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  Topic: VDO Kienzle Ghia clock repair
mcdonaldneal

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PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 1:31 pm   Subject: Re: VDO Kienzle Ghia clock repair
The clock in my Ď60 Ghia stopped working. I took it apart and the coil is fried. Looks like the clock shorted out and the solder fuse didnít break. Any idea how to fix it?

Probably toast, unless yo ...
  Topic: VDO Kienzle Ghia clock repair
mcdonaldneal

Replies: 60
Views: 14476

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 5:00 am   Subject: Re: VDO Kienzle Ghia clock repair
The problem with trying to lubricate these is that the tiniest amount of oil can slow the mechanism.
I would suggest a simple clean in mild detergent and then thoroughly drying by rinsing with iso pr ...
  Topic: 'Let's Go! Scotland-Croatia and onwards in our Kombi!'
mcdonaldneal

Replies: 915
Views: 87264

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu May 21, 2020 2:27 pm   Subject: Re: 'Let's Go! Scotland-Croatia and onwards in our Kombi!'
Lockdown continues here in Scotland, and between actual real life work I have been slowly stripping the wheel arches and front members. Every little stage takes a different approach. For instance, a g ...
  Topic: 'Let's Go! Scotland-Croatia and onwards in our Kombi!'
mcdonaldneal

Replies: 915
Views: 87264

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 11:45 pm   Subject: Re: 'Let's Go! Scotland-Croatia and onwards in our Kombi!'
Sigh. Of course, I know you are right about the welding. I shall investigate mobile welding services. Hopefully they will be able to do it in the cramped confines of the garage!
  Topic: 'Let's Go! Scotland-Croatia and onwards in our Kombi!'
mcdonaldneal

Replies: 915
Views: 87264

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat May 09, 2020 10:55 am   Subject: Re: 'Let's Go! Scotland-Croatia and onwards in our Kombi!'
First really big disappointment of this (very long!) job.
We have replacement seat tracks, and one of the bolts passes through a big metal plate. When I eventually got the bolt undone and removed the ...
  Topic: 'Let's Go! Scotland-Croatia and onwards in our Kombi!'
mcdonaldneal

Replies: 915
Views: 87264

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri May 01, 2020 11:23 pm   Subject: Re: 'Let's Go! Scotland-Croatia and onwards in our Kombi!'
Holy smokes Neal Shocked

That is commitment right there. What a tedious, nasty job that is. I had to strip all the undercoating off the underside of my convertible bug 20 years ago when I restored ...
  Topic: 'Let's Go! Scotland-Croatia and onwards in our Kombi!'
mcdonaldneal

Replies: 915
Views: 87264

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri May 01, 2020 3:04 pm   Subject: Re: 'Let's Go! Scotland-Croatia and onwards in our Kombi!'
Slow, intermittent progress continues!
I have almost finished the cleaning of the wheel arch on one side, and the cross members. The bare metal still looks a bit rusty still because I havenít degreas ...
  Topic: Saving Emiko: 68 RHD Restoration in New Zealand
mcdonaldneal

Replies: 1748
Views: 173912

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:21 am   Subject: Re: Saving Emiko: 68 RHD Restoration in New Zealand
Fingers crossed for clear skies and quiet roads.
Enjoy it for the rest of us!
And, take some pictures. Especially if you go out at midnight!
  Topic: US style towel rail bumper installation *pic heavy!
mcdonaldneal

Replies: 62
Views: 3505

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:09 am   Subject: Re: US style towel rail bumper installation *pic heavy!
In the technical section is is Technical Bulletin A14 - Reinforced Bumpers for Karmann Ghia Coupe and Convertible. which hasn't previously been linked to this sticky.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/ar ...
  Topic: 'Let's Go! Scotland-Croatia and onwards in our Kombi!'
mcdonaldneal

Replies: 915
Views: 87264

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:28 am   Subject: Re: 'Let's Go! Scotland-Croatia and onwards in our Kombi!'
So, Iíve carried on removing stubborn hardware from the wheel arch. The seats are replacements and attached with four big bolts ?M10. It looks as though the original seat rails were attached with a li ...
  Topic: 'Let's Go! Scotland-Croatia and onwards in our Kombi!'
mcdonaldneal

Replies: 915
Views: 87264

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:46 am   Subject: Re: 'Let's Go! Scotland-Croatia and onwards in our Kombi!'
Whew!
What a bloody awful job getting the seat rail bolts undone! Partly I guess because they were gummed up with under seal, but even the new impact wrench I bought, penetrating oil and a blow torch ...
  Topic: 'Let's Go! Scotland-Croatia and onwards in our Kombi!'
mcdonaldneal

Replies: 915
Views: 87264

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:46 am   Subject: Re: 'Let's Go! Scotland-Croatia and onwards in our Kombi!'
A bit of grunting and swearing, but the waste water tank is out. It has revealed a couple of things. Good: I can now get to the strengthening members to clean and paint. Bad, I have a gaping hole in t ...
  Topic: 'Let's Go! Scotland-Croatia and onwards in our Kombi!'
mcdonaldneal

Replies: 915
Views: 87264

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:20 am   Subject: Re: 'Let's Go! Scotland-Croatia and onwards in our Kombi!'
Iím carrying on with slow progress when I can under the bus. There are a couple of things holding me up at the moment. The bolts for the seat rails (and a line of screw shafts) protrude into the wheel ...
  Topic: Saving Emiko: 68 RHD Restoration in New Zealand
mcdonaldneal

Replies: 1748
Views: 173912

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:35 am   Subject: Re: Saving Emiko: 68 RHD Restoration in New Zealand
Like this!

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2024073.png
  Topic: Saving Emiko: 68 RHD Restoration in New Zealand
mcdonaldneal

Replies: 1748
Views: 173912

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:32 am   Subject: Re: Saving Emiko: 68 RHD Restoration in New Zealand
Looks good but functionally does nothing at the moment. Gauges are one option, but might look slightly odd on the upholstery. I imagine a pull-out bin/storage cubby, hinged at the bottom. I canít thin ...
  Topic: 'Let's Go! Scotland-Croatia and onwards in our Kombi!'
mcdonaldneal

Replies: 915
Views: 87264

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:18 am   Subject: Re: 'Let's Go! Scotland-Croatia and onwards in our Kombi!'
You got some cabin fever brother. Cool Laughing

Thatís for sure! Iím not sure about the wisdom of stripping the areas with intact paint, but Iím very glad to address the rust patches. Problem is, the ...
  Topic: 'Let's Go! Scotland-Croatia and onwards in our Kombi!'
mcdonaldneal

Replies: 915
Views: 87264

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:20 pm   Subject: Re: 'Let's Go! Scotland-Croatia and onwards in our Kombi!'
Didnít have long today, but I tried some paraffin (kerosene) on a scrap of kitchen scoring sponge and it does a pretty good job o cleaning up the last bits of the undercoat. A few hours hard work and ...
  Topic: 'Let's Go! Scotland-Croatia and onwards in our Kombi!'
mcdonaldneal

Replies: 915
Views: 87264

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:08 am   Subject: Re: 'Let's Go! Scotland-Croatia and onwards in our Kombi!'
A Dremel tool would be wonderful in those tight corners and spaces. They make small brush heads that would clean those up.

EYE PROTECTION MANDATORY , small parts flying at high velocity are bad for ...
  Topic: 'Let's Go! Scotland-Croatia and onwards in our Kombi!'
mcdonaldneal

Replies: 915
Views: 87264

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:37 am   Subject: Re: 'Let's Go! Scotland-Croatia and onwards in our Kombi!'
The CV lockdown is perfect for some things; doing bite sized chunks of a long and tedious job. I have discovered that the black, textured underseal/undercoat is probably from the factory and has done ...
  Topic: Saving Emiko: 68 RHD Restoration in New Zealand
mcdonaldneal

Replies: 1748
Views: 173912

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:50 pm   Subject: Re: Saving Emiko: 68 RHD Restoration in New Zealand
Looks like a good project Chris. (A lot more pleasant than stripping the underseal off a camper anyway)!
 
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