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by 937carrera
16th June 2018 - 11:09pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 94
Views: 3832

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

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by 937carrera
16th June 2018 - 5:06pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 94
Views: 3832

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

That looks much more like its from a race harness rather than original type 3. Yep, looks like Willans to me, the use of a ring bolt supports the theory. It's not that they are quick release, it's just the standard way of utilising existing seat belt mounting points in combination with the ring bol...
by 937carrera
16th June 2018 - 5:01pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 417
Views: 41789

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

I was sending a subliminal message for Riviera Blue.... one of my cars is that colour and I was / am really pleased with it, it doesn't photograph well though, comes out all sorts of shades. On the other hand there's a Boxster near me that's been done that colour and it just looks tacky. I do have a...
by 937carrera
15th June 2018 - 6:23pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 417
Views: 41789

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Are you restricting yourself to VW colours ?

Nothing happened for a few weeks on the T25 - other priorities. I did pick up a WBX engine this afternoon which I am in the middle of partially stripping down to see what's wrong with it. I've got it to the point it turns over 360 degrees now.
by 937carrera
15th June 2018 - 8:21am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 417
Views: 41789

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Well, qualifying is over, how did it go for you ?

Did you ever resolve what paint colour your fasty is / was ?
by 937carrera
10th June 2018 - 11:22pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 417
Views: 41789

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

I'll be very disappointed if you don't get the seam sealing done in the 24 hours of the race :)
by 937carrera
10th June 2018 - 9:10pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Front inner wing
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Front inner wing

Not sure if you can see what you need to here

Image

Grommets definitely better
by 937carrera
3rd June 2018 - 10:48pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 417
Views: 41789

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Good work, you give the impression that you know what you are doing :)
by 937carrera
2nd June 2018 - 7:55pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Online VW ETKA parts diagrams
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Online VW ETKA parts diagrams

I recently came across a site that has online parts diagrams for all sorts of VW cars, including type 3 and 4

Here's a link to the homepage for our cars, European spec

https://volkswagen.7zap.com/en/rdw/typ+3+typ+4+k70/t3/

Worth making a sticky ?
by 937carrera
2nd June 2018 - 7:34pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Vaccum pipes
Replies: 17
Views: 247

Re: Balance plpes

by 937carrera
29th May 2018 - 1:35pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 417
Views: 41789

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

The other product wasn't Upol. Anyway, I've asked for views, lets see what people come back with, as you say, I think they'll be pretty similar. There are many more T25 rebuilds, as many more were sold, and they rust just as well.
by 937carrera
29th May 2018 - 11:43am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 417
Views: 41789

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

broady_6 wrote:
29th May 2018 - 9:37am

i wont know if its truely any good for about 3 or 4 years though :D
That's the reason for the discussion. Someone used another product, and after 3-4 years the reaction with the primer was starting to be visible :(
by 937carrera
29th May 2018 - 8:22am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 417
Views: 41789

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

OK, my local factor does Upol stuff.

Over on the T25 forum there's a recommendation for Lechler 29107

http://www.lechler.eu/en/Home/Industry/ ... poxyprimer

I know you've already made your choice, but any thoughts ?
by 937carrera
28th May 2018 - 10:47pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 417
Views: 41789

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

What epoxy are you going to use, will it have an etch / zinc component ?
by 937carrera
25th May 2018 - 9:01pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Taking Suspension back to factory
Replies: 10
Views: 241

Re: Taking Suspension back to factory

Camber / toe in will need to be checked / adjusted as well
by 937carrera
25th May 2018 - 8:37am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Photobucket - images now missing (and back again, May 2018)
Replies: 22
Views: 1401

Re: Photobucket - images now missing

It looks like a there's been change at the top of Photobucket and the $400 pricing model has been binned. External hosting is also working again, with a move to offer lower priced hosting on an ongoing basis. Photos are appearing in forums again, and you should be able to download all your photos ag...
by 937carrera
21st May 2018 - 4:00pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: MOT Changes, May 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 647

Re: MOT Changes, May 2018

"not tax and test free"

I think it is :?:
by 937carrera
21st May 2018 - 12:09pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: We all having a knap?
Replies: 12
Views: 171

Re: We all having a knap?

Oh well, as you're "in the area" swing back via Venice and Trento/Trentino up to Innsbruck via the Brenner Pass. German speaking part of Italy. There are a couple of decent car factories in Stuttgart too :)
by 937carrera
21st May 2018 - 11:54am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: We all having a knap?
Replies: 12
Views: 171

Re: We all having a knap?

then 2 weeks driving/camping around Germany/Austria/Slovenia: Can I recommend Baden Baden. There's a camp site there on the banks of the Rhine, barges going up & down, train lines both sides of the river and the main road to watch all the cars going by. It was paradise for me in 1969, still keen on...
by 937carrera
21st May 2018 - 11:45am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: We all having a knap?
Replies: 12
Views: 171

Re: We all having a knap?

You need one with roof height to get the T25 in as well !

Everything below the roof rusts :)
by 937carrera
21st May 2018 - 11:43am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 417
Views: 41789

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

It's a '65 fastback with an updated bonnet and the wrong chassis number welded in. :shock:


























There, that got you going didn't it :nod:
by 937carrera
21st May 2018 - 8:23am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 417
Views: 41789

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

You could always take the filler flap into your friendly local motor factors and get them to use the colour scanner to identify the shades.

Alternatively, they might have the old colour swatches in a cupboard somewhere
by 937carrera
19th May 2018 - 12:20pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Low ethanol petrol
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: Low ethanol petrol

Not sure about replacing it every year - if the fuel hose is the right product, then it should take E85 or E100 and not need replacement. Brickwerks only sell top notch products - here's their advice https://www.brickwerks.co.uk/brickwerks-blog/fuel-hose-information-and-reassurances/ Type 2's have a...
by 937carrera
18th May 2018 - 4:52pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Low ethanol petrol
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: Low ethanol petrol

All pump fuel has ethanol in it, mandated by law. Tesco Momentum has I believe the highest. You can get ethanol free fuel, but it's about £4 / litre and you can't get it from a pump.
by 937carrera
18th May 2018 - 1:43pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: We all having a knap?
Replies: 12
Views: 171

Re: We all having a knap?

Yeah, it's been quiet, Chino sold his car :)

| keep dropping in, but not much to say as the activity seems to be specific type 3 questions / rebuilds. The 412LS is sat waiting for me to give her a look over before some Summer runs out. Everyone must have a reliable type 3 and 4 these days :lol: