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by Editor
15th August 2018 - 9:35pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Front/side Squareback windows
Replies: 1
Views: 31

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: 158
Views: 7651

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: 81

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: 2
Views: 15

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: 327
Views: 65682

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: 112

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: 38

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: 23
Views: 324

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: 119

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: 507

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: 168

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: 81

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: 306

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.
by Editor
8th July 2018 - 1:35pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Unleaded fuel
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Unleaded fuel

They reckon older ones are unlikely to have a problem due to the lead impregnated on the seats over many years. They run hotter than water-cooled heads anyway, so use hardened inserts.
by Editor
8th July 2018 - 1:30pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: VW Ed
Replies: 6
Views: 306

Re: VW Ed

How sad. Sorry to have missed the announcement. He had a steady stream of interesting genuine parts.
by Editor
8th July 2018 - 1:28pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Membership
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Re: Membership

Welcome! I do apologise for the delays - when we had half a dozen new members per week, things had to move more quickly, but without the regular magazines etc, with all the work and cost that entailed, we find the forum takes most of the load, and the relatively few who need or wish to be members is...
by Editor
2nd June 2018 - 12:19am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Re-Fitting glass with new seals.
Replies: 12
Views: 220

Re: Re-Fitting glass with new seals.

The Type 3 body manual actually talks about a sealant being used, but with clean openings and new rubber, it isn't strictly needed. There are solutions that track into small spaces if you find it's leaking. Liquid soap is another possible lubricant, but certainly avoid washing-up liquid which is bul...
by Editor
1st June 2018 - 11:43am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Taking Suspension back to factory
Replies: 12
Views: 457

Re: Taking Suspension back to factory

Wear in the lower torsion arms seems a bit of a hit and miss thing. The front beam in a Variant I'd had from 30,000 miles which had been serviced meticulously by an engineer were badly worn at the inner ends when I finally scrapped the car at 90-odd thousand miles, and I had kept it greased regularl...
by Editor
16th May 2018 - 12:24am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: 1967 Squareback parts wanted.
Replies: 6
Views: 507

Re: 1967 Squareback parts wanted.

I'll check on black rear interior panels. At least they're not far from you, and I think they are the padded vinyl type, so would be right for yours.
by Editor
16th May 2018 - 12:00am
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: Side popout windows 412 salon
Replies: 1
Views: 195

Re: Side popout windows 412 salon

That car is in the museum at Wolfsburg. If anyone knows, Jane and Bryan might. I'll see if there's mention in the M options in the parts book.
by Editor
15th May 2018 - 11:43pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Front beam refurb.
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Front beam refurb.

GSF may have them, or Machine 7, Heritage, eBay, or here on the forum.
by Editor
15th May 2018 - 11:24pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: In car heating.
Replies: 10
Views: 307

Re: In car heating.

It's not very common for Type 3 heat exchangers to leak exhaust fumes, though sometimes there's fumes drawn in around rusty casings. Sniff the outlets and if you smell exhaust, don't use the heater until you get it mended. The slider knobs on the A posts send hot air to the footwells or the screen. ...
by Editor
12th May 2018 - 1:14am
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: BRISTOL VOLKSFEST 15-17 JUNE
Replies: 3
Views: 350

BRISTOL VOLKSFEST 15-17 JUNE

Hello, just giving you some info on the Bristol Volksfest. It's at Birches Farm, Long Ashton. There are maps on the site at http://www.bristolvolksfest.co.uk/ and you can look up prices etc on there. We have a club plot booked, thanks to Larry and Lin, though not a club camping area, and you're welc...
by Editor
29th April 2018 - 1:25am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Front beam refurb.
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Front beam refurb.

Front beam: check the suspension ball joint rubber boots for damage. If torn the joint has probably got road grit in it and need replacing. It's not very easy to check for wear when disassembled. OTOH it's easier to replace them when apart. Unless care was taken to compress the torsion arms together...
by Editor
28th April 2018 - 2:18am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Master cylinder fluid leak
Replies: 42
Views: 1263

Re: Master cylinder fluid leak

The drillings in the brake switch holes are larger than the holes to the brake pipes. I've heard it makes it less likely for air to remain in the switch.