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by Who.Me?
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rear Light Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: Rear Light Issue

boardman411 wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:11 pm
except for the fast flashing indicator..
Fast flashing suggests insufficient load on the relay. Have you checked the front indicator is working on that side? You may also have a blown bulb.
by Who.Me?
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: New Ownership and a few questions
Replies: 1
Views: 276

Re: New Ownership and a few questions

1/. Test the coil with a multimeter before writing it off. (Method 2 here... https://www.wikihow.com/Test-an-Ignition-Coil ). A lack of spark at the coil could also be points/condensor fault in the distributor (or electronic points if you have them). Testing the coil windings with a multimeter will ...
by Who.Me?
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: V55/5 filling in help...
Replies: 39
Views: 21277

Re: V55/5 filling in help...

Is this for your AWD bus, or another one? If it's for the AWD bus, then I don't know, because it'll be a custom car. If it's for another, unmodified bus, then... 1/. Yes* 2/. Shouldn't be a problem. The weights and measures of what it was when it was built won't have changed. I'm pretty certain the ...
by Who.Me?
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Crows Feet question?
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: Crows Feet question?

If you're not bothered about the year, why care whether they're crowsfeet or not? The lug holes are hidden behind the hubcap clips anyhow. You'll be the only person to know whether they're correct :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: for your year (and month of course) or not. I have four year & month-corr...
by Who.Me?
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Garage interior paint?
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: Garage interior paint?

Thanks both. I'll go with emulsion.

G - I reckon that art board stuff is probably impermeable and a bit soft for the walls.
by Who.Me?
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Garage interior paint?
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Re: Garage interior paint?

I'd have liked to board it out, but the garage isn't wide enough. I can barely get the wheels on and off now. If I lost another inch and a half off off each wall, I'd really struggle. I even considered using moisture resistant plasterboard and just dot and dab fixing it (no battens), but there isn't...
by Who.Me?
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: VW Related Chat
Topic: Garage interior paint?
Replies: 7
Views: 206

Garage interior paint?

I'm looking for tips or recommendation for paint to do the interior walls of may garage to lighten it up. My single cab lives in a flat-roofed single-skin detached brick garage with a concrete floor. It's reasonably sheltered in the space between our house and our neighbours. It's well ventillated a...
by Who.Me?
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Power coat
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Power coat

Hub cap clips don't seem to be tempered and tempered items like suspension springs can be powder coated anyhow, so I can't see a problem if you leave them fitted or replace them all before powder coating. Whenever I've replaced original clips on my truck's wheels, I've found the base black wheel pai...
by Who.Me?
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Bus Parts For Sale
Topic: Pair of accessory slip over head restraints / head rests
Replies: 1
Views: 145

Pair of accessory slip over head restraints / head rests

Good overall condition. Height adjustable. These slip over the back rest of the seat and your body weight on the long part of the frame holds them in place. They were pretty comfortable when I tried them out. The front part extends down quite a way, so they didn't dig in to my shoulders when I tried...
by Who.Me?
Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Pointless Bitching
Topic: Foreign online parts sellers using .co.uk URLs
Replies: 0
Views: 106

Foreign online parts sellers using .co.uk URLs

We don't seem to have had a fresh bitching session for a few months, so here's mine - Car parts vendors based in mainland Europe who use ".co.uk" URLs to make you think they're a UK seller. They often appear high up, or at the top of the Google search results if you search for a part number. Don't w...
by Who.Me?
Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Brake pipe lengths
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Brake pipe lengths

The parts lists give the length of each pipe...

http://www.oacdp.org/5867part.html#f6

Pages 319-on.

I guess the Germans didn't like getting wet either.
by Who.Me?
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Another push rodtube question...
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: Another push rodtube question...

I used Scat. Tips to avoid leaks if you decide to go with them:- 1/. use a screwdriver to manipulate the metal washers so they press evenly on the seal (they should be parallel to the case/heads, because the tubes aren't flexible so sit at an angle to the case/heads) 2/. clean the seal seats well an...
by Who.Me?
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: New 1776 engine.
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: New 1776 engine.

The vw engine company did the machining work on my case and crank. They were really helpful. I'll happily recommend them.
by Who.Me?
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Suggestions? - Fan shroud to heat exchanger connectors?
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Suggestions? - Fan shroud to heat exchanger connectors?

Thanks. Sounds like a winter job.