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by sparkywig
16th September 2019 - 9:02pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 3 replacement / rebuilt dynamo?
Replies: 2
Views: 29

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: 24
Views: 669

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: 53

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: 24
Views: 669

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: 24
Views: 669

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: 704

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: 324

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: 324

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: 129

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: 129

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: 704

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: 704

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: 610
Views: 54168

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

That's an improvement.
by sparkywig
28th July 2019 - 10:42am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Rear wheels
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: Rear wheels

Depends on the offset (ET) which should be stamped on the rear of each wheel. These were tight, needed the arches rolling.

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by sparkywig
26th July 2019 - 11:04am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Drivers Seat
Replies: 28
Views: 704

Re: Drivers Seat

I’d go for the 3.2mm first.
by sparkywig
25th July 2019 - 10:57pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Another carb problem
Replies: 10
Views: 145

Re: Another carb problem

937carrera wrote:
25th July 2019 - 6:52pm
Doesn't seem to fit the definition of "made for type 3"
That was my question, but they said no one else had brought this issue to their attention.
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by sparkywig
25th July 2019 - 5:00pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Another carb problem
Replies: 10
Views: 145

Re: Another carb problem

Quite a lot actually, and the engine lid was modified to stop the air cleaners knocking against the metalwork.

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It's even worse with phenolic carb gaskets to help prevent heat soak to the carbs.
by sparkywig
25th July 2019 - 2:32pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Drivers Seat
Replies: 28
Views: 704

Re: Drivers Seat

I need a pair for my seat, but not in a position to buy any for a month as I said previously.
by sparkywig
24th July 2019 - 5:46pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Another carb problem
Replies: 10
Views: 145

Re: Another carb problem

No they don't. I can tell you from experience that the Eurocarb IDF kit doesn't fit without some modification to the body and engine lid.
If the ICT kit has similar manifolds and air filters that will be the same.
by sparkywig
24th July 2019 - 5:43pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Drivers Seat
Replies: 28
Views: 704

Re: Drivers Seat

It's come at the wrong time for me, I can't commit for a month or so.
by sparkywig
24th July 2019 - 5:05pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Mission Impossible? 2021..........
Replies: 12
Views: 434

Re: Mission Impossible? 2021..........

Mine might be done by then, but I'm not promising anything.
by sparkywig
24th July 2019 - 5:02pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Drivers Seat
Replies: 28
Views: 704

Re: Drivers Seat

OK
by sparkywig
22nd July 2019 - 11:09am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Drivers Seat
Replies: 28
Views: 704

Re: Drivers Seat

Can you let me know what Nils is going to charge please?
by sparkywig
19th July 2019 - 7:26pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Drivers Seat
Replies: 28
Views: 704

Re: Drivers Seat

Depends how much you want to spend.
The seat adjuster cam has worn, there is a thread on the samba.com about them and somebody is making new ones.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewt ... p?t=487722