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by 937carrera
21st May 2018 - 4:00pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: MOT Changes, May 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 544

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: 102

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: 102

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: 102

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: 392
Views: 40055

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: 392
Views: 40055

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: 47

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: 47

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: 102

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:
by 937carrera
7th May 2018 - 3:15pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 392
Views: 40055

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Glad to see you have been busy :)

Out of interest, was this hand painted
by 937carrera
7th May 2018 - 9:29am
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Stanford Hall club display, Sunday 6th May
Replies: 52
Views: 2289

Re: Stanford Hall club display, Sunday 6th May

Yes it was, I was one of the first there and amongst the last to leave.

Now, with all that motivation, where's the pictures of your painted pan :)
by 937carrera
6th May 2018 - 10:22pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Stanford Hall club display, Sunday 6th May
Replies: 52
Views: 2289

Re: Stanford Hall club display, Sunday 6th May

Your wish is my command :) Wonderful day for the show and good to meet some more people and their cars. Five type fours in one day, and none of them was mine :thumbsup: http://937carrera.co.uk/IMAG0846.jpg http://937carrera.co.uk/IMAG0847.jpg http://937carrera.co.uk/IMAG0848.jpg http://937carrera.co...
by 937carrera
27th April 2018 - 8:13am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Electrical problem
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Electrical problem

If the car started and ran fine after the tap on the gauge, I wouldn't go messing with anything other than the wiring. Very much sounds like a poor/intermittent connection problem. It might be worth measuring voltage at the battery, ignition switch and coil to see what sort of voltage drop you have....
by 937carrera
26th April 2018 - 5:21pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Stanford Hall club display, Sunday 6th May
Replies: 52
Views: 2289

Re: Stanford Hall club display, Sunday 6th May

I'm hoping to be there but won't be in the 412
by 937carrera
25th April 2018 - 7:25pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Electrical problem
Replies: 6
Views: 111

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: 137

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: 27
Views: 706

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: 300

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: 300

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: 248

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: 392
Views: 40055

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: 196

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: 100

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: 261

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: 392
Views: 40055

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 ?