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by 937carrera
17th November 2019 - 9:04am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Indicator flashing
Replies: 6
Views: 31

Re: Indicator flashing

It's an interesting little technical challenge, but I have always taken the view that I already know what direction I have moved the stalk in. I similarly don't get the need for "comfort indicators" that are fitted to modern VW's. I had a hire Polo a couple of years ago and they drove me mad for not...
by 937carrera
15th November 2019 - 2:43pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 411 sedan handling?
Replies: 23
Views: 211

Re: 411 sedan handling?

:thumbsup: :) I just looked at mine. I have the Toyo 330. My experience - they're fine, no noise issues for me, though the front end can start to squeal if I am pushing on or the temperatures are hot. I don't think anyone knows the spring rates when new, the only guy that may is Ray Greenwood. I can...
by 937carrera
14th November 2019 - 11:43pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 411 sedan handling?
Replies: 23
Views: 211

Re: 411 sedan handling?

Double anti roll bar (= stiffer) on the front will also increase understeer
by 937carrera
14th November 2019 - 10:31pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: Casa de Fye's autos...
Replies: 410
Views: 75117

Re: Casa de Fye's autos...

:thumbsup:

Is that an old one rather than new ...... I seem to recall that editor thinks the new ones are poor quality
by 937carrera
14th November 2019 - 10:29pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning
Replies: 197
Views: 4724

Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

Yeah, but only £24 for the pair, and you get heating from them too

https://www.toolstation.com/tripod-site ... ble/p57748
by 937carrera
14th November 2019 - 7:04pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning
Replies: 197
Views: 4724

Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

Good news....... and here's a bright idea

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by 937carrera
14th November 2019 - 5:29pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 411 sedan handling?
Replies: 23
Views: 211

Re: 411 sedan handling?

There's only 4 bits of rubber that stop you sliding off into the scenery......... Toyo are £49 on most of the websites, you should be able to get close to that fitted from a local dealer. https://www.tyreleader.co.uk/car-tyres/toyo/330/165-80-r15-87t-12925 I wouldn't fit a strut brace. That will onl...
by 937carrera
13th November 2019 - 10:35pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: Casa de Fye's autos...
Replies: 410
Views: 75117

Re: Casa de Fye's autos...

Can you define horrible running conditions a bit more

Lack of power, misfiring, jerky or something else

Have you checked the mixture when warm ?

I don't know the T3 that well, but if there are balance pipes between the two carbs, then a leak on those can cause real issues.
by 937carrera
10th November 2019 - 3:59pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 411 sedan handling?
Replies: 23
Views: 211

Re: 411 sedan handling?

..... while the sticker in the glove box says 18/28 half load and 18/28 full load
by 937carrera
10th November 2019 - 12:01pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 624
Views: 57238

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

OK, I'll say it, they look very "bling", are you sure ?? Back on the suspension, I'm glad you got it sorted. The 4 wheel setup arrangement looks less sophisticated that I expected. I assume it's drive on and measure, rather than drive on and adjust in place which is what was in my mind. Same end res...
by 937carrera
9th November 2019 - 8:36pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 411 sedan handling?
Replies: 23
Views: 211

Re: 411 sedan handling?

Type 4 was radial only

There's a whole thread of stickers over on Samba https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewt ... p?t=650196

My manual says 18/28 half load, 23/35 full load
by 937carrera
8th November 2019 - 10:32pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 411 sedan handling?
Replies: 23
Views: 211

Re: 411 sedan handling?

A sack of spuds or two in the front can also be of benefit ;) :lol:
by 937carrera
7th November 2019 - 8:55pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 411 sedan handling?
Replies: 23
Views: 211

Re: 411 sedan handling?

Go for some soft ones, they're likely to go hard rather than wear out - I think I put Toyo on mine.

Mind you, in my first 412 I went through a set of rear Michelin XZX tyres in 4,500 miles. Oops
by 937carrera
4th November 2019 - 11:28pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 411 sedan handling?
Replies: 23
Views: 211

Re: 411 sedan handling?

I think it's fair to say those tyres will be past their best. Also called ditch finders.

Is it really 22 psi according to the manual,maybe the 18 psi is logged in my brain from experience 35 years ago :)
by 937carrera
4th November 2019 - 12:03pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 411 sedan handling?
Replies: 23
Views: 211

Re: 411 sedan handling?

Check your tyre pressures - you will get that if they are too high, only 18psi needed.
by 937carrera
4th November 2019 - 1:02am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Parts sources
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: Parts sources

I would suggest adding Brickwerks for top quality bits like fuel hose etc, They started out with T25 which of course have a type 4 derived engine, but have now expanded the range, but mainly vans
by 937carrera
4th November 2019 - 12:58am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 411 sedan handling?
Replies: 23
Views: 211

Re: 411 sedan handling?

Here's another, takr note of the Ray Greenwood references over on Samba and shoptalk

viewtopic.php?t=5481

My 412 variant handles well enough, but it is not a modern car.
by 937carrera
4th November 2019 - 12:53am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: Casa de Fye's autos...
Replies: 410
Views: 75117

Re: Casa de Fye's autos...

It's ok, I'm bilingual on measurements and drivers side :)

Have you ever corner weighted the car - another measurement to optimise, when body panels etc may not be consistent ?
by 937carrera
3rd November 2019 - 10:29pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: Casa de Fye's autos...
Replies: 410
Views: 75117

Re: Casa de Fye's autos...

Daft idea, they are the same diameter torsion bars aren't they ??
by 937carrera
1st November 2019 - 12:31am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: Casa de Fye's autos...
Replies: 410
Views: 75117

Re: Casa de Fye's autos...

vwfye wrote:
31st October 2019 - 6:11pm
FBR is back...
You're going to have to explain that to me
by 937carrera
26th October 2019 - 7:36pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: Casa de Fye's autos...
Replies: 410
Views: 75117

Re: Casa de Fye's autos...

Are they a smaller rim, or is it just the significantly lower profile front tyres ?
by 937carrera
23rd October 2019 - 7:26pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Help! Fastback Body Removal
Replies: 14
Views: 306

Re: Help! Fastback Body Removal

Random idea !

Alan Schofield make repair panels for Type 2, T25 and T4 as well as Beetle They make many of the parts that others sell.

Have a word with them about expanding the range to include type 3 panels.?????
by 937carrera
23rd October 2019 - 7:19pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Type 3 Windscreen...
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: Type 3 Windscreen...

Not for me, but good to know for other type 3 owners.

Are you ordering one ?
by 937carrera
20th October 2019 - 6:53pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Mystery knock solved
Replies: 33
Views: 1377

Re: Mystery knock solved

Well, three weeks and it hasn't happened yet, I think you have your answer :(
by 937carrera
19th October 2019 - 11:52pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Mystery knock solved
Replies: 33
Views: 1377

Re: Mystery knock solved

I was referring to the awkward subject of the first garage, did you have any success there :)