Board Logo
Go To Bottom

Printable Version  
[ Total Views: 1679 | Total Replies: 23 | Thread Id: 113368 ]
Author: Subject:  Bay Widow Suby/auto conversion
Membernbturbo
Veteran Volks Folk
*****


Avatar


Posts: 2134
Threads: 86
Registered: December 19th, 2002
Member Is Offline

Location: Whyalla Sth.Aust.
Theme: UltimaBB Powder

posted on September 2nd, 2018 at 01:57 PM
Bay Widow Suby/auto conversion


Have another Bus rebuild on the go.Have had this body away for 10 months getting the rust and dents done.I had him open the rear air vents out 35mm each side,convert the rear of the body to use early tail lights,convert the front to use bullit indicators and cut the front intrusion panel off to use early Bay bumpers.Got some stainless items from Vietnam for a very good price.Also had a hole cut into the roof to fit a new rag sunroof I bought from the States.He has had to use different model front and sliding door-but the gaps are nearly perfect and the shut like a new Bus.

Error
Sorry, you must be a registered user in order to download attachments.


Error
Sorry, you must be a registered user in order to download attachments.


Error
Sorry, you must be a registered user in order to download attachments.
Membernbturbo
Veteran Volks Folk
*****


Avatar


Posts: 2134
Threads: 86
Registered: December 19th, 2002
Member Is Offline

Location: Whyalla Sth.Aust.
Theme: UltimaBB Powder

posted on September 2nd, 2018 at 01:59 PM



The sides are so straight - but he says they are not quite good enough for a black top coat.

Error
Sorry, you must be a registered user in order to download attachments.
Membernbturbo
Veteran Volks Folk
*****


Avatar


Posts: 2134
Threads: 86
Registered: December 19th, 2002
Member Is Offline

Location: Whyalla Sth.Aust.
Theme: UltimaBB Powder

posted on October 11th, 2018 at 12:32 PM



One for the Suby experts- there is a heavy blue wire with a black plastic connector,that is connected to the heavy blue wire going to the starter solenoid-what was it's purpose? I have a shitty pic of it.

Error
Sorry, you must be a registered user in order to download attachments.
Super ModeratorBizarre
Super Moderator
The artist formerly known as blue74l
*******

Rank Avatar

Avatar


Posts: 12617
Threads: 723
Registered: August 25th, 2002
Member Is Offline

Location: Abbotsford, Sydney
Theme: UltimaBB Pro Blue ( Default )

posted on October 11th, 2018 at 12:51 PM



Nice - will be watching this with interest



Futue te ipsum!!!
Memberbinner
Fahrvergnugen
****


Avatar


Posts: 965
Threads: 197
Registered: January 19th, 2010
Member Is Offline

Location: Brisbane
Theme: UltimaBB Streamlined2
Mood: want more grunt

posted on October 11th, 2018 at 07:30 PM



you can delete/terminate that if you stick with the original vw starter wiring



Membernbturbo
Veteran Volks Folk
*****


Avatar


Posts: 2134
Threads: 86
Registered: December 19th, 2002
Member Is Offline

Location: Whyalla Sth.Aust.
Theme: UltimaBB Powder

posted on October 12th, 2018 at 04:16 PM



Thanks binner-I had the loom done at AGT and he tagged the blue one "starter switch". I assume it goes to the solenoid terminal to tell the ECU that engine is being cranked? Andrew must be snowed under with work,because he hasn't responded to emails for a fair while.It was the other blue wire with the single black terminal cover-I can not remember where it went when I stripped the loom out.

Error
Sorry, you must be a registered user in order to download attachments.
Membermackaymanx
A.k.a.: Brent
Custom Title Time!
*****


Avatar


Posts: 1602
Threads: 97
Registered: January 12th, 2006
Member Is Offline

Location: Mackay.QLD
Theme: UltimaBB Pro Blue
Mood: Brad'ed Off :td:

posted on October 12th, 2018 at 04:49 PM



Yes, it tells the ECU that you are starting the motor, It needs to see this signal.



Quote of the week
"Do I wish to send them to you again, nope, no interest can't be bothered really, to much hassle for little or no return."

http://www.vw-mplate.com/mplate2-18600.png
Memberbinner
Fahrvergnugen
****


Avatar


Posts: 965
Threads: 197
Registered: January 19th, 2010
Member Is Offline

Location: Brisbane
Theme: UltimaBB Streamlined2
Mood: want more grunt

posted on October 12th, 2018 at 07:06 PM



Quote:
Originally posted by nbturbo
Thanks binner-I had the loom done at AGT and he tagged the blue one "starter switch". I assume it goes to the solenoid terminal to tell the ECU that engine is being cranked? Andrew must be snowed under with work,because he hasn't responded to emails for a fair while.It was the other blue wire with the single black terminal cover-I can not remember where it went when I stripped the loom out.


yeah, i think he is... I'm sending another loom to him next week and I'm doing one. i dont want to overwhelm him :lol::lol::lol::lol:




MemberScottkombi
Officially Full-On Dubber
***


Avatar


Posts: 358
Threads: 11
Registered: December 24th, 2008
Member Is Offline

Location: Terrigal NSW
Theme: UltimaBB Pro Blue ( Default )
Mood: Sick of Work

posted on October 16th, 2018 at 03:25 PM



Agree with Brent.

According to Andrew it will start without that wire signal but struggle.

I think it richens up the mixture to allow easier starting.




88 Caravelle Syncro Camper
89 Caravelle GL microbus - 5 speed
69 Microbus
05 Mk5 Golf 1.9 TDi DSG
Membernbturbo
Veteran Volks Folk
*****


Avatar


Posts: 2134
Threads: 86
Registered: December 19th, 2002
Member Is Offline

Location: Whyalla Sth.Aust.
Theme: UltimaBB Powder

posted on October 17th, 2018 at 05:26 AM



Thanks fellas - will hook it up
Membernbturbo
Veteran Volks Folk
*****


Avatar


Posts: 2134
Threads: 86
Registered: December 19th, 2002
Member Is Offline

Location: Whyalla Sth.Aust.
Theme: UltimaBB Powder

posted on October 18th, 2018 at 04:54 PM



Decided to mount the ECU and relays/fuses in the hole below where the spare used to sit.I cut the wheel well out and will screw an ally flat panel to cover the hole.Made up an ally bracket to cable tie everything to.Also mounted the ignition module here as well.Made an ally panel to make the whole thing air tight so that all incoming air has to go thru radiator.The loom with the 3 multi pin plugs fell just right to hook up to the motor.

Error
Sorry, you must be a registered user in order to download attachments.


Error
Sorry, you must be a registered user in order to download attachments.


Error
Sorry, you must be a registered user in order to download attachments.
Membernbturbo
Veteran Volks Folk
*****


Avatar


Posts: 2134
Threads: 86
Registered: December 19th, 2002
Member Is Offline

Location: Whyalla Sth.Aust.
Theme: UltimaBB Powder

posted on October 18th, 2018 at 05:02 PM



Going to make a battery carrier and set it back into the body on the LH side under the back seat.Have to make a wiring loom to operate the cooling fans,fuel pump,starter solenoid etc.I have to make a complete new wiring loom for the whole Bus,so might bring it down the LH side and terminate it all in this cavity as well.Mounted the fuel pump and a genuine Suby fuel filter under the tank.Tapped the og hole out to 1/4 bsp and machined a fitting with 1/4bsp for return line and silver soldered it adjacent to the outlet hole.

Error
Sorry, you must be a registered user in order to download attachments.


Error
Sorry, you must be a registered user in order to download attachments.


Error
Sorry, you must be a registered user in order to download attachments.
Memberbinner
Fahrvergnugen
****


Avatar


Posts: 965
Threads: 197
Registered: January 19th, 2010
Member Is Offline

Location: Brisbane
Theme: UltimaBB Streamlined2
Mood: want more grunt

posted on October 18th, 2018 at 09:16 PM
nice work man


are you running a filter from tank to pump?. Forget the subi temp guage for fans.I terminate that wire and install a digital display thermo unit that you can set any temp on and off, I then run a "ON" lamp in dash to let me know fans are on.
I usually open up the fuel tank and weld in a dash 6 fitting then continue all the way to fuel filter.




Membernbturbo
Veteran Volks Folk
*****


Avatar


Posts: 2134
Threads: 86
Registered: December 19th, 2002
Member Is Offline

Location: Whyalla Sth.Aust.
Theme: UltimaBB Powder

posted on October 19th, 2018 at 09:07 AM



The last Bus I did, made a mistake with the ECU signal wire for the fans and put 12 volts back to the ECU.Bought a Davies Craig adjustable controller with the probe in the top hose.Worked really well.
Memberzoofish
Officially Full-On Dubber
***


No Avatar


Posts: 205
Threads: 47
Registered: February 3rd, 2010
Member Is Offline

Location: Sydney
Theme: UltimaBB Pro Blue

posted on March 8th, 2019 at 11:01 PM



This is looking GREAT!
Membernbturbo
Veteran Volks Folk
*****


Avatar


Posts: 2134
Threads: 86
Registered: December 19th, 2002
Member Is Offline

Location: Whyalla Sth.Aust.
Theme: UltimaBB Powder

posted on March 12th, 2019 at 08:31 AM



Had the whole engine bay/suspension blasted to clean it up.Also had the rear floor area done.Etch primed everything,after an hour of air blowing to get rid of the grit.Never again inside.Painted the engine bay and started assembly.Got both side radiator mounting frames in and all sealed up.Cleaned the fuel tank and the tin cover.Gave both a coat of Gun Metal hammertone.Loom and ECU back in and bolted down.I have decided to fab a lower chassis rail to use Bus rear support rubber mounts onto the original Suby engine mount frames.Then decided to use the mount to transfer the coolant across to the RH mounted radiator.When i get the trans and motor back in,will fab the mounts and have it powder coated.Took a bit of work to ensure there was no internal restrictions and no pin holes.

Error
Sorry, you must be a registered user in order to download attachments.


Error
Sorry, you must be a registered user in order to download attachments.


Error
Sorry, you must be a registered user in order to download attachments.
Membernbturbo
Veteran Volks Folk
*****


Avatar


Posts: 2134
Threads: 86
Registered: December 19th, 2002
Member Is Offline

Location: Whyalla Sth.Aust.
Theme: UltimaBB Powder

posted on March 12th, 2019 at 08:39 AM



Going old school with the dash-will weld this Beetle dash panel into the centre of the Bay steel dash, with flat steel both sides.Will chase up a 68 Beetle KPH speedo and put 2 VDO guages to the left and wiper/light switches to the right.Have had the stop/tail light holes cut out and changed to Split stop/tail openings.Also had all the front holes welded up and Splitty bullet indicators fitted.Gave the motor a quick spruce up.

Error
Sorry, you must be a registered user in order to download attachments.


Error
Sorry, you must be a registered user in order to download attachments.


Error
Sorry, you must be a registered user in order to download attachments.
Membernbturbo
Veteran Volks Folk
*****


Avatar


Posts: 2134
Threads: 86
Registered: December 19th, 2002
Member Is Offline

Location: Whyalla Sth.Aust.
Theme: UltimaBB Powder

posted on March 12th, 2019 at 10:47 AM



another one

Error
Sorry, you must be a registered user in order to download attachments.
Memberbinner
Fahrvergnugen
****


Avatar


Posts: 965
Threads: 197
Registered: January 19th, 2010
Member Is Offline

Location: Brisbane
Theme: UltimaBB Streamlined2
Mood: want more grunt

posted on March 12th, 2019 at 01:53 PM



......how are you plumbing your return to tank?
Do you already have your reverse throttle adaptor?




Membernbturbo
Veteran Volks Folk
*****


Avatar


Posts: 2134
Threads: 86
Registered: December 19th, 2002
Member Is Offline

Location: Whyalla Sth.Aust.
Theme: UltimaBB Powder

posted on March 12th, 2019 at 07:10 PM



I machined up a steel spigot with 1/4 BSP thread then silver soldered alongside original tank outlet. Tapped original outlet 1/4 BSP as well.OG Suby fuel lines are on the RH side and meet up really well to tank fittings.Made the throttle body reverser from a 75mm exhaust pipe donut.
Memberbinner
Fahrvergnugen
****


Avatar


Posts: 965
Threads: 197
Registered: January 19th, 2010
Member Is Offline

Location: Brisbane
Theme: UltimaBB Streamlined2
Mood: want more grunt

posted on March 12th, 2019 at 09:04 PM



nice, i like the cut of your jib....



MemberPorscheKombi
Commited Dubber
**


No Avatar


Posts: 58
Threads: 11
Registered: May 23rd, 2013
Member Is Offline

Location: Melbourne
Theme: UltimaBB Pro Blue ( Default )

posted on June 28th, 2019 at 08:27 AM



Hey mate,

Progress looks great.

Not sure if you'd be interested, but I'm bought a Aluminium Fuel tank from Red9Design in the UK which I'm no longer going to be using if you're interested in it. The made it specifically for their subaru install:

https://www.red9design.co.uk/type2.htm 

pm if you're interested
Membernbturbo
Veteran Volks Folk
*****


Avatar


Posts: 2134
Threads: 86
Registered: December 19th, 2002
Member Is Offline

Location: Whyalla Sth.Aust.
Theme: UltimaBB Powder

posted on June 28th, 2019 at 02:20 PM



Quote:
Originally posted by PorscheKombi
Hey mate,

Progress looks great.

Not sure if you'd be interested, but I'm bought a Aluminium Fuel tank from Red9Design in the UK which I'm no longer going to be using if you're interested in it. The made it specifically for their subaru install:

https://www.red9design.co.uk/type2.htm 

pm if you're interested


Thanks.I have finished the fuel tank.Modified for the Suby conversion and all bolted in position.
MemberPorscheKombi
Commited Dubber
**


No Avatar


Posts: 58
Threads: 11
Registered: May 23rd, 2013
Member Is Offline

Location: Melbourne
Theme: UltimaBB Pro Blue ( Default )

posted on June 30th, 2019 at 08:54 AM



Quote:
Originally posted by nbturbo
Quote:
Originally posted by PorscheKombi
Hey mate,

Progress looks great.

Not sure if you'd be interested, but I'm bought a Aluminium Fuel tank from Red9Design in the UK which I'm no longer going to be using if you're interested in it. The made it specifically for their subaru install:

https://www.red9design.co.uk/type2.htm 

pm if you're interested


Thanks.I have finished the fuel tank.Modified for the Suby conversion and all bolted in position.


No worries mate. I thought that may have been the case but thought I'd just check.
Keep up the great work


  Go To Top


Powered by GaiaBB, © 2011 The GaiaBB Group


[ Queries: 40 ] [ PHP: 40.2% - SQL: 59.8% ]