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by PetenAli
15 Apr 2018, 08:07
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Westy suspension rebuild
Replies: 15
Views: 5213

Re: Westy suspension rebuild

Hi Jes - sorry, its 3 weeks since you texted me. We have Andreas Lidil springs all round with Futbus ball joint spacers on the front and shock extenders on the rear. When we fitted the springs we also got new standard shock absorbers from Baxter. That gives 555mm exactly from hub centre to bottom of...
by PetenAli
02 Jun 2017, 06:41
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Chicken Switch Problem
Replies: 27
Views: 3586

Re: Chicken Switch Problem

Thanks very much to everyone for your contributions. I'm going to try the 25A switch in parallel with the the thermo switch on the stage 1 circuit first. I'll have to give some more thought to the stage 2 circuit as ideally I'd like to be able to use that manually because it will bring down the rad ...
by PetenAli
01 Jun 2017, 16:47
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Chicken Switch Problem
Replies: 27
Views: 3586

Re: Chicken Switch Problem

Thanks itchyfeet. I put the relay in as I thought the current draw would burn out the switch. But I suppose there's no relay for the first speed anyway. So it's OK just to wire a switch in either side of the thermo switch? And then its protected by the original 30 amp fuse? Pete yes, short red/whit...
by PetenAli
01 Jun 2017, 16:06
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Chicken Switch Problem
Replies: 27
Views: 3586

Re: Chicken Switch Problem

Are you putting the 30A fuse in the 50A side? Might explain why the fuse is blowing. Check the 50A relay/strip fuse by the earth crowns. Ahh - so are you saying the 30 amp in line fuse should go between the relay and the fan? Rather than where I've put it - between the power source (cranking batter...
by PetenAli
01 Jun 2017, 15:22
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Chicken Switch Problem
Replies: 27
Views: 3586

Re: Chicken Switch Problem

Thanks itchyfeet. I put the relay in as I thought the current draw would burn out the switch. But I suppose there's no relay for the first speed anyway. So it's OK just to wire a switch in either side of the thermo switch? And then its protected by the original 30 amp fuse?

Pete
by PetenAli
01 Jun 2017, 14:26
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Chicken Switch Problem
Replies: 27
Views: 3586

Chicken Switch Problem

Afternoon All, We are off to the Lakes in a fortnight and planning a trip that will take in all the big passes over three weeks. So I thought it would be a good idea to protect my 025 Motorsport 2.5 WBX as much as possible and fit a chicken switch for the rad fan. The temp guage does have a tendency...
by PetenAli
19 Oct 2016, 20:20
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Where to get the very best wasserboxer?
Replies: 68
Views: 14040

Re: Where to get the very best wasserboxer?

I've not been on the forum for a while - work, getting my trials Beetle back on the road, travelling in the Syncro etc etc. What I can add to this thread is that 025 Motorsport aka Ian Holman, aka silverbullet has built us the best waterboxer imaginable. This thread http://forum.club8090.co.uk/viewt...
by PetenAli
14 Sep 2016, 12:56
Forum: Past Events & Meets
Topic: Saturday night feast at AO
Replies: 43
Views: 14097

Re: Saturday night feast at AO

We will bring a load of antipasto - some of which will be gluten free. When will we have an idea of numbers?

Can also bring a two burner camping stove if its needed for keeping stuff hot.
by PetenAli
14 Sep 2016, 09:47
Forum: Past Events & Meets
Topic: Adventure Overland - roll call
Replies: 37
Views: 9851

Re: Adventure Overland - roll call

Jenny & Clive
clift_d
Irishkeet
Tom, Gemma, Max & Harry
AndyMcC
Ben (hopefully)
Fiona and Shaun
Fab
Maybe Lloyd in hi
Ben and Cathy
Pete with Syncropatrick and Andy
by PetenAli
09 Aug 2016, 12:45
Forum: Syncro
Topic: AO 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 4755

Re: AO 2016

Just booked our tickets. I e mailed Tom (organiser) and he got back pretty quick. He also put this post up. http://forum.club8090.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=154425" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by PetenAli
29 Jul 2016, 06:19
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Wtd. 6Jx14 steelies in the NW ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2453

Re: Wtd. 6Jx14 steelies in the NW ?

What tyres have you got Andy? I have a set of 6J X 14" that I'm planning on using when my 15"s get refurbed.
by PetenAli
20 Jul 2016, 19:57
Forum: Syncro
Topic: AO 2016
Replies: 14
Views: 4755

AO 2016

We had such a good time at AO last year so hoping to go again.

I seem to recall that Tom the organiser had put up a post on here by this time last year and was promising a discrete area for Syncronauts etc etc. Does anyone know if the same is going to happen this year?
by PetenAli
20 Jul 2016, 19:44
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Getting there!
Replies: 4651
Views: 1135399

Re: Getting there!

Have a good time in Spain Lloyd. We've just spent 5 weeks driving around Spain and Portugal and had a brilliant time. Did lots of mountains where temps averaged 30C as opposed to coasts where temps were 35C+. I have lots of pics and data so will put up some info in the next few days. We went to and ...
by PetenAli
15 Jun 2016, 10:41
Forum: Syncro
Topic: South Coast 4x4 and overland show
Replies: 36
Views: 10175

Re: South Coast 4x4 and overland show

Just signed up for the e mail stuff. Still in Spain at the moment but would be well up for it if work permits. Thanks Nick.
by PetenAli
15 May 2016, 20:09
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: PetenAli's WBX 2500 engine build
Replies: 250
Views: 85175

Re: PetenAli's WBX 2500 engine build

In Segovia just NW of Madrid at the moment. Driven down today from Rob (GoldSyncro's) place near Santander. Excellent journey with motor pulling really strong. Those who know the area will know that it is a long pull to get up through the mountains south of Santander. We did it nearly all in 4th gea...