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  1. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, I got my bus (Type 1 Splitty '67 Californian Lefty) last year and all was working well, the horn was a little intermittent, but when I've started using it again this year there is no indicators, no horn, no indicators and no brake lights working at all... the high and low beam work off the...
  2. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    While the glass is out and the bodywork is being done I was wondering about changing the front and rear screens on my pre 67 beetle for heated versions. Has anyone any experience of these and how to wire them in? Justin
  3. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hey guys, continuing my electrics saga with the '68 beetle - thought we'd have a crack at getting it running - starter motor turns over, dizzy rotor arm spins but there was no spark. Couldn't figure out what was going on but we discovered that the coil has a positive charge on both terminals -...
  4. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hey folks, I've bitten the bullet and started overhauling my electrics as I had a lot of loose connections and found a couple of burnt wires. Everything is working normally so i'm just replacing old for new. I just wanted to check about wires of different thickness being joined together. Is...
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    Not looking to power anything too demanding, more just to power/charge up cameras, laptop/tablet and the like. Ideally after something with at least a single plug and USB sockets and be reliable with a decent build quality! ;) From the little I've read, am I right in thinking that pure sine...
  6. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Oil light & Fuel gauge have stopped working : ( '74 Bay Hi, Pretty much as the title says! I've checked the connections behind the dash with a multimeter and there seems to be no juice getting to the fuel gauge. Oil light was working a day or so ago, and now does not come on when starting the...
  7. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, Just got a 1303 through an MOT, tested some night driving, and noticed the drive and dash lights slowly dimmer in and out; not completely out of course :) Any idea what might cause this?
  8. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Exactly what it says on the tin really. Can anybody recommend a good fridge to use in my van. I am in the process of building my interior but I am unsure of the capacity of the fridges used by the vast majority. What sort of dimensions are you guys using? Any help provided would be greatly...
  9. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    My car started life as a 1972 1300 Beetle, with 12 fuses in the box, the wiper switch on the column, and the steering wheel with the large horn pad. This has all been changed, now it has a dash mounted wiper switch, and just the indicator switch on the column. I remember having difficulty wiring...
  10. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    [SOLVED] Fast flashing indicators / no stop light / no reverse light Hi, I've a bit of a problem, as you can see from the title. i) Fast flashing indicator: The relay, dash light, and all bulbs flash repeatedly; around 3-4 times a second, if I use either left/right turn signal, or the...
  11. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Earlier today I finally fitted my new weber 32/36 carb to my 1303 s beetle. I turned the ignition on and tried to start it up and nothing happened, then the condensor wires and points wires were smoking and all stripped. Any solutions? I think i may have wired everything back up incorrectly but...
  12. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Have got a 1973 wizard that im putting back on the road, its got teardrop rear lights and indicators, im just wondering... Will these be legal? - pass an MOT Will I have to get inventive and fit a reversing light? Any information greatly appreciated! :)
  13. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Fusebox on her indoors's 1302s would seem to be past its sell by date and in need of replacement. She wants to keep the car as original as possible so I'm trying to avoid doing any major rewiring of the fusebox. The box is one of the 12 fuse varieties but when I look at sites listing a new box...
  14. Jobs For The Boys (& Girls)
    Hey guys! Looking for an auto-electrician. We have done a full body off resto and now its time for the electrics but we have no idea so want to get someone in to do them who has a bit of know how :) If you have any suggestions for people or know someone that is looking a a bit of work then...
  15. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I have a '73 Jeans Beetle 1200. The wiper mechanism is worn and the wiper arms slip on the spigots (arms are held on by grub screws & spigots have been mangled). Can I change the whole mechanism and motor for a later type with splined or tapered spigots? Thanks in advance
  16. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hello all, I've recently bought a '72 1300 bug and it has developed a problem with the right indicator which is frustrating the hell out of me... Basically, the right indicator doesn't work if you pop the lever up so the indicator stays on, it only flashes when you hold it halfway as if changing...
  17. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hey guys! I just moved to just outside Dorchester last week with my beetle. Was getting ready for the MOT and the wiper motor switch just decided to pack up! Does anybody know where I can get one ASAP and as close as possible? I know GSF stock VW parts but would the branch in poole have one...
  18. Watercooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi all, I just bought a new alternator for my van but need to swap over the fan and pulley from my old one to the new one. Trouble is I can't work out how to get the bloody thing off of the old one, is there a way of stopping the alternator from spinning whilst you work on removing parts from...
  19. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Ok, so one of the terminals has come of my headlight switch (1960 Beetle). From the wiring diagram the headlight switch should be regarded as a terminal, and the live feed should run of from the ignition, or is it vice versa? Headlight switch. The terminal which has come of is the joint...
  20. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    i bought a 74 van with a recon engine (500 miles) and a lovely paint job to replace my 76 tatty and worn out van, got it nearly home, about 200 miles when it started popping and spluttering i had stopped a lot and not exceeded 55 so i was a little suprised when it stopped at a busy junction and...
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