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Mr Scoops
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My Ride(s) : 1991 Vanagon GL Westfalia 2.1: 2011 A3 S-Line
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Shorty's 1969 Kombi - Page 10 EmptySat Sep 07, 2013 9:21 pm

I'll 100% have my 'pipe' on Monday btw

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Gungemyster
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Location : Weston-super-mud
My Ride(s) : 1975 south african imported beetle two tone grey, 1997 Red T4 shag palace
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Shorty's 1969 Kombi - Page 10 EmptySat Sep 07, 2013 9:36 pm

Nice work Carl, coming along great, you should be proud mate.
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Shorty
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Male Number of posts : 3362
Age : 41
Location : LAT: 51.679 LONG: -3.159
My Ride(s) : 1969 Californian Kombi : 2010 Golf GT TDi : 2009 Touran 1.9TDi SE
Registration date : 2010-10-16

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Shorty's 1969 Kombi - Page 10 EmptySun Sep 08, 2013 2:46 pm

Today I fitted my clutch after watching a couple of really helpful (if you've never done it before) YouTube clips:





And here is the result!

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I also cleaned the the inside of the gearbox bell housing, this was REALLY dirty, partially through 44 years of grime build up, plus I think a lot of crud got in the when my bus was transported around at the start of the year going to Slamwerks and Bromsgrove Auto Trimmers on the back of a wagon.

nice and clean now though!

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Shorty
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Male Number of posts : 3362
Age : 41
Location : LAT: 51.679 LONG: -3.159
My Ride(s) : 1969 Californian Kombi : 2010 Golf GT TDi : 2009 Touran 1.9TDi SE
Registration date : 2010-10-16

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Shorty's 1969 Kombi - Page 10 EmptySun Sep 08, 2013 2:51 pm

Gungemyster wrote:
Nice work Carl, coming along great, you should be proud mate.
Cheers Gunge,

I take a lot of motivation from comments like these.... And Clockie instructing me to just get the fucking thing on the road! Very Happy 
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vietnam
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vietnam

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Location : Bleadon
My Ride(s) : 07 Golf, t25 devon
Registration date : 2011-01-04

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Shorty's 1969 Kombi - Page 10 EmptySun Sep 08, 2013 4:11 pm

I'm with clockie on this one - nice to see progress!
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gordie
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Shorty's 1969 Kombi - Page 10 EmptyMon Sep 09, 2013 7:33 pm

Awesome work! Just lost a good hour to this whole thread and loved it. Inspirational! Love your style, and that engine bay is the mutts nuts. How long till you're on the road?
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Mr Scoops
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Male Number of posts : 38007
Age : 46
Location : Weston super Dooper
My Ride(s) : 1991 Vanagon GL Westfalia 2.1: 2011 A3 S-Line
Registration date : 2006-08-19

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Shorty's 1969 Kombi - Page 10 EmptyMon Sep 09, 2013 7:46 pm

I'm looking forward to seeing the look on your face mate when you bring it to a show and you see people's reaction......

Genuinely mate, and as much as it pains me to complement you Wink you really should be quietly smug with yourself as a result of this bus.

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Shorty
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Male Number of posts : 3362
Age : 41
Location : LAT: 51.679 LONG: -3.159
My Ride(s) : 1969 Californian Kombi : 2010 Golf GT TDi : 2009 Touran 1.9TDi SE
Registration date : 2010-10-16

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Shorty's 1969 Kombi - Page 10 EmptyWed Sep 11, 2013 8:35 pm

Reverted back to all red lenses as VWOA meant it to be!

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Mr Scoops
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Male Number of posts : 38007
Age : 46
Location : Weston super Dooper
My Ride(s) : 1991 Vanagon GL Westfalia 2.1: 2011 A3 S-Line
Registration date : 2006-08-19

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Shorty's 1969 Kombi - Page 10 EmptyWed Sep 11, 2013 8:54 pm

Have you decided to convert the reversing lights to indicators now?

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Shorty
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Male Number of posts : 3362
Age : 41
Location : LAT: 51.679 LONG: -3.159
My Ride(s) : 1969 Californian Kombi : 2010 Golf GT TDi : 2009 Touran 1.9TDi SE
Registration date : 2010-10-16

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Shorty's 1969 Kombi - Page 10 EmptyWed Sep 11, 2013 8:54 pm

No, I'm leaving it exactly the way it left the factory..
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Shorty
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Male Number of posts : 3362
Age : 41
Location : LAT: 51.679 LONG: -3.159
My Ride(s) : 1969 Californian Kombi : 2010 Golf GT TDi : 2009 Touran 1.9TDi SE
Registration date : 2010-10-16

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Shorty's 1969 Kombi - Page 10 EmptyFri Sep 27, 2013 9:17 pm

I have a big smile on my face right now!

Engine installed this evening with help from Clockwork.

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Big_Al
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Shorty's 1969 Kombi - Page 10 EmptySat Sep 28, 2013 6:11 am

Well done mate, it's a big step when the motors in, now just get it bloody finished and enjoy driving it!

But don't rush it, that's when mistakes happen!!
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clockwork
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clockwork

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Shorty's 1969 Kombi - Page 10 EmptySat Sep 28, 2013 7:47 am

Lol...I wanted to wire it and get it running
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vietnam
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Shorty's 1969 Kombi - Page 10 EmptySat Sep 28, 2013 8:52 am

Looking sweet!
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Shorty
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Male Number of posts : 3362
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Location : LAT: 51.679 LONG: -3.159
My Ride(s) : 1969 Californian Kombi : 2010 Golf GT TDi : 2009 Touran 1.9TDi SE
Registration date : 2010-10-16

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Shorty's 1969 Kombi - Page 10 EmptyTue Oct 08, 2013 4:17 pm

for those watching this thread.. please read this..http://blitzen.editboard.com/t18643-starting-problems

any help suggestions gratefully received Shorty's 1969 Kombi - Page 10 Thumbs
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nomates
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nomates

Male Number of posts : 18609
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Location : weston-s-mare
My Ride(s) : 1967 fridolin and 1966 (award winning-and yea i am being gay) ghia and 1960 bubble car
Registration date : 2006-11-19

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Shorty's 1969 Kombi - Page 10 EmptyTue Oct 08, 2013 5:32 pm

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Shorty
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Shorty

Male Number of posts : 3362
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Location : LAT: 51.679 LONG: -3.159
My Ride(s) : 1969 Californian Kombi : 2010 Golf GT TDi : 2009 Touran 1.9TDi SE
Registration date : 2010-10-16

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Shorty's 1969 Kombi - Page 10 EmptySat Nov 02, 2013 9:49 pm

I've had a little time to work on the bus over the last two days.. got the rear tyres fitted onto my 'new' wheels.. still debating in my mind what profile tyres to put on the front...

Here's the rears.. I'm so pleased with my choice of wheels (I have friends who are totally sick of me going on and on and on and on........and on and on about these wheels, those wheels!)

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I also got round to fitting a Butty's Bits Throttle Kit... Obviously I haven't driven the bus with it yet, but it feels really good, it's well engineered and a simple to fit bit of kit.. thrilled with it so far..

WAS

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NOW

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64 Split
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Shorty's 1969 Kombi - Page 10 EmptySun Nov 03, 2013 10:53 am

I've got this kit on the splitty it's much better......
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Shorty
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Male Number of posts : 3362
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Location : LAT: 51.679 LONG: -3.159
My Ride(s) : 1969 Californian Kombi : 2010 Golf GT TDi : 2009 Touran 1.9TDi SE
Registration date : 2010-10-16

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Shorty's 1969 Kombi - Page 10 EmptyTue Nov 05, 2013 6:39 am

Got all four wheels fitted now, and greased up the front beam too...

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WizBizMartin
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Shorty's 1969 Kombi - Page 10 EmptyWed Nov 06, 2013 11:11 am

looks really cool, Different to what alot of buses look like at shows which I love because you have built it for you and what you want and not to follow a croud,
be proud and enjoy these final few bits to geting it on the road !

Gonna be sweet !
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vwbeetlebum
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Shorty's 1969 Kombi - Page 10 EmptyWed Nov 06, 2013 2:16 pm

Gorgeous! well done shorty
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Shorty
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Shorty

Male Number of posts : 3362
Age : 41
Location : LAT: 51.679 LONG: -3.159
My Ride(s) : 1969 Californian Kombi : 2010 Golf GT TDi : 2009 Touran 1.9TDi SE
Registration date : 2010-10-16

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Shorty's 1969 Kombi - Page 10 EmptyWed Nov 06, 2013 2:27 pm

Thanks guys, always nice to hear positive comments after many lonely hours in the garage...
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Shorty
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Male Number of posts : 3362
Age : 41
Location : LAT: 51.679 LONG: -3.159
My Ride(s) : 1969 Californian Kombi : 2010 Golf GT TDi : 2009 Touran 1.9TDi SE
Registration date : 2010-10-16

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Shorty's 1969 Kombi - Page 10 EmptyThu Nov 07, 2013 4:14 pm

Just broke the f**king throttle cable! Bastard! Bastard! Bastard! Evil or Very Mad 
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vwroadster
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Shorty's 1969 Kombi - Page 10 EmptyThu Nov 07, 2013 5:33 pm

I assume it was in the garage and not out on the open road.

Was it wear and tear, chaffing on something or just your strong leg action?
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Shorty
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Shorty

Male Number of posts : 3362
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Location : LAT: 51.679 LONG: -3.159
My Ride(s) : 1969 Californian Kombi : 2010 Golf GT TDi : 2009 Touran 1.9TDi SE
Registration date : 2010-10-16

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Shorty's 1969 Kombi - Page 10 EmptyThu Nov 07, 2013 6:47 pm

Nah, the end where it attaches to the carb linkage fatigued and broke off... A pretty common occurrence is say....
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