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by miketyp3
19th February 2018 - 2:31pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Rear Subframe Diff
Replies: 2
Views: 32

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
29th January 2018 - 7:45pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: 1963 square back
Replies: 17
Views: 388

Re: 1963 square back

If the spindles have threads for nuts then its a later one.
Use a 6v bulb wired in series with the original wiper motor to convert it to work on 12v.
by miketyp3
29th January 2018 - 6:08pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: 1963 square back
Replies: 17
Views: 388

Re: 1963 square back

Bare in mind post 70 wiper motors don't fit earlier cars as they sweep the other way (if you look at pics of early and late cars you will see what I mean).
by miketyp3
19th December 2017 - 11:18am
Forum: Cars for sale
Topic: 1971 Fastback Iberia Red
Replies: 32
Views: 1518

Re: 1971 Fastback Iberia Red

...and now on ebay for £8250... :roll:
by miketyp3
14th December 2017 - 3:50pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Squareback car cover?
Replies: 2
Views: 143

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: 367

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: 566

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: 566

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: 566

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: 314

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: 241

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: 558

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
11th November 2017 - 2:16pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Oil filler gland nut required.
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: Oil filler gland nut required.

Do you mean the breather tower?
by miketyp3
6th November 2017 - 2:44pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: New member
Replies: 1
Views: 151

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
27th October 2017 - 11:31am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Early rear bumper brackets
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: Early rear bumper brackets

I think I have a spare NOS set and possibly a few good used. I'll try and sort them out over the weekend.

Cheers
by miketyp3
20th October 2017 - 8:27am
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Slough swapmeet November 5th
Replies: 2
Views: 222

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: 435

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: 315

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: 315

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: 189

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: 450

Re: My Fastback 68 Aus

Very nice!
And unusual for us to see a Fastback on wide 5 stud wheels.
by miketyp3
28th August 2017 - 8:59am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Door hinge welded bracket bent
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: Door hinge welded bracket bent

Like Dave said, They were pretty brutal putting them together. If its not much then you may even be better leaving the door attached. It sounds like it may have been caused dropping it off the jack with the door open and it catching something. The easiest fix would be to apply the opposite force to ...
by miketyp3
23rd August 2017 - 1:33pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Door hinge welded bracket bent
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: Door hinge welded bracket bent

If its just the bracket then it should bend back as long as there is not too much damage to the base of the A post. The 2 brackets should be parallel, so quite easy to determine where it should be. The adjustment on the nut plate should help align the door if you are left with any lateral error afte...
by miketyp3
18th August 2017 - 7:09pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 66 Fastback....
Replies: 44
Views: 9775

Re: 66 Fastback....

Really!
My workshop is in Brixworth!!
Call me if you're passing through.

Market Harborough?