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by muddy
31st January 2019 - 6:22pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 106
Views: 5166

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

broady_6 wrote:
30th January 2019 - 11:05pm
I will be in touch! Couple of big things going on which are all due to be over by the 22nd next month. Ill keep you posted :D
Cheers buddy :thumbsup: :D
by muddy
30th January 2019 - 1:29pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 106
Views: 5166

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Now then, im localish ( an hour away) depending when in mansfield you are. If you can wait a month then ill be able to get over and lend a hand. Though your running FI and I have no experience with that at all. So Ive dont know if ill be any use. Broady That's very much appreciated. I'm near Kingsm...
by muddy
28th January 2019 - 8:14pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 106
Views: 5166

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Awesome work mate!! I’m having similar issues with the car not going low enough too.. going to get some lower shock re-locators and modify them so they are 2-3” lower to get the beam on the floor. What are you doing as far as steering goes? Flipped track rods? Quick steer? It's got flipped track ro...
by muddy
28th January 2019 - 8:08pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 106
Views: 5166

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

How are you getting on? we haven't heard from you for a long time So, I've drifted off for a while, needed to stay away from the car. Got very depressed with it. I shouldn't really as I know I've done some cracking work on it and I've accomplished fantastic things with this car. Apart from the body...
by muddy
28th January 2019 - 8:00pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 106
Views: 5166

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

jake@facewest.co.uk wrote:
27th December 2018 - 12:32am
Don't know if you've seen this but found this on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcZjfq6hLAs
Ha, that's fantastic :D .

So, so far I've had the daughter of the first owner on this thread and a video of a previous owner :D
by muddy
16th October 2018 - 7:34pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Timing issues?
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Timing issues?

937carrera wrote:
15th October 2018 - 9:47pm
Does this help ?

Other years available :)

https://volkswagen.7zap.com/en/rdw/typ+ ... 905-93000/
Thanks :thumbsup:
by muddy
15th October 2018 - 9:34pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Timing issues?
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Timing issues?

Thanks 937carrera I'm pretty sure it doesn't have a serrated washer (or any washer) under the screw for the points, so it's possible the plate could move I guess. I'll double check and give it a go. They are new points, I've also read I need to add a bit of grease on the lobe to reduce block wear on...
by muddy
15th October 2018 - 8:55am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Timing issues?
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Timing issues?

I've been off line for a while, the Type 3 build really took a lot out of me and I had to walk away from it again? Having solved the brake issue, the car was ready to go on it's maiden voyage a few months back. I hit 2 problems, 1. the rear suspension was too low to get off my drive :( 2. The engine...
by muddy
18th June 2018 - 7:43am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Sill trim piece
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: Sill trim piece

Thanks Kai :thumbsup:
by muddy
17th June 2018 - 4:45pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 106
Views: 5166

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Just to update this thread with the brake progress, I've sourced and fitted a Porsche 944 master cylinder. Re-made all new front brake lines. Bled the brakes and now waiting in anticipation for it to be all ok. So far so good. :D :D :D :D https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1729/42138787324_832274e621_c....
by muddy
17th June 2018 - 4:43pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 106
Views: 5166

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

937carrera wrote:
16th June 2018 - 11:09pm
Try a wanted ad on here, you never know
Done :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
by muddy
17th June 2018 - 4:43pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 106
Views: 5166

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

[/quote] it looks easy enough to make, unless your die hard on original. which i assume you aren't be cause of the 944 brakes. Chain drill the slot then file it out, big hammer in a vice to get the bend. you're more than capable. Its provably easier than finding one In this instance I'd like it to b...
by muddy
17th June 2018 - 4:40pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Master cylinder fluid leak
Replies: 42
Views: 1536

Re: Master cylinder fluid leak

So it seems to have behaved itself overnight. Today I've drained the rear most gravity line and extended it so that is snakes around avoiding the tie rod. I hope this doesn't affect the way it all operates. re-filled and then re-bled. All good so far. I'll keep an eye on it every day this week. If a...
by muddy
16th June 2018 - 7:06pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Membership
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: Membership

:D :D :D Now a member

Member no. 2444
by muddy
16th June 2018 - 7:04pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Sill trim piece
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Sill trim piece

I've got my sill trim pieces to fit which finish off the sill and carpet. Just can't remember which way round the should be fitted. This way??: https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1764/42789717522_14ff7e265e_c.jpg IMG_4540 by Craig Mudd , on Flickr or this ??: https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1761/42838147...
by muddy
16th June 2018 - 6:54pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Master cylinder fluid leak
Replies: 42
Views: 1536

Re: Master cylinder fluid leak

So with the master cylinder fitted along with all new brake pipes and the brake switches I Bled the system today and no leaks and no issues were evident......so far :?: :?: :?: When the pedal is released I can see the fluid release back into the reservoir, unlike the CSP items which I think was the ...
by muddy
16th June 2018 - 6:26pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 106
Views: 5166

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

I can only assume that it's replaced a standard bracket that was rusty?? And that was all a previous owner could find.

Any ideas where I could get a standard bracket from? Danny doesn't have any.
by muddy
16th June 2018 - 10:50am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 106
Views: 5166

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

One question I have is, one of the seat belt brackets is different to the others, it's quick release ??? it attached to a ring bolt. This is it: https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1785/42113374904_e1f9f601f5_c.jpg IMG_4533 by Craig Mudd , on Flickr This is a normal bracket: https://farm2.staticflickr.co...
by muddy
16th June 2018 - 10:46am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 106
Views: 5166

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

On Thursday I tackled the seat belts. I think they are original but not sure. I stripped them down and put them in the washing machine. They came out great, look almost new :D Just need to paint the brackets up silver and I'll get them fitted. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1789/42113093864_9b1be010...
by muddy
16th June 2018 - 10:43am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 106
Views: 5166

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

I've also fitted the Porsche master cylinder (pictures to follow) and whilst I've not been messing about with the brakes, I temporarily fitted the fuel tank and ran the engine up each evening. Started each time on the button, does need the timing adjusting so it's perfect. Whilst doing this, I thoug...
by muddy
16th June 2018 - 10:27am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 106
Views: 5166

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

So this last week or so, I've been fitting the rear part of the carpet, seat runners and passenger front seat. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1737/42113088104_bdb6d690b3_c.jpg IMG_4514 by Craig Mudd , on Flickr https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1782/41020334980_42b2e3751d_c.jpg IMG_4515 by Craig Mudd ,...
by muddy
16th June 2018 - 10:12am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Master cylinder fluid leak
Replies: 42
Views: 1536

Re: Master cylinder fluid leak

Porsche Master cylinder was delivered. I bench bled it on Wednesday, and it was fine. No leaks, and no air leaked back into the lines. All good so far. Spent yesterday making new front brake lines to fit to 3 way joiners so I can retain the 2 brake master switches. This weekend I'll bleed the brakes...
by muddy
1st June 2018 - 4:46pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Master cylinder fluid leak
Replies: 42
Views: 1536

Re: Master cylinder fluid leak

Thanks guys for all the help.

I've ordered a second hand one off of eBay as a back up if the third master cylinder doesn't work.
by muddy
31st May 2018 - 8:32pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Master cylinder fluid leak
Replies: 42
Views: 1536

Re: Master cylinder fluid leak

@ Sparkywig

Sorry can you confirm that your front brake circuit lines are connected to the ports closest to the bulkhead?
by muddy
31st May 2018 - 8:31pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Master cylinder fluid leak
Replies: 42
Views: 1536

Re: Master cylinder fluid leak

It's a straight replacement for the type 3 master cylinder, just need to adjust the pushrod a little, and add a tee piece for the brake light switch. You'll also need to either add a tee into the low pressure brake line from the reservoir or fit a Beetle dual circuit reservoir and another brake lin...