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by kaddy
25th April 2019 - 1:25pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Engine bellows fixing straps
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Engine bellows fixing straps

My 2 straps are showing serious signs of wear and corrosion. Can anyone point me to a solution.

Thanks,

Tim
by kaddy
2nd April 2019 - 9:51am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 342
Views: 18494

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

:lol: :lol: Yeah
Got some great bargains there alright
by kaddy
1st April 2019 - 8:24pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 342
Views: 18494

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

In the local boot sale last week and picked up some great bargains. Large stock of engineering gear some chap who passed away, was being sold off at the booter. Amazing thing was the hoards of booters went mad for some cheap tat that was for sale at the nearby stall. I was left to scoop up 2 perfect...
by kaddy
28th March 2019 - 9:22am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 342
Views: 18494

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

I felt like Kim Il after a successful nuclear test launch today :D Fired up nicely, just need to finish the wings and pop them back on for a road test. Mr Plod would not take too kindly to me driving with no wings or doors :badgrin: Thanks Mr Broady, looks nice and neat, the way it should. Whats the...
by kaddy
27th March 2019 - 7:07am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 342
Views: 18494

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Looks like I found a decent pic of a clean layout here. And Bobnotch's comment about
running the fuel line through the body tin instead of the engine tin is worth a look.

I always brought the fuel line through the front tinware.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewt ... &start=180)
by kaddy
26th March 2019 - 9:45pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 342
Views: 18494

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Had a chance to remove plug number 3 again today, to change the end to suit my plug caps. It was a breeze through the wheel well. Nice and gentle and all went well. And reinstalling the plug with a gentle shaking twisting motion to get it started properly. Light over head in the engine bay gives gre...
by kaddy
26th March 2019 - 6:50pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 342
Views: 18494

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Perhaps one of you kind gents could point me in the direction of a picture that could show the best option
for organising the rats nest of wiring that normally sits, hidden underneath the air filter.

I,ve done a few googles but cant seem to find a decent pic. And cleanliness is next to godliness :)
by kaddy
25th March 2019 - 8:32pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 342
Views: 18494

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Well I fabbed up all the replacement metal surrounding the engine bay.
Maybe I could have allowed a bit more tolerence for me old
mallet fingers. :lol:
by kaddy
25th March 2019 - 7:13pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 342
Views: 18494

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Fitting new plugs today, and the usual number 3 plug was going to be tricky as it always is. But the car being on the mid rise lift with the wheel off, made things surprisingly simple. First time to do the plug this way. It was usually mallet fingers trying to pass around and under the carb, kicking...
by kaddy
24th March 2019 - 5:12pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 342
Views: 18494

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Thanks guys. Thats the beauty of belonging to a great site, proper no nonsense answers in a prompt fashion. I thought they might be that, but could not find it on any of the wiring diagrams I had. Of now to your link Mr Broady_6 to refresh my self and bring my sparse knowledge on the diag plug up to...
by kaddy
24th March 2019 - 12:21pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 342
Views: 18494

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Near ready, all the wiring connected, starter,regulator and generator. But left with 2 odd looking wires at the starter area, coming from the engine bay. From the engine bay area, the two cable harness runs from left to right, and out through a hole into the starter area. Not sure yet whether they e...
by kaddy
24th March 2019 - 12:17am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 342
Views: 18494

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

You learn something every day. I had to change the oil inlet pipe on the engine I was fitting, from the previous engine. I never knew there was any difference. But the pipe that was on the engine was way out of line with the oil filler cap. And the original pipe fitted perfect. The two are clearly d...
by kaddy
22nd March 2019 - 10:59pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 342
Views: 18494

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

I picked up this exhaust very cheaply from a guy who was having a shed clearout, and did not know exactly what he had. Sounds great, and is a heavy bit of kit. I am thinking of steel universal flexible piping. But I,ll cross that bridge when I come to it Also picked up 2 genuine VW NOS exhausts ( se...
by kaddy
22nd March 2019 - 9:29pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 342
Views: 18494

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Engine near ready for installation back into my fasty, https://i.imgur.com/G0Ct1G1.jpg Clutch plate and pressure plate fitted back on. https://i.imgur.com/eeox1ue.jpg Up onto the forwards weapons loader, as i dont need to fit any ordnance onto any unarmed tornado aircraft, it doubles up as a perfect...
by kaddy
16th March 2019 - 2:44pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling Flaps return spring.
Replies: 18
Views: 147

Re: Cooling Flaps return spring.

:thumbsup:
by kaddy
16th March 2019 - 12:52pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling Flaps return spring.
Replies: 18
Views: 147

Re: Cooling Flaps return spring.

Thanks, have fitted a good old school thermo. cant be doing with the new fang dangled tat :)
by kaddy
16th March 2019 - 12:08pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling Flaps return spring.
Replies: 18
Views: 147

Re: Cooling Flaps return spring.

Yep. Just took a spring from a type 1 1600 engine I have.
And same amount of coils, so good to go, I,ll try it.

Result.

happy paddys weekend folks.

Tim
by kaddy
16th March 2019 - 10:26am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling Flaps return spring.
Replies: 18
Views: 147

Re: Cooling Flaps return spring.

There is no way the spring can fully open the flaps if the thermostat is stuck closed.
It will partially open.

I,d love to fit the sodding spring, if I had one. Thats why I,m asking these questions about the spring,
to find a work around.
by kaddy
16th March 2019 - 9:11am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling Flaps return spring.
Replies: 18
Views: 147

Re: Cooling Flaps return spring.

So basically the spring is for taking up the slackness of the connections of the flap to rod, rod to lever arm, lever am to spring, and spring to flap, thereby maintaining connectivity of all the important elements. Makes perfect sense now, any vibration here could disconnect the flaps from the rod,...
by kaddy
16th March 2019 - 8:58am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling Flaps return spring.
Replies: 18
Views: 147

Re: Cooling Flaps return spring.

As we say over here, I think this needs another coat of looking at :D
by kaddy
16th March 2019 - 8:57am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling Flaps return spring.
Replies: 18
Views: 147

Re: Cooling Flaps return spring.

But couldn't you just set the same amount of opening on the flap, with the connecting rod, and leave the spring off. Even with the thermostat in the cold position, there is very little pressure from the spring, and the flap is adjusted with the horizontal rod to maintain a small opening. Spring on o...
by kaddy
16th March 2019 - 12:36am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling Flaps return spring.
Replies: 18
Views: 147

Re: Cooling Flaps return spring.

Good article here that I have just found https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=510828&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=thermostat+temp&start=0 Clearly shows the connections of the substantial spring. But the spring looks to be pulling the flap open a bit. And the thermostat pushes it o...
by kaddy
15th March 2019 - 11:54pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling Flaps return spring.
Replies: 18
Views: 147

Re: Cooling Flaps return spring.

Is the same spring as used in a type 1 engine at the back of the cooling tower.
by kaddy
15th March 2019 - 11:51pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling Flaps return spring.
Replies: 18
Views: 147

Re: Cooling Flaps return spring.

So spring pulls them closed, and thermostat pushes them open. But thermostat also pulls them closed when its cool and contracting ?? Academic because I dont have one on either engine. How strong is it, is it stronger than a carb pull down spring? Anyone ever arrive at a fix with an alternative. Thanks
by kaddy
15th March 2019 - 5:21pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling Flaps return spring.
Replies: 18
Views: 147

Cooling Flaps return spring.

Quick question regarding the return spring. Exactly where does the return spring attach to. The door flap end is straight forward. But where at the thermostat top link plate area is it attached. Is this spring absolutely necessary, given that the thermostat, expands and contracts, effectively openin...