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by sparkywig
24th September 2018 - 6:24pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 439
Views: 44451

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

I like the blue, be even nicer when it's polished. ;)
by sparkywig
20th September 2018 - 6:19pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Which threads?
Replies: 2
Views: 20

Re: Which threads?

As broady says, you'll need one of each to make an adjustable track rod.
by sparkywig
18th September 2018 - 8:13pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 163
Views: 8005

Re: '67 Square continued.....

Great idea! Completely agree. Looks very good. Thanks, I was going to build a full centre console along the lines of the Mk I Golf unit, but couldn't be bothered. :lol: https://i.postimg.cc/3xy5Xxy0/golf_console.jpg It may happen at some point, probably when I need some storage, a cup holder and a ...
by sparkywig
18th September 2018 - 8:10pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 163
Views: 8005

Re: '67 Square continued.....

Editor wrote:
15th August 2018 - 9:20pm
If you're carrying any significant load, I'd put the rack further forward. The rear already has 60% of the weight on it.
The rack won't fit any further forward Dave, not without modification to the legs anyway.
by sparkywig
18th September 2018 - 7:45pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fuse order
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Re: Fuse order

What year is your car?
Have a look at this link and download the owner's manual.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/manuals/type3.php

There should only be 8A fuses up to 1967 MY, and then 10x 8A and 2x 16A fuses fitted from August 1968 (1968 MY).
by sparkywig
17th September 2018 - 7:32pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 163
Views: 8005

Re: '67 Square continued.....

I seem to have accumulated lots of new parts, but don't seem to have the time to start putting them on the car. Anyway, a set of extra gauges for when the new engine gets installed, but that's still a long way off at the moment though. https://i.postimg.cc/RFccb1H2/009.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/6p3f5...
by sparkywig
14th September 2018 - 10:33pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Wayward steering
Replies: 3
Views: 33

Re: Wayward steering

Tracking, camber, tyre pressures, etc.
Any play in the beam? My old beam had loads of wear that couldn't be adjusted out and would go where it wanted to, especially on bumpy roads.
by sparkywig
14th September 2018 - 3:13pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Brake Problem
Replies: 20
Views: 135

Re: Brake Problem

I do recall one of Editors favourite warnings is not to mess with the pushrod length :roll: That's fine if you're dealing with Genuine VW parts straight from the factory. We couldn't get enough pressure to the rear brakes to stop the wheels rotating with the pedal pushed down, and the pushrod would...
by sparkywig
12th September 2018 - 5:31pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Brake Problem
Replies: 20
Views: 135

Re: Brake Problem

I had really long pedal travel after changing the master cylinder. I modified/extended the pushrod to get the minimum free play and it's been fine since.
by sparkywig
11th September 2018 - 8:28pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: which fuse?
Replies: 4
Views: 48

Re: which fuse?

Could be the brake light switch on the master cylinder.
Take the two cables off the brake switch and connect them together, if the brake lights come on then it's the switch that's faulty.
If not, it's the fuse/cable/connections.
by sparkywig
9th September 2018 - 9:06pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Wanted, dash for type 3
Replies: 8
Views: 75

Re: Wanted, dash for type 3

Left or right hand drive?
by sparkywig
8th September 2018 - 2:05pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Garage sale in Bath 8/9 September
Replies: 61
Views: 627

Re: Garage sale in Bath 8/9 September

Good to meet a few people and put faces to the names.
Lots of nice stuff for sale.
Peter and I are both sure Broady sent his younger brother though.... :lol:
by sparkywig
6th September 2018 - 7:44pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Type 3 original decals
Replies: 10
Views: 73

Re: Type 3 original decals

No, the tyre pressure table is by the bonnet latch plate as the pic.
by sparkywig
6th September 2018 - 7:17pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Type 3 original decals
Replies: 10
Views: 73

Re: Type 3 original decals

I was incorrect about only having one.

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You had me wondering about the washer bottle decal though, I thought I never had one.

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by sparkywig
5th September 2018 - 9:25pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Type 3 original decals
Replies: 10
Views: 73

Re: Type 3 original decals

Only got the one.
Paint code, left of spare wheel on "boot" bulkhead.

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by sparkywig
5th September 2018 - 5:43pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Garage sale in Bath 8/9 September
Replies: 61
Views: 627

Re: Garage sale in Bath 8/9 September

My January '67 has two bolt hinges. Well, there should be two bolts....

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by sparkywig
31st August 2018 - 8:02pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Side marker lights
Replies: 14
Views: 153

Re: Side marker lights

Rob 400e wrote:
31st August 2018 - 7:07pm
Hi again, if you could pick me up a pair at the garage sale that would be great. Would be interested in your lenses also. My mobile numbers on here now if you could call me I can sort out the money. Rob
I'll pick up a pair for you if they're OK Rob, we can sort it out after the weekend.
by sparkywig
31st August 2018 - 6:41pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Garage sale in Bath 8/9 September
Replies: 61
Views: 627

Re: Garage sale in Bath 8/9 September

I'll be taking the T6, so if anybody wants me to pick up stuff and store it until you can collect it/or I can deliver to Brighton Breeze or Slough Swapmeet.
by sparkywig
30th August 2018 - 9:17pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: NOS Off-side door skin, 1968>
Replies: 0
Views: 30

NOS Off-side door skin, 1968>

As title, NOS off-side door skin for 1968> cars.
Surface rust from storage.
Due to flimsy nature of panel, it's collection only from Bristol.

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by sparkywig
30th August 2018 - 9:03pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Side marker lights
Replies: 14
Views: 153

Re: Side marker lights

I'm going on Saturday, I can pick you up a pair.
Are you interested in my red/clear lenses?
by sparkywig
30th August 2018 - 5:13pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine oil
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: Engine oil

Dave Summers wrote:
29th August 2018 - 8:26pm
Volkswagen used to recommend SAE30 for normal conditions and SAE20 for winter (approx. meaning weather normally below freezing). I agree with what others have said about multigrades though.
That was when multigrades were in their infancy, VW recommended using multigrade oils from 1975.
by sparkywig
26th August 2018 - 7:53pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Side marker lights
Replies: 14
Views: 153

Re: Side marker lights

👍🏻
by sparkywig
26th August 2018 - 1:24pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: project 72 fastty
Replies: 223
Views: 39154

Re: project 72 fastty

Nice work
by sparkywig
26th August 2018 - 1:24pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Chassis notch?
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: Chassis notch?

Did it work? Otherwise check if tbe springplates are reaching the end of their travel, you may need notched ones? Don't notch springplates it weakens them, just get some adjustable ones from Transporterhaus. I've got these 2" springplates ready to fit (along with a vast number of other parts.....)....