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by jmarkha1
18th August 2018 - 3:46pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: More power from an FI type3
Replies: 3
Views: 35

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: 3
Views: 35

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: 108

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: 108

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: 175

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: 25802

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: 216
Views: 38631

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: 101

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: 500

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: 500

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: 254

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: 254

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: 407

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: 407

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: 500

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: 273

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: 273

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: 216
Views: 38631

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: 324

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: 324

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: 324

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
12th January 2018 - 9:49pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: project 72 fastty
Replies: 216
Views: 38631

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: 463

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: 836

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: 836

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 ...