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by purplepeter
16th January 2020 - 10:13pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Stanford Hall Sunday 3rd May
Replies: 13
Views: 158

Re: Stanford Hall Sunday 3rd May

Obviously Danny, Please keep a spot for Dave & I guess larry & lin will want one
I'm giving it a miss this year but going up the fosseway to Aircooled campout in July
by purplepeter
11th January 2020 - 6:49pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine temp gauge
Replies: 9
Views: 70

Re: Engine temp gauge

A T piece under the oil Pressure switch There are basically 2 types of op gauge- Electrical & Mechanical.. sender for the electrical type is big & bulky, but it's a simple matter of threading 1 or 2 wires depending on sender, through the car to the engine bay. Mechanical types have no sender as such...
by purplepeter
10th January 2020 - 6:45pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine temp gauge
Replies: 9
Views: 70

Re: Engine temp gauge

Personally, I think Oil pressure is the best bet
by purplepeter
9th January 2020 - 10:09pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Engine temp gauge
Replies: 9
Views: 70

Re: Engine temp gauge

As long as you buy the Gauge & Sender that are compatible with each other, it's a doddle Oil temp Gauge- Use a sump plug sender https://www.machine7.com/product.php?xProd=3268&xSec=2700 & Gauge https://www.machine7.com/product.php?xProd=10990&xSec=2698 Cyl Head Temp should come with a thermocouple t...
by purplepeter
9th January 2020 - 7:25pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Type 3 - variant 1971 - low rpm, stalling, before engine warms up
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Re: Type 3 - variant 1971 - low rpm, stalling, before engine warms up

I would suggest the first thing to do, is give it a good service- Valve clearances, clean/replace plugs (& fit them tightly), check points gap, check that both cut off valves are screwed in properly, check the connections to the balance pipe & just lightly nip up all of the screws in the carb tops t...
by purplepeter
1st January 2020 - 10:57pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Welcome Kirk Nicholls & Ian Elver
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Welcome Kirk Nicholls & Ian Elver

Just a welcome to the forum
Ian is about to become the owner of a Notch & Kirky runs old friends show, as well as working for uncle Jeff Lawrence
by purplepeter
22nd December 2019 - 10:12pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Merriness to all!
Replies: 8
Views: 132

Re: Merriness to all!

It's known as the Christmas grump round here, but I'm always willing to share the grumpiness if needed!
by purplepeter
22nd December 2019 - 10:10pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning
Replies: 213
Views: 6648

Re: 71 Fast Back Recommissioning

May I suggest a teeny modification? That metal pipe stub that comes out behind the tail lights is the drain from rear window louvres.. left in it's natural state it's what causes the rear bumper mounts to rot out, as the water just sits between the body & rear wing The suggested modification is to s...
by purplepeter
21st December 2019 - 10:20pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Merriness to all!
Replies: 8
Views: 132

Re: Merriness to all!

Get well soon James
and.. Humbug!
by purplepeter
16th December 2019 - 5:58pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Swing axle gearbox fulcrum plates wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: Swing axle gearbox fulcrum plates wanted

I've got a swing axle box down the garden, so You're welcome to the daisy plates out of that ( I'm fairly sure theyre in there, but will check).. I flogged the short axles to tris a few years ago, so He has the fulcrum plates & bearing covers.. I'd suggest you ask him to sell you the fulcrum plates
by purplepeter
15th December 2019 - 5:15pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Type 3 Fastback Repair Panels
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Type 3 Fastback Repair Panels

See Here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=14670

Konny makes very nice sills
Bert's email is on that page & is well known & respected, so highly recommended
by purplepeter
28th November 2019 - 5:31pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Type 3 Exhaust Tail Pipe (Early) - Sold!
Replies: 12
Views: 390

Re: Type 3 Exhaust Tail Pipe (Early)

Price might be helpful?
by purplepeter
26th November 2019 - 8:54am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 629
Views: 59024

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Or.. Fasty had centrelines on when I bought her, so in one of my sheds there's a set of chrome/shiny wheel bolts which could easily find themselves heading in Your direction
by purplepeter
26th November 2019 - 8:25am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 629
Views: 59024

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Just double check the wheelbolt size chaps! I'd expect a modern vw to be 17mm, but the Fasty will be 19mm Might avoid you both wasting money on postage! GT beetle wheels had plastic caps on the 19mm bolts though https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GT-wheel-bolt-covers-centre-cap-for-VW-Beetle/371423020618?ha...
by purplepeter
15th November 2019 - 7:55am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 411 sedan handling?
Replies: 23
Views: 599

Re: 411 sedan handling?

The Toyo tyres are VERY noisy!
Nankang much better!
by purplepeter
3rd November 2019 - 4:39pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: 411 sedan handling?
Replies: 23
Views: 599

Re: 411 sedan handling?

I'd recommend reading up posts by Shawn71, who went through his suspension/steering a few years ago Here's one bit so you can find him! http://www.vwtype3and4club.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=11960&p=58755#p58755 He's a lovely guy, so I'm sure he wouldn't mind a pm or we can point you towards h...
by purplepeter
1st November 2019 - 2:11pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Parts sources
Replies: 6
Views: 1120

Re: Parts sources

If I've missed anything, please let me know & I'll add it to the list!
by purplepeter
27th October 2019 - 11:58am
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Parts sources
Replies: 6
Views: 1120

Parts sources

I thought it was time for an updated list of spares sources, but I'm reluctant to delete the old thread as there is still good information in there, so rather than Delete, I've unlocked it & We'll allow it to gradually fade into obscurity! It's impossible to categorise parts availability from all of...
by purplepeter
18th October 2019 - 9:30am
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Chrome screen surrounds
Replies: 15
Views: 690

Re: Chrome screen surrounds

Try asking Simon Kelley Otherwise it's worth a phone call to people such as Desi Yates & The German junkies. Mick Tattersall (Kinkymick) may have some, I can't remember Richie at Karmann Konnection & coolair both import from isp/wcm & have said in the past that they'd be happy to bring stuff in for ...
by purplepeter
4th October 2019 - 6:24pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Brake advice
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: Brake advice

For the correct hoses refer to this: http://www.vwtype3and4club.org.uk/partswap.php Heritage sell rear drums, but they are crap when compared to originals- I got new ones from Paruzzi, but they no longer have in stock https://www.paruzzi.com/uk/type-3/rear-axle-differential/rear-axle-rear-brake-drum...
by purplepeter
27th September 2019 - 8:44am
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: various type 3 engine bits
Replies: 3
Views: 436

Re: various type 3 engine bits

(I'm not convinced that's Type 3 Broady!)
by purplepeter
18th September 2019 - 10:22am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Anyone in Cheltenham worth using for service etc?
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Anyone in Cheltenham worth using for service etc?

I've emailed you Barry's details
by purplepeter
18th September 2019 - 9:16am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Anyone in Cheltenham worth using for service etc?
Replies: 3
Views: 222

Re: Anyone in Cheltenham worth using for service etc?

Barry Tudor
I'll find out his details