Winnie the Poo (update: new pics)

Discussion in 'Show Us Your Ride' started by rob.e, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. Oh yea that's the place. I guess exchange rate was better when I bought.
     
  2. Pm @Dan@vintagespeed

    :thumbsup:
     
  3. £280 plus delivery from Vintage Speed.
     
  4. ouch, for that money i would go for a programmable Black Box
     
  5. Woodylubber

    Woodylubber Obsessive compulsive name changer

    Iv'e never and still don't understand what it gives you, any electronic ignition if set right will keep you going along just fine, my timing never moved a jot in about three years and these engines arn't exactly state of the art
     
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  6. Nope, pm Dan and he'll give you a price.
     
  7. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    So will points but people still change them.
    From what I've read the 123ignitions are streets ahead of the likes of accuspark etc.
     
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  8. Woodylubber

    Woodylubber Obsessive compulsive name changer

    I read lots of things, most of it's Marmitee thou so what have you read that I ain't, what can be streets ahead of a van running sweet and not having to adjust the timing, most of the time it's because it's not been set up right in the first place, I still don't know what these 123's do any better
     
  9. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    I don't know or care what you've read to be honest.
    As I said, from what I've read, they're supposed to be worth the money. Others do too as there are a good few on here who have fitted them. I've yet to hear anyone complain about them.
     
  10. 123 is fitted, put a new coil on at the same time, existing unit was of unknown heritage and was one of the ones that ratwell says are bobbins, new one is a nice blue colour so must be better, right?:

    :)

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    Blue coil
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    Ran great initially but since had a few little backfires, so needs a bit of tweaking i think.

    Also, as my bus has had the infamous "hot start" issue a couple of times, i stripped the wires off my starter and cleaned everything up.. refitted with some DeoxIT on the contacts - this is billed as a "contact cleaner and rejuvenator" which is meant to reduce internittant connection problems and promote conductivity. Not sure if it'll do anything but it can't hurt.. I looked at one of those solenoid kits but i read mixed reviews on those - ie fixing the symptom not the issue, another thing to go wrong etc. I'll see how it goes now i've cleaned everything up - it was really nasty before, lots of corrosion and crud - nice and clean now so the contacts are as good as they can be.

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    If that doesn't work, i have a back up plan too - i picked up a Sealey remote starter switch (p/n VS205) on ebay for a few quic. This has crocodile clips and a hand operated connector so is ideal for hotwiring the starter if it does start playing up. I tested this yesterday and it works great, one clip on the positive feed to the starter, the other to the little tab that the ignition wire goes to.. crawl out and double check it's in neutral and it'll start up just fine when you squeeze the switch. Yes i know you can make the connection with a big screwdriver but i think its a little safer this way as you don't need to be underneath the vehicle.

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    Sealey VS205 remote starter
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  11. Got my mk5 gti space saver bored yesterday. Original centre would have been 57mm, now 68mm to clear the front hub. The mk5 is 5x112 pcd so same as a late bay. This is a spare I already had lying around in the garage from a car i had several years ago so cost me nothing..

    I'll do a trial fit tonight but it should be fine based on my sums :) (famous last words!)

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    Tyre is a 125 70 18 with a 99 load rating which should be ok front or rear.

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    As you can see from the pic above, compared to a stock tyre its just a fraction smaller (rolling radius) but as a temporary fitment i don't think this'll cause any problems?

    This should free up some space in the spare wheel well to use for other storage stuffs.
     
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  12. Trial fitted my space saver today. The fit is great, didnt' drive on it but tbh its only for emergency use anyway so not too fussed about its handling characteristics :)

    It doesn't save a huge amount of space, but every little helps, and there's now room beside the spare when its stowed to fit my tools in there too, so that saves some space under the seat.

    Next to my old spare (185/80 14):
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    Space saver trial fit
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  13. I shared this with my brother and he suggested I whip my space saver out of the daily and start experimenting with dished steelies!! :)
     
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  14. The wheels really do finish this a treat, give it a proper 'retro mod' look.
     
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  15. Think I might do same how did you get the hole cut? Just with standard hole cutters? Is there an actual part number one the wheel? Thanks for your help
     
  16. the wheel p/n is 1K0 601 027 B. Mine is out of a golf mk5 but i think that its the same as a touran, caddy, a3, leon etc.

    i tried a hole saw on it initially but it didn't make much impression so i got a local engineering company to cut it in their lathe - not a hard job to do.
     
  17. thanks - that's exactly the look i'm going for. i don't like modern alloy wheels on old vehicles, and i don't want the same wheels that everyone else seems to have. these wheels are about 30 years old so not quite "period" but pretty close :)
     
  18. Great thanks
     
  19. Spent some money today:

    - Ordered a new exhaust. The empi is almost entirely dissolved into rust so needs to go. Trying out a pacesetter system from the states, no-one seems to have tried one yet but choices are limited for the "triangle" flange cali busses. Should be here next week - i'll post up how this works out. It's only mild steel rather than stainless but pretty cheap even with the shipping, and better feedback on thesamba for this one over the empi.
    - Ordered butty's bits throttle link. Simon has added the specific link for a fuel injected LHD bus in the last week or so on his web site. Mine's rusty and worn so should be an improvement.


    I tried out a thule 9103 bike carrier on the bus this week - despite what Clive posted on another thread i cant make this fit the bus so it's on ebay.. and i should be picking up a FIAMMA two bike carrier later today.

    :)
     
  20. Hey Rob,
    How's the throttle link? Been thinking of one for mine but can't see one on Butty's website for a '78 lefty FI. Is it made up of a different kit? Love the spaces saver idea btw
     

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