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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:03 pm

Yeah, very common to break at that point.
Sometimes the cables too long and you end up with the screw tightened on the cable and not on the metal end.

Always handy to carry those white electrical plastic blocks (Europa terminal blocks with the metal connectors - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/190926377724?hlpht=true&ops=true&viphx=1&lpid=95&device=c&adtype=pla&crdt=0&ff3=1&ff11=ICEP3.0.0&ff12=67&ff13=80&ff14=95&ff19=0 ) that they use for wiring. It has saved me in the past, allowing me to rejoin both halves until home.

You can also use them on the heater cables that attach to the heat exchangers when they break, repair seems to last longer than new ones.


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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Thu Nov 07, 2013 7:11 pm

Good shout that is..
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:50 pm

Looking good matey. Always carry a spare clutch and accelerator cable Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:22 pm

Loving this Bus Carl, it's gonna be a stunner!

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:05 pm

i do like this

what you going to be doing with the interior
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:39 pm

griff wrote:
i do like this

what you going to be doing with the interior

You'll find out! All in good time dear boy!
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:23 pm

New 'universal' accelerator cable fitted this afternoon.. Quite pleased with it if I'm honest, seems much better than the other one I had that turned out the be too short...

Anyway, I'm a bit pissed off with the bus this afternoon... The engine has been running fine for weeks now, but it ran dry last weekend and now I can't get the bugger to start after putting in more fuel....

I am going to check for dirt in the filter and jets, although surely, all 4 jets cannot be blocked simultaneously? Also go to whip out the plugs and give them a clean just incase they're soothed up as a result of running it at idle only since it first started up.. Will also check for a spark...

Watch this space! The battle continues!
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:12 pm

Have you had the petrol tank out of the bus?
Done any restoration on it, etc.

Beetle tanks have a filter fitted to the exit pipe inside, is it the same for the bus?
Like this:
http://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=VWC-111-209-147-A
Other fuel parts in the search may help:
http://www2.cip1.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=fuel+tank&sort=7&Search1=Search
Sorry about the search not being UK it was the first quick link I had.
Here's a complete set from UK:
http://www.vwheritage.com/vw_spares_Fuel-tank-tube-kit-w-filter-T1-T2-74-Carb-m-10-113298221AF_act_shop.product_pID_209716.htm?crumbStartPage=2&crumbStartRow=16

Just wondered if by running it dry you may have debris around the exit/feed pipe inside the tank that could possibly be affecting fuel flow and you may be looking for the problem too far down the line instead of at source.
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:37 am

It's a fair shout.... But I do hope you're wrong! This would be a proper set back at this stage of the game......

Thanks for the input, it's appreciated...
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:27 pm

Have you had any luck sorting out your starting/running problems?
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:46 am

I think so.. The fuel pump was found to be missing the spindle about which the level that operates it rotates... I'll get you a picture... It was there in previous photographs but is missing now... Must have worked itself out and onto the floor of my garage...

Anyway, I've got a new pump ready to go on do should be fine again now...

Took some tracking down though - had to be pretty methodical!!
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:22 pm

I think the word you are looking for is 'anal'!

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:43 pm

Who would have thought to suggest you looking for a solution with the part missing from your fuel pump.

How random is that for that part to disassemble. (and you say, well I never touch that bit)

Glad you had success in finding your problem, nothing worse than head scratching and fixing/switching parts and then nothing solves a problem.
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:57 pm

Here's the offending item!

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:59 pm

Once I replaced the fuel pump, I drove it out of the garage for the first time!




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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:57 am

looking good

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:33 am

Nice work Carl, you must be stoked!
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:06 pm

vietnam wrote:
Nice work Carl, you must be stoked!
Honestly, I'm like a little kid! every spare second I get I go out to the garage for a quick look at it... I know I shouldn't, but I love just giving the key a turn and letting her run for 5 minutes...

I'm also building confidence with it now, I want identify anything wrong before I out the kids in it!

She runs lovely btw.. and haven't had the timing or mix fully sorted yet and its already better than my westy ever was!
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:07 pm

looks spot on, must have been great getting it out under its own steam Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:11 pm

I've been going through the list this weekend getting as ready as I can for it's MOT next saturday....

Jobs completed:

1) Install front shock absorbers
2) Install oil breather kit
3) Install jail bars on rear window (not MOT essential I know, but you gotta have some fun right!?!)
4) Install roundel

Here's some photo's





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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:56 pm

Good luck with the mot dude.....it wil make you smile for weeks, I am sure here will be little probs.....
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:29 pm

Best of luck on the MOT !
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:41 pm

Mots are over rated.


Good luck dude!
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:59 pm

forgot to mention (on here anyway!), passed the MOT first time with no advisories..  very happy about that!!

Since then I have registered it the the DLVA and got the V5C, updated MOT and tax disc (it's free but you still have to display one for the time being)

I can now get plates made up and get on the road...  I've got a few problems that stop me doing that at the moment, but I did fabricate some up on the printer at work - the fuzz didn't seem too fussed when they were following me earlier this evening...

ah yes, this evening..  took it out for it's maiden voyage!  Smile 

I got a case of the fuck-its and headed out on a little evening jolly..



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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:08 pm

nice one mate

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