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by Wilber
21 Apr 2020, 06:54
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: Build Project: Wilbur’s 2.1 DJ
Replies: 65
Views: 11460

Re: Build Project: Wilbur’s 2.1 DJ

Doing a cracking job, honing tool will be with you this morning a piston rings are on order and should with you this week. Keep sane!


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by Wilber
31 Mar 2020, 20:37
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: Build Project: Wilbur’s 2.1 DJ
Replies: 65
Views: 11460

Build Project: Wilbur’s 2.1 DJ

Nope, that 2.1 DJ is running very well indeed and married to an AAP in my pop top campervan. This engine is destined for the next coffee van which was going to debut on 12th April. Date TBC as paint shop is also affected...... https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200331/02b640cd2f9d8927a01fa29cac16918...
by Wilber
31 Mar 2020, 19:04
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: Build Project: Wilbur’s 2.1 DJ
Replies: 65
Views: 11460

Re: Build Project: Wilbur’s 2.1 DJ

Looking good and you’re progressing very well! If to you think the crack is an issue, unfortunately no one is going to be able Tig weld that with the current climate. Have another case if you’re feeling adventurous!


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by Wilber
30 Dec 2019, 16:39
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: The new “Bowler” hardtop
Replies: 9
Views: 2793

Re: The new “Bowler” hardtop

So a slight change in direction with the van, been raised 100mm from where it was and fitted some humungloid 255/55R18 BF Goodrich KO2s. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191230/084fd5343a8bb2411a38a846e3f02c18.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191230/949878d9a7917eaf5fdb94cbb27c69f6.jpg Sent ...
by Wilber
28 Aug 2019, 19:12
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: The new “Bowler” hardtop
Replies: 9
Views: 2793

Re: The new “Bowler” hardtop

New material as there was too much flex in the waxed cotton. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190828/2ee6981462eca43ab06966acb7c65b50.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190828/1bdc07ec7ee2b03937eb253b25836bd5.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190828/351fd341f155cc25801786d197fb37e5.jpg
by Wilber
18 Jan 2019, 17:03
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: The new “Bowler” hardtop
Replies: 9
Views: 2793

The new “Bowler” hardtop

So I’ve been looking for a Vindic for years with no success so the time came to build my own. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190118/718a40c021f525ae719dbaa8dee7bb1e.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190118/fa75e921161553ec57fa96fbf9b9f1c0.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190118/1cc3d5...
by Wilber
14 Nov 2018, 14:43
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Anyone fitted a clutch servo?
Replies: 2
Views: 1369

Anyone fitted a clutch servo?

So I realise that the standard clutch on these vans is no way heavy to work but I have an extremely modified double cab pickup with an AP racing clutch and need to make it easier to use. I was thinking of trying to integrate a servo assist unit for the clutch system to make the clutch pedal feel lig...
by Wilber
17 Mar 2018, 18:55
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: 1986 Singlecab I
Replies: 348
Views: 56078

Re: 1986 Single Cab

Good work and at least you can keep your hands warm with a running engine whilst testing it all tomorrow.

Nice small cab to warm up as well!

Toasty!
by Wilber
16 Mar 2018, 14:36
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: 1986 Singlecab I
Replies: 348
Views: 56078

Re: 1986 Single Cab

How many times have you been 'caught out' by the swan neck tow bar..........!?
by Wilber
13 Mar 2018, 22:29
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: 1986 Singlecab I
Replies: 348
Views: 56078

1986 Single Cab

Best get it together this week as I can only give you a hand for an hour or so on Saturday as in charge of the kids. Working on Sunday, coffeeing in my own Sika........

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by Wilber
12 Sep 2017, 13:16
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: WBX 2.1 DJ Rebuild
Replies: 17
Views: 6308

Re: WBX 2.1 DJ Rebuild

From recollection, I looked into this and I believe there are 'stretch' and 'non-stretch' bolts.

Mine were the latter.

I think the issue was lapse in concentration when torquing the big ends, I was probably called in for tea or saw something shiny..........
by Wilber
12 Sep 2017, 07:03
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: WBX 2.1 DJ Rebuild
Replies: 17
Views: 6308

Re: WBX 2.1 DJ Rebuild

So it's been a while but have an update on the low oil pressure and knocking. Basically one of the bolts on #3 big end had worked loose and fallen off! This meant the conrod was loose on the crank and the noise was the piston hitting the head at the top of the stroke, Luckily the shells hadn't been ...
by Wilber
03 Mar 2017, 18:41
Forum: Restoration and Major Repairs
Topic: VW Polo Pickup - Resto
Replies: 1
Views: 832

VW Polo Pickup - Resto

I thought I would share the photos of the body work restoration of my old Mk2 Polo that Converted to a pickup back in 2012. The original project was based around a £1000 budget to enter in the Lands End Trial which was completed, albeit after a lot of sleepless nights. Here's a snippet of me and my ...
by Wilber
16 Jan 2017, 09:35
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: WBXlog
Replies: 445
Views: 135296

Re: WBXlog

I don't think 0.8 bar / 11.6psi is anything to worry about on tick over when the engine is hot.

The low pressure warning light kicks in at 0.3 bar / 4.3psi.

Does the pressure rise up to 2-3bar / 30-40 psi around 2K rpm when the engine is hot? If so that's what it should be.
by Wilber
15 Jan 2017, 21:40
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: WBXlog
Replies: 445
Views: 135296

Re: WBXlog

Is your pressure relief valve working correctly?

Be careful as you could be following my footsteps.......


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