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by sparkywig
1st March 2019 - 2:44pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Going electric ??
Replies: 99
Views: 502

Re: Going electric ??

Just a thought, are the plug leads on correctly?
by sparkywig
27th February 2019 - 10:14am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Cooling shutters wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 116

Re: Cooling shutters wanted

Looks a decent stash of type 3 tinware here, maybe not what you need at the moment though ? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Volkswagen-Type-3-Variant-Engine-Tinwear-Tin-Wear-1600cc-pancake/132915569348 It seems that diverter flaps on a type 3 are much smaller than a type 4 I’ve already contacted the sel...
by sparkywig
26th February 2019 - 7:29pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Solex 32 Gaskets
Replies: 20
Views: 553

Re: Solex 32 Gaskets

Sorry, all my carbs are IDFs.
by sparkywig
21st February 2019 - 3:18pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 319
Views: 17058

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

If you want to read about VW's, home built aircraft and other stuff, try the Bob Hoover pages. He's the bloke the "Hoover bit" on type 1 engines is named after.
Unfortunately they've only saved 2006 to his death in 2010, but they're worth reading.

http://bobhooversblog.blogspot.com/2006/
by sparkywig
20th February 2019 - 10:07pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 319
Views: 17058

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

I was never an officianado of the mods and upgrades on v dubs. This slamming and narrowing of cars makes them undriveable, and I dont understand it. I prefer stock. Horses for courses, it would be boring if we all liked the same things. 🙂 All my VWs are modified, narrowed, lowered and two have stro...
by sparkywig
20th February 2019 - 9:17pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 319
Views: 17058

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

There is no machining required for 87mm (1641cc) barrels and pistons, you can refit 85.5mm standard bore without any issues. I ran 88mm (1679cc) barrels and pistons in my old '72 bus. They're the largest you can fit without any machining. Never had an issue with them, or the Weber twin choke carb th...
by sparkywig
19th February 2019 - 6:32pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 319
Views: 17058

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

87mm (1641) barrels and pistons.
by sparkywig
18th February 2019 - 6:19pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Cooling shutters wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 116

Re: Cooling shutters wanted

I've been looking for some as well, but acquired another engine complete with tinware and cooling. There was a complete fanshroud for sale on eBay recently, I'll see if I can find the ad. edit - not the one I was thinking of, this one doesn't show the back though. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vw-Type-...
by sparkywig
12th February 2019 - 3:09pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 3 clocks
Replies: 6
Views: 79

Re: Type 3 clocks

My clock is the same and never goes into place properly, and therefore loses time because the springs earth the body.
I don't know about different clock bodies though.
by sparkywig
10th February 2019 - 6:43pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 181
Views: 9731

Re: '67 Square continued.....

Thanks for the oil coolers Peter. Gave the engine a good clean, so a bit more progress, but it's painfully slow. I really need to pull my finger out next weekend and get on with it. https://i.postimg.cc/qRH0GKbY/9-DQWY7-SGS-Sy5-D4-K20l-Hd-A.jpg I'll strip it down to a long block and then pull the he...
by sparkywig
4th February 2019 - 6:43pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: project 72 fastty
Replies: 251
Views: 41842

Re: project 72 fastty

:thumbsup:
by sparkywig
31st January 2019 - 8:51pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 181
Views: 9731

Re: '67 Square continued.....

Yes, I'm taking the softly softly approach and using grips to work the shaft back and forward.
No success so far though.
by sparkywig
28th January 2019 - 8:32pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 181
Views: 9731

Re: '67 Square continued.....

OK, thanks Peter.
I removed the circlips and washers and administered copious wallops earlier after dosing with WD40.
Didn't know whether heat would be OK, but I'll try that tomorrow.
by sparkywig
28th January 2019 - 8:28pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Headlight Bowls
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: Headlight Bowls

I would hazard a guess that they arent, simply because the beetle has a sloping wing, so it would be more a crescent moon sort of shape in profile where as the type 3 is more of a half moon. If you understand what I mean? And if ive rightly understood that were talking about the part of the wing, r...
by sparkywig
28th January 2019 - 6:30pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Type 3 oil cooler wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Type 3 oil cooler wanted

I'm after a mysterious thing, a NOS oil cooler for a type 3 engine.
They're obsolete, so can anybody help? Maybe there's one in a stash of parts somewhere.
by sparkywig
28th January 2019 - 5:08pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 181
Views: 9731

Re: '67 Square continued.....

Engine successfully mounted on stand and partially stripped. Excuse the messy garage, there's lots of engines and parts in the way. :lol: https://i.postimg.cc/j20Q8Ts2/IMG-5658.jpg I think I may drop the heads off and have a look inside just to make sure. The pushrod tubes are leaking, so I can chan...
by sparkywig
28th January 2019 - 4:20pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Headlight Bowls
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: Headlight Bowls

I know the early cars have the same Hella headlights as type 1s and type2s, not sure about later cars though.

EDIT: Just checked the part number 311 941 039 F fits type 1 MY 1968-1973, type 2 MY 1968-1972 and type 3 all years.
by sparkywig
26th January 2019 - 8:47pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 181
Views: 9731

Re: '67 Square continued.....

That's OK, Peter.
I'll get a neighbour to give me a hand tomorrow. If not, I'll be driving it all over the country next week. :lol:
by sparkywig
26th January 2019 - 5:46pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 181
Views: 9731

Re: '67 Square continued.....

Hello, I'm back. Lost interest in things for a few months as I was a bit unwell. Well, to be more accurate I had a probable TIA at the beginning of October. But now I'm almost back to normal, just lost a bit of dexterity and sensation on my right hand side and I have a constant headache. So it's tim...
by sparkywig
26th January 2019 - 5:22pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 512
Views: 48701

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

:thumbsup:
by sparkywig
22nd January 2019 - 10:25pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: Another newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: Another newbie

Hello, any pics?
by sparkywig
21st January 2019 - 9:10pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Volksworld show 2019 club stand
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: Vollsworld show 2019 club stand

Club displays are not free any more, and you have to buy a ticket as well.
by sparkywig
26th November 2018 - 5:14pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 512
Views: 48701

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

I don't think it's washing up liquid as it contains salt, but a couple of drops of liquid detergent are sometimes used in the flatting water to stop the paper dragging as you sand.
by sparkywig
15th November 2018 - 7:04pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 512
Views: 48701

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

I thought I had some pics somewhere.
It's quite a large device.

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And here's a printout.

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Just like a "SUN" diagnostic machine I suppose.