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by miketyp3
21st February 2019 - 3:13pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fastback boot lock
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Re: Fastback boot lock

If its just stretch / slip in the cable you can adjust it on the back of the latch mounted to the rear panel and if I remember there is a hole in the latch for the purpose. Because the latch actually opens when the cable brakes, it controls the latch in its open and closed positions. To adjust hold ...
by miketyp3
29th January 2019 - 7:11pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Type 3 Upper Axle Bearings - New
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: Type 3 Upper Axle Bearings - New

The late ones all have cracks... even NOS.
Its because the steel part expands at a different rate to the other material, which is brittle.
These will be totally different in that respect.
by miketyp3
29th January 2019 - 12:12pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Type 3 Upper Axle Bearings - New
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: Type 3 Upper Axle Bearings - New

I sold the first batch, but having more done. I should have them next weekend.
I'm working on replacement thrust rings next as they are becoming difficult to find too.
by miketyp3
15th January 2019 - 10:03am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: What does this Lever do?
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: What does this Lever do?

Yes, there's a plastic nut. I can't find a picture, but its shaped for hand tightening.
Its a regular thread so a hex nut with a washer under will do the job.
by miketyp3
9th January 2019 - 11:23am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Type 3 Upper Axle Bearings - New
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Type 3 Upper Axle Bearings - New

I have these available now.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/guQnMtwemMf7WVV29
44.0 x 35.0 x 20.0 as originals
£60 per pair + postage
by miketyp3
18th December 2018 - 5:09pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: Another newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: Another newbie

Welcome Craig, well done!
by miketyp3
27th June 2018 - 4:55pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Ignition problem
Replies: 9
Views: 183

Re: Ignition problem

937carrera wrote:
27th June 2018 - 11:04am
Well that is a surprise............ I suppose now I'll have to admit doing the same thing, flat battery but coil still absolutely fine. Figure that out, I can't.
Points open / points closed?
by miketyp3
8th June 2018 - 7:50am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: VW Ed
Replies: 6
Views: 517

Re: VW Ed

Sad news, sorry to hear it Peter.
by miketyp3
19th February 2018 - 2:31pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Rear Subframe Diff
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: Rear Subframe Diff

There shouldn't be any difference. It seems a lot by todays standards, but I imagine 5 - 10mm could be build tolerance. I have used the same IRS subframe from a late Auto Squareback on 2x 64 Swing Axle Notchbacks while they've been restored. As far as I remember its fitted straight on both - its a f...
by miketyp3
14th December 2017 - 3:50pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Squareback car cover?
Replies: 3
Views: 455

Re: Squareback car cover?

We discussed it a while ago, I don't know how relevant it is now.
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=8355&p=51139&hilit=car+cover#p51139

I still have my Halfords cover, although I only use it indoors.
by miketyp3
1st December 2017 - 6:32pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Sunday Scramble, Bicester 7th Jan 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 913

Re: Sunday Scramble, Bicester

You can register the club, but everyone will still need to make their own bookings and pay separately. You just select the club on the online registration form, but it only really works if there's a good number of you (can't remember how many but its certainly more than 10), as otherwise they won't ...
by miketyp3
30th November 2017 - 9:30am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Coil resistances?
Replies: 22
Views: 1215

Re: Coil resistances?

I don't know either... I think for the sake of a fiver or whatever they are, if there's any doubt I'd go and buy a new one. http://www.vwtype3and4club.org.uk/_docs/type3and4/partswap.htm Its probably worth treating it to a new cap, rotor arm and points at the same time. There's really no point looki...
by miketyp3
29th November 2017 - 10:44am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Coil resistances?
Replies: 22
Views: 1215

Re: Coil resistances?

It wouldn't directly, but it would cause the heavy pitting of the points and distributor contacts that you are seeing, which in turn wouldn't help with slow running - possibly having the effect of advancing and retarding the ignition. On its own the hunting does sound like an air leak somewhere, whi...
by miketyp3
28th November 2017 - 9:05am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Coil resistances?
Replies: 22
Views: 1215

Re: Coil resistances?

To me it sounds like the condenser may be on its way out.
by miketyp3
21st November 2017 - 8:52am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Rear light terminal camp identification
Replies: 6
Views: 900

Re: Rear light terminal camp identification

https://www.customandcommercial.com/vw-type_3/type_3_lights--and--lenses/type_3_rear_lights/nos_genuine_vw_tail_light_rubber_cap_with_flat_terminal_slot_70-73_13682/ https://www.customandcommercial.com/vw-type_3/type_3_lights--and--lenses/type_3_rear_lights/nos_genuine_vw_tail_light_rubber_cap_70-7...
by miketyp3
16th November 2017 - 7:52pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Brake switch
Replies: 7
Views: 460

Re: Brake switch

As far as I know the brake warning lights were only fitted to US spec cars where they were mandatory.
If it is fitted its on the dash, below and between the speedometer and the clock.

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by miketyp3
13th November 2017 - 12:34pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Help!! Oil cooler is leaking
Replies: 20
Views: 1169

Re: Help!! Oil cooler is leaking

I realise the water of advice is already well clouded, but...
Its a late case and a late cooler so use the original fatter type seals withOUT spacers between the cooler and case.
It looks from the picture like they have been fitted.
by miketyp3
6th November 2017 - 2:44pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: New member
Replies: 3
Views: 689

Re: New member

Welcome aboard Rob!
All the best with your project, we look forward to seeing progress as it happens.
If you do come into difficulty there is plenty of experience around here, but you may have to wait a few days for a reply.

Cheers,

Mike
by miketyp3
20th October 2017 - 8:27am
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Slough swapmeet November 5th
Replies: 2
Views: 500

Re: Slough swapmeet November 5th

Me too!
by miketyp3
3rd October 2017 - 3:27pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Lower trailing arm parts
Replies: 12
Views: 741

Re: Lower trailing arm parts

The seal is a Type 1 part you ordered, but the inner bush is Type 3 - 311 401 335A. The tool I've seen for the job is a slide hammer with a long enough shaft and a thick oval washer with the centre slotted along the major axis. The idea is the washer passes through the bush by tilting it then as its...
by miketyp3
3rd October 2017 - 10:19am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Rear riding low
Replies: 8
Views: 659

Re: Rear riding low

Yes, unless its an automatic.
by miketyp3
3rd October 2017 - 8:35am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Rear riding low
Replies: 8
Views: 659

Re: Rear riding low

Its fairly common I'm afraid and more so on swing axle cars for some reason. The torsion bars sag over time and need resetting, or do what most do and lower the front to level the car up. If you choose to reset the rear this article takes you through the job. http://www.vw-resource.com/rearaxle.html...
by miketyp3
13th September 2017 - 5:01pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1972 Squareback Door Hinge Pins
Replies: 2
Views: 291

Re: 1972 Squareback Door Hinge Pins

I have a few NOS outer parts (the inners are part of the door) somewhere, but I need to find them - not sure when I'll get chance. Check there is room for the pins to come out top down / bottom up as that would be easier if you plan to punch them out. If you do, make sure the door is well supported,...
by miketyp3
29th August 2017 - 1:52pm
Forum: Type 3 Gallery
Topic: My Fastback 68 Aus
Replies: 2
Views: 804

Re: My Fastback 68 Aus

Very nice!
And unusual for us to see a Fastback on wide 5 stud wheels.