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by purplepeter
18th March 2019 - 11:42pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Replacing door window scrapers
Replies: 7
Views: 4936

Re: Replacing door window scrapers

I think Simon Kelley is about to start selling them Broady!
I can vouch that the gsf brazillian ones are crap- rubber is too soft!
I think you can also buy type 2 rubbers that are much more beefy
by purplepeter
16th March 2019 - 1:18pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling Flaps return spring.
Replies: 18
Views: 57

Re: Cooling Flaps return spring.

It's worth mentioning also that you must use the copper bellows type of thermostat, NOT the newer waxstat type, which fails by default in the closed position!
by purplepeter
16th March 2019 - 10:37am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling Flaps return spring.
Replies: 18
Views: 57

Re: Cooling Flaps return spring.

Although the normal fail position of the thermostat is for it to expand, it's perfectly possible for it to fail not fully open & for the bracket etc to get fouled up with oil/road grime etc, making it sticky. The spring ensures that the flaps open fully whatever the condition of everything else Just...
by purplepeter
15th March 2019 - 11:38pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling Flaps return spring.
Replies: 18
Views: 57

Re: Cooling Flaps return spring.

Yes Kaddy, It's vital!
Small hook on spring goes through a hole in Right hand flap, Bigger hook goes onto the relay lever (fairly self explanatory when you see how it lines up)
http://www.hallvw.clara.co.uk/type3/T3pbo/T3pb1-37c.htm
by purplepeter
5th March 2019 - 11:13pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: distributor return spring
Replies: 7
Views: 33

Re: distributor return spring

The copper tail normally goes to the moving plate
by purplepeter
28th February 2019 - 6:19pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 3 Clock (late model) HELP!!
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Re: Type 3 Clock (late model) HELP!!

Have a read of this!: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=76
by purplepeter
17th February 2019 - 11:25pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 3 clocks
Replies: 6
Views: 79

Re: Type 3 clocks

That other clock jumped out at me Yesterday, & It's 77mm again
by purplepeter
17th February 2019 - 11:24pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Washer Bottle Cap & Tube.
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: Washer Bottle Cap & Tube.

You wouldn't be able to blow through, unless the white tab was depressed by being in the neck of a bottle!
by purplepeter
12th February 2019 - 6:55pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 3 clocks
Replies: 6
Views: 79

Re: Type 3 clocks

I never push mine back in properly, as its a pain to get out again! I measured 2 this afternoon for You- Both 77mm from front face of bezel to back of mechanism- didn't measure the further protrusion of the spade terminal though. 1 was fasty's, T'other came out of Dave's squareback MUM I've got a gr...
by purplepeter
8th February 2019 - 7:14pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: ultrasonic cleaners
Replies: 8
Views: 78

Re: ultrasonic cleaners

Although you might have guessed that I've been toying with the idea for quite a while, I blame broady entirely for my decision this morning to bite the bullet & buy one! There's so little difference in price between the 6L & 10L versions that it made sense to buy the bigger one! I may have been slig...
by purplepeter
7th February 2019 - 10:39am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 3 fuse board relays
Replies: 4
Views: 37

Re: Type 3 fuse board relays

Have you got a Brown Bentley?
Section 6, P 29!

FYI Rear screen & eber relays are under the back seat
by purplepeter
3rd February 2019 - 11:39am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: ultrasonic cleaners
Replies: 8
Views: 78

Re: ultrasonic cleaners

So do you literally chuck the parts in & they come out sparkly? or is further manual effort needed?
by purplepeter
2nd February 2019 - 11:03pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: ultrasonic cleaners
Replies: 8
Views: 78

Re: ultrasonic cleaners

Well done Broady!
Brilliant idea for a discussion thread !
What brands/sizes of tanks are You guys using?/ Would recommend?
by purplepeter
29th January 2019 - 11:38pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Type 3 Upper Axle Bearings - New
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: Type 3 Upper Axle Bearings - New

For Your next trick Mike, How about making the bushes more readily available?- I've got some, but they were a bugger to find & Other people must be in the same boat?
by purplepeter
28th January 2019 - 11:18pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 181
Views: 9731

Re: '67 Square continued.....

At risk of stating the obvious, You can wire brush the spindle at the back of the housing too
First having ascertained that it's a 12V fanhousing!
by purplepeter
28th January 2019 - 8:12pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 181
Views: 9731

Re: '67 Square continued.....

I dealt with a seized one recently, on Dereks Razor Wire brush the exposed ends, make sure you've removed the circlips at each end, then a little gentle heat/not so gentle swearing & copious whallops with a hammer Measure the cooler galleries & let me know- I have a couple of spares with diff size g...
by purplepeter
28th January 2019 - 8:07pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Headlight Bowls
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: Headlight Bowls

Yes!
I initially said No, they weren't the same, but couldn't offer any recollection of where I got that from
by purplepeter
28th January 2019 - 10:43am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Headlight Bowls
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Headlight Bowls

Asking for a friend! Koen, (Starsky from Belgium) is building a race car & wants to know if Type 3 Headlight bowls (ie the metal bowl in the wing) are the same as Type 1? I've tried the argument that race car= non working headlight & therefore doesn't matter, but He wants it to be right! Can anyone ...
by purplepeter
27th January 2019 - 11:48am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 181
Views: 9731

Re: '67 Square continued.....

If all else fails, I've got a folding engine hoist, which is what I use to move engines around- You're very welcome to borrow it for a few weeks!
by purplepeter
26th January 2019 - 8:24pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 181
Views: 9731

Re: '67 Square continued.....

Bloody Hell Simon!
Now I feel very guilty for not having messaged you to check you were ok!
My knee isn't really up to helping lift it out, but I'm sure Sarah or Jeff would pop over to help You
by purplepeter
22nd January 2019 - 1:41pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Stanford Hall club display, Sunday 5th May
Replies: 22
Views: 401

Re: Stanford Hall club display, Sunday 5th May

Please put Me down for the moment & We'd better assume that Dave will be coming
by purplepeter
19th January 2019 - 6:27pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Is a 1975 Porsche 911 starter motor compatible with my 1970 T3 Auto Squareback
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: Is a 1975 Porsche 911 starter motor compatible with my 1970 T3 Auto Squareback

Theres an auto gearbox on ebay at the mo- supposedly removed from a working car, so might be worth a message to the seller?
by purplepeter
19th January 2019 - 10:05am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: Gearbox repairs
Replies: 25
Views: 278

Re: Gearbox repairs

Yes!
by purplepeter
17th January 2019 - 7:55pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: Gearbox repairs
Replies: 25
Views: 278

Re: Gearbox repairs

pics aren't showing chaps!