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  1. Moseley

    Gear selection adjustment ?

    It’s something I’ve wondered myself; the last front bush I bought was a disgraceful quality, but in fairness the vendor did send another better one to replace it (makes you wonder why they had two types on the shelf?) Even that one had a good amount of slop in it, and a few years later it has...
  2. Moseley

    Clutch Noise - Following Replacement

    Just thought I’d update this thread as I was definitely giving some bum information! So the vanishing noise I experienced turned out to be the failure of one of the retaining clips that holds the release bearing to the fork. I’ve done a bit of reading on The Samba, and it points towards the...
  3. Moseley

    Camper Jam Weston's Park 1st - 3rd July

    Always enjoy CamperJam, and it seems to be growing in size. Hopefully it doesn’t get too big for it’s boots, but the range of food vendors is fantastic, and plenty of trade stalls to occupy one’s time. Really disappointed that the Syncro rides weren’t there this year - not sure what the story...
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    Fitting convex glass into door mirror

    For reference, I have contacted Auto Wares yesterday and added everything I’ve put above. The photos are with Steve to review but he has already reached out to me with an initial response. I’ve certainly seen far more damning comments made by others on this forum relating to products 😉
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    Fitting convex glass into door mirror

    Hi Graham, fair point, it’s always good to hear other people’s experiences in case mine was a one-off. Judging by the photos of the product on Auto Wares page, I suspect not, but I will reach out to them for a response. However, I will post some photos as it is only fair to share more details...
  6. Moseley

    Fitting convex glass into door mirror

    I’ll post up some pictures later when I strip the one I haven’t done yet, and compare it to an original one. People can make their own minds up if they want to splash the cash then. I will say that the view in the mirror is much improved, but based on the quality of the metal parts, I’m not sure...
  7. Moseley

    Fitting convex glass into door mirror

    Just in case anyone comes across this post when wanting to fit convex glass, I would strongly advise against the Auto Wares ones. The quality is really pretty poor, and the design is flawed compared to an original one, meaning the nut on the mirror arm will eventually loosen over time if the...
  8. Moseley

    Bumper mounts?

    I’d agree with the tow bar / hitch idea - the bolt hole spacing look very similar to the ones on our tow bar. Kinda missing the long bit in between though 😂
  9. Moseley

    Routing Fuel lines

    Just have a consideration for keeping any restrictions in the lines similar on each side. I.e. as an extreme example, don’t put 20 elbows feeding one carb, and none on the other side. Every difference will contribute to a slight drop in pressure. Assuming you need to make a 180 degree bend at...
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    Raise lowered van, but no adjustment left

    Ah I think we’re talking crossed purposes. I was suggesting that ignoring the preload (because the assumption is that it is set up with the same angular difference between top and bottom arms when using the adjusters to a stock setup) there is no change to the stiffness of the springs...
  11. Moseley

    Raise lowered van, but no adjustment left

    I didn’t think it would make any difference to the stiffness of the ride, as ultimately all you’re doing by moving the adjusters is rotating the leaves - have I missed something? I appreciate that where discomfort can creep in is when ball joints max-out, or things start hitting the wheel arch...
  12. Moseley

    Camper Jam Weston's Park 1st - 3rd July

    We’ll be there, just hopefully I get my tinware back from the powder coaters in time to fit it all and actually be able to attend in the camper 😱 I notice the club camping area has moved for us Early Bay folk - the last time this happened I think everyone just decamped over to the SSVC area as...
  13. Moseley

    European Insurance Cover……BE WARNED.

    Unless I have some kind of Grandfather rights with the policy due to the length of time I’ve held it? It is indeed a multi car policy along with our home insurance. We have an agreed valuation with them, so they’ve got pictures and details of it, yet never been flagged as a concern. Similarly...
  14. Moseley

    European Insurance Cover……BE WARNED.

    That seems a bit odd because ours is a US import…?
  15. Moseley

    European Insurance Cover……BE WARNED.

    It’s a very sad thing to see a crashed bay, I’d possibly go as far to say that we see more incidents relating to engine bay fires than crashes. At least it looks to be fairly minor and repairable damage - hopefully it doesn’t impact on your holiday too much. Regarding the insurance side of...
  16. Moseley

    Cooling flap disassembly and rebuild

    Cheers, Si, yes that is a big help. Not as many washers as I was expecting - I figured that there’d be something to stop the linkages from flapping around, but they seem to have been designed to be mega floppy, presumably to reduce any chance of the thermostat from not being able to operate...
  17. Moseley

    Raise lowered van, but no adjustment left

    As stock, the suspension arms should rest not parallel to each other, I.e. the closer you get to the ball joint end, the further apart the distance between the arms. Once the spindle is installed, this pulls the arms parallel and preloads the leaf springs such that when on a bumpy surface, there...
  18. Moseley

    Raise lowered van, but no adjustment left

    Do you have dropped spindles? These could be returned to stock ones and then the beam lowered to suit. It depends how low you are aiming for though, as you would not want to be running stock spindles on a fairly low bus as you’ll have issues with ball joints hitting the end of their range of...
  19. Moseley

    Cooling flap disassembly and rebuild

    Hi all, hope most of you have had an enjoyable 4 days off! Whilst most of my time has been taken on repairing the daily, I’ve turned to doing a quick refurb on my cooling flaps whilst the rest of the tin is away for powder coating. I’ve stripped them down, and the ‘exploded’ parts are in the...
  20. Moseley

    CSP bell crank linkage

    I’ve just bought one of these kits for our bus, and I can confirm that there are clips on both ends 🤪
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