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by jmarkha1
5th May 2018 - 5:23pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Tyre size for a fastback
Replies: 1
Views: 42

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: 281

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: 281

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: 148

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: 148

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: 278

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: 278

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: 281

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.
by jmarkha1
3rd March 2018 - 6:49pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Auxiliary Heater
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Auxiliary Heater

:thumbsup: thx for the eberspacher manual
by jmarkha1
3rd March 2018 - 4:33pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Auxiliary Heater
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Auxiliary Heater

eberspacher book - that sounds useful.
are you able to share a copy with me too?
I can PM my email address if ok
by jmarkha1
24th February 2018 - 9:02pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: project 72 fastty
Replies: 206
Views: 36647

Re: project 72 fastty

strange how a stretch to the front wings totally changes the proportions - in a GOOD way - nice fab skills there...
by jmarkha1
16th February 2018 - 3:09pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Headlining a Squareback
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Headlining a Squareback

looks nice - the pictures seem to have gone - maybe imageshack issues.
let me have your email address and I will forward straight to you -
by jmarkha1
15th February 2018 - 9:35am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Headlining a Squareback
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Headlining a Squareback

Will dig photos out and post here -
by jmarkha1
12th February 2018 - 11:27am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Headlining a Squareback
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Headlining a Squareback

Take all the rear side windows out and the windscreen Fit the headliner rods to the headliner and attach to roof centre the headliner so you have equal amounts of material at the sides and front to back. Car in a garage - leave a fan heater in car until the headliner material is warm to touch (flexi...
by jmarkha1
15th January 2018 - 6:30pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: sorted
Replies: 29
Views: 815

Re: Tow bar wanted 71 squareback

let me have your email and I will send pics - yes definitely fits - the bumper did as well
by jmarkha1
15th January 2018 - 6:02pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: sorted
Replies: 29
Views: 815

Re: Tow bar wanted 71 squareback

i found mine on here a few years ago - it was a US stly bar with removable ball which suited the squareback well - imo
by jmarkha1
15th January 2018 - 5:43pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: sorted
Replies: 29
Views: 815

Re: Tow bar wanted 71 squareback

wort looking out for one for a type4 - thats what I found - exactly the same dimensions (same bumper)
by jmarkha1
12th January 2018 - 9:49pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: project 72 fastty
Replies: 206
Views: 36647

Re: project 72 fastty

proper skills there - liking the welds - subscribed :thumbsup:
by jmarkha1
10th December 2017 - 1:38pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: News from the Elderly Gentlemans Family
Replies: 4
Views: 398

Re: News from the Elderly Gentlemans Family

RIP Derek - have seen the many lists of parts that you compiled Peter.
He has helped many vw enthusiasts keep their cars running and complete projects

regards to his family and hope the service goes as well as possible on 20th
by jmarkha1
27th September 2017 - 8:47am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Full flow oil system
Replies: 9
Views: 762

Re: Full flow oil system

Yes - the pump is available at most aftermarket vw shops online - some even sell them with the tapped and plugged outlet which avoids you having to drill, tap and plug the case. a few pictures - hopefully this will give you an idea of whats involved - most of it was pretty straightforward - just nee...
by jmarkha1
26th September 2017 - 6:24pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Full flow oil system
Replies: 9
Views: 762

Re: Full flow oil system

I fitted a plugged shadek 26mm oil pump, a gene berg pump cover with outlet and a CSP oil gallery inlet fitting - plumbing takes some patience and some light clearancing on the engine hanger to clear the fittings but it is all plumbed up nicely via a filter with thermostat and then into a large oil ...
by jmarkha1
30th August 2017 - 8:45pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Is auto engine different?
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: Is auto engine different?

i have found a couple of good reference photos from my rebuild.
let me have an email address so I can send to you -
by jmarkha1
30th August 2017 - 6:28am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Is auto engine different?
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: Is auto engine different?

i will check my photos from when I rebuilt the motor and see if I have anything useful
by jmarkha1
29th August 2017 - 10:30am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Is auto engine different?
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: Is auto engine different?

The auto case has a different casting at lower flex plate end to allow spanner access to the flex plate bolts. Standard case 'could' be modified - carefully - particularly if its magnesium -
by jmarkha1
11th August 2017 - 5:59pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Auto box failure
Replies: 9
Views: 593

Re: Auto box failure

nice one Stuart - nice to not have to worry about that again for a long time - bet it drives so nice now - auto type 3s are as good as it gets for relaxed driving...