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by miketyp3
1st December 2017 - 6:32pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Sunday Scramble, Bicester 7th Jan 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 125

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: 14
Views: 199

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: 14
Views: 199

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: 14
Views: 199

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: 150

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: 141

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: 342

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: 180

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: 102

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: 98

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: 150

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: 295

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: 209

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: 209

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
20th September 2017 - 6:38am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Solex carb top
Replies: 18
Views: 447

Re: Solex carb top

Glad we got there in the end, sorry it took so long.
Cheers,
by miketyp3
13th September 2017 - 10:13pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Solex carb top
Replies: 18
Views: 447

Re: Solex carb top

I'm still at work, I'll go in the morning if that's OK.
by miketyp3
13th September 2017 - 5:13pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Solex carb top
Replies: 18
Views: 447

Re: Solex carb top

Sorry Graham, I've had a stressful few weeks, and I forgot.
I'll go up there specially tonight and if I can't find one I'll pull one off a carb.

Mike
by miketyp3
13th September 2017 - 5:01pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 1972 Squareback Door Hinge Pins
Replies: 2
Views: 141

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: 1
Views: 274

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: 249

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
28th August 2017 - 8:47am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Solex carb top
Replies: 18
Views: 447

Re: Solex carb top

Hi Graham,

Apologies Graham, I thought that was what I sent.
I'll have a look, had a bit of a manic w/e and working today, but I need to sort a few bits out for LeeC later so will try and round up this at the same time.
Mike
by miketyp3
23rd August 2017 - 1:33pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Door hinge welded bracket bent
Replies: 7
Views: 249

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
23rd August 2017 - 8:20am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Rear tail light assemblies
Replies: 8
Views: 310

Re: Rear tail light assemblies

I need to sort them out Lee.
I have various bases, ranging from rough to very good.
Its just the lenses I need to go through.
PM me your email and I will send you pictures of what I have.

Cheers
by miketyp3
22nd August 2017 - 8:25am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Rear tail light assemblies
Replies: 8
Views: 310

Re: Rear tail light assemblies

I'm pretty sure I have some Lee.