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by matt brighton
11 Nov 2020, 13:28
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: Vw birth certificate
Replies: 26
Views: 3932

Re: Vw birth certificate

Chaps https://www.volkswagen.co.uk/owners-and-drivers/important-information/certificates-of-conformity I e mailed the  VW vehicle compliance dept 10 days ago with my chassis no  type.approval@vwg.co.uk  and within a week received a heritage letter to confirm the date of manufacture of my van. It was...
by matt brighton
30 Jun 2020, 08:17
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Auto Gearbox Oil Change ?
Replies: 2
Views: 599

Auto Gearbox Oil Change ?

Hi I have been asked to help someone change the oil in their auto gearbox , not a job I have done before He has bought  the correct  oil, filters,  etc - but having never done one..... am hoping for some pointers from someone here who has. He wants the coolant changed too but I'm ok on that front. T...
by matt brighton
10 Mar 2020, 19:08
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: 1.6jx to 1y conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 2631

Re: 1.6jx to 1y conversion

Garry2809 wrote:That’s brilliant. Thanks for the info. Was there any noticeable difference in power?

Hi

I went from 1.6 CS to a 1.9 AEF (Skoda felecia n/a) and the difference was very pleasing ... so the turbo will pep it up even more :ok

Matt brighton
by matt brighton
22 Feb 2020, 15:37
Forum: Campers
Topic: Mattress for side opening pop-top
Replies: 9
Views: 2041

Re: Mattress for side opening pop-top

Hi, The Devon has two board made from a hardboard skinned egg box cored board, quite light with a about 3" of foam velcroed to the top. The board is very similar construction as an interior door, not the strongest but OK for kids to sleep on. Regards Pete Hi My 1982 devon also has x2 boards (origin...
by matt brighton
15 Aug 2019, 22:16
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Wandering rear seat cushions Devon Conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 1742

Re: Wandering rear seat cushions Devon Conversion

Thanks all for the responses - the anti slip is an option too
by matt brighton
15 Aug 2019, 22:15
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Wandering rear seat cushions Devon Conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 1742

Re: Wandering rear seat cushions Devon Conversion

ooh that sounds an interesting fix I was thinking velcro sewn to the covers might allow the cushion to twist slightly disfiguring the look of the covers poppers and a triangle pocket might well be the answer. A couple of my other wheeled projects are taking more of my attention right now .... but I ...
by matt brighton
14 Aug 2019, 08:25
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Wandering rear seat cushions Devon Conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 1742

Re: Wandering rear seat cushions Devon Conversion

Thanks both

i will give velcro a try then

Appreciate the responses

Matt
by matt brighton
14 Aug 2019, 07:08
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Wandering rear seat cushions Devon Conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 1742

Wandering rear seat cushions Devon Conversion

Hi Always had this issue but would like now to solve it somehow. Odd question but is a niggle that I'm sure has a simple answer The seat cushions tend to slip and slide about - when in position there is a void where the back edges of both seats meet I am thinking of sticking a piece of carpet to the...
by matt brighton
11 Aug 2019, 22:02
Forum: Campers
Topic: "Fake" curtains ???
Replies: 5
Views: 2121

Re: "Fake" curtains ???

Thanks both for your thoughts... I will ponder on it some more before deciding on what to do I do like the furnished look that curtains give the van and as its a proper camper conversion (Devon) - and there are some nice retro patterns available - just didn't fancy all the work that goes into making...
by matt brighton
11 Aug 2019, 08:29
Forum: Campers
Topic: "Fake" curtains ???
Replies: 5
Views: 2121

"Fake" curtains ???

Hi A few years ago I redid the curtains on my 1982 Devon conversion... It was a pig of a job to get right, with hours of work on the sewing machine and fixing and bending the curtain track, sewing in the band to take the hangers etc etc... But having installed a full set of working curtains I have f...
by matt brighton
28 Jul 2019, 06:08
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: intrusive fuel pump noise
Replies: 8
Views: 1506

Re: intrusive fuel pump noise

Thanks for that SB :ok

If i find something that suppresses the noise I will post.

I don't mind - and quite like - the sound of the fuel pump to a degree ..... on my van it is a bit intrusive at times

All the best


Matt
by matt brighton
26 Jul 2019, 13:25
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: intrusive fuel pump noise
Replies: 8
Views: 1506

Re: intrusive fuel pump noise

Thanks

Mine is on new rubber exhaust bobbins ....and its a new but yes a cheap copy e bay fuel pump...

If i do find something that works effectively I will put up a post

Otherwise its off to Cornwall (Polzeath) next month - with or without - preferably with - my taller gearbox fitted.

Best

Matt
by matt brighton
26 Jul 2019, 05:27
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: 1987 t25 1.6 n/a diesel filter issues
Replies: 2
Views: 934

Re: 1987 t25 1.6 n/a diesel filter issues

Did you sort forever blowing bubbles ?

(.. yes I am a hammers fan even tho I live in spitting of Brighton n Hove Albion stadium)

Matt
by matt brighton
26 Jul 2019, 05:25
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: intrusive fuel pump noise
Replies: 8
Views: 1506

intrusive fuel pump noise

Hi Depending on your preference for modded car sounds you may like me find the fuel pump noise on the external pump used in subaru conversions intrusive. Ironically after fitting a "sporty" exhaust that i should find it intrusive but there you go... Whilst working on a few modern ish luxury cars I h...
by matt brighton
12 Jul 2019, 21:58
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: 1987 t25 1.6 n/a diesel filter issues
Replies: 2
Views: 934

Re: 1987 t25 1.6 n/a diesel filter issues

I too was plagued with air bubbles after disturbing the filter on my diesel I ended up renewing the pipes from tank to filter and filter to pump with the ones brickwerks sell which have the ends already fitted and new crush washers on the supply pipes until i did i kept getting the engine "cough" ev...