SunnyJim Lowlight Restoration

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by SunnyJim, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Correct.
    It is splined both ends.
    2 person method and from memory so some details 10/10 cloudy.
    Check normal procedure in Bentley or similar.
    Scribe around bearing housing accurately so you can reposition accurately and not stuff wheel alignment.
    Think it was still necessary to remove bolts securing housing to spring plate to allow enough movement off torsion bar.
    Advantage of 2 people meant didn't have to remove brakes or brake lines ? Were held in place.
    Careful with old brake lines as most are corroded and ready to snap.
    Think you may have replaced yours on one kombi already?
    I gently applied pressure with a lever between plate and housing while tapping torsion bar in with a drift to ensure it didn't come off the inner spline.
    Previously marked spline positions with centre punch and marker pen as per normal procedure for such.
    If you have lowered the kombi there may be no pressure with arm on bottom stop.
    If not then support the lower end on a trolley jack.
    It only drops about a cm under tension once clear of housing.
    Slide off and and support, clean any deposited rubber.
    Talc and install new rubber bush.
    Carefuly align and refit.
    Nudging lower end of plate can assist getting bolts to line up.
    Check Ricks post on refitting same.
     
  2. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    Hey col
    Thx for the hints

    Am i right if i took both sides spring plates off and took all 4 rubbers out then i can pull the actual torsion bar out?
    Is anything else holding it in ?
    Is it packed with grease? If so after 46 years does need regreasing
     
  3. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Correct.
    Once plate and rubbers out of the way you can remove the torsion bar.
    That's how small adjustments are made to height.
    The number of splines on inner is different to outer.
    Should be a Ratwell on it .
    Edit. Google , adjusting vw rear torsion bar.

    No grease.
    Check for signicant rust on bar.
    If rusty treat and repaint .
    Different bus variants had different torsion bars with differing rates.
    Paint colour coded.
    So if they look ok without being removed and both same colour and you are happy with heights of bus I wouldn't bother pulling them.
    If you do then you will need to mark so that you align the inner spline in correct position when installing.
    Be careful not to burr splines.

    Maybe measure bus heights first .
     
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  4. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    I am always looking in the green bently. I might have to make friends with ratwell
     
  5. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    What's Sunnyjim been up to lately.? A lot quieter than a trump tweet.

    After pondering for a while the plan is
    * replace the 3rib with a rebuilt 2litre 6 rib . Including a new 0.70 4th gear for better highway rpms
    * drop the ej22 and replace leaky plastic oil separator plate with a steel one
    * renovate rusty fuel tank
    * remove the shift rods, replace and regrease all couplings and rubber boots

    That will be enough work for a while! 20170807_122611.jpg
     
  6. Subdub67

    Subdub67 Active Member

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    Hi SunnyJim,
    Looks good, doing a engine swap of my own, wiring loom for last motor was just too messed up, got a engine from Sunspares and ecu and now good to go, used Miles from Am auto to strip out the loom to make it easier. Ej20 power! Cheers Jon
     
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  7. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    Gday John

    Miles did my loom as well.
    In hindsight i wish i got a obd2 motor instead of a obd1. Can do so much more with monitoring sensors
    What year is yours?
     
  8. Subdub67

    Subdub67 Active Member

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    Hi Sunny,

    My engine is a 2004, it has the obd2 connector, if you need a switched on guy to wired it up or just want a check up Mark from Mudgeeraba auto electrical has done an amazing job. You can get an obd2 plug wired into your ecu but not sure what year.
    Are you coming to the bus stop next year? Cheers Jon
     
  9. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    John
    I think my ecu and harness is obd1. So it is limited
     
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    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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  11. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    Hi there kcers

    I have the 3 rib up against the 6 rib gearbox but pete at cvd advised me we need to move the 3rib input shaft and bell housing onto the 6 rib gearbox.
    You can see the different lengths
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  12. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    Here are the 2 boxes side by side.
    We look fwd to the benefits off a rebuilt 6 rib


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    LOW 71 New Member

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    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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  15. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    What's better than a rebuilt 2 litre 6 rib gearbox ?

    Why the answer is.... a rebuilt one that has been attacked by a colour blind spray painter

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  16. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Fugly .
    Some people should stick to putting stupid stickers on rear windows. :p
     
  17. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    Yep... give a 24 year old son some rattle cans and look what he goes and doeso_O
     
  18. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Quick slap around the ears and make him scrub it off. :)
    Its not a bloody Silvia.
     
  19. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    Nah. Once it is installed its gonna be a nice surprise for some vw mechanic
     
  20. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    Hi kcers
    Sunnyjim v2 renovation is on track.

    I have removed the clutch and flywheel and would like an experts opinion.

    There is a very big purple heat patch or stain on the flywheel.
    I don't know if this is normal or not.? Opinions?
    So this is from a sherman adaptor to a subie ej22. I did have some clutch shudder. I don't know if it is from not adusting the bowden tube or clutch disc itself
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