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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:21 pm

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

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:36 pm

Nice work Carl, coming along great, you should be proud mate.
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sun 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!



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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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sun 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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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:11 pm

I'm with clockie on this one - nice to see progress!
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Mon 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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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Mon 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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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:35 pm

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

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:54 pm

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

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:54 pm

No, I'm leaving it exactly the way it left the factory..
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Fri 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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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sat 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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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:47 am

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

Looking sweet!
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Tue 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
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:32 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sat 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!)



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



NOW

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:53 am

I've got this kit on the splitty it's much better......
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:39 am

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

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Wed 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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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:16 pm

Gorgeous! well done shorty
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Wed 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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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:14 pm

Just broke the f**king throttle cable! Bastard! Bastard! Bastard! Evil or Very Mad 
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Thu 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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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Thu 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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