Monday, 8 October 2012

...and The Beast runs!

Finally bit the bullet and put the wiring in!
Again the loom was modified by Richard at RJES and it went straight in, routed to be as neat as possible, then connected up the 4 wires as labelled....oil light, alt light, ignition and fuel pump.

Then "Fire up the Quattro!"

It fired first time and settled to a tick over straight away, unbelievable!

We took the Bus to Busfest for a shake down. Richard kindly gave it the once over and gave me a couple of tidying up jobs.

This weekend we went to Brighton Breeze. 460 miles and not a hitch.

This is the best thing I have ever done to my Bus!
It’s easier to drive, smoother and has a proper heater.
We bought all the conversion parts from Richard at RJES and everything we had was top quality and fit perfectly. It certainly made the job a whole lot easier.

It’s taken us most of the year to find the time to do it, but I reckon we have less than 2 weeks work in it!
It’s not difficult to do so, if you have been holding back from doing this I would suggest you get your finger out and DO IT!

Front Gets 4 Pots too!


Rear Disc Brakes for Bay Window

As part of the Subaru engine install we said we would develope our own Rear Disc Brake Kit for The Bay Window.
We used the same disc and caliper as used on the Split Screen Rear Wishbone Kit. The disc is mounted to the original Drive flange from the rear hub and the caliper mounted on a new bracket attached to the original backplate in some new cables similar to the Split Screen Kit and a pair of Braided Hoses and Bingo! Why did it take so long to get round to doing it!

The pictures below will be in the Instructions!

New Beetle Sump

Caught the bottom of the sump in Morrisons car park!