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by chrisdc
24 Sep 2020, 19:33
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Inspection hatch detail
Replies: 7
Views: 657

Re: Inspection hatch detail

Don't know if you've noticed but it looks like you're missing your engine too [emoji57]

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by chrisdc
24 Sep 2020, 18:12
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: White sticker download, for the finishing touch
Replies: 3
Views: 699

Re: White sticker download, for the finishing touch

Tried the m-sticker decoder provided by David and it was spot on.

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by chrisdc
15 Aug 2019, 21:03
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Help with westfalia rear badges
Replies: 1
Views: 598

Re: Help with westfalia rear badges

Hi,

I have a 1981 Westfalia Joker. There is no circular VW badge on the back, but it has a badge with "Volkswagen" on the left and a "camping" badge on the right.

Chris

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by chrisdc
15 Aug 2019, 20:54
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: 1980 Westfalia cab seat covers
Replies: 3
Views: 712

Re: 1980 Westfalia cab seat covers

Hi, I bought Van Dyke seat covers and material for the rock and roll seat from Gunzl. Very good quality but expensive (and i bought it before the pound lost value)! They do other materials too: https://www.vwbusshop.de/epages/GuenzlClassicParts.mobile/en_GB/?ViewAction=MobileSF-DetailFacetedSearchPr...
by chrisdc
26 May 2019, 07:57
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Painting Transporter badge?
Replies: 34
Views: 5910

Re: Painting Transporter badge?

Just an idea (never tried it), what if you sprayed the whole thing silver, then apply a thin layer of vaseline to the letters, and then spray with black. The black paint should just wipe off the letter faces :)

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by chrisdc
05 Jun 2018, 10:23
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Onboard computer for VW T3 and earlier
Replies: 14
Views: 3433

Re: Onboard computer for VW T3 and earlier

@bobby-gg I'm impressed by the display in the spare switch blank - where did you source the display from? I'm also developing a computer powered replacement for the electronic choke on my 2l Aircooled engine. A byproduct of the project will be a cylinder head temperature monitor - although this may...
by chrisdc
31 May 2018, 10:15
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Onboard computer for VW T3 and earlier
Replies: 14
Views: 3433

Re: Onboard computer for VW T3 and earlier

@bobby-gg I'm impressed by the display in the spare switch blank - where did you source the display from? I'm also developing a computer powered replacement for the electronic choke on my 2l Aircooled engine. A byproduct of the project will be a cylinder head temperature monitor - although this may ...
by chrisdc
30 Sep 2016, 20:37
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Rear crossmember/ valance
Replies: 5
Views: 1561

Re: Rear crossmember/ valance

On an air-cooled van the heating system intake is connected by a flexible hose to the oval aperture on the inside of the rear valance (within the engine bay). This is then connected to all the holes on the outside. I guess the idea being it wouldn't suck in fumes from the engine/ exhaust. Although, ...
by chrisdc
11 Jun 2015, 08:53
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Correct Distributor for 1981 CU engine?
Replies: 6
Views: 1717

Re: Correct Distributor for 1981 CU engine?

To provide a useful reference for anyone in the future, the following link was provided by sendiw following my 'Wanted' request for the above distributor: http://http://www.ignitioncarparts.co.uk/PartDetails.aspx?s_pc=PDD6293&s_vid=" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; This c...
by chrisdc
05 Jun 2015, 20:53
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Idle mixture enrichment unit - correct resistance
Replies: 2
Views: 940

Idle mixture enrichment unit - correct resistance

Hi,

My idle mixture enrichment unit on my solex PDSIT carbs is broken - was in kit form when I removed the four screws from the cover :!: Can someone tell me what the correct resistance is of a working unit :?:
by chrisdc
05 Jun 2015, 20:48
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Repairing Auto Chokes
Replies: 5
Views: 1070

Re: Repairing Auto Chokes

Thanks for your thoughts. :ok I'd still like to try and repair a unit - If I keep the carbs I will have to at some point anyway!
I'll try experimenting on a broken unit first and then my originals. I'll post the results :D

Cheers
by chrisdc
04 Jun 2015, 17:02
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Repairing Auto Chokes
Replies: 5
Views: 1070

Repairing Auto Chokes

Hi, I've read a number of posts on the Solex 12V auto chokes but couldn't fine one that covered dismantling and repair. Both my choke units (from a 2.0l CU Aircooled) have broken male spade contacts but appear to work. :D See below. auto choke 2.1.jpg I could solder a new male spade contactor on but...
by chrisdc
01 Jun 2015, 21:26
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Correct Distributor for 1981 CU engine?
Replies: 6
Views: 1717

Re: Correct Distributor for 1981 CU engine?

BOXY wrote:Keep the 009 in the spares box. At least a points dizzie will get you home when the Hall sensor packs in.
Good advice - thanks.
by chrisdc
01 Jun 2015, 20:32
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Correct Distributor for 1981 CU engine?
Replies: 6
Views: 1717

Re: Correct Distributor for 1981 CU engine?

Thanks for the feedback. Will seek a replacement on the Wanted forum. The 009 will be flogged on ebay (without ref to T25s)!

Cheers Chris.