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by muddy
7th May 2018 - 11:30am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Master cylinder fluid leak
Replies: 27
Views: 697

Re: Master cylinder fluid leak

Does anyone know where I can get my hands on a bench bleed kit?
by muddy
30th April 2018 - 9:02pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 70
Views: 3361

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

This weekend I tackled the lower portions of each wing, as they had had previous repair work on them and had been painted black. They stood out like a sore thumb. And as I am having issues getting the alignment perfect, I thought fixing this would help some. So masked off, sanded back and re-painted...
by muddy
30th April 2018 - 8:58pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 70
Views: 3361

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

By doing this I've gained a further 30mm drop. The shocks normal compressed length is 9.5", as the beam is at it's lowest I can only get the shock to compress to 11.5". Fully extended 14". I'm happy with it at the moment, I'm hoping it raises high enough to get up and down my drive. Maybe at some po...
by muddy
30th April 2018 - 8:53pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 70
Views: 3361

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Having fitted the dropped spindles, I noticed that there was only a 20mm difference in height between fully deflated and fully inflated. :crybaby: :evil: I was certainly hoping for a larger lower/raise height than that. I popped a jack underneath the lower arm and managed only 20mm movement in the a...
by muddy
30th April 2018 - 8:45pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 70
Views: 3361

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Compressor, tank and air ride performance fitted to some 12mm ply cut to shape. Hopefully, going to try and get my hands on some german square weave carpet to try and fit on top. How easy/hard is it to hand stitch cloth edge to carpet? https://farm1.staticflickr.com/907/41767333382_0c721cdab0_z.jpg ...
by muddy
30th April 2018 - 8:42pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 70
Views: 3361

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

After getting over the disappointment of my failed brakes. I've picked myself up and hopefully focused to get the car on the road, albeit 6 months later than planned. So I've removed the CSP master cylinder and returned it back for invesitgation. In the mean time I've ordered a new one and am waitin...
by muddy
27th April 2018 - 6:30pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Master cylinder fluid leak
Replies: 27
Views: 697

Re: Master cylinder fluid leak

Just a tiny update. Having removed the MC it was obvious that the internal seal had gone, leaking into the subframe, I guess it was putting some kind of pressure on the low pressure side. I've returned the MC back to machine 7 for them to send back to CSP for investigation. They confirmed that I'd r...
by muddy
9th April 2018 - 1:03pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 384
Views: 39891

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Your pan strip down and repair brings back some memorys for me last year. I too, used a combination of beetle and ghia floor pans, plus some type 3 edges to repair my floor pan. Time and patience will see you through. I priced up the Klassic fab floor pans with C&C and couldn't justify £1000 (Insane...
by muddy
1st April 2018 - 5:28pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Master cylinder fluid leak
Replies: 27
Views: 697

Re: Master cylinder fluid leak

Reluctantly I've stripped the brakes, and removed the master cylinder. Straight away I knew there was a problem when brake fluid leaked from the rubber boot which should be bone dry. The internal seal is definitely leaking :( Brake pedal rod wet with fluid https://farm1.staticflickr.com/892/27267202...
by muddy
1st April 2018 - 5:18pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Master cylinder fluid leak
Replies: 27
Views: 697

Re: Master cylinder fluid leak

What hes saying is order a new one and use that. But then send the only one back, pretending its the one you've just ordered and get a refund on it. ;) Unfortunately I still think I'm way beyond doing this, I've emailed Machine 7 and CSP many times over the last few months about this, so I don't th...
by muddy
31st March 2018 - 7:09pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Master cylinder fluid leak
Replies: 27
Views: 697

Re: Master cylinder fluid leak

Guys, can I just say a big thanks for the help and comments I've had so far. :thumbsup: Any and all comments are helping me get through this, this has so far been the toughest part of the build and a test of my soul. I know there are far worst things in the world, but sometimes the smallest of thing...
by muddy
31st March 2018 - 6:50pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Master cylinder fluid leak
Replies: 27
Views: 697

Re: Master cylinder fluid leak

I think you've done as much as you can, other than check if the M/C is suitable for 4-wheel disc brakes. If the hole has been drilled wrongly, you should get a suitable answer from the supplier. I ordered the specific CSP 4 disc MC. And looking they only do one for the Type 3 and its solely for dis...
by muddy
31st March 2018 - 6:49pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Master cylinder fluid leak
Replies: 27
Views: 697

Re: Master cylinder fluid leak

One would assume that if it sat on the shelf as long as you say after you bought it (depending where it was stored) the damp has got in cause it to corrode and the first press of the pedal has damaged the seal as it moved over the rough corroded area. so it would be far easier to do what kai said t...
by muddy
31st March 2018 - 6:46pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Master cylinder fluid leak
Replies: 27
Views: 697

Re: Master cylinder fluid leak

Order another, send the old one back for a full refund :paranoid: I think I'm past that point now. Stupidly (or not) I bought all the big stuff at the beginning of the resto, but didn't get round to fitting it all until after 12 months has passed. I've been emailing Machine 7 and CSP since I notice...
by muddy
30th March 2018 - 6:30pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 384
Views: 39891

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Impressive so far.

Wish had an early year as lifting the body would have been so much easier on my resto. Having to remove the engine and box to lift the body is a pain.

I'm certainly not missing the late nights of welding and rust removal. Did myself a good few injurys with an angle grinder.
by muddy
30th March 2018 - 5:20pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Master cylinder fluid leak
Replies: 27
Views: 697

Re: Master cylinder fluid leak

So I've visited the car today and noticed that the port has filled up with fluid, which is strange, even though nothing is connected on the gravity side (Rubber and elbow removed). So I suspect there's an internal leak allowing the pressure side to get to the low pressure side. I've also pulled the ...
by muddy
27th March 2018 - 8:02pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Master cylinder fluid leak
Replies: 27
Views: 697

Re: Master cylinder fluid leak

Easy enough to smear a bit of the rubber grease on and may help the grommet to seal better. I've not heard of the problem before. Obviously you've checked for bits of flashing on the grommets or obstructions in the m/c machining. Cheers Ed, I've done a load of internet trawling and there have been ...
by muddy
26th March 2018 - 7:26am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Master cylinder fluid leak
Replies: 27
Views: 697

Re: Master cylinder fluid leak

Cheers for the replies guys. So as to save further confusion, the rubber hose is in fact the correct blue cotton type, just with the blue cotton removed. It is brand new hose, but when cut the blue cotton frayed everywhere and was doing my head in so I removed it. Regarding the elbow, this is what w...
by muddy
25th March 2018 - 6:14pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 70
Views: 3361

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Last job I've done is run the air performance V2 air ride loom through the bulkhead and connected it up to the battery. I also temporarily fitted the ECU manifold , tank and compressor and tested that it all worked ok. Test run was good, all be it the thing leaked like a sieve as I hadn't fully tigh...
by muddy
25th March 2018 - 6:07pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 70
Views: 3361

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

A bit of forward thinking and the idea that I'd like to put a decent stereo system in at some point. I have a lot of high end cables from previous show cars and a Hertz HP5 amp to fit, might as well put them to some use. I ran a load of audison RCA cables from front to back, plus added a few spare w...
by muddy
25th March 2018 - 6:02pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 70
Views: 3361

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Next I bough and fitted a second battery and then fitted a Durite volt sensing relay which turns on at 13.3V and off at 12.65V. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/799/40968263992_08711a2311_z.jpg IMG_4329 by Craig Mudd , on Flickr https://farm1.staticflickr.com/808/26139404707_d092704c7e_z.jpg IMG_4332 ...
by muddy
25th March 2018 - 5:59pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 70
Views: 3361

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

So, first off a few weeks when there was a day that was above freezing I fitted the Tachometer. First I removed the non functioning clock, which was easy enough. I then ran 2 new wires to the coil. Didn't take long to do. Engine started and it worked a treat, does a nice full sweep on start up. http...
by muddy
25th March 2018 - 5:55pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 70
Views: 3361

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Ok, so after some set backs with various things. Particularly the brake fluid leak from the master cylinder, I decided in my wisdom to spend even more money on the car. So I've bought an ISP tachymeter from Fabrik Mike, a second battery and voltage sensing split charge kit and an Air ride performanc...
by muddy
25th March 2018 - 5:51pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 70
Views: 3361

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

German Essex Girl,

WOW great to here from the original owner. I still have the original sale receipt too. Hope you approve of what I'm doing with the car.

It's proving a stubborn SOAB though and doesn't seem to want to be put back on the road. Hopefully it won't be long until it is though.
by muddy
25th March 2018 - 5:47pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Master cylinder fluid leak
Replies: 27
Views: 697

Master cylinder fluid leak

You may have seen in my build thread that I fitted brand new front and rear brakes and a new master cylinder back in October. All products were CSP items. I bled the brakes, after allowing the fluid to gravity feed through the master cylinder with all the nipples open in attempt to prime the master ...