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by sparkywig
28th June 2020 - 12:17pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Standard wheels wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Re: Standard wheels wanted

I've got a set of 4 stud wheels with tyres, hubcaps and beauty rings from my '67, but I'm in Bristol.
by sparkywig
23rd June 2020 - 12:02pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Type 3 luxuries.
Replies: 7
Views: 657

Re: Type 3 luxuries.

I'm not quite that bad, I only have 29 of which 11 are unopened.
I'm invited to a Glenfarcas tasting on Zoom this evening.
by sparkywig
22nd June 2020 - 11:14pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Type 3 luxuries.
Replies: 7
Views: 657

Re: Type 3 luxuries.

My wife knows I don’t disclose the real value of anything I purchase to her, whether car parts, records, whiskys, etc.
by sparkywig
22nd June 2020 - 1:05pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Type 3 luxuries.
Replies: 7
Views: 657

Re: Type 3 luxuries.

EMPI Coach steering wheel
Berg locking shifter
Porsche 944 staggered polished Teledials (to get the 8" rears to fit under the wings meant swapping to short axles with CSP disc conversion and rebuilt gearbox...)
2058 engine being built as we speak.
by sparkywig
21st June 2020 - 1:25pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 277
Views: 23626

Re: '67 Square continued.....

No drums.
Porsche 944 front discs, CSP rear discs & CSP master cylinder.
System bleed throughly.
New rear discs and pads, new short axles and wheel bearings.
by sparkywig
21st June 2020 - 12:08pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 277
Views: 23626

Re: '67 Square continued.....

Hello chaps. Got a little issue with the brakes I hope someone can assist with. The brakes are stopping the car, but the pedal feel is non-existent. Loads of play for the first 2/3 - 3/4 of the travel and then some pressure. I can adjust the pedal push rod to get the required free play and a pedal a...
by sparkywig
21st June 2020 - 12:00pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 662
Views: 66398

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

:thumbsup:
by sparkywig
20th June 2020 - 8:55pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: 60 years of the Type 3....display at Avoncroft VW Show Bromsgrove 16th May 2021
Replies: 40
Views: 2181

Re: 60 years of the Type 3....display at Avoncroft VW Show Bromsgrove 16th May 2021

Just out of interest, how many are members on here? Not too many, but it's not necessarily a club display, more just a celebratory type 3 display, members or not, I'm just using this thread on this forum as it's easier to add names too. I'm aware that it's not necessarily a club display, was asking...
by sparkywig
11th June 2020 - 6:13pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 662
Views: 66398

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

:thumbsup:
by sparkywig
25th May 2020 - 10:40am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: For Sale - Official VW Workshop Manuals
Replies: 3
Views: 414

Re: For Sale - Official VW Workshop Manuals

The A series - Body Part 2 is still available.
by sparkywig
19th May 2020 - 11:09am
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: 60 years of the Type 3....display at Avoncroft VW Show Bromsgrove 16th May 2021
Replies: 40
Views: 2181

Re: 60 years of the Type 3....display at Avoncroft VW Show Bromsgrove 16th May 2021

1. Danny Lord, 63 Notch 2. Broady, 72 Fasty 3. Purplepeter & Fasty 4. Larry 62 notch 5. Ade fastback 6. Bessaboy 70 Fastback 7. Anthony Hayward 70 Notch 8. Tania 71 Fastback 9. Greenfyre 63 Square. 10. Neil Jones 65 Square. 11. Paul Dickinson, Notch 12. Paul Dickinson Square 13. Briche Etienne 66 Fa...
by sparkywig
12th May 2020 - 1:11pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: How are we all?
Replies: 5
Views: 472

Re: How are we all?

I haven't worked for the last 8 weeks, and been unable to work on any of my vehicles. Not that they need anything major, so have just been driven regularly for "essential" journeys. Been pottering around the house and garden doing a few jobs. I really hate decorating. To be honest I'm struggling a l...
by sparkywig
22nd April 2020 - 9:43am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 662
Views: 66398

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

937carrera wrote:
22nd April 2020 - 9:05am
Oh, I'm sorry Broady I really can't let that one go. The original series was not a cartoon, it was Supermarionation, puppets on strings, not involving Sandie Shaw.
:thumbsup:
by sparkywig
21st April 2020 - 9:49am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Twin Port Head 311 101 375A
Replies: 6
Views: 415

Re: Twin Port Head 311 101 375A

I've got a pair of spare heads, but unless you're fairly close the postage will be horrendous.
by sparkywig
21st April 2020 - 9:48am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Getting to the Wiper Switch
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: Getting to the Wiper Switch

Should be just 2 screws securing the fuse box to the bottom of the dash, undo those and the fuse box will drop far enough to pull the wiper switch out.
by sparkywig
20th April 2020 - 5:29pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Getting to the Wiper Switch
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: Getting to the Wiper Switch

Unscrew the wiper switch knob, then undo the metal retaining collar (being careful not to scratch the dash) and the switch will drop backwards out of the dash.
Might be best to disconnect the battery first just in case you ground anything against the metal dash.
by sparkywig
19th April 2020 - 11:28am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 662
Views: 66398

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

I've still got my originals from the 60s, along with all my Captain Scarlet toys. Unfortunately they're not still boxed or I'd be able to retire.
by sparkywig
19th April 2020 - 12:29am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 662
Views: 66398

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

I thought it looked a bit like Thunderbird 3
by sparkywig
13th April 2020 - 11:33am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Ignition fault or vacuum?
Replies: 55
Views: 2215

Re: Ignition fault or vacuum?

Just persevere, mine is the same. You just need to start on one issue and get that fully sorted before starting on another.
by sparkywig
5th April 2020 - 11:33am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 176
Views: 18009

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

I use the square for my shopping trips and visits to my Mum.
by sparkywig
3rd April 2020 - 5:39pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Underseat heater mufflers
Replies: 0
Views: 991

Underseat heater mufflers

Hello all
I'm after a pair of heater mufflers that fit under the rear seat of my '67 squareback.
The part nos are 311 255 429A & 311 255 430A.
I have a pair of later ones, but don't really want to butcher them to fit.

Thanks
by sparkywig
29th March 2020 - 8:12pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 176
Views: 18009

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

:thumbsup:

I like the boot as well.
by sparkywig
27th March 2020 - 3:33pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 277
Views: 23626

Re: '67 Square continued.....

The mojo is back, for the moment anyway :lol:

A wash and polish, although it really needs a machine polish to get the paintwork back.