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by Editor
7th April 2019 - 12:32pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 527
Views: 49424

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: 348
Views: 68583

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: 61

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: 116

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: 59

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...
by Editor
6th April 2019 - 1:15am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: distributor issue
Replies: 11
Views: 72

Re: distributor issue

The distributor drive fits differently from the Beetle. Was care taken to position it correctly for a Type 3 when rebuilding?
by Editor
6th April 2019 - 1:11am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Wiring in a hazard warning switch
Replies: 15
Views: 113

Re: Wiring in a hazard warning switch

Warning: Disconnect battery before you start!
by Editor
6th April 2019 - 1:05am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine stalling/cutting out
Replies: 11
Views: 85

Re: Engine stalling/cutting out

FI Filter is clipped to the fuel pump, which is mounted to the front axle; it's a square plastic box. Item 4 in diagram at http://www.hallvw.clara.net/type3/T3pbo/T3pb1-70.htm . The normal inline round plastic filters are not suitable. I have a very few of the NOS ones. You could separate the hose f...
by Editor
6th April 2019 - 12:16am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 71 squareback air box leak?
Replies: 4
Views: 44

Re: 71 squareback air box leak?

It's certainly possible that water is leaking in past the screen rubber. It can build up quite a pressure with 18" head of water. The tray below the bulge can corrode, and also rust can get between the bulge and the front of the tray - spot welds pull when the seam rusts, and you get dimples in the ...
by Editor
5th April 2019 - 11:48pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Stanford Hall club display, Sunday 5th May
Replies: 34
Views: 572

Re: Stanford Hall club display, Sunday 5th May

Sorry, Danny, not been looking at the forum for a while. I've PM'd you just now.
by Editor
5th April 2019 - 11:41pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 412LS Rust-free RHD in South Africa
Replies: 0
Views: 155

412LS Rust-free RHD in South Africa

All I know about this car is that it looks immaculate, sounds to be running well and is pale blue with brown upholstery. A guy called Ian Tasker asked for an opinion on it based on half a dozen photos. I don't know if the car is in the UK, on its way or still in South Africa. If you are interested i...
by Editor
10th February 2019 - 1:49pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Type 3 in the Wirral - Free to collector!
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: Type 3 in the Wirral - Free to collector!

YES, I've taken down the post, as requested by the donor. Jason, let me know how you got on, and tell us what the rest of us missed, please!
by Editor
28th January 2019 - 1:53am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Necesito ayuda con mi fastback
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Necesito ayuda con mi fastback

He may do better on vwtype3.org as they're at least on the same continent - well most of them, and there are probably more Spanish speakers.
by Editor
28th January 2019 - 1:30am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Type 3 Upper Axle Bearings - New
Replies: 6
Views: 301

Re: Type 3 Upper Axle Bearings - New

Well done, Mike. Peter has mine, so at least I know where I can get replacements if I need them.
by Editor
28th January 2019 - 1:24am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Solex 32 Gaskets
Replies: 21
Views: 600

Re: Solex 32 Gaskets

When we get the Type 3 & 4 Club shop set up, we can supply these through there.
by Editor
28th January 2019 - 1:09am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 110
Views: 5625

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

The Fuel sender overhaul is dealt with at http://home.clara.net/hallvw/fuelsend.htm . Another member had the same problem and fixed id somewhat similarly.
by Editor
28th January 2019 - 12:40am
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Stanford Hall club display, Sunday 5th May
Replies: 34
Views: 572

Re: Stanford Hall club display, Sunday 5th May

Probably The Golf Variant(!). Thanks Danny.
by Editor
28th January 2019 - 12:37am
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: PHOTO CALL FOR NEW CLASSIC CAR TV SHOW
Replies: 20
Views: 1575

Re: PHOTO CALL FOR NEW CLASSIC CAR TV SHOW

The one they had wasn't perfect, and they felt the car looked better for having a shallower bumper. I don't think it was worthwhile in cost, but why else do some owners replace with the early bumpers, if it's not for looks. At least we didn't get the ugly aluminium bumpers of the 1974 412 models (US...
by Editor
24th January 2019 - 1:56am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 411/late Type 3 Brake Pads
Replies: 0
Views: 62

411/late Type 3 Brake Pads

Posting on behalf of Dr Peter Kai; diesellover@hotmail.com Geriatric non functioning member very long standing, apologies. Found Pagid front pads 'Autocavan' for VW 411L. LE / 1600 Type 3 /Karmann forgotten under front car seat ages back may also have Type 3 towbar. Am between Birmingham & Worcester...
by Editor
16th January 2019 - 12:52am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: IRS gearbox tool
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: IRS gearbox tool

I think crunching when changing down is most likely due to worn synchromesh cones. It can help to 'double de-clutch' with a bit of throttle while the pedal is up and the gear is in neutral. It can also be beneficial when synchro is worn to do the same when changing up, but without the throttle blip....
by Editor
16th January 2019 - 12:24am
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: PHOTO CALL FOR NEW CLASSIC CAR TV SHOW
Replies: 20
Views: 1575

Re: PHOTO CALL FOR NEW CLASSIC CAR TV SHOW

The new (second) series starts on Weds 16th Jan at 9pm on Quest, but I've not looked to see which car that episode features. Repeated an hour later on Quest+1.
by Editor
24th December 2018 - 10:51am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: Casa de Fye's autos...
Replies: 348
Views: 68583

Re: Casa de Fye's autos...

Keep up the good work on those Type 3s, Brian. Your updates are always welcome here. Happy Christmas and I hope the New Year brings what we all want.
by Editor
24th December 2018 - 10:28am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Forum Update
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Re: Forum Update

I got an email confirmation of the update - it made a change from some Russian texts that have been coming through recently.
by Editor
18th December 2018 - 2:14pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Master Cylinder Bolts
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Master Cylinder Bolts

M8 x 22 is what's in the Type 3 Parts Book. I guess with an 8mm flange on the MC plus a B-form lock washer between that and the bulkhead threads, 22 would be correct.
by Editor
18th December 2018 - 11:42am
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: PHOTO CALL FOR NEW CLASSIC CAR TV SHOW
Replies: 20
Views: 1575

Re: PHOTO CALL FOR NEW CLASSIC CAR TV SHOW

Well done all involved, and thanks to Danny for pulling it all together. I'll probably have to wait to see it on Quest in a year's time!