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by 937carrera
20th August 2018 - 12:12am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Garage sale in Bath 8/9 September
Replies: 4
Views: 49

Re: Garage sale in Bath 8/9 September

It''s a bit of a trek from the north east to the south west, but worth seriously thinking about going
by 937carrera
18th August 2018 - 9:04pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: Case de Fye's autos...
Replies: 329
Views: 65779

Re: Case de Fye's autos...

Bit more ride height and camber required ?

Stiffer springs for slicks too, swapping torsion bars over isn't going to be easy, even if you have them
by 937carrera
14th August 2018 - 10:48pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: New Member
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Re: New Member

Welcome on board. We always like photos, I assume your car is blue ??
by 937carrera
9th August 2018 - 9:26am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hard start relay
Replies: 7
Views: 89

Re: Hard start relay

If it works with a direct cable to the solenoid connection then the starter is fine, it's the cable from the ignition switch to the solenoid that has deteriorated. Lots of micro breaks and corrosion along the length giving voltage drop. A starter relay will solve that problem, because you will be ru...
by 937carrera
5th August 2018 - 10:07pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: steel wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 59

Re: steel wheels

Wondered what happened to that - Texas Yellow. I looked at it a couple of years ago, never got round to finding the space and hooking back up with the guy. I think you've got you work cut out there, big project.
by 937carrera
5th August 2018 - 9:53pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: No top end speed.
Replies: 5
Views: 47

Re: No top end speed.

Even simpler, make sure that you are getting full throttle when the accelerator is pressed. Took mine to Croft yesterday for the Heritage meeting. Overtaking modern cars on the back roads, elsewhere 70 with not much more than a tickle on the throttle. She's not running right on initial pick up, some...
by 937carrera
4th July 2018 - 8:13pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Panel below Fresh Air Box
Replies: 15
Views: 139

Re: Panel below Fresh Air Box

Just checked with my Glass's car check book.

Type 3 for squareback model year 1972 starts at 362 2010812 in October 1971

1965 model year type 362 start with 365, not so simple as it appears
by 937carrera
3rd July 2018 - 11:27am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 432
Views: 44048

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

How's it coming on ?
by 937carrera
27th June 2018 - 5:54pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Ignition problem
Replies: 9
Views: 110

Re: Ignition problem

Hmm, now that's an interesting question, the answer to which is of course that I don't know.

Points open = no circuit for LT side, so no EM field in HT circuit and no coil damage ?

My running one is an LS so no fuel pump relay etc to worry about

Better to be lucky than good :)
by 937carrera
27th June 2018 - 11:23am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Ignition problem
Replies: 9
Views: 110

Re: Ignition problem

I've sent you a private message Rob (top right to see it)
by 937carrera
27th June 2018 - 11:04am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Ignition problem
Replies: 9
Views: 110

Re: Ignition problem

Well that is a surprise............ I suppose now I'll have to admit doing the same thing, flat battery but coil still absolutely fine. Figure that out, I can't.
by 937carrera
26th June 2018 - 10:14pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Ignition problem
Replies: 9
Views: 110

Re: Ignition problem

It doubt it will have been on for 8 hours, the battery probably went flat before then. I'd agree coil will be burnt out, I wouldn't expect there would be other damage. Fingers crossed.
by 937carrera
23rd June 2018 - 11:52pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 432
Views: 44048

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

and what it's like at full scale

My dad & next door neighbour had '73 vans in this colour

a taste of things to come

Image
by 937carrera
23rd June 2018 - 11:44pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 432
Views: 44048

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

I was looking at this

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/in ... odest3.php

and now this, available on T2 68-79

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/in ... stype2.php

so you're OK, no need to repaint :badgrin:
by 937carrera
23rd June 2018 - 10:45pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 432
Views: 44048

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Looks a good choice, you know it's a '67 colour though :), so very early '70's
by 937carrera
20th June 2018 - 9:05pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Tatton park 5 August
Replies: 12
Views: 636

Re: Tatton park 5 August

There were more of us than that, four or five I seem to recall, 250 miles that day, rough running most of the way back as the balance pipe rubbers had perished again.
by 937carrera
20th June 2018 - 8:17pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Tatton park 5 August
Replies: 12
Views: 636

Re: Tatton park 5 August

Looks like it was Danny Lord who made the arrangements last year, try sending him a PM message

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=12449&p=61192
by 937carrera
19th June 2018 - 9:13pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Tatton park 5 August
Replies: 12
Views: 636

Re: Tatton park 5 August

There was a small one last year, not sure who organised it, but I was there
by 937carrera
19th June 2018 - 9:11pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 432
Views: 44048

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Did you see that metallic blue fasty in Sparkywigs thread, Marathon Blue Metaillic ??, looked well if your fancy having a go with a metallic
by 937carrera
19th June 2018 - 7:59am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 158
Views: 7716

Re: '67 Square continued.....

Good to see you are back on the road again and thanks for sharing the pics, sounds like you enjoyed it in the end, probably after a load of hard work.

Is it mandatory for for a south west type 3's to be blue.

Do I take it that next time she'll be clad in Fuchs rather than Teledials ?
by 937carrera
16th June 2018 - 11:09pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 96
Views: 4281

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Try a wanted ad on here, you never know
by 937carrera
16th June 2018 - 5:06pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 96
Views: 4281

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: 432
Views: 44048

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: 432
Views: 44048

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: 432
Views: 44048

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 ?