I could see your test photos of the motorbikes a moment ago but they have disappeared
does this piccy show ‘Golf Grills”
Nice! I’ll update when I get home/in the morning.
Many thanks for the behind the scenes work to fix the issue.
Have you all been waiting with bated breath? Cant concentrate at work due to wondering what ive been up to?..
Lets rewind a week…….
Had an hour or two in the shed this morning after the Japanese GP, new rubber disc fitted, bolts were knackered but I had some spare. Interesting to see the VW part number on it seeing as it’s febi.
I then moved on to fitting the BMW bearings to the prop, now while they physically fitted when flange was fixed to the end it basically clamped the bearing and stopped it moving. Hhmm, comparing and measuring followed with head scratching.. eventually noticed that on the old bearing part of the rubber had been sliced off! (See pics for where I mean)This, once done to the new ones fixed the issue and it all fits good! So, for people thinking of fitting these bearings, it’s much easier to slice the rubber off before you fit the bearing.. I also got the Rallye heat shield fitted, fits well but certainly makes doing the bolts up harder!
Get those narsty rusty bolts out, a spray of wax, refit with nice shiny stuff.
Job done 😁
I’ll hold on to the old straps for a couple days, does anyone want them? Rusty but intact, could be good for making copies without removing yours?.
The plan was to leave the rear sections of exhaust, they werent pretty, but they were nearly new, but they were modified, not actual syncro/country ones… can you see whats going through my mind here?.. yes, with me keeping on staring at it everytime i was under the van, i had no option but to replace… 😀
Got the IMASAF cat back set up.
finally got round to replacing the leaky seal on the rear diff, this was kinda done in celebration of finally finding a 25mm VC!! And within a mile of my house!! Bonus. 😀
So, err… i seem to be amassing rear diffs.. im up to 4! Basically this started with the vc on my car being the wrong 22mm version, so the hunt was on for a 25mm version. Tricky because they just dont seem to be about. Bought one blind on ebay that was over 300 miles away, just thought id at least make my money back if its the wrong one. Thanks to very nice friends, it is slowly making its way down to me, but i have found out it has a 22mm vc 🙁
Had a quick look on ebay and found a guy within a mile of my house selling a rear diff/vc off a Rallye! Bingo! Popped over to pick it up and found he had 2! Picked one and took it home, all night its playing on mind.. should i buy the other.. that would then give me two 25mm vc set ups, a decent spare to have… and lo and behold it turned up on my doorstep this morning! I now have two 22mm and two 25mm set ups!
Guess ill have to move on the two 22mm set ups, not much point in having them, well the vc’s at least.