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by kaddy
20th February 2019 - 9:23am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 286
Views: 16441

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Not knowing what if any, machining is required to install 1641 barrels into stock heads, I am making this assumption. Can I get stock 1600 barrels that I have , re honed to match the 1641 pistons I have , instead of purchasing new,cheap off the shelf 1641 barrels. My theory being, better to use the ...
by kaddy
19th February 2019 - 11:01pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 286
Views: 16441

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Nice one, I,m impressed :D

And i never even had to leave my seat, and google free :lol:
by kaddy
19th February 2019 - 9:55pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 286
Views: 16441

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Thought I read some where that the reduced barrel wall thickness gave some concerns over the ability to
cool as quick as a fuller wall thickness.

So I am left with the 1641 then. Is it a 2.2.5mm ring thickness then. Its warmer to pick your brains than run out to a cold workshop :D
by kaddy
19th February 2019 - 8:18pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 286
Views: 16441

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

I,m out of the workshop now, so I cant check. But have my heads been flycut for this upgrade
meaning there is no return to stock with these heads. I assume thats why the flaps and thermostat
have been left out, due to some concerns with over heating with this set up.

Thanks
by kaddy
19th February 2019 - 7:58pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 286
Views: 16441

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Yep. 86.95

Odd size threw me initially as I have always stuck to stock. Never bothered with any
additional big bore kits or upgrades, or needed them.

Where do I find the wear limits for such oddities as these items :D
by kaddy
19th February 2019 - 7:36pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 286
Views: 16441

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Do I have a set of oversize pistons like here,

https://www.mecatechnic.com/en-GB/rings ... D51708.htm
by kaddy
19th February 2019 - 7:16pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 286
Views: 16441

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

But my piston size is 86.5mm, not 87mm ??
by kaddy
19th February 2019 - 6:19pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 286
Views: 16441

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

More surprises today in my engine stripdown for new gaskets and cleanup. Not only are my cooling flaps missing, but I,ve found pistons that I dont believe are stock, with a diameter of 186.5 mm. I can see some branding on it that I have not come across before. And the cleanest heads I have ever seen...
by kaddy
18th February 2019 - 11:07pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Cooling shutters wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 35

Re: Cooling shutters wanted

I thought about making them, if nothing pops up. I can use the flaps from the other engine
as patterns, but thanks for the offer though.

Might consider getting the son to make moulds for casting them in high impact resin as well.
Yep 10, 19 amd 8.
by kaddy
18th February 2019 - 7:57pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Cooling shutters wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 35

Re: Cooling shutters wanted

I do have another engine that is totally complete, but I would prefer to leave it
that way for future insurance.
by kaddy
18th February 2019 - 3:05pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Cooling shutters wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 35

Re: Cooling shutters wanted

Engine number is T 1069935 and I have not checked out any details on it yet.

Pretty sure its 72/73

Thanks
Tim
by kaddy
18th February 2019 - 1:43pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Cooling shutters wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 35

Cooling shutters wanted

Stripped my engine to the block to clean up tinware and replace gaskets ect. Only to find some muppet in his infinite wisdom decided to leave out cooling shutters and thermostat. I cant understand how/why joe public mechanic thinks he can leave out bits that volkswagen, mechanics, research and devel...
by kaddy
29th December 2018 - 10:57pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 507
Views: 48228

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Nice to see a plan coming together :)
by kaddy
29th December 2018 - 12:11am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Quiet, people are sleeping
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: Quiet, people are sleeping

Wide awake now, plenty of workshop time ahead.

But first I have to deal with a broken spring on a Clio, brake drums on a Doblo.

Then thats the family sorted, then to sort meself, and fasty working now, after all the
hard work done.......is a tonic :lol:
by kaddy
24th December 2018 - 4:00pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 3 twin carb air filter set up
Replies: 8
Views: 121

Re: Type 3 twin carb air filter set up

This is another one I found yesterday and tried to post, but I think some gremlins appeared at the time,,

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewt ... highlight=
by kaddy
23rd December 2018 - 11:07pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 3 twin carb air filter set up
Replies: 8
Views: 121

Re: Type 3 twin carb air filter set up

You probably already found this, its the thermostat on the oil bath cleaner on
a beetle. Might help

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewt ... ?p=4681758
by kaddy
23rd December 2018 - 7:59pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 3 twin carb air filter set up
Replies: 8
Views: 121

Re: Type 3 twin carb air filter set up

Just checked Peter Russek pocket manual for 1500/1600

Nothing their either.
by kaddy
23rd December 2018 - 7:25pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 3 twin carb air filter set up
Replies: 8
Views: 121

Re: Type 3 twin carb air filter set up

Would assume that its fully closed, and only opens when the temp hits 45c.
It appears to me its either closed or opened, and nothing else.

No other mention of this at all in the manual that I have come across.
by kaddy
23rd December 2018 - 6:32pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 3 twin carb air filter set up
Replies: 8
Views: 121

Re: Type 3 twin carb air filter set up

According to the Haynes manual.
See 3 and 4.
Forgive the quality.
Image
by kaddy
22nd December 2018 - 12:50am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 3 IRS gearbox alignement
Replies: 8
Views: 108

Re: Type 3 IRS gearbox alignement

Any adjustment is then done by slight movement of the engine mounts.
by kaddy
22nd December 2018 - 12:50am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 3 IRS gearbox alignement
Replies: 8
Views: 108

Re: Type 3 IRS gearbox alignement

Looks like you have to correctly set the toe on each of the rear wheels,

Then check the gearbox centre is midway beteen the cv joint flanges, page 76
by kaddy
22nd December 2018 - 12:38am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 3 IRS gearbox alignement
Replies: 8
Views: 108

Re: Type 3 IRS gearbox alignement

AS its fixed both ends of the gearbox, how could you affect adjustment anyway?

Is there any adjustment at the mounting rubber end?
by kaddy
21st December 2018 - 8:09pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Regulator
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: Regulator

Ha,Ha. Thats where mine is now, and all wired up.
by kaddy
21st December 2018 - 3:13pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Regulator
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: Regulator

One more quick question. When the harness reaches the A post pillar, does it run further along the floor pan and then rise up to the dash. Or does it rise at the A post then run along the box section under the dash. Its been so long I cant recall, and the pics are mis placed. I do recall at the A po...
by kaddy
21st December 2018 - 2:54pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Regulator
Replies: 7
Views: 94

Re: Regulator

Its handier for me to have an A3 pic that I dont mind grubby paws on.
I dont want to mess up the manual.

I read somewhere that there was an insulative material all right.

IIRC I think my original sat on the end of the heater channel.