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by Adrian
2nd September 2017 - 3:48pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: My 1967 Australian Squareback...
Replies: 33
Views: 2733

Re: My 1967 Australian Squareback...

Well done on a well deserved award at VW Action today - car looked fantastic pal
by Adrian
17th March 2017 - 8:46pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: My 1967 Australian Squareback...
Replies: 33
Views: 2733

Re: My 1967 Australian Squareback...

BTW, I did have my own personal reg on it for a time, as shown in one of the pictures
by Adrian
17th March 2017 - 8:30pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: My 1967 Australian Squareback...
Replies: 33
Views: 2733

Re: My 1967 Australian Squareback...

Ok, when I bought the car, it was obviously still wearing its Australian number plates. The guy I bought the car from, who actually imported it direct from Australia, drove the car up the M6 motorway from down south, cant remember exactly where but it drove along without any issues. On first appeara...
by Adrian
15th March 2017 - 11:09pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: My 1967 Australian Squareback...
Replies: 33
Views: 2733

Re: My 1967 Australian Squareback...

http://www.volkszone.com/VZi/showthread.php?t=296971
That's a link to a bit if a resto thread I did on it.
by Adrian
15th March 2017 - 10:14pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: My 1967 Australian Squareback...
Replies: 33
Views: 2733

Re: My 1967 Australian Squareback...

This is my old squareback. I was the first uk owner and registered it at Preston DVLA office. When i purchased it, it was in pretty good condition but still had areas needing work. As a result, i decided to completely strip it down. It required welding to the rear inner wings, usual areas on a Type ...
by Adrian
20th June 2011 - 4:44pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: Lowering springs??????
Replies: 3
Views: 906

Re: Lowering springs??????

shawn71 wrote:No is the simple answer. BMW E30 springs are the ones to go for (the old BMW 316 or 320) would be a better bet.
Are these the ones i need to lower the front a little????
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/bmw-e30-springs-t ... 2311beb04e
by Adrian
19th June 2011 - 10:11pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: Lowering springs??????
Replies: 3
Views: 906

Lowering springs??????

Does anyone know if the front springs on a 412 are the same as those on a 1302/1303, are the springs interchangeable as i want to lower the font end a little and know where i can get some shorter 02/03 springs?
by Adrian
18th June 2011 - 2:48pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: WHEEL WOBBLE VW TYPE 4 412 LE VARIANT
Replies: 16
Views: 2015

Re: WHEEL WOBBLE VW TYPE 4 412 LE VARIANT

shawn71 wrote:I know some of the aftermarket may look as cool **** but there is no replacement for stock steel for a great drive in a Type 4.

Glad you got it sorted
Cheers mate, hopefully get to some shows over the summer now, cant wait!!!!!
by Adrian
18th June 2011 - 2:30pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: WHEEL WOBBLE VW TYPE 4 412 LE VARIANT
Replies: 16
Views: 2015

Re: WHEEL WOBBLE VW TYPE 4 412 LE VARIANT

Thanks for all the help and comments guys, after checking all bushes, joints etc this past weekend i am convinced the wheels are the main factor in the wheel wobble. I'm going to the local aircooled garage this week/weekend and hopefully borrowing a couple of steel wheels to put on the front just t...
by Adrian
18th June 2011 - 2:27pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: WHEEL WOBBLE VW TYPE 4 412 LE VARIANT
Replies: 16
Views: 2015

Re: WHEEL WOBBLE VW TYPE 4 412 LE VARIANT

I've just got back from the garage, have now fitted steel wheels with new tyres, and................................ YES the wheel wobble has gone, its now driving like a new car, absolutely over the moon.
by Adrian
14th June 2011 - 7:39am
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: WHEEL WOBBLE VW TYPE 4 412 LE VARIANT
Replies: 16
Views: 2015

Re: WHEEL WOBBLE VW TYPE 4 412 LE VARIANT

Thanks for all the help and comments guys, after checking all bushes, joints etc this past weekend i am convinced the wheels are the main factor in the wheel wobble. I'm going to the local aircooled garage this week/weekend and hopefully borrowing a couple of steel wheels to put on the front just to...
by Adrian
13th June 2011 - 7:08am
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: WHEEL WOBBLE VW TYPE 4 412 LE VARIANT
Replies: 16
Views: 2015

WHEEL WOBBLE VW TYPE 4 412 LE VARIANT

Anyone able to shed any light on the following; been trying all weekend to sort the wheel wobble out, have checked absolutely everything on the front end and everything appears to be in good order yet the wobble is still there and is fairly severe. I'm now thinking its the wheels, please correct me ...
by Adrian
1st June 2011 - 7:50am
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: MY NEW 412LE PROBLEMS
Replies: 7
Views: 3457

Re: MY NEW 412LE PROBLEMS

That's disappointing, but if it ran well when it was running well (!), it's probably nothing too major. Most likely something electrical (and there's quite a bit of that in FI) is a bit loose. OK, a couple of likely problems that fit the symptoms. The injector plugs (I assume it's FI) can get loose...
by Adrian
31st May 2011 - 10:15pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: MY NEW 412LE PROBLEMS
Replies: 7
Views: 3457

MY NEW 412LE PROBLEMS

As some of you may be aware, just purchased this 412le variant and love it. Only took delivery last night so after work tonight i thought i'd take her for her first spin out around the local countryside, really wish i never bothered. Firstly, she started great tonight and ideled great. Drove about h...
by Adrian
22nd May 2011 - 2:30pm
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: Towing weights???
Replies: 2
Views: 606

Re: Towing weights???

shawn71 wrote:A trailer with brakes is 900kg and unbraked is 500kg.

And my 412 easily tows our folding caravan from East Sussex to Devon every year full of all the clutter you need for a week or so with a dog and kids :)
Cheers, appreciate that
by Adrian
22nd May 2011 - 8:13am
Forum: Type 4 Corner
Topic: Towing weights???
Replies: 2
Views: 606

Towing weights???

Does anyone know what weight a 1972 412le variant and legally tow in the form of a trailer tent?
by Adrian
4th July 2009 - 3:06pm
Forum: Type 3 Gallery
Topic: MY NEW AUTOMATIC NOTCH
Replies: 1
Views: 1176

MY NEW AUTOMATIC NOTCH

Been after one of these for ages and finally managed to get my hands on this one last weekend. Drives, steers and stops as new, fantastic condition for its age http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a4/wil7496/24042009329.jpg Now just added a few extras: http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a4/wil7496/100_017...
by Adrian
20th November 2008 - 5:52pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Auto box not selecting?????
Replies: 2
Views: 584

Auto box not selecting?????

Was considering buying an automatic '72 Type 3. The vendor has just contacted me to advise thats he's took the car for a drive this morning and its refusing to select third gear. He's built the speed up to 50mph and above but still not selecting third, any ideas? Is it likely to be expensive?
by Adrian
7th November 2008 - 11:08pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 67 squareblack
Replies: 24
Views: 6553

Just a quick question Nidge. My squareback is due to arrive in about a month from Australia. Was it a hassle to get yours registered? As far as I can see I need to get an MOT and fill some forms for the DVLA. Is that about it? Registering your Square is easy mate. I would advise that you get the ap...
by Adrian
15th October 2008 - 8:38pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: SQUAREBACK INSPECTION REQUIRED
Replies: 0
Views: 541

SQUAREBACK INSPECTION REQUIRED

DOES ANYONE LIVE IN THE Woodhall Spa AREA AND WOULD BE WILLING TO LOOK OVER AN '70 AUTOMATIC SQUAREBACK FOR ME AND GIVE THEIR HONEST OPINION. ITS A LITTLE OVER 400 MILE ROUND TRIP FOR ME SO A LONG WAY WITH A BROKEN KNEE AND LEG. PLEASE EMAIL ME AT
wil7496@vwtype3.wanadoo.co.uk
by Adrian
13th October 2008 - 3:50pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Automatic Type 3
Replies: 8
Views: 1227

Cheers guys, much appreciated
by Adrian
12th October 2008 - 10:28pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Automatic Type 3
Replies: 8
Views: 1227

Automatic Type 3

Considering buying an Automatic '70 Type 3. Anyone owned or driven one before? What are they like to drive? Apart from transmission are they the same as any other Type 3 with regard suspension etc. Thanks Adrian
by Adrian
23rd August 2008 - 9:35am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: My 1964 1500s Notch
Replies: 5
Views: 1959

My 1964 1500s Notch

Purchased this last night, its in damn good nick with just the odd bit of bodywork wanting a little attention. Absolutely love it!!!!!!!!!
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