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by clift_d
29 Jul 2020, 20:45
Forum: Campers
Topic: Too hot up top? Newbie.
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: Too hot up top? Newbie.

Having some insulation in the hightop walls, and a light coloured exterior will help keep the heat of the sun out during the day. Roof skylights are probably essential as they allow hot air to escape.
by clift_d
29 Jul 2020, 09:38
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: 1.9 TDI Engine
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: 1.9 TDI Engine

Do you know what the type code is for the engine? There are known conversions for certain specific engine codes, but the amount of work that’s required depends on which type you’ve got.
by clift_d
16 Jul 2020, 03:08
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Correct oil for a 1986 1.6 diesel JX engine code
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Correct oil for a 1986 1.6 diesel JX engine code

A high performance 15W/40 Mineral Oil is what is generally recommended for a JX engine. FYI - the correct oil grade is actually dependent on the typical ambient temperature that the vehicle operates in. There’s a handy chart in the VW owners manual that shows which grade and specification to use. A ...
by clift_d
13 Jul 2020, 16:16
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Benefits of a front spoiler
Replies: 26
Views: 1284

Re: Benefits of a front spoiler

Just come across this post, since buying my camper always felt unsafe on motorway especially certain parts of M27 even driving at between 50 and 60 felt as if I was fighting against a side wind, does fitting this spoiler alleviate this. :idea:  It might be worth taking a look at your front bushes, ...
by clift_d
10 Jul 2020, 18:56
Forum: Campers
Topic: Camping box project
Replies: 30
Views: 1462

Re: Camping box project

:shock:

Is the plan to have some kind of mobile foundry in your van so you can cast your own replacement parts en-route?

:mrgreen:
by clift_d
24 Jun 2020, 11:23
Forum: Wheels & Tyres
Topic: 16 inch steel wheels help
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Re: 16 inch steel wheels help

While the standard ET on a T25 was anywhere from 30 to 39 , dependent on wheel type, those wheels were typically narrower then the wheels you've bought, i.e. only 5.5" or 6" wide. This means that while your new wider wheels might be centred correctly, they will project more in front of, and behind, ...
by clift_d
23 Jun 2020, 15:44
Forum: Syncro
Topic: Covid-19 implications for SP 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 2461

Re: Covid-19 implications for SP 2020

I'm not sure whether the 6th July date only relates to the removal of restrictions on travel inside Wales for people who live there.

This page suggests that holidays in Wales will not be permitted until after 13th July at the earliest. :(
by clift_d
18 Jun 2020, 11:32
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Fitting Tow Bar
Replies: 17
Views: 2479

Fitting Tow Bar

I'm not sure whether going slightly above the plated nose weight presents that much risk to overall vehicle safety, as I know some on the forum successfully transport motor scooters on adapted towbar racks without issue. Although, whether an insurer might view it the same way is worth considering. I...
by clift_d
17 Jun 2020, 10:39
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Fitting Tow Bar
Replies: 17
Views: 2479

Re: Fitting Tow Bar

The nose weight is not the structural weight limit of the tow bar it’s the recommended nose weight to keep the vehicle stable that tow bar will probably take 2 ton , it’s never ever going to break with bikes in it Even if a towbar might have been designed to handle a pulling load of up to 2 tons, i...
by clift_d
15 Jun 2020, 09:06
Forum: Campers
Topic: Camping box project
Replies: 30
Views: 1462

Camping box project

To avoid splintering your plywood you can either cut from the back face so the circular saw blade teeth are cutting ‘into’ to the finish face and all the chipping happens on the hidden back face, or alternatively cut along your line with a Stanley knife to sever the grain in the top ply and then car...
by clift_d
15 Jun 2020, 08:54
Forum: Campers
Topic: Camping box project
Replies: 30
Views: 1462

Re: Camping box project

Most flight cases are made with faced 9mm Wisaboard, so if you’re using 15mm plywood you’ll need to be careful in terms of overall weight - particularly once you’ve added in the weight of the contents.

For flightcase fittings you could look at places like AdamHall
by clift_d
12 Jun 2020, 13:43
Forum: Campers
Topic: Varnish/stain birch ply
Replies: 8
Views: 436

Re: Varnish/stain birch ply

Danish oil is a nice finish for interior joinery, but I'm not sure that I'd class it as being ideal for use in a campervan.

I'd suggest you use something more hard wearing like a decent water based floor lacquer instead - something like Bona Mega which won't noticeably colour the plywood.
by clift_d
08 Jun 2020, 01:13
Forum: Syncro
Topic: The Green Syncro Machine
Replies: 598
Views: 167821

Re: The Green Syncro Machine

irishkeet wrote:This is a nice little box I heard about on the Westfalia Refuge, the MAX004 case - https://www.trifibre.co.uk/product/max004/...

Thanks for that - I don't do farcebork, so it's really helpful when tips like this get reposted on here.
by clift_d
04 Jun 2020, 11:03
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Fitting Tow Bar
Replies: 17
Views: 2479

Re: Fitting Tow Bar

That looks superficially similar, but it isn't a Westfalia towbar. The swan-neck on the Westy towbars is a more robust solid bar from the ball head to the cross beam, like the example in the picture below. The Westy towbars generally have a higher rated maximum towing weight of 1800kg or 2000kg, and...