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by aircoolsteve
20th February 2018 - 3:01pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Photobucket - images now missing (and back again, May 2018)
Replies: 22
Views: 1912

Re: Photobucket - images now missing

Thanks for the help on this carrera but I think I've cracked it now! flickr help is on the web but you can't see it on the site. I went to it with google. It was still a struggle but I think I'm there now. Thanks. Steve
by aircoolsteve
20th February 2018 - 12:16pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Photobucket - images now missing (and back again, May 2018)
Replies: 22
Views: 1912

Re: Photobucket - images now missing

I'm using firefox. I've tried right clicking the link location and then paste on the post but I just get the link. Then I preview it and just see the link info instead of a pic.
by aircoolsteve
20th February 2018 - 12:05pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Photobucket - images now missing (and back again, May 2018)
Replies: 22
Views: 1912

Re: Photobucket - images now missing

Thanks for that 937carrera but when I click on the pic inside flickr I don't get a "properties" to click on. Unless I'm doing something daft!
I don't want a link, I want an actual pic!
by aircoolsteve
20th February 2018 - 11:49am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Photobucket - images now missing (and back again, May 2018)
Replies: 22
Views: 1912

Re: Photobucket - images now missing

I've moved all my pics to flickr but I can't for the life of me work out how to get a pic to actually show on here. I've tried everything but I just can't crack it. Could someone show me what to do please? I've never had a problem in the past but this time I'm stuck! Oh, and I'm running windows ten ...
by aircoolsteve
15th June 2011 - 7:59pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: early/late frame head and beam
Replies: 4
Views: 607

Re: early/late frame head and beam

hi. i fitted a complete beam assembly to my early car. i've looked long and hard at both early and late setups and the only difference between the two were: different front hubs/discs and calipars and possibly bearings. calipars are as early type4 car the large mounting rubbers that wrap round the b...
by aircoolsteve
23rd March 2011 - 5:20pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Has anyone put their own pop outs in a late squareback?
Replies: 18
Views: 1928

Re: Has anyone put their own pop outs in a late squareback?

hi BeeBabs. i got mine from status. they were quite easy to fit and were faithful to the ones i removed. the hardest part was getting the frames appart. i ended up getting new screws and re-tapping the threads. if anyone wants to fit pop-outs all you have to do is re-create the holes you see in my p...
by aircoolsteve
22nd March 2011 - 8:50pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Has anyone put their own pop outs in a late squareback?
Replies: 18
Views: 1928

Re: Has anyone put their own pop outs in a late squareback?

well i hope you have more luck this time! just a quick note though. make sure you do the fitting without the inner body bead fitted. if i remember you have to shoe-horn them in. i just wrapped some black tape round the hinge hooks on the frame and they open and close ok. they don't seem to be loose ...
by aircoolsteve
14th February 2011 - 10:23pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: 2011, 50 years of the Type 3.
Replies: 156
Views: 22937

Re: 2011, 50 years of the Type 3.

hi Danny. I will be going to Stanford Hall. PM'd ya mate. Steve

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by aircoolsteve
14th January 2011 - 7:02pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: suspect oil cooler leak ???
Replies: 8
Views: 1331

Re: suspect oil cooler leak ???

only one more thing to watch. i have had quite a few people over-tightening the fixings on the oil cooler. this sometimes results in a crack in the engine case across the oilway where the seals sit. if this occurs the case can sometimes be repaired but as it would involve a complete strip-down of th...
by aircoolsteve
16th November 2010 - 1:11pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: MAD STARTER MOTOR !!!! HELP PLEASE ;-)
Replies: 3
Views: 417

Re: MAD STARTER MOTOR !!!! HELP PLEASE ;-)

after you've sorted that, a good idea is to fit a starter relay. it takes the load away from the ignition switch and prolongs its working life.
steve
by aircoolsteve
8th August 2010 - 7:08pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Notch heater channels
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: Notch heater channels

hiya. welcome to the type3 forum. have a look on "members' cars and projects" part of the forum. in particular the thread by "bucket" he has done a fair bit in the area you want to know about.
cheers. steve
by aircoolsteve
30th July 2010 - 10:43pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1973 Fastback timimg
Replies: 8
Views: 1062

Re: 1973 Fastback timimg

just a quikkie here as i'm just off to do something, but have you checked out the firing order? just reading between the lines here but you mention that when you disconnect number 4 plug lead, it runs better. check that firing order. it should be 1-4-3-2. (rotor runs clockwise) remove the distributo...
by aircoolsteve
30th July 2010 - 10:25pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: question about rear main shaft play
Replies: 2
Views: 379

Re: question about rear main shaft play

hi billy. the imput shaft you refer to gets its support from the pilot bearing in the end of the crank so when the engine is out, it will lose its support and then will have a bit of slop in it. i have no idea what those marks are on the inside of the housing. maybe has come to greif on something be...
by aircoolsteve
27th July 2010 - 12:39pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Front Bump Stop rotted out
Replies: 8
Views: 740

Re: Front Bump Stop rotted out

hi stuart. i'll make a set up and get back to you as soon as i'm ready. how many are missing?
steve
by aircoolsteve
18th July 2010 - 9:27am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 32/34 pdsit
Replies: 5
Views: 889

Re: 32/34 pdsit

these PDSITs are well known to be a bit of a nightmare to say the least. not at all economical on fuel either. look for induction leaks on all gaskets and pipes. on type25s VW had a idle stabliser unit mounted next to the ignition amplifier in the engine bay. if you can get hold of a haynes or an au...
by aircoolsteve
17th July 2010 - 10:12pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 32/34 pdsit
Replies: 5
Views: 889

Re: 32/34 pdsit

buy a service kit for your carb. in it will be a new float valve. the fuel level on these carbs is controlled by how many washers there are that go onto the valve before it is screwed into the top cover of the carb so just take whatever washers there are and transfer them to the new valve. what fuel...
by aircoolsteve
17th July 2010 - 8:57pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Front Bump Stop rotted out
Replies: 8
Views: 740

Re: Front Bump Stop rotted out

hi stuart. well that doesn't look all that bad from here. if the beam is in sound condition then just replace the buttons that hold the rubber bit.
don't know where in s london you are but i'm in chatham. i could do it if you like. let me know.
steve
by aircoolsteve
15th July 2010 - 10:34am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Front Bump Stop rotted out
Replies: 8
Views: 740

Re: Front Bump Stop rotted out

hi stuart. has the knob that holds the rubber bung rotted off, or is the rot a bit more extensive? a pic would be a good idea of that area. i've repaired quite a few of these as they are in the firing line of all the moisture. if you can find a dead beam you could saw the truntion off it and weld it...
by aircoolsteve
6th July 2010 - 7:41pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: nearly there with my square
Replies: 14
Views: 2308

Re: nearly there with my square

hi rob. yes, a good meet that one. can't remember what day its on! always passes me by.
going to peppercorn this weekend but only on the sunday. got things to do on saturday.
steve
by aircoolsteve
14th June 2010 - 9:49pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: nearly there with my square
Replies: 14
Views: 2308

Re: nearly there with my square

cheers danny. driving it every day now to iron out all the small faults you get after a re-build. i went one junction accross the medway bridge. been driving it every day for a couple of weeks now and today one of the plug leads jumpped off and i left the motorway on three cylinders! been trying to ...
by aircoolsteve
2nd June 2010 - 8:18pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SQUAREBACK ENGINE COVER
Replies: 5
Views: 665

SQUAREBACK ENGINE COVER

hi all. the engine cover on my square has no heat pad under it. i also have another cover with a pretty good heat pad on it but it doesn't have the webbing with the gutter hook on it. do i take it that maybe the later cars didn't have the webbing with the hook? i don't really want to try and remove ...
by aircoolsteve
1st June 2010 - 8:14pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 12v conversion but indicators not quite right
Replies: 12
Views: 1586

Re: 12v conversion but indicators not quite right

wipe a bit of spit over the number and put it under a light. wriggle it about in the light. it works sometimes!
steve
by aircoolsteve
31st May 2010 - 8:01pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Notchback loss of reverse gear!
Replies: 4
Views: 578

Re: Notchback loss of reverse gear!

nice one... its so good when you find the answer before pulling the motor out! those gearboxes aren't bad when you think about the time when they were designed and the milege they cover before they act up. the linkage really is the weak part of it all and that performs quite well as well.
steve
by aircoolsteve
30th May 2010 - 9:30pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Notchback loss of reverse gear!
Replies: 4
Views: 578

Re: Notchback loss of reverse gear!

hi. its worth lifting the rear seat out and remove the cover that hides the coupling. this suffers from becomming soft from oil and heat over the years and sometimes even comes loose. also, check that aftermarket shifter for correct ajustment. if you already have the shifter out get hold of the rod ...
by aircoolsteve
6th May 2010 - 10:21pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: rear suspension
Replies: 3
Views: 494

Re: rear suspension

hi. you don't say what wheels you have and what wheels you had before. if you are going to fit 195 tyres you need to fit wheels with the correct offset. type3s are a bit fussy on this as there isn't a lot of room under those arches. another thing is you risk contact with the front inner wing edges o...