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by Editor
17th November 2017 - 2:55am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: VW 412LS For Sale "Almost Completely Restored"
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: VW 412LS For Sale "Almost Completely Restored"

Good to hear there was a happy outcome. It's always hard to accurately describe a car from a phone conversation, particularly one with a third party other than the enthusiast themselves. The parts are often harder to find than a project, particularly Type 4s.!
by Editor
17th November 2017 - 2:17am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Not firing on all cylinders
Replies: 5
Views: 43

Re: Not firing on all cylinders

I rarely get a working horn when checking before it goes for MoT. There's been a lot of discussion about '73 horns where the spring contacts on the indicator switch assembly wear through and snag things internally. Unfortunately the 4-spoke steering wheels need a bit of care pulling off the pad as t...
by Editor
17th November 2017 - 2:02am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Brake switch
Replies: 7
Views: 48

Re: Brake switch

Yes, it's been produced with the cooperation of VW of America and uses many of the official VW manual photos. You'll notice the '68 on manual only deals with fuel Injection - not carbs.
by Editor
28th October 2017 - 2:22am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 55
Views: 1480

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

Check the water leaking isn't simply blocked drain tubes. In the UK it's normally not simply that, but leaf and dust debris does get caught at the bend in the rubber tube from the right-hand end of the drain tray.
by Editor
28th October 2017 - 2:18am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 148
Views: 7856

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

ebay item 111651530781 looks like the sort of thing - £8.50 for 10. Select M20 of course!
by Editor
28th October 2017 - 2:10am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 148
Views: 7856

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

They're M20 Type B wave washers. I can see them illustrated on the web, but can't see a price anywhere. Maybe the club can buy a bag of 100 or fewer for re-sale.
by Editor
28th October 2017 - 1:56am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Throttle cable
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: Throttle cable

The multi-strand ones go for years. I don't think I've ever had a Type 3 one break. Check there's nothing fouling it. I don't think you can over-tighten them without ending with the carb off the stop, but there is a procedure to adjust the clamping position. You need to check that you can get full t...
by Editor
28th October 2017 - 1:49am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Membership
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Membership

There are a number of major events the club has a stand and/or line-up at. Danny Lord organises the line-ups Stanford Hall is a major show we are at. Also there are some owners who go to some of the European events. Quite a number of insurers offer lower rates to club members, so that could also be ...
by Editor
21st October 2017 - 1:02am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: 32 posit carb solenoid valve
Replies: 10
Views: 149

Re: 32 posit carb solenoid valve

Peter's one looks like a Type 2 version, or are my marbles going? Broady's pages are more like the part needed, but presumably not quite the same - maybe wrong jet size, or something. Might be worth seeing if it's just a bit smaller jet. Compare it with the other side? Although as it's twin carb, an...
by Editor
17th October 2017 - 11:34am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 148
Views: 7856

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

I'll take a closer look at what I've got - some are clearly better than others. None of them has been in use recently, so I don't expect too much success.
by Editor
17th October 2017 - 12:56am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: 1967 RHD N/S door mirror wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: 1967 RHD N/S door mirror wanted

I think I have one NOS - got to check I can find it and it's the right one. It's a more rounded shape than the last ones isn't it?
by Editor
17th October 2017 - 12:25am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 148
Views: 7856

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

How do you get the pistons out? Use a press with a collar on the piston flange? I guess it's all a matter of whether they have damaged the bores, or have serious corrosion. I've several pairs here that have seen better days, but I'm reluctant to label them as scrap until it's obvious they are.
by Editor
16th October 2017 - 1:36am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '73 Fastback Project
Replies: 93
Views: 17816

Re: '73 Fastback Project

Just a heads up for others: There arenarrowish channels and a venturi effect on the return pipe into the fuel tank designed to keep the inner 'cup' full even when the tank is nearly empty. Some of the tank sealers can clog that area, and produce symptoms of fuel starvation. While the usual de-rustin...
by Editor
16th October 2017 - 1:14am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: VW 412LS For Sale "Almost Completely Restored"
Replies: 2
Views: 352

VW 412LS For Sale "Almost Completely Restored"

This beautifully presented 1973 Type 4 Variant has been restored over some years by the late Brian Bury, and is having to be sold following Brian's sad death. The car has been resprayed in its original Alaska Blue metallic, and the twin-carb 1800CC engine has been rebuilt. The car has been garaged. ...
by Editor
5th October 2017 - 12:37am
Forum: Services
Topic: Volksfarmers new premises.
Replies: 6
Views: 2359

Re: Volksfarmers new premises.

:badgrin: I think that's Danny publicising his facebook group. :badgrin:
by Editor
4th October 2017 - 7:02pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '73 Fastback Project
Replies: 93
Views: 17816

Re: '73 Fastback Project

Check the leads for resistance - should be about 1000 Ohms. I can't recall which two cylinders the trigger contacts work on at a time, but since the trigger points fire the injectors two at a time, that could be the problem. Sometimes they simply get a bit dirty, but only wipe them clean with maybe ...
by Editor
4th October 2017 - 6:41pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine Wiring
Replies: 10
Views: 217

Re: Engine Wiring

With a '73 there may be lots of thin wires to the diagnosis socket that aren't needed any more, including a thick red which comes from the battery, and was used to spin the engine over remotely to get an idea of the compression. That was handy for hot-wiring the motor! Just tape any bare ends off if...
by Editor
4th October 2017 - 6:18pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Rear riding low
Replies: 8
Views: 145

Re: Rear riding low

I don't think the standard shock absorbers change the ride height at all - they just damp the suspension movement.
by Editor
15th September 2017 - 1:40am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Dizzy problems
Replies: 10
Views: 279

Re: Dizzy problems

Also make sure the earthing strap from engine/gearbox is connected - it could be an earthing fault. Lack of the earth return does funny things. Also check you've got the ignition to terminal 15 on the coil, not 1. I've heard of people losing the ignition when engaging reverse because the coil was co...
by Editor
13th September 2017 - 1:59am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1972 Squareback Door Hinge Pins
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: 1972 Squareback Door Hinge Pins

Try putting some penetrating oil under the cap of the hinge (if there's still the plastic cap on there. It can be surprisingly effective. Keep working the door open and shut - there's a lot of leverage on it. Unless the hinge pin or hinge drilling is badly worn and allowing the door to drop, it will...
by Editor
13th September 2017 - 1:50am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1971 Squareback lights and clocks
Replies: 9
Views: 236

Re: 1971 Squareback lights and clocks

The Cal import should be MPH and miles anyway. The Aussie ones may be KPH.

I've UK spec rear lenses if your MoT tester won't allow amber bulbs behind red plastic.

I've also got a couple of trip speedos in MPH, assuming I can locate them.
by Editor
27th August 2017 - 7:22pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Door hinge welded bracket bent
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: Door hinge welded bracket bent

If you get to see some of the old vehicle production films, some of them show a fair bit of brutality in getting panels to fit properly.
by Editor
25th August 2017 - 1:10am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: New look Forum
Replies: 10
Views: 354

Re: New look Forum

At least Steve seems to have sorted out the bandwidth problem, cutting it by over 60% in August, compared with July when the Russian MegaIndex was active on the site.
by Editor
18th August 2017 - 1:27am
Forum: Services
Topic: Volksfarmers new premises.
Replies: 6
Views: 2359

Re: Volksfarmers new premises.

I think Daisy is just publicising her website!
by Editor
18th August 2017 - 1:25am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: sill trims / rocker trim with diamante reflectors
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: sill trims / rocker trim with diamante reflectors

USA dealer-supplied accessory I think - they like the bling!