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by sparkywig
26th May 2018 - 12:30pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Re-Fitting glass with new seals.
Replies: 11
Views: 35

Re: Re-Fitting glass with new seals.

I have had a slight issue with water ingress under the seals on the rear side glass, as the new seals are slightly smaller than original.
If yours weeps, use a good flexible sealer from a ship's chandlers as they use capillary action to find the gaps.
by sparkywig
25th May 2018 - 8:25pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Taking Suspension back to factory
Replies: 6
Views: 41

Re: Taking Suspension back to factory

Hello. It shouldn't cost you anything other than time to raise the suspension, as long as you have a jack, pair of axle stands and some decent tools/sockets. The front and rear suspension uses splined torsion bars, so all you need to do is remove and rotate the front trailing arms and rear springpla...
by sparkywig
22nd May 2018 - 10:15pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Electric fuel pump position.
Replies: 7
Views: 67

Re: Electric fuel pump position.

Thanks
by sparkywig
21st May 2018 - 9:42pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Membership
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Membership

muddy wrote:
21st May 2018 - 6:53pm
Not sure if anyone can help.

Not sure how long ago it was, maybe 4-5 weeks, but I sent off a membership form and a cheque. Not heard anything back.

Any ideas?
Mine took about 6 months. :lol:
by sparkywig
21st May 2018 - 5:34pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: MOT Changes, May 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 567

Re: MOT Changes, May 2018

I reckon the square would be OK, as any modifications fall into the following categories; Lowering - axles and running gear, specifically alterations to the type/method of suspension or steering. Brakes & gearbox - changes made to axles and running gear in order to improve efficiency, safety or envi...
by sparkywig
21st May 2018 - 12:56pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Electric fuel pump position.
Replies: 7
Views: 67

Re: Electric fuel pump position.

Yes please.
by sparkywig
20th May 2018 - 11:19pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Electric fuel pump position.
Replies: 7
Views: 67

Re: Electric fuel pump position.

I've got the rotary pump in the pic, and was looking for suggestions on how to mount it in the restricted space under the tank.

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by sparkywig
20th May 2018 - 11:13pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Gene Berg RHD shifter for Beetle/Ghia/Type 3
Replies: 0
Views: 29

Gene Berg RHD shifter for Beetle/Ghia/Type 3

Gene Berg RHD straight shifter for sale, GB 6720R.
Will fit Beetle, Ghia and Type 3.

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£200 collected from Bristol, carriage extra.
by sparkywig
20th May 2018 - 11:12pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 393
Views: 40143

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

The blue on the bottom of the flap looks more like the Baltic Blue on my square.
by sparkywig
20th May 2018 - 5:33pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: WANTED ASAP - Type 3 cooling fan
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: WANTED ASAP - Type 3 cooling fan

mawsy wrote:
20th May 2018 - 10:18am
Hi there got a cooling fan in good order, surface rust only give me a call on 07716029349 cos I am rubbish with computers cheers Mawsy
You have a text Mawsy.
by sparkywig
19th May 2018 - 9:04pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: WANTED ASAP - Type 3 cooling fan
Replies: 2
Views: 51

WANTED ASAP - Type 3 cooling fan

As title, I need a cooling fan as the attached pics (but without the corrosion and holes) asap please. Thanks.

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by sparkywig
19th May 2018 - 8:58pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Electric fuel pump position.
Replies: 7
Views: 67

Electric fuel pump position.

Anybody fitted an aftermarket fuel pump under the tank, and can post/send me some pics please?
by sparkywig
18th May 2018 - 8:21pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: 1967 Squareback parts wanted.
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Re: 1967 Squareback parts wanted.

OK, thanks Dave. :)
by sparkywig
18th May 2018 - 8:17pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: We all having a knap?
Replies: 12
Views: 111

Re: We all having a knap?

Been away in the bus a couple of times. Everything's come to a halt on the squareback while I'm waiting for the case to be machined and all the rotating parts balanced. Funnily enough I'm dropping the engine tomorrow and swapping it for one that's been in the garage for a while. It can't be worse th...
by sparkywig
7th May 2018 - 5:23pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 393
Views: 40143

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

:lol:
by sparkywig
2nd May 2018 - 10:18pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: IRS Gearbox mount
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: IRS Gearbox mount

This help?
Lip on bottom.

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by sparkywig
30th April 2018 - 10:30pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2.0ltr on twin 44's
Replies: 22
Views: 297

Re: 2.0ltr on twin 44's

Everything's more expensive now, and probably less well made.
Another £100 bites the dust.....
by sparkywig
30th April 2018 - 10:20pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2.0ltr on twin 44's
Replies: 22
Views: 297

Re: 2.0ltr on twin 44's

by sparkywig
30th April 2018 - 9:37pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 137
Views: 6101

Re: '67 Square continued.....

No worries, made some expensive purchases today. :D
Just need to get a couple of other bits and then it's all being dropped off to Suffolk to be machined and built.
by sparkywig
30th April 2018 - 5:40pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 137
Views: 6101

Re: '67 Square continued.....

Only the stuff that he's already sold. :lol:
by sparkywig
29th April 2018 - 10:07pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 137
Views: 6101

Re: '67 Square continued.....

044 Magnums with 40x35 valves, 120 cam and 1:1.25 rockers.
by sparkywig
29th April 2018 - 9:51pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: In car heating.
Replies: 10
Views: 168

Re: In car heating.

Here's a link to a 1972 owner's manual. Download it and have a read though.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/ma ... 2type3.php
by sparkywig
29th April 2018 - 9:48pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 137
Views: 6101

Re: '67 Square continued.....

Slowly, buying parts as funds allow. Cylinder heads and bolt up rockers aren't cheap....
by sparkywig
29th April 2018 - 7:47pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2.0ltr on twin 44's
Replies: 22
Views: 297

Re: 2.0ltr on twin 44's

You won’t, I’m building a 2 litre stroker engine for mine using the same manifolds.
by sparkywig
27th April 2018 - 10:32pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Squareback engine hatch wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 93

Squareback engine hatch wanted

Anybody breaking a squareback, or have a spare engine hatch getting in the way please?
Thanks.