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by Editor
19th November 2018 - 1:28pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Diagnostic Plug
Replies: 13
Views: 147

Re: Diagnostic Plug

I took my old Beetle into the dealership for a diagnosis around the time they had the diagnosis system. Obviously they couldn't do the whole job, and reported faults that weren't there (like front toe-in being zero, which was correct for radials). Sadly they did not report the rear linings being dow...
by Editor
8th November 2018 - 9:44pm
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: FASTBACK FOR SALE - see Events Diary for info
Replies: 0
Views: 157

FASTBACK FOR SALE - see Events Diary for info

This Fastback will be displayed for a photo-shoot at the ACE CAFE, LONDON, on 20th November. It is a mildly customised 1971, resprayed Birch Green and the subject of a restoration through Discovery Channel's "Salvage Dealers - Classic Cars" programme. More information and contact details are in the ...
by Editor
8th November 2018 - 9:33pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: PHOTO CALL FOR NEW CLASSIC CAR TV SHOW
Replies: 11
Views: 523

Re: PHOTO CALL FOR NEW CLASSIC CAR TV SHOW

VENUE PREFERRED IS ACE CAFE 20th NOVEMBER Hi Danny and Dave, I have had an e-mail back from Discovery / Quest (Commissioning Channel), they have heard about an air cooled event at the Ace Café on the evening of the 20th they are keen for us to use. This may work for some of those who have shown an ...
by Editor
7th November 2018 - 1:48am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: First 68 fastback
Replies: 6
Views: 77

Re: First 68 fastback

You can find paint codes at http://home.clara.net/hallvw/vwpaint.htm along with reasonable representation of the colours. Peru green is a likely one; deep sea green is much less common.
by Editor
7th November 2018 - 1:43am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Timing issues?
Replies: 5
Views: 94

Re: Timing issues?

Check the distributor cam is not scored; use some grease or Vaseline on the cam (or better still, the special cam grease that was often supplied with Bosch points). If the points have a white plastic heel, look for some with a brown or black heel material. If the screw is not tightening, you may nee...
by Editor
7th November 2018 - 1:19am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: PHOTO CALL FOR NEW CLASSIC CAR TV SHOW
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: PHOTO CALL FOR NEW CLASSIC CAR TV SHOW

See item in Events Forum.
by Editor
7th November 2018 - 1:09am
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: PHOTO CALL FOR NEW CLASSIC CAR TV SHOW
Replies: 11
Views: 523

Re: PHOTO CALL FOR NEW CLASSIC CAR TV SHOW

Can you liaise with Will to get it happening, please Danny?
by Editor
5th November 2018 - 2:10am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: PHOTO CALL FOR NEW CLASSIC CAR TV SHOW
Replies: 1
Views: 46

PHOTO CALL FOR NEW CLASSIC CAR TV SHOW

Post by Editor » 05 Nov 2018 01:08 am Hi All, There's a new Classic Car TV programme being made featuring a Type 3 Fastback which has been worked over and mildly customised. If you can help with a venue or tidy Type 3 to help with the reveal, that would be great. This is what Will says:- " I work fo...
by Editor
5th November 2018 - 2:08am
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: PHOTO CALL FOR NEW CLASSIC CAR TV SHOW
Replies: 11
Views: 523

PHOTO CALL FOR NEW CLASSIC CAR TV SHOW

Hi All, There's a new Classic Car TV programme being made featuring a Type 3 Fastback which has been worked over and mildly customised. If you can help with a venue or tidy Type 3 to help with the reveal, that would be great. This is what Will says:- " I work for a Television company and we make a s...
by Editor
15th October 2018 - 2:07am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Type 3 Driver / passenger front Window Glass
Replies: 5
Views: 93

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: 66624

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: 81

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: 9
Views: 136

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: 184

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: 68

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: 66

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: 184

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: 767

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: 184

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: 208

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: 129

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: 97

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: 169
Views: 8604

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: 175

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: 129

Re: 411 1972 Wiper motor

Type 4 Parts book shows 4 separate connectors (normal 6.4mm? female).