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by purplepeter
17th November 2018 - 11:07pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: PHOTO CALL FOR NEW CLASSIC CAR TV SHOW
Replies: 9
Views: 240

Re: PHOTO CALL FOR NEW CLASSIC CAR TV SHOW

It'll take that long to sell at £11K !
by purplepeter
15th November 2018 - 6:05pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Glow plug erbespacher B2
Replies: 3
Views: 21

Re: Glow plug erbespacher B2

Mick Tattersall has a NOS one- Find Him on facebook & tell Him there was one Derek Frow's collection
by purplepeter
12th November 2018 - 12:12pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Diagnostic Plug
Replies: 12
Views: 101

Re: Diagnostic Plug

I think I've only ever seen 1 for sale, about 10 years ago (around £75)
There's a bit of explanation here http://www.nls.net/mp/volks/htm/plug.htm
But I have it in mind that somewhere I might have a fuller explanation
by purplepeter
21st October 2018 - 10:02pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fuel Breather Pipe issue
Replies: 14
Views: 135

Re: Fuel Breather Pipe issue

by purplepeter
21st October 2018 - 9:59pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fuel Breather Pipe issue
Replies: 14
Views: 135

Re: Fuel Breather Pipe issue

The blanked off bit is the remains of the J shaped pipe that attaches to the filler neck https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-Type-3-Fuel-Tank-Balance-pipe-68-73-fastback-squareback-notchback-311201179B-/201394008115?hash=item2ee404b033 Once inside the boot it connects to a reducing Tee, the big side of wh...
by purplepeter
19th October 2018 - 7:20pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Type 3.
Replies: 32
Views: 456

Re: 1971 Type 3.

The lack of choke might though!
by purplepeter
19th October 2018 - 4:48pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: thermostat flap spring
Replies: 3
Views: 38

Re: thermostat flap spring

The spring is your failsafe Clare, it's vital!
Think in terms of the thermostat closing the flaps
by purplepeter
17th October 2018 - 8:46am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Type 3.
Replies: 32
Views: 456

Re: 1971 Type 3.

The warm air intake pipe I found for Chino was item 2 here; http://www.hallvw.clara.co.uk/type3/T3pbo/T3pb1-60.htm attached to item 4 here (lower fan housing outlet duct) http://www.hallvw.clara.co.uk/type3/T3pbo/T3pb1-36.htm It's one of those things.. If You have the 2 items attached to each other ...
by purplepeter
4th October 2018 - 6:40pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: New radio in my car
Replies: 13
Views: 122

Re: New radio in my car

I can't quite decide if You're old enough to know about Aerial trimming & interference suppression David?
by purplepeter
27th September 2018 - 4:33pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Type 3 fuel tank
Replies: 5
Views: 79

Re: Type 3 fuel tank

That's a FI tank Danny!
by purplepeter
19th September 2018 - 12:16pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: fan shroud
Replies: 27
Views: 184

Re: fan shroud

It doesn't affect the fanhousing, but the thicker pump makes you ask the question Different pumps have different sized galleries, so you need to keep an eye on whether the galleries align between case & pump & on the sizes of galleries Big galleries on pump/small on case would give you stonking oil ...
by purplepeter
19th September 2018 - 8:47am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: fan shroud
Replies: 27
Views: 184

Re: fan shroud

Were Barry & Rich overseeing the build?
Just wondering if anyone checked that the oil galleries in pump/case lined up ok?
by purplepeter
17th September 2018 - 1:26pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: fan shroud
Replies: 27
Views: 184

Re: fan shroud

Can't be... the engine support bar goes over the oil pump nuts
Look at the support bar/ heat exchanger area
by purplepeter
16th September 2018 - 7:29pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: fan shroud
Replies: 27
Views: 184

Re: fan shroud

I should really have said Fan!

It needs to sit right in its position- you might have it caught up on something

Fanhousing should be vertical, so check it's not at a funny angle

then loosen the pinch bolt on the linkage
by purplepeter
16th September 2018 - 7:28pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: fan shroud
Replies: 27
Views: 184

Re: fan shroud

And by the way, Your lovely new dissy clamp looks good, but it needs to be under the dissy, not resting on the block as it was in yesterdays photo!
by purplepeter
16th September 2018 - 7:25pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: fan shroud
Replies: 27
Views: 184

Re: fan shroud

I would suspect that the rear of the fan shroud isn't properly seated & that You've set the relay lever/thermostat linkage in the wrong position?
Whip the impeller off & the head tin on 1 & 2, slacken the pinch bolt on the linkage, then loosen the back of the housing & give it a wiggle
by purplepeter
14th September 2018 - 8:20am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Garage sale in Bath 8/9 September
Replies: 61
Views: 762

Re: Garage sale in Bath 8/9 September

Sorry it's taken me so long to get to this guys! Massive thanks to all that came down- We had a highly successful weekend, to the extent that most of it now fits inside one side of the garage! I had a bit of a brainwave on Saturday night, that resulted in one representative of each club being invite...
by purplepeter
12th September 2018 - 9:57am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Brake Problem
Replies: 21
Views: 207

Re: Brake Problem

Don't dismantle the calipers Graham.. All the advice I've ever seen was that You shouldn't, & I've certainly never seen a Torque figure published
by purplepeter
12th September 2018 - 9:00am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Brake Problem
Replies: 21
Views: 207

Re: Brake Problem

Type 3's do tend to be a pain to bleed, Graham, so You're not the first to encounter problems! You'll forgive me for raising these points? Shoes adjusted? pushrod adjustment checked? (freeplay) New components compared to old? New brake fluid? What kind of quantity of fluid have You pulled through? A...
by purplepeter
7th September 2018 - 10:40pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Garage sale in Bath 8/9 September
Replies: 61
Views: 762

Re: Garage sale in Bath 8/9 September

Theres a nicer fuel filler in Your Heap Dave!
Is it worth saving the lenses off headlights even if reflectors are knackered?
by purplepeter
6th September 2018 - 10:06pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Garage sale in Bath 8/9 September This weekend
Replies: 15
Views: 181

Re: Garage sale in Bath 8/9 September This weekend

if you have an idle moment Dave, post a pic of fuel pipe!
Seats look like they're sold unfortunately, but I've told the guy you want the cables out of His old ones
I found a clutch cyl & it's destined to stow away in Broadys car.
Have a shufti too at the gearbox in pics & tell me?
by purplepeter
5th September 2018 - 10:31pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Type 3 original decals
Replies: 16
Views: 183

Re: Type 3 original decals

there is/was someone knocking them out years ago
by purplepeter
5th September 2018 - 5:33pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Garage sale in Bath 8/9 September
Replies: 61
Views: 762

Re: Garage sale in Bath 8/9 September

And its not uncommon to take a grinder to a 3 bolt door, thus making it a 2 bolt