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by Funkychops
19 Feb 2021, 09:45
Forum: Campers
Topic: Sliding window catch for Autohomes Kamper
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: Sliding window catch for Autohomes Kamper

Agree that's the closest part I've found as well, but suspect the holes are in the wrong place...

I think the clip is supposed to latch into the frame to prevent the glass from being slid. Bit of a security risk at present!
by Funkychops
17 Feb 2021, 17:33
Forum: Campers
Topic: Sliding window catch for Autohomes Kamper
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: Sliding window catch for Autohomes Kamper

Oh, that was easy!

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by Funkychops
17 Feb 2021, 17:23
Forum: Campers
Topic: Sliding window catch for Autohomes Kamper
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: Sliding window catch for Autohomes Kamper

I'll try and figure out how to post an image!
by Funkychops
17 Feb 2021, 11:54
Forum: Campers
Topic: Sliding window catch for Autohomes Kamper
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Sliding window catch for Autohomes Kamper

Hi  My van was originally (I think) an Autohomes Kamper 2 with the sliding window above the cooker (behind the drivers seat). Unfortunately, the sliding window catch which secures the window has snapped at some point in the past and I've struggled to find anything which may be compatible. Does anyon...
by Funkychops
30 Dec 2020, 21:02
Forum: Campers
Topic: Where to route cables
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Where to route cables

In some distant past I think it was an Autohomes but it's since been totally gutted and redone, I suspect more than once... I've tried the furthest back B pillar but it was a nightmare where the pillar joins on to the roof. I could go down the external surface of the pillar and carpet over the top, ...
by Funkychops
30 Dec 2020, 17:38
Forum: Campers
Topic: Where to route cables
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: Where to route cables

Thanks

I'm wanting to go more or less straight up between the middle and rear window. The solar panel is on the back section of the high top and the battery is next to the rock and roll bed (wouldn't fit under the seat). I just can't see an obvious way to go up the window pillar at this location
by Funkychops
30 Dec 2020, 17:03
Forum: Campers
Topic: Where to route cables
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Where to route cables

Hi all I'm progressing the interior build of our high top camper, which was started by the previous owners. Its a windowed base vehicle, so I'm wondering how to route the cables from the roof, coming down from the solar panel and also those going up to the overhead lights. I can't see an obvious way...
by Funkychops
29 Oct 2020, 10:33
Forum: Any Other Matters
Topic: Sliding door lock
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: Sliding door lock

Agree - the choice is bewildering and its best to match the part number exactly and compare the part as best you can. I found a few options on Volksmagic when I was looking at replacing mine. The issue you mention is because a small spring inside the mechanism has a habit of breaking. There is a thr...
by Funkychops
13 Oct 2020, 08:53
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: New fuel pump but still no fuel to carb
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Re: New fuel pump but still no fuel to carb

(please check your other fuel lines...)
by Funkychops
13 Oct 2020, 08:45
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Petrol leak near filler pipe.
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: Petrol leak near filler pipe.

I dropped my tank out recently (early van) because it was seeping along the seam all the way round. Yours does look like a leak from the filler seal, but it's hard to totally diagnose the leak site due to the way the petrol seeps all over the place (something to do with surface tension I expect...) ...
by Funkychops
01 Sep 2020, 13:54
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1981 Air-cooled : Really hot, what should I check?
Replies: 8
Views: 680

Re: 1981 Air-cooled : Really hot, what should I check?

@bigherb pretty much answered but yes, that is what I meant Have a look online, some of the better resources I've found (even if not totally relevant to the CU engine) but there are lots: http://www.vw-resource.com/overheating.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2_dzR1qJ6A Easiest way to monitor t...
by Funkychops
31 Aug 2020, 21:09
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: 1981 Air-cooled : Really hot, what should I check?
Replies: 8
Views: 680

Re: 1981 Air-cooled : Really hot, what should I check?

There's a huge wealth of info on the web for keeping air cooleds cool. Out of all the advice I've read, the answer boils down to this: the engine already has everything it needs to keep cool. Or at least it did when it left the factory! People drive these things in Australia, California etc, so the ...
by Funkychops
31 Aug 2020, 09:10
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Photo of my Aircooled engine - Thanks folk for helpful comments
Replies: 9
Views: 827

Re: Photo of my Aircooled engine - comments valued!

One easy spot is you should have rubber sleeves over the spark plugs to stop hot air from the hot side of the engine coming through to the cool side. I read an American blog somewhere that suggests it makes quite a difference to running temps. That and your engine seal has a big gap in it, so does m...
by Funkychops
20 Aug 2020, 15:38
Forum: Electrical & Instrumentation
Topic: Cable rating
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Re: Cable rating

Fuse should be rated lower than the cable (so that the fuse goes first) I think a general rule of thumb is 1.25x normal current for the fuse rating ( http://www.judgeelectrical.co.uk/domestic-electrical/fuses/fuse-rating.html ). Using P=IV you should be able to work out the current draw for the appl...
by Funkychops
18 Aug 2020, 09:48
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Hello (first post) and sliding door lock advice...
Replies: 7
Views: 1086

Re: Hello (first post) and sliding door lock advice...

I've found the same bodge at the top of the door using a metal rod...

Let me know if you figure it out!