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by sparkywig
16th November 2019 - 8:09pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 123
Views: 8357

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Love the red teledials.
by sparkywig
16th November 2019 - 8:08pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Indicator flashing
Replies: 6
Views: 32

Re: Indicator flashing

Don't worry, lots of people think this. The indicators do the same in buses as well.
by sparkywig
16th November 2019 - 6:52pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Indicator flashing
Replies: 6
Views: 32

Re: Indicator flashing

No, that's how they work, both dash lights flash at the same time.
by sparkywig
13th November 2019 - 5:23pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: New limebug type 3 jawbreaker 4inch narrowed beam
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: New limebug type 3 jawbreaker 4inch narrowed beam

Is this a direct swap, or does it need anything else. Like Beetle trailing arms, spindles, etc?
by sparkywig
13th November 2019 - 5:18pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 624
Views: 57238

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

I've got a load of black nut caps from when I changed the wheels on my T6, if you want to try some.
by sparkywig
9th November 2019 - 1:43pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 411 sedan handling?
Replies: 23
Views: 211

Re: 411 sedan handling?

The VW book says 18psi on the fronts and the understeer is heroic at that. I run mine at 24psi and it's transformed the handling. I would agree that 20 year old tyres would be the problem. Judi R Would the handbook figure be for crossplys though? It is in my '67 handbook. That run much lower pressu...
by sparkywig
6th November 2019 - 12:34pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Parts sources
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: Parts sources

Id include VWHeritage as well, they are a VW affliate and carry a fair few type 3 specific parts Heritage Parts Centre now, no VW affiliation. I wouldn't use them unless it's a last resort, had wrong parts sent, poor after sales service, and there's a definite lack of knowledge there now (won't bee...
by sparkywig
24th October 2019 - 1:56pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Help! Fastback Body Removal
Replies: 14
Views: 306

Re: Help! Fastback Body Removal

Random idea ! Alan Schofield make repair panels for Type 2, T25 and T4 as well as Beetle They make many of the parts that others sell. Have a word with them about expanding the range to include type 3 panels.????? I spoke to them a couple of years ago. Not a big enough market to offset costs appare...
by sparkywig
16th October 2019 - 9:01pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: project 72 fastty
Replies: 266
Views: 48416

Re: project 72 fastty

Lovely metalwork
by sparkywig
2nd October 2019 - 1:33pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: project 72 fastty
Replies: 266
Views: 48416

Re: project 72 fastty

:thumbsup:
by sparkywig
29th September 2019 - 5:50pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 220
Views: 14799

Re: '67 Square continued.....

Hello Adam
Need to get my finger out and sort the gearbox/brake problem, got a couple of family issues ongoing at the moment though.
by sparkywig
16th September 2019 - 9:02pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 3 replacement / rebuilt dynamo?
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: Type 3 replacement / rebuilt dynamo?

Try a local auto electrician. If they can't do it, they'll know a company that can.
by sparkywig
12th September 2019 - 10:56pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: ALTERNATOR CONVERSION ON TYPE 3
Replies: 32
Views: 1549

Re: ALTERNATOR CONVERSION ON TYPE 3

Apparently a Metro alternator bolts straight on. Just waiting for more details and pics.
by sparkywig
8th September 2019 - 5:59pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: MOT exemption
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: MOT exemption

All my classics get MOT'd annually.
They don't require one, I'd rather have them looked over by someone else, especially as they're all modified in one way or another.
You can guarantee your insurance company will try everything to get out of a claim, and I'd rather not give them this as a reason.
by sparkywig
28th August 2019 - 6:22pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: ALTERNATOR CONVERSION ON TYPE 3
Replies: 32
Views: 1549

Re: ALTERNATOR CONVERSION ON TYPE 3

Oh, that's not how I thought it was going to be fitted.
On TheSamba.com there's a thread about alternator conversions and someone posted this.

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by sparkywig
27th August 2019 - 8:04pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: ALTERNATOR CONVERSION ON TYPE 3
Replies: 32
Views: 1549

Re: ALTERNATOR CONVERSION ON TYPE 3

I'd like to see the beetle alternator conversion please.
by sparkywig
22nd August 2019 - 5:01pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Drivers Seat
Replies: 28
Views: 977

Re: Drivers Seat

And it will only get worse after October.....
So what's the total price for a pair?
by sparkywig
18th August 2019 - 12:04pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Seat Runner Lubrication
Replies: 5
Views: 437

Re: Seat Runner Lubrication

Grease will attack the plastic though, if anything use a silicone lube.
by sparkywig
18th August 2019 - 10:20am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Seat Runner Lubrication
Replies: 5
Views: 437

Re: Seat Runner Lubrication

I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but they don't need any lubrication.
by sparkywig
9th August 2019 - 2:50pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Fuel filler neck wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: Fuel filler neck wanted

I think Danny Lord has one.
by sparkywig
9th August 2019 - 10:32am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Fuel filler neck wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: Fuel filler neck wanted

Lots of the main parts suppliers sell them. https://www.customandcommercial.com/vw-karmann_ghia/ghia_fuel_tank_parts/ghia_fuel_tank_parts/german_quality_oem_style_braided_cloth_filler_neck_hose_super_beetle_ghis--and--type_3_12fslash67-7fslash74_8129/ Although I might be tempted to get the dimension...
by sparkywig
9th August 2019 - 10:28am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Drivers Seat
Replies: 28
Views: 977

Re: Drivers Seat

Sparkywig, I’ll have to work out how much it cost me to buy them. Paid $115 AUD each Pair of Cams plus Total of $ 28.40 Shipping plus one off £5 Recipient Payment Fee for the Transaction. Don’t know if I will end up also paying Import Tax or VAT on top ? Depends how Nils has sent them. I’ve had to ...
by sparkywig
6th August 2019 - 6:48pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Drivers Seat
Replies: 28
Views: 977

Re: Seat Rake Adjus5ment

s.unsworth wrote:
6th August 2019 - 11:48am
I’m at the point of Ordering the New CNC Machined Seat Adjustment Cams from Nils Birkmann in Australia. As advertised on The Samba. Thinking of buying all of the 3 Pairs he has available at the moment

If you get them all, I'll have a pair off you.
by sparkywig
30th July 2019 - 12:28pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 624
Views: 57238

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

That's an improvement.