as now 3rd/4th gear but runs perfect in the rest, had a run up the road init and loved it
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Post by Biglozzer » Sun Oct 11, 2015 8:49 am

I hope you've entered Ssvc van of the month for Oct? This is definitely a before and after contender. Looks amazing mate. Well done.
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Re: 59 11 window project

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Biglozzer wrote:I hope you've entered Ssvc van of the month for Oct? This is definitely a before and after contender. Looks amazing mate. Well done.
I haven't but I will get onit today, cheers mate :-)
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Re: 59 11 window project

Post by splitty_ash » Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:24 am

Alittle update folks, bus is running fab and nearly time to put it away for winter

Plans are for a steering box lift, dual circuit brake setup and sort the oil leak from the engine

Here's a couple of Randal's from this years show season

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Re: 59 11 window project

Post by splitty_ash » Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:36 am

Finally got the bus booked in for a steering box lift, using the hayburner kit (excellent quality bit of kit)

Also finally fitting a steering damper, let's hope that help with the pulling all over the place and make a better more enjoyable ride

Also decided it needed a rear bumper so got myself a fibre glass one as ALOT cheaper :D
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