Split Bus 1950-67 Electrical

VW Camper Van Electrical System

Our parts for campers include both stock and aftermarket components. We offer the following parts:

Ignition

We stock ignition switches, splitscreen starter motors (both standard and high torque), ignition coils (original Bosch blues and Pertronix flamethrowers) and ignition leads (standard, Bosch, coloured, over-braided and Pertronix Flamethrower). We also supply complete distributors, as well as separate caps, points, rotor arms and condensers. You could upgrade to a complete electronic ignition system, such as the Pertronix Ignitor or Second Strike.

Charging System

Dynamos and alternators, plus complete alternator conversion kits. We also supply voltage regulators, split charge relays (for high-drain stereo systems, etc) and battery clamps, covers & terminals.

Gauges

Speedos, tachos, fuel gauges, volt meters, amp meters and oil temp gauges in a wide range of styles from both VDO and Autometer. Plus all necessary senders (specially tailored to suit air-cooled VW’s) and mounting cups and brackets.

Headlamps and Taillights

We sell all standard types, and also US Spec. All switches and relays are also stocked, as are number plate and reversing lights.

Indicators

Everything from early semaphores to late bumper-mounted blinkers. Aftermarket options include clear domed and flat ‘cal look’ discs, plus ‘mount anywhere’ mini and micro lights. All switches, indicator arms and relays are also stocked.

Horns

Standard horns, in both 6 and 12 volt, plus klaxon, bull and Nautilus horns. We also supply multi-horn musical horns complete with compressor, hose and hardware.

Wipe and Wash

Wash/wipe switches and knobs, washer bottles and jets, along with wiper motors, arms, spindles and blades.

We have many more VW bus electrical elements such as fuse boxes, looms and aerials. Just speak to one of our team about your needs on 01273 444 000 during UK business hours. You can also talk to us right now with our ‘live chat’ function and we’d be happy to help you choose the right products for your car.

History Of The VW Splitscreen Transporter (T1)

One bizarre story that affected bus sales in the US was the “Chicken Tax”. In the 1960’s France and West Germany placed tariffs on the import of American chicken, diplomatic discussions ensued and failed, and in 1964 two months after taking control of The White House, President Johnson retaliated by imposing 25% import duty (around 10 times the average US tariff) on potato starch, dextrin, brandy and light trucks.

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