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putting all the right bits back in all the right places – Vintage Volkswagens, you got to love them!


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With the refurbished speedo back from Thorsten at VW-Museum, it’s time to start getting things back together again! At the moment, it’s a bit disconcerting driving around with a big hole in the dash of my VW bus, so it will be good to get that aspect resolved!

need to get the refurbished speedo back in place…
need to get the refurbished speedo back in place…

Instead of the accelerator cable being connected to the old pedal linkage via a plastic cable tie as it was before, it’s now been upgraded to the silky smooth Buttys Bits Throttle Kit – it gives a much nicer throttle response than the original!

Buttys Bits Throttle Kit all fitted up
Buttys Bits Throttle Kit all fitted up

Instead of the frayed accelerator cable exiting the sharp metal tube in the engine tin wear, a new EMPI multi-strand, super flex steel accelerator cable has been fitted along with the beautifully engineered throttle‬ tube cable roller from 73 Aircooled – again this makes for a much smoother throttle response, and no sharp edges to damage the cable this time!

73 Aircooled‬ ‪– ‎throttle‬ tube cable roller fitted
73 Aircooled‬ ‪– ‎throttle‬ tube cable roller fitted

Whilst the guys at Resto Classics were checking over various mechanical bits on the bus for me and carrying out a few jobs on it, they noticed that the 1600cc air cooled engine was not running quite right and the heads seemed a bit loose? Nothing too drastic apparently, but something that will need looking at sooner rather than later… so the work continues!

Vintage Volkswagens, you got to love them!

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