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by Editor
18th January 2018 - 1:35am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Members only room
Replies: 4
Views: 21

Re: Members only room

I've just tried, and I can't find the list of members - there are 61 on there, but in the past I've been able to work out how to see the list, but I can't find it at the moment! Maybe I need to go to bed and try again in the sanity of daytime.
by Editor
8th January 2018 - 1:48am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Inner wing panel
Replies: 7
Views: 128

Re: Inner wing panel

I think it was to beef up the front to reduce the problems of deformation of the cabin in a 10mph frontal impact. The USA brought in several requirements in the late 60s. I saw at least one short-nose Type 3 with those panels. The spring mount is quite a bit further forward I think. I tend to salvag...
by Editor
8th January 2018 - 1:39am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Gearbox mounting
Replies: 9
Views: 124

Re: Gearbox mounting

I've probably got a decent one here, and I might even be able to locate it.
The problem is folk unbolt the engine from the cross arm towards the back without supporting the gearbox, and let it hang, which splits away the rubber bonding.
by Editor
1st January 2018 - 2:34pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 338
Views: 34432

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

It must make the sill assembly that bit stronger to have the web there. The eater pipe doesn't add much as it's only held by a few spot welds at the ends (AFAIR).
by Editor
1st January 2018 - 2:16pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Gearbox mounting
Replies: 9
Views: 124

Re: Gearbox mounting

Rear mounting? Do you mean front, (towards the front of the car) or is it a swing-axle?
The front mountings are different for auto and manual. The auto ones are hen's teeth items!
by Editor
23rd December 2017 - 2:49am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Squareback parts
Replies: 9
Views: 253

Re: Squareback parts

Shame.
by Editor
23rd December 2017 - 2:47am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1971 Fastback Iberia Red
Replies: 22
Views: 897

Re: 1971 Fastback Iberia Red

Paid-up club members can still see the thread.
by Editor
23rd December 2017 - 2:36am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Coil resistances?
Replies: 20
Views: 419

Re: Coil resistances?

With a Type 4 it's not as easy to get access to the battery, being under the front seat ISTR. The regulator output would be an easier point to try. Essentially as you speed up the engine you should see a decent voltage rise. A fully charged battery has a voltage of around 13.2V or so when not being ...
by Editor
19th December 2017 - 3:20am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Squareback parts
Replies: 9
Views: 253

Re: Squareback parts

The 3-point came in around April 72, but all before that had 2-point.

Are you anywhere near Bristol?
by Editor
19th December 2017 - 3:09am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Autobox Drive Plate & Gearbox Mount
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: Autobox Drive Plate & Gearbox Mount

Pretty rare, but I expect it would be a 1600 rather than 1500, unless it came from an obscure country.
by Editor
19th December 2017 - 2:58am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Collection of Owners Club newsletters/docs
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: Collection of Owners Club newsletters/docs

... and all punched and assembled by my own fair hand.
I never did get to revise it for an issue 2 !
by Editor
19th December 2017 - 2:35am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Coil resistances?
Replies: 20
Views: 419

Re: Coil resistances?

Check the charging voltage at mid-range rpm. It's a common problem on the FI that gives poor mpg when the regulator is not giving the right sort of output. Somewhere in the region of 14 Volts is OK. I'm not sure what your Type 4 alternator has by way of a regulator. With low supply voltage, the FI a...
by Editor
13th December 2017 - 2:04am
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Sunday Scramble, Bicester 7th Jan 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Sunday Scramble, Bicester 7th Jan 2018

I've added that to the title now.
by Editor
12th December 2017 - 3:56am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Coil resistances?
Replies: 20
Views: 419

Re: Coil resistances?

Some of the Type 4 ECUs have a rich/lean knob on the top edge to adjust the fuel mixture. Hunting can be the sign of a weak mixture. If yours has one, the knob clicks as it's turned, so you could see if that makes any difference, but note where you started so it can be put back in the same place. Hu...
by Editor
12th December 2017 - 3:36am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Wheels.
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Wheels.

I've used Hammerite smooth silver, which gives a similar result to the way VW painted the later wheels. It lasts well, and is easily sprayed over again if rust spots do come through in time. Rub down any surface rust first, and use coats of Hammerite primer if the surface isn't smooth. Make sure you...
by Editor
12th December 2017 - 3:17am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Squareback seat in a fastback
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Re: Squareback seat in a fastback

I'm sure I have a proper Fastback seat base you can have free to collect. Are you anywhere near Bristol?
by Editor
12th December 2017 - 3:02am
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Sunday Scramble, Bicester 7th Jan 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Sunday Scramble, Bicester

When is this? The website is unavaiable at the moment (probably all in bed at this silly time of the night!) but none of you has mentioned a date, just 'Sunday'.
by Editor
22nd November 2017 - 10:45pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Type 3: Drivers door lock mechanism and glovebox lock
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Type 3: Drivers door lock mechanism and glovebox lock

I've got one somewhere, but I'm still sorting out the parts here. Not sure if there's a key with it, but the code will be on the lock, when I find it.
by Editor
22nd November 2017 - 10:37pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Oil filler gland nut required.
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: Oil filler gland nut required.

Which number are you missing? http://home.clara.net/hallvw/type3/T3pbo/T3pb1-31a.htm
The right hand bits are under the smaller breather top on later FI models.

11 is called a sealing gasket, if it's that, and is a VW part 113 115 475, as are the other bits.
by Editor
22nd November 2017 - 10:27pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 170
Views: 9758

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Nice tip. Thanks for publishing it.
by Editor
22nd November 2017 - 10:24pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: 412 LE Variant from South Africa, new member
Replies: 5
Views: 839

Re: 412 LE Variant from South Africa, new member

Welcome.
Did you have to do much to sort out the gearbox?
by Editor
22nd November 2017 - 10:06pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Rear light terminal camp identification
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Rear light terminal camp identification

That explains a 'rogue' one I found a while ago (Stonor maybe?). I thought I'd put that odd good one on a light unit, and found it wouldn't fit. I wish I could recall what I did next with it! At least I wouldn't have thrown it away - I never do that.
by Editor
17th November 2017 - 2:55am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: VW 412LS For Sale "Almost Completely Restored"
Replies: 2
Views: 700

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: 15
Views: 386

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: 200

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.