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by kaddy
25th March 2019 - 9:32pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 331
Views: 17227

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 - 8:13pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 331
Views: 17227

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 - 6:12pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 331
Views: 17227

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 - 1:21pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 331
Views: 17227

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 - 1:17am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 331
Views: 17227

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 - 11:59pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 331
Views: 17227

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 - 10:29pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 331
Views: 17227

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 - 3:44pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling Flaps return spring.
Replies: 18
Views: 64

Re: Cooling Flaps return spring.

:thumbsup:
by kaddy
16th March 2019 - 1:52pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling Flaps return spring.
Replies: 18
Views: 64

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 - 1:08pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling Flaps return spring.
Replies: 18
Views: 64

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 - 11:26am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling Flaps return spring.
Replies: 18
Views: 64

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 - 10:11am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling Flaps return spring.
Replies: 18
Views: 64

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 - 9:58am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling Flaps return spring.
Replies: 18
Views: 64

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 - 9:57am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling Flaps return spring.
Replies: 18
Views: 64

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 - 1:36am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling Flaps return spring.
Replies: 18
Views: 64

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
16th March 2019 - 12:54am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling Flaps return spring.
Replies: 18
Views: 64

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
16th March 2019 - 12:51am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling Flaps return spring.
Replies: 18
Views: 64

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 - 6:21pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling Flaps return spring.
Replies: 18
Views: 64

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...
by kaddy
13th March 2019 - 11:28am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: currently for sale on ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: currently for sale on ebay

Maybe the owner was anxious to get rid. When I looked at it years ago it was ready for the standard fasty resto work. It definitely was not ready for a coat of finish, and the owner realised that when it was too late. He could not go in reverse at that stage. I would have taken it at a lower price, ...
by kaddy
12th March 2019 - 11:17pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: currently for sale on ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: currently for sale on ebay

Gone.
by kaddy
11th March 2019 - 10:24am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: currently for sale on ebay
Replies: 3
Views: 172

currently for sale on ebay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/392255424084 Irish registered car. Was originally white in 2004, then sold to another owner. A lot of money was spent on work and a respray for this car to its current state. But it was more of a quick lick and polish, rather than a proper job. Although proper job rates we...
by kaddy
7th March 2019 - 2:05pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 331
Views: 17227

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

I was given the Henry Ford option.

You can have any one, so long as its the one I supply :lol:
by kaddy
7th March 2019 - 12:06am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 331
Views: 17227

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

I found the empi case savers to be a serious bit of kit for this type of issue. What with it being a 14 x 2 OD, its a solid grip into the case. I have also seen some listed case savers as 14 x 1.5 , but my supplier had the 14 x 2 case savers, so I went for them, and he is a vw supplier. Is there any...
by kaddy
6th March 2019 - 11:56pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 331
Views: 17227

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Yep, you got me again :lol: , I 've fixed that now.

I doubt too much could baffle you :lol:
by kaddy
6th March 2019 - 7:14pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 331
Views: 17227

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Heads on and torqued up perfectly. So a good result :)