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by sparkywig
14th November 2018 - 9:58pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 463
Views: 45763

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

I visited an old VW dealership in the middle of Wales this week, they had a diagnostic machine at the back of the workshop.
The chap there said it hadn't been used for 30 years, and looking at the layer of dust on it he was probably right.
by sparkywig
7th November 2018 - 5:25pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: project 72 fastty
Replies: 235
Views: 39947

Re: project 72 fastty

Awesome work
by sparkywig
4th November 2018 - 6:26pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Slough Swapmeet parts
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: Slough Swapmeet parts

Parts list updated
by sparkywig
28th October 2018 - 8:52pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Slough Swapmeet parts
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: Slough Swapmeet parts

Split bus king and linkpin beam adjusters £70 https://i.postimg.cc/HxrgWvGb/IMG-2486.jpg 4 1/2Jx15" 5x 205 smooth wheel, black powdercoated and never fitted £40 https://i.postimg.cc/52zbLRjg/IMG-2272.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/RVNMVFBj/IMG-2275.jpg Witkap crates £10 each https://i.postimg.cc/QCgnjcMp/...
by sparkywig
28th October 2018 - 8:50pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Slough Swapmeet parts
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: Slough Swapmeet parts

Red/clear side marker lenses £25 https://i.postimg.cc/jjKb4v5x/003.jpg Single red/clear side marker lens £10 https://i.postimg.cc/fRWbG0jX/IMG-3309.jpg Early bay stock gearstick with shiftplate £20 https://i.postimg.cc/jSssb5L0/IMG-3296.jpg Early bay/Trekker rear light unit and rubbers £10 https://i...
by sparkywig
28th October 2018 - 8:42pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Slough Swapmeet parts
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Slough Swapmeet parts

All of the below will be at Slough Swapmeet on Sunday 4th November. 1967-70 4 lug front brakes complete with spindles £100 https://i.postimg.cc/RVHCL83n/028.jpg 1967 4 lug rear brakes complete with hubs, recently fitted with new wheel cylinders £100 https://i.postimg.cc/HxWW9L19/IMG_3274.jpg 1971-73...
by sparkywig
28th October 2018 - 4:31pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: 12V Generator/dynamo
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: 12V Generator/dynamo

I've got one that I'm taking to Slough Swapmeet (in Bracknell) next Sunday.
by sparkywig
20th October 2018 - 7:36pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 169
Views: 8562

Re: '67 Square continued.....

Felt pretty good today, so spent an hour or so wiring the gauges. 6 pole connectors with ignition feed and ground, lighting feed and ground, oil pressure and temperature senders. https://i.postimg.cc/8c166svS/IMG-3259.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/RVZtC691/IMG-3258.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/J7qJWcw4/IMG-3...
by sparkywig
20th October 2018 - 7:30pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Slough swapmeet Sunday November 4th.....BRACKNELL
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: Slough swapmeet Sunday November 4th.....BRACKNELL

We've got 3 tables selling parts for various models.
I'll put a list up nearer the time.
by sparkywig
16th October 2018 - 10:56pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: The book of the Volkswagen Type 3- (Simon Glen,2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: The book of the Volkswagen Type 3- (Simon Glen,2017)

I bought one and then I had one given to me for Christmas.
by sparkywig
15th October 2018 - 7:37pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 169
Views: 8562

Re: '67 Square continued.....

No, not flu. Something a little more serious.
by sparkywig
14th October 2018 - 5:27pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 169
Views: 8562

Re: '67 Square continued.....

If I get round to fitting a stereo it'll probably go in the glovebox like I did in my bus. https://i.postimg.cc/J7XztSZj/013.jpg Still got all this and a load of other bits to fit. But I've been unwell for a few weeks now, so about an hour is my limit at the moment. https://i.postimg.cc/QN7JVj1v/003...
by sparkywig
10th October 2018 - 8:18pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: Membership
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Membership

Mine took about 6 months, don't panic.
by sparkywig
24th September 2018 - 6:24pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 463
Views: 45763

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: 3
Views: 81

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: 169
Views: 8562

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: 169
Views: 8562

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: 48

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: 169
Views: 8562

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: 61

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: 21
Views: 207

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: 21
Views: 207

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: 68

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: 9
Views: 138

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: 758

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: