New Bay Window Bus drop spindles from Cool Air

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][mk_image src=”” image_width=”792″ image_height=”140″ crop=”false” lightbox=”false” frame_style=”simple” target=”_self” caption_location=”inside-image” align=”left” margin_bottom=”10″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”40″]Dropped spindles are a great way to lower your Bus while keeping the original suspension geometry and ride comfort. Basically a dropped spindle is created by moving the bearing spindle vertically upwards on the steering arm, in turn lowering your bus. Drop spindles offer, in theory, a quick and simple way to drop the front of your ride. There’s no welding required and should be achievable by a competent mechanic within a few hours.  Over the years there have been a few different types of dropped spindles on offer.

  • First there are the ‘welded’ type, where two sets of original spindles are used to create one new set of dropped spindles.
  • Second, are the ‘flipped-balljoint’ type, where a standard spindle is machined to accept alternative ball joints, fitted upside-down. This allows the spindle to me mounted above the training arms – instead if the standard possession below them.
  • Third, we have newly manufactured forged spindles, such as these new offerings from Cool Air.

These all new dropped spindles are designed to fit all Bay Window Buses from 1973 to 1979. They can be fitted to early 68-72, Bays, but you will need to use later, 1973 onwards, brake disc’s, callipers, etc. Cool Air can also supply these too, if you need them. They have been designed to fit perfectly in place of your original spindles, without any modification. This means your ball joints will remain the correct way up and will not reach their limit of travel, affording you both correct steering and suspension travel. Unlike other Bus dropped spindles, there is no exchange required, so you can buy these before pulling your current front end apart.

Once installed these forged dropped spindles will lower the front of your Bay by 6cm and they can be used with most alloy wheels, plus original 14″ steel wheel fitted to 1973 to 1979 models. Due to the construction of the spindle the offset of your wheels will be increased by 10mm each side. This means that the wheels will stick further out from their standard position.

Sold in pairs by Cool Air for only £519.50 including VAT. However, don’t forget you will get your usual Paintscrapers club discount – as long as you’re registered with them. If you’re not, then speak to Darren at a club meet and he’ll add you to the list.

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New oil filler breather boxes from Deimos Air Cooled

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][mk_image src=”” image_width=”792″ image_height=”140″ crop=”false” lightbox=”false” frame_style=”simple” link=”” target=”_blank” caption_location=”inside-image” align=”center” margin_bottom=”10″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]Colin from Deimos Air Cooled has dropped us a line to say they have a brand new product in stock that some of us may be interested in. Made in the UK and exclusive to Deimos Air Cooled, these oil filler breather boxes feature lightweight polished aluminium construction, exceptional breathing and oil/air separation. They are an open breather design, so no extra plumbing into air filters is required.

They are available as a standalone unit to keep your engine bay free of clutter from breather hoses. Alternatively, they can also be supplied with inlets for valve cover connection, should you require extra engine breathing. Both versions are intended for use on alternator stands. Installation instructions are included with the product to help you with fitting.

As with all products sold by Deimos Air Cooled these are top quality pieces of kit, not cheaply manufactured bits of tin. What may appear at first glance a high price tag, as with most things in life, you get what you pay for. However, don’t forget Colin is always ready to support his fellow Paintscrapers and offers regular club members a discount.

Go check out these beautiful breathers on the Deimos Air Cooled website and don’t forget all the other items they stock.

Technical specifications

  • Lightweight polished aluminium construction
  • Multi stage air/oil separator, 4 elements in the tower plus a double wall labyrinth filter cap
  • Open breather design, no extra plumbing into air filters needed
  • Exceptional flow capacity with an annular outlet area of over 1100mm2 (equivalent to a 1.5 inch bore hose!)
  • Washable, replaceable filter element
  • Stock location of oil filler, no pouring oil over the baffles and easy top ups without the decklid getting in the way
  • O-ring seal for a leak free joint between breather and mounting bracket
  • Available as a stand alone unit for an engine bay free of clutter from breather hoses or with inlets for valve cover connection. Standard inlet fittings are -8 JIC / AN, other sizes and styles available to order

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Cool Flo Old Skool BMX at the Volksworld show

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]Stephane Wright’s just been in touch to say “It’s on!” What? I hear you ask. The Cool Flo Old Skool BMX event will once again be running at next years VolksWorld Show March 29th & 30th March, at Sandown Park, Surrey UK. Everyone’s welcome to this epic BMX event, it’s going to be bigger & better then everything before. With special marquees full of competing show BMX’s, half pipes, DJ’s, live music & lots more. So make sure you pop along and visit all the extra BMX related attractions.

Top prizes will be available to be won for BMX show ‘n’ shine winners, so get building and polishing those entries. And if you’re thinking of entering a trusty ride, show bike registration will be opening very soon. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for full details, ‘Like’ CoolFlo & keep up to date on the event[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][mk_image src=”” image_width=”228″ image_height=”300″ crop=”true” lightbox=”false” frame_style=”simple” target=”_self” caption_location=”inside-image” align=”left” margin_bottom=”10″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

August 2013 Club Meet

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]Yet another full house at tonights club meet, images from  courtesy of Ghis from Deimos Air-Cooled

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July 2013 Club Meet

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”false” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]The sun shone late into the evening for another excellent club meet. Here are just some of the lovely rides that turned up tonight, images from  courtesy of Ghis from Deimos Air-Cooled

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Grill-n-Chill 2013 dates announced

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”30″]20 – 22 September to be precise. Last year saw a really great turn out from the club with many club members helping out over the weekend. Grill-n-Chill returns for its third year and looks to be the best yet. After the great feedback from last years show we’re returning to The Hop Farm, in the heart of Kent. This great location is less then an hour away from London and close to the channel crossings for our friends from mainland Europe.

Grill-n-Chill will once again be a full weekend show with great traders and plenty of room to camp. Club camping is available, but must be booked in advance. For full show details and to buy tickets visit their site, find them on Facebook or catch one of the Paintscrapers crew on club night or at one of shows throughout the year.

Even more good news is that Deimos Aircooled have agreed to sponsor the event for the the year running.

We are delighted to announce that Deimos Air Cooled are once again our title sponsor. This is the third year in a row that Deimos has sponsored our event and we really appreciate the support that they provide.

Run by air-cooled Volkswagen enthusiasts and club members, Colin and Ghis, Deimos Air Cooled was created to provide high-quality parts for those who want the best for their engines and cars. They aim to ensure that every the component that you purchase from them is the best quality available with a customer service to match.

If you’re after parts for your air cooled VW then why not give them a shout or take a look through their online store.[/vc_column_text][mk_image src=”” image_width=”800″ image_height=”350″ crop=”false” lightbox=”false” frame_style=”simple” target=”_self” caption_location=”inside-image” align=”center” margin_bottom=”30″ link=””][/vc_column][/vc_row]