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by 937carrera
20th May 2019 - 10:50pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type1 oil cooler
Replies: 3
Views: 12

Re: Type1 oil cooler

You can also get them TIG welded up ??
by 937carrera
20th May 2019 - 10:49pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 560
Views: 50328

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

A guy over on the Saab forums just got his done for £45, including adjustment.

Don't forget about the ball joints first ;)
by 937carrera
20th May 2019 - 10:23pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 192
Views: 10288

Re: '67 Square continued.....

Giving it a decent blast now & then will be good for the car, maybe you as well :)
by 937carrera
20th May 2019 - 10:21pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: External oil cooler location
Replies: 4
Views: 27

Re: External oil cooler location

I think I read somewhere that an angle of about 35 degrees works quite well for allowing air to pass through the cooler, without generating too much drag. I think that's the reason for Ginetta G50/55 radiator design. On the other hand, a couple of coils with aircon type fins will probably prove to b...
by 937carrera
20th May 2019 - 10:16pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 560
Views: 50328

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

So either a 40mm spacer to get the wheels parallel on the car, or some nifty trig with a calculator to determine what the difference in wheel to string should be at front parallel. You can work it both ways, string backwards and you can compare measurements at each side against what you expect to se...
by 937carrera
20th May 2019 - 8:50pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 192
Views: 10288

Re: '67 Square continued.....

1.5 bar on idle doesn't look too shabby if that's a hot engine :thumbsup:

Your engine looks very blue, but are you sure you want a fuel filter there ?
by 937carrera
19th May 2019 - 10:33pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 560
Views: 50328

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Oh, and if your rear toe really is at 0 degrees, then run a string round the back of the rear tyre and down the length of the car and see where the string is relative to the front wheels when the string just touches the front edge of the rear rim.

That might tell you if you are at 0+0 or +30 -30
by 937carrera
19th May 2019 - 10:29pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 560
Views: 50328

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Means nothing to me but 6th post for steering angle ?

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewt ... p?t=482601
by 937carrera
19th May 2019 - 9:58pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 560
Views: 50328

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

The only other thought ive just had is the bottom ball joints. The original items had slots in the bottom which were tapered. the book says the deepest part of the taper groove should be forward. My replacements don't have the taper groove, so maybe ive got one in AAF. Ill have to see how I go abou...
by 937carrera
19th May 2019 - 9:52pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 560
Views: 50328

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Positive camber, sorry that just doesn't compute :badgrin: OK, so you are sure the floor is level, the chassis is straight enough, both front's are set to positive camber. I'm going to repeat the comment that the toe setting you have is total toe..... so it should be half that for each wheel. From y...
by 937carrera
19th May 2019 - 9:10pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 560
Views: 50328

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Here's a diagram to explain what I am thinking

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by 937carrera
19th May 2019 - 8:49pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 560
Views: 50328

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Now you're in my territory :) not this air wafting over tubes with fuel in stuff Front wheel alignment - doing what you did by putting the rack in the middle was the right thing to do. You should then be able to set total toe using the Dunlop gauges. I don't know where you got those from, they are e...
by 937carrera
19th May 2019 - 5:18pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning
Replies: 177
Views: 1018

Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

I think that just confirms Broadys diagnosis, if they are like the type 4 it's a 15minute job
broady_6 wrote:
18th May 2019 - 10:02pm
wheel bearings need adjustment. theyre look loose which lets the disc wander about and its hitting the caliper is my guess.
by 937carrera
18th May 2019 - 10:21pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning
Replies: 177
Views: 1018

Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

Noise when turning left means right hand side to be checked .With the car having being stood for a long time it's possible the grease has dried out
by 937carrera
18th May 2019 - 9:08pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning
Replies: 177
Views: 1018

Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

I'm glad the brake light were an easy fix.

I'm curious what happened with the small home in the carb where the volume screw sits.

Wheel bearings you should be able to put the car in the air, spin the wheels to feel for roughness and move about to feel for play.
by 937carrera
17th May 2019 - 7:15pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning
Replies: 177
Views: 1018

Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

Well, I didn't see that coming. Glad you got it sorted out. :thumbsup:

Brake light switch is probably operated by the pedal. Make sure it isn't jammed in the on position or shorted
by 937carrera
15th May 2019 - 5:38pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 560
Views: 50328

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Unfortunately I wasn't at Stanford Hall so missed out on seeing it in the metal.

Time for a few non technical pictures so we can see what she looks like ?
by 937carrera
12th May 2019 - 8:02pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning
Replies: 177
Views: 1018

Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

JackReddick wrote:
12th May 2019 - 7:43pm
I’m eyeing up a carb on ebay for £30 which is complete with solenoid to use instead
Corrected that for you. :)

If that's on a BIN, then buy it, worth it for the solenoid alone
by 937carrera
12th May 2019 - 4:02pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning
Replies: 177
Views: 1018

Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

I will let Broady comment on the carb when he sees this, but with your persistence and curiosity I am sure you will solve this.
by 937carrera
12th May 2019 - 2:22pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Dubs in the middle.Type 3 display, near Evesham
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: Dubs in the middle.Type 3 display, near Evesham

I had the same reaction when I went to look. Evesham seems very south west and not very middle from my perspective :)
by 937carrera
11th May 2019 - 5:50pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning
Replies: 177
Views: 1018

Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

Great, I think that confirms it's the carb then. The rotor arm is pointing where it should and you have the HT leads in the correct order. The only think not tested in the HT leads to 3 and 4, but I think you already swapped those ? Lack of fuel, not lack of spark. Strip and rebuild the left one aga...
by 937carrera
11th May 2019 - 5:15pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning
Replies: 177
Views: 1018

Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

Suggestions of things you can still do: Swap the plugs from 1/2 to 3/4 to eliminate a possible problem with those spark plugs - unlikely, but possible Did you check and double check the plug lead order on the dizzy against the diagrams I posted earlier Put a photo up of the dizzy with rotor arm visi...
by 937carrera
11th May 2019 - 4:49pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning
Replies: 177
Views: 1018

Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

Well, that's that theory out of the window then. They do look different at the end though. Did you check that the ports were open to allow fuel to flow on both ? Back to the wet spark plug test, or Is it possible to swap carbs over. I know you'll need to block the balance pipe connections off and om...
by 937carrera
11th May 2019 - 4:41pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning
Replies: 177
Views: 1018

Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

I think I've got it now. The external bit we can see remains fixed. The plunger rod extends from the electrical part through to the section on the inside of the carb with the holes and slides back and forth internally. Default position is extended by a spring, which blocks the jet/port off, solenoid...
by 937carrera
11th May 2019 - 4:13pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning
Replies: 177
Views: 1018

Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

JackReddick wrote:
11th May 2019 - 4:11pm
What i find weird is the other carb is set up in exactly the same way yet both cylinders appear to be firing ok
That's the bit I have been scratching my head on. Are the brass bits the same both sides ? Take them both out and put a photo up