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by Jamesq123
20th September 2018 - 4:14pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Which threads?
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Which threads?

So I'm going to order track end rods etc for my 72 fastback.... My question is how do I know what thread to buy? There's options for RH and LH threads... Little bit confused here lol.
by Jamesq123
14th September 2018 - 8:38pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Wayward steering
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Wayward steering

Hi guys sorry another question! My fastback likes to veer to the right unless I'm holding the wheel in a stable position. Obviously I need to sort this so what are the likely courses? I'm thinking steering box or steering damper? When I lowered the front the ball joints had minimal wear as did the t...
by Jamesq123
14th September 2018 - 8:35pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: which fuse?
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: which fuse?

Thanks guys...will have a check over the weekend
by Jamesq123
11th September 2018 - 6:29pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: which fuse?
Replies: 4
Views: 142

which fuse?

hi guys was just wondering which fuse is it or what do i need to get for my rear brake lights? both have stopped working, when i put my head lights on the rear bulbs light up but when u press the pedal they dont come on. any ideas?
by Jamesq123
25th August 2018 - 6:29pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Chassis notch?
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Re: Chassis notch?

OK cheers guys... I've just changed the rear shocks lol!!
by Jamesq123
25th August 2018 - 5:18pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Chassis notch?
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Re: Chassis notch?

No the bumpstops havnt been removed.. that I was awere anyway.... I didn't think of the shocks...there newly fitted standard kgb shocks...they could be bottoming out? What would be the cure for that? On the drive shaft subject that was just a guess as my watercooled vws always suffered from drivesha...
by Jamesq123
25th August 2018 - 9:17am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Chassis notch?
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Chassis notch?

Hi guys I've lowered my fast back 2 splines at the back and the drive shafts seems to hit the body on rough bumps etc... Anyone else experiences this and how did u combat it? I know some will say raise it... But for those who didn't did u do a chassis notch or is there another way?
by Jamesq123
8th August 2018 - 7:23pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hard start relay
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Re: Hard start relay

What's the best fix for that?
by Jamesq123
8th August 2018 - 10:28am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hard start relay
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Hard start relay

Ok so you might of remembered see saying about starting issues before...well I changed the ignition switch but it hasn't solved the starting issues.. These issues are..turn the key you get clicks but not starting. Some days she fires straight up others you have to kick start it by touching the start...
by Jamesq123
30th July 2018 - 8:33am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Window trim
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Window trim

I need to get some new chrome trim for my front and rear windows....any idea on the right size? I can't seem to find any anywhere .
by Jamesq123
3rd July 2018 - 6:51pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Popping on idle
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Re: Popping on idle

Excuse for a new exhaust then lol
by Jamesq123
3rd July 2018 - 12:06pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Popping on idle
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Re: Popping on idle

She idles spot on and drives spot on too..
by Jamesq123
3rd July 2018 - 7:27am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Popping on idle
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Popping on idle

Quick question...when the car is up to temp and I'm sitting in traffic or at lights...you can hear some popping from the exhaust...but not when cold...she had recently had a tune up and runs spot on..this just happens when idling...anyone come across this?
by Jamesq123
25th June 2018 - 7:23am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Leaking after washing??
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: Leaking after washing??

What's the best way to get the black box out?
by Jamesq123
24th June 2018 - 6:55pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Leaking after washing??
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Leaking after washing??

So.. I've just washed the fastback... Took it for a drive as u do..and turned a corner and water was pouring out of the black box under the dash board! Any ideas how to sort this?
by Jamesq123
28th May 2018 - 10:05pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Which thermostat
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Which thermostat

Cheers buddy will try it.. But if not... Best place to get 1?
by Jamesq123
28th May 2018 - 9:11pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Type 3.
Replies: 33
Views: 930

Re: 1971 Type 3.

I had the same when I had an empi in mine... Changed it for an original... So much nicer to use. Nice fastback btw
by Jamesq123
28th May 2018 - 8:54pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Which thermostat
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Which thermostat

I want to freshen up my cooling on my 72 fastback. I've been looking at thermostatsbut some state they are for an upright engine. Which is the right thermostat and fan and belt etc for our type 3 engines?
by Jamesq123
22nd May 2018 - 10:42pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: In car heating.
Replies: 10
Views: 474

Re: In car heating.

Thanks guys for the help....I've since had the car on a ramp and we noticed the heating ducts/tubes that go from the exhaust and attach to the body are missing...so need new ducts and the wires that open the flaps..
by Jamesq123
30th April 2018 - 7:37am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: In car heating.
Replies: 10
Views: 474

Re: In car heating.

Thanks guys....I do have a new heat exchanger to go on that came with the car.
by Jamesq123
29th April 2018 - 1:39pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: In car heating.
Replies: 10
Views: 474

Re: In car heating.

Ok thank you...silly question how do i know if the knobs are closed.. there's a blue arrow on it.. turn it left there's a solid arrow and right there's just an outline of the arrow.
by Jamesq123
29th April 2018 - 10:30am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: In car heating.
Replies: 10
Views: 474

In car heating.

I've not long purchased my first air cooled....it's a '72 fastback. My question is about setting the heating in the car. I have a switch for what looks like the windscreen and 2 knobs which I can turn left or right and the levers either side of the handbrake. And 2 plastic flaps on the dash. Am i ri...