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by jake@facewest.co.uk
1st November 2019 - 7:00pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1967 Fastback SA Import
Replies: 18
Views: 897

Re: 1967 Fastback SA Import

Hi Broady,

There was plenty of waxoil in there already, probably too much as it can easily block the drain holes. So I cleaned it all out and just put a thin coat on.

Cheers
by jake@facewest.co.uk
21st October 2019 - 4:28pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1967 Fastback SA Import
Replies: 18
Views: 897

Re: 1967 Fastback SA Import

Had a bit of time to play with the car and got a few more jobs done. New engine and gearbox oil. Bit of a tune up. Fixed leaky rear wheel bearing seal. New Brake shoes. Took off door cards and cleaned inner doors and drain holes. Took it for a MOT today and it passed first time, just an advisory on ...
by jake@facewest.co.uk
2nd June 2019 - 11:51am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1967 Fastback SA Import
Replies: 18
Views: 897

Re: 1967 Fastback SA Import

Thought I'd update this since it's been a while. Picture gallery here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/WoLFpsT9rjxoH5pC9 A few issues that I've sorted: Sold the Weber carbs it came with, got the original refurbished Solex carbs and air cleaner set up. New Vaccum distributor to replace 009 All new fuel lin...
by jake@facewest.co.uk
6th January 2019 - 7:23pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: What does this Lever do?
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: What does this Lever do?

Hi Broady.

Doh! Of course it is the throttle lever. (Pic 1)

Second photo shows the bit I'm missing on the heater cable surround. I'm assuming there is a nut to go on the stud to hold the trim in place. But not sure if it's just a nut or a special shaped one.

Thanks
Jake
by jake@facewest.co.uk
6th January 2019 - 5:39pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: What does this Lever do?
Replies: 4
Views: 268

What does this Lever do?

Took the carpets and floor insulation up in the T3. Think it was the original factory stuff. Happy to see the pans in good shape, going to give them a quick rub down and repaint. Noticed a lever which I've no idea what it's for. It's on the passenger side of the main tunnel near the front footwell. ...
by jake@facewest.co.uk
26th December 2018 - 11:32pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 133
Views: 9908

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Don't know if you've seen this but found this on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcZjfq6hLAs
by jake@facewest.co.uk
21st December 2018 - 5:24pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Regulator
Replies: 7
Views: 223

Re: Regulator

Well that's mad because mine stated playing up yesterday. Generator red light on. Good voltage from generator, so concluded it's probably the regulator. So I took a photo of it about 2 hours ago. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/KSEplDsZesLfb0F3O-JiI0EdgU5L9X4kt50H-Fgmunnn1jNiIO7MRxm5_6SJVAlfwyTIZ6...
by jake@facewest.co.uk
10th December 2018 - 10:16pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 68 fastback - Marko's old car - bits n bobs!
Replies: 20
Views: 2021

Re: 68 fastback - Marko's old car - bits n bobs!

Most aftermarket wheels are beetle based and have similar 20mm offset. As Broady says that will take you about an inch toward the outer wing. These have a 35mm offset: https://www.vwheritage.com/ac601028bp-ssp-gas-burner-alloy-wheel-black-and-polished-55jx15-with-4x130-stud-pattern-et35-vw-spare Mig...
by jake@facewest.co.uk
9th December 2018 - 6:32pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1967 Fastback SA Import
Replies: 18
Views: 897

Re: 1967 Fastback SA Import

And some more pics since you asked! https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/YGWFY_pY2sqf6WhASRwXLNzKpng5n1Yd1VWirBYEJgRWhCq2J_8-aXkvvSe387MuOvwkK_MbKuysndhTESCsrhJSq9JrcELMPwVBcPuXWBYhIJjtrqcx1OGoeYK_fDeV-tJwMPHuSw=w2400 https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ohVmls22TnGl-RfZx-iTOvuj9OjRCQPVyAcg1yqbje5QqpTRaBG...
by jake@facewest.co.uk
9th December 2018 - 5:57pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1967 Fastback SA Import
Replies: 18
Views: 897

Re: 1967 Fastback SA Import

Sorry Broady yes I used Waxoil. Had some left over from a few years ago. Just wanted to get something on the underside before winter. Maybe next year I'll re do it with the better stuff. Coming back to my front beam / wheels / spacing issue / handling issue. It's got a 6" narrowed T1 beam. It's been...
by jake@facewest.co.uk
7th December 2018 - 4:28pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 629
Views: 58140

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

That's tons of progress. Well done. Engine looking good.
by jake@facewest.co.uk
2nd December 2018 - 9:14pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: RHD '67 Notch
Replies: 61
Views: 2864

Re: Aussie '67 Notch

Nice work, just read the whole thread.

I think the fuel tank might be the wrong way round!
by jake@facewest.co.uk
2nd December 2018 - 9:04pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1967 Fastback SA Import
Replies: 18
Views: 897

Re: 1967 Fastback SA Import

Other jobs done: Fully waxoiled underside. Changed all the fuel lines for decent hose, fitted inline fitting for pressure gauge. Fixed Horn. Got some 25mm spacers for the front wheels. Just waiting for longer studs to arrive. Hopefully that will cure the inner arch rubbing. And maybe allow a bigger ...
by jake@facewest.co.uk
2nd December 2018 - 8:52pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1967 Fastback SA Import
Replies: 18
Views: 897

Re: 1967 Fastback SA Import

Hi, Thanks for the heads up. I got a new distributor with a vacuum can from Machine 7. Cheap but seems to do the job. Fitted the distributor, set timing: I took off and blocked the vacuum hose and timed the distributor at 30 degrees BTDC total advance at 3000 Rpm. At idle this is bang on 7.5 degree ...
by jake@facewest.co.uk
19th November 2018 - 10:21am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1967 Fastback SA Import
Replies: 18
Views: 897

Re: 1967 Fastback SA Import

Broady: I don't know the air correction jet / emulsion tube spec. I'll check the balance tubes and vaccum fitting next time I take a look. I guess if I can get it running OK then I don't need to check. Otherwise I'll look there next. But I'll change the dizzy first. David: Yes I'd rather it was all ...
by jake@facewest.co.uk
18th November 2018 - 7:27pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1967 Fastback SA Import
Replies: 18
Views: 897

Re: 1967 Fastback SA Import

Hi Broady, thanks. Tricky to keep them both as at moment one is at home and the other at work. And it gets in the way at work. I did the valves and ignition timing today. Timed it to max 28 degrees advance, Which is 8 degrees at idle. It was miles out. Goes a lot better, also realised the throttle h...
by jake@facewest.co.uk
17th November 2018 - 8:36pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1967 Fastback SA Import
Replies: 18
Views: 897

1967 Fastback SA Import

So here's my latest purchase. It is a South African car, imported in 1991 or 2. Looks like it's had a few UK owners since, but only done 20k miles in that time. So it's a genuine 95k mile car. In about 2005 someone repainted it, and fitted a narrowed T1 beam. It's pretty much untouched since then an...
by jake@facewest.co.uk
17th November 2018 - 8:01pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Type 3.
Replies: 33
Views: 1395

Re: 1971 Type 3.

Some news. I've loved this Red Fasty. It's got me back into classic aircooled again (Previously I've had Beetles, T2,s and a KG.) but I've been lusting over a more perfect earlier example of late. It would be a waste to try and bring this one to near- concourse standard, as it's really good as is an...
by jake@facewest.co.uk
4th November 2018 - 9:07pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 629
Views: 58140

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Looking good.

What type of paint are you using? 2 Pack or cellulose?

Cheers
Jake
by jake@facewest.co.uk
27th October 2018 - 3:43pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fuel Breather Pipe issue
Replies: 14
Views: 432

Re: Fuel Breather Pipe issue

Yes, makes sense. Well 2 fuel breathers is better than one. Bit like exhaust tailpipes, maybe It will go a bit faster. Roads were salted here today, so I think she's had her last run this year. Now tucked up in the garage. Will come back out in March I think. I'll start her and move her around in th...
by jake@facewest.co.uk
27th October 2018 - 12:03pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fuel Breather Pipe issue
Replies: 14
Views: 432

Re: Fuel Breather Pipe issue

Thanks all. I got a Breather T piece and a bit of pipe and attached that to the Fuel filler breather pipe and then the pipe that leads under the dash then down to the passenger wing and out underneath. All seems good now, and no fumes. It is odd that this car has 2 breather exit pipes, one going to ...
by jake@facewest.co.uk
22nd October 2018 - 7:20pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fuel Breather Pipe issue
Replies: 14
Views: 432

Re: Fuel Breather Pipe issue

Hi Peter,

Thanks for that. Had a dig around and found a small leak under the tank, tightened the hose clip and fuel smell gone away.

I've ordered the parts to get the filler breather working again as that will help too.

Thanks
by jake@facewest.co.uk
21st October 2018 - 6:38pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fuel Breather Pipe issue
Replies: 14
Views: 432

Fuel Breather Pipe issue

Hi, More fun and games. Had a great drive round the Yorkshire Dales yesterday, All good but I'm getting a fuel smell in the cabin. Gets quite strong at time. Had a look for leaks, can't find any. Had a look at the breather pipe / fuel tank arrangement and I think this may be my issue. Looking at pic...
by jake@facewest.co.uk
19th October 2018 - 10:59pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Type 3.
Replies: 33
Views: 1395

Re: 1971 Type 3.

Thanks Broady, OK I'll not worry too much.

Peter: Well spotted. Yes chokes are on my shopping list if I ever see some for sale.

Cheers
by jake@facewest.co.uk
17th October 2018 - 8:56pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Type 3.
Replies: 33
Views: 1395

Re: 1971 Type 3.

Thanks all for the pics / info. OK so the small diameter pipe that goes into the mixer at the front. I've left this connected and plugged the pipes toward the back of the car. So at least the airflow won't reverse now when the mixer boxes gets above the appropriate temp. Chino: Thanks for the info, ...