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Road Rage
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 8 EmptySun Jul 24, 2011 9:55 am

what size tv is it?
how did you fix the buddy seat in place?

looking good mate

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Even split screens had high indicators Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 8 EmptySun Jul 24, 2011 10:03 am

13" cheap LCD (4yrs old so no digital receiver ) just to use for DVD and console playback and it was sat in attic. Prob upgrade it to a nice one.. Room for up to 19" widescreen.

Seat attached to bulkhead with x4 bolts through backrest and also into flooring (not in to the metal floor, as only to hold it in place.)

Will post pics later for you
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 8 EmptySun Jul 24, 2011 10:08 am

cool, i have been looking at doing this for some time now but i didnt want to bolt it in place. i have been looking at ways of securing it but also keeping it removable

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Sometimes even Volkswagen get it a bit wrong the first time

Even split screens had high indicators Wink

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nomates
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 8 EmptySun Jul 24, 2011 1:40 pm

nice job dude
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Gungemyster
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 8 EmptySun Jul 24, 2011 1:53 pm

Brilliant, well done, I need to make one now for my 22" and yes I am bragging about size!! Lol
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tango_van
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 8 EmptySun Jul 24, 2011 11:10 pm

Almost all done.
Just got to cover the cushions tomorrow and work put how to attach them to the seat Wink

Have got sound either running through the tv speakers, headphone output or through the main stereo (via aux in on the front panel)

Ps2 slimline is ideL as takes up no space compared to the xbox360 that i tried first! Also takes very little power/draw on the battery. Ps2 = max 45watts, xbox360 = 160watts!! My LCD uses 38watts, so my set up uses 83watts!!!! So maybe a bit of an overkill with the 500watt inverter! (also hood that it is low consumption as then it can run for longer on the leisure battery and means I can have the stereo+sub turned on also)

Screen running (have a piece if wood in place to support screen for the moment, till I can get a motor installed)
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I've since tidied all the wiring up in a sleeve and will work out a way of mounting the ps2 to avoid it rattling around.
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Aux in cable in front of head unit
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Fixings for buddy seat to bulkhead. Use a doorstop rubber as a spacer (as westfaila did) and just bolt it through.
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X3 along the top (only x2 shown here, the 3rd is just to the right of the shot)
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X1 at the bottom (might put another in on the far side by the B post)
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Then x2 90deg angle brackets at the front of the seat to keep it steady
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Will upload some more pics in the daylight tomorrow, also with the upholstered cushions in place. Wink
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tango_van
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 8 EmptyWed Oct 05, 2011 10:17 pm

New clutch cable in! Thanks wizpop for all your help Wink feels much better now!
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tango_van
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 8 EmptyTue Dec 20, 2011 10:38 pm

Got an Xmas jobs list:

Fit petronix ignitor into dizzy.
Check adjust valves, new spark plugs etc..
Check timing.
Tame flame.

Make skimboard table... Trying to avoid cutting a hole in the main bus floor though.

Check and adjust rear brakes..
Reverse lights stopped working so find and fix cause..
Grease front beam..


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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 8 EmptyWed Dec 21, 2011 10:53 am

do you want some pics of my table and how not to cut the floor?

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Sometimes even Volkswagen get it a bit wrong the first time

Even split screens had high indicators Wink

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tango_van
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 8 EmptyWed Dec 21, 2011 2:01 pm

Yeah. Any pics would be good. Have got the flush floor mount, but recon that the pole only goes in 1cm, so just need to cut the hole in the laminate flooring and cust down the depth from the mount. Will then just try screwing it to the wood flooring rather than to the metal.

Fitted petronix igniter this morning when refitting leisure batt after top up and charge. Only took 5mins.
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Road Rage
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 8 EmptyWed Dec 21, 2011 2:32 pm

i cant post a pic as photobucket keeps crashing my puter!
i used the same mount for the floor as for the bottom of the table. it does stick up a little but its ok and not in the way at all. no drilling required just screw to the floor

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Sometimes even Volkswagen get it a bit wrong the first time

Even split screens had high indicators Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 8 EmptyWed Dec 21, 2011 2:43 pm

tango_van wrote:
Got an Xmas jobs list:

Fit petronix ignitor into dizzy.
Check adjust valves, new spark plugs etc..
Check timing.
Tame flame.

Make skimboard table... Trying to avoid cutting a hole in the main bus floor though.

Check and adjust rear brakes..
Reverse lights stopped working so find and fix cause..
Grease front beam..

my reverse lights have stopped working toooo :/ , hmmm,

dont tame the flame enter lol ha ha
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tango_van
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Male Number of posts : 2846
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My Ride(s) : 1972 Westy Camper Van, 09 Newbie 1.9tdi, Audi A4 B7 S-line
Registration date : 2006-10-11

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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 8 EmptyFri Dec 30, 2011 3:26 pm

Made a skimboard table today.
Had to cut hole in the floor and through the metal for the base mount fitting.
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Screws in with self tapping screws into the wood flooring and made sure that lots of anti rust / waxoil and seam sealer in on the exposed metal and around the fixing when in place.
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Table fixing (had to use some spare nuts to stop the screws from going all of the way through the skim board)
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Table all in place:
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Table stowed away
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Just got to fix the reverse lights and change the spark plugs next

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Gungemyster
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 8 EmptyFri Dec 30, 2011 4:54 pm

Cool, nice work rich
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tango_van
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 8 EmptySat Dec 31, 2011 2:38 pm

Tested the whole reverse light circuit today... It comes down to the switch... Typical!
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Can't get to it as van too low and not brought a jack down to Cornwall Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 8 EmptyMon Jan 02, 2012 11:47 am

looking good rich ,
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Gungemyster
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 8 EmptyMon Jan 02, 2012 12:05 pm

good to see you coming off the motorway yesterday, the van sounds great.
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 8 EmptyMon Jan 02, 2012 8:04 pm

Ahhh, was trying to work out who was in the audi that undertook me on the roundabout! Mrs said its one of your vw mates waving whilst cornering Smile

We were fully laden, as just got back from xmas in Cornwall!

Need to put a freeway flyer on the 2012 wishlist...
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Gungemyster
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 8 EmptyMon Jan 02, 2012 10:24 pm

tango_van wrote:
Ahhh, was trying to work out who was in the audi that undertook me on the roundabout! Mrs said its one of your vw mates waving whilst cornering Smile

We were fully laden, as just got back from xmas in Cornwall!

Need to put a freeway flyer on the 2012 wishlist...

Undertaking! I thought you were going right! Lol
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 8 EmptyMon Jan 02, 2012 10:44 pm

lol!

Turn right ... nah..much better line on the roundabout in that lane... just had to slow down more as more weight on board than normal!
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 8 EmptyThu Jan 05, 2012 10:14 am

I love looking at your thread Rich.... you do all the things I like to do to mine, but dare not as it's too original.... almost wish it wasn't as IMHO yours is much more cool and tuned to your own needs...

Keep up the good work dude, it looks absolutely fantastic (in the words of Gary Barlow!)
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 8 EmptyThu Jan 05, 2012 9:39 pm

Cheers buddy.
There's always something to do/change/improve or fix on it!
As always the wish list is long and now coming up to the expensive stuff in the future... Gearbox, heating, wheels, underside needs some attention ..... finish the interior - maybe a re trim...
But that is the fun.. It will constantly evolve..


Ps. Mine was once all original .. Full westy continental interior etc.. But then 11yrs ago it only cost me 1k from a barn in Redruth and had been used for fishing weekends ..... So the worst of the interior was removed!
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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 8 EmptySat Mar 03, 2012 10:14 pm

As said in the tech help part:

Replaced plugs with 0.8mm gaps as upgraded to petronix ignitor 1 kit and flamethrower 1 coil.

Adjusted valve clearances - all had closed up!!!! Ouch. So no wonder it sounded rough at tick over Wink replaced rocker cover gaskets and cleaned both the surfaces for a better seal. No little oil drips any more..

Then had a look at the carbs to check them over to find that they are leaking fuel from somewhere and leaving nasty stain..

So:

Started to clean righthand carb in situ today, with the plan of then running engine to see if I can see where the leak was.... However, carb clean is also a very good paint stripper and did a nice job of "cleaning" the tinware, Sad

So..ended up..
Takinf off both carbs today and found that the base gaskets (between manifold and carb) were not so dry!! And I think that after a good clean, this seems to be the source of the fuel leak..
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Right carb/manifold and "extra clean" tinware Wink gaskets are black and sticky from the fuel...
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Same result on the left-hand side....
Also.. Should the brake servo vacuum take off elbow pertrude so much into the manifold or should they be flush??????



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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 8 EmptySat Mar 03, 2012 10:17 pm

yours is modded. i wouldnt worry about it
on my std set the take off is on the manifold nearest the bulkhead

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Registration date : 2006-10-11

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PostSubject: Re: Tango Van - 1972 westy..   Tango Van - 1972 westy.. - Page 8 EmptySat Mar 03, 2012 11:17 pm

Left hand carb
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Number 3 looks a bit blackened ... So maybe the air leak caused it to pop in the manifold when hot
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Right hand carb
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Much better


Need to clean off the old gasket traces and have cleaned the outside of both carbs.
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