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by miketyp3
20th June 2018 - 9:46am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Brake pedal push rod
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: Brake pedal push rod

PM sent
by miketyp3
18th June 2018 - 12:19pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Brake pedal push rod
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: Brake pedal push rod

I think so, but need to check.
Don't hang back if you get another offer.
by miketyp3
12th June 2018 - 7:47am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: RHD Accelerator pedal
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: RHD Accelerator pedal

Its the same as RHD beetle if it helps.
by miketyp3
8th June 2018 - 7:50am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: VW Ed
Replies: 2
Views: 133

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: 208

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: 704

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: 704

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: 34
Views: 2667

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: 3
Views: 371

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: 756

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: 1028

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: 1028

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: 1028

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: 616

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: 397

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: 890

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: 458

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: 403

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: 626

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: 566

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: 566

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: 258

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: 640

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: 472

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 ...