1990 Singlecab II

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I’ll have a look at Haynes for this lot, shame they’ve been cut so short.

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...Ah, this all feed the T14 binnacle socket. Fuel gauge, main beam, coolant, alternator, earth, oil pressure
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...and this 2 pin socket needs a home

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Ah; Coolant sensor feed.
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This is where I am up to. Wiring & cooling to go on this primary build. I'll get the basics done initially so it can move under it's own steam.

https://youtu.be/TXAjDRSiPs0

I’m used to wiring an early van so I’m having to adapt to the modern world of 1990-ness
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Special thanks to Maxstu & Cobra88 for these parts:

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Wired coil, alternator and a few earths. Need an early 3-pin for distributor feed. Oil dipstick holder and accelerator cable holder installed. Little Steps...no rush.

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Bags of room to work in here, huge tailgate hatch area too.

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Thanks to Julian @ Parts Emporium for these air filter parts. I prefer the early square box.

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Tin wear is on, Speedshop rear silencer is on (with reversed bracket welded, so you don't see the TAB), filled gearbox with 3.5L G4 & gave the plugs 20Nm, got the materials together for making an engine lid, air filter in, clutch slave banjo pipe fitted but need flaring tool as nuts have rusted on the feed pipe. Need one more order with Brickwerks for coolant pipes & one days spanner-ing, that should be it to get it started anyway.

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I'm @ £3,627.56 including the purchase and build spend to date. They are never really finished, so this is not the final cost, but all the majors are now covered.
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DoubleOSeven wrote: 09 Mar 2021, 14:37 I'm @ £3,627.56 including the purchase and build spend to date. They are never really finished, so this is not the final cost, but all the majors are now covered. I 'should' be able to get it rolling now without spending anymore.
 
Transporter £2,251.00 Sean Haskett
Delivery £200.00 DKJohnson
Tailgate lid £66.00 South West VW's
Gearbox Gasket (x2) £9.90 91301131 ebay_VWheritage
GUNK degreaser £6.90 ebay
NSR bulb holder Hella £30.95 251945257A-B-C-D ebay
NSR rear lens Hella £10.75 Mick Crowe
Window winder handles £7.46 111837581J ebay_Machine7
Window winder trim £5.50 111837595A01C ebay_vwbore
Window winder screws £1.25 N0142643 ebay_screws city
Window M5 x 10 oval head c'sunk bolt N 0142643 ebay
M10 hex die £4.95 ebay
Bumper Bolt Black Plastic Domed Cap £3.00 211707198 ebay
Dash handbrake warning light £12.95 Mick Crowe
Detailing Brush for car vents £4.99 ebay
40cm Microfibre Towels £6.25 ebay
Martini Racing Sticker £2.99 ebay
Self Tapping Screw (Rear Lens x8) £0.96 Brickwerks
Wiper Blade 20" £5.22 Brickwerks
Wiper Blade 21" £5.28 Brickwerks
Engine Mount Inner £16.32 Brickwerks
Engine Mount Outer £17.88 Brickwerks
Gearbox Housing Gasket (x2) £9.26 Brickwerks
Gearbox Oil GL4 3 litres £25.92 Brickwerks
Delivery UPS £5.15 Brickwerks
Header Tank Bracket £13.50 Mick Crowe
Starter Bosch £56.50 Mick Crowe
Engine Bay Tin £15.00 Mick Crowe
Delivery £15.00 Mick Crowe
Valve Cover Gasket (x2) £1.56 Brickwerks
Valve Cover (x2) £11.76 Brickwerks
Delivery UPS £7.25 Brickwerks
Battery £60.00 LP60 Advanced Battery Supplies
M10 engine to gearbox bolts £21.48 VWHeritage
Coil £17.85 " 211 905 115 D" ebay alle-german
Clutch Hose £33.36 BCH-T3002 Brickwerks
PVC Sleeve 4mm £0.44 PVC-4 Brickwerks
PVC Sleeve 6mm £0.50 PVC- Brickwerks
PVC Sleeve 8mm £0.62 PVC-8 Brickwerks
Air Filter £6.34 C22117 Brickwerks
Breather Hose £12.60 WBX129493A Brickwerks
Water Pump £35.24 WBX121010BC Brickwerks
Delivery Royal Mail 24Hrs £2.89 Brickwerks
Alternator & Accelerator bracket £10.00 MaxStu
Cam Rod £0.00 Cobra88
Air Filter Box & Pancake £86.49 Parts Emporium
Bleed Rail £80.40 025121045D Brickwerks
Coolant Hose / LH Head to bleed rail £6.84 WBX121058C Brickwerks
Coolant Hose £6.00 WBX121108E Brickwerks
Header Tank £12.14 T3121403B Brickwerks
Header Tank Cap £7.08 T3121321B Brickwerks
Thermostat Cover £8.62 T3121114 Brickwerks
Thermostat Housing £28.25 T3 121 115 A Brickwerks
Thermostat Housing - Fitting Kit £4.25 T3 121 115 2WD KIT Brickwerks
Thermostat / 80° £13.49 025121113-80ALT Brickwerks
Distributor Connector Housing £13.62 443906236 Brickwerks
Protective Cap - Wiring Plug £17.52 191906102 Brickwerks
Coolant Hose - EPDM / 08mm (5/16") £2.42 EPDM08 Brickwerks
Electrical Terminal - Junior Timer .5mm to 2mm £0.96 WT-JUN Brickwerks
Delivery £1.86 Brickwerks
Side Compartment Support Spring for All VW T2 Pick-Up Models £8.00 J19223 Just Kampers
Stainless Steel Metal Waterpipe (L-Shaped) £96.25 J39119 Just Kampers
Coolant Hose From Expansion Bottle To Water Pump £19.50 J29549 Just Kampers
Distributor VW T25 2.1 Ltr 1986-1991 £150.00 J19787 Just Kampers
Coolant Joining Hose (58x32mm - 25mm ID) £6.15 J39230 Just Kampers
Air Filter Control Box £25.00 025129608C Davidoft1
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Nope. Engine I already owned, it was the 2.1 out of my Caravelle
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Not a great deal going on, I’ve ordered a pickup bleed rail from Brickwerks, but it needs a specialist courier because it’s fragile so that’s been a week now, sales are chasing a tracking number for me. So, stuck a bumper on and the tin as I said earlier and now we wait...

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No matter how organised you think you are, there’s always the tool or part you haven’t got ;)
Very handy having the bed though to lay it all out, pre-install.

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I ran out of junior timer connectors for my new wiring loom. Doh!

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I changed the intermediate pipe behind the pulley wheel, I think I counted taking the water pump on & off x3 times before I got it right. Shortened the short leg on an Allen key to get behind the oil filter tube.

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I replaced the pulley wheel, with one less rusty. Still rusty but less rusty now :)

Dizzy; right, so I ordered a replacement but it was the wrong one, I need the vacuum component for the Pierburg, so I’m back to this one again, with a hall sender now to swap to get the late connector plug retro fitted, dreading that one.

Days later...The hall sender swap is nothing like this video, well mine wasn’t anyway. Someone might find it useful, though:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWUSlEvzngs&t=0s

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So, my dizzy is nothing like the one in video, that looked easy. I guess that was an injection dizzy. Mine came off a DG/Pierburg. Anyway 2 hours later and a wrestle with 2 circlips and it’s done.

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So doesn’t look like much has changed in here, 2 steps forward, 3 back. Oh, I put the pickup bleed rail in, one white clip broke, very brittle. You can get them, but 30 euros postage from the fatherland.

https://tk-carparts.de/befestigungsclip ... -255121046

I’ve got 90% of the coolant pipes now, but I’ve only just worked out the ‘late’ thermostat housing fixes to the back of the LHS head. I’m not that familiar with late cooling systems yet.

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Found some 60mm corrugated pipe for my ‘late to early’ air intake concoction (control box to side air intake)

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Pa (74) made an 'engine inspection lid cover'.

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You can buy them from Serial Kombi (ref. 245863761) @ €137.95

https://www.serial-kombi.com/en-GB/tran ... al-n316242
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Finished my little wiring loom.
A: 3 pin for distributor
B: Earth for spade clip on distributor
C: 7 (6) pin amplifier socket
D: + & - for coil

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Distributor and one-man remote starter ready; remote starter just a switch which goes between battery feed on starter motor and solenoid

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Few bits and bobs including 60mm corrugated pipe for air intake control box to side vent.

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That’s this Saturday sorted.
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