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  Topic: Before using the Torque Meister
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Replies: 14
Views: 650

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Yesterday 1:37 pm   Subject: Re: Before using the Torque Meister
I got one of these off ebay for £70-odd a few years ago. The guy didn't know what he had.

https://sykes-pickavant.com/images/product/422_2895_x.jpg

It's rated for just under 2,000ft/lb output ...
  Topic: Freaks, Frankenbuses and other Works of Art
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Replies: 776
Views: 247401

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat May 08, 2021 9:40 am   Subject: Re: Freaks, Frankenbuses and other Works of Art
Saw this on COUB TV last night.
Starts off with the Honda Mini-Trail 50 then slowly pans back.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2175848.jpg

Then final whole stack of four vehicles.
https ...
  Topic: VWs in Films / TV / etc.
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PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Thu May 06, 2021 11:54 pm   Subject: Re: VWs in Films / TV / etc.
Laughing I just posted the same video, different title here.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=202157
And I see it was already posted before mine. Multiple titles, same film. Still a v ...
  Topic: VWs in Films / TV / etc.
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Replies: 1808
Views: 279392

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Thu May 06, 2021 12:49 pm   Subject: Re: VWs in Films / TV / etc.
YouTube added this to my recommended list today...

[youtube]https://youtu.be/hU0MrAQ9neI[/youtube]

kleiner Wagen grosse Liebe
  Topic: Scam?... what’s the point?
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Replies: 21
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PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 10:44 am   Subject: Re: Scam?... what’s the point?
If not a scam, what’s the point?

To fuck with you. It's a form of trolling.

I think they get some feeling of power out of thinking that you're stuck in waiting for them.
  Topic: Is the Idiot's book really that valuable?
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PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 10:36 am   Subject: Re: Is the Idiot's book really that valuable?
The John Muir Idiots Tape was a fun listen. I sold my tape long ago but it was a cool find at the time. Made this quick video showing the tape running at the time.


And if you want to listen to ...
  Topic: The Blacklist on nbc
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Replies: 8
Views: 522

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 2:35 pm   Subject: Re: The Blacklist on nbc
Yeah, we've been watching it since the start.

Not sure what's more surprisingl the plot twists within plot twists, or how chubby James Spader is nowerdays.
  Topic: How to tell if bus is 6V or 12V? (photos included)
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Replies: 22
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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:05 am   Subject: Re: How to tell if bus is 6V or 12V? (photos included)
Check a bulb or two to see if they're stamped with the voltage? If they are 6V and haven't blown, it's got 6V electrics.
  Topic: What did you do for your Bus today?
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PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:06 am   Subject: Re: What did you do for your Bus today?
I gave him his own padded cell. He lives with me. I'd drive anyone nuts...


https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2171342.jpg
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https://www.th ...
  Topic: Another bogging/lugging problem
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Replies: 21
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PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:36 am   Subject: Re: Another bogging/lugging problem
Massive improvement...

Summary: -

I think the main problem was timing, but the accelerator cable was also misadjusted.

Long story:-

I swapped the pump mechanism from the Solex to the EMPI, ...
  Topic: adjusting the closing of the engine lid latch
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Replies: 2
Views: 162

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:33 am   Subject: Re: adjusting the closing of the engine lid latch
I wouldn't say it's the recommended option, but I had to file the tip of the latch on mine after I replaced the rear apron panel.
  Topic: Is This Really Happening In Europe?
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Replies: 64
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PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 12:56 am   Subject: Re: Is This Really Happening In Europe?
Newsflash: Europeans care whether vehicles are actually roadworthy. Shocked Shocked Shocked
  Topic: Another bogging/lugging problem
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Replies: 21
Views: 846

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:27 am   Subject: Re: Another bogging/lugging problem
Clean your points and try again. Also yank a plug wire at dist while idling and if you don't see a nice blue/white spark and hear "CRAACK" on every firing pulse you may have a weak ignition. ...
  Topic: Can't Get WOT
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Replies: 17
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PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:42 am   Subject: Re: Can't Get WOT
Do you have (and did you move) the tube that carries the cable through the fan shroud?

The accelerator cable bowen tube butts up against it.

If the forward end of the tube is too far forward, it ...
  Topic: Another bogging/lugging problem
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Replies: 21
Views: 846

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:06 pm   Subject: Re: Another bogging/lugging problem
I would be tempted to try re-bending the accelerator pump linkage on the EMPI to match the Solex - flatten it out, measure and re-fold in the correct position.
Then use the Solex accelerator pump li ...
  Topic: Another bogging/lugging problem
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Replies: 21
Views: 846

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:16 pm   Subject: Re: Another bogging/lugging problem
Just out of curiosity, maybe I missed it, but WHY are you using some aftermarket p.o.s. when you have a REAL Solex at hand?

I mentioned it above. The threads that the cut off solenoid screws in to ...
  Topic: Another bogging/lugging problem
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Replies: 21
Views: 846

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:18 am   Subject: Re: Another bogging/lugging problem
I had some time today to test the accelerator pump and have some strange results.

The pump was set to minimum and was delivering about 0.85cc/stroke (just over half the correct 1.45cc delivery).
...
  Topic: Explain this
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Replies: 25
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PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:32 am   Subject: Re: Explain this
I wonder if the stuff has a 'grain' or bias that causes it to expand and contract differently along one edge compared to the other?

Heating and cooling cycles might cause it move in one direction m ...
  Topic: Another bogging/lugging problem
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Replies: 21
Views: 846

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:01 am   Subject: Re: Another bogging/lugging problem
OK. I feel there is a little improvement, but the problem is not fixed.

I only had a little time this afternoon, but...

>I checked for intake and exhaust leaks (none).
>Confirmed that the ...
  Topic: Celebrity Death Watch! Official RIP when they DIE thread...
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PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:51 am   Subject: Re: Celebrity Death Watch! Official RIP when they DIE thread...
LONDON — Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II's husband and the longest-serving consort of any British monarch, has died at age 99.
Phil was pretty old, and hadn't been doing well.

It wasn't exactly ...
 
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