Putting the bus back together

Getting road-ready again

It’s great to have phase one of the 1641cc air-cooled engine refurbish complete and have it back in the bus again! The heads and head studs have now all been sorted by the guys at Resto Classics. To complete the work, the stock 34 pict 3 carb and manifold were both refreshed and set-up for the engine before getting them fitted back in the bus.

new fuel filler neck seal fitted
new fuel filler neck seal fitted

Before the engine went back in, new rear valence and engine firewall rubbers were fitted to seal the engine bay. A new fuel filler neck seal and replacement fresh air hoses were also fitted along with a new air filter.

back on the road after stage one of the 1641cc refresh
back on the road after stage one of the 1641cc refresh

Refurbished speedo

Yes I know it’s a cheap an’ cheerful pancake style filter! This is a temporary measure whilst I look for an original oil bath style filter to replace it with… along with the engine going back in, great to get Thorstens (VW-Museum) refurbished speedo back in the dash – odometer reset to 00000, so looking forward to putting some miles on the bus!

refurbished speedo back in the dash
refurbished speedo back in the dash

Good to get most of the mechanical work and electrical updates sorted, a few more bits still to do, plus a few updates, so plenty to keep me busy!

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