Search found 220 matches

by sparkywig
10th July 2018 - 12:47pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: 1967 Squareback parts wanted.
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: 1967 Squareback parts wanted.

OK, thanks for looking.
by sparkywig
9th July 2018 - 5:43pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: VW Ed
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: VW Ed

He was a lovely bloke, with obviously many talents. I used to pop in for a cuppa and a chat whenever I could.
by sparkywig
8th July 2018 - 10:36pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: project 72 fastty
Replies: 212
Views: 37858

Re: project 72 fastty

:thumbsup:
by sparkywig
3rd July 2018 - 1:50pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Popping on idle
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: Popping on idle

Mine does this, there's a small air leak at one of the exhaust joints causing it.
by sparkywig
29th June 2018 - 8:17pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Unleaded fuel
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Unleaded fuel

All VW air-cooled engines produced after August 1967 can run on unleaded fuel with no modification.
by sparkywig
27th June 2018 - 6:32pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Type 3 hockey stick
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: Type 3 hockey stick

No, they're different to a Type 3 hockey stick.
If you fit a Beetle one it cocks the gearshift position to the left and makes shifting difficult. Ask me how I know.

I've got a complete Type 3 nosecone somewhere if you're interested.
by sparkywig
24th June 2018 - 9:10pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Leaking after washing??
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: Leaking after washing??

Fresh air box seals, available from Simon Kelley, notch1500 on eBay.
Bugger of a job to do though.
by sparkywig
23rd June 2018 - 11:29pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 430
Views: 42861

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

L50K Neptune Blue was used on buses from 1968-73.
Looks good though.
by sparkywig
20th June 2018 - 3:25pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Aircooled Campout, 29th June - 1st July 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 37

Aircooled Campout, 29th June - 1st July 2018

There's just a week left before ticket sales close for the campout which is being jointly organised by the Aircooled Only Group and Aircooled Events Limited. Fir Trees Farm Caravan Site Banbury OX17 1JL We already have over 30 vehicles booked in for the event, so why not join us for a chilled weeken...
by sparkywig
20th June 2018 - 3:20pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: For Sale - 944 front hubs
Replies: 0
Views: 72

For Sale - 944 front hubs

Pair of 944 front hubs for sale.

Image

Image

£100 collected from Bristol.
Can take to Air-Cooled Campout next weekend.
by sparkywig
19th June 2018 - 9:31pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 150
Views: 7037

Re: '67 Square continued.....

Just poor running and a misfire. Can't seem to trace the reason, probably a dodgy head.
by sparkywig
19th June 2018 - 9:00pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 150
Views: 7037

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 ? There was a lo...
by sparkywig
19th June 2018 - 8:39pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 150
Views: 7037

Re: '67 Square continued.....

Some nice cars there, you have a running engine again :D how does it run? That wasnt really a rant, you havent told us what was the cause of the rant? why were you "fucked off with the Type 3 Owners Club display pitch"? Its always worth knowing so things can be improved upon Did you not notice that...
by sparkywig
18th June 2018 - 10:48pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 150
Views: 7037

Re: '67 Square continued.....

Bristol Volksfest 2018. https://s19.postimg.cc/v2411xrub/005.jpg https://s19.postimg.cc/f3vbbr7w3/003.jpg https://s19.postimg.cc/jprfk3dzn/004.jpg https://s19.postimg.cc/9sger2goj/006.jpg https://s19.postimg.cc/q3ginfb6r/008.jpg Heritage Automotive kindly donated an Amorok to help me with the settin...
by sparkywig
7th June 2018 - 7:28pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: BRISTOL VOLKSFEST 15-17 JUNE
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: BRISTOL VOLKSFEST 15-17 JUNE

The type 3 club plot is in the main display arena next to the earlybay.com club display pitch.
As such I would expect that any vehicles must be on the plot by 0930 at the latest and won’t be able to be moved until 1630.
by sparkywig
1st June 2018 - 2:39pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Master cylinder fluid leak
Replies: 42
Views: 1151

Re: Master cylinder fluid leak

muddy wrote:
31st May 2018 - 8:32pm
@ Sparkywig

Sorry can you confirm that your front brake circuit lines are connected to the ports closest to the bulkhead?
Yes
by sparkywig
31st May 2018 - 7:44pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Master cylinder fluid leak
Replies: 42
Views: 1151

Re: Master cylinder fluid leak

It's a straight replacement for the type 3 master cylinder, just need to adjust the pushrod a little, and add a tee piece for the brake light switch. https://s19.postimg.cc/dxqdxon5f/013.jpg You'll also need to either add a tee into the low pressure brake line from the reservoir or fit a Beetle dual...
by sparkywig
31st May 2018 - 1:42pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Master cylinder fluid leak
Replies: 42
Views: 1151

Re: Master cylinder fluid leak

sparkywig wrote:
30th March 2018 - 7:45pm
Kai wrote:
30th March 2018 - 7:33pm
Order another, send the old one back for a full refund :paranoid:
This.
Or get a Porsche 944 master cylinder if you have no luck with CSP.
At the risk of repeating myself, spend £60ish on a Porsche 944 master cylinder instead.
by sparkywig
29th May 2018 - 5:51pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 150
Views: 7037

Re: '67 Square continued.....

Image

Fed up of inserting a key behind the glovebox lid to open it when pressing the catch button.

Image

Image

:D
by sparkywig
29th May 2018 - 5:49pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 150
Views: 7037

Re: '67 Square continued.....

A metal collar and some self tappers will secure it.
But that will all be irrelevant when the new engine goes in, no heat exchangers will be fitted as the bore will be too small.
by sparkywig
29th May 2018 - 5:46pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Which thermostat
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Which thermostat

Don't test the thermostat without the bracket, if it expands too far it will rupture.
by sparkywig
28th May 2018 - 4:34pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1970 Notch - Honey Brown
Replies: 10
Views: 178

Re: 1970 Notch - Honey Brown

Nice car
by sparkywig
28th May 2018 - 3:11pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Refitting wings.
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Refitting wings.

The closest to what was fitted, 30mm x 3mm
by sparkywig
28th May 2018 - 1:42pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 150
Views: 7037

Re: '67 Square continued.....

Someone elses heater problem has just given me a thought. In the IPC is says there is an adapter on the exchange end of the pipe into the car. https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/manuals/type3_parts_book/Type_3_Parts_Book_Group_2_Fuel_Tank_Exhaust_Heat.pdf Page 2-12 I guess if that was missing eve...
by sparkywig
28th May 2018 - 1:39pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 150
Views: 7037

Re: '67 Square continued.....

So this happened over the weekend.

Image

Image

I'm hoping that after a little tune up this one might be be better. :lol: