VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

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Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Post by Mike Wright » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:41 am

17thAirborne wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:48 pm
Mike Wright wrote:
lt.luke wrote:Your black rubber hood blocks are not original.
Ummm... Not quite sure. I've been doing LOTS of research on this and found a few pics that may repudiate this.
Mike,
If you get a chance can you provide some more insight?

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What are the measurements? Is it black or green?
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Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Post by 17thAirborne » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:28 am

Black rubber blocks. Measured at the base, 1" thick, 2" wide and 3 3/4" in length.
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Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Post by 17thAirborne » Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:35 am

Original wiper blades in the box 2ea. Now I need to source the two handles. These should fit nicely on my VEP.
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Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Post by 17thAirborne » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:05 pm

Mike Wright wrote:
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The clamp looks original to me. Clean it and let us know. compare it to others, I don't believe the clamp changed.
Here ya go :o
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Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Post by 17thAirborne » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:47 pm

I believe this is the correct MC for the VEP GPW.s Tractor12 led me to this thread"

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Here is what I ahve to mount on my GPW
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Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Post by m3bobby » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:34 am

Yes, that's identical to the one on 6008.
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Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Post by 17thAirborne » Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:15 pm

m3bobby wrote:
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Yes, that's identical to the one on 6008.
tanks

Now comes the evaluation of resleeve or buy new one.
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Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Post by m3bobby » Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:17 pm

Mine wasn't to bad, just stoned some minor pitting out.
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Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Post by Beers » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:20 pm

17thAirborne wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:15 pm
m3bobby wrote:
Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:34 am
Yes, that's identical to the one on 6008.
tanks

Now comes the evaluation of resleeve or buy new one.
Oz, if you have to go with a resleeve, White Post Restorations in VA does a really nice job on these, it's one of the areas they specialize in. Not cheap, but hey it is the brakes...

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Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Post by 17thAirborne » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:23 pm

Received that recommendation from Jay as well. I will call them and sort it out.
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Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Post by Mike Wright » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:13 am

17thAirborne wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:05 pm
Mike Wright wrote:
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:40 am
The clamp looks original to me. Clean it and let us know. compare it to others, I don't believe the clamp changed.
Here ya go :o



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Looks A OK :!:
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Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Post by 17thAirborne » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:11 pm

Thanks Mike!
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Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Post by 1943Willysgpw » Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:50 pm

17thAirborne wrote:
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Tractor12 sent some images of his VEP Ford to post. Here is the illusive early pancake air filter with and F marked air horn. Note the welded reinforcement washer under the wing nut, otherwise at profile it looks identical to the carburetor air horn.

Mark,
Can you post the dimensions of the reinforcing washer, ID, OD and thickness with a micrometer if able?

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I have a question. Did the VEP GPW have an air horn on the carb that matched the pancake air filter? The reason I ask is my fairly complete GPW 1871 has the original reinforced air horn on the pancake air filter and the reinforced circle on the carburetor air horn as well. Both are F marked.
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Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Post by 17thAirborne » Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:40 pm

I am not sure what the air horn on the carb is supposed to look like. Unsure if it is supposed to have the reinforcement also.
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Re: VEP GPW Differences from other GPWs

Post by m3bobby » Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:46 pm

Both air horns have a reinforcing disc but only the air filter one is drilled for a stud.
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