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by Editor
25th June 2020 - 6:44pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: 60 years of the Type 3....display at Avoncroft VW Show Bromsgrove 16th May 2021
Replies: 40
Views: 2150

Re: 60 years of the Type 3....display at Avoncroft VW Show Bromsgrove 16th May 2021

'Editor' sounds like a joke name too. When did I last edit anything? 😄
by Editor
12th June 2020 - 12:58am
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: 411 LE Variant 1971 FREE to collect
Replies: 6
Views: 562

411 LE Variant 1971 FREE to collect

Dear Sirs, We are disposing of a VW 411 LE Variant 1970-71 reg that has been stored outside for the last two years, is a none runner or roller and would require transportation to move it, it is currently located in Thornton Le-Dale Yorkshire. The Car was bought new in 1970 from Sexton Brothers in No...
by Editor
2nd March 2020 - 3:08am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 4 bushes
Replies: 3
Views: 1654

Re: Type 4 bushes

Phone Jane and Bryan Terry on 01303840374 . They're the UK experts in Type 4s and will know all the wrinkles.
by Editor
2nd March 2020 - 2:41am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 412 1700 F.injection throttle body hose
Replies: 7
Views: 1062

Re: 412 1700 F.injection throttle body hose

Connecting hose for intake runners is 022 133 241B dims are 35mm bore x 4mm thick x 58mm long (from parts book). So you know what you're looking for, but I don't know where to find it!
by Editor
2nd March 2020 - 2:23am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 4 fuel lines around the fuel pump
Replies: 4
Views: 739

Re: Type 4 fuel lines around the fuel pump

Rubber anti vibration mounts are supplied for electric motors. Looks like quite a selection on ebay. Check bolt thread needed and rubber dimensions.
by Editor
2nd March 2020 - 2:06am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Late Tailpipe Fittings Type 3
Replies: 9
Views: 986

Re: Late Tailpipe Fittings Type 3

I've seen similar clamps in Halfords some years ago, for downpipe joints, but don't know what sizes are available. I've got lots for the Beetle and Type 3 HEs, plus damper pipe joint, but have run out of the big-bore (don't need them now anyway).
by Editor
2nd March 2020 - 1:54am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type4 FI fuel filter
Replies: 2
Views: 1352

Re: Type4 FI fuel filter

ISTR the Types 3 and 4 have unusual end diameters, which makes other filters less easily used, but could be wrong. I have a few of the originals.
by Editor
2nd March 2020 - 1:47am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 3 replacement / rebuilt dynamo?
Replies: 6
Views: 873

Re: Type 3 replacement / rebuilt dynamo?

BTW, Type 3 belt tension doesn't need to be very large as it's not got the load of a fan as the Beetle does. Too much belt tension is the main reason for dynamo bearing problems.
by Editor
2nd March 2020 - 1:04am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 71 FI Fastback re-commission
Replies: 10
Views: 902

Re: 71 FI Fastback re-commission

Small injector seals for yours are 311 133 261A. There's a pack of 4 on ebay at £9.95. WERE - they've disappeared since. Item 293263208868 I'll look tomorrow in my FI box in case I have some, as well as whether the spare tank is FI. The bigger locating bushes are 311 133 263, but they only locate th...
by Editor
1st March 2020 - 1:04pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Wing mirrors
Replies: 4
Views: 716

Re: Wing mirrors

The normal washer is white nylon - plumbing item maybe? The taper insert in the pivot usually clamps up OK. The thing to be careful of is the shaft which is cast and can easily be broken.
by Editor
1st March 2020 - 12:52pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 3 - variant 1971 - low rpm, stalling, before engine warms up
Replies: 11
Views: 905

Re: Type 3 - variant 1971 - low rpm, stalling, before engine warms up

205T is a twin vac unit, correct for a 1971 twin carb engine. The diaphragm is prone to failure, but mine is still fine (AFAIK!). The info on our technical page should be right for timing it, but if it has a fault, maybe that's why it was changed.
by Editor
1st March 2020 - 11:21am
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Mission Impossible? 2021..........
Replies: 21
Views: 2752

Re: Mission Impossible? 2021..........

No promises - I'll need to have done an engine rebuild by then...
by Editor
1st March 2020 - 1:35am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 71 FI Fastback re-commission
Replies: 10
Views: 902

Re: 71 FI Fastback re-commission

Hi Dave, I guess you're talking about RDH 96K, it's a '72 model 1600TE ( VW model years start in August and this was an October '71 car, ISTR). Sorry I've not got round to picking up your P-mail. Take a look at the club website for a cross-section of the FI fuel tank (http://www.vwtype3and4club.org....
by Editor
8th July 2019 - 11:02am
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Manchester event 21 July 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 891

Manchester event 21 July 2019

It's going to be a great, FREE family event, according to the publicity sent by T4Mel.
http://www.vwtype3and4club.org.uk/forum ... ew&p=29660
by Editor
31st May 2019 - 11:31pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Connecting to new washer jets
Replies: 2
Views: 584

Re: Connecting to new washer jets

There should be a grommet on the underside of the dash where the tube goes. The nozzle has a plastic tang on one side and you push the nozzle to that side and lift up the other side a bit, which should release the nozzle. Feed some washer tube through. You'll need some stiff wire to hook the end of ...
by Editor
31st May 2019 - 11:16pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Going electric ??
Replies: 114
Views: 4147

Re: Going electric ??

I've heard of bits of carb, specifically the Type 3 accelerator jet, being injested and spat out of the exhaust, but I suspect someone dropped the jubilee clip in. The only bearing work I've done was on our white Polo which started making nasty rattling noises when our eldest son was speeding home f...
by Editor
23rd May 2019 - 10:12am
Forum: Services
Topic: JUST KAMPERS DISCOUNT
Replies: 4
Views: 5555

JUST KAMPERS DISCOUNT

There are quite a few mechanical parts for both Type 3 and Type 4 available from JUST KAMPERS, so I've asked about a club discount and they said yes. Just register your email with them and quote VW Type 3 and 4 Club and they will apply a club discount to your order. I don't know what level discount ...
by Editor
12th May 2019 - 12:17pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Five stud drum in place of 4 stud rear brake drum
Replies: 2
Views: 522

Re: Five stud drum in place of 4 stud rear brake drum

It may be possible to work out from the parts book, as Australia and South African Type 3s in 1966 still had the wide 5 wheels - not sure how long that went for.
by Editor
12th May 2019 - 12:13pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Gearbox’s
Replies: 2
Views: 536

Re: Gearbox’s

I've got a couple here; I think they are the later type ('70 - '73) with the guide sleeve and different release bearing. Of course, you will want clutch pedal assembly and a tube to run it in - it's not a simple add-on, but I expect you know all that.
by Editor
12th May 2019 - 12:01pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Dubs in the middle.Type 3 display, near Evesham
Replies: 5
Views: 1079

Re: Dubs in the middle.Type 3 display, near Evesham

Why don't organisers say where events are? There must be a reason, I assume. Anyway, after trawling the website, there's an address for it, so I've added some info to help, to help folk decide whether to think about it. Hope the weather stays good for it.
by Editor
7th April 2019 - 12:32pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 662
Views: 66212

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Lots of lovely detail on that report. Thanks broady.

What was the sound-proofing stuff you lined the engine compartment with? It looks like the original!
by Editor
7th April 2019 - 12:03pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: Casa de Fye's autos...
Replies: 453
Views: 85708

Re: Casa de Fye's autos...

Yes, Broady, Facebook. I guess you have to be a friend to see it. Lots of noise, revs rising out of control and the air cleaner flapping around like mad! Text as follows:- 26 views · 5 hours ago · With the carburetor at whatever it was set at, and my distributor not changed out for the one for the t...
by Editor
6th April 2019 - 2:11am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 3 fuse board relays
Replies: 5
Views: 550

Re: Type 3 fuse board relays

Flasher relay, X-relay, intermittent wiper relay (My '73 that never made it to the road again had one). Mostly empty; maybe some obscure devices (not HRW or FI main relay (both under rear seat) or FI fuel pump relay (under dash on inner wing - driver's side).
by Editor
6th April 2019 - 1:46am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: What's going on after spark plug change?
Replies: 18
Views: 851

Re: What's going on after spark plug change?

You probably interfered with the warm air inlet to the air cleaner. Those flaps automatically allow an amount of warm air into the air intake and carbs. The notch can be set to stop the heated air in if the engine is running in a warm/hot country.
by Editor
6th April 2019 - 1:33am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Silly question of the day.
Replies: 8
Views: 663

Re: Silly question of the day.

The reason that light should come on when ignition is turned on is that it is then connected to 12Volts. When the generator system gets up to 12Volts, that is in the opposite sense, and the net volts across the bulb is zero. I suspect the conversion has not taken this into account, and/or the bulb i...