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  1. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    In t'old days I fitted Mk1 Golf headlights into my 1303s and cut the chrome surrounds off the old headlights to cover the edges. As I remember, the fittings in the 1303s headlamp bowls allowed for self tappers to go through the golf units and into some metal to hold them still - fitted without...
  2. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I'm having some trouble getting my battery to charge, I have a 1977 baywindow which I'm assuming had the later 2.0 type4 engine fitted. This was removed prior to purchase and I've now fitted a twin port 1600. The alternator that came with that engine has different connectors to wiring loom used...
  3. Items For Sale - AUTO
    Hey Guys, I have some VW T25 engine bars and mounts ready for a Diesel or GTi conversion Engine Bars & Mounts - £80 (£20 postage as pretty big & heavy) Left Handside Engine Mount - £40 (£10 postage) Right Handside Engine Mount - £30 (£10 postage) Collection available from Honiton, Devon...
  4. Items For Sale - AUTO
    Just recently started producing these at Limebug. Our own design Type 3 Type 1 Style conversion beams. Allows for Extreme lows on all Type 3 Models, Early & Late. Also fits T34 Karmann Ghias. Mounts much Higher up on the Framehead, to allow for much more ground clearance than a stock T3...
  5. Business Recommendations
    We have a VW T30 with semi high top and are looking for someone who can convert it to a high top. Based in Kent but happy to travel to get a good job done.
  6. Chat/Discussion
    Hey guys, Im just in the early stages of looking into putting a scooby lump in the back of my 77. I have found a company that does most of the parts needed, I have found a legacy with a decent engine but I cant find a company to do the conversion! My question to you is... Is there a...
  7. Items For Sale - AUTO
    hi for sale i have an ej20 engine out of a subaru impreza, i personally took the engine out of the car myself along with all of the wiring loom, ecu, dash etc i also took the exhaust header and anything else needed for the conversion,, unfortunately i dont have the time to finish the conversion...
  8. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    hi im just curious has anyone done a conversion from mechanical fan to electric on the fan housing, as apparently you can get better power output as the power is being reduced by the torque required for the pulley being less. just wondering if anyone has and seen power increase
  9. Chat/Discussion
    Hi all I've just bought a '97 caravelle, and I'm hoping some of you might be able to answer a few questions I have... 1. Does anyone know of a way of modifying the heavy sliding side door of a T4 so that it has a 'soft close' rather than the guillotine like way it closes at the moment? We live...
  10. Chat/Discussion
    Hello, I am looking to buy a vw transporter t5 and get it converted but have no idea which companies are good and which are not. We have looked at lots on the Internet but don't really know if they are reputable and good value for money. If anyone has used a company or know of any good ones I...
  11. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hello everyone. I’m trying to convert my 1974 1303 beetle’s steering from steering box to steering rack. I’ve already fitted the rack, correct (long) post 1975 steering shaft but the problem is that everything is about 2cm short to reach the end of the steering column spline. Is the steering...
  12. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, thought I'd share this as recently had my bus converted to duel fuel LPG and on the back of my conversion, the first the garage have done, they're comfortable with it. Bonus to you is you'll get a free tank of fuel out of it if you mention me which is pretty good. I've got a 1975 bay window...
  13. Items Wanted - AUTO
    wanted to convert from 6 -12v. its the SWF one I'd like with the small spindle. if you've got a cheap 6v one i could do the swap over myself so let me know what you have. cheeeeeeeeers j
  14. Items Wanted - AUTO
    Just a quick one to see if there are any floating around that might be for sale before I make the call the Kennedy? Preferably a Kennedy one but I wouldn't say no to a TSR one. It's for an ej20 to type1 gearbox. I have a KEP Stage One clutch plate and a decent friction plate. Please feel...
  15. Items For Sale - AUTO
    i've got a pair of bunk beds/hammocks taken from a devon conversion, they need material and need painting but are otherwise good. open to offers, Item located in Essex but can be taken to Bedfordshire if that helps ?
  16. Watercooled Mechanical Tech
    Probably been asked before but needing some confirmation. Chopping a golf into a trailer at the weekend for a mate and was intending to bolt towbar subframe to the floor pan of the car. Since been told by someone that the way its done is to weld the tow bar to the rear axle. My idea of this is...
  17. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, I've been offered some 60s 911 discs, calipers. How easy is it to convert your Bug to Porsche Brakes and what do you need? I have a set of CB Performance Drop spindles can these be used? In other words do they just bolt straight on and what feed do you use for the brakes lines, do standard...
  18. Items For Sale - AUTO
    See new combined FS thread
  19. Vehicles For Sale
    VW Transporter T4 2.5TDi 102bhp 1998 130,000 miles 6 months tax & MOT Royal Blue I bought this van 4 years ago as a project to turn into a campervan, but never finished it & have used it for work since. It has Mazda Bongo seats in the back with seatblts and runners that means the seats can be...
  20. Watercooled Mechanical Tech
    I have a 1968 camper with a passat 2litre engine in and it is very noisey, I have the standard gearbox in with a t25 bellhousing but was just wondering if anybody knew of a gearbox that would fit inplace of the standard one that would not require to much work? Maybe a gearbox with 5th gear or a...
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