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Red's Rolling Resto

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by OberonViking, Sep 23, 2021.

  1. OberonViking

    OberonViking Well-Known Member

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  2. OberonViking

    OberonViking Well-Known Member

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    I’ve received my thermostat and started to install it. Unfortunately I’ve had trouble with a particular bolt for it.

    Here’s the mounting frame and pulley wheel installed.

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  3. OberonViking

    OberonViking Well-Known Member

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    I’m keen to get the fuel breather system back to working - does anyone have a charcoal canister or whatever it is that the breather pipes are meant to feed into?
     
  5. Barry

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    I doubt a 75 had a charcoal canister. I thought 76 was the first year?

    It will work with out one
     
  6. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    73 did’t have one . It ran to the oil bath inlet pipe to be then burned off through the carburettor.
     
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  7. Wiz

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    Have you sorted this yet?
    PR
     
  8. OberonViking

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    Hopefully tomorrow when I see my FIL with his M8 tap. There’s an internal thread that is damaged and I hope to sort it with a tap. I’m not particularly optimistic because it is the first two threads that are damaged, I’m not sure that the tap will grab properly.
     
  9. OberonViking

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    That's good news, I would like to think I have spent enough on parts that are missing.

    So, when I connect the breather pipes together with the T-piece (also missing), where does the third end go?
     
  10. OberonViking

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    Thermostat installed. If you're looking for an original style thermostat and/or cooling flaps for your VW motor, let me know, I am working on a deal with importing them.

    Adjusting the cable is an easy enough job if you've got three hands, which I don't even though I have helped to create twelve more hands (Happy Mothers' Day to all y'all mothers). I forgot to take photos, sorry.

    So, I am now expecting warm up to be quicker tomorrow, with better heating coming in to the cabin. I don't have much to complain about, there is heat enough to start to defrost the windscreen within 1km of driving - that was Friday morning where the air was so cold it started to frost once I started driving. I think the frost hadn't settled on the windscreen because I had recently given it a good clean and application of Rain.x.

    I love my Rain.x, it helps to mitigate the crappy wipers I currently have.
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  11. cbus

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    You should find a suitable sized hole in the air filter box to plug the extra hose into.
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  12. oldman

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    Rain.Xis a must have for every kombi owner !
    It makes driving in the rain almost enjoyable :)
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  13. OberonViking

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    Thermostat seems to be working. I think it runs better in the mornings too (which is good seeing as I just started a thread about freeing the choke valve).
     
  14. OberonViking

    OberonViking Well-Known Member

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    This is the thermostat cold pulling the cooling flaps closed, bypassing the oil cooler.

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  15. OberonViking

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    This is with a warm engine. Notice how much more the brass hexagon protrudes from the bracket. This allows the cooling flaps to open into the cooling position.

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  16. OberonViking

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    I tried to take a good photo of the red tinware... I tried... (yes, I still have all the labelling I put on for the engine removal.)

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