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by kaddy
14th December 2018 - 10:29pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Front body mounting bushes.
Replies: 15
Views: 77

Re: Front body mounting bushes.

Ha,ha.....
by kaddy
14th December 2018 - 8:52am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Front body mounting bushes.
Replies: 15
Views: 77

Re: Front body mounting bushes.

Did you stonechip it first?
by kaddy
14th December 2018 - 12:02am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Front body mounting bushes.
Replies: 15
Views: 77

Re: Front body mounting bushes.

How many litres did you go through
by kaddy
13th December 2018 - 11:32pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Front body mounting bushes.
Replies: 15
Views: 77

Re: Front body mounting bushes.

Whats the correct Dinitrol product for cavity protection.

The list of Dinitrol products, as well as other products is endless.
In my day Waxoyl was the norm, so whats the new norm.
by kaddy
13th December 2018 - 10:01pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Front body mounting bushes.
Replies: 15
Views: 77

Re: Front body mounting bushes.

Problem sorted, as its the top rubber which is in good shape,
its the bottom one thats knackered.

So looks like body can go on then, and fit new lower bushes when I get them .
I,ve ordered them, so we will see how that goes.
But I,ll pop the body down and in place, and wont tighten up at the moment.
by kaddy
13th December 2018 - 9:43pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Front body mounting bushes.
Replies: 15
Views: 77

Re: Front body mounting bushes.

In reality 1Day guaranteed does not happen here. Any Uk parcel i ever had sat In customs in Dublin for 2-3 days. And this time of year, its going to be pointless expecting it before Xmas. I,ve had plenty experience of it. The rubbers I am talking about, are the 2 circular rubbers with the sleeve and...
by kaddy
13th December 2018 - 6:48pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Front body mounting bushes.
Replies: 15
Views: 77

Re: Front body mounting bushes.

Sorry, translation problem again, apologies.

The front body mounting rubbers , at the top of the clamps.

Next day post from UK to here..........if only.
by kaddy
13th December 2018 - 2:59pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Front body mounting bushes.
Replies: 15
Views: 77

Front body mounting bushes.

I,m hoping to get the body back on before christmas. Thats the plan anyway. But I could do with fitting new front rubbers, back ones are perfect. But I know its doubtful I,ll get them posted to me before the Xmas rush. So, is it easy enough to fit the fronts at a later date, I believe it would be, b...
by kaddy
10th December 2018 - 11:23pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 68 fastback - Marko's old car - bits n bobs!
Replies: 17
Views: 1425

Re: 68 fastback - Marko's old car - bits n bobs!

Nice, but I prefer the Sprintstars to be honest.
by kaddy
10th December 2018 - 11:09pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 68 fastback - Marko's old car - bits n bobs!
Replies: 17
Views: 1425

Re: 68 fastback - Marko's old car - bits n bobs!

According to Coolair, Each wheel is 5" wide with a diameter of 15". The 25mm offset on these wheels makes them an easy fit for all Late Bugs, Karmann Ghia's and Type 3 Variants including Squareback, Notchback and Fastback models. Sold complete with centre cap and bolts. So good to go with this choic...
by kaddy
10th December 2018 - 11:05pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 68 fastback - Marko's old car - bits n bobs!
Replies: 17
Views: 1425

Re: 68 fastback - Marko's old car - bits n bobs!

I imagine an extra inch outboard is pushing the possibility of it rubbing the wing??
by kaddy
10th December 2018 - 9:53pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 68 fastback - Marko's old car - bits n bobs!
Replies: 17
Views: 1425

Re: 68 fastback - Marko's old car - bits n bobs!

I,m thinking of these rims for my fasty, I like the look. So question for the knowledgeable out there. Current stock rims are 41/2 J with a 46mm offset 4x130, What spec Sprintstars am I looking for. I see this, http://www.air-cooled-parts.com/cat/product_info.php/ac601011bp-wheel-sprintstar-black-po...
by kaddy
9th December 2018 - 2:39pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 272
Views: 15891

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Here are the thermostat housings. Covered in layers of underseal, as was everything else under this car in an attempt to hide its condition https://i.imgur.com/FxVUttF.jpg And after all the cleaning, inspection and refinishing, and the new gasket made from nebar material. https://i.imgur.com/4wHgshD...
by kaddy
8th December 2018 - 5:55pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 498
Views: 46739

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Yeah, air gets blown through the heat exchangers, from the engine fan. Agreed.

My system is complete no problem, air gets blown in through 42 and 30 which I have .

All good so, things lost in translation :D
by kaddy
8th December 2018 - 1:39pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 498
Views: 46739

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Ahh.... There's me thinking surplus hot air goes from that box, back to the engine tubes. But as you say, cool air gets sucked in at the thermostat box. All makes sense now, Volume of hot air, and force of flow from the heat exchangers to this box, causes an influx of cool air, when this valve opens...
by kaddy
8th December 2018 - 12:26pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 498
Views: 46739

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Checked it fully assembled with a heat gun. Works beautifully.
Dont you just love simple german engineering.
by kaddy
8th December 2018 - 12:08pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 498
Views: 46739

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Yeah thats what i thought.
Pity bentley wouldn,t say that.
Runs perfectly, and a lot of movement in the valve which surprised me.

When its open , there would be a major surplus hot airflow bypassing
the car back out the pipe so
by kaddy
8th December 2018 - 11:54am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 498
Views: 46739

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

So basically the preload is keeping the locking nut away from the thermostat base by 1 mm, once the top valve is seated to the body. If the locking nut was 5 mm away, how would it make a difference either way. Am I looking at this wrong?? Checked the thermostat working too. Moves extensively for sure.
by kaddy
8th December 2018 - 10:17am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: project 72 fastty
Replies: 243
Views: 40591

Re: project 72 fastty

Class metal work
by kaddy
7th December 2018 - 10:47pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 498
Views: 46739

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Yeah, except your body and chassis are one, whereas mine are
like a divorced couple


Do the stove fans work well for you.
by kaddy
7th December 2018 - 10:36pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 498
Views: 46739

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Gaskets, no fortunately not. I have one perfect one, and a bag of Nebar
gasket material that I picked up at a boot sale for a pittance.

So i,ll make the new one no problem.
by kaddy
7th December 2018 - 9:53pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 498
Views: 46739

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

It was from last years christmas list, but I didn,t need specific tech detail
up til now. All the metal bashing kept me occupied. Finally made it to the re assemble
with nice shiny bits.
Just cleaned and sprayed up my own units, and checked for working thermostats too.

All good

At long last...
by kaddy
7th December 2018 - 8:42pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 498
Views: 46739

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Got it,
Volkswagen Official manual.
Just opened mine to engine section. ha,ha.
by kaddy
7th December 2018 - 8:29pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 498
Views: 46739

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Nice progress there. Where did you get the thermostat preload setting from.
I was looking for that last night on the web, but no luck ??
by kaddy
6th December 2018 - 12:49pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 272
Views: 15891

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Finally the end of the window saga. Front window popped in after a little over the hour. Went well. Seal down the left hand side outer, is about 1 mm off the face of the body, for about a 3" run. I suspect the seal edge from storage. But I left on the ratchets to see if it eases down, then a well pl...