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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2008 9:39 am 
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I know . . . I know . . . Your right Money Penny, but I've still got a good left arm m8 so a few small jobs can be done :smt019

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I know . . . I know . . . Your right Money Penny, but I've still got a good left arm m8 so a few small jobs can be done :smt019


a true dedication, is what we have here, or is it just NUTS
:lmao :lmao :lmao :lmao :lmao :lmao

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Mark Turner wrote:
Covin wrote:
I know . . . I know . . . Your right Money Penny, but I've still got a good left arm m8 so a few small jobs can be done :smt019


a true dedication, is what we have here, or is it just NUTS
:lmao :lmao :lmao :lmao :lmao :lmao

Well... These jobs just have to be done m8 and me being just on the edge of insane does have it's uses :lmao

Went to a mobility shop today and bought a stainless steel reinforced wrist support which has really helped and I've managed to get quite a bit done today. Might even modify it and make it bionic if I have to use it for a few months :lmao :lmao :lmao

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It's been a while . . . .

Been taking it easy these last few weeks but my wrist is now 100% mended now so I've finished building the greenhouse, put up a new fence, built a large veg patch, prepped and painted a Bus for a friend which took 2 weeks and made another start on the Beetle :smt007

The seats were in a bad way and covered in 40 years of grime :smt018

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Put Claire to work cleaning the seats and she did a cracking job :smt003
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Couldn't get all the marks off them but there much better than they were and at least you don't stick to them now & the door cards/ rear panels have come up like new :smt004
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I've also done all the wiring as nothing worked other than the speedo illumination :smt005

As I mentioned I''ve been painting a Bus for a friend and he gave me the remains of a 1200 engine from a 1960's Splitty he had lying about. This will do for now while I find the time to build up the 1600 engine I've got for it.
Just needed a clean up and a few mods to enable fitting the parts I had lying about :smt009
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Bit cleaner now
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Following a few alterations I managed to get a few bits to finally fit the engine. Problem with the 1200 motor is most of the 1600 bits I have won't fit so a bit of cutting, bending and a few blows with the old hammer :smt009 One engine ready to go in :smt012
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Fitted this on my own and I have to say it was a pain in the arse, I much prefer working on Camper Vans . . . .
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Naturally your wondering if the Lawn Mower engine worked or not :smt017 Oh Yes, stuck some fuel in and the old girl fired right up :smt012 :smt003 :smt020 :smt020

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:smt012 :smt012 nice one bond, looks good , hope you have a heater on it mate or claire may have a few words for you :lmao :lmao :lmao nice one the 1200 should be ok for that little bug, glad its comming along pal, and the wrist too, not many sleeps now till peterbourgh, looking forward to catching up mate. :smt012 :smt012

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Sounds really sweet mate :smt012 is that 6 or 12 volt?

We are looking forward to Peterborough now, it's come round really quickly.

see you soon :smt020 :smt019

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Sounds really sweet mate :smt012 is that 6 or 12 volt?

We are looking forward to Peterborough now, it's come round really quickly.

see you soon :smt020 :smt019

It was 6v Chris but it's now fully converted to 12v :smt004 Starter motor is still 6v though so spins over super fast :lmao It'll do for now as I don't want to buy a new starter motor when it'll be no use for the 1600.
I've decided to run the Bug as it is for now, rough and ready and on a shoestring budget of next to nothing :smt012
Gutted that I've got to spend £30 on the brakes though :smt005 :smt016

Still unsure about Peterborough, up to now Claire is working that weekend :smt005 :smt005 We'll see what can be done though :smt003

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looking and sounding sweet matey :smt012

Darren when i had my bug rebuilt i had the rear valance modified so it made removing the engine so much easier :smt012
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:smt017 :smt017 im beginning to wonder why you need to make the engine out easier, unless you need to take the engine out alot :lmao :lmao :lmao :lmao :lmao :lmao :lmao :lmao :smt004 :smt004

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dannycovin wrote:
looking and sounding sweet matey :smt012

Darren when i had my bug rebuilt i had the rear valance modified so it made removing the engine so much easier :smt012

Yes Danny, your spot on m8, this was a mod I had intended on doing but I've left it for now. One thing is sure though. The grinder will be coming out when I change the engine next time :smt009 What a pain it is to fit the engine by lifting the car up enough to clear the fan housing :smt018
Removable valance is the only way forward :smt012

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Yes thats the problem i had.It was just not quite enough to clear fan housing.I never had much luck with these engines so it was a god send for me :lmao

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Yes thats the problem i had.It was just not quite enough to clear fan housing.I never had much luck with these engines so it was a god send for me :lmao

In the end I slid the engine in from the wheel arch side :smt003
The other problem is it's very tight in the engine bay and not much room to jiggle the engine about to get it into the gearbox when the engine bay rubber seals are in still place. I removed these which made life easier but there next to impossible to refit with the engine in :lmao I'm either going to make my own engine bay seal or just use the foam engine seal strip you can buy off the shelf :smt012

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