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by jmarkha1
12th November 2018 - 5:05pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 238
Views: 15175

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

looking v good - all that colour sanding pays off -
by jmarkha1
4th November 2018 - 6:49pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: project 72 fastty
Replies: 235
Views: 39995

Re: project 72 fastty

top work - shaping up v nicely -
by jmarkha1
22nd October 2018 - 7:01pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: project 72 fastty
Replies: 235
Views: 39995

Re: project 72 fastty

superb work - going to look nice and full up with the charger on top :-)
by jmarkha1
15th October 2018 - 11:38am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Type 3 original decals
Replies: 16
Views: 183

Re: Type 3 original decals

Always surprises me when I see recommended tyre pressure at 17 PSI - every-time you have tyres fitted you usually get the " you sure mate - 17 is low"
by jmarkha1
29th September 2018 - 10:59pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: New radio in my car
Replies: 13
Views: 122

Re: New radio in my car

looks very happy in that dash.
I like the green temp switch - eberspacher?
by jmarkha1
29th September 2018 - 10:33pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 472
Views: 45899

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

proper job on that valance - bet you enjoyed a beer after getting that sorted
car is coming on great - looking at pics online makes it look easy...:-)
by jmarkha1
8th September 2018 - 11:50pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Twin Port Engine
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Twin Port Engine

Thanks Danny - probably too good for what Im looking for - probably get lynched putting that gem in a bug :-)
by jmarkha1
8th September 2018 - 7:38pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Twin Port Engine
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Twin Port Engine

Ideally Type 1 upright but also consider type 3
Need an engine to replace a hi performance one fitted to beetle.
Ok if it needs a rebuild but ideally a complete or semi complete 1300 , 1500 or 1600 motor
single port considered too - anyone have anything - thx
by jmarkha1
29th August 2018 - 8:40am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: More power from an FI type3
Replies: 6
Views: 95

Re: More power from an FI type3

Meant to say valve clearance and ignition timing :-)
by jmarkha1
26th August 2018 - 11:56am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: project 72 fastty
Replies: 235
Views: 39995

Re: project 72 fastty

skills :-)
by jmarkha1
18th August 2018 - 3:46pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: More power from an FI type3
Replies: 6
Views: 95

Re: More power from an FI type3

Maybe just spoilt it to some new plugs fresh oil, adjust the valve and ignition timing and stop those leaks.
Notchback with factory Fi is v cool - enjoy...
by jmarkha1
17th August 2018 - 9:19pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: More power from an FI type3
Replies: 6
Views: 95

Re: More power from an FI type3

TheSamba.com has a lot of info regarding tuning the FI engine. Changing the cam will ruin the FI timing - avoid. If youre looking for a mild improvement - rebuld the motor standard, fit a tuned exhaust and have the cylinder heads ported for better flow - that will make the car run well on the stock ...
by jmarkha1
10th August 2018 - 10:01pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Vw Type 3 Performance brakes
Replies: 15
Views: 170

Re: Vw Type 3 Performance brakes

maybe they were 4 piston -
by jmarkha1
10th August 2018 - 10:01pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Vw Type 3 Performance brakes
Replies: 15
Views: 170

Re: Vw Type 3 Performance brakes

TAROX made a nice 6 piston front caliper and disc set for 4 stud cars
by jmarkha1
13th July 2018 - 11:57pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: carbs whats the best
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: carbs whats the best

for standard 1600 - have your carbs reconditioned and you'll be happy.
for a tuned motor - go for dellorto 36mm carbs on short manifolds and small venturies to retain drivability.
avoid any remanufactured carbs like empi - they are nowhere as good as your stock solexes...
by jmarkha1
13th July 2018 - 4:42pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: orange fastback
Replies: 208
Views: 26256

Re: orange fastback

looks great - just a nice stance now rather than scrape...
by jmarkha1
20th May 2018 - 11:01pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: project 72 fastty
Replies: 235
Views: 39995

Re: project 72 fastty

love the concept of a blown torquey motor like with rear drive.
If you hide the engineering - this thing is going to be a proper sleeper...
by jmarkha1
5th May 2018 - 5:23pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Tyre size for a fastback
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: Tyre size for a fastback

depends on what offset the wheels are - I "think" cosmics are pretty good for type 3s - so maybe ET45 - if thats the case the 195s should sit well on the back with 155/15 up front if you lower the car a bit in the front
by jmarkha1
30th April 2018 - 10:23pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2.0ltr on twin 44's
Replies: 22
Views: 573

Re: 2.0ltr on twin 44's

dont remember them being 50.00 each! has been a few years though...
by jmarkha1
30th April 2018 - 10:16pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2.0ltr on twin 44's
Replies: 22
Views: 573

Re: 2.0ltr on twin 44's

worth trying ramflo filters - they are very low profile but provide lots of air compared to a pancake style.
If that doesn't work you could space the engine mounts from the subframe by a few mm to help
by jmarkha1
30th April 2018 - 10:14pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: steering wheel catching on indicator stalk
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Re: steering wheel catching on indicator stalk

i hear you.
it was a loaded question tbh - I have a complete steering column from my early 70 car that was fitted with a D ring wheel
If and when let me know and am sure we could figure something sensible if you wanted to go that route...
by jmarkha1
30th April 2018 - 3:42pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: steering wheel catching on indicator stalk
Replies: 10
Views: 291

Re: steering wheel catching on indicator stalk

considered changing the column to original?
by jmarkha1
30th April 2018 - 1:51pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 17
Views: 473

Re: Newbie

thanks Lee
all the pics must have disappeared with ImageShack
I will post some new ones.
Embarrassed to say the car is still wrapped up in a garage waiting for me to have space to finish it off - work commitments...
definitely will get finished and used at some point...
by jmarkha1
30th April 2018 - 11:20am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 17
Views: 473

Re: Newbie

looks to be nice and straight car - those mirrors were very popular in the 80s!
hopefully the original mounts will be behind ready for some originals
enjoy the project...
by jmarkha1
27th April 2018 - 8:41pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 2.0ltr on twin 44's
Replies: 22
Views: 573

Re: 2.0ltr on twin 44's

type 3 short manifolds and ramflos will fit under the deck and work well - plenty of clearance on mine.