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by Editor
24th January 2019 - 1:56am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 411/late Type 3 Brake Pads
Replies: 0
Views: 6

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: 282

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: 16
Views: 1266

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: 335
Views: 67170

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: 315

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: 84

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: 16
Views: 1266

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!
by Editor
19th November 2018 - 1:28pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Diagnostic Plug
Replies: 13
Views: 246

Re: Diagnostic Plug

I took my old Beetle into the dealership for a diagnosis around the time they had the diagnosis system. Obviously they couldn't do the whole job, and reported faults that weren't there (like front toe-in being zero, which was correct for radials). Sadly they did not report the rear linings being dow...
by Editor
8th November 2018 - 9:44pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: FASTBACK FOR SALE - see Events Diary for info
Replies: 0
Views: 419

FASTBACK FOR SALE - see Events Diary for info

This Fastback will be displayed for a photo-shoot at the ACE CAFE, LONDON, on 20th November. It is a mildly customised 1971, resprayed Birch Green and the subject of a restoration through Discovery Channel's "Salvage Dealers - Classic Cars" programme. More information and contact details are in the ...
by Editor
8th November 2018 - 9:33pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: PHOTO CALL FOR NEW CLASSIC CAR TV SHOW
Replies: 16
Views: 1266

Re: PHOTO CALL FOR NEW CLASSIC CAR TV SHOW

VENUE PREFERRED IS ACE CAFE 20th NOVEMBER Hi Danny and Dave, I have had an e-mail back from Discovery / Quest (Commissioning Channel), they have heard about an air cooled event at the Ace Café on the evening of the 20th they are keen for us to use. This may work for some of those who have shown an ...
by Editor
7th November 2018 - 1:48am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: First 68 fastback
Replies: 10
Views: 397

Re: First 68 fastback

You can find paint codes at http://home.clara.net/hallvw/vwpaint.htm along with reasonable representation of the colours. Peru green is a likely one; deep sea green is much less common.
by Editor
7th November 2018 - 1:43am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Timing issues?
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: Timing issues?

Check the distributor cam is not scored; use some grease or Vaseline on the cam (or better still, the special cam grease that was often supplied with Bosch points). If the points have a white plastic heel, look for some with a brown or black heel material. If the screw is not tightening, you may nee...
by Editor
7th November 2018 - 1:19am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: PHOTO CALL FOR NEW CLASSIC CAR TV SHOW
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: PHOTO CALL FOR NEW CLASSIC CAR TV SHOW

See item in Events Forum.
by Editor
7th November 2018 - 1:09am
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: PHOTO CALL FOR NEW CLASSIC CAR TV SHOW
Replies: 16
Views: 1266

Re: PHOTO CALL FOR NEW CLASSIC CAR TV SHOW

Can you liaise with Will to get it happening, please Danny?
by Editor
5th November 2018 - 2:10am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: PHOTO CALL FOR NEW CLASSIC CAR TV SHOW
Replies: 2
Views: 123

PHOTO CALL FOR NEW CLASSIC CAR TV SHOW

Post by Editor » 05 Nov 2018 01:08 am Hi All, There's a new Classic Car TV programme being made featuring a Type 3 Fastback which has been worked over and mildly customised. If you can help with a venue or tidy Type 3 to help with the reveal, that would be great. This is what Will says:- " I work fo...
by Editor
5th November 2018 - 2:08am
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: PHOTO CALL FOR NEW CLASSIC CAR TV SHOW
Replies: 16
Views: 1266

PHOTO CALL FOR NEW CLASSIC CAR TV SHOW

Hi All, There's a new Classic Car TV programme being made featuring a Type 3 Fastback which has been worked over and mildly customised. If you can help with a venue or tidy Type 3 to help with the reveal, that would be great. This is what Will says:- " I work for a Television company and we make a s...
by Editor
15th October 2018 - 2:07am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Type 3 Driver / passenger front Window Glass
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Type 3 Driver / passenger front Window Glass

Where are you Jake? I've got lots; some must be reasonably OK. Yes, they're all the same.
by Editor
15th October 2018 - 1:58am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: Casa de Fye's autos...
Replies: 335
Views: 67170

Re: Case de Fye's autos...

Well, Brian Fye is very USA, up in Oregon, so I wouldn't expect it to be Gaelic. Probably Casa rather than case, though Brian may agree he has a 'case ' of VW-itis. Great guy, lovely family, and was instrumental in setting up the biennial VW Type 3 Invasions in the USA back in 2002.
by Editor
15th October 2018 - 1:37am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Which threads?
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Which threads?

There's also the complication of needing an angled one for the short rod on the inner end, which are LH thread, and hard to find. The straight LH thread ones are common.
by Editor
15th October 2018 - 1:32am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fuel injection or carbs
Replies: 9
Views: 220

Re: Fuel injection or carbs

From my experiences with both, the carbs (twin 32PDSIT-2 and -3) work well at higher RPM, while the FI gives better low down performance. Once running well, FI will stay working well for longer, but as you say, there is a dearth of expertise for the FI. It's a simple system to get your head round, b...
by Editor
15th October 2018 - 1:07am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Type 3 original decals
Replies: 16
Views: 303

Re: Type 3 original decals

On later cars the tyre pressures sticker is on the underside of the glovebox lid.
Screenwasher pressure is 56psi with a red cap for a Squareback. What is it for the Notch and Fastback? 45psi sounds about right with black cap?
by Editor
15th October 2018 - 1:02am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Diamante sill trims
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: Diamante sill trims

I've only heard of them through USA sources - they may have been something VWoA produced.
by Editor
15th October 2018 - 12:43am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Anybody know the past reg TND 93K
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Anybody know the past reg TND 93K

Nothing on the past members lists anyway and the only thing on the web I can see is your request on vzi. Danny may have a photo somewhere but I don't think his thousands of photos are indexed.
by Editor
5th September 2018 - 9:12pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Type 3 original decals
Replies: 16
Views: 303

Re: Type 3 original decals

I forgot the fuel sticker. I think the tyre pressures label moved for 72 (or73?)
by Editor
5th September 2018 - 8:58pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Garage sale in Bath 8/9 September
Replies: 61
Views: 932

Re: Garage sale in Bath 8/9 September

I thought Notch doors are always 3-hole, but later Variants from '67 and all Fastbacks have 2 holes.