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by Editor
31st May 2019 - 11:31pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Connecting to new washer jets
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Connecting to new washer jets

There should be a grommet on the underside of the dash where the tube goes. The nozzle has a plastic tang on one side and you push the nozzle to that side and lift up the other side a bit, which should release the nozzle. Feed some washer tube through. You'll need some stiff wire to hook the end of ...
by Editor
31st May 2019 - 11:16pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Going electric ??
Replies: 114
Views: 1080

Re: Going electric ??

I've heard of bits of carb, specifically the Type 3 accelerator jet, being injested and spat out of the exhaust, but I suspect someone dropped the jubilee clip in. The only bearing work I've done was on our white Polo which started making nasty rattling noises when our eldest son was speeding home f...
by Editor
23rd May 2019 - 10:12am
Forum: Services
Topic: JUST KAMPERS DISCOUNT
Replies: 4
Views: 215

JUST KAMPERS DISCOUNT

There are quite a few mechanical parts for both Type 3 and Type 4 available from JUST KAMPERS, so I've asked about a club discount and they said yes. Just register your email with them and quote VW Type 3 and 4 Club and they will apply a club discount to your order. I don't know what level discount ...
by Editor
12th May 2019 - 12:17pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Five stud drum in place of 4 stud rear brake drum
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: Five stud drum in place of 4 stud rear brake drum

It may be possible to work out from the parts book, as Australia and South African Type 3s in 1966 still had the wide 5 wheels - not sure how long that went for.
by Editor
12th May 2019 - 12:13pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Gearbox’s
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: Gearbox’s

I've got a couple here; I think they are the later type ('70 - '73) with the guide sleeve and different release bearing. Of course, you will want clutch pedal assembly and a tube to run it in - it's not a simple add-on, but I expect you know all that.
by Editor
12th May 2019 - 12:01pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Dubs in the middle.Type 3 display, near Evesham
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: Dubs in the middle.Type 3 display, near Evesham

Why don't organisers say where events are? There must be a reason, I assume. Anyway, after trawling the website, there's an address for it, so I've added some info to help, to help folk decide whether to think about it. Hope the weather stays good for it.
by Editor
7th April 2019 - 12:32pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 573
Views: 51118

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Lots of lovely detail on that report. Thanks broady.

What was the sound-proofing stuff you lined the engine compartment with? It looks like the original!
by Editor
7th April 2019 - 12:03pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: Casa de Fye's autos...
Replies: 358
Views: 69701

Re: Casa de Fye's autos...

Yes, Broady, Facebook. I guess you have to be a friend to see it. Lots of noise, revs rising out of control and the air cleaner flapping around like mad! Text as follows:- 26 views · 5 hours ago · With the carburetor at whatever it was set at, and my distributor not changed out for the one for the t...
by Editor
6th April 2019 - 2:11am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 3 fuse board relays
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Type 3 fuse board relays

Flasher relay, X-relay, intermittent wiper relay (My '73 that never made it to the road again had one). Mostly empty; maybe some obscure devices (not HRW or FI main relay (both under rear seat) or FI fuel pump relay (under dash on inner wing - driver's side).
by Editor
6th April 2019 - 1:46am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: What's going on after spark plug change?
Replies: 18
Views: 174

Re: What's going on after spark plug change?

You probably interfered with the warm air inlet to the air cleaner. Those flaps automatically allow an amount of warm air into the air intake and carbs. The notch can be set to stop the heated air in if the engine is running in a warm/hot country.
by Editor
6th April 2019 - 1:33am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Silly question of the day.
Replies: 8
Views: 99

Re: Silly question of the day.

The reason that light should come on when ignition is turned on is that it is then connected to 12Volts. When the generator system gets up to 12Volts, that is in the opposite sense, and the net volts across the bulb is zero. I suspect the conversion has not taken this into account, and/or the bulb i...
by Editor
6th April 2019 - 1:15am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: distributor issue
Replies: 11
Views: 108

Re: distributor issue

The distributor drive fits differently from the Beetle. Was care taken to position it correctly for a Type 3 when rebuilding?
by Editor
6th April 2019 - 1:11am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Wiring in a hazard warning switch
Replies: 15
Views: 161

Re: Wiring in a hazard warning switch

Warning: Disconnect battery before you start!
by Editor
6th April 2019 - 1:05am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine stalling/cutting out
Replies: 11
Views: 131

Re: Engine stalling/cutting out

FI Filter is clipped to the fuel pump, which is mounted to the front axle; it's a square plastic box. Item 4 in diagram at http://www.hallvw.clara.net/type3/T3pbo/T3pb1-70.htm . The normal inline round plastic filters are not suitable. I have a very few of the NOS ones. You could separate the hose f...
by Editor
6th April 2019 - 12:16am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 71 squareback air box leak?
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Re: 71 squareback air box leak?

It's certainly possible that water is leaking in past the screen rubber. It can build up quite a pressure with 18" head of water. The tray below the bulge can corrode, and also rust can get between the bulge and the front of the tray - spot welds pull when the seam rusts, and you get dimples in the ...
by Editor
5th April 2019 - 11:48pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Stanford Hall club display, Sunday 5th May
Replies: 48
Views: 893

Re: Stanford Hall club display, Sunday 5th May

Sorry, Danny, not been looking at the forum for a while. I've PM'd you just now.
by Editor
5th April 2019 - 11:41pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 412LS Rust-free RHD in South Africa
Replies: 0
Views: 345

412LS Rust-free RHD in South Africa

All I know about this car is that it looks immaculate, sounds to be running well and is pale blue with brown upholstery. A guy called Ian Tasker asked for an opinion on it based on half a dozen photos. I don't know if the car is in the UK, on its way or still in South Africa. If you are interested i...
by Editor
10th February 2019 - 12:49pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: Type 3 in the Wirral - Free to collector!
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Re: Type 3 in the Wirral - Free to collector!

YES, I've taken down the post, as requested by the donor. Jason, let me know how you got on, and tell us what the rest of us missed, please!
by Editor
28th January 2019 - 12:53am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Necesito ayuda con mi fastback
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: Necesito ayuda con mi fastback

He may do better on vwtype3.org as they're at least on the same continent - well most of them, and there are probably more Spanish speakers.
by Editor
28th January 2019 - 12:30am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Type 3 Upper Axle Bearings - New
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Re: Type 3 Upper Axle Bearings - New

Well done, Mike. Peter has mine, so at least I know where I can get replacements if I need them.
by Editor
28th January 2019 - 12:24am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Solex 32 Gaskets
Replies: 21
Views: 695

Re: Solex 32 Gaskets

When we get the Type 3 & 4 Club shop set up, we can supply these through there.
by Editor
28th January 2019 - 12:09am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up
Replies: 110
Views: 5929

Re: 1971 Fastback KBY 217K winter 2016 tidy up

The Fuel sender overhaul is dealt with at http://home.clara.net/hallvw/fuelsend.htm . Another member had the same problem and fixed id somewhat similarly.
by Editor
27th January 2019 - 11:40pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Stanford Hall club display, Sunday 5th May
Replies: 48
Views: 893

Re: Stanford Hall club display, Sunday 5th May

Probably The Golf Variant(!). Thanks Danny.
by Editor
27th January 2019 - 11:37pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: PHOTO CALL FOR NEW CLASSIC CAR TV SHOW
Replies: 20
Views: 1666

Re: PHOTO CALL FOR NEW CLASSIC CAR TV SHOW

The one they had wasn't perfect, and they felt the car looked better for having a shallower bumper. I don't think it was worthwhile in cost, but why else do some owners replace with the early bumpers, if it's not for looks. At least we didn't get the ugly aluminium bumpers of the 1974 412 models (US...
by Editor
24th January 2019 - 12:56am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: 411/late Type 3 Brake Pads
Replies: 0
Views: 83

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...