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by 937carrera
25th April 2018 - 7:25pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Electrical problem
Replies: 3
Views: 24

Re: Electrical problem

Check the feed /connections to the ignition switch too - you could have been right.

Intermittent problems are a pain to diagnose :(
by 937carrera
4th April 2018 - 6:31pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Fastback Inspection needed in Leighton Buzzard
Replies: 1
Views: 100

Re: Fastback Inspection needed in Leighton Buzzard

I'm not in the area but will my Glass's books be of use- I can age / verify from chassis numbers alone
by 937carrera
31st March 2018 - 2:34pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Master cylinder fluid leak
Replies: 24
Views: 409

Re: Master cylinder fluid leak

If you are into the land of buying another master cylinder, then I would suggest using some Sikaflex PU adhesive to aid sealing the original inlet. Clean the hose / pipe with brake cleaner first then apply to the plastic tube and outside of the rubber grommet. It's tough sticky stuff, strong enough ...
by 937carrera
29th March 2018 - 10:46pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Window rubbers.
Replies: 15
Views: 206

Re: Window rubbers.

Could be many reasons, one defensive reason here https://tamebay.com/2017/09/ebay-start-suspending-sellers-buyers-asked-question.html However, as a business seller he is obligated to disclose contact details. This contravenes what Ebay want, so those details are now hidden. Go down to Business Selle...
by 937carrera
28th March 2018 - 11:46pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Window rubbers.
Replies: 15
Views: 206

Re: Window rubbers.

Clairvoyant here.

I predict Danny Lord will be along shortly to suggest Simon Kelley, notch1500 on ebay for type 3 rubber products

but now I bet he doesn't :)
by 937carrera
28th March 2018 - 11:40pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: Rear window mystery
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Rear window mystery

A little more background here:

http://www.rastall.com/412/vw-ea240.html
by 937carrera
28th March 2018 - 1:21pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 378
Views: 38021

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

kaddy wrote:
28th March 2018 - 12:51pm
You will miss the rust like an old friend when its gone :crybaby: :D
If you're missing the rust, I've got plenty you can come & look at, fix it if you like as well, no charge :D
by 937carrera
28th March 2018 - 8:16am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Front ball joint bolts
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: Front ball joint bolts

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2077849 Perhaps no longer available but you can still contact them suppose. M10x 40 bolt,looks like the shank is about 25mm. Try a specialist nut & bolt /fastening supplier,and as Editor says, you can always buy one with the right shank and long...
by 937carrera
28th March 2018 - 8:06am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Type 3 dynamo possibly wanted.
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: Type 3 dynamo possibly wanted.

I don't see why the dynamo cannot be refurbed, the problem is knowing where. Do you have a decent alternator repair specialist near you. If they can't do it they might be able to point you in the right direction. There are specialists around for older vehicles than yours :) that can do full rewinds ...
by 937carrera
20th March 2018 - 12:34am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Forum likely to go offline
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Forum likely to go offline

You have PM :)
by 937carrera
18th March 2018 - 11:37pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 378
Views: 38021

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

I thought you were putting it back together, now you're taking it all apart again. Does this mean the body is getting a full repaint ?
by 937carrera
18th March 2018 - 10:14pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: 2018 marks 50 years of the Type 4
Replies: 9
Views: 795

Re: 2018 marks 50 years of the Type 4

Nothing on that weekend for me at the moment :)
by 937carrera
18th March 2018 - 3:20pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: 2018 marks 50 years of the Type 4
Replies: 9
Views: 795

Re: 2018 marks 50 years of the Type 4

:cry: :cry: :cry: OK, if not Stanford Hall, is there another event where our small and exclusive (that's what you get when they weren't appreciated when new and tended to oxidise rapidly) club of type 4 owners could have a stand. I don't think I've seen more than 2 at any show, and there's a few of ...
by 937carrera
18th March 2018 - 12:01pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Ignition timing, advance & retard - how it works
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Ignition timing, advance & retard - how it works

I was reading around and came across an excellent post on Pistonheads by steve_D, original source unknown, other than it's clearly US https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=66&t=209967 Absolutely nails why people should not install 009 distributors in a road car. Copied here, just in ca...
by 937carrera
17th March 2018 - 9:11pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Advice on cover for type 3
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Advice on cover for type 3

Try this thread viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8355&p=48749

.. and welcome to the forum
by 937carrera
14th March 2018 - 11:24pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Looking for my Old Type 3 Fastback 1600E Iberian Red
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Re: Looking for my Old Type 3 Fastback 1600E Iberian Red

Yeah, I was hoping it would be in Google cache with the details but it isn't. I have also since found your ebay and Vzi ads from one year earlier. Did you sell it through those routes, maybe you can find some contact information there ? One step along the ownership trail Broady has given a useful id...
by 937carrera
14th March 2018 - 11:05am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Looking for my Old Type 3 Fastback 1600E Iberian Red
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Re: Looking for my Old Type 3 Fastback 1600E Iberian Red

I thought you were PO of this car viewtopic.php?f=8&t=12715 at first.

I suppose you lost touch with your buyer & can't trace through to current owner ?
by 937carrera
11th March 2018 - 4:43pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 126
Views: 4872

Re: '67 Square continued.....

Oh bugger :( , so sorry to hear that :( :( :(

The white smoke seems unusual on an air cooled engine. Has it totally seized / thrown a rod ?
by 937carrera
9th March 2018 - 11:05pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 4 411le rear wheel bearings?
Replies: 7
Views: 130

Re: Type 4 411le rear wheel bearings?

Right, the brain cells have finally kicked in :) Have a look at this thread http://www.vwtype3and4club.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=5276&hilit=timken 5 years ago and I still have not got round to fitting the bearings, your part numbers are the same that I found so you're good to go. Have you go...
by 937carrera
9th March 2018 - 6:07pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 4 411le rear wheel bearings?
Replies: 7
Views: 130

Re: Type 4 411le rear wheel bearings?

I have some bought a few years ago, never fitted, pretty sure they are Timken, I'll try & check over the weekend
by 937carrera
7th March 2018 - 10:37pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: MOT Changes, May 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 382

Re: MOT Changes, May 2018

broady_6 wrote:
7th March 2018 - 10:34pm
When I finally get this car finished I shall en-devour to head your way for a yarn, you seem an interesting and wise head
Cheers- same for you, you're welcome for a cuppa anytime
by 937carrera
7th March 2018 - 10:35pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 126
Views: 4872

Re: '67 Square continued.....

Freshly washed & polished for the trip eh. Blue skies and no snow in sight, must be a different planet. :)

Enjoy the run.
by 937carrera
7th March 2018 - 10:22pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: MOT Changes, May 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 382

Re: MOT Changes, May 2018

I've been advised by my insurance company that they will still require a valid MOT if the vehicle is non-stock. Sometimes it's better not to ask.......... better to read the policy wording, still uberrimae fidei ;) I will likely still take mine for test just to get it thrown at the rollers for a br...
by 937carrera
7th March 2018 - 12:45am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: MOT Changes, May 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 382

MOT Changes, May 2018

There's a new regime in place from May 20th: Different categorisation of failure types Tougher tests on diesels MOT exemption for historic vehicles over 40 years old Lots of small print, and you can still choose to have an MOT carried out. All our vehicles will now potentially be exempt from MOT,the...