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Old 13th August 2010, 13:38   #451
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Yes True, its a twin carb set-up for aircooled VW Dual port engines.

And this set-up increases the performance of the VW engine by a large extent

Presently my BUS is flying, with this, i will be competing with Kingfisher Airlines ( Sorry for being over-enthu)

Got hold of these NOS parts just recently, will be trying it on the Bus very soon.
NOS means NEW OLD STOCK .are you sure the carburretor shown in the photos is NOS.??
here are some photos of genuine NOS carburretors.
Note the attached aluminium tag with the part No
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Great Job Pavan. Restorations like these take a whole lot of blood sweat and tears. Hats off man. You cracked it!!!
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Great Job Pavan. Restorations like these take a whole lot of blood sweat and tears. Hats off man. You cracked it!!!
Thank you buddy.

Some more updates.

1) Window rubber beadings : Rattlings that were present, now vanishes with the installation of new window rubber beadings.

2) Underbody antirust spray : 3M anti rust coating for the entire underchassis (Spray type) is just wonderful, though pricey @ 5600/- , but supposed to be extremely effective in keeping moisture and rust at bay.

3) ORIGINAL VW Brake booster: Imported a used brake booster unit, and installed them, The brakes are a dream right now.

4) Fuel return pipe: Added a adapter for the fuel return pipe, now no worries from carb flooding and low mileage.
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Rainy season and suddenly the wiper stops working :(

Got out the motor today, Happy to see the original VW markings

Electrician says, only change in carbon brushes will help, Good...........!

Weekend, will be fitted back.
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Beautiful var Pavan!

Which workshop do get them restored at?
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Beautiful yar Pavan!

Which workshop do get them restored at?
Thank you

I have my own set of guys who work for me.

There is no workshop to say, i outsource my work at 3 different places.

Shop 1 - Tinkering and painting

Shop 2 - Electricals and Mechanicals

Shop 3 - Detailing

The rest i get it done with the car parked in front of my house.

All the above done, only to save time and during restorations Time is Money. So i also save on the money front.
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Talking Original Hella Headlight assembly goes in....!

Loooooong time since and update, as they say a restoration never ends, last 6 months the Bus has drained me of 1/2 a lac of rupees on original fittings, blame the 30% duty

The restoration costs alone as on date has touched 2+ lacs today.

Anyways... Getting back to restoration, The wiper motor was serviced and and now working clean.

Found some time today and got the Hella Headlight assembly today, it replaces the Amby headlights(Which actually looked a part though)
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2) Underbody antirust spray : 3M anti rust coating for the entire underchassis (Spray type) is just wonderful, though pricey @ 5600/- , but supposed to be extremely effective in keeping moisture and rust at bay.
'looks good. I wish I could get it as well now, but need to spare some funds to get CAN in shape for now!

'love seeing the updates on the bus btw! ChannAgidhE!

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Hi Pavan, why the rust tear marks under headlights. Was she soaking in the rain during monsoon? Another paint chip is visble under left headlight.
Rest I'll sum up in one single word (my usual takia-kalam) AWESOME.

Raab Rakha-Sonu
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'looks good. I wish I could get it as well now, but need to spare some funds to get CAN in shape for now!

'love seeing the updates on the bus btw! ChannAgidhE!
I know the pain sir....!

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Hi Pavan, why the rust tear marks under headlights. Was she soaking in the rain during monsoon? Another paint chip is visble under left headlight.
Rest I'll sum up in one single word (my usual takia-kalam) AWESOME.

Raab Rakha-Sonu

I had sprayed WD-40 and that has run down, and again there is no rust tear. Will post some more pics tomorrow after washing the BUS
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Pavan,
Wondering why there are 5 holes on the headlight rim. There are 2 kinds that I'm aware of -- one which has H4 (one piece lens and reflector) lamp -- this should just have 1 screw (you remove the rim to access the screws that adjust the lamp), and the older version which has separate lens and reflector -- this has 3 screws (1 to remove the rim, and the other 2 to adjust the beam). I'm not familiar with a 5 hole version.
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Wondering why there are 5 holes on the headlight rim. There are 2 kinds that I'm aware of -- one which has H4 (one piece lens and reflector) lamp -- this should just have 1 screw (you remove the rim to access the screws that adjust the lamp), and the older version which has separate lens and reflector -- this has 3 screws (1 to remove the rim, and the other 2 to adjust the beam). I'm not familiar with a 5 hole version.
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Hi Byas.

Me too wondered about this, but this particular headlights have the beam attached to the chrome ring, has the 3rd hole for fitting it on the dome.

But this assembly has 5 holes because, its made for the Beetle and the Bus.

When you are fitting it for a Beetle, it fits fine, but when you need to fit them on the BUS, you can remove the screws and turn the Beam so that the readings "top" and "Hella" is upright.
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Hi Pavan, why the rust tear marks under headlights. Was she soaking in the rain during monsoon? Another paint chip is visble under left headlight.
Rest I'll sum up in one single word (my usual takia-kalam) AWESOME.

Raab Rakha-Sonu
Some more pics to clear your doubts.

Have ordered rubber beading around the headlight ring rims, That will complete the installation.

Thank you again for the compliments
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Wondering why there are 5 holes on the headlight rim. There are 2 kinds that I'm aware of -- one which has H4 (one piece lens and reflector) lamp -- this should just have 1 screw (you remove the rim to access the screws that adjust the lamp), and the older version which has separate lens and reflector -- this has 3 screws (1 to remove the rim, and the other 2 to adjust the beam). I'm not familiar with a 5 hole version.
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Hi Byas.

Me too wondered about this, but this particular headlights have the beam attached to the chrome ring, has the 3rd hole for fitting it on the dome.

But this assembly has 5 holes because, its made for the Beetle and the Bus.

When you are fitting it for a Beetle, it fits fine, but when you need to fit them on the BUS, you can remove the screws and turn the Beam so that the readings "top" and "Hella" is upright.
Byas,
fully with your observations.
Actually there is no 5-screw rim headlight which came as OE on any beetle or bus irrespective of the OEM -be it HELLA , BOSCH or CIBIE(brazilian)
the 3 screw headlight assembly can be used on post 67 Beetles , Bugs,type3(european).VW part No:113-941-753-A
see the photos below.
This particular headlight is first of all is Not GERMAN HELLA.
it looks like it is Made in INDIA and for which car/model I am not able to say. But one thing is certain what you have fitted on the bus is not an original headlight assembly for VW baywindow or beetle
Also the price of the NOS HELLA GERMAN BOXED pair of VW headlight assy is GBP200.(available on VWHERITAGE.com)
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Byas,
fully with your observations.
Actually there is no 5-screw rim headlight which came as OE on any beetle or bus irrespective of the OEM -be it HELLA , BOSCH or CIBIE(brazilian)
the 3 screw headlight assembly can be used on post 67 Beetles , Bugs,type3(european).VW part No:113-941-753-A
see the photos below.
This particular headlight is first of all is Not GERMAN HELLA.
it looks like it is Made in INDIA and for which car/model I am not able to say. But one thing is certain what you have fitted on the bus is not an original headlight assembly for VW baywindow or beetle
Also the price of the NOS HELLA GERMAN BOXED pair of VW headlight assy is GBP200.(available on VWHERITAGE.com)
Not all the knowledge that we have is Correct....!

There are many and n number of suppliers for Classic VW's in the present market.

All i know is, the part number and the "HELLA" Markings on the headlight are glaringly perfect. I have a HELLA Headlight and i am happy

And about the Box, wait up, let me search the HELLA marked box with the VW logo I have it somewhere.
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