Rusty, our 1962 11 window bus, resto now in year two……er, three...

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:bounce: Evening :bounce:

I got the fog light switch installed today and the warning light. No harm was done to Rusty during this installation - I used the existing holes/bolts and made brackets......

The nice folk at VWLooms.com thoughtfully provided a spare wire from the light switch (which until now I'd found no use for) and so I was able to take the supply from this, meaning that the fog light only works when the lights are on. I've fused it through a secondary fuse box in the engine compartment.

Switch mounted unobtrusively on a bracket bolted to the column support bolt....

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and then a warning light using a spare LED in my instrument cluster......

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The rest of the day was spent fitting a very uncooperative trim on the Puck and tinkering with a roof rack......

That's all folks

Steve
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".....tinkering with a roof rack......"

Sounds Familiar..
We have been too....6m so far..
LoL..


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:bounce: Evening all :bounce:

It's not that long ago that parcels arriving from Autocraft and AHS seemed to be a daily occurrence. Not so just lately but today was different :D

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No I haven't decided to start again and paint Rusty the correct colour :roll: - I needed to start getting my "breakdown kit" together......

So, dizzy cap, throttle cable, clutch cable and wing nut..........

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The more observant among you will notice a few other bits. Rusty's got a little oil leak which is giving me the sh*ts so I'm fitting domed nuts to the sump plate. I've also bought a sump plate with a hole in it and a magnetic sump nut.....my reasoning being that, having removed the strainer, all I'll have to so (after the next oil change) is take out the plug and clean it.......... I've also bough a socket plug for the oil pressure control valve which seems to be dripping a little too..... but that's for another time :D

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Dome nuts fitted....... replacing the nylocs, which, apparently can let oil dribble out.....

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Just need spark plugs and coil then....I think. What else do you all carry?

Cheers

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Oops..
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type21f wrote:viewtopic.php?f=6&t=116342 ???
That's OK then, I'll just leave out one of the kids............. :lol:
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Or "The Sheila".............. :blackeye:
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rusty1962 wrote:Or "The Sheila".............. :blackeye:

Yeah, right.

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Think I might keep an eye out for a vintage suitcase (or cool-box :lol: ) to keep it all in.
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Wicker basket on fb page? £8...
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:bounce: Evening :bounce:

A bit of rack tinkering today and some Pucking but not a lot to photograph.

However we did get delivery of a new bike for our French stable :D

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That's all for today

Steve
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Thanks for the links for the brackets i will making a pair soon :D ,

Cheers for the offer with a hand Steve much appreciated, i am indeed interested in your nibblers as i am returning Leahs 62 back to bullets instead of leaving the hack job doen for fish eyes by the fire service all those years ago.

In your spares i would chuck in a set of points and a condensor aswell, i know you have electornic igntion (if i remeber rightly) but these tend to crap out on you and lesave you at the side of the road and its expensive to carry a spare so use the point etc to get you home.
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:bounce: Evening all :bounce:

I've been tinkering over the last week or so with an early 5 leg rack that I made......

Just some clamps to make up now.......

Rusty has become a model :lol:

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That's all. Cubs tonight, so off for a pie and a pint :drunken:
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:bounce: Evening all :bounce:

After a successful afternoon on the golf course at Colchester I got home earlier than expected to an empty house....swimming lessons tonight...... It was a bit too early to begin dinner so I did a bit on Rusty :cheers:

One of my oldest suppliers, that's oldest in both senses, was kind enough to donate to my spare parts collection . Thanks Len :cheers:

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As regular readers may remember, I had issues blowing a fuse on the way up to VF and it seemed to be down to the extra load put on No.2 fuse by the extra brake lights on the trailer....

I've therefore fitted the above supplied LED bulbs which draw very little current so should solve my towing issue.

The trouble is, although the indicators look OK, the tail lights appear a bit pink, rather than red, caused I guess by the white LEDS. I'm going to see if you can get the 380 bulb with a red LED rather than white.....

I'll report back

Laters ......I'm having a glass of fizz :drunken: :drunken:

Steve
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Rack looks the nuts Steve

well done

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markp wrote:Rack looks the nuts Steve

well done

Mark
Thanks Mark.

A bit of work on a rack today, followed by some pucking... 8O
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