electrics, brakes and the engine; getting the basics all checked and sorted

Whilst in their capable hands, another of the things I’ve asked the guys at Resto Classics to do, is check over the buses electrics front to back. The buses actual ‘structure’ is in great, rust free condition, so for my peace of mind/confidence, I wanted the other main components checking; electrics, brakes and the engine. If these are all checked/sorted, you’re onto a winner!

the original electrics will need checking over to make sure all is good
the original electrics will need checking over to make sure all is good

Fortunately the buses electrics look in pretty good original shape, and not too messed about with. However, one of the first things that will need replacing is the 6v/2x18w indicator relay. Although the indicators still currently work, because it’s on a 12v system, the flash rate is too fast!

the 6v indicator relay will need replacing…
the 6v indicator relay will need replacing…

Another benefit of getting this changed to a 12v relay will be the opportunity of sorting the hazard warning lights out at the same time. Although the bus is fitted with the classic red VW emergency 88 hazard switch, unfortunately they’re not currently working. Hopefully this will be an opportunity to get this sorted, along with any other 6v legacy items that need swapping out!

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