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by jake@facewest.co.uk
19th November 2018 - 11:21am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1967 Fastback SA Import
Replies: 6
Views: 45

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 - 8:27pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1967 Fastback SA Import
Replies: 6
Views: 45

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 - 9:36pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1967 Fastback SA Import
Replies: 6
Views: 45

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 - 9:01pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Type 3.
Replies: 32
Views: 470

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 - 10:07pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 472
Views: 45926

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 - 6:34pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Type 3 Driver / passenger front Window Glass
Replies: 5
Views: 91

Re: Type 3 Driver / passenger front Window Glass

Hi Dave,

That's great. Thank you.

I'm in Leeds. Maybe we'll go to the same show next year or I can pop by at some point if I'm down that way.


Thanks
by jake@facewest.co.uk
27th October 2018 - 3:43pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fuel Breather Pipe issue
Replies: 14
Views: 136

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: 136

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: 136

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: 136

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: 32
Views: 470

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: 32
Views: 470

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, ...
by jake@facewest.co.uk
15th October 2018 - 8:45pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Type 3.
Replies: 32
Views: 470

Re: 1971 Type 3.

Broady: Thaks for the pic and diagram, makes sense now.

Kinga: Happy with the wheels for now! Thanks.
by jake@facewest.co.uk
15th October 2018 - 8:42pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fan positioning
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: Fan positioning

Thanks Broady. I'll take it off and check.
by jake@facewest.co.uk
14th October 2018 - 5:51pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fan positioning
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: Fan positioning

It's a bit odd. There are no marks anywhere near the inspection hole when No1 is at TDC. Verified by notch in Distributor lining up with rotor. And that's where No1 HT lead is too. Plus valve gaps all correlate when I turn the engine and measure. There are marks on the Fan: https://lh3.googleusercon...
by jake@facewest.co.uk
14th October 2018 - 4:05pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 472
Views: 45926

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Great stuff, nearly there!

Painting is really full of ups and downs! Not sure I could face repainting mine. Might see how much a decent respray is in the spring. But looks like you've got the kit and skills, and are nearly there. Well done.
by jake@facewest.co.uk
14th October 2018 - 1:49pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fan positioning
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Fan positioning

Bit of a weird one. Did the valves today. 1600 Type 3 Fastback. Rotated Rotor (on generator pulley) to be in number 1 TDC mark. Looked at the fan marking through the inspection hole expecting to see some marks, none at all. On rotating the engine there are a lot of marks, the original factory one bu...
by jake@facewest.co.uk
13th October 2018 - 8:27pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Type 3 Driver / passenger front Window Glass
Replies: 5
Views: 91

Type 3 Driver / passenger front Window Glass

Hi,

If anyone has the glass for a 71 Type 3 (Fastback- but think it's the same for all). Please get in touch. Mine was badly scratched and it won't polish out.

Could do with Drivers side and passenger side.

Thanks
by jake@facewest.co.uk
13th October 2018 - 7:06pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Type 3.
Replies: 32
Views: 470

Re: 1971 Type 3.

Hi, Changed the regulator, no more clicking. Had a rummage about the heating system. Now got a few questions for the experts! Crikey it looks complex. I think I understand most of it but: Car has a aftermarket exhaust, sounds great but is has messed up some of the way the heating ducting works, just...
by jake@facewest.co.uk
11th October 2018 - 9:23pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Type 3.
Replies: 32
Views: 470

Re: 1971 Type 3.

Dammit, I've lost some horsepower then. So 54hp it is. Fasty is running really well, been to a show in the Dales and been using it couple of times a week. Really enjoying it. Nothing going wrong yet, just a noisy regulator so ordered a new one. Will give it a service this weekend. Couple of pics of ...
by jake@facewest.co.uk
9th October 2018 - 9:03pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Dubs in 't Dales
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Dubs in 't Dales

Hi David.

Nice to meet you last week.

Was a really nice day out. A small and friendly show. Worth the trip if you are nearby.

Cheers

Jake
by jake@facewest.co.uk
28th August 2018 - 6:32pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Type 3.
Replies: 32
Views: 470

Re: 1971 Type 3.

Hi Broady, sorry not checked in for a while. All going well, car is running great now it's a bit higher and new front beam arms fitted. No longer feels like my teeth are going to fall out. Rattle was coming from broken Disc Shields, got these welded up and now it's a lot quieter to drive. The noise ...
by jake@facewest.co.uk
23rd June 2018 - 3:51pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Taking Suspension back to factory
Replies: 12
Views: 544

Re: Taking Suspension back to factory

Thanks for your comments guys. So a few jobs done at the local garage. Raised it one outer spline on rear and two at front. New front lower arms fitted. Beam adjusted. Welded up the front disc splash guards as these rattled like mad over every bump. Kept old shocks, seem to be fine as new ride heigh...
by jake@facewest.co.uk
30th May 2018 - 12:55pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Taking Suspension back to factory
Replies: 12
Views: 544

Re: Taking Suspension back to factory

Thanks Chino, added to my shopping list!
by jake@facewest.co.uk
28th May 2018 - 10:13pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Type 3.
Replies: 32
Views: 470

Re: 1971 Type 3.

The rivets in those empi shifters can got slack. Take the cover off the base and you will soon see if the nylon blocks moving around when you move the stick. Its not there is a bush in the tunnel which is a couple of quid and each to change Thanks. Just reading around and it looks like it's a bit o...