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What did you do to your Kombi today?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by BrianK, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Mr Beckstar

    Mr Beckstar Well-Known Member

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    Stripped down the 113 905 205 AL distributor I bought a couple of months back. Cleaned up in the ultrasonic parts cleaner. Ordered a rebuilt vac can from Advanced Diaphragm Options as the one in this dizzy was cactus. Searched without success for an Aussie company who can sell me a Bosch rebuild kit (1 237 010 007) so sent an email to Vintage Vee Dub.

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  2. Blunderbus

    Blunderbus Active Member

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    Well xmas is early, my parcel arrived this morning :cool:.
     
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  3. Blunderbus

    Blunderbus Active Member

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    Performance Ignition in Melbourne could probably rebuild it for you.
     
  4. Mr Beckstar

    Mr Beckstar Well-Known Member

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    I like tinkering with Kombi parts! :cool:
    And I like to know the ins and outs of all the bits on my Kombi and what condition everything is in. I'm a mechanical engineer so I'm weird like that :confused:
     
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  5. Mr Beckstar

    Mr Beckstar Well-Known Member

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    Reconditioned vac can arrived so I compared it against the old can. Looks good.

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  6. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Might be an optical illusion but the reco one looks smaller than the oldie :rolleyes:
     
  7. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Looks smaller and shiner as well , does look like that Kahunakombi
     
  8. Mr Beckstar

    Mr Beckstar Well-Known Member

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    Yes, optical illusion LOL. They're the same size.

    There is a slight difference in the size of the dimple on the vac can though and I'm guessing the dimple has something to do with the return spring seat. I'm hoping the spring inside is the correct spring.

    I'll be checking the advance curves when it's rebuilt. I bought a vacuum pump kit for the job from Gasweld West Gosford. It'll also help when I want to bleed the brakes. I'll just test the advance curves in the kombi with my timing light. One run at different engine speeds with the vac can disconnected to measure the actual centrifugal advance curve and then another run with different vacuum settings to measure the actual vacuum advance curve. That's the plan anyway :confused:
     
  9. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Hopefuly the numbers on the vac can shaft are the same.
    Quite a few variations .
    Test should give a reasonable idea or someone like leons motors may have a machine for regraphing readouts.
    They seem reasonable for work done so at a guess it wouldnt cost much to have a printout if they have the gear.
     
  10. Mr Beckstar

    Mr Beckstar Well-Known Member

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    Oh yes, it's a 461 on the vac can; the first thing I checked as that's what I asked for.

    Leons is a bit of a trek for me; I'm on the NSW central coast down past Newcastle. I'd consider taking it to someone on the coast or Sydney/Newcastle if they had the right equipment. But I'd still test it myself anyway :)
     
  11. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Sorry.
    Mixed you with someone similar sounding name up this way.

    Yeah.
    My method would be test myself as well just to satisfy curosity ;)

    Few of the locals down your way may know who has a test rig.
    Interested to see how the new can performs.
     
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  12. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    New battery fitted. Long time overdue!. Used the jump start device to get me up to the house to do the change over. Works a treat. Belt and braces now. New battery means I should not need the jump battery but ready to jump if I need to.. Volts everywhere!
     
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  13. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    g/day Apal :) what brand ,how many plates , and HOW many $. :(
     
  14. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    It's a battery from Autobahn. Went with their recommendation and max warranty. Ours is not a daily driver or a fully fitted camper so only need battery to drive the normal electrics.. Will see what is on the battery if I can read it in the bus.
     
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  15. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Only info on the visible side of the battery is 40 month warranty..
     
  16. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Well that's not bad, usually only get 24 mths over that you have to pay for am extended warranty.
    My current battery been in since 2009,I tkink its living on borrowed time,
     
  17. ruby6689

    ruby6689 Well-Known Member

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    While we watched our driveway get washed away in the torrential rain we put our new Historic Rego plates on our Kombi's.
     
  18. Luckyphil

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    Leather wrapped the steering wheel with a Wheel Skin from Van Cafe.

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  19. cbus

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  20. jobell

    jobell Active Member

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    Just dropped her off for a VIC roadworthy with a mechanic who has never driven a vintage VW before. I explained the gearbox (given the little diagram is covered by my coffee cup holder) but..... it makes me nervous entrusting her to strangers.
     
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