Bus, Boat, Car
Had a bit of a VW weekend this weekend.
Managed to score some nice VW stuff from a fellow VW enthusiast (cheers razor ;) ).
Picked up an original venetian for the Razor. It's an Aussie only part and appears to be a pretty rare thing. I have seen venetians for razors before, but most of them do not wrap around the rear screen correctly. This one is correctly shaped to fit the screen. I've only seen one like this (this one), but the PO said that there are maybe three others in existence.
I was offered this some time back but at that time, did not think that a period accessory like this would really suit a Type 4 powered turbocharged razor, but as the direction with the car has changed a little, I've decided that it will look right at home. It needs a restoration, but apart from some sun- faded paint, and a few minor kinks, is in very good condition.
The venetian mounts by six small tabs that slide in the rubber screen seal next to the glass. Each tab has a small rubber pad to prevent damage to the glass.
The venetian is a great score, and not one that would come up too often, but this was not the only thing that I managed to pick up this weekend. The rest of the VW 'stuff' comprised of several boxes of stuff capable of building a nice 2100cc engine. This is basically a Scat 2100 DIY kit, which includes everything apart from the case, cooling and exhaust. It even includes a pair of weber 45 IDA's, manifolds and air cleaners, as well as a very nice Pertronix flame thrower dizzy.
It's nice stuff, and will build a perfect engine for the bus. From my previous research 2100cc should make a nice torquey engine, perfect for pulling the bus along. Mated with the Type 3 box that is already in it, it should make quite a nice driving bus. It might even be enough to tow the bug, which would be a massive bonus.
So this now leaves the ex Aussie army stationary engine that I bought for the bus redundant. I had bought this unit as it was a low hours (only approx 1000 hours), 1600cc single port. Basically a nice reliable stock engine.