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by 937carrera
15th September 2019 - 8:34am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 610
Views: 54167

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

I see Casa de Fye has been doing wheel alignment on his squareback, and it transformed the handling, which reminded me of this thread.

Have you had chance to source a replacement arm and fit it yet ?

Best bit of the job will be the absence of any rusty bolts :) :)
by 937carrera
15th September 2019 - 8:27am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: Casa de Fye's autos...
Replies: 385
Views: 73040

Re: Casa de Fye's autos...

Looks the reversing light should be a nice easy job in comparison to the other stuff you are on with :)
by 937carrera
2nd September 2019 - 9:37am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Update 411 engine rebuild.
Replies: 6
Views: 99

Re: Update 411 engine rebuild.

Well, I think someone might have some, and you should put a wanted ad up if you haven't already, but there's a set of 4 with manifolds in the US

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds ... id=2294864
by 937carrera
22nd August 2019 - 10:20pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 610
Views: 54167

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

They are older than mine :)

... which are this design, but look almost as weathered as yours

.......... and don't forget because you turn the gauges round when doing the rear, toe in is measured as toe out on the scale, it's easy to forget

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by 937carrera
22nd August 2019 - 9:01pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: Casa de Fye's autos...
Replies: 385
Views: 73040

Re: Casa de Fye's autos...

Well, good luck then, it'll be nice to see the progress reports
by 937carrera
22nd August 2019 - 8:55am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: Casa de Fye's autos...
Replies: 385
Views: 73040

Re: Casa de Fye's autos...

So, lots more plumbing, and an intercooler and 350+ ponies and suspension upgrades and brake upgrades. You're going to be very busy :)

Have you seen this ? https://www.audizine.com/forum/showthre ... BAT-Build!
by 937carrera
22nd August 2019 - 12:11am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: Casa de Fye's autos...
Replies: 385
Views: 73040

Re: Casa de Fye's autos...

I remember by first ever ride in a VR6 engined car, it was a black Austrian Passatt, I was impressed. The packaging I was thinking of was those pesky water filled radiators and the plumbing that goes with them. Of course go down a forced induction route of some sort and the plumbing will get to be e...
by 937carrera
21st August 2019 - 10:13pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 610
Views: 54167

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Hah, I have found errors in Bentley piston to barrel clearances on the T25 too. Mr Haynes was more accurate. On the rear wheel toe, your reading of the manual is correct, but it's utter b*()!£ks The second photo shows 5 minutes + /- 15 minutes, that's more like it, but before getting carried away wi...
by 937carrera
21st August 2019 - 9:35pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: Casa de Fye's autos...
Replies: 385
Views: 73040

Re: Casa de Fye's autos...

Well that just leaves engine size and induction method to decide then. Good luck with your packaging challenge :thumbsup:
by 937carrera
21st August 2019 - 9:32pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 610
Views: 54167

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Some quick thoughts: Yes if trailing arm is bent then you will have alignment problems. Of course, the only way you will know is by putting another one on and setting all the suspension up again on that corner Can you post the specs you are aiming for ........ 2.5 degrees toe in at the rear is so wr...
by 937carrera
21st August 2019 - 1:42pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: Casa de Fye's autos...
Replies: 385
Views: 73040

Re: Casa de Fye's autos...

Will it have all the complexities of water cooling, with six cylinders in a narrow Vee pattern.
by 937carrera
20th August 2019 - 9:00pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: Casa de Fye's autos...
Replies: 385
Views: 73040

Re: Casa de Fye's autos...

Too many bolt holes for Stuttgarts finest :?

How many components do we get to see ?
by 937carrera
18th August 2019 - 9:33pm
Forum: Type 3 Gallery
Topic: New to the club and new to my Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 45
Views: 1296

Re: New to the club and new to my Type 3 Fastback

Time to start looking at the restoration threads in detail then, here's a couple to start with

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=12009

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3094
by 937carrera
17th August 2019 - 9:09am
Forum: Type 3 Gallery
Topic: New to the club and new to my Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 45
Views: 1296

Re: New to the club and new to my Type 3 Fastback

Of course:

Click on his name in a post or in the list of members (under Quick Links)
You can then send him a PM (Private message), or maybe a direct email, depending on how he has set his profile up
by 937carrera
17th August 2019 - 12:06am
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: 411 opening front 1/4 lights.
Replies: 5
Views: 526

Re: 411 opening front 1/4 lights.

I stand corrected, I have found them in an old parts manual. They can't have been that popular then ?
by 937carrera
16th August 2019 - 11:27pm
Forum: Type 3 Gallery
Topic: New to the club and new to my Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 45
Views: 1296

Re: New to the club and new to my Type 3 Fastback

If he hasn't, Stevedumptruck should have, he just replaced one on his notchback
by 937carrera
16th August 2019 - 11:20pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: 411 opening front 1/4 lights.
Replies: 5
Views: 526

Re: 411 opening front 1/4 lights.

You're finding some unusual stuff !

AFAIK all type 4's had one piece window glass on the front doors, with a cut out to allow ventilation without noise.

The gear lever doesn't look right either, as you sure this isn't a VW Brasilia ?
by 937carrera
14th August 2019 - 10:08pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 412 1700 F.injection throttle body hose
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: 412 1700 F.injection throttle body hose

Stevosquare wrote:
14th August 2019 - 9:50pm
That’s not my actual engine bay. The VW specialist called me today and told me the hose was a bit worse for wear.
Ah, so that's why I saw a very similar picture on a google search :lol:

Best put a real picture up of yours then :thumbsup:
by 937carrera
14th August 2019 - 9:37pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 412 1700 F.injection throttle body hose
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: 412 1700 F.injection throttle body hose

I'm a bit rusty on D-Jet (about 35 years and haven't looked closely at my 412 saloon)...... but I don't actually recognise that engine bay and that metal box just before the rubber pipe to the throttle valve looks like an air flow metering flap, which I think is an L-Jet component. L-Jet was used in...
by 937carrera
14th August 2019 - 8:54pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 412 1700 F.injection throttle body hose
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: 412 1700 F.injection throttle body hose

Hmm, I think that's a type 4 exclusive part. Type 2 did not use D-Jetronic This page has some useful links for parts from other cars http://www.vwtype3and4club.org.uk/partswap.php You might want to download the D-jet manuals w107.pbworks.com/f/DJetronic.pdf and www.412club.nl/BOSCH%20D.pdf Put a wan...
by 937carrera
13th August 2019 - 10:31am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: TYPE 3 FUEL PIPES
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: TYPE 3 FUEL PIPES

Whenever I see the words fuel pipe I have to give this link

https://www.brickwerks.co.uk/brickwerks ... ssurances/

which has now expanded into https://www.cohpro.com/
by 937carrera
13th August 2019 - 10:24am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: New owner of a 412LE Variant
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: New owner of a 412LE Variant

Welcome, I'm delighted that the car has a new owner that will appreciate it. Cracked dashboard tops can be repaired with some special filler and creativity to recreate the texture, then coloured (resisting the temptation to use the word painted) The brakes should be decent enough, I would start with...
by 937carrera
13th August 2019 - 10:23am
Forum: Type 4 Gallery
Topic: Abandoned 412 Variant.
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: Abandoned 412 Variant.

That looks almost back to nature, very little to be salvaged from that, maybe steering wheel, dash, plastic washer bottle and fuel filler release ??

Is it near you ?