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by Stuart Sepple
11th August 2017 - 5:15pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Auto box failure
Replies: 9
Views: 936

Re: Auto box failure

Hi Mark (and anyone else interested). As a follow up to my Auto box failure post. The car went to a company called Dartford Transmissions (recommended to me by a couple of sources). When they took the box apart they found the Direct/Reverse wrecked. They replaced this and also the other clutch and t...
by Stuart Sepple
22nd June 2017 - 3:08pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Auto box failure
Replies: 9
Views: 936

Re: Auto box failure

Hi thanks for your suggestions. Looking like it could be the Reverse and Direct Clutch (or related part) has failed :crybaby: :( As it involves dismantling the box just need to track down a trustworthy Auto Box re builder and find parts! (And money!) Hi Mark Poulton - good to see you are still on th...
by Stuart Sepple
12th June 2017 - 5:06pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Auto box failure
Replies: 9
Views: 936

Auto box failure

Need some advice re: my 1973 Type 3 Automatic Squareback. Took it for its MOT last week, it passed with flying colours, but when I collected Garage informed me the reverse gear had stopped working. They claimed it was nothing they has done just a "coincidence". The box has been trouble free for year...
by Stuart Sepple
23rd March 2015 - 3:55pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Whats the latest on Historic Vehicle Exemption?
Replies: 2
Views: 678

Whats the latest on Historic Vehicle Exemption?

We have a Type 3 and Beetle both 1973. Should we get automatic exemption when the tax becomes due or do you have to apply for it. Is it based on Manufacture date or date first registered? Looked on the online site and they both seem still to be eligible for tax.

Thanks

Stuart
by Stuart Sepple
3rd July 2014 - 2:18pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Window Rubbers advice
Replies: 12
Views: 1678

Re: Window Rubbers advice

The USA stopped Twin Carb Type 3's a lot earlier than Europe
by Stuart Sepple
2nd July 2014 - 2:32pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Window Rubbers advice
Replies: 12
Views: 1678

Re: Window Rubbers advice

thanks :D
by Stuart Sepple
24th June 2014 - 12:35pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Window Rubbers advice
Replies: 12
Views: 1678

Re: Window Rubbers advice

Cant get hold of Simon Kelly at the moment, he hasn't replied to my Ebay email. The other option seems to be Custom & Commercial, anyone any opinions on the quality of their rubbers?
by Stuart Sepple
23rd June 2014 - 5:52pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Window Rubbers advice
Replies: 12
Views: 1678

Re: Window Rubbers advice

Simon Kelly not currently selling window or door rubbers on his Ebay shop. Have emailed him but no reply as yet.

Anyone tried the Type 3 Window rubbers Custom and Commercial are currently selling?
by Stuart Sepple
20th June 2014 - 5:16pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Window Rubbers advice
Replies: 12
Views: 1678

Re: Window Rubbers advice

OK good start :)
by Stuart Sepple
20th June 2014 - 3:26pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Window Rubbers advice
Replies: 12
Views: 1678

Window Rubbers advice

The Window Rubbers on my 73 Variant are shot and will need replacing very soon. Any comments on the best quality (re fit and longevity) around at the moment> I want to retain the chrome strips so not Cal Look rubbers.

Stuart
by Stuart Sepple
14th August 2013 - 4:34pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Beachbuggin 11th August
Replies: 19
Views: 2465

Re: Beachbuggin 11th August

I Second that re: Ian. Nice to meet fellow owners, if only briefly due to family commitments :D
by Stuart Sepple
9th August 2013 - 6:27pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Beachbuggin 11th August
Replies: 19
Views: 2465

Re: Beachbuggin 11th August

Hi, know this is a bit late in the day, but wondered if there was any spare spaces on the club stand? My daughter is at uni in Portsmouth and has moved to a house 3 minutes drive from Southsea common! Taking some stuff down to her tomorrow and can stay over till Sunday and go to the show. Will be dr...
by Stuart Sepple
1st July 2013 - 11:35am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Taking out interior
Replies: 3
Views: 464

Re: Taking out interior

Removed it Saturday with no problem thanks. Handle on the back seat backrest I know about, broke original a few years back! But fortunately found a NOS replacement in the states very cheaply. Found a lot of rust around rear seat belt mounts! Usual for these cars but took my eye of the ball for a whi...
by Stuart Sepple
28th June 2013 - 2:27pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Taking out interior
Replies: 3
Views: 464

Taking out interior

Removing rear interior of my late model Squareback ready for wielder next week, including back seat. Any tips/ things to watch out for. Looks reasonably easy?

Stuart
by Stuart Sepple
4th June 2013 - 11:20am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Welding
Replies: 4
Views: 717

Re: Welding

Hi think Jays have gone. He was good but when his son took over not so sure. Had a little problem with son once over job on our Beetle and never went back. Know what you mean about a little becoming a lot if done properly! Not in a position to move into a resto yet but want someone who at least will...
by Stuart Sepple
3rd June 2013 - 4:56pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Welding
Replies: 4
Views: 717

Welding

Variant just failed MOT and needs some Welding, not massive amount but want to find a guy or garage to do the work that's trustworthy and understands old VWs and working on a classic rather than the "bang on a patch to get it through the next MOT" approach. Really need to be someone in SE London are...
by Stuart Sepple
3rd June 2013 - 4:49pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Type 3 Variant Car Cover Recomendation
Replies: 15
Views: 2822

Re: Type 3 Variant Car Cover Recomendation

Doesn't sound promising. Get quite a lot of wind through gap between houses on our driveway
by Stuart Sepple
31st May 2013 - 12:11pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Torsion Bar Cap
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Torsion Bar Cap

Hi, does anyone know if the torsion bar caps on 1973 Type 3 Automatic are easy to get? Are they the same as manual cars and/or same as Beetle? Need to replace mine as failed MOT due to corrosion :( This is the bit I mean This one is not from my car its just to show roughly the part I mean!! Think mi...
by Stuart Sepple
29th May 2013 - 4:47pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Type 3 Variant Car Cover Recomendation
Replies: 15
Views: 2822

Type 3 Variant Car Cover Recomendation

HI,

can anyone recommend a good outdoor Cover for a Variant (squareback)?

thanks
by Stuart Sepple
13th May 2013 - 10:18am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Key Stuck in Ignition!
Replies: 5
Views: 629

Re: Key Stuck in Ignition!

Hi,
at weekend put some graphite into lock got some Molegrips on the key and twisted hard, with a crunch key came out and the lock freed itself! Tried all my keys for the car and the lock and ignition seem to be working fine. Hoping it will last but so far so good :thumbsup:
by Stuart Sepple
9th May 2013 - 1:03pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Key Stuck in Ignition!
Replies: 5
Views: 629

Key Stuck in Ignition!

Drove home late last night switched off the ignition and key stuck fast! When I turn key it turns to first position (ignition on) but wont turn to second to fire up engine. Can turn ignition off but key wont come out! Any suggestions anyone? Car is a 1973 Type 3 Variant (squareback) but think the st...
by Stuart Sepple
29th October 2012 - 2:42pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Late Type 3 Caliper Mounting Bolt Locking Plates
Replies: 6
Views: 768

Re: Late Type 3 Caliper Mounting Bolt Locking Plates

thanks for the info Steve
by Stuart Sepple
24th October 2012 - 5:15pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Late Type 3 Caliper Mounting Bolt Locking Plates
Replies: 6
Views: 768

Late Type 3 Caliper Mounting Bolt Locking Plates

Getting my Brake Calliper rebuilt but have been informed they probably cant replace the Caliper Mounting Bolt Locking Plate. This is the moulded piece of tinware that fits around Calliper that the bolts go through that has ends that bend over once bolts are tightened. The original tabs are not reusa...
by Stuart Sepple
1st October 2012 - 2:21pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Replacement Master Cylinder for 1973 Variant Auto
Replies: 10
Views: 1324

Re: Replacement Master Cylinder for 1973 Variant Auto

turned out not to be the Master cylinder in the end. The piston on Brake calliper had Seized. Was dragging on brake and prob. caused the brake fluid to boil. Need to get a replacement late Caliper now...
by Stuart Sepple
23rd August 2012 - 11:37am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Replacement Master Cylinder for 1973 Variant Auto
Replies: 10
Views: 1324

Re: Replacement Master Cylinder for 1973 Variant Auto

Brakes failed on the M1 going to Shropshire :( Was working perfectly then suddenly went. At low speed there is some braking but not a lot. Assuming its the master cylinder, although no leakage. As its dual I guess that one section has failed and the minimal breaking I am getting is from the secondar...