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Old 24-06-2020, 09:33 AM   #581
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Also - fitted a new spring in the gearbox for the clutch cable - pressed the clutch pedal down and it still does not come fully up!!
If the clutch/engine is back in will it be different?
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As an aside to all the issue, just ordered 2 cab doors (need a bit of tidying) as the current ones are way past salvaging.......

I will look to get them on before winter to help protect it from the elements better than what the current doors do (or don't as the case may be)
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The spring on the gearbox should return the release arm back to the correct orientation. Its just the brake pedal that has its own spring isn't it?
Maybe the cable is sticking in the conduit slightly or the curve in the bowden cable isn't right?

Your wiring sound like its still being a PITA.
Someone on thesamba.com did a nice job of sorting the 72 wiring diagram into its component parts here: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/info/wiringt2.php
I think its just gonna be a case of following the diagram, checking every wire, cleaning terminals and hoping for the best.
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The spring on the gearbox should return the release arm back to the correct orientation. Its just the brake pedal that has its own spring isn't it?
Maybe the cable is sticking in the conduit slightly or the curve in the bowden cable isn't right?

Your wiring sound like its still being a PITA.
Someone on thesamba.com did a nice job of sorting the 72 wiring diagram into its component parts here: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/info/wiringt2.php
I think its just gonna be a case of following the diagram, checking every wire, cleaning terminals and hoping for the best.
Yes, the clutch just relies on the spring at the gearbox end.
I need to buy a grease gun so I can get more grease down the conduit as I think this may help and look at the bowden cable also - I also notice that it rubs the bottom of the lower tube on the front suspension which will not help I'm sure.

Regards the wiring - here's the next installment
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27.06.2020

2 steps forward and 1 step back

1 step forward
Fitted the hose to connect the brake reservoir to the master cylinder reservoir and all good - just need to get some fluid and get it set up.









2nd step forward
Sussed out the issue with the nearside indicators not working.
After removing the emergency flasher unit from the dash, removing all the connectors and giving it a good clean I could then do continuity checks.
Turns out I when I had removed the wires from the connecting block so I could remove the steering column, I had put two of them back wrong !!!!
Put the two where they should be and all good.



1 step back.
From the indicator I noticed that a brown and white cable did not go into the cable block but was loose.
After looking at the wiring diagrams, worked out it should connect to the headlamp relay, chased the cable back from the relay and found it just dangling so connect it up.
When the indicator wand was pulled up I could hear the relay click in - so all good, but…..

Put the indicator module back in its housing and all connected to the steering column.
Pulled the emergency light knob and all indicators flashed. Good
Pushed the indicator left then right - all worked as it should. Good
Pulled the indicator stalk up and, Christmas lights on the dash and I can hear the relays going mad.

So, when now using the emergency switch, indicators or flash, the relay sounds very poorly - so, I suspect I have foobared something………….

I just love my bus!!!
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I think i spent 2 weeks of afternoons trying to get everything to work as it should on my bug.
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Only about 5 days so far - I hope once I replace the relay then all should be good.
Need to check the reverse and brake lights yet and look at why the wipers only have one speed.
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Fitted new connections on to a few wires so they can be connected - the first two are on the carb from the coil:





This one is the connection from the alternator to the battery



Tracing wires in the engine bay as I appear to have far to many so trying to work out what is what.....
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30.06.2020

Well - a package arrived a day earlier than expected





Continued.....
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30.06.2020

After unwrapping, this is what was inside:




A little bit of work required but nothing major - a few pics of the areas that will need addressingL

















Once I have the engine installed in the van I will start on the doors!
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