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by sparkywig
25th April 2019 - 7:47pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning
Replies: 98
Views: 435

Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

Yes, bio-ethanol is worse apparently.
When I take the bus to Europe it runs awful, pops and bangs due to the higher ethanol content in Euro fuel.
by sparkywig
25th April 2019 - 7:03pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning
Replies: 98
Views: 435

Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

I decided to scratch my head a bit on the accelerator pump problem, so first of all I needed to understand how they work. Have you seen this, handy pdf for Solex carbs http://oacdp.org/solex.html#q25 I'm still scratching my head as to why a roughened surface would cause a difference in the quantity...
by sparkywig
22nd April 2019 - 4:50pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 3 tinware
Replies: 7
Views: 68

Re: Type 3 tinware

I need to modify the spectacle tins to fit around the IDF manifolds.
by sparkywig
16th April 2019 - 5:58pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning
Replies: 98
Views: 435

Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

Just to make you aware that VW Heritage don't sell proper fuel hose despite all their continued assurances.
Get it from Brickwerks using the link above.
by sparkywig
15th April 2019 - 7:22pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning
Replies: 98
Views: 435

Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

There should be a rubber gasket under the pump, couldn't see one in the pics.
The heads need to come off to replace the pushrod tubes.
by sparkywig
14th April 2019 - 6:40pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning
Replies: 98
Views: 435

Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

Or the distributor has moved/seized, had this with a bus I was driving home from Portsmouth.
by sparkywig
14th April 2019 - 5:53pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 3 tinware
Replies: 7
Views: 68

Re: Type 3 tinware

OK, thanks. Not sure about the blue ones as they have no signs of any modifications, especially around the spark plug/inlet manifold opening. Are FI tins different? That seems plausible about the smaller head tins, and also means all my sled tins are Type1/Type2 as they don't easily fit at the flywh...
by sparkywig
14th April 2019 - 5:16pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 3 tinware
Replies: 7
Views: 68

Type 3 tinware

I've been going through boxes of parts to try and assemble a full set of tinware for my stroker engine. The only guide I have is below. I'm probably not fitting heat exchangers, so don't need the fresh air tubes and mixing pods which I have. https://i.postimg.cc/Kv9rCcST/IMG-6332.jpg I have a full s...
by sparkywig
13th April 2019 - 10:58pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Mobile mechanic/knowledgable person Birmingham area wanted
Replies: 11
Views: 69

Re: Mobile mechanic/knowledgable person Birmingham area wanted

Danny, Graham Lyall at Midland Early Bay is in Redditch and has an open day tomorrow.
Can you get there?
If not, I can send you his details.
by sparkywig
13th April 2019 - 10:41pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning
Replies: 98
Views: 435

Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

Just use a bicycle pump to pressurise the washer bottle. Then leave it in the "boot" for next time.
by sparkywig
13th April 2019 - 10:46am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning
Replies: 98
Views: 435

Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

Hello and welcome.
by sparkywig
9th April 2019 - 1:00pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Tinware/fanshroud wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Tinware/fanshroud wanted

Sorted for valve covers, just need the tinware and fan shroud please.
Could do with the "spectacle" spark plug tin asap really.
by sparkywig
28th March 2019 - 1:27pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Tinware/fanshroud wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Rocker/valve covers wanted

Ta
by sparkywig
27th March 2019 - 9:40pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Silly question of the day.
Replies: 8
Views: 59

Re: Silly question of the day.

Have you checked that the bulb's not blown?
If it has the alternator won't charge as the bulb is part of the exciter circuit to start charging.
by sparkywig
24th March 2019 - 8:59pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fan pulley gasket
Replies: 5
Views: 34

Re: Fan pulley gasket

I've just spent £30ish on gaskets for the two engines, so two would be great.
Thanks Jim.
by sparkywig
24th March 2019 - 8:38pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fan pulley gasket
Replies: 5
Views: 34

Re: Fan pulley gasket

That's the one Jim. Where did you get them from?
I need two really, one for the temporary engine and another for the stroker build.
by sparkywig
24th March 2019 - 7:46pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fan pulley gasket
Replies: 5
Views: 34

Fan pulley gasket

Does anybody know where you can get the paper gasket that sits on the snout of the fan pulley?
Ta
by sparkywig
23rd March 2019 - 12:28pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 186
Views: 9983

Re: '67 Square continued.....

Thanks Jim, a soak in my parts washer helped.

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by sparkywig
22nd March 2019 - 2:54pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 186
Views: 9983

Re: '67 Square continued.....

I'm back home with new enthusiasm. Heads off to check it's not another duff one. https://i.postimg.cc/50q777TW/IMG-6197.jpg Seem OK for a temporary engine that's been sitting for quite a few years. https://i.postimg.cc/qvRPtTYh/IMG-6199.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/TYkSvswR/IMG-6200.jpg https://i.postim...
by sparkywig
22nd March 2019 - 2:44pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 186
Views: 9983

Re: '67 Square continued.....

So, progress stalled due to a couple of things. New daily was one. https://i.postimg.cc/8cpkS2cP/IMG-6033.jpg And then an extended trip to the Freddyfiles via Calais and Gent. https://i.postimg.cc/fLSDRKcp/IMG-6059.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/kG71pMgs/IMG-6083.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/sXGGC5vD/IMG_6138...
by sparkywig
22nd March 2019 - 2:11pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Tinware/fanshroud wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Tinware/fanshroud wanted

As title, I'm after a pair of og rocker covers, tinware and fan shroud with flaps in good condition please.
Ta
by sparkywig
22nd March 2019 - 2:07pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Replacing door window scrapers
Replies: 9
Views: 5006

Re: Replacing door window scrapers

I've reserved a pair.
by sparkywig
1st March 2019 - 2:44pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Going electric ??
Replies: 110
Views: 661

Re: Going electric ??

Just a thought, are the plug leads on correctly?
by sparkywig
27th February 2019 - 10:14am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Cooling shutters wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 130

Re: Cooling shutters wanted

Looks a decent stash of type 3 tinware here, maybe not what you need at the moment though ? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Volkswagen-Type-3-Variant-Engine-Tinwear-Tin-Wear-1600cc-pancake/132915569348 It seems that diverter flaps on a type 3 are much smaller than a type 4 I’ve already contacted the sel...