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by Editor
3rd April 2018 - 12:22am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Fastback Inspection needed in Leighton Buzzard
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Fastback Inspection needed in Leighton Buzzard

Hi, I've had an email from a Fastback owner who is having trouble over its registration as it's the old style blue V5, not the V5c. It has been stored for over 30 years; If anyone is in a position to take a look at it in Leighton Buzzard on behalf of the club, that would be helpful. PM me if you can...
by Editor
31st March 2018 - 1:09pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 376
Views: 37727

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Hmm, lots of panels even for my '59 Beetle, but pricey after the almost free metal bashing on a Type 3! The engine is a bit too different from later ones though, but I've a couple of 30hp to make one OK one from - got to get started on the usual body bits first though.
by Editor
31st March 2018 - 1:01pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: Rear window mystery
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Rear window mystery

Interesting - I've never seen that aero-back concept before (apart from other manufacturers). There's a big estate car with 6-cylinder rear air-cooled engine in the VW Museum in Wolfsburg. I'll have to dig out my photos to see if that's 5-doors, and the EA number.
by Editor
31st March 2018 - 12:20pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 376
Views: 37727

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Hope you get it done before your knees and hips get creaky and everything stiffens up (or not as the case may be). I can report that WD40 doesn't work on seized-up human bodies!
by Editor
31st March 2018 - 11:41am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Master cylinder fluid leak
Replies: 24
Views: 364

Re: Master cylinder fluid leak

Are you sure that the M/C is compatible with a 4-disc system? The rear shoe system is designed to hold residual pressure to ensure the shoes don't have to move far to produce braking force, while disc calipers need to depressurise to let the seals pull the pads back from the discs to ensure the disc...
by Editor
27th March 2018 - 1:35pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Front ball joint bolts
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Front ball joint bolts

I'm not sure the proper bolt is available, as it's a Type 3 part. Unfortunately unless the old bolt is removed with the torsion bar tension reduced by clamping the torsion arms closer together, the bolt thread is irreparably damaged, assuming the bolt doesn't actually shear. The shank of the bolt is...
by Editor
27th March 2018 - 1:16pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Gunson carbalencer
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: Gunson carbalencer

I use a section of the large rubber petrol hose with the carbalancer, as It fits the carb tops nicely. However, the owner of my previous twin carb Variant soldered small tubes into the air filter tops above the carbs, sealed with tyre-valve caps. I made a simple U-tube manometer from clear plastic t...
by Editor
27th March 2018 - 12:52pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Master cylinder fluid leak
Replies: 24
Views: 364

Re: Master cylinder fluid leak

Easy enough to smear a bit of the rubber grease on and may help the grommet to seal better. I've not heard of the problem before. Obviously you've checked for bits of flashing on the grommets or obstructions in the m/c machining.
by Editor
27th March 2018 - 12:33pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: MOT Changes, May 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 363

Re: MOT Changes, May 2018

It's usually fairly obvious if your brakes aren't working evenly - try some gentle braking and more fierce and see how it affects the steering. It used to be reassuring as those dials rose evenly, and highlighted the difference in front and rear braking force, but now it all goes into the laptop, it...
by Editor
27th March 2018 - 12:21pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Forum likely to go offline
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Forum likely to go offline

Probably all part of the hate campaign for the UK. At least it's not Novochok this time!
by Editor
26th March 2018 - 11:36am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Forum likely to go offline
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Forum likely to go offline

Just the thing to happen when you're 150 miles away from your desktop computer, with data access only by standing outside holding the mobile in the air! We've paid extra for 4 times the bandwidth per month, so maybe we'll have peace for a while. Thanks to Broady for keeping things moving meanwhile. ...
by Editor
26th February 2018 - 1:38am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Auto IRS axle
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: Auto IRS axle

If that fails, I could surely get you someone in the USA who has them coming out of his ears! You'd only need a drive shaft, which probably wouldn't need eye-watering postage - not £300 certainly.
by Editor
26th February 2018 - 1:35am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Auto IRS axle
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: Auto IRS axle

There must be quite a few automatics that have been scrapped, but I guess you need one about to be! Try Jane Terry down in Kent. They don't usually throw anything away! 01303840374 I think.
by Editor
26th February 2018 - 1:30am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Underseat heater ducts wanted.
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Underseat heater ducts wanted.

They're spot welded into the cross panel. I don't think we removed them, and the chassis is now gone. We've got the rubber flap valves if you're missing those. Sorry.
by Editor
26th February 2018 - 1:04am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 1968 Complete Floor Pan For Sale
Replies: 9
Views: 457

Re: 1968 Complete Floor Pan For Sale

Years ago there was a motor show 68 Type 3 rolling chassis showing off the new automatic Type 3. The club would have liked to use it to take to shows, but the investment in time, storage problems etc meant it was eventually sold and the parts used for other Type 3s. The member who found the chassis ...
by Editor
26th February 2018 - 12:57am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: A FEW PARTS FOR SALE
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: A FEW PARTS FOR SALE

The rear seat cover is for a 1972-on Variant (Squareback), M237, an extended trim version, but not the L spec. I don't know how it may differ from earlier.
by Editor
26th February 2018 - 12:36am
Forum: Type 4 Gallery
Topic: Type 4 grannies
Replies: 5
Views: 1606

Re: Type 4 grannies

Would be fun to find one like that!
by Editor
19th February 2018 - 2:02pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: MAINTENANCE THINGS you never think about....
Replies: 1
Views: 92

MAINTENANCE THINGS you never think about....

Here are some timely things to check to keep your Type 3 and Type 4s working well, from our very knowledgeable Forum member from across the pond, Jim Adney. Just some thoughts about parts of our cars that get ignored: Plastic sheeting inside the door panels I've had body shop people tell me that th...
by Editor
9th February 2018 - 2:26pm
Forum: Type 3 Gallery
Topic: Type 3 at the Classic Car Show TGC 259E
Replies: 7
Views: 1689

Re: Type 3 at the Classic Car Show TGC 259E

Now unlocked
by Editor
31st January 2018 - 3:20am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: 1963 square back
Replies: 17
Views: 534

Re: 1963 square back

I've not heard of a 6V bulb being used in series before - what sort of current would it need to pass? Presumably about what the motor uses. Indicator or headlight bulb? You might need to take care with heat dissipation.
by Editor
31st January 2018 - 3:11am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 68 RHD Squareback
Replies: 8
Views: 558

Re: 68 RHD Squareback

How did you know PRH are my brother's initial, Peter?

I'm in the process of selling my Fastback RDH 96K, which I bought in Summer 1990, largely as it has my middle son's initials! Downsizing my fleet! I've just been looking through lots of photos of restoration, etc.... very nostalgic.
by Editor
29th January 2018 - 2:37am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Generator rebuild
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Re: Generator rebuild

How did the commutator surface look? Did you use some fine sandpaper to clean it up? When turning did there seem to be excessive sparking? I've a feeling I've seen some warnings with replacement generators that suggest the guarantee is not valid unless the regulator is also changed. I've no idea of ...
by Editor
23rd January 2018 - 11:06pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: And were back!
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: And were back!

No, definitely not self-inflicted. It would be nice to think there was a Type 3 & 4 Community in Ukraine to make use of what they've viewed, but more likely they are using details discovered for less polite purposes.
by Editor
23rd January 2018 - 4:06pm
Forum: PLEASE READ NOW!
Topic: ACCESS MAY BE DENIED AT ANY TIME! URGENT!!
Replies: 1
Views: 448

Re: ACCESS MAY BE DENIED AT ANY TIME! URGENT!!

We've had our bandwidth allocation increased temporarily, thanks to clook.net . I'll have to keep an eye more often to see we're not getting a repeat of the problem. Ruskies last time, Ukraine this. Connection? The alternative is a big increase of the hosting charge from £60 to £96 pa.
by Editor
23rd January 2018 - 3:51pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: And were back!
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: And were back!

I should thank Clook.net for moving us to the larger bandwidth package until the end of the month. After that I'll have to watch the bandwidth frequently to try to catch the situation before it becomes critical. There are still a few 'bots' that are greedy and don't benefit us, but this time they se...