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by sparkywig
22nd February 2020 - 5:55pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Players classic at Goodwood
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Players classic at Goodwood

I've driven mine home from Spa Francorchamps in Belgium to Bristol in one go. Just over 9 hours driving, bar the 35 minutes parked on the Eurotunnel.
Isn't that the point of having a classic car?
by sparkywig
22nd February 2020 - 5:52pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Single Circuit master cylinder
Replies: 10
Views: 43

Re: Single Circuit master cylinder

Pre '71 buses run dual circuit master cylinders on drum brakes, when you fit a disc brake conversion you remove the residual pressure valves to stop the discs binding.
by sparkywig
22nd February 2020 - 3:08pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Single Circuit master cylinder
Replies: 10
Views: 43

Re: Single Circuit master cylinder

I don't understand why you've been told you can't run dual circuit master cylinders on drum brakes.
by sparkywig
22nd February 2020 - 9:12am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Single Circuit master cylinder
Replies: 10
Views: 43

Re: Single Circuit master cylinder

Yes you can, but you need to swap the brake fluid reservoir for a dual chamber one.
by sparkywig
22nd February 2020 - 12:26am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Single Circuit master cylinder
Replies: 10
Views: 43

Re: Single Circuit master cylinder

Why not fit a dual circuit master cylinder?
by sparkywig
21st February 2020 - 9:51am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Wing seals
Replies: 5
Views: 41

Re: Wing seals

purplepeter wrote:
21st February 2020 - 9:19am
Funnily enough, Justin asked the same question- Dave hall told him to use denso tape
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=8663&p=46282&hilit ... eal#p46282
Now I know where that 1" x 1" foam came from. :lol:
by sparkywig
21st February 2020 - 9:44am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Wing seals
Replies: 5
Views: 41

Re: Wing seals

I've got a roll of 20mm x 3mm self-adhesive closed cell neoprene tape in the garage, so I'll probably end up using that.
by sparkywig
21st February 2020 - 9:16am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 255
Views: 17778

Re: '67 Square continued.....

No, everything's the same as before we swapped the transmission back in.
by sparkywig
21st February 2020 - 9:14am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Wing seals
Replies: 5
Views: 41

Re: Wing seals

OK, thanks Jim.
by sparkywig
20th February 2020 - 9:22pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 156
Views: 12704

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Nice work.
Have you got a link for the engine cover insulation?
by sparkywig
20th February 2020 - 6:43pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Wing seals
Replies: 5
Views: 41

Wing seals

Just a quick question.
Is there a sealing strip that fits between the vertical wing section just in front of the doors and body?
Thanks

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by sparkywig
20th February 2020 - 3:11pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 255
Views: 17778

Re: '67 Square continued.....

The bracket can only be fitted one way, and the spacers are exactly as they were fitted previously. It's really baffling, and so annoying while driving that I've removed the air filters. I think I'll see if I can get the top and bottom manifold mounting faces machined down. The car drives wonderfull...
by sparkywig
20th February 2020 - 1:34pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 255
Views: 17778

Re: '67 Square continued.....

It's a swing axle car, so the gearbox is secured to the frame horns by the same gearbox bracket, and the same number of spacers used at the rear engine mount.
by sparkywig
20th February 2020 - 12:56pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 255
Views: 17778

Re: '67 Square continued.....

Just a quick question for anybody reading this. Is there any reason why since refitting the engine and gearbox it sits about 10mm higher? The air filters are higher than the decklid now. Before https://i.postimg.cc/7LDWGt3Y/IMG-6437.jpg After https://i.postimg.cc/ZY33jWCF/IMG-0498.jpg https://i.post...
by sparkywig
15th February 2020 - 10:18pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 255
Views: 17778

Re: '67 Square continued.....

The new bearing caps and carrier mounts were refitted 90 degrees out, and at opposite ends. 20 minutes and it was sorted. https://i.postimg.cc/QNw9cPs8/8ymqj-Va-ERi-OEBbx-Meu-O9-A.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/XvzjFz4C/IMG-6897.jpg Once the weather has improved I'll dry the car out, readjust the brake pu...
by sparkywig
15th February 2020 - 4:31pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 255
Views: 17778

Re: '67 Square continued.....

So then here we go again https://i.postimg.cc/YC2MpBYc/IMG-0472.jpg Off down the M32 https://i.postimg.cc/qRKdmJVK/IMG-0473.jpg On the ramp https://i.postimg.cc/fyhQpGDr/IMG-0477.jpg So it was worth marking as being from the left but not worth reassembling in that same position. I'm sure it's fine, ...
by sparkywig
13th February 2020 - 8:11pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: For Sale - Official VW Workshop Manuals
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: For Sale - Official VW Workshop Manuals

H series manuals provisionally sold.
by sparkywig
13th February 2020 - 2:39pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: For Sale - Official VW Workshop Manuals
Replies: 1
Views: 41

For Sale - Official VW Workshop Manuals

I have the following 1969 Edition VW Workshop Manuals for sale. These cover the following models: Type 1, 2, 3, & 4, Thing & K70, from 1967 onwards with supplements up until August 1972. https://i.postimg.cc/FKF81YX9/IMG-0467.jpg A series, Body Part 2. The manual has about 240 pages. https://i.posti...
by sparkywig
11th February 2020 - 7:35pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Coming back from Africa
Replies: 9
Views: 76

Re: Coming back from Africa

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The line "hotlink for forums" lets you post a larger image.
by sparkywig
11th February 2020 - 4:39pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Coming back from Africa
Replies: 9
Views: 76

Re: Coming back from Africa

Hello Kieron
Try https://postimages.org
and copy the line "hotlink for forums"

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by sparkywig
5th February 2020 - 5:11pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: PlumJam, Horsham, West Sussex. 24th May 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Re: PlumJam, Horsham, West Sussex. 24th May 2020

You do need to register first though.
by sparkywig
4th February 2020 - 3:04pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: PlumJam, Horsham, West Sussex. 24th May 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 271

PlumJam, Horsham, West Sussex. 24th May 2020

I think this is an English equivalent to Ninove. The town is shut to all non-aircooled vehicles for the day.

https://www.plumjam.show
by sparkywig
3rd February 2020 - 10:20pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 255
Views: 17778

Re: '67 Square continued.....

Yes, I would think so. That's why I'm hoping the larger volume CSP master cylinder will work.
If not, I'll be running a separate solid brake line from the master cylinder to each rear caliper.
by sparkywig
3rd February 2020 - 9:19pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 255
Views: 17778

Re: '67 Square continued.....

No idea.
The pedal’s soft with the rear discs, but rock hard with rear drums.
by sparkywig
3rd February 2020 - 1:21am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 156
Views: 12704

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Looks much cleaner without the holes.