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BrownBUGUK June 14th, 2015 03:21 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Oh yeah, I made this video on my way to a club meet the other night....

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...psb8ypturf.mp4

That's Dreadzone providing the music dub :clapping:


An evening shot of the half empty car park.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...psky18pi0q.jpg

Can you name the cars?

psychopork June 14th, 2015 03:42 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
:love: I LOVE IT! :bow: Keep enjoying it. :driving:

V8Transporter June 14th, 2015 01:00 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Neat! :thumbsup: I love seeing a nice machine on the road. :clapping::driving:

BrownBUGUK June 18th, 2015 12:52 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Thank you psycho & V8 :grin:

Tinkering these last few days in readiness for the big European road trip. Engine oil & filter changed, clutch adjusted, rear lights sorted and I now have a licence-plate light as well!

The new Goodrich's have performed well and only just clear the springplate adjuster blocks by 8mm....enough :wink:

I've been tweeking the damping to very good effect, noticeable changes within 2 clicks, I now have it handling much better.

Think I still need to adjust the rear wheel alignment, I have a hunch it's toe-in and should be toe-out. It has a tendency to rear steer now and again, probably related to the road surface/truck tracks and bumps?

Here's a couple of shots of the club workshop last night, aircooled is still very alive and very well this side of the pond guys :grin:

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...psyf8lyglf.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...pseudaoye7.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps3lwkgqog.jpg

...and I tripped over this...

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps2zg6d0n8.jpg

Can ya tell what it is yet?

V8Transporter June 18th, 2015 01:33 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Yikes! Did someone steal the wheels off the blue bus, or is it simply veeerrry low?

As far as the engine ID, it appears to be a very rare dual-carb air cooled 1620cc flat four from a '62 Snardley Tinwell. Fortunately, they drop right in to a VW. :grin:

BrownBUGUK June 18th, 2015 11:48 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 581446)
Yikes! Did someone steal the wheels off the blue bus, or is it simply veeerrry low?

As far as the engine ID, it appears to be a very rare dual-carb air cooled 1620cc flat four from a '62 Snardley Tinwell. Fortunately, they drop right in to a VW. :grin:

The clue's in the club name - Lo'E'Nuf VeeDub Club haha! It's low , owned by Rob and driven very often, mainly on family camp outs, almost every other weekend during the summer. Brakes needed adjusting which is why the workshop is open to members on a Wednesday evening.

The Yellow/grey split is Chris' he own the shop and his is almost daily driven and very used as well. No trailer queens here....no Sir!

I had the engine down as a pre-blower, 5x cylinder Farnsley Wassock spark ignition diesel.....but I think you're right on this one V8 :wink: It might just fit a 356 as well though?

alykat June 19th, 2015 05:41 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
^^^^^ 60s vintage ?

BrownBUGUK June 19th, 2015 02:05 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by alykat (Post 581455)
^^^^^ 60s vintage ?

Not sure what you mean alykat :Idunno:

unclefargo June 20th, 2015 02:15 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by alykat (Post 581455)
^^^^^ 60s vintage ?

We might be going to get one of those "When I was young" stories.

alykat June 20th, 2015 04:03 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Engine looks like it could have come out of my 67 Porsche , or maybe it was the 57. At my age the decades tend to flow together. :wacko:

V8Transporter June 20th, 2015 07:11 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
I know what you mean. I found a business card I designed for Small Car Accessories when I worked there. 1975...sigh.

BrownBUGUK June 21st, 2015 02:20 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
The 356 1600 engine came out of a glass rep 356 coupe fitted to a VW type3 pan with modified f/r mounts and flat sheet steel pans....all a bit thrown together by today's standards but it's been like it for a good while as far as I know.

And for those of you wishing to get a taste of VW events from abroad, here's a pretty cool film of European Bug-In 2015 #6

https://vimeo.com/126260284

I shall be setting off on Wednesday 24th with a few buddies, for a long weekend adventure :dancing:

BrownBUGUK June 30th, 2015 02:25 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
What a blast we all had at European Bug-In. Well worth the trip, 650 miles door to door round trip with no real mechanical issues with both Beetles performing admirably. I say no issues, Matt did lose his speedo on the '67 and quite a bit of his beam on the atrocious Belgian roads and I lost half of my front licence plate getting off the ferry boarding ramps (it was knarly anyway).

Here's a few snaps:

On the Channel ferry with a few other aircooled vehicles

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...pslfo4hyyp.jpg

3 amigos (I'm on the left)

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...pstpcpjfko.jpg

Formation driving

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...psxbicegrc.jpg

Formation filling - we just met these guys at the gas station

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...pseiiwuijk.jpg

Striping redone due to a small under wing fire - thanks Nefarious http://www.pinstriping.co.uk/

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...psrf2ridii.jpg

Spotted a brown split wearing Rossi headlamps, Gil agreed to a photoshoot :grin:

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps286gopix.jpg

The money shot (for me anyway) Chimay is a road race orientated town, geared to race events.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...pshlvbwl55.jpg

Booking the entire deck home was a top idea :wink:

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...psg2edmhzo.jpg

That's all folks.

V8Transporter June 30th, 2015 06:17 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Neat pics, and the cars look great! :thumbsup: So your buddy lost his speedo after maxing it out? :ohmy: Nice to know the ferry folks treat you as celebrities and give you the whole deck. Well deserved, I'd say. :clapping::clapping::grin:

psychopork July 4th, 2015 01:34 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
:bow: love it man :love:

BrownBUGUK July 5th, 2015 04:33 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 581591)
Neat pics, and the cars look great! :thumbsup: So your buddy lost his speedo after maxing it out? :ohmy: Nice to know the ferry folks treat you as celebrities and give you the whole deck. Well deserved, I'd say. :clapping::clapping::grin:

When the stewards saw us weaving our way over the boarding ramps to avoid grounding out, they pointed us to the flat access deck rather than send up upstairs which was nice :grin:

Thank you Tranny - Speedo hadn't run at 50-60mph for so long, must've dried out and seized snapping the drive cable....a minor issue given the fuel pump and throttle linkage failure a week before!!

Quote:

Originally Posted by psychopork (Post 581618)
:bow: love it man :love:

Thanx psycopiglet, built it to drive it....and that's what I'm trying to do :grin:

metalmaster1766 July 11th, 2015 06:43 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BrownBUGUK (Post 581619)
built it to drive it....and that's what I'm trying to do :grin:

Looked like a blast, what a fun time
I built mine to drive, & I drive it all the time


Ron

BrownBUGUK July 12th, 2015 10:55 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by metalmaster1766 (Post 581660)
Looked like a blast, what a fun time
I built mine to drive, & I drive it all the time


Ron

Certainly packed in a lot in the few days :grin: Popped over to Julia's Mum's Saturday/Sunday, 150mile round trip, she wasn't confident it would get us there and back....it did :wink: !!

BrownBUGUK August 14th, 2015 01:13 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Update: I'm not sure what the system is in the US, but in the UK we have to pay road tax ( $20-300+) every year on every vehicle we drive on the roads.

Happily, being as my bug is a '72 model it is 'tax exempt' (pre'74 vehicles) but the process has to be applied anyway, the nice bit is the total cost = 0.00 heheh!

Still driving it and it's going rather well if I do say so myself.

Thanks for checking in.

V8Transporter August 15th, 2015 09:14 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Daily drivers are the best! I get lots of waves from other Vee Dub drivers when I'm running the SC around. I'm seeing more and more VW bugs on the road. :hello:

BrownBUGUK August 17th, 2015 02:15 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Mine's not exactly a 'daily' V8tranny, but I do use it as much as I can. Not too many Beetles seen on the roads, except at weekends.

BrownBUGUK September 19th, 2015 01:41 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Not much going on, but I did finally, get to fit my old skool Moto-Lita woodrim steering wheel. A mate turned an adaptor as the mounting PCD/boss is no longer made, even by Moto-Lita. SO I found a simple cast alloy Beetle boss with no flanges and had him make an adaptor out of 100mm alloy bar. The two mate together very well indeed and I'm very pleased with how it looks.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps5vr9j12r.jpg

Lovin' the patina

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...pscipntbqn.jpg

The depth of the boss is spot on, it's a flat wheel so it had to be right.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...psnnebvku2.jpg

Used the old centre cap for now, I'll keep my eye out for something suitable.

In other news:

Just renewed my vehicle insurance, 83 p/a including breakdown/recovery service which is a great price with a good co, RH Specialist Insurance.

Hoping to make a local (ish) hill climb event tomorrow, Kop Hill Climb http://www.kophillclimb.org.uk/
Weather looks to be fine as well :grin:

BrownBUGUK September 19th, 2015 11:34 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
I'd spotted a FB post about an oil pressure gauge working off the engine block, T piece allows stock pressure switch connection. This is only for show really, although it does allow you to see oil pressure while working on the engine - for what good that will do?

Anyhoo, I really liked the look of the white/red version (also available in classic black/white). It arrived as promised and I installed it today. Really pleased with it and it's showing 50psi at tickover which is good

Simple install, but there are now 3x more joins to get oil-tight!

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...psizjbc6bs.jpg

What do you think?

Here's the bloke selling them: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater

In other news: The battery went flat the other day, so a new one today and all is well.

Test drive with the Moto-Lita wheel, it feels very different to the other woodrim, much stronger. Me likey!


PS My updates are like buses....:wink:

metalmaster1766 September 25th, 2015 06:56 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
I have always run an oil pressure gauge on mine like that, been doing it for years
What made me start doing it was my oil light would come on every once in a while, I didn't wanna do away with the light & I didn't wanna run an oil pressure line all the way up to the dash

If the light starts flickering at idle, I get out & check the gauge, as long as it's at or above 10 psi I'm good to keep on going


Ron

BrownBUGUK September 25th, 2015 10:49 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by metalmaster1766 (Post 582442)
I have always run an oil pressure gauge on mine like that, been doing it for years
What made me start doing it was my oil light would come on every once in a while, I didn't wanna do away with the light & I didn't wanna run an oil pressure line all the way up to the dash

If the light starts flickering at idle, I get out & check the gauge, as long as it's at or above 10 psi I'm good to keep on going


Ron

I agree Ron, It was reassuring to see the actual oil psi, the image is of the engine running and it showing 45psi....cool.


UK MOT time again, in on Monday. I've put a few miles on it but I'm not expecting any issues....watch this space :wink:


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