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by Editor
15th October 2018 - 2:07am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Type 3 Driver / passenger front Window Glass
Replies: 1
Views: 39

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: Case de Fye's autos...
Replies: 333
Views: 66515

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: 70

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: 7
Views: 78

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: 168

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: 51

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: 54

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: 168

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: 743

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.
by Editor
5th September 2018 - 8:50pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Type 3 original decals
Replies: 16
Views: 168

Re: Type 3 original decals

Paint code label on rh side of spare wheel well, sometimes partly stuck over an inspection label (prufer); BS Seat belt sticker on bonnet catch panel; Tyre pressure table on inside of glove box lid; Valve clearances on fanbelt access lid; 12Volt / 6Volt coil label; 12Volt red flash rh door pillar of...
by Editor
20th August 2018 - 10:17pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: BODY MOULDINGS 412
Replies: 9
Views: 199

Re: BODY MOULDINGS 412

Front, door and rear wing trim same on 2-door cars and Variants. Obviously 4-door sedans are not (just the front wings). I have a pair of rear wing beadings for Type 4, NOS. They are the same length as Type 3 but have the curve for the body at the rear. I think I have doors too, but I don't think th...
by Editor
20th August 2018 - 10:00pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 411 1972 Wiper motor
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: 411 1972 Wiper motor

I think you need a live feed to park the wipers after you switch off the wiper switch.

Do watch out if you play with wipers without disconnecting the battery - you can cut a finger off, such is the power in the motor.
by Editor
15th August 2018 - 9:35pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Front/side Squareback windows
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Re: Front/side Squareback windows

I've got a number of them. middle side windows I presume for a crew van?
Trouble is I'm nowhere near Essex (though I was a week ago). Bristol any use? Free, no charge.

The rubbers are opposites, of course. Trim or no trim?
by Editor
15th August 2018 - 9:20pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 168
Views: 8429

Re: '67 Square continued.....

If you're carrying any significant load, I'd put the rack further forward. The rear already has 60% of the weight on it.
by Editor
15th August 2018 - 6:22pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Hard start relay
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: Hard start relay

Look at http://home.clara.net/hallvw/starter.htm before doing expensive things like replacing the starter motor. It's a common problem, may be helped by cleaning out and light lubrication on the starter shaft. I finally fitted a relay in the red cable from the front. There's a useful connector under...
by Editor
15th August 2018 - 6:12pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 411 1972 Wiper motor
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: 411 1972 Wiper motor

Type 4 Parts book shows 4 separate connectors (normal 6.4mm? female).
by Editor
6th August 2018 - 10:03pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: Case de Fye's autos...
Replies: 333
Views: 66515

Re: Case de Fye's autos...

Looking impressive. Hope it rewards all your efforts when you run it.
by Editor
6th August 2018 - 9:56pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Brighton Breeze.....
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Brighton Breeze.....

Not a formal club stand, but some of the group's Type 3s are likely to attend.
by Editor
6th August 2018 - 9:52pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: type 4 tinware
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Re: type 4 tinware

Get the proper Type 4 tin from Jane and Bryan, the UK Type 4 experts. They won't rip you off! Phone 0130380374 for their workshop. If you're down in Kent any time, they'll welcome you with open arms. They might even have an engine; certainly free advice too.
by Editor
6th August 2018 - 9:37pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Front end judder
Replies: 26
Views: 462

Re: Front end judder

If you grab the top of each front wheel and pull and push out and in, is there any slack? If so that can be taken up in the upper bar. There's an M8 bolt and lock plate on the the end, and the slack is caused by wear on the plastic wear plates.
by Editor
6th August 2018 - 9:20pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fuel cap help
Replies: 14
Views: 182

Re: Fuel cap help

The screw petrol cap was fitted to '73, and late '72 Type 3s. I can't say whether the Beetle cap is the same as the Type 3, though I know the filler pipes have the same internal diameter, so I suspect they are the same. While it's possible the fuel was lost by evaporation over a substantial time, it...
by Editor
10th July 2018 - 12:06am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: 1967 Squareback parts wanted.
Replies: 6
Views: 601

Re: 1967 Squareback parts wanted.

Just found this again after some weeks away from the keyboard. Superficially they were good, but plastic has dried out and there are transverse splits as it has contracted. Sorry. One looks in better condition, but presume it's not far behind in ageing.
by Editor
9th July 2018 - 12:04am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Front inner wing
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Front inner wing

I suspect the holes were for ventilation to help dry out what are more or less salt boxes once winter weather plays its tricks. Type 3s from 1972 got these. Maybe the same for Type 4s. Probably the previous owner decided to cover them before they allowed salt water to get in.
by Editor
8th July 2018 - 11:56pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Ignition/starting issue
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: Ignition/starting issue

It's a pre-engage starter, which means that the motor turns slowly and winds the starter gear on a spiral thread until the gear engages with the flywheel ring gear, at which point contacts inside the solenoid engage to put the full starting current through the motor. It may be the motor shaft needs ...
by Editor
8th July 2018 - 11:30pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: VW Ed
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: VW Ed

Thanks for supporting his funeral, and ensuring the microfiche reader survives. He seemed a very friendly and welcoming chap when I called in to his house to buy some parts some years ago.