Collecting my first splitty - what should I check for?

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Re: Collecting my first splitty - what should I check for?

Post by JonnyCJ » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:43 pm

Do plenty of research as well ! Tinternet is a mine of information, so worth finding out why you’re doing things before doing them.

There’s no rush - it’s a bus :-)

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Re: Collecting my first splitty - what should I check for?

Post by Cornwall1986 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:38 pm

Kids enjoying it
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Re: Collecting my first splitty - what should I check for?

Post by Dougie » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:24 pm

There's always the tech weekend at Eddy's but that's quite a run from Cornwall
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Re: Collecting my first splitty - what should I check for?

Post by Who.Me? » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:46 pm

Cornwall1986 wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:39 pm
Picture of carb attached - a Solex 30PICT-3. Is that much different from the 34PICT-3?
The VW resource has some good info on VW carbs and explains the differences... http://www.vw-resource.com/carb.html#30. The 30s have a narrower throat, so have slightly less capacity to 'breath' in the fuel air mixture. The engine will develop slightly less power than it would with a 34, but that link says the difference probably isn't noticeable around town and 30s were common replacements for 34s in Australia due to the cost of 34s.

The PICT bit is explained here... https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewt ... 01#3326201
P= Accelerator Pump
I= Down-Draft
C= single casting
T= electric choke

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Re: Collecting my first splitty - what should I check for?

Post by Mr Apollo » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:21 am

Big smiles all round, love it.

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Re: Collecting my first splitty - what should I check for?

Post by Cornwall1986 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:33 am

Quick question. I have been looking for a stereo. I assume that this would fit OK?

Its a 1960s Blaupunkt KDB 961-826B

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Post by JonnyCJ » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:38 am

That should fit perfectly, however, Rich Oakley on here is the expert in Blaupunkts.

Bear in mind that with the advances in Bluetooth speakers, radio via phone etc etc you may not actually need a fully functioning radio, but just something as a dash filler.

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Re: Collecting my first splitty - what should I check for?

Post by Cornwall1986 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:02 pm

Thanks Jonny

Yeah I doubt we would ever actually use the radio itself. It has a din input so I was either going to connect up a 3.5mm connection here for phone etc or get a very small amplifier which can be hidden and has an auxiliary input. The latter should then allow stereo sound from the aux whilst still being able to listen to the old radio if we ever wanted to - seems wrong to me having a stereo which is not functional at all. The working stereo is only £70 anyway which seems quite good to me?


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Post by JonnyCJ » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:04 pm

Bargain - snap it up !

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Re: Collecting my first splitty - what should I check for?

Post by Cornwall1986 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:07 pm

Snapped up :D

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Post by Dougie » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:39 pm

Is the tick over issue sorted?
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Re: Collecting my first splitty - what should I check for?

Post by Cornwall1986 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:12 pm

Not yet unfortunately. I have been travelling a bit with work (was back in London again yesterday) so haven't had a chance to do anything. It will probably have to be the weekend now :roll:

I am taking it to a Air Kraft / Matt Keane on Saturday morning to meet him and ask him about some other bits that need doing. I might also get him to take a look.

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Post by Starsky2727 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:22 am

Cornwall1986 wrote:Snapped up :D
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Re: Collecting my first splitty - what should I check for?

Post by ernie » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:19 pm

Looks nice.

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