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by bigbadbob76
25 Nov 2020, 11:27
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: Not a restoration.
Replies: 567
Views: 78011

Re: Not a restoration.

Hi everyone.
Hope you're all ok.
Not been on for a while, life and lockdown have meant I've not done much to, or with, the van this year but I did get out for a couple of trips away and it's still going strong, due for it's annual welding in January thanks to the extended MOT.
Stay safe people. :ok
by bigbadbob76
09 Jan 2020, 15:53
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: Rustoration
Replies: 305
Views: 51155

Re: Rustoration

Looking forward to seeing the van progress now you've got the house done Roger. :ok I was thinking of you last Friday as I passed by Stirling in the van heading home. I have a similar genny but didn't bother with the sound insulation as I only need it for power cuts and the neighbours come round to ...
by bigbadbob76
19 Dec 2019, 14:19
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Oil pressure problem...help please
Replies: 40
Views: 6455

Re: Oil pressure problem...help please

Sounds like a sticky PRV to me. At start-up the pressure is high enough to open the PRV, if it then sticks open the pressure will drop as the oil warms up, then at a certain temperature the case has expanded enough to free the stuck PRV and the pressure come back up. If you warm it up at idle the pr...
by bigbadbob76
18 Dec 2019, 20:26
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Decent Coach Enamel (and where to buy it)
Replies: 7
Views: 1473

Re: Decent Coach Enamel (and where to buy it)

Bluebell1983 wrote:6 liters sounds like alot of paint for one van.

We did mine with 3 litres of cellulose, 4 or 5 thin coats mixed 60/40 with thinners and still have some left for touch-ups.
Not the same paint I know but gives you a rough idea.
by bigbadbob76
12 Dec 2019, 16:42
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Going electric
Replies: 8
Views: 1957

Re: Going electric

i think your 4 hour charge is a bit old hat. :ok :lol: and you are quite entitled to think so. :lol: and I was assuming the use of Li-ion cells. never assume. However I'll back that up with my experience of working with batteries containing thousands of 18650 Li-Ion cells as used in many electric v...
by bigbadbob76
05 Dec 2019, 10:19
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Ferrite Filters
Replies: 13
Views: 2575

Re: Ferrite Filters

Just had a look at the specs for the plotter. raymarine C120 is an older unit that doesn't have built in AIS. C120W is a newer unit. is this the one you have? specs say- "AIS Suppport- Support for class B AIS- Supports silent mode" You want to find silent mode and turn it on. ;-) Or remove power fro...
by bigbadbob76
05 Dec 2019, 09:06
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Ferrite Filters
Replies: 13
Views: 2575

Re: Ferrite Filters

Hi Stu. Glad to help if I can. Unfortunately it's a bit of a crystal ball problem. plotter connected to radar overlay and data for transducer l should imagine. If plotter IS connected to radar and Sounder (they often are) you could well have an earth loop problem, try disconnecting the plotter from ...
by bigbadbob76
04 Dec 2019, 08:49
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Ferrite Filters
Replies: 13
Views: 2575

Re: Ferrite Filters

I've not seen that particular problem before but have had VHFs and sounders block the plotter before. Worth checking if the plotter is causing a supply voltage drop to the sounder, and checking that you have no dirty connections to both items. salty sea air causes no end of connection problems as I'...
by bigbadbob76
03 Dec 2019, 08:53
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Going electric
Replies: 8
Views: 1957

Re: Going electric

Yes-it's possible, yes- it's been done... but I've yet to be convinced that these vans are realistically worth converting. The weight and shape of the van plus added weight of batteries means you won't get far on one charge and it would be very inefficient. If you could drive for 2 hours without the...
by bigbadbob76
03 Dec 2019, 08:36
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: setting timing.
Replies: 19
Views: 3937

Re: setting timing.

bigbadbob76 wrote:Hi Neil. yes, I plugged it with a screw. :ok

correction.... I used a bolt. screwed in until the shank was well into the hose. :D
by bigbadbob76
19 Nov 2019, 15:59
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: setting timing.
Replies: 19
Views: 3937

Re: setting timing.

Hi Neil. yes, I plugged it with a screw. :ok
by bigbadbob76
13 Nov 2019, 09:18
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: The T3200E thread
Replies: 349
Views: 63834

Re: The T3200E thread

I'll be interested to see how you get on with those AFR indicators. Not wanting to teach my granny to suck eggs but I've never found them to be particularly useful as they use narrow band sensors so as soon as you go slightly rich or slightly lean they go off the scale. Wideband sensors give you a m...
by bigbadbob76
11 Nov 2019, 20:31
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: Not a restoration.
Replies: 567
Views: 78011

Re: Not a restoration.

Do try the Italian if you go to Wooler, it IS very good (and I have worked in Milan) We went to Limmoncello in Berwick for pizza, is that the one you meant? it was ok but I wouldn't write home to my mother about it. Holy island was nice but packed with tourists. The bookshop in Alnwick serves chees...
by bigbadbob76
11 Nov 2019, 20:21
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: setting timing.
Replies: 19
Views: 3937

Re: setting timing.

hmmm.... I pointed the arrow at the spark plug.... I'll try it the other way round just in case. The van made it to Lauder and back just fine and even accelerated going up hill. :lol: So maybe I'll just leave well alone. Having spent Saturday lying under my golf replacing the coolant pump/supercharg...
by bigbadbob76
25 Oct 2019, 07:26
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: Not a restoration.
Replies: 567
Views: 78011

Re: Not a restoration.

Aye, I've heard good things about the Italian place. :D
Sorry to hear your Polo woes, fingers crossed for you.
My Golf needs a waterpump/supercharger clutch. parts on order and hoping to get it done when I get back, weather permitting.
There's snow on the hills today for the first time this year.